Industry Loses Watch Veteran Steve Shonebarger

Sadly, last night, Steve Shonebarger, a 25-year-plus veteran in the watch and jewelry world, passed away. He had just been on an overseas trip  in his capacity as Vice President of Wholesale USA with deGrisogono. I first met Steve Shonebarger back in the early 1990’s when I was writing about watches and jewelry and he was…

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BaselWorld 2015: Taming the Beast

We are officially back.Easily the biggest watch exhibition of the year, BaselWorld is a beast waiting to be tamed.This year we worked eight days straight from 8 am to 10 pm to cover the show. In fact, over the course of the eight days there, we saw nearly 100 watch brands — and saw dozens of…

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Storage Wars: BaselWorld 2015 Winning USBs

Every year we poke a little fun at the seriousness of BaselWorld by deciding which watch brand gave us the coolest looking USB sticks that contain the brand’s press releases and images.  These powerful sticks, in fact, hold the keys of information close to the vest. So, who won this year? MB&F with the Melchior…

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He did What with that Rolex Watch? Take this USA President’s Day Quiz

Here in the USA, it’s President’s Day. Right from our very first president, these guys had their own quirks and habits. And, they wore watches. Here we bring you a brief President’s Day Quiz. 1 – What President refused – initially to accept his salary? 2- Who was the first president to be born in…

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Cheers! Here’s to a Bright and Healthy 2015!

As the new year nears, we want to take a few minutes to wish everyone a wonderful year, filled with success, health, happiness and time – time to do what matters most to you.For me, time is the most precious gift of all. Sometimes, I admit, I have squandered it– working late into the night instead…

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