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Watches: about its origin and history

But the past 20 years have witnessed a timekeeping revolution that we should appreciate. It started in 1969 with Seiko’s introduction of the electronic quartz watch. Hamilton Watch Co. took another major step the next year and introduced a solid-state electronic watch that displayed figures on a screen. A JC-K article in 1970 called it the “most dramatic step forward […]

Bulova Corporation: congratulations on your 100th anniversary

A reputable, stylish brand-name timepiece carries a certain cachet. Bulova-Wittnauer Special Markets has earned a passionate following among consumers and corporate incentive buyers for over 130 years–with good reason. Bulova-Wittnauer Special Markets offers recognized and trusted brand names such as Bulova, Accutron, Caravelle, Bulova Precisionist Review and Wittnauer that are supported by a dynamic consumer advertising […]

New Pratt engine holds high risk factor

With so many dark blots on the Canadian aerospace scene, Pratt and Whitney Canada Inc. has long been the darling. While other aerospace companies are among the worst Canadian corporate disasters, Montreal-based Pratt and Whitney captured a world market in the 1950s with an innovative engine that still sells well today. Canada is now gambling $100- million […]

Consider the Invicta watches review to buy the best watches

When it comes to the watch making firms the Invicta Watch group has long been one of the most popular and reputed firm to designing and making the top quality time pieces. This respected watch making firm is based out of Florida, however all the movements of the firm is featured in Swiss. The firm […]

The offerings are becoming sweeter in fashion watches

Everywhere Dina Crisco goes, she is reminded of how challenging her job can be. “Everything has a clock on it these days – even your microwave,” says Crisco, vice president of brand management for the designer timepiece category at Geneva Watch Co. in Long Island City, N.Y. “So you have to be realistic that few […]

Time to grow up: fashion watches

The fashion watch market is taking a serious direction in 1990. Coming off a decade that saw the market flooded with novelty timepieces and dramatic sales increases, the fashion watch industry has headed into the Nineties with a more mature outlook. While executives say there is always a place for novelty watches, that market is […]

Mixed metals: across the board, metals are a hot category – but which tone do you wear?

A two-tone trend in women’s wrist watches appears to be a strong one for the upcoming 1996 holiday season. The two-tone style in watches allows the wearer greater flexibility to wear either gold or silver jewelry, according to Perry Ellis Watches Pres Charles Kriete. Kriete notes that women’swatches are slimming down their silhouettes, with smaller […]

Watching out for novelty

Watch manufacturers are thinking positive for spring. Whether introducing more technically advanced designs or sportier styling, they’re counting on novelty as the key to success and are expecting strong increases in sales. Seiko will focus on continued promotion of the technical advancements it introduced for fall. “We will continue promoting the analogue watch — with […]

Perfect timing

The novelty tide in fashion watches is subsiding, according to manufacturers, who say they see a return to traditional calssics, along with continuing strength in antique looks. “We never got into that fun look,” said Diane McGowen, vice president of production, Carol Dauplaise, New York. “All we’ve really ever done is classic, and I think […]

Plastic fantastic watchmakers have set aside some play time this spring

The latest craze in watches is proving that time doesn’t always have to be precious. Cheap-chic watches that emulate details found on fine men’s sport styles in affordable plastic designs have created a buzz on the retail floor. Many industry executives say they haven’t seen this kind of buzz since Swatch premiered its Swiss-manufactured plastic […]