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Thursday, 6 June 2013

Watch Designers: A Long Time Tradition

Watches have been around since the 17th century.  After the 1920’s the wristwatch became popular. Ever since there have been many watch designers. Some have been around for decades. Since then watches have been considered more than just a timepiece, they have become a fashion statement. The longest operating watch company is Gallet, a high-end Swiss manufacturer dating back to 1826. The most popular watch in The United States is Rolex. Rolex was founded in 1905. Some of Rolex innovations are:

·         The “Oyster”, the world's first waterproof wristwatch was created in 1926.
·         The automatically changing date on the dial came from Rolex watch makers.
·         The first wristwatch to show dual time zones was another innovation.
·         Chronometer certification for a wristwatch was earned by the Rolex watch makers.

The top ten watch designers preferred in the United States in 2012 are as follows:

1.       Rolex
2.       Omega
3.       Breitling
4.       Patek Philippe
5.       Panerai
6.       IWC
7.       AudemarsPiguet
8.       Jaeger-LeCoultre
9.       TAG Heuer
1.       Cartier

In choosing your first fine jewelry watch, you should consider why you want to buy one. There are many reasons you could want a designer watch including adding a distinct touch to your business attire, or maybe you just like luxury items.  Whatever your reason you should consider consulting with a professional on which direction to take.

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