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OMEGA Watches to be US PGA Timekeeper

Already a sponsor of numerous golfing tournaments around the world, OMEGA Watcheshas renewed and expanded its links with the US PGA Tour.

The Swiss watches brand has signed a five year deal to be the organisation’s Official Timekeeper. The new partnership will be launched at the 2011 PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club which begins on 8 August and will run through to the PGA’s Centennial year celebrations in 2016.

The new deal will encompass two of golf’s best known events, the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup, alongside a number of popular subsidiary contests. The commitment from the watch manufacturer includes advertising on TV broadcasts of the sport and marketing support for the PGA’s Player development efforts.

As the Official Timekeeper of The PGA of America, the company will also provide timings and other support to the Senior PGA Championship, the PGA Championship and Grand Slam of Golf, and the Official Licensee of the 2012 and 2014 Ryder Cup. The sponsor also allows the manufacturer presenting Sponsor rights at certain events and the status of Official Timekeeper of the Professional National Championship.

As well as organising prestigious golf events, the US PGA also organises representation and accreditation for the 27,000 men and women PGA professionals who work with golf clubs as golf tutors, course managers and other associated roles.

OMEGA watches also supports golf outside of the United States, serving as title sponsor of the European Masters, the Mission Hills World Cup of Golf and the OMEGA watches Dubai Desert Classic. The roster of Brand Ambassadors includes a number of current golf stars such as Sergio Garcia and Michelle Wie and one of the game’s all-time greats, Greg Norman.

With a rich history in sports timekeeping, OMEGA watches has served as Official Timekeeper at 24 Olympic Games since 1932. It has extended its agreement with the International Olympic Committee through to 2020.

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Sekonda Watches Party on TV’s Popstar to Operastar

The party is nearly over for ‘Popstar to Operastar’ contestants Joe McElderry and Cheryl Baker but it never stops for Sekonda watches.

Over the past five weeks, Sekonda has showcased its colourful range of Party Time watches in its role as official show sponsor of ITV1’s singing competition.

In that time, the eight celebrity contestants have been whittled down to finalists McElderry and Baker, who will compete against each other to be crowned the winning ‘Operastar’ on Sunday’s final show.

Although the final curtain will come down on ‘Popstar to Operstar’ for another year, fans of Partytime won’t have to wait that long to see their favourite Sekonda watches return to the screen.

The new series of ‘Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model’, which commenced on Sky Living on Monday (04 July), will feature the modelling hopefuls sporting Sekonda Partytime watches as part of one week’s challenge.

Sekonda watches’ starring role in Living’s fashion show follows last year’s photo shoot, which saw contestants wearing Casio Baby-G watches and led to show winner Joy McLaren being selected as an official brand ambassador.

Although it is not yet known whether this year’s winner will enjoy a similar deal modelling Sekonda Partytime watches, the brand itself is sure to benefit from another turn in the TV spotlight.

Each Partytime watch boasts a bold, single colour strap with a glittering stone-set bezel, providing a colour for every party any time of the year.

With Christmas approaching, it’s likely that Sekonda will continue its sponsorship of ITV shows over the festive period following annual slots in 2009 and 2010, which won the watch brand even more fans in the run-up to Christmas.

A wide range of Sekonda watches, including the Partytime range, can be viewed at the Watch Hut, the UK’s largest watches website.

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Citizen Watches Ambassador Kim Clijsters Misses Wimbledon

Citizen watches ambassador Kim Clijsters has confirmed that she will miss this year’s Wimbledon tournament.

The injury is the second suffered this year by Clijsters, after the first prevented her from playing in this year’s French Open. Clijsters sustained the new injury during her match against Romina Oprandi at the UNICEF Open in the Netherlands.

During the match, she skidded on the grass court and fell, twisting her right ankle which resulted in severe bruising and a tendon injury. The new injury is unrelated to her previous ankle problem and it is thought it could not have been prevented by the application of ankle tape.

The Citizen watches ambassador has been ordered to rest and will resume training in a month’s time to enable her to take part in this summer’s major US events such as the US Open, which takes place in late August. The event features Clijsters’ major sponsor Citizen watches as the official timekeeper.

Earlier this season, the player had to take time off to recover from shoulder and wrist injuries sustained as a result of the WTA tournament in Miami at the end of March. In early April, she injured her ankle whilst attending the wedding party of a cousin. She returned to the courts at the French Open but her lack of competitive play and training activity showed and she was ousted in the second round by the Dutch player Arantxa Rux, currently ranked 114th in the professional standings, 112 places below Clijsters.

Clijster has so far reached four Grand Slam finals and has won 34 singles titles in her career. She has also won 9 doubles titles with her partner, Japanese player Ai Sugiyama. She retired from the sport in 2007, playing her last tournament in Warsaw. Kim returned to the game in March 2009 initially aiming to participate in exhibition tournaments but returned to competitive tennis in August 2009. A few weeks later she returned to the US Open, the tournament she won in 2005.

To view over 7000 watches from more than 65 watch brands and to find out the latest developments in the world of watch brand ambassadors, visit the Watch Hut at http://www.thewatchhut.co.uk.

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Cameron Diaz Set to Be New Face of TAG Heuer Watches

Hollywood starlet Cameron Diaz is set to become the latest high profile celebrity to endorse TAG Heuer watches.

Although an official announcement is yet to be made, reputable sources report that Diaz is set to join Leonardo DiCaprio as an ambassador for the popular, prestigious watch brand.

TAG Heuer watches, which are particularly popular in Diaz’s native US, have long been associated with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars; prior to DiCaprio’s current role as ambassador, Brad Pitt and Uma Thurman both featured in TAG Heuer campaigns.

With sources pointing to Diaz being next in line to the TAG Heuer ambassador throne, the company’s reputation for attracting the Hollywood elite is as strong as ever.

Diaz can currently be seen in cinemas in hit comedy ‘Bad Teacher’, where she stars alongside ex Justin Timberlake, and was last year ranked by Forbes Magazine as the third highest-paid actress in Hollywood.

The actress’s box office appeal has spanned over a decade of cinema, from her breakout turn in ‘There’s Something About Mary’ to dramatic roles (‘In Her Shoes’, ‘My Sister’s Keeper’), indie endeavours (‘Being John Malkovich’, ‘A Life Less Ordinary’) and successful franchises (‘Shrek’, ‘Charlie’s Angels’).

Her new role as TAG Heuer ambassador will cast Diaz in a promotional role for the Swiss watch brand. Upon an official announcement, promotional shots featuring Diaz wearing a timepiece will be expected shortly afterwards.

TAG Heuer watches have provided watch fans and collectors with the best in Swiss ‘avant-garde’ since 1860. Many of the brand’s watches have gone on to become iconic examples of watch-making craftsmanship, including the Carrera line and the infamous Monaco. TAG’s long-established relationship with the field of motorsports means Diaz will feel right at home, following her stint behind the wheel of an Indy Race Car in the first ‘Charlie’s Angels’ movie.

For more information on TAG Heuer watches and for all the latest ambassador developments, visit the Watch Hut at http://www.thewatchhut.co.uk.

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Animal, The Freesports Apparel Brand, Is Proud To Announce That The New Animal E-Store Now Gone Live Has

The E-Store will stock one of the widest selections of Animal products available in the UK including extensive clothing ranges as well as watches, footwear, luggage, eyewear and accessories.

Animal has taken the decision to launch an online store as e-tailing is the fastest growing form of shopping and is proven to have become an essential part of Animal customers’ lives.

Animal CEO Kevin Keaney said: “I am delighted that with the launch of the Animal E-Store our loyal customers across the UK will now be able to access a full range of Animal merchandise 24/7. The benefit of shopping at the E-Store will be its ability to offer Animal products UK wide and in a space unconstrained by shop floor size.”

Not only will the E-Store stock all the latest Animal collections but there will be regular opportunities to win unique and exclusive prizes. All orders before the 30 September will receive free standard delivery and automatically go through to a prize draw to win a holiday for two on next year’s Animal Snowcamp to Austria.

The E-Store gives shoppers the chance to check out the new autumn/winter season range just as the new Animal clothes are going into stores. As well as clothes, shoppers can order footwear, wallets, gifts and Animal bags. E-gift vouchers are also available for those who are traditionally tricky to buy presents for.

About Animal
Established in 1987 in Poole, Dorset, Animal is one of the UK’s leading freesport brands specialising in the design, marketing and retailing of freesports influenced clothing, technical clothing, footwear, luggage, eyewear, accessories and watches.

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Ernest Jones, The Diamond And Watch Specialist, Has Announced The Launch Of Chamilia Jewellery, One Of America’s Most Popular Personalised Jewellery Brands

Chamilia promotes the tag line “Your Life. Your Style”, encouraging its customers to be creative, adventurous and to express themselves, their mood and lifestyle through their jewellery. By introducing Chamilia alongside the existing Pandora collection, Ernest Jones is leading the trend this summer for personalised jewellery with beads and charms.

Chamilia was founded in New York by Killian Rieder and Jeff Julkowski in 2002. Killian Rieder had previously designed for Ralph Lauren Polo and wanted to allow women to customise their jewellery to a mood, moment or memory, in the same way a chameleon changes to fit into its own environment. Using the concept of traditional charm jewellery as a starting point, Killian created a contemporary twist on charm jewellery and Chamilia was born. In its short history, Chamilia jewellery has become one of the fastest growing personalised jewellery collections in the US.

The Chamilia collection is available at ernestjones.co.uk and in selected stores and includes high quality Chamilia beads made of 14ct gold and sterling silver. The collection features a wide range of fun and fashionable designs including crown wearing frogs, Mother’s Day beads, Disney beads, and many more including Murano glass.

With more than 500 bead designs and a variety of chains, clasps and spacers, Chamilia offers customers bracelets and necklaces that can be endlessly mixed, matched and personalised to commemorate an event, occasion, relationship or friendship. The breadth and depth of designs and creative possibilities gives the customer an ever-changing feast of design options so they can customise their jewellery in whatever style they desire.

Chamilia jewellery features:

– High quality beads: 14ct gold, sterling silver and Italian Murano glass
– Exclusive Disney Designs
– New designs: new beads are released through the year
– More than 500 bead designs: Chamilia gives customers the freedom to express themselves

About Ernest Jones: The Diamond and Watch Specialist
Ernest Jones, The Diamond and Watch Specialist, has more than 200 stores and a retail website at www.ernestjones.co.uk. Featuring a wide range of leading brand watches and high quality jewellery including bracelets, necklaces and a huge choice of rings, Ernest Jones also has a stunning selection of gifts for all occasions. Ernest Jones is part of Signet Jewelers Limited, the world’s largest speciality retail jeweller.

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Gorgeous Gold Jewellery Collection At Ernest Jones

Ernest Jones, the diamond and watch specialist, has announced the UK launch of a new and exclusive collection of designer necklaces, earrings and bracelets, called Gorgeous Gold. Created around the design philosophy of ‘When you look good, you feel good and when you feel good, you look good’, Gorgeous Gold features a collection of glamorous and affordable jewellery that is both classic and fashionable.

Ernest JonesSpeaking on behalf of Ernest Jones, Head Buyer Jennifer Dean commented: “The Gorgeous Gold collection is an innovative yet timeless range of jewellery that celebrates the allure and beauty of gold. Featuring a combination of yellow and white gold with smooth shapes and delicate chain detail and enhanced by stunning gems, the collection creates in you a desire to feel, touch and put them on and so we just had to have it for Ernest Jones.”

The Gorgeous Gold collection combines the natural shapes of pine needles and pebbles in two-colour gold with black onyx for a truly luxurious finish. This is a classic collection that evokes a glamorous indulgence of days gone by, whilst embracing modern trends and design.

Consisting of a mixture of drop earrings, drop pendants, multi-strand bracelets and necklaces there is great scope for customers to mix and match their Gorgeous Gold jewellery across a variety of looks. This means that this is not only a glamorous collection, but also a versatile one that can be worn for any occasion, with any look. Gorgeous Gold jewellery also covers a wide price range, with something for every budget, ensuring that customers don’t need to break the bank to afford this collection – despite the luxurious designs and materials.

Gorgeous Gold is exclusive to Ernest Jones and demonstrates a customer focused approach that stays one step ahead of fashion. Gorgeous Gold offers Ernest Jones customers desirable, affordable and luxurious jewellery, perfect for those looking for fashionable bargains in the current economic climate.

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Ernest Jones, the Diamond and Watch Specialist, has over 200 stores and a retail website. Featuring a wide range of leading brand watches, diamonds and high quality jewellery, Ernest Jones also has a stunning selection of gifts for all occasions. Ernest Jones is part of Signet Jewellers Limited, the world’s largest speciality retail jeweller.

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Koodos.com Named In The Independent’s Online Fashion Top 100

Miriam Lahage, founder of online discount designer store Koodos.com, has been named in The Independent’s Online Fashion Top 100. The list compiled the most inspirational, interesting and influential people who are the driving force behind the online fashion industry.

Collated by expert online fashion consultant and digital marketing strategist Leon Bailey-Green, the list included the crème-de-la-crème of online fashion – fashion journalists, photographers, entrepreneurs, bloggers, magazine editors and marketers.

The Koodos website is a well-known favourite amongst the fashion-set for stocking designer shoes, clothing and accessories from designer brands such as Chloe, Gucci and Prada at discount prices.

Miriam was listed first in The Online Fashion Top 100, ahead of other high profile online fashion entrepreneurs such as the founders of net-a-porter, ASOS and mywardrobe.com. Heavy-weight magazine editors of Vogue, HarpersBazaar and InStyle were all featured alongside Miriam, who has over 20 years experience in the US fashion and retail industries.

Originally featuring private sales for designer fashion brands, Miriam changed the business model last year so Koodos could focus more on open sales. Discount designer clothing is quickly becoming the way forward in online retailing, and with almost three years online, Koodos is well ahead of the pack.

Celebrity stylist and fashion expert Nicky Hambleton-Jones commented on Koodos in The Online Fashion Top 100; “Etailers like ASOS and Koodos.com make fashion affordable”, while Dawn Bebe, founder of osoyou.com, declared Miriam Lahage as one of the “Unsung heroes who make the online fashion wheels turn.”

Proving to not only be ahead of fashion, Koodos is also ahead of the online retail industry and developing into a brand that interacts with the online fashion community. This year has seen Koodos.com re-launch their blog, Barginista.co.uk, which has quickly become a popular source for the latest news and information on designer fashion sales both off and online, and has created the ultimate London shopping guide. The brand is also successfully using Twitter to provide loyal followers with their latest discount codes and offers on designer fashion.

Koodos.com stocks designer fashion labels at up to 80% off, including must have designer denim labels from diesel jeans to j brand jeans, and designer accessories including handbags, jewellery and men’s watches.

To read the latest fashion news and discount designer exclusives from Koodos, visit their blog at bargainista.co.uk

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Paris Hilton’s new fashion line includes expensive watches but, oddly enough, Paris Hilton still prefers to wear a Rolex President

Paris Hilton chooses to wear a Rolex wristwatch from her extensive Rolex collection instead of promoting her own line of expensive wristwatches, Paris Together, made in conjunction with watchmaker Pascal Savoy.

Although she took initial photos wearing her watches, Paris Hilton refuses to wear the wristwatches out on the town. Whether she’s in Hollywood or New York City, Paris Hilton announced that she prefers wearing a classic Rolex even with her most cutting-edge outfit. Paris Hilton has so much admiration and respect for the Rolex brand that she swears by her Rolex President and states that she would never abandon her Rolex for a wristwatch produced by her own company. Why so much class and tradition from someone who has historically pushed the boundaries of what is excepted by society?

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Paris Hilton chooses to wear a
Rolex and not her own line of wristwatches and diamond jewelry out of respect for the brand that allowed her brand’s success. After all, Paris understands that Rolex and class practically are synonymous in High Society. As theKern Valley Sun recently wrote: “Who are these “Rolex Cowboys”? According to the Animal Welfare Institute, among them are Paris Hilton. . . and other Forbes 400 trillionaires” (November 23, 2008). For a century, Rolex wristwatches have represented the height of quality and precision. As a socialite, Paris Hilton does her best to maintain a certain image. While she was dating Good Charlotte lead guitarist Benji Madden, Paris often was photographed with a Mens Rolex Day Date on her wrist, clearly a sign of her affinity for Art Deco style. She may have been influenced by Benji’s passion for Rolex as well. In picture after picture, Benji could be seen wearing a Rolex wristwatch, including a Rolex Datejust and a Rolex Day Date President.

Called a “marketing genius” by Hayden Panettiere (the star of Heroes), Paris Hilton has always understood the key role in fashion of diamond jewelry and expensive watches, and she knows Rolex is the height of fashion. Even in a tough economy, Paris refuses to let down her Rolex standards. In the Paris Hilton Biography on TV.com, the writer describes her laissez-faire attitude at the Baselwood Fair: “Paris was in town to promote her new line of watches. As well as forgetting where she was, she also admitted she snubs her own line of watches in favor of watches by Rolex”. Paris Hilton is a marketing and fashion force only to a certain point: No matter what is at stake, she rolls with her Rolex.

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The MJ Rolex Watch Blog is published by Melrose Jewelers, MelroseJewelers.com, USA’s largest online Rolex retailer. Melrose Jewelers is a member of the NAWCC (National Association of Watch Collectors), the MJSA (Manufacturers & Jewelers Association of America) and the California Sheriff’s Association. Melrose Jewelers is not an authorized agent or affiliated with Rolex USA, Rolex S.A., or Rolex International. All Rolex watches offered by Melrose Jewelers are Preowned; no new Rolex watches are available from Melrose Jewelers. Rolex Datejust, Rolex Oyster Perpetual, Rolex Day Date presidential and Rolex Oyster are trademarks of Rolex USA and a list of New Rolex Watch Dealers can be found at the Rolex website. Melrose Jewelers intends to complement the jewelry store offerings of Tiffany’s (NYSE: TIF), Zales (NASDAQ: ZLC), Amazon.co.uk (AMZN), Blue Nile UK (NILE), and Signet (Kay Jewelers & Jared The Galleria) (SIG) with Rolex wristwatches.

About the Melrose Jewelers Preowned Rolex Standards:
The Preowned Rolex Awards were designed by Melrose Jewelers, America’s largest online Preowned Rolex watch retailer, in order to award Preowned Rolex retailers committed to excellence in product quality and product authenticity disclosure. The 2008 Preowned Rolex Awards Winners are: A and E Watches (A & E Watches,A&E Watches), Time and Gems (Time & Gems, Time&Gems), Portero, JomaShop (Joma Shop),Bernard Watch and Stein Diamonds. Watch Finder ( WatchFinder ) WatchFinder.co.uk, Second Time Round ( Second Time Around ) SecondTimeRound.com, Dream Watches Dream-Watches.co.uk, Watches.co.uk, & Blowers Jewellers blowers-jewellers.co.uk.

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Ernest Jones Announces The Launch Of The Classic American Watch Brand Ball This Autumn

Leading high street jeweller, Ernest Jones, has announced a new exclusive partnership with premier American watchmaker, the Ball Watch Company. A market leader in design, style and heritage, the Ball Watch Company has a long history of producing stylish, rugged and accurate watches which are historically famous for keeping America’s massive railroad network running on time and are trusted by global explorers and adventurers for their durability and consistency.

As the UK’s leading nationwide diamond and watch specialist, with well trained staff whose expertise are reflected in their customer care and product knowledge, Ernest Jones is perfectly suited to introduce this historic and timelessly fashionable watch brand into the UK.

Ernest Jones brand manager Stephen Gaunt is looking forward to the arrival of this prestigious watch brand from the US, “With one of the largest collections of premium watch brands on the High Street, Ernest Jones is delighted to announce this new partnership with Ball watches. The Ball Watch Company’s brand signature style of quality and durability fits well with the strengths of the Ernest Jones watch range and we are proud to introduce its strong heritage to the UK. We’ve already had a very positive response from our watch-enthusiast customers who appreciate the distinctive good looks of Ball watches.”

The Ball Watch Company was founded by Webster Clay Ball, an American jeweller and watchmaker. He was the first watchmaker to use time signals and in 1891 established precision standards and a reliable timepiece inspection system for US Railroad chronometers. At the end of his career, Webb C. Ball was overseeing 125,000 miles of rail tracks in the U.S.A., Mexico & Canada, having greatly contributed to the security of all railroad systems, using his knowledge of watches, timekeeping and his own, accurate timepieces to ensure that the trains ran safely and on time.

The self-proclaimed mission of Ball watches is to be on the wrist of every direct, no nonsense life adventurer in the search of his or her destiny. Single-minded in their commitment to this vision, the Ball Watch Company is focused on building superior watches that are designed for “accuracy under adverse conditions”.

Working in partnership with Ernest Jones, Ball Watches will bring a brand new spirit of adventure to the UK high street. Ball watches are available now at Ernest Jones.

About Ernest Jones
Ernest Jones, the Diamond and Watch Specialist, has over 200 stores and a retail website at www.ernestjones.co.uk. Featuring a wide range of leading brand watches and high quality diamond jewellery, Ernest Jones also has a stunning selection of gifts for all occasions. Ernest Jones is part of Signet Jewellers Limited, the world’s largest speciality retail jeweller.

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Ernest Jones online launches Juicy Couture watch range, fashionable and fun watches for women in a wide range of styles and designs

Ernest Jones online has announced the launch of an exciting new range of Juicy Couture watches. Featuring a selection of ladies’ watches in exciting, daring and ultra fashionable designs, the Juicy Couture collection at Ernest Jones is all about glamour, attitude and style for the modern woman.

The Juicy Couture fashion brand, as worn by Halle Berry, Kate Moss and Lindsay Lohan, was founded in 1994 by Pamela Skaist Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor in Los Angeles. World famous for their terrycloth and velour tracksuits and designer handbags, as well as perfume and men’s and women’s fashion wear, Juicy Couture is all about cute, comfortable fashion that flatters.

Nicky Brown, Head of Multi Channel at Ernest Jones said, “As a leading supplier of high quality branded watches, we are really excited to have Juicy Couture at Ernest Jones. We pride ourselves on our wide range of top end luxury and fashion watches and Juicy Couture fits perfectly into our collection, bringing a great choice of cutting edge style, glamour and fashion to our customers.”

The Juicy Couture watch range at Ernest Jones features 28 designs including the Juicy Couture Jane with its dainty black leather strap, the Fairytale which features a stylish scroll design, the Dalton with glamorous pink strap and the HRH chronograph watch for the sporty adventuress. The range is made up of 28 stunning watches in a choice of styles, sizes and shapes, from sporty timepieces to chic dress watches.

Juicy Couture has entered the watch market with a stunning range of design concepts that are truly funky, fashionable, glamorous and stylish. Bright, daring and sexy with something for every taste, Juicy Couture is now the watch brand of the moment. The Juicy Couture range at Ernest Jones features innovative designs and iconic images, a variety of strap and bracelet styles, ladies’ chronograph watches and even Juicy Couture necklaces for even more feminine glamour and style.

About Ernest Jones:

The Diamond and Watch Specialist
Ernest Jones, the Diamond and Watch Specialist, has over 200 stores and a retail website at 
www.ernestjones.co.uk. Featuring a wide range of leading brand watches and high quality diamond jewellery, Ernest Jones also has a stunning selection of gifts for all occasions. Ernest Jones is part of Signet Jewellers Limited, the world’s largest speciality retail jeweller.

 

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John Mccain Wears A Rolex Air King While Barack Obama Wears A Tag Heuer Carrera

John McCain wears a Rolex Air King while Barack Obama wears a Tag Heuer Carrera. Does John McCain wear his Rolex Oyster Perpetual just to seem like he is the President for the masses? Is a Tag Heuer really the proper watch for Presidential hopeful Barack Obama, the man of the people, the law professor and community organizer? Pictures suggest that Barack Obama has been wearing his TAG-Heuer Carrera Series 1500 Two Tone Divers watch since about 1995 until 2007 when he was gifted a chronograph watch from the Secret Service. At the same time it seems John McCain wore his Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King, part of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust line, since about 1985. So why would these two presidential hopefuls, who could probably afford any watch made by man, choose these two particular Rolex and Tag Heuer watches? What exactly do the Rolex Air King and Tag Heuer 1500 stand for and represent today in American society?

The Rolex Air King wristwatch was first launched at the watch fair at Basel Germany in 1957. John McCain’s Rolex Air King features the marking “Precision” on it showing it has a screw-down crown and perfectly-sealed case back ensuring waterproofness. It is hence accurate and trustworthy. It is also labeled an “Oyster Perpetual” wristwatch as seen on its dial. Hence it has a self-winding movement and can be labeled as a somewhat generic luxury watch. Overall, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual line including John McCain’s Rolex Air King is the best selling line of Rolex watch and of all luxury watches ever produced by man. John McCain’s Rolex Air King can hence be considered a symbol of tradition, heritage, and conservatism.

What’s interesting to analyze is that, while some may feel John McCain’s Rolex Air King was one of the cheaper watches available on the market, at the time he most likely purchased it, circa the mid-80’s, the United States was recovering from an oil crisis and a war with Iran. Whereas the Rolex Air King sells for about $4200 new or about $2300 used from discount luxury watch sites such as Melrose Jewelers, mens rolex airking, today in 2008, it sold for about half that price in 1985 which, adjusted for inflation was actually more like $12,000 today. Hence the question could be asked, “Would you vote for a man wearing a $12,000 Rolex watch?”

With Barack Obama, on the other hand, his Tag Heuer Carrera series 1500 retails for about $1900 and in the mid-90’s when he likely purchased it cost about 2/3rds of that price. Inflation and economy-adjusted, the watch cost about $1200 in 2008 dollars. Hence the reality is that Barack Obama’s watch may have cost 1/10th of that of John McCain’s. Now do you still think John McCain is wearing his Rolex Air King because he is the President of the masses? Today America will make that decision, who will we, as hard-working Americans, support? Has Barack Obama somehow made frugality sexy? People are more apt to buy a hybrid Honda Civic then a Mercedes-Benz. They are also more likely to share their cheap habits openly with their friends and family. In 2008 the Rolex Air King and Tag Heuer Carrera are now equally priced and one thing is for sure, both these watches were carefully chosen as symbols of American freedom, tradition, and justice and Americans and citizens worldwide will be purchasing many of both for years to come.

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Melrose Jewelers has the world’s largest information and education section guide about Rolex watches found here: http://www.melrosejewelers.com/content/rolex_education.htm

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Is conservatism the new fashion?

Rolex: Roger Federer, a world-famous famous tennis-star, is obsessed with his Rolex Day Date President at a time where young Hollywood stars have been found sporting newer styles by Cartier, Gucci, and Chanel. Rolex is a much more conservative brand and the Rolex Day Date President which Federer sports is a watch that has primarily worn by America’s CEO’S and presidents, including Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon, Ford, and, now, even Barack Obama and John McCain. What about this watch’s history is causing so much renewed interest among today’s Hollywood elite?

The Rolex Day Date is also known as the ‘President’ for a very unique reason. The chairman of Rolex presented President Eisenhower with the Rolex Day Date in 1948 to celebrate the victory over the Nazis in World War II. In 1956 Eisenhower’s watch needed a new solid gold bracelet and Rolex delivered to President Eisenhower a new bracelet with a concealed clasp. Soon after, this bracelet became known as the “President” bracelet and the Day Date watch was also nicknamed the “President” watch. Given President Eisenhower’s public love for the watch Rolex officially launched the wristwatch for public sale that year, in 1956 and it became a huge hit.

Rolex introduced a new version of the Day-Date this year, 2008. The new Day-Date watch, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date II, has a new 41 cm case, larger than the old 36 cm case. It also features a Parachrom-blu hair-spring and Paraflex shock-absorber which makes it more resistant to shock and magnetism. Prestigious and classy, the Rolex Day-Date is available in white-gold, yellow-gold, rose-gold and platinum and are priced at around $20,000.00 retail or around $8000 from Preowned Rolex watch retailers such as Melrose Jewelers, http://www.melrosejewelers.com

Given Rolex’s recent boost in popularity it seems that, once again, America has fallen in love with all items affiliated with the Presidency. Both Barack Obama and John McCain have been seen sporting Rolex watches and as we enter an election period, the Rolex Day Date President may become more popular than ever.

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View a wide selection of Rolex President watches worn by celebrities and available for sale Visit http://www.melrosejewelers.com/presidents.htm

Melrose Jewelershttp://www.MelroseJewelers.com, USA’s largest online Rolex retailer, is a member of the NAWCC (National Association of Watch Collectors), the MJSA (Manufacturers & Jewelers Association of America) and the California Sheriff’s Association. Melrose Jewelers is not an authorized agent or affiliated with Rolex USA, Rolex S.A., or Rolex International. All Rolex watches offered by Melrose Jewelers are Preowned; no new Rolex watches are available from Melrose Jewelers. Rolex Datejust, Rolex Oyster Perpetual, Rolex Day Date presidential and Rolex Oyster are trademarks of Rolex USA and a list of New Rolex Watch Dealers can be found at the Rolex website. Melrose Jewelers intends to complement the jewelry store offerings of Tiffany’s (NYSE: TIF), Zales (NYSE: ZLC), Amazon.co.uk (NASDAQ: AMZN), Blue Nile UK (NASDAQ: NILE), and Signet (Kay Jewelers & Jared The Galleria) (NYSE: SIG) with Rolex wristwatches. Melrose Jewelers has the world’s largest information and education section guide about Rolex watches found here: http://www.melrosejewelers.com/content/rolex_education.htm

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H.Samuel launches new Glamrush campaign featuring Noir, Evoke and Fluid jewellery collections to promote style and glamour

H.Samuel, part of the world’s largest speciality jeweller, has unveiled the new Glamrush campaign. This is a brand new drive to promote glamour and style with a huge buy-one-get-one half price campaign. The Glamrush campaign is also supported by the release of three brand new collections of jewellery; The Noir, Fluid, and Evoke collections.

Launched at the start of August and lasting until the 13th September 2008, this campaign is a first for the high street’s favourite jeweller. In the words of H.Samuel Brand Controller, Jeff Jones, “We are offering a fabulous choice of any mix of pendants or earrings at buy-one get-one-half price, which means that we offer the flexibility to suit everyone’s tastes. There are literally hundreds of combinations to choose from.”

Offering a large selection like this at buy-one-get-one-half-price means the customer has a much greater choice and is more than likely to find something they want amongst the offer items in any combination. As a result customers will be able to mix and match earrings and pendants and create the looks they want from the items on offer.

Jeff Jones continued, “The fact that our diamond pendants and earrings are also included means that there has never been a better time to treat yourself or a loved one. Glamrush is a perfect way to bring out the sunshine and chase away the credit crunch blues by treating yourself to sparkling jewellery.”

To complement this campaign, H.Samuel has also launched three new jewellery ranges; Noir, Fluid and Evoke.

The Noir collection, features stylish black and white diamond necklaces and earrings with a chic retro feel.

The Fluid collection offers an elegant and fun alternative to the sophisticated style of the Noir collection with softer, flowing, organic designs.

The third collection of earrings, pendants and necklaces is the Evoke jewellery collection, which brings together the timeless elegance of 9ct gold and ever fashionable Swarovski crystals, in sparkling, hand set jewellery.

These three collections form a key part of the Glamrush campaign and emphasise H.Samuel’s offering of affordable glamour.

About H. Samuel:
H. Samuel is the nation’s favourite High Street Jeweller with over 360 stores and a retail website at www.hsamuel.co.uk. Featuring an incredible range of branded watches including DKNY, GUESS, Diesel and Police watches, H. Samuel also has a stunning range of jewellery, collectibles and gifts for all occasions, offering something for every taste and style. H. Samuel is part of the Signet Group, the world’s largest speciality retail jeweller.

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Top 3 Most Exotic Rolex watches

Rolex Watches, The Top 5 Most Exotic Rolex Watches Purchased by Men and Ladies in America in Q1 2008 were announced today by Melrose Jewelers, USA’s largest online preowned rolex retailer and the designer of the Preowned Rolex Standards awards at http://www.melrosejewelers.com/presidents.htm

Scott Parham, Head of Market Research at Melrose Jewelers states, “People are demanding more intricacy and specialization with black and tahitian mother of pearl dials and custom diamond bezels on Rolex Presidents and with unique dial Rolex Submariner and Rolex Daytona watches.. Platinum and White Gold Rolex watches have also shown to be very popular amongst the highly accomplished, more so then in previous years.”

The Top Most Exotic Rolex Watch models demanded by Men and Ladies in America in Q1 2008 are:

 

Mens Double Quickset Rolex Platinum Presidential Day Date

Mens Diamond Stainless Steel Rolex Submariner

Mens Rolex Cosmograph Datyona

ABOUT MELROSE JEWELERS:
Melrose Jewelers, USA’s largest online preowned rolex retailer, has customized 125 Rolex watches for customers according to consumer demand. Each watch has original and authentic Rolex core components and has aftermarket natural diamond settings on the dial and bezel as well as a custom color dial. Each Preowned Rolex watch has been restored to like new Rolex condition and has undergone a full 2-hour scratch removal process as well as a full service/overhaul to Rolex factory specifications. Melrose Jewelers Rolex watches come with a 1-year warranty, a full appraisal from the Los Angeles International Gemological Laboratory, a full genuine Rolex parts guarantee of authenticity, as well as a 3-day inspection period during which customers can make sure their watch is exactly as described. Melrose Jewelers is not a authorized new Rolex dealer and thus provides its warranty directly through its store only. Melrose Jewelers intends to complement the jewelry store offerings of Tiffany’s (NYSE: TIF), Zales (NYSE: ZLC), Amazon.co.uk (NASDAQ: AMZN), Blue Nile UK (NASDAQ: NILE), and Signet (Kay Jewelers & Jared The Galleria) (NYSE: SIG) with Rolex Submariner Watches at http://www.melrosejewelers.com/category/sports_models_submariner.htm

Retail Inquiries: (To Buy a Rolex Watch):
Melrose Jewelers USA
http://www.MelroseJewelers.com
salesteam@melrosejewelers.com
888-574-1250
323-650-0229

International:
UK: http://www.melrosejewelers.co.uk
Canada: http://www.melrosejewelers.ca

Rolex Watches: Top 5 Most Exotic Rolex watches purchased in the USA are announced. MelroseJewelers.com and other rolex retailers report weak overall spending due to economy but strong high-end sales in Rolex President, Rolex Submariner, & Rolex Daytona watch categories

ABOUT MELROSE JEWELERS WHOLESALE DIVISION:
Melrose Jewelers Wholesale currently imports authentic Preowned Rolex watches and supplies its used Rolex watches to over 200 retail jewelry stores worldwide through its Wholesale Rolex division. Jewellers interested in buying and reselling wholesale Rolex watches may contact:

Wholesale Inquiries: (To Resell Rolex Watches)
Melrose Jewelers Wholesale
wholesale@melrosejewelers.com
818-299-9290

About the Melrose Jewelers Preowned Rolex Standards:
The Preowned Rolex Awards were designed by Melrose Jewelers, America’s largest online Preowned Rolex watch retailer, in order to award Preowned Rolex retailers committed to excellence in product quality and product authenticity disclosure. The 2008 Preowned Rolex Awards Winners are: A and E Watches (A & E Watches,A&E Watches),Time and Gems (Time & Gems,Time&Gems),Portero, JomaShop (Joma Shop),Bernard Watch, Stein Diamonds, Watch Finder (WatchFinder),Second Time Round (Second Time Around,Dream Watches (Dream-Watches), Watches.co.uk, Blowers Jewellers (blowers-jewellers), The Finest Watches, Maurice Ltd., Darlor Watch (darlor-watch), Matt Baily, Iorio Fine Jewellery & Robert Maron.

Melrose Jewelers is a member of the NAWCC (National Association of Watch Collectors), the MJSA (Manufacturers & Jewelers Association of America) and the California Sheriff’s Association. Melrose Jewelers is not an authorized agent or affiliated with Rolex USA, Rolex S.A., or Rolex International. All Rolex watches offered by Melrose Jewelers are Preowned; no new Rolex watches are available from Melrose Jewelers. Rolex Datejust,Rolex Oyster Perpetual, and Rolex Oyster are trademarks of Rolex USA and a list of New Rolex Watch Dealers can be found at the Rolex website.

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