Posts Tagged ‘Watches’

Hip Hop Iced cz Bling Bling Bracelet

Monday, May 16th, 2011


Pump it up! Make a fashion statement in this Hip Hop style totally ices out simulated diamond cz bracelet.

Hip-hop jewelry comes in many shapes and sizes, all of them meant to catch the eye and attract attention. Heavy chains of silver or gold (or both) can oftentimes be seen on celebrities such as LL Cool J and Ja Rule in their music videos. Hip-hop jewelry web sites offer fully ‘iced-out’ bling-bling, or watches, rings, bracelets and earrings that are heavily decorated with real or faux diamonds. So-called ‘spinner’ watches and rings are big best sellers in the hip-hop jewelry category. Also available are customized, removable gold, silver and platinum teeth which may be studded with jewels and gemstones, so even the pearly whites can have their share of hip-hop jewelry.

All About Sports Watches

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Sports watches are probably the most popular, versatile, and objectively useful. Many people (especially the types who can afford luxury products) are very committed to maintaining an active, adventurous lifestyle.

Though there are many types, colors, styles, and builds of sports watches, a physically active person has to hunt for the right watch that will be a good fit for them. One thing to take into consideration is the extent to which a watch is waterproof- someone who can’t swim will have different needs from a diver, a kayaker, or a deep-sea diver. Another important aspect is altitude- a pilot has very different needs from a mountain climber who has different needs from someone who lives in the Los Angeles basin. So whether worn on land, sea, or air, sports watches sport (excuse the pun) different features and technologies to accommodate.

For example, since most divers only descend to specific depths, the extent to which a watch is waterproof and can resist the pressure of the ocean varies from 10 feet to 660. Some watches even requires something called a crown winder button in order to activate the waterproofing function. Many Omega watches, for example, demonstrate this function. Another aspect of sports watches is whether or not they have glowing parts- a spelunker would have no use for a watch that didn’t include a light or at least some luminescent markers, while a hiker may find such things superfluous.

Also, some sports rely heavily on stopwatch capability, which some watches can provide. Chronographs have several subdials to keep track of different increments of time, including, sometimes, a stopwatch. Some sports watches will include many different timers and alarms, and some come equipped with pedometers to track footsteps.

For the seamen and sailors among us, many sports watches have compasses built in, and a tidegraph subdial that can be used to track the tides in dozens of cities the world over.

All of this variety and all of these wonderful, useful, and whimsical functions are not the only attractive thing about owning a sports watch- many are made with the same high level of craftsmanship and beauty as other luxury watches, with special styles and bands that can be worn even to the highest class occasion. The Tag Heuer Aquaracer, for example, is a gorgeously crafted watch with all the precision, durability, and function of a sports watch.

Sports watches are also very popular because they come in a wider range of prices than do many straight luxury watches. TAG watches, for example, tend to be less ostentatious and more reasonably prices than, say, a Rolex.