My New Stuhrling Watch! | The Adams Regulator Watch by Stuhrling Watches {Pics!}

Guys,

All of you know what a crazy watch nut I am! I’ve got a watch addiction that is only rivaled by my love for diamonds and jewelry! Of course I already own some expensive and prestigious timepieces; like a gold Rolex, a gold Piaget Protocole, Ebel Wave in gold, Cartier Tank and more…)

Recently, I went on the hunt for a beautiful, yet inexpensive timepiece that would feature some jaw dropping complications without breaking the bank.

My objective was to wear a watch that would present itself really well and that would rival the aesthetic look and appeal of a more expensive timepiece by many thousands of dollars.

I meet with couples every day in our N.Y.C. showroom and it is important for me to wear a timepiece that speaks to impeccable taste and refinement (I hope ;-) .

Recently, I had my eyes on this ESQ watch

That was until I found a treasure trove of watches at www.Stuhrling.com!

Stuhrling watches feature some breathtaking and inexpensive timepieces with complications that would rival (in appearance, although obviously not in quality, accuracy and pedigree) the most expensive watches from the likes of Patek, GP, Vacheron, DeWhitt, Breguet, Harry Winston, Blancpain, Nardin, LeCoultre, Daniel Roth etc.!

I settled on this beautiful Stuhrling ‘Adams’ Regulator watch in stainless steel with 22kt. Gold overlay. These Stuhrling watches sure are beautiful! Upon my inspection, I do believe these are well made watches for the price (I paid under $200).

My Beautiful New Stuhrling Adams Regulator Watch!
Some photos including a wrist shot of this watch…..on yours truly!

The first thing that grabs your attention with the Adamas is its exquisite allure. A closer look uncovers exactly why this timepiece is so striking. The open-heart complication which reveals the balance wheel beating back and forth is truly mesmerizing. And with the extraordinary guilloche soleil texturing on the dial shimmering like the new day’s sun, you have a look of a timepiece that is truly unconquerable!

I look forward to owning more of these exquisite timepieces by the Stuhrling Watch company!

One Website A Million Jewelry Designers!?!?

www.YLANG23.com offers a wide array of jewelry from many different designers…most of them names nobody in the industry has ever heard of…

Nevertheless, the selection of diamond jewelry designs is quite alluring!

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This gold and diamond bracelet from one “Cathy Waterman” is actually quite interesting and unique. Of course, for the outrageously overpriced price of $25,600.00 it might prove to be a bit prohibitive for many.

Here are the specs:

Cathy’s 22kt gold bees chasing wildflowers hinged bangle bracelet is a knockout addition to your holiday jewelry wardrobe, with its “floating” bees alternating with platinum and diamond flowers. Fits a normal to smaller wrist and is actually an oval shape so that it resists turning. Besides the push clasp, there is a safety bar hidden on the bottom.

$25,600.00 …..WOW!

Are These Diamond Earphones For You??

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Jeweller Thomas Heyerdahl in Oslo / Norway is launching ”iDiamond ear” for commercial sale.

Earlier this year, Heyerdahl created the world’s most expensive iPod, named ”iDiamond”. This was crafted as one unique and single piece of jewellery, not for commercial sale, and will be auctioned away for charitable cause in London 13th of March 2008.

Apple earbud headphones are covered in 18k gold and feature 204 brilliant cut diamonds. There will be only 1,000 pairs created, which will be numbered and sold exclusively in the Heyerdahl store starting this upcoming February. $6,400

Via: Luxist

Swastika Ring Honors War Dead!

In the United States, the war dead are honored with the Medal of Honor.

In Britain war veterans are honored with a red paper poppy.

In Finland, the public is supporting its war heroes with a silver swastika ring.

That’s correct. A Swastika Ring. In Finland!

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The U.K. Telegraph reports today that whereas in most countries, the swastika is forever linked to the horrors of Hitler’s regime, but for centuries in Finland it has been a symbol of good luck – during the Second World War, Finnish military aircraft even sported blue swastikas as they fought the Nazis.

So when the Finnish War Veterans Association sought a new way of raising funds for the nation’s 80,000 Second World War veterans, the obvious choice was a replica of its 1940 Air Defense ring, complete with swastika, rosette and stylized wings.

Shoppers can now buy one of the 60,000 silver rings in supermarkets or online for about £40.

“We thought they would make great Christmas presents for men, or for young people if their grandparents fought in the war,” said Pia Mikkonen, the head of the Finnish Veterans’ Association.

She added that sales had not been as strong as she would have liked.

“At the moment we’ve sold 16,000, and I would have hoped to sell 20,000,” she said.

Finnish actors and sports stars, including Marko Kemppainen, the Olympic shooting silver medalist, have lined up to make television advertisements promoting the replica ring.

The original Air Defense ring, which was made of iron, was given to couples who donated their own gold wedding bands to the military to help finance the war effort.

Nevertheless, the Finnish troops heroically held off enemy attacks for four months in appalling winter conditions.

When Hitler turned on the Soviet Union in 1941, Finland allied itself with the Nazis, and with the help of thousands of German troops, managed to eject the occupiers.

As the fortunes of war swung again in 1944, and faced with another Soviet invasion, Finnish troops turned on the Nazis, forcing them out of the country.

Despite the Nazis’ adoption of the swastika – which is also a Hindu symbol of peace – Ms Mikkonen insisted that it remained untarnished by history.

“There hasn’t been confusion here in Finland,” she said. “For us Finns, it’s not a negative symbol.”

As a press release from the Veterans Association said: “The emblems used in the air defense rings bear no relation to swastikas used in other countries.”

Back in 1940, Finland stood alone and heavily outnumbered against an onslaught from Soviet forces.

Nevertheless, the Finnish troops heroically held off enemy attacks for four months in appalling winter conditions.

When Hitler turned on the Soviet Union in 1941, Finland allied itself with the Nazis, and with the help of thousands of German troops, managed to eject the occupiers.

As the fortunes of war swung again in 1944, and faced with another Soviet invasion, Finnish troops turned on the Nazis, forcing them out of the country.

Amazing! This would make a great Jeopardy question!