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Murano Watch Styles

August 29, 2012 1 comment

    Bring home a small piece of the beauty of Venice with a watch that features the timeless
elegance of Murano glass. Many Murano watch styles feature the ever-popular Millefiori technique, implementing “a thousand flowers” into the design, instantly making the timepiece your favorite accessory. Simple yet classy, Murano bangle watch bracelets transform any outing to a day in Venice, while a Murano Millefiori watch face with a smart leather strap mixes casual comfort with chic Italian fashion. Each of the Murano watch styles are guaranteed to be one-of-a-kind because the glass is made by hand, so slight variations in color and design will occur, making your watch truly unique to you, and of course, a work of art.

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GreatTiming Presents Porsamo Bleu Watches

July 23, 2012 1 comment

Porsamo Bleu Watches are considered some of the most elegant timepieces in the world. The jewelry itself is created largely by a famous third generation jeweler called Moe Afshar and his partner Krisztina Csupo. The two of them have been focused on fashion and creative design for many decades together. The two of them together have both the talent and the educational background to pull off a great clout in the watch making industry. They have created memorable timepieces that will be used and revered for decades yet to come.

What is the history of Porsamo Bleu Watches?

Porsamo Bleu Watches originate from the family run business that Ata Afshar, the grandfather of Moe Afshar started. Ata was a master goldsmith in Iran, in that famous ancient city of fine art and fine wine – Shiraz. He managed his business single handedly from 1915 until the 1980s at which point he began handing over control to his son, Jalal. Jalal continued the family tradition and passed on everything his father had taught him about making fine jewelry to his son, Moe.

Moe met Krisztina Csupo and the two of them partnered up to create and model some of the most beautiful jewelry pieces in the world. Porsamo Bleu Watches have since become an icon for elegance, beauty, ancient style and art. The company is based in Los Angeles at the moment.

What are Porsamo Bleu Watches like?

Porsamo Bleu Watches are made from a variety of materials and can be worn by both men and women alike. They are designed in a unisex manner. They are mostly rounded and their most classical pieces are perfectly circular. But later on, their most recent designs have been reminiscent of squares or other polygons while still retaining that classic round shape that they have become iconic from.

New Circa Watches Squidoo

There has been such a positive response to our android watches squidoo that we have created one for circa watches. If you are not familiar with squidoo you should definitely check it out. You can find content on almost any topic under the sun there. If you’re interested in being a squidoo publisher it can be a great help to your anchor web site.

Android Watches on Squidoooooo

January 9, 2012 Leave a comment

Check out this Squidoo Lens about Android Watches. We love Squidoo and so should you! Also browse GreatTiming.net’s great selection of Android Watches!

ODM Illumi Watches

September 15, 2011 Leave a comment

O.D.M. (Original, Dynamic, Minimalistic) Watches have out done themselves with their new illumi Series. The illumi series, short for illuminate, is one of the most creative designs of 2011 and features a completely original display. In “on” mode, the watch’s LED display lights up the time in colorful digits and chimes at the start of every hour. The illumi series is very colorful and will appeal to anyone with a desire to stand out from the crowd!

ODM Watches – View GreatTiming.net’s Inventory to find the right ODM Watch for you.

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GreatTiming.net Featured in Comstock’s Magazine July 2011

GreatTiming.net and owners Caroline Liss and Dana Porter are featured in the July 2011 issue of Comstock Magazine.  Comstock Magazine highlights businesses in the Sacramento California area.  The article gives interesting insight into the history of GreatTiming.net going all the way back to when the business was run out of Caroline & Dana’s garage 🙂  Thank you to Comstock Magazine, Linda DuBois and Ken James.

Feature: July 2011


Selling Time

An Internet business outgrows a garage and moves to Elk Grove
Story by Linda DuBois | Photo by Ken James

There’s a married couple in Elk Grove who would be happy to give you the time of day. They’d be even happier to sell it to you.

Dana Porter and Caroline Liss are the owners of Great Timing Inc., an authorized online wristwatch dealer of more than 85 brands at prices ranging from about $20 to thousands.

They’ve heard the rumor that watches are becoming obsolete as clocks can be found on cell phones, mp3 players and other portable devices. Indeed, in about 2006, news reports abounded about declining wristwatch sales among America’s teens and young adults, who view them as unnecessary.

But even if people don’t need watches to tell time, sales figures suggest they still want them for other reasons. According to the Watch Dealers Network, a partner of The International Watch and Jewelry Guild, the watch industry has seen an increase in revenue of 300 percent since 2001, in part due to high-end sales of limited editions to collectors. The 2007 Economic Census showed that California had 2,173 watch shops with $579.74 million in sales, but those figures were collected before the recession hit. Great Timing sold roughly 10,000 watches last year, about 25 percent during Christmas season.

Read the Full Article Here »

It’s Trade Show Time!

Hi Folks!  Well, we’re kind of new to this blog thing, but here goes…

My name is Dana and I’m 1/2 of Great Timing.  My wife, Caroline is the other half.  After peeking at a couple of other watch blogs, I can see that we have some work ahead of us.  Please bear with us as we refine the appearance and content of this blog.  In the future I plan to share information that our customers and watch lovers everywhere will find useful (and maybe a little entertaining).

We have been retailing watches, sunglasses and some jewelry items via the Internet for over 10 years and have always prided ourselves on our Great selection, Great customer service and free shipping!  We are constantly adding new models so there’s always something new to check out at www.greattiming.net.

You can monitor our Deal of  the Day by “liking” us on Facebook and “following” us on Twitter.  We also have a business listing on Yelp.

Coming up for Great Timing :  In June, we head to Las Vegas to attend the huge watch and jewelry show (JCK).  This is a massive convergence of buyers and sellers in the industry and we always come away from the show with one or more new watch lines (and sometimes we even get a couple of freebies for ourselves, LOL!).

Check this blog soon for info from the show!

Best,

Dana, Great Timing Inc.

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