Thursday, June 29, 2017

Watches and Water Resistance: Is Your Watch Ready to Take the Plunge?

Summer has arrived, and with it comes a host of wonderful outdoor activities — most of which involve water. Before you dive in, make sure the watch on your wrist is ready to take the plunge with you.waterresistance3


Even though a watch may say it is water resistant, it may not be resistant enough — plain and simple. In order for a watch to be classified as water resistant — and to rate the depth to which it can be submerged — it has to undergo rigorous pressure tests. If your watch doesn’t say water resistant, it isn’t. Panerai

If the watch you are wearing says it is water resistant, it will typically have the depth to which it can be worn. It’s important to note that watch brands use a number of methods to mark their watches for water resistance, including feet, meters, Bars and ATM (atmospheres). To simplify these terms, we offer some basic breakdowns:

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

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No watch is water resistant to just three feet or 1 meter. Most will say 5 bar, 10 bar, 20 bar and up, for instance. You can find the markings denoting the water resistance of the watch either on the dial or on the caseback.

Generally, a good rule of thumb is if a watch isn’t water resistant to at least 50 or 100 feet it shouldn’t go in a pool. For instance, if a watch is water resistant to 30 feet, it may not have water-tight gaskets or screw-in crowns, and water could seep inside when the watch is exposed to pressure or direct flow. Our guidelines: We will swim with a watch that has a screw-in crown and is water resistant to at least 200 meters. We will dive with one that is resistant to at least 300 meters. Additionally, never operate the crown or try to set the watch while in the water or while it is wet.



from Hamilton Jewelers

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Top Bridal Jewelry Trends for Summer

Your wedding day is a glorious celebration of love and coming together, but let’s face it; as the bride, all eyes will be on you. Accessorizing for your wedding day can be a bit of a challenge, but we took the  biggest trends from the runways as well as brides-to-be on Pinterest, to create a top trends list that is sure to stir up some inspiration for your own look.

Read below to find a summary of the top jewelry trends and a selection of some of our pieces in a variety of price ranges that compliment each look. Many even combine multiple trends for a truly stylish and versatile accessory that can be worn well after your wedding day.

Statement Earrings

While this look might not be for everyone; everyone who took a peek at this year’s bridal fashion shows agreed that statement earrings were big. (Literally and figuratively)

Rose Gold

Brides have been loving rose gold for it’s warm and romantic feel and this summer is no different.


Dainty Details

Many contemporary brides are showing their love for minimalist design with simple pieces that add a subtle accent for a clean look.



Neck embellishments add a unique spin on the traditional necklace and designers love it! Not to mention they also go great with off the shoulder gowns which are the biggest dress trend on Pinterest.


Pearls have always been a classic staple for the bride, but today’s bridal designers are using pearls in new and fun ways such as layering and as hair accessories.






from Hamilton Jewelers

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Top 10 Countdown to Watch Fair: #1 TAG Heuer Connected Modular

We have finally made it to our number one!


With the same forward-thinking approach that inspired them to launch the first TAG Heuer Connected watch last year, it’s no surprise that TAG continues to hone its product by introducing the Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45.

 TAG Heuer Connected

While TAG’s original smartwatch gave its wearer the ability to customize the dial and display of the watch, the Modular takes this one step further. Now, not only can the dial be customized, but the lugs and strap can be easily swapped out as well, and if you miss the feeling of a mechanical watch on the wrist, Tag offers a mechanical module that can also be swapped in.

For those who really want everything this system has to offer, Tag even offers a module with a bone fide tourbillon. All told, there are over fifty variations of the Connected Modular available at launch. As with the original version, the Connected Modular stands as proof of TAG Heuer’s philosophy that while the watch world may be rapidly changing, there is a way to hold onto the past and look forward at the same time.


You will have the opportunity to play around with this groundbreaking piece (and you will definitely want to) at our exclusive pop-up shop during Watch Fair or check out our Facebook live video Saturday at 10:30am where we will be getting up close and personal with this piece.

from Hamilton Jewelers