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Weekend Sojourn: Celebrities and what they Wear

This Thanksgiving week was filled with family visits and mingling with watch aficionados on a more comfortable, easy level, as we all just relaxed and enjoyed good food and wine. One evening in Philadelphia a friend and newly-started watch collector asked me what the celebrities wear – both on and off the big screen.  It…

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Time Capsules: News -Vroom Vroom – Audemars Piguet and Michael Schumacher Make Noise

Michael Schumacher teams up with Audemars Piguet as the brand’s newest icon in the automobile racing arena – a field the company has been part of for years (having sponsored classic car rallies, and having had other auto racing ambassadors).  In a classic car exhibition space in Germany this morning – and via live streaming…

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Time Capsules: Commentary — Book Reviews

Looking for a few good reads?  New on the market are a couple of books that just might be pleasers to certain collectors. For those Patek Philippe lovers, collectors and followers, John Reardon’s second book, Patek Philippe in America Reference Guide, Volume 1, presents close to every Patek Philippe men’s wristwatch and pocket watch produced…

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Off the Cuff: Color Me Mine, Technomarine’s Cruise Steel Camouflage

For the past few weeks I have been wearing the Technomarine Cruise Steel Camouflage watch. Since I don’t hunt or fish, and since I very much love color, I elected to wear the royal purple version of the timepiece. However, it does come in army green, desert sand or ocean blue. Naturally the green and…

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Around the World – Boutique Blitz on Madison Ave

Timepiece lovers who favor the intimacy of watch boutiques have no shortage of options in New York; but lately, these upscale designs seem to be undergoing a revival. Need proof? Stroll no further than Madison Avenue starting at 60th Street, and head north to the mid 70’s. The gang’s all here in fashion and jewelry…

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Around the World: Your First Clock Concert

It’s almost lunchtime at the more than 200-year-old home of the American Watch and Clock Museum in Bristol, CT, and those in the know hightail it to the Barnes wing. Inside, stately grandfather clocks stand beside gracefully carved tall-case clocks, while some 200 other clocks peer from shelves and cases around the room. “Some people…

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Time Capsules: News – Win a Watch – a Chronoswiss watch

I may own a few watches – but I can always go for another one – especially a fine Swiss one. Couldn’t you? Independent, family-owned watch manufacturer Chronoswiss has announced its 2010 edition of the Chronoswiss Holiday Sweepstakes in the United States. Running now through December 31, 2010, watch lovers can vie to win the…

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Weekend Sojourn: Fire and Iceland

It wasn’t too long ago that the raging volcano in Iceland stopped world air traffic and held many captive in airports all over Europe. That active volcano is the source of heat for the tiny island of Iceland – and its amazing geysers and famed Blue Lagoon. When I was in Reykjavik, capital of Iceland…

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