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A Guide to Buying Your First Luxury Watch

Posted on August 24, 2015

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 […]

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

Posted on September 17, 2015

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 […]

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

Posted on October 19, 2015

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 […]

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Precious Cargo: Traveling with a Luxury Timepiece

Posted on November 16, 2015

Your ticket is purchased and your bags are packed. Now, what timepiece are you going to wear on your vacation? Read on for some of our tried and true tips for traveling with a luxury watch. Wear it or pack it in your carry-on When traveling with a luxury watch, never check it with your […]

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Buying Your Child Their First Luxury Watch: Our Best Recommendations

Posted on December 9, 2015

Do you remember your first watch? For some, receiving their first timepiece was a momentous occasion and one that holds a special memory. Whether it’s for a Bat Mitzvah, a big birthday, a graduation or simply ‘just because,’ maybe you’re thinking about buying your child their first watch. Make sure to consider the following before […]

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Surprisingly Easy Ways to Damage Your Luxury Timepiece

Posted on September 13, 2016

Your luxury timepiece is tough but it’s certainly not indestructible. Believe us, we’ve seen it all! Check out these surprisingly easy ways your watch can get damaged and avoid them at all costs. Changing the battery yourself When your watch battery dies, you may be tempted to replace it yourself. How hard could it be, […]

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Ask the Experts: How Should I Store my Luxury Watch?

Posted on October 26, 2016

Just as important as how you care for your watch when you’re wearing it is how you care for it when it’s not on your wrist. Proper storage is the key to protecting your investment and can help ensure your timepiece is around for generations to come. So, how exactly should you store your watch? […]

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How to Properly Care for your Watch Strap

Posted on February 22, 2017

An important part of your timepiece, watch straps come in a variety of materials and colors. When swapped out, they can totally change the look and style of your watch, and a well maintained strap can keep your watch looking like new for years and years to come. Discover our tips for caring for your […]

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Spring Forward! Your Checklist for Daylight Saving Time

Posted on March 8, 2017

Are you ready to turn your clocks and watches forward one hour? The beginning of Daylight Saving Time is coming up on Sunday, March 12, meaning there will be more light in the evening of our days—just the way we like it! Did you know that Daylight Saving Time is now practiced in over 70 […]

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A Deep Dive into the World of Dive Watches

Posted on June 14, 2017

Dive watches are one of the most popular types of watches out there . . . and for good reason. They are durable, rugged, reliable and long-lasting. They are held to such a high standard because if they fail to work when you need them most, the consequences can be catastrophic. To learn more, let’s […]

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What’s the Date? Breaking Down Calendar Complications

Posted on August 2, 2017

How many times have you thought to yourself “what’s the date today?” One highly sought after and frequently used watch complication, or a feature other than telling time, is a calendar indicator. Scroll through to learn about the different types of calendar complications, and see some of our favorite watches that have this feature. Date […]

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Watch Collecting 101: Starting Your Collection

Posted on February 21, 2018

Thinking about starting a luxury watch collection but have no idea where to start? Look no further. Our tips and tricks will help you curate a collection that is sure to be the envy of your watch collecting peers. Starting out When it comes to buying the first luxury watch in your collection, the options […]

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Common Watch Problems & the Importance of Professional Watch Repair

Posted on August 1, 2018

It can be frustrating and alarming when your luxury timepiece fails to work correctly. At Feldmar, we have worked on watches for over 100 years and have repaired just about every type of watch problem you can think of. First things first . . . the importance of professional repair Experience is critical when it […]

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Finding the Right Watch for your Wrist

Posted on September 6, 2019

We’ve all seen it. Someone is wearing a beautiful timepiece BUT it’s just way too big or too small for their wrist or body type. It can be distracting and it can take away from an otherwise stunning watch! While there is no hard and fast set of rules for choosing the correct watch for […]

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A Deep Dive on Water Resistant Watches

Posted on April 16, 2021

There is no such thing as a completely waterproof watch, but water-resistant watches have been around since the 1920s, and many watches today list level of water resistance as one of their features. That’s not surprising, as water is the mortal enemy of watches. But, there’s some confusion as to just what those numbers mean. […]

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Basking in the Glow: Luminescent Watches

Posted on April 30, 2021

Captivating and intriguing, luminescence is arguably one of the “coolest” features a watch can possess. Believe it or not, watches with dials that can be seen in the dark have been around for a while and they used to be made with radioactive (yep, radioactive!) radium. Luckily, they have come a long way since the […]

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Finding the Perfect Watch in 4 Easy Steps

Posted on May 21, 2021

There aren’t many accessories today that pervade the timelessness and aesthetic quality that watches do. For centuries, the humble wristwatch has persisted in being the preferred accessory of men and women who aim for sophistication and style. Whether you fancy brand new or pre-owned watches, finding the perfect one that suits your tastes requires some […]

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3 Easy Steps to Getting Your Luxury Steel Watch Clean

Posted on May 24, 2021

Having your own luxury watch collection can be fulfilling, especially if it took a while to accumulate all the pieces that grace your watch shelf today. However, collecting watches also comes with a set of responsibilities, one of which is giving each timepiece the proper maintenance it deserves. It may seem like a waste of […]

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How to Decide Between Bracelets and Straps

Posted on June 1, 2021

A simple way to transform the overall look of your luxury watch is by switching out the bracelet or strap. Choosing the right attachment used to affix the timepiece to your wrist can make all the difference in your overall look. The general term for watch bands are straps but straps made from metal are […]

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A Quick Guide to 5 Types of Watch Clasps and Buckles

Posted on June 2, 2021

Watches are a sophisticated piece of equipment with sometimes hundreds of moving parts powering an array of built-in features. One often overlooked characteristic of a watch is the clasp or closure. When looking at watches, you’re likely to encounter a description of the type of clasp, buckle, or closure used to secure the bracelet or […]

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The Origins of the Iconic NATO Strap

Posted on June 10, 2021

NATO straps have enjoyed increased popularity in recent years though they have been around for a while. This increase has even caught the attention of high-end watch brands like OMEGA and Breitling but can be found on brands like Bulova, Hamilton, and Rado as well. Considering how popular NATO straps are, it’s helpful to know […]

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Different Types of Watch Collectors: Which One Are You?

Posted on June 23, 2021

Being a watch collector can be a fun and exciting thing. For many, there is a certain thrill in that special moment when you chance upon an extraordinary piece that makes your heart skip. You click “buy” with lighting speed and eagerly await the delivery so you can see it in person and bond with […]

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What Makes a Watch Tick? Understanding Movements

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What is a watch movement? In the simplest terms, a watch’s movement is what makes it “go.” Often referred to as the “heart” or the “engine” of a timepiece, movements can be mechanical, automatic or quartz. Read on to learn a bit more about each type and determine which is right for you. Mechanical watch […]

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A Beginners Guide to Understanding the Tourbillon

Posted on June 26, 2021

When you think of the most innovative, mesmerizing and downright fascinating features a watch can have, what comes to mind? For us, it’s easy. It’s the tourbillon. Abraham-Louis Breguet developed the tourbillon in 1795 and patented the technology on June 26, 1801 (still proudly celebrated each year as “Tourbillon Day!”). Over 225 years later, the […]

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