Monday, October 8, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
We are already seeing some gold watch manufacturer's raising the prices of their watches and others attaching a surcharge for the amount that gold rises above the $600.00 per ounce benchmark.
Here is a live active chart for the price of gold from the folks at Kitco:
As I write this entry gold is hovering around $733.00 per ounce, the highest prices in over 30 years.
Ultimately this will affect the prices of gold electroplated watches, too. And the gold jewelry on our Gem of the Day website is being heavily affected.
The good news is that all the gold you already own is increasing in value. Certainly it has always made sense to have gold, precious metals and other commodities as part of your savings portfolio. But your gold jewelry is increasing in value, too!!
If you're planning to purchase a gold watch or gold jewelry please callus TOLL FREE at 1 (888) 243-6329 and we can discuss the best values and the opportunities presented by certain manufacturers who are holding the line on increases at this time.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Luminox Watch Company has been gradually introducing new versions of all their most popular models over this past year. All the new models carry the "EVO" signature, which Luminox tells us is short for "evolved." And that indeed is what Luminox is trying to accomplish.
Virtually all the classic Luminox models have been around for the last ten years. These were groundbreaking watches when Luminox introduced them but they have now been copied by other so-called military brands. A few watch companies, most notably Smith & Wesson (also offered by Gem of the Day and Time4Tritium), have even copied the TRITIUM ILLUMINATION of the Luminox.
So Luminox decided to reinvent their best selling watches for three very important reasons:
- Luminox wanted truly unique and original styling. They wanted styles that would be "exclusive" and they wanted to own the copyright on the styles. They felt that having original styles would make the brand more desirable. And, because others had copied the old Luminox styles, they felt the old look had become commonplace.
- The new styling coming out of Switzerland is much larger and bolder. Even though Luminox watches were larger than average men's watches, the direction of styling for men's timepieces was even bigger and bolder. Since Luminox competes with brands like Tag Heuer and Brietling, they wanted to have offerings as fresh and exciting as their Swiss competitors.
- Technology has changed and evolved and Luminox wanted to incorporate the latest Swiss technology. The new watches have improved features such as color Tritium illumination and dual window "BIG DATE" functions. Luminox wanted to make sure they were at the leading edge of Swiss technology.
As you can see from the picture at the top of this article, Luminox has really succeeded. The new "EVO" Series II Navy Seals Dive Watches are 5 millimeters wider with a larger, easier to read dial. Notice the numerals are larger and bolder on both the dial and the rotating bezel.
And the new Nylon Velcro strap is larger and wider. It's more comfortable and looks better. People who see it in our showroom can't understand why Luminox didn't do this sooner!
The watch has the traditional Navy Seals look, but it has "evolved" to a more modern, rugged version.
Many more pictures, including all seven available dial colors, and complete specifications are available on our two websites offering the EVO Navy Seals Series II Watches:
Friday, August 3, 2007
UPDATE: 8/10/2007 - The bracelet model JY0000-53E has also arrived and is available for IMMDEIATE DELIVERY!
The really good news was that our first shipment was larger than we anticipated so we do have a small additional quantity available if you order quickly. This watch is so important we are offering it through all three of our Internet Websites. Feel free to order it through any of these links:
Top Flight Watches: Citizen Skyhawk AT, model JY0000-02E
Gem of the Day: Citizen Skyhawk AT, model JY0000-02E
Time 4 Tritium: Citizen Skyhawk AT, model JY0000-02E
Here are our first impressions. We will have new, additional photography and more information on our websites in the next few days.
First, the orange LED backlight for the digital displays is excellent! It's much brighter than we had anticipated with good coverage and no glare. This feature alone will win over virtually all older Citizen Skyhawk owners.
The normal black on gray LCD display has good contrast and is easy to read in both indoor light and bright sunlight.
We LOVE the analog battery charge display. This display is always on unless you are checking the Radio Control Atomic Clock setting. All our watches arrived fully charged and ready to operate.
Another great and unexpected feature is the home city LCD window that shows you the setting for the ANALOG display. This is a great feature when you are setting the watch to different time zones. The watch also has a permanent home city 24 hour subdial so you know the exact daypart for your analog setting.
This "home city" 24 hour subdial is completely separate from the 24 hour UTC or ZULU time subdial (below the 12'clock position on the watch face). All of this is so intuitive that this quickly becomes the perfect world time watch! The fact that Citizen also recognized the need to set up the watch for 29 time zones (instead of the original 22 time zones on older models) makes this a full fledged world time computer.
The watch will attempt to "sync" with the atomic clock three times each night (at 2 am, 3 am and 4 am). We were able to initiate the "on demand" sync at about 6 pm here in Mississippi, but only by going outdoors. We expect night reception will be vastly better, but we will keep you informed.
Since the watch is extremely accurate, there should be no problems if your watch fails to "sync" each night.
We'll file some additional reports here in the next few days, but our first impressions are extremely favorable. The only real problem we anticipate will be the previously announced lack of availability. If you are going to want one of these watches this fall or Christmas, please order very, very early. They will be sold out.
Friday, July 20, 2007
The problem? Well, for the most part, they are often too hard to hear. Unless you are in a quiet room by yourself, you may completely miss out on whatever it was you were trying to remember.
The solution? The New Bulova Marine Star Vibro-Alarm Watch. Finally! A watch alarm that you can actually use. Bulova has really done it this time! And frankly, I'm not sure why it's not a requirement for all watches. That's right, I said Vibro-Alarm, as in Vibration. This innovative time piece gives you a choice of either a traditional Audible alarm or a Vibrating one! Inside the watch is a small weighted vibrating mechanism which notably "Pulses" when the alarm is activated. In a crowd? In class? At the Post Office? No problem. No matter where you are, or how loud the environment, this watch has you covered.
Plus you get the advantages of a Silent Alarm. You may not want to announce to everyone else that it is time to take your meds. Once again, No Problem. Set the watch to vibrate and no one knows but you. Now, you may be asking "Is it hard to use?" Most certainly not. This is actually one of the easiest to use alarm watches ever designed. No confusing set-ups or pulling buttons. Just easy, intuitive operation. Anyone can operate this watch and we highly recommend it for anyone who is looking for a alarm watch. Especially for those of us who are a little hard of hearing and or work in a loud environment.
Couple all of this with a great looking case and bracelet design and you get a truly magnificent timepiece. Do yourself a favor and check this watch out today. You will not be disappointed. One "touch" and you too, will be sold.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
The promise and the power of the Internet are close to being realized with this dazzling news, sport and analysis web site. For any fan of the Tour or of bicycle racing, this is a wondrous site full of features and information.
The Tour itself began in London (yes, London!!) back on July 7th and runs through the end of July. It is tragic that drug use and controversy have tainted the race. This journey through rural France is worth watching for the scenery alone. The countryside is simply beautiful.
In keeping with the theme of the Tour de France, Gem of the DayTM has introduced six new Festina Tour de France Alarm Chronograph Watches for our sport and athletic customers.
We continue to strongly recommend the Festina Tour de France models to anyone who is active in any sport. It is simply the best, toughest and easiest to use of all alarm chronographs. No one has ever designed an easier to use alarm function. It's simple to set the alarm time and you can verify the fact the alarm is set at a glance.
Click on the following link and you can see the new color dial and color padded and stitched strap Festina Tour de France watches.
TECHNORATI TAGS: FESTINA TOUR DE FRANCE WATCHES TIMEPIECES CHRONOGRAPH ALARM WATCH BICYCLE RACING BICYCLE RACING WATCH ATHLETES WATCH
Thursday, May 24, 2007
With the recent change in factory making Luminox Watches in Switzerland we have had a few comments (and a few complaints) that color dials for the Luminox Series I Watches and Series II Navy Seals Dive Watches are less intense. The blue is more of a baby blue and the yellow is more of a light yellow.
Most customers are unaware of the change and many like the new colors, but.......
We were very intrigued by the all new UZI Color Watches just introduced by the folks at Smith & Wesson-UZI. These watches are really hot! The dial colors are intense and bright and the yellow gold UZI logo looks fantastic, too.
As you can see from our advertising art work at the top of this article, the price of $74.99 is terrific, too. Like the Luminox Series I and Series II watches, this UZI has a composite case (reinforced polyester), but it is water resistant to 200 meters. And the UZI has a screw down crown, a nice feature. The case back is stainless steel and held by 4 screws.
How do they get the price so low? The TRITIUM ILLUMINATION is only on the hour and minute hand and the 12 o'clock, 6 o'clock and 9 o'clock position, NOT at all numbers and NOT on the second hand or the rotating bezel. And the watches are assembled in the far east, using a Swiss movement and Swiss H3 Tritium gas tubes for illumination.
In making a choice, keep in mind the Luminox is all Swiss and has full tritium Illumination. And the Luminox is made to the exacting U.S. Navy Seals specifications (MIL Spec. # W-4637 4F).
But, all factors considered, these new UZI watches are a real bargain and a perfect 2nd Summer Sport watch or a perfect watch for kids! It is offered only on our Time 4 Tritium Website. Just click this LINK for more information.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
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