Monday, June 29, 2015

NJ Watch Company Takes a Look at Water Resistance

How Water Resistant Is Your Watch? And Can You Really Wear It In The Pool?

With summer here, many of us are taking to the beaches and enjoying water sports such as swimming. But is the watch on your wrist ready to get wet with you?
Interestingly enough, even though a watch may say it is water resistant, it may not be resistant enough to be protected from simple things like taking a shower, let alone jumping into the deep end of that swimming pool.
To be deemed water resistant, a watch is subjected to certain pressure tests. Watches with no water resistance markers are NOT tested and should not be worn in water.
Watch brands use a number of methods to mark their watches for water resistance. These include meters, feet, Bars and ATM (atmospheres). The breakdown equates as follows:
1 Meter = 3 feet rounded (actual is 3.28 feet)
1 Bar = 33 feet rounded (actual is 33.455 feet)
1 ATM = 1 Bar or 33 feet rounded
You can find the markings (if there are any) for a water resistant watch either on the dial or on the caseback. Of course, no watch will say it is water resistant to just 1 meter, but many watches do offer some water resistance.
Even if a watch is water resistant to 30 feet, it still doesn’t mean you should shower with it or even swim with it. Often these watches do not have water-tight gaskets or screw-in crowns, and water can seep inside when they are exposed to pressure or direct flow.
Watches that are water resistant to 100 meters can be used in water sports, but not for diving. Furthermore, one should never operate the crown or try to set the watch while in the water or while it is wet.
A good rule of thumb is to swim with a watch that has a screw-in crown and is water resistant to at least 200 meters. Dive with one that is resistant to at least 300 meters.


Princeton, NJ – June 2015 – Hamilton Jewelers was presented with a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Best Facebook Page category at The 13th Annual American Business Awards in Chicago.

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. 

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners during a gala banquet on Monday, June 22 at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel.  More than 400 nominees and their guests attended. 

More than 3,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, and Human Resources Department of the Year, among others.  More than 200 executives worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

“We are extremely impressed with the quality of the entries we received this year. The competition was intense and every organization that won should be proud,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “To those outstanding individuals and organizations that received Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Awards, the judges and I are honored to celebrate your many accomplishments. You are setting a high standard for professionals nationwide.”

Details about The American Business Awards and the lists of Stevie winners who were announced on June 22 are available at

Hamilton Jewelers is a family-owned and operated firm with locations in Princeton, NJ and Palm Beach, FL.  Since 1912, Hamilton has been recognized for unrivaled client service, value, and quality.  For more info:  

Monday, June 22, 2015

Choosing a Watch for the Groom is Equivalent to the Ring for the Bride- Tips on Choosing Wisely

Whether you want to treat your soon-to-be husband to a classic Breguet, or if you’re a groom who wants to look dashing on your wedding day, we have the right watch for you.

Choosing a wristwatch for the groom is like choosing a ring for the bride. 

The carefully selected timepiece should:


As Patek Philippe cleverly puts it, “You never actually own a Patek Philippe — you merely look after it for the next generation.” This rings true for most watches, as the watch should not only be for you, it should be carried down through your family.

Watches are just like any other kind of jewelry in that there are the neutral watches, which go with anything you wear, and there are the statement watches, which are good for certain occasions only. For instance, a bright orange Shinola wouldn’t look as good in the boardroom as it would at a family barbecue. For your wedding day, a neutral watch is crucial, as you don’t want to overpower your look with a garish watch.

If you’ve never bought a watch before, take a trip and try some on; it never hurts to venture out of your comfort zone and try on something that you never thought you would wear. It also helps to get a sense of the size you need; you don’t want to look like a little kid trying his dad’s watch on.

Each part of a watch is meticulously crafted. Materials for the watch vary from stainless steel to rose gold or platinum; the strap can be a metal bracelet or another material like leather, canvas, or even rubber. Stick with neutral tones for the dial as they are the most timeless and will go with the majority of your wardrobe. You need to choose between quartz and automatic movement (the difference is that quartz watches use a battery that must be replaced every few years but are extremely accurate; automatic watches don’t use a battery but are powered by the movements of the wearer.) Unless you’re a serious diver, you don’t need a watch that’s water-resistant to more than 100 feet.

Learning what certain brands are known for can help you decide on what watch will fit you. Breitling is known for their watches that cater to pilots and aviation buffs alike just as Panerai has a history creating watches for the Italian navy and deep sea divers. Rolex is considered to be the pinnacle of luxury watches while Jaeger-LeCoultre has long been known for their appeal to Hollywood legends. While watches may be indistinguishable to you at first, seeing what makes each brand different is key in choosing the perfect watch.

Your wedding is a special day in which you prepare to share your life with someone you love and trust, and picking pieces that will last a lifetime seems only fitting. It’s not only a watch for your wedding day; it’s a watch for your new life together. With these tips, go forth and choose carefully, for the watch you choose may end up as a priceless family heirloom!

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Friday, June 12, 2015

The Best Online Jewelry Store Hosts Successful WatchFair- 18th Annual

Nearly 1,000 people attended the 18th annual Hamilton Jewelers Watch Fair on Nassau Street in Princeton, NJ, from May 29th – 30th. The 2-day event showcased the latest watches from some of the world’s most prestigious brands, including Cartier, Chanel, Rolex, Patek Philippe, and more. 

The event brought guests of every kind: Princeton residents, watch enthusiasts, first-time watch buyers, and proud parents of graduating students. 

Notable guests included Olympic figure skater Dorothy Hamill and several members of the Red Bar Crew, an Instagram-famous group of watch aficionados.

Prize packages included a night at the New York Film Festival, a trip to Vegas, tickets to the Pocono 500, a visit to the Shinola factory and more. Winners will be announced shortly.

Hundreds of guests were treated to complimentary ice cream, courtesy of Kona Ice.

Hamilton Jewelers received record-breaking sales results while giving people the watches of their dreams. With easy financing plans and a multitude of watches to choose from, there was something for everyone. It was great day and customers agreed that this is, by far, the best online jewelry store!

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

June- The Most Popular Gift Giving Month- TOP 5 Occasions

Honor Dad and show him some love with cuff links or maybe a new luxury timepiece. It's his day, make it special this year- there is something for every style and personality.

The month to celebrate accomplishments and the future with the graduate

Warm days filled with family, friends, love and fun. June is the most popular month for couples to tie the knot

Brides prepare to walk down the aisle and we realize that a huge part of the process is symbolism. Nothing completes this magical time like a unity band or sentimental wedding gift for the one who will be yours for the rest of their life.

Happy Birthday June babies! Pearls have been linked to Aphrodite, the goddess of love. These timeless pieces have been around for centuries and honored by almost every culture.

Shop for the best of every occasion by visiting Hamilton Jewelers. FREE Complimentary SHIPPING on every online order. Ranked among the best online jewelers by customers, fashion contributors and designers all around the world. Offering something for everyone, this is you One Stop Shop for all of your June celebrations.
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