Category Archives: Men’s Watches

Top Five Time Management Tips

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Some people seem to naturally arrive at every appointment five minutes early, cool and collected, impressive gold watch casually on display. Others can’t seem to arrive within a half hour of the appointed time and always look as though they’ve been running with the bulls. What are some of the secrets of those early arrivers?

  1. Always Know the Time. This may sound flippant, but for those who don’t have an innate sense of time passing, it’s vital to either wear a timepiece or have clocks visible in every work and living space.
  2. Count Backwards from Arrival. This trick has helped so many, and it’s so simple. Start with the time you wish to arrive at a location or do a task. Subtract the amount of time it takes you to travel there (with a generous overage to account for traffic etc). Then continue subtracting how much time it requires for each task you need to do prior to departure until you arrive at the time you need to begin preparing.
  3. Spend Time to Save Time. The most common complaint about keeping a planner or even a digital organizer is that entering tasks takes too long. However, since most routines recur, an hour spent planning the week will ultimately save time once the routine has been established.  
  4. Eliminate the Noise. Both literal noise and metaphorical noise-like distractions reduce your efficiency at completing tasks. When each task takes extra time to complete, your entire schedule can be disrupted. That’s not to say you have to work in silence; just that distractions need to be minimized.
  5. Learn to Say ‘No’: Some find themselves overwhelmed and perpetually behind schedule simply because they have taken on too many obligations. Declining new tasks allows you complete what’s on hand, prioritizing quality over quantity.

The transition to a new way of thinking about and handling your time can take some adjustment. One way to smooth this, or create an incentive for yourself is to invest in a new watch, one you’ll enjoy wearing, even if the cost isn’t substantive. Discount luxury watches are a way to say to the world that you value your time and the time of others. Visit our website to find the watch you want.

The Thrill of a Racing Watch

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At the time of the Roman Empire, people would gather in stadiums to watch Gladiators fight. The thrill of the competition drove the charge of the spectators. Today, spectators still look for that same sort of excitement, only in more civilized ways. We now have a new charge, and that is the thrill of sports games and for many, the car race.

A special type of harmony exists between watches and car races. One driver in particular who set off this relationship was racecar driver and actor Paul Newman who would sport the Rolex Daytona alongside his cars. His influence set off the popularity of the racing watch, a men’s watch trend that remains dominant today.

If you’ve never considered a racing watch before due to lack of knowledge, one thing you must know is its core purpose, which may even be obvious by now. Racing watches feature an elapsed time indicator or  stopwatch that gives a user faster access to timing activity than having to take out a phone or loose timer. Some of the higher end models feature tides, compass headings and GPS position. A watch like this will also serve as an alarm, also making it a useful bed-side watch, when the rush of the day has ended.

There are many racing watches on the market, but one that we love is our Chopard Classic Racing Watch, featured above. The watch includes a large central seconds counter, a 30 minute counter, 12 hour counter, a small seconds subdial, and a date display so the wearer never loses track of time.

Racing watches are the perfect timepiece for a racer, sailor or even a chef who has to time cooking. They are a favorite amongst men and can be a perfect gift for someone looking to add a masculine touch to their style.

A Helpful Guide to Father’s Day Gift Giving

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Father’s Day is fast approaching and, as much as we love them, dads can be a real challenge to shop for. Watches and Beyond has compiled this guide to make gift giving for dads painless and fun this year.

  • Golf Lessons. The ability to play golf–and play well–is both a hobby and a business skill across a variety of professions. Whether he’s a rookie or a seasoned golfer, it’s never a bad idea to brush up one’s skills on the green.
  • Cufflinks. These versatile accessories aren’t just for formal occasions. In fact, cufflinks are being worn more and more frequently as an accent to an otherwise casual ensemble. Browse our selection of discounted designer cufflinks for the fashionable father in your life.
  • Cologne. Do you know his special brand? Men tend to stick to one cologne–and use a lot of it–so this is one gift that won’t go to waste. Dads will be sure to appreciate this practical and thoughtful present.
  • Grill Tools. Father’s Day is conveniently situated at the peak of barbecue season, and dads can’t wait to fire up the grill. This gift might be put to use as soon as it’s opened if a poolside barbecue is part of your Father’s Day tradition.
  • Novelty Gifts. Engraved coffee mugs and picture frames may seem overdone, but their unique and personal touch never gets old. Give a gift with a message that will let him know just how much you care.
  • Watches. A tried and true staple of every man’s wardrobe, you can’t go wrong gifting a watch for a dad of any age. Watches and Beyond offers a vast selection of discount luxury watches. Browse our selection today!

Whatever the style of the father you’re shopping for this month, something on this list is sure to please! Secure the perfect gift so you can focus on letting your husband, father, grandfather, and any other dads in your life know how valued they are.

Brand Spotlight: Alpina Watches

Born in Switzerland in 1883, the Alpina Watches brand boasts elegance and quality. Every Alpina watch is designed, hand-assembled, and rigorously tested for quality assurance from their headquarters in the snowy mountains of Geneva. With styles available for both men and women, these sophisticated timepieces are a worthwhile addition to any wardrobe.  Here are three of our top picks.

Alpina Comtesse Sport Automatic Stainless Steel Women’s Strap Watch

The simplicity of this watch gives it a sleek and attractive impression and can be matched with both casual and more formal attire. The stainless steel face and genuine leather strap make this piece from Alpina a durable watch for active women.

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Alpina 130 Heritage Pilot Chronograph Automatic Men’s Strap Watch

At first glance, this timepiece presents with a vintage look. Yet, the classic brown leather strap and polished stainless steel case are juxtaposed by the sharp and modern blue hand indicators, giving this watch a truly unique look. The watch can be worn casually or in a business setting.

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Alpina Alpiner Automatic Two Tone Men’s Watch

The two tone brushed and polished gold tone and stainless steel case and bracelet exude class from this sophisticated timepiece. For some, gold watches are too bold a look. The Alpina Alpiner softens and illuminates the gold tones in the watch with the stainless steel that surrounds it. Perfect for formal and business occasions, this versatile piece can be matched elegantly with a variety of fabrics.

 

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Inherent in the design of any Alpina watch is a sense of rustic adventure. This subtle but standard characteristic sets Alpina apart from other sports watch brands. The manufacture and design of these watches hold true to the long-standing tradition of high-caliber, hand-crafted Swiss watchmaking. To find the Alpina brand watch that suits you, browse the selection at Watches and Beyond.

Ebel Watches

Ebel watches are a surefire way to make the ultimate statement in class.
One of those timeless brands, Ebel is a constant classic that doesn’t ever go out of style. It’s also one of the more affordable luxury brands, so you don’t have to break the bank to own a beautiful luxury timepiece. And that’s before the steep Watches and Beyond discounts. Ebel has the perfect watch for any occasion. Their trademark style is understated elegance. You can wear the watch you choose to work every day as well as with evening and formal wear. One thing is guaranteed, you’ll be dodging compliments right and left!

Want to be the proud new owner of a beautiful wristwatch from Ebel? Check out some of our top picks below, for men and women.

Men’s Watches:

Ebel 1911 BTR Chronograph SS Mens Watch
Ebel 1911 BTR Chronograph SS Mens Watch
Ebel 1911 BTR GMT SS Mens Watch
Ebel 1911 BTR GMT SS Mens Watch
Ebel 1911 BTR Chrono Titanium Mens Watch
Ebel 1911 BTR Chrono Titanium Mens Watch
Ebel Brasilia Gents Stainless Steel
Ebel Brasilia Gents Stainless Steel

Ladies Watches:

Ebel Brasilia Mini 18k Solid Gold Watch
Ebel Brasilia Mini 18k Solid Gold Watch
Ebel Brasilia Stainless Steel & Diamond Fashion Line Womens Watch
Ebel Brasilia Stainless Steel & Diamond Fashion Line Womens Watch
Ebel Beluga 1215858 Steel & Diamond Womens Luxury Watch Pink
Ebel Beluga 1215858 Steel & Diamond Womens Luxury Watch Pink
Ebel Brasilia Mini Stainless Steel Watch
Ebel Brasilia Mini Stainless Steel Watch

Watch Out – Steep Discounts!

New stuff is always exciting. Shopping for new clothing, furniture, electronics.. it’s inherently exciting in the novelty it brings. But the excitement of a good buy? Unbeatable.

There’s nothing better than the feeling that you got waaaaay more than you paid for. And it’s a feeling that doesn’t come our way often in a world where basics like bottled water come at a costly 2 bucks.

Watches & Beyond doesn’t play by those rules. All year round, our watches go at steeply discounted prices. Say no to retail and check out some of the amazing deals available. You don’t have to wait until Black Friday to get a steal!

Here’s our selection of women’s watches at deeply discounted prices:

Movado Eliro Stainless Steel Womens Watch
Movado Eliro Stainless Steel Watch | $1,895.00 $795.00
Baume & Mercier Hampton Watch
Baume & Mercier Hampton Watch | $4,990.00 $1,899.00
Tiffany & Co. Tesoro Stainless Steel Womens Watch
Tiffany & Co. Tesoro Womens Watch | $5,020.00 $1,995.00
Frederique Constant Slim Line  Womens Watch
Frederique Constant Womens Watch | $2,395.00 $799.00

And a selection of amazing deals for men:

Edox Grand Ocean Mens Luxury Sport Watch | $3,275.00 $739.00
Clous de Paris Chrono Automatic Steel Mens Watch
Clous de Paris Chrono Mens Watch $1,750.00 | $549.00
Kriegs Marine Uhren Manual Wind Black PVD Mens Watch
Kriegs Marine Uhren Manual Wind Black PVD Mens Watch | $1,825.00 $625.00
Rado Ceramica XL Jubile Black Ceramic Mens Dress Watch Black Diamond Dial Calendar
Rado Ceramica XL Jubile Black Ceramic Mens Dress Watch Black Diamond Dial Calendar | $24,250.00 $8,995.00

Leather vs. Stainless Steel: The Watchband Dilemma

When considering purchasing a new watch, the big question is simple: leather or stainless steel?

Metal watch bands are quite popular and there is what to be said for them. The sleek shine of the bracelet on the wearer’s wrist exudes an aura of status and importance.

On the other hand, leather bands have a rustic charm that we love. They lend a bit of a vintage feel to your ensemble. The leather band can very nicely offset luxe details like gold accents on a watch face, to create a look of subtle, understated luxury. On the fence about which band type best suits your personality? We are here to help!

Watches & Beyond has an enormous assortment of discount designer watches of every designer, style, and price. We’ve got a few picks for you to check out below for timepieces with both stainless steel and leather bracelets.

Watches with Stainless Steel Bands Picks:

Breitling Transocean ChronographStainless Steel Mens Luxury Watch
Breitling Transocean Chronograph 38 Automatic Stainless Steel Mens Luxury Watch
Corum Admiral's Cup Legend 42 Automatic Chronograph Steel Mens Watch Calendar
Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Automatic Chronograph Steel Mens Watch Calendar
Ebel Brasilia Gents Stainless Steel
Ebel Brasilia Gents Stainless Steel
Lucien Piccard SS Mens Watch
Lucien Piccard SS Mens Watch

 

Watches with Leather Band Picks:

Chopard L.U.C. Classic Twin Automatic 18k White Gold Mens Luxury Strap Watch
Chopard L.U.C. Classic Twin Automatic 18k White Gold Mens Luxury Strap Watch
Baume & Mercier Classima Executives Automatic 18k Gold Mens Watch Calendar
Baume & Mercier Classima Executives Automatic 18k Gold Mens Watch Calendar
Maurice Lacroix Phase de Lune Stainless Steel & 18k Rose Gold Mens Watch
Maurice Lacroix Phase de Lune Stainless Steel & 18k Rose Gold Mens Watch
Patek Philippe Calatrava 18k Solid Gold
Patek Philippe Calatrava 18k Solid Gold