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Traveling Jewelry Case Works Great for Ties Too!

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

The original Steinhausen Luxury Traveling Case was designed specifically for watches. Securing two watches at a time, you could rest assured that even if you dropped the box while crossing the street your watches would be safe. I personally tested it by running it over with my car while I had two of my favorite Steinhausen watches inside. I’ll admit that I was a little on edge doing this, but after seeing my two watches in perfect condition I knew we had a winner.

It’s been a year since the release of the original Steinhausen Luxury Traveling Case, and our latest traveling case is just as tough but is designed specifically for jewelry and metal band watches. However, I just found another use for it: Ties! Traveling with a suit isn’t always the easiest thing to do. Wrinkles are pretty much a given for your suit and ties… Until now!

Steinhausen Luxury Traveling Case with a Tie

Steinhausen Luxury Traveling Case with a Tie

Roll up your ties and toss them into the new Luxury Watch and Jewelry Traveling case, and you have wrinkle free ties on arrival. Oh, and yes… those are belts you see near the Traveling case. We have the most innovative piece of trouser technology since the pant leg coming in early 2011! Details to follow…

GQ Style Manual a MUST for Every Man

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Men’s fashion and style is hardly at the forefront of popular culture these days. However, the few men’s fashion resources that exist are superb, with none besting GQ magazine. In particular, the GQ Style Manual is a MUST for every man!┬áPacked full of superb advice, pictures, fashion, and style, the GQ Style Manual is the gentleman’s guide to everything about men’s style.

I admit that I’m a partial to the section on watches, but there is an abundance of great, concise information in this publication that will help even the deepest of cave dwellers bring some fashion to the table. Note my emphasis on concise. Unlike other manuals that we don’t really need to read anyway (like assembling a wheelbarrow or how to plug in your computer), GQ’s Style Manual is time well spent!

Daylight Savings Time is Sunday

Friday, March 12th, 2010

A friendly reminder that Daylight Savings Time is this Sunday. Some say that we lose an hour when we have to set our watches forward an hour, but with the special we are running for Sunday only, you will be saving (a whole lot more than an hour)! Be sure to check our blog for the Sunday special because you are not going to want to miss this once in a lifetime deal that will run for Sunday only.

Why Watch Winders are More than a Box with a Motor

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

To the serious watch collector a watch winder serves multiple purposes. Of course, a watch winder provides the convenience of not having to reset our favorite watches after we haven’t been wearing them for a few days or weeks. However, besides grabbing the attention of everyone we show our watch collection to, a good watch winder ensures the longevity of our prized watch investments. Keeping our automatic watches wound is precisely what the spring inside of each mechanical automatic watch needs to maintain accuracy and a long life.

Some automatic watches do not have the traditional mechanical movement. They charge a capacitor that operates a quartz movement. In the case of these movements, automatic watch winders provide the benefit of keeping you on pace with your busy daily schedule. There is no mechanical spring that needs to be wound to ensure the longevity and accuracy of your watch. Some may argue that this is a better choice in watch movement, but it really is just an alternative movement. Not better or worse, just different than a traditional mechanical automatic movement.

Mechanical automatic movements (which make up most of the automatic movements on the market) are kept in considerably better condition when wound according to the specifications of the movement inside your automatic watch. When purchasing a watch winder, be sure that the winder will wind both clockwise and counterclockwise and has an intermittent timer, unless you know for sure that your watch only needs to be wound a particular direction. Of course, most Steinhausen automatic watch winders offer 4 different modes of intermittent winding, making them compatible with almost every automatic movement on the market.

I’ll be posting more about winding your automatic watches in future blogs. Enjoy your watch collection!