A Little Post-Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday Talk

November 26, 2012 Leave a comment

After the long weekend and much turkey eating and stuffing our faces, it is time for things to go back to normal (at least until Christmas gets a little closer) and for people to start getting back to work. I’m not really too sure about the rest of the country, but up here in Ohio we had an absolutely gorgeous day for thanksgiving. It reminded me of an end of summer day rather than the day of thanksgiving. It had to be about 60 degrees that day. And then the next day was more like November in Ohio because it was absolutely freezing. It was strange, almost surreal, that it was so nice the day of thanksgiving and then as if it hadn’t even happened, we got snow (albeit a very little amount) the very next day. We had an excellent holiday here at the GreatTiming blog, and here’s hoping that you all did as well.

As all of you know, Black Friday is the day after thanksgiving, when shoppers wait in seemingly endless lines at ungodly hours of the early morning so that they can rush stores and re-enact scenes from the LA riots in all of their favorite shopping malls and retail stores across the nation for great deals on everything from plasma screens and electronic devices to this years hot new children’s toys. All for their friends and families. And these people are not messing around. I heard from a few people who braved the Black Friday masses that some shoppers were getting borderline violent over some products and in certain stores. I was told that a local Victoria’s Secret seemed more like an MMA cage fight rather than a retail store. Garments were being thrown, tables over turned, people smashed around. But that is the extent that people will go to for the people that they love. It’s really worth it though considering some of the great deals that some people have gotten on products that could be quite expensive. But is all of the black Friday craze soon to be a thing of the past?

A new shopping trend is taking root, infact it’s going right now as I am typing this, and you can do it from the safety and security of your home right from your couch and your laptop. Forget the lines and the irate shoppers, and leave the football pads at home. Cyber Monday is becoming the new way to get great deals for everybody on your Christmas list this year. Over the past few years online shopping has certainly gained in popularity, to say the least, and now, there is one day where seemingly everyone is offering great deals for those who prefer online shopping. Everything from jewelry, clothing, home accessories, and electronics are being discounted by as much as 65 percent on select products from places such as Amazon right now all across the internet. Some places will have  deals that last all week and wont simply be here for one day. It is expected that so many people will be cashing in on these great deals that companies have had to block many retail websites from being accessed while employees are at work. Could this be the new craze? It certainly seems like it could be that way. I know I would rather get great deals at home on my laptop in my pajamas with a beer in my hand rather than fighting through the horde of orcs at the shopping mall.

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Happy holidays.

Brand Spotlight: Skagen Watches

November 14, 2012 Leave a comment

Skagen is quickly becoming a household name that everybody who is even remotely knowledgeable about the fashion industry knows about. These watches have luxurious designs and are very practical. The brand itself is known for producing hundreds of different styles and each one is uniquely characterized and recognizable from the rest. Let’s take a look at why Skagen could be the next “big” dealer in the watch industry.

Complex Designs

Don’t let the subheading fool you. While Skagen’s watch designs are relatively complex, they are quite simple to the naked eye. Because of this, many people are able to relate to them and use them without worry. They are user-friendly and are made from all different kinds of materials. The unique design of each watch means that you will have something that nobody else does. It also means a longer lifespan for your watch.

High Caliber and Durable

To put simply, Skagen wants you to own a watch that will last for a very long time. Because let’s face it: when you win, so do they. They do their best to deliver high caliber watches are will stand the test of time. Keep in mind that you will pay for what you receive. While these watches can be very expensive, they do make for a good investment. Not to mention, they have amazing re-sale value should you need to sell it later on down the road.

Understanding Water Resistance

October 31, 2012 Leave a comment

When it’s time to choose a wristwatch that defies the elements, understanding water resistance is crucial. Many of today’s high-tech wristwatches feature incredible water resistance that actually allows their wearers to enjoy scuba diving, swimming, showering or boating while they wear their timepieces. However, there are a variety of water resistance levels, so it’s important to understand how water resistance in measured in terms of wristwatches.

Typically, water resistance is measured in meters. If you’re shopping for models with superior water resistance, look for timepieces with higher meter numbers for water resistance. The higher the meter number, the deeper you may go underwater without damaging your new wristwatch. Sometimes, luxury timepieces also feature water resistance ratings that are measured in bars. Again, the higher the bar measurement, the more water-resistant the timepiece will be.

Examples of watch makers who specialize in sporty designs that are very water-resistant include Tag Heuer, Omega, Rolex, and Timex. However, there are thousands of other watch manufacturers that also create designs with some degree of water resistance. The key to finding the right model for your needs is determining how many meters or bars of water resistance you really need. After all, there’s no need to pay extra for incredible water resistance that you won’t even use. You may find water-resistant watches at all price points. However, for almost water-proof designs, it’s best to buy from respected manufacturers who are known for their high-performance wristwatches. Prices for water resistant watches range from one hundred dollars to several hundred thousand dollars; therefore, you’ll have a dizzying array of styles to choose from.

Choosing the Right Watch for a Date

October 21, 2012 Leave a comment

If you’ve got a hot date planned and you want to make a perfect first impression, learning how to choose the right watch for your date will help you to achieve your goal. By coordinating your wristwatch with your preferred date outfit, you’ll be able to look your best while you show off your own personal style. When it comes to choosing the right watch for your date, it’s important to consider your overall image. For example, if you’re planning on wearing jeans and a t-shirt and enjoying a casual evening with your sweetheart, consider donning a casual sports watch (such as a Timex design) or a plastic Swatch. These fun and functional watches will never make you look like you’re trying too hard, and they offer plenty of features, such as luminous faces, colorful straps, and alarms. Typically, you may find these sorts of designs for fifty to one hundred dollars.

For a more formal date, look for elegant style that is the perfect complement to dress pants and a nice shirt. Bulova, Seiko and Circa all create sophisticated watch styles that are ideal accessories for dressier attire. Look for a watch that you’re proud to wear, and always seek out unique style details that give your date night look a touch of originality and beauty. Choose a material that suits your coloring; for example, if you have a warm skin tone, choose yellow gold or rose gold, as it will look perfect with your natural coloring. If your skin tone is cool, you’ll look better in a white gold, silver, or stainless steel wristwatch that brings out the blue and pink tones in your complexion.

Of course, you can’t go wrong with a luxury timepiece, such as a Piaget or Rolex. These classic, collectible designs are crafted to impress, and they make an unforgettable statement. Such wristwatches send a message of status and success, and that’s why many men (and women) enjoy wearing them on big evenings out.

Circa Timepiece Models are Hot

October 12, 2012 Leave a comment

If you’re looking for a vintage-inspired timepiece that adds lots of sophistication to your look, you’ll enjoy learning more about Circa brand watches and exactly why Circa timepiece models are hot right now. At present, many men and women enjoy old-fashioned style elements that recall the golden age of Hollywood or the Art Deco glamour of the 1920s. By choosing Circa brand watches, these discerning customers are able to find the style that they crave, as well as the modern, durable construction that they want. When they select Circa watches, they truly get the best of both worlds, and these designs are more affordable that you may imagine.

To find a Circa timepiece that echoes the style of the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s or 1950s, be sure to use the power of the World Wide Web to search for a range of prospective choices. A variety of Internet retailers offer Circa designs for sale, and prices will vary widely. By comparison shopping for the best styles, prices, features and guarantees, you’ll ensure a pleasant transaction and a superior wristwatch.

Since these watches offer extraordinary style that really stands out, they are perfect choices for every day. Wearing a Circa timepiece that reflects your personal style will be an excellent way to add panache to your work wardrobe, formal outfits, or casual clothes. Luckily, these elegant timepieces are also of very high-quality, so you’ll be likely to enjoy your new design for years to come. While certain models will be somewhat expensive, they will be investment pieces that give you pleasure, while also keeping perfect time over the long term.

Versatile Watches for Work, Dress and Play

October 5, 2012 Leave a comment

If you’re searching for versatile watches for work, dress and play, shopping via the World Wide Web will be a great way to find quality and beauty for the right price. Since online retailers often have much lower overhead than conventional department stores or jewelry stores, it’s possible to get amazing deals on fun and practical timepieces that work with a range of outfits and activities.

Examples of exciting watches to wear for sports or leisure include plastic Swatch models or sporty Timex designs. These types of watches come in a range of colors to suit any taste, and they may usually be purchased for one hundred dollars or less. For affordable dress watches that have a few bells and whistles, such as alarms or sub-dials, check out Seiko or Bulova product lines.

You may view any watchmaker’s products via their official website, and then search for deals on those styles at some of the biggest internet marketplaces, such as eBay.com or Amazon.com. If you’re looking for luxury wristwatches that add panache to formal suiting, search for designs created by Piaget or Rolex. These high-end manufacturers use their artistry and watchmaking skills to design showpieces that really get attention.

By comparison shopping online, you’ll be able to view thousands of watches and make a decision that is perfect for you. Whether you want funky style or total sophistication, you’ll find exactly what you need by checking online retailers and official watchmaking company websites. Look for styles that come with guarantees on parts and labor to ensure that you are protected if your new timepiece malfunctions.

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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