Category: Industry News

March 21, 2017

Breaking Down Baselworld: Everything You Need To Know

If you love the watch industry, you’re more than likely going to hear and see a lot about Baselworld in the next couple of weeks. If you’ve ever wondered what it is, why it’s talked about so much or if you can attend, read on! What is Baselworld? Baselworld is a week-long jewelry and watch… Read More

January 10, 2017

First Timer? 3 Things to Expect at SIHH

Global watch events are the highlight of the year for watch brands, watch retailers, and watch lovers! 2017 kicks off with the first annual event dedicated to the watchmaking world, the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Geneve (SIHH) from January 16 thru January 20. We’re excited to be traveling to Switzerland to experience the… Read More

September 28, 2016

Brand Spotlight: Jaquet Droz

What makes a brand unique? In the case of Jaquet Droz, our September brand of the month, it’s difficult to quantify, since there are so many elements that make the brand stand out. Jaquet Droz began in 1738 when Pierre Jaquet-Droz opened his first clockmaking workshop in Switzerland. From clocks, to automata, to watches, Pierre… Read More

August 23, 2016

A Trip of a Lifetime: My Experience at the 2016 Olympic Games with Omega

If you’ve been watching the Olympic Games over the past couple weeks, you know that timing is everything. That’s where Omega comes in as the official timekeeper of the Olympics. I was fortunate enough to witness their brilliant timing technology first hand as I traveled to Rio with Omega for the start of the Games…. Read More

July 26, 2016

Global Watchmaking: Where Are Your Favorite Timepieces Made?

You’re sporting that luxury watch around town, but do you know where it came from? If you guessed your watch was from Switzerland, there’d be a good chance you were right, but many luxury watch brands are manufactured outside of the ‘Watchmaking Capital of the World.’ Follow us around the globe to see where luxury… Read More

July 19, 2016

Omega: Official Timekeeper of the Olympics

When a thousandth of a second is the difference between gold and silver, timing is pretty important. Since 1932, Omega has acted as the official timekeeper of the Olympic Games on 26 occasions with the 27th quickly approaching. The brand will be in Rio August 5th-21st for the 2016 Olympics timing the hundreds of events… Read More

June 16, 2016

8 Watch Brands Featured on the Silver Screen

We’ve all been there: You’re completely absorbed in a blockbuster movie when, suddenly, an accessory or item of clothing from a brand you love appears on-screen. There’s just something about seeing a brand you identify with in a movie—it’s a thrilling moment! Take a look at these eight watch brands that have been featured on… Read More

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April 12, 2016

Baselworld 2016: Recap With Jamie Hayes

Another Baselworld has come and gone. Learn exclusive details of how Scott and Jamie spent their time! Describe Basel in one word. Amazing! What was your favorite brand exhibit this year and why? Omega just makes great watches for everyone. I love how such a large company can still strive to be on the cutting… Read More

February 24, 2016

Kicking it Old School: What You Should Know about Pocket Watches

Whether you’re an avid collector or just getting into the world of luxury timepieces, pocket watches certainly should not be overlooked. Once considered the most coveted type of watch, pocket watches symbolized status, wealth and authority. Now, while less popular, they still remain common among watch collectors and enthusiasts. What is a pocket watch? A… Read More

February 23, 2016

Running for a Cause at the Los Angeles Marathon

On Sunday, February 14, 2016 dear friends of Feldmar Watch Company – Karen Bradbury and Michael Benavente participated in the Los Angeles Marathon as part of Team Concern Foundation. Karen and Michael ran the race and raised money in memory of Sol Meller, who passed away on November 30, 2015 after a brief battle with… Read More

December 7, 2015

15 Watches to Get Your Hands On in 2016

In the spirit of the holidays, we’re sharing a list of fifteen of the most in-demand watches in 2016 so you can be one of the first to have one. Take your pick, below! Baume & Mercier—Shelby Cobra Two new models of this popular piece celebrate fifty years since the hot-rod house became the first… Read More

October 19, 2015

Buying a Certified Pre-Owned Watch: What You Need to Know

What is a certified pre-owned watch? A pre-owned watch is just that, a watch that has been pre-owned by someone or multiple people. A ‘certified’ pre-owned watch means that it has been inspected by an experienced watchmaker to ensure authenticity. Certified pre-owned watches are generally covered under the manufacturer’s warranty, even if ownership changes throughout… Read More

September 17, 2015

Ask the Experts: What are the Differences Between Quartz and Mechanical Movements?

We’re sure you’ve heard the saying “it’s what’s on the inside that counts” before. Of course you want to love the style of your timepiece but it’s just as important to have an understanding of what’s on the inside too. A movement (or calibre) is the heart of the watch that drives the hands around… Read More

September 9, 2015

Watch Brand Ambassadors in Sports

Celebrity sport ambassadors are utilized in numerous product categories and timepieces are certainly no exception! Quite a few luxury watch brands have high profile partnerships with top athletes. Below is a look at a several well-known watch brands and the famous faces that are associated with them. Longines counts husband and wife tennis legends Stefanie… Read More

September 2, 2015

Ask the Experts: Is My Watch Waterproof, or Water-Resistant?

Without knowing anything about what type of watch you own, we can unequivocally tell you it’s not waterproof. How do we know? Because NO watch is waterproof! A watch has the ability to withstand water pressure, and the degree to which that particular timepiece can withstand said pressure before leaking, is referred to as its… Read More

August 24, 2015

A Guide to Buying Your First Luxury Watch

So, you’re ready to buy your first luxury timepiece? Congratulations! There’s certainly a lot to think about. From what to look for, to where to buy, we’ve rounded up our tips for first time luxury watch buyers. Questions to ask yourself before you begin Before you go shopping for a new luxury timepiece, have concrete… Read More

August 13, 2015

Brand Spotlight: Maurice Lacroix

Contemporary perfection; just two words that hold infinite truths about Swiss watchmaker, Maurice Lacroix. One of the youngest watch brands we work with (born in the early 1990s), Maurice Lacroix has proven time and time again that age is nothing but a number—in fact, here are some numbers watch enthusiasts around the world are continuously… Read More

June 19, 2015

Event Recap: Exclusive Viewing of the Breitling 2015 Product Line-Up

Breitling and LA Magazine hosted an exclusive new product unveiling at Feldmar Watch Company’s flagship location located at 9000 West Pico Boulevard on Thursday, June 18th.  Guests were able to be among the first to  view the latest products available from the independent Swiss manufacturer including several unique limited edition and diamond encrusted pieces.  Breitling… Read More

November 22, 2014

Event Recap: Bulova Celebrates a “History of Firsts in American Watchmaking”

Celebrating “A History of Firsts in American Watchmaking,” Bulova Corporation presented vintage highlights from its 140-year legacy of timekeeping innovation while showcasing its newest creation, the Joseph Bulova Collection First Edition, the world’s first timepiece engineered in pure 24-karat gold, at a special reception held at Los Angeles’ Feldmar Watch Company on November 20, 2014…. Read More

October 23, 2014

Event Recap: Montblanc Celebrates their Villeret Collection

Feldmar Watch Company, Montblanc and LA Magazine hosted a cocktail party on Thursday, October 23rd to celebrate Montblanc’s Villeret Collection. The event was held at the Feldmar Watch Company flagship store at 9000 West Pico Blvd. Guests were treated to live movement demonstrations and an in-depth presentation on the Villiret. The event was the culmination… Read More

September 5, 2014

Event Recap: Kelly Rowland’s TW Steel Timepiece Launch

    TW Steel teamed with Los Angeles-based Feldmar Watch Company last night, Thursday 4th September, to host the official US launch of its brand new Kelly Rowland Canteen Bracelet Special Edition timepiece (TW312 – $650). Kelly Rowland, a global TW Steel brand ambassador since 2011, attended the launch along with TW Steel CEO and… Read More

July 28, 2014

Feldmar Named One of America’s Coolest Stores

Feldmar Watch Company Inc. has been named one of America’s Coolest Jewelry Stores by INSTORE, the magazine for the American jewelry store owner. The Los Angeles business took fourth place in the Big Cool division for stores with six or more employees. A total of 126 stores entered the 13th annual contest that highlights the… Read More