Wrist Watches

I have had a lot of messages about wrist watches from people who like the site layout, wondering if there's any room for some information on certain brands of wrist watch. Well, don't say I never listen...

Watches I like:

Brietling - Breitling was established in 1884 by a man called Leon Breitling. Breitling lived in St. Imier, Switzerland and his now famous watch company began by making chronographs and also scientific instruments...

Rolex - In 1908, Rolex was founded by Mr. Hans Wilsdorf, a German National Citizen. Initially the company was named Wilsdorf & Davis as Wilsdorf founded company together with his brother in law. At the time, mostly pocket watches were produced by Swiss watch manufacturers as manufactures still had difficulty to produce accurate and reliable movements in such small size that they would fit in a watch...

Omega - The name "Omega" eventually came from an Omega watch created in 1894, a simple to maintain and reliable watch that impressed the company's banker, Henri Riekel, who suggested the name that was to stick with all future watches made...

Oris - The Oris Wristwatch gets its name from a brook and a valley close to Holstein in Switzerland. The name comes from the Celt Roman ''Orusz' meaning watercourse. Since the factory was founded in 1904, Oris has constantly developed better timepieces...

IWC - Developments from IWC include the Porche series of sports watches, the 'Davinci', a perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch that will not need any date adjustments for 500 years. In 1993, when the company unveiled the famous II Destriero, it caused quite a stir...

Cartier - represents more than just a fashion statement. Their ladies' watches are considered by many to be the most beautiful in the world. Watches such as 'Pasha', represent a class and style of watch unique despite hundreds of competitors’ watches. Cartier is available in a vast range of prices and styles...

Citizen - may have a reputation for mass producing cheap watches but in the 1990s the company came out with a World's first - Solar Powered Watches. I'm sure many people thought, "gimmick", but when you actually stop and take a look at their range, which includes a perpetual calendar with alarm model, you begin to realize that there's actually more to the company than meets the eye.

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