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How To Spot A Fake Citizen Watch

There are hundreds of online stores selling ‘replica’ Citizen watches, but there’s also online auction sites where bogus dealers move off fake citizen watches to unsuspecting buyers. If you want guaranteed high quality you need to know how to spot the unethical sites and also the imitations. While shopping online for any Citizen watch look for stores that are authorised to sell Citizen watches. When they also have a...

Luminox Go To Space With XCOR Aerospace

Luminox have announced that it is now the official watch partner of XCOR Aerospace. XCOR Aerospace are creators of the most innovative commercial spacecraft ever built, the XCOR Lynx. They recently acquired SXC (Space Expedition Corporation, currently known as XCOR Space Expeditions) who had an existing working relationship with Luminox, who produced a number of watches which are capable of working in space. Who Are XCOR Aerospace XCOR...

First Class Watches celebrates 10 years of online retail

First Class Watches are celebrating 10 years of fantastic customer service. The website was launched in 2005 after James Moore Jewellers noticed the continued growth of online retail. With the online market continuing to grow, First Class Watches’ dedication to great choice and customer service has ensured a growth from strength to strength. Currently, First Class Watches are an official UK dealer for over 60 watch brands, with...

The Swiss Foundations of Japanese Watches

Watchmaking history shows a long history of rivalry between Japanese and Swiss watchmakers. The rivalry began when Japanese watchmakers became the first threat to the Swiss monopoly on watch manufacturing and was at its hight during the quartz crisis in the 1970’s. But are you aware of the Swiss history which lies underneath the history of Japanese watches? Despite the historic rivalry between Japanese and Swiss watchmakers, the...

Mondaine Ready To Time The World’s Longest Tunnel

Mondaine are set to take over timing responsibilities for the world’s longest railway tunnel later this year. Mondaine are the official timing partner of the project and they will be taking responsibility for setting the signal time for all rail transportation operating through the Gotthard Base Tunnel, which opens next year. The length of the Gotthard Base Tunnel is going to be 57 kilometres (35 miles) narrowly beating the...

The Incredible History of Seiko

Unless you’ve been under a rock somewhere for the last 100 years, you’ll definitely have heard of Seiko. And if you have been living under a rock for the last 100 years, once you’ve got over all of the crazy new technology you’ll see all around you – you’ll soon realise why one of your first new purchases needs to be a Seiko watch. Seiko are well known around the world due to the wide range of media...

A Guide To Watch Materials

  Watches are made out of different materials depending on the brand and the model. All or most of the watches which are featured upon firstclasswatches.co.uk are made from one of the materials listed here. The following segments clarify the material, as well as the positive and negative aspects of the material. Stainless steel Stainless steel, St, has a composition of being an iron-carbon alloy, combined with chromium and pennie....

A Guide To Watch Glass

  Watch glass is the transparent covering within the face of the watch. You will find a variety of materials that are utilized to make watch glass. They can be made from 1 of 3 common materials. Each material has it’s own pros and cons, so it’s worth comprehending the variations. Acrylic Glass The least expensive glass is really a plastic. Acrylic plastic is tough, flexible and transparent. it is also very light....

The World’s Most Complicated Watch?

Usually, watch manufacturers like to promote simplicity and ease of use, but on the 17th of September watch manufacturer Vacheron Constantin are doing something different. After 8 long years of development Vacheron Constantin are going to unveil the world’s most complicated watch. The reason it is possible to say that this will be the world’s most complicated watch is because it is going to include more “complications”...

A Solar Powered Watch Is More Reliable Than You Think Here’s Why

Isn’t it frustrating when you find an awesome watch stored away in a box somewhere and you really want to wear it, but the batteries have ran out. There may be ways to get them back up and running again, but it’s all too much hassle when you just want to slip your watch on and go. Generally these watches end up back in the box again until you find it again five years later and lament the lack of a rechargeable battery! Of...