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Kapten & Son Limited Edition PRIDE Watch to Celebrate LGBT Pride Month

In case you didn’t know, tomorrow, June 1st, marks the beginning of LGBT Pride Month.  This month honors the Stonewall riots, which happened in Greenwich Village, at the end of June 1969. This month commemorates all who celebrate, fight for, and love the LGBT community. To celebrate this impactful month, Kapten & Son, the affordable luxury brand that offers adventurous and stylish accessories, is launching a Kapten & Son Limited Edition PRIDE watch to support the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community.

Each Kapten & Son limited edition PRIDE watch features a custom rainbow nylon band and stylish stainless steel 316L casing (rose gold or silver), a white or black watch face, and is available in two sizes – Campina at 36mm and Campus at 40mm diameters. This limited-edition watch not only looks very fashionable, it does great work as well (and we’re not referring to its precision timekeeping). 15% of proceeds from the sale of each watch benefiting Heritage of Pride, the non-profit organization that produces New York City’s official LGBT Pride events each year.

“We are grateful to Kapten & Son for their support of our efforts and community,” said Chris Frederick, Managing Director of Heritage of Pride. “The Pride watch is a great way to show your pride and support, through continued visibility for the community, and the funds raised will help support our programming.”

Other features of the Kapten & Son Limited edition PRIDE watch include 7 MM case size,  Ronda 762 quartz movement, and 5 ATM ~50M water­proofness.

Founded in 2014 by three college friends, Artjem Weissbeck, Fabian Deventer and Johannes Theobald, Kapten & Son offers watches and sunglasses designed to be the perfect companion for the global wanderer, celebrating today’s generation and each individual’s unique journey.

The Kapten & Son Limited edition PRIDE watch will be available exclusively online at www.kapten-son.com, ($149.00 for Campina, $159.00 for Campus) starting tomorrow, June 1st. The rainbow watch strap by itself is available for only $19.00 and easily fits other Kapten & Son watches. More than 700 global retailers, including Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Need Supply, and more carry Kapten & Son watches.

Armitron Moms Time Out: Give Gift of Time this Mother’s Day

There are moments when all moms need, is time; time to do all the things she has to do, time to spend with her loved ones, and of course time for herself to relax. Since we don’t have to power to alter or influence time, we can gift mom the next best thing, the gift of stylish timepieces for Mother’s Day. We had the pleasure of attending the Armitron Moms Time Out event with Vera Sweeney, Audrey McClelland, and Actress/Author, Jenna von Oÿ (best known for playing Six LeMeure on NBC’s Blossom), who showcased her latest “Situation Momedy” book. The event celebrated the time moms give to their families (many not taking time for themselves) and the wonderful Armitron Spring 2017 Watch Collection.

Check out a video of Jenna speaking with hosts, Vera Sweeney and Audrey McClelland, at the Armitron Moms Time Out event about being a mom, her book, etc:

The Armitron Spring 2017 Watch Collection highlighted several must-have styles and fashionable watch trends to look out for  Spring 2017 including:

Blush and Rose Gold

Perfect for spring, this color has been all over the runways for this season. With rose-gold hardware and blush-colored straps, these watches are easy to pair with any spring outfit.

Mesh Straps and Luggage-Colored Leather Strap Watches

Metal, mesh straps are growing in popularity in men’s and women’s watches in gold, silver, rose-gold and even black. Easy to dress down, leather strap watches are comfortable and easy to pair with casual attire or spring dresses.

Gold Hardware with Silver Watch Hands & Numbers

More and more watch designers are mixing metals, with gold-framed faces and silver hands and markers. This two-toned look pairs seamlessly with all types of accessories.

Simple, Large Faces

The boyfriend look has been in with clothing for a while, and now larger, simpler watch faces are becoming popular for women’s styles, too.

This Mother’s Day, why not dazzle your mom, wife, sister, aunt, and other special mothers in your life with one of Armitron’s stunning collections of women’s watches. See more photos from the event, including more watch styles from the Spring 2017 Collection below

What are you getting your moms this Mother’s Day? Will you give her the gift of time?

Shore Projects Welcomes New Wool Watch Straps

If you weren’t aware, today is daylights Savings Time and what better day than today to talk about timepieces. You may remember our highlight of the UK-based, Shore Projects Watches and their variety of straps, which they’ve just extended with a new strap collection made from Merino wool.

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The new Shore Projects Wool Straps are soft in texture and sharp in style. The Merino wool is mounted on Italian leather and comes in an array of colors, including Grey, Navy, Maroon, and Brown, four colors that reflect and celebrate its true British design. The first of their kind, the wool straps are designed to fit with any of the fourteen available Shore Projects watch styles, so you cam mix and match to your heart’s content; and just like their classic nylon, leather, mesh, polka dot, and mesh straps, the new wool straps are of course fitted with the brand’s unique interchangeable strap mechanism.

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The Wool Straps retail for $45.00, and can be accented with a Gold, Silver, Rose Gold, or Black clasp to match or contrast with your choice of watch face. As you can see, we’ve highlighted a few wool strap/face options for you to see, but with this UK watch brand, the possibilities are endless. See all of the available watch straps at shoreprojects.com/collections/straps.

What are your thoughts on the new wool straps? What watch face/wool strap would you get for yourself? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Timeless Elegance: Henry London Watches

One of my favorite memories of my grandfather was his when he built chess boards and pieces, everything had to be precisely timed (my grandfather was a precise man), which meant constantly paying attention to his watch, a vintage timepiece that was double-domed (this terminology I would learn long after he passed away). To this day, vintage watches, especially those that have double-domed lenses remind me of him, so you can imagine our excitement when we were introduced to the beautifully crafted line of luxury Henry London Watches, a stunning range of timepieces that brings together vintage and modern design.

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It’s no surprise that the Henry London Watches remind me of my grandfather, the classic British timepieces have a bit of a magical beginning. While exploring London’s many vintage districts searching for inspiration, the brand’s founders, two already successful fashion designers came upon an old, beautifully styled, classic Swiss wristwatch with the words “Henry, August 1965” engraved on the case back. Although time had its toll on the vintage timepiece, the designers were inspired by the attention to the details that could only be found in high-end, luxury watches, and started to think about the possibilities of reinventing Henry’s watch for today’s generation……….and thus, Henry London was born.

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Henry London has thirteen stylish collections (Chiswick, Edgware, Finchley, Hammersmith, Hampstead, Harrow, Highgate, Holborn, Knightsbridge, Pimlico, Richmond, Stratford, and Westminster), nine of which we’ve featured today, all named after iconic locations in London. These watches, which are available in 25mm, 30mm, 39mm, 41mm case sizes, are a tribute to Henry’s original watch from 1965 with an emphasis on the watchmaking heritage. The classic proportions of the case flow seamlessly into a high double-domed lens, accentuating the subtle curves of the domed dials, which are available in a variety of colors. The Henry London Watches feature an elongated seconds hand that’s curved with an arched tip, and raised hour markers, in addition to its conventional hour, minute and seconds hands. Some watch styles also boast three sub-dials, and a calendar window at either 3 o’clock, or at the 6 o’clock positions which change at midnight. Wristbands for the watches are available in a soft, stitched leather, or a self-adjustable, Milanese mesh bracelet.

In keeping in line with the tradition of the original henry watch engraving, Henry London offers a bespoke case back that allows its customers to personalize their watch thanks to their engraving service. We were quite lucky to have a Henry London Watch engraved and in honor of our dear grandad, we got out name…..his last name. Check out the engraving below:

We’ve seen an increase in our generation wearing watches and we find ourselves wanting to wear one more often. The luxury watch brand recently launched nationwide at Nordstrom and Anthropologie, and at www.henrylondon.com. Do you find yourself wearing watches more? What do you think of the Henry London Watches? Do you have a favorite style?

Shore Projects Watches: Time for Change

New York Fashion Week is in two weeks and naturally, we’re getting ourselves ready. The two most important things for us during this very hectic and fashionable week (besides the shows we’re attending), is time (staying on schedule is essential and can be difficult at times) and of course wardrobe (looking effortlessly cool, chic, and comfortable can be a pain while you’re running around from show to show during winter). Luckily one fashionable accessory is helping us get our time and wardrobe together for NYFW the Shows, Shore Projects Watches.

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Shore Projects Watches is a timeless, unisex watch brand whose timepieces are inspired the British seaside, and influenced by vintage designs with modern features. These classic style watches are the perfect accessory for men and women and boast an innovative strap mechanism that makes it super easy to swap straps every day if you desire, in mere seconds. To make your Shore Projects Watch truly yours, just choose from more than 14 watch faces, and 30 watch bands to celebrate your personal style. The straps are available in a host of various materials including classic nylon, leather, mesh, and polka dot, which equals about 400+ varied style choices. The watch brand also recently launched their new Silicone watch bands, which are also available in multiple colors (some of which can be seen below), giving you the opportunity to create even more style and pattern choices.

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These timepieces offer much more than just their stylish exterior, Shore Projects uses the most reliable Japanese Miyota Quartz movements and precision manufacturing processes, allowing the watches to withstand the demands of everyday living as well as personal style choices. The watches are waterproofed to 325ft (or 100m), which makes them perfect for swimming at the beach, lake or pool this summer. Shore Project watches also boast 316L marine grade stainless steel cases, scratch resistant crystal sapphire glass, and the finest quality leather sourced from Italy.

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Do you find yourself feeling bored with your current watch? Then we highly recommend getting acquainted with Shore Projects Watches to celebrate your own personal style with a customized watch. Why not make your everyday style standout.

A Matter of Time | Standout Timepieces From Allen Lyle and Nooka

Accessories have become more than just accents to our look, they are now taking center stage and the focal point of many looks. Just like necklaces, earrings and rings, watches are experiencing a high in fashion and designers are experimenting with cool and unusual details and materials, just look at these eye-catching and innovative timepieces from Allen Lyle and Nooka.

Allen Lyle Watches

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With a collection made from the unconventional but very natural material that is wood – specifically sandalwood, maple wood and , these timepieces are a definite statement all on their own. Allen Lyle offers fashion forward styles for men and women at affordable prices. Although the styles feature classic watch faces, these wood watches are anything but boring. Whether you go for a square-faced, all-wood style like the Theo Light or Dark, or a wood and stainless steel style like the Kenzie, your watch will definitely get attention. To wrap your wrist in one of these, head over to http://shopallenlyle.com/shop/Watches.

Nooka Watches

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Nooka already makes very modern and futuristic timepieces that are attention-getters and they’ve upped the ante by reinvigorating their Zub series with glow-in-the-dark technology. Nooka strongly believes in the philosophy of “enhanced functionality and a technoprogressive”, their designs celebrate the future of design and style innovation. Another one of their new must-have styles is the Zex Silver, Gold and Night (shown below), a stainless steel, mineral crystal, leather bands and masculine design in their popular analogue dot face, the Zirc.

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All Nooka styles can be purchased on nooka.com. Are you loving these timepieces from Allen Lyle and Nooka? Which watches are your favorites?

It’s About TIME!!

As many of you may know, from past posts, I LOVE jewelry. So you can only image how excited I was to get a sneak peak at the newest styles from top fashion watch brands BCBG MAXAZRIA, Breil Milano, Freestyle and Kenneth Cole New York. These fine pieces fit any budget and add class, style and functionality to any wardrobe.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Watches are the premiere lifestyle brand which embodies today’s fashionable woman; effortlessly chic and youthful in spirit. The Spring/Summer 2011 watch collection provides eye-catching timepieces for under $200. A standout is the BCBG Watch with the retro BCBG flower insignia from the “Icon Voyage” collection, they retail for $125 each and come in the following colors – black, green, yellow and white with rose gold.

Breil Milano, the international watch and jewelry brand helmed by visionaries Macello & Simone Binda, captures the essence of today’s trend-setting customer in their Spring/Summer 2011 collection. Any woman or man would be truly excited by their watch collections, timepieces fill with charisma, simple lines, refined and dynamic details. Women will love their jewelry collection which is best described as versatile and multi-functional.

Made from stainless steel, you can wear a necklace long or short, wear a necklace as a bracelet or earrings as short delicate or long, dangling statement pieces…all for no more than $140. For example, can you believe the above photos are all the same necklace? The beauty of this piece is the charming silver balls all have stoppers inside which allows you to move and place them wherever you please. Imagine the possibilities. Breil Milano is launching an online retail shop exclusively for their jewelry next month but if you’re dying for more, go to http://www.breil.com/en-NL/products/jewels/

Have you heard of Freestyle Watches? Its a name you should know. Freestyle is the watch of choice for surfers and after this season, it will be yours too. This watch line contains watches that feature both bright, bold colors while others have more of a tough, hard edge with athletic functionality that is a fashion conscious man or woman’s dream. For under $125 you can sport the newest timepieces. If you are someone who embraces bold color and modern structure is your style of choice, the fashionable watches from Freestyle are for you.

Last but certainly not least, Kenneth Cole has created a transparent watch that everyone will envy. This watch is inspired by New York City’s art-deco architecture that embodies a “less is more” approach to both classic and sporty timepieces. The industrial style timepieces boast skeleton movements and suspended dials. Available on Saffiano textured and calf leather straps, silicone straps or stainless steel bracelets, the Transparency collection is sure to tantalize the appetite of every city dweller. Kenneth Cole also introduced the beauty of ceramic bands to several timepieces in the collection. I love the chic combination of Rose Gold and White ceramic. Speaking of the combination of Rose Gold and White, my favorite Kenneth Cole timepiece actually had a more futuristic and interactive aspect – its the Touch Screen Digital

Upon first sight, it looks like a simple and chic classic face but this amazing watch features touch-sensor technology, view time for 32 cities in the world, stainless steel case, rubber strap, is water resistant and has a backlight for nighttime viewing – I love it.

If you are in the market for a new statement timepiece, you should get more acquainted with these brands, one will definitely have something to match your style and taste.

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