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Earlier this week while I was at the Helen Brett Jewelry Show, I looked at Locman and Aqua Masters wristwatches for sale. I think both are Italian made. The Locmans retailed for $3500 and sold at $1800. and the Aqua Masters retailed lower and sold at around $900. I was estonished by the price. They were pretty and had exaggerated numbers, and were rather large rectangle in shape. These are new watches and both quartz.
Has anyone heard of either make? Just wondering!
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Quartz movements can vary a lot in quality. There are non-jeweled, 2-jewel and even 7-jewel versions. Some are remarkable timekeepers. There are many other ways to go as well.
Here are the Lockman watches on the internet. (I was not too impressed) http://www.orolus.com/locman.shtml
If I were buying a new quartz watch I'd stick with a name like Seiko or check out the new line of Bulova Accutrons...
If you're after a really great fashion look at a reasonable price, check out the Hamilton line. That's right Hamilton...
Highly recommended if you have a lot to spend is Bob Wingate's. They also have vintage pocket and wrist watches...
Stephanie, there are far more choices today than ever! More than you might imagine. Just keep your eyes wide open and your wits about you. But of course you should do that with every decision!
Thanks for the "heads up" on quartz wristwatches and for the live links; especially the Hamilton link as I surely enjoyed seeing Elvis's 1957 Ventura wristwatch Hamilton now has in their possession. Interesting! I can only dream of Ventura wristwatches but one day I hope to include a Ventura in my wristwatch collection. I need to do more research on Venturas. I may even start a thread on
Actually, I do not have a desire to purchase any "new" wristwatches. I was window shopping at the show so to speak. I'm afraid I'm stuck in the vintage or antique mode and really, proud of it as I love collecting vintage wristwatches and antique pocketwatches. I'm not telling you something you already know huh? Ha!
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