It’s February. We all know what that means. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. “Now’s the time to beat the crowds and choose a gift for your special someone” would be the perfect clincher to get people out and about, spending those dollars. We’re not going there.
Even so, inasmuch as Valentine’s Day can be overhyped, overrated a bit even, it can be a great opportunity to express your feelings to the person you love. Some people are great at that sort of thing every day of the year… but for some people, a designated day helps us put those feelings out on the table, wear our hearts on our sleeve, if only for a moment or two.
Valentines Day is the day to reinforce the connection you share with your significant other by showing your affection, be it via love notes, flowers, gifts… whatever you know speaks to your partner.
If you’re considering purchasing a watch for the special day, we’re about to make things much easier for you. You can check out our entire collection of discount designer watches at Watches & Beyond, or see our curated selection below.
If you’re going away for the holidays, choosing what to bring along and what to leave behind is super annoying. We figured we’d help you out a bit with some suggestions.
First off, when in doubt, do without. The likelihood you’ll need that extra-extra pair of jeans is actually quite small. And you can always do the laundry. We’re pretty sure washing machines are a universal concept, so don’t worry about it, wherever you’re going!
The same applies to cosmetics and toiletries; you can run to the local 24 hour CVS and buy shampoo. There’s no need to schlep it all with you! (Unless you like having bottles of liquid explode inside your suitcase – then go ahead!)
Do NOT, we repeat, do NOT forget to grab your phone charger out of the wall in the morning before you leave. That can be super inconvenient! Pack all other electronic devices, wires, laptops etc. in advance to avoid major heartache.
Even if you plan on staying in your jeans and a Hanes for the duration of your trip, always pack at least one presentable ensemble. And don’t skimp on packing accessories – like your watch!
Speaking of watches, make sure you have the right watch for your destination. If you’re planning a beach getaway, a waterproof watch is a must. Don’t have a waterproof watch? Here are a couple of our best:
Wherever you go, make sure to be prepared and be awesome! Happy holiday packing!
With winter over and spring fast approaching, many people find themselves in the market for a new watch, or they are searching for a watch to give as a graduation gift to a loved one. Their timing could not be better because the world of watches is inundated with timepieces inspired by spring fashions. A new watch is the perfect addition to a new spring look.
For young men we suggest the Raymond Weil Tango Chronograph Steel Watch. The elegant stainless steel timepiece is an impressive watch for job interviews, first dates, and formal functions. It is simple but elegant, making it ideal for someone who has a small collection. It is versatile but doesn’t fall into the trap of being generic, as many all-purpose watches do. It costs just under $1,200, but keep in mind a quality Raymond Weil Tango will last a lifetime. Think of it as an investment!
For someone living the active lifestyle who wants to maintain an aura of elegance, we recommend a Swiss Army watch from the Air Boss collection. These aviation-style watches are not just for pilots. Their sturdy build makes them the perfect hybrid of business and pleasure. They are great for leaving the office early and heading for the beach!
Although most people are familiar with the iconic Swiss Army watch, they do not know much about its origins. This popular international brand is shrouded in mystery. Let us take a brief look at the history of the Swiss Army company and how they became so well known for Swiss Army knives and watches.
The company that makes all Swiss Army merchandise is Victorinox. They do, in fact, make knives and tools for the Army of Switzerland but are a privately owned and operated company. They first gained popularity in the States after WWII when soldiers brought the knives home.
The knives became so popular that the company started marketing them here. Around the same time they developed watches. It was a natural move for a company that already had years designing complex items with many small moving parts. The Swiss Army watch was at first as rugged as the knife that bares its name. With time, however, they responded to trends and developed a range of fashion-friendly lines. You can still rely on the Swiss Army company to produce high-quality goods.
If you thought Swiss Army watches were all about rugged pragmatism, think again; they now create watches on par with those of high-end fashion houses.
“Rugged sophistication” is the phrase we used when last we discussed Swiss Army watches. It still holds true; these are durable, practical, but ultimately quite attractive timepieces. You will even be forgiven for assuming that the entire line of Swiss Army watches is a mostly male dominated field of time-keeping tools. The assumption could not be further from the truth.
Swiss Army watches apply their durability and practicality to a small line of excellent women’s watches. Each has its own charm. For example, the Ambassador has a blue dial set and beautiful polished silver features in a stainless steel case and bracelet narrower than the men’s models. The Victorinox Maverick II offers a red bezel on a white watch face, a perfect watch for casual dress in all types of climates. The Summit XLT’s rubber watch band gives it a comfy, sportier feel, perfect for jogging or just hitting the gym.
Each model of women’s Swiss Army watches offers something uniquely “Swiss Army” without sacrificing a feminine bent. These are beautiful timepieces and should be considered by any woman who values a watch with a guarantee for longevity, along with high style. Browse our wide selection and take advantage of superb discounts.
Although there is a lot of talk in the news about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there are plenty of deals to be had right now. At Watches and Beyond’s under $250 section, you can find a diverse selection of watches selling at way below the market rate. Customers looking to get an early jump on holiday gift buying while saving money, can easily do so by shopping at Watches and Beyond.
Take the women’s Swatch Blue In Jeans Skin. This hip watch looks great with a pair of blue jeans, obviously, and other casual wear. The strap is actually denim on leather. It is being offered at a discounted price of $72, which is 45% off the original price. This is an authentic Swatch watch, so you know it is a brand name you can trust, and the gift will last a lifetime. Can you imagine paying so little for such a fine watch?
For the adventurer on your gift list, check out the Swiss Army Summit XLT Women’s Sport Diver. This rugged Swiss Army watch is only $250, down $100 from its original price. The metallic blue dial, rotating diver’s bezel and scratch resistance face combine to make an incredible watch at an even more incredible value. It also features a date indicator and glow-in-the-dark hands.
Shop our entire selection for affordable deals this season!
With summer officially here, many people are wondering about how their watch will fare on the beach. Most quality watches are water resistant, though you should check your watch’s packaging or the manufacture’s website to be sure. Also water resistant doesn’t mean the watch won’t be damaged by a day of salt, sand and surf. If you plan on spending a lot of time on the shore this summer you may want to invest in a luxury watch designed for seaside fun.
The Bulova Marine Star Stainless Steel & Rose Gold Tone Mens Strap Watch is just such a timepiece. It is water resistant up to 330 feet and is sturdy enough for sailing, surfing and other beach activities. It is also elegant and gorgeous; you can wear it to the beach and not have to change out of it when heading to the clubhouse or for a night on the town.
Swiss Army watches are also rugged and the Dive Master series is a fine choice for the aquatically inclined watch fan. It functions at over 1600 ft. submerged and the stainless steel means you won’t have to deal with ugly rust stains. Although rugged, this watch could easily be worn to a high end restaurant or club and no one would be the wiser.