Michele Watches are one of the hottest brands in timepieces right now. They’re fun, stylish, and have more models than fashion week. Whether your style is sleek and clean, funky and bohemian, or ready for summer, Michele has you covered. Take this limited edition Seaside Starfish watch for instance – it’s gorgeous in bright polished stainless steel, a tightly woven bracelet and a diamond studded bezel, but the enamel and diamond sealife depicted on its silver bezel are whimsical fun. This watch is perfect for a weekend in usually sunny South Florida – if all this rain is keeping you away from the ocean, just stare down at your wrist instead and imagine which seaside ensemble you’ll wear it with next. One one hand, you’ve got this sultry Vix Baoba Carmen bikini with a funky abstract stripe pattern and gold & leather accents. On the other, you’ve got that trendy one piece L*Space fringe suit. We can’t choose, but it’s your weekend, your choice!
Come Spring cleaning, if you want to get rid of some old items cluttering up your closet or desk and you’re looking to sell watches Boca Raton may be a few steps ahead of you, but you can still get rid of those old watches without having to lose a lot of money on the deal. Here are a few ideas to sell those old watches without taking a major loss in the process.
1. Market it as “Vintage”
You’ve heard of wine and cheese improving with age, right? Why not watches? Insist that the gold on the band tastes that much better once a watch is a few years old. In all seriousness, classic watches are certainly rarer, and the industry guidelines for vintage place the label on watches at 20 years or older. So if you want to sell a Rolex from the late 90′s in good condition, it is technically vintage.
2. Don’t Just Cash it in
Cashing your watch in for the gold content may be tempting, but if it’s a good one, then it’s probably worth a lot more when sold to an estate jeweler. Take the time to find someone who can help you sell it for its value as a watch – not its gold content.
3. Trade Up
Kidding aside, you don’t always need to sell your watch for cash. You might be able to trade it in for a watch more suited to your style. Perhaps you’re ready to part ways with a watch you bought years ago in favor of upgrading – after all, your tastes have probably changed and -ahem-elevated as your watch knowledge grew.
Maison Martin Margiela G-Schock Collab…Shocks
For about 30 years, Casio has been producing their G-Shock line of watches. G-Shock is what it is, a sturdy, durable collection of timepieces at modest prices from a brand that made its name (and fortune) with inexpensive digital watches. Although G-Shock does produce analog watches, most contain at least some digital elements.
G-Shock watches are sometime colorful, generally large, and they do have some premium priced limited edition watches. Don’t get us wrong, they are nice watches and all but imagine our, well, shock when we heard the announcement.
A limited edition Maison Martin Margiela G-Shock is on the way. It is true. The collaboration is apparently in recognition of Casio’s 30 year run with G-Shock. The Paris based designer, known more for its clothing and bags, says in tweets and on Facebook that more details will come on March 28th.
G-Shock Watch – Courtesy of the Casio G-Shock Website
G-Shock will get (and already is getting) some buzz about the collaboration but what is in it for the French designer that has so carefully crafted its brand? Perhaps that is the point. To be TRULY edgy in this fast changing world of marketing, one needs to take risks, and Maison Martin Margiela seems to be taking one here.
We will know more after March 28th, but what are your thoughts? Is this a partnership that appears to be a reach, or is it edgy marketing at its best? Be sure to tell us what you think!
Bold red G-Shock from Casio
Even bolder yellow G-Shock from Casio
$99 purple G-Shock
Diamonds are undoubtedly the most popular precious gemstone, but it’s usually the white ones that get the most attention. Fortunately, there is a full spectrum of diamond colors to choose from, in case you prefer your gems with a little more edge. Black diamonds — hard to find and difficult to work with — make for a unique and dramatic gemstone.
Though they are rare, one Swiss luxury brand excels at delicately turning the stygian stones into priceless works of art. De Grisogono, famous for its objets d’art using those fabulous black diamonds, has featured full collections of the dusky jewel since its inception in 1993. Now featuring jewelry, watches and other accessories, the brand that made black diamonds famous continues its trend-setting ways in today’s market.
In the Beginning
Founded in 1993 by Fawaz Gruosi and two friends, De Grisogono began with the premise of giving the world a broader selection of eye-catching and timeless pieces featuring the midnight-hued mineral. In fact, the first collection they presented exclusively used black diamonds, despite the stone’s rarity and brittleness. From here, De Grisogono flourished by incorporating the dramatic material into fashion staples like sunglasses, mobile phones and watches.
The Spirit of De Grisogono
Every luxury brand has a single item that truly launches it into prominence, and for De Grisogono that item was the Spirit of De Grisogono, a roughly 312 carat black diamond ring, which featured an additional 702 small white diamonds. The original stone weighed 587 carats and was hand-cut by Gruosi.
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but if you want a look that confidently stands alone, there are few better choices than a De Grisogono black diamond. Whether you prefer their elegant watches, architectural rings or studded sunglasses, the ebony obsessed jeweler offers a variety of options with an inky tinge.
Burberry has long been known for their fashionable items and accessories, so it should come as no surprise that the fashion brand is looking to expand their line of luxury watches at BaselWorld. In a departure from their very popular fashion line, Burberry watches are expanding their fine timepieces.
Burberry is looking to keep the actual watches themselves under wrap until they’re ready for launch. All we know at this point is that we can expect a big marketing campaign that emphasizes the brand’s history of innovation and the long-running heritage of the British fashion maker.
When the brand first debuted their Britain watches late last year, the high-end consumer world was stunned by the exquisite quality and appearance of the timepieces. We don’t know what the new watches look like, but we can be sure that the line will be associated with the same class, style and elegance as everything else put out by the brand.
Anyone looking to be there at the premiere will want to book their trip quick. BaselWorld is going to be packed with media and fashion elite all trying to get first look at the new watches. There’s no telling if there will be any room left for another looky-loo come showtime.