New Swatch Line–With Ladies’ Models!

Swatch has a new line of watches. The new Chronoplastic line is all plastic, all chrono, and it includes some nice ladies models! The Huyana is a vibrant hot pink, has a 41mm case, and a bright silver face. The Summer Curves model is the same size, with bright pink, yellow, and turquoise stripes on the face and the strap. The Lady Turquoise is bright turquoise, with a grey face, and turquoise chrono dials. All three of these models are water resistant to 30 meters, and come with Swatch’s two year warranty.

We Choose to Go to the Moon…

The Omega Limited Edition Moon WatchToday is the 40th anniversary of the lift-off of Apollo 11, and it’s historic flight to the moon. In honor of that flight, and of all space missions, Omega Watches released two Apollo 11 “40th Anniversary” Limited Edition watches, a stainless steel version and a very limited platinum version. The stainless version is limited to 7,969 peices, and the platinum version is limited to only 69 pieces. Both editions, are powered by OMEGA’s calibre 1861. This movement shares its lineage with the calibre 321, which was used in the original Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch. On the dial, below the words “OMEGA Speedmaster PROFESSIONAL”, the legend 02:56 GMT – the exact time that Neil Armstrong made his “one small step” onto the moon – is displayed in red. Both watches come in a beautiful presentation box.

I wish Omega had made a smaller faced/women’s version of this watch. However, if there is a man in your life who in into collector’s items related to the first missions in space, this is a great gift!

NFW Watches

It is not often that you find excellent craftsmanship for a reasonable price.  This is what you find at NFW Watches. The watches are beautiful, and all show a style that is unique in the watch world. NFW Watches has been chosen by some pretty impressive organizations to develop watches for them. While the average person is not an impressive organization, she is able to wear the same quality watch.

Right now, the NFW website does not show any of the smaller faced/ladies watches. The company is in the middle of revamping its website, and the new site will have a section for the ladies watches. Until the new site is launched, however, there is no way to enjoy the beautiful ladies watches NFW has to offer. That is, until now. Thanks to George Fox, president of NFW Watch, and Aaron Fuhrman of Zeitlos Imagery, Her Watch and Pen is pleased to offer a look at these unique and stylish watches.

The Ladies Vector 36mm, comes with a stainless steel bracelet, and a crocodile
grain Italian leather strap. It comes with several face colors, including both pink and blue Mother of Pearl, white, black, and brown.

The Ladies Milan is a gorgeous watch! At 24mm x 34mm, it also comes with both a stainless steel bracelet and a crocodile grain Italian leather strap.  

Illumination for the Ladies

Traser has a line of watches for women! Traser manufactures Swiss made watches with trigalight® technology. Trigalight® is a self-activated self-powered light source. Traser states on it site that the watches’ luminosity is 100 times better than in other watches without the technology, and that the luminosity will last twenty years, or more.

At 44mm, the large-faced watches are designed with women in mind, and the company claims they are the easiest watches to read. The lume on the ladies’ watches even matches the color scheme of the watches–pink watches shine with pink Trigalight®, and blue watches shine with blue Trigalight®! This is a pretty neat trick, and one I have not been seen before.

Just something new and fun!

Ceramic Watches

There is something about a watch made from ceramic. The cool, smooth feel is truly unique. My first ceramic watch is an Invicta Women’s Pro Diver Collection Ceramic Two-Tone Watch in black and white. Like Invicta’s Lady Abyss Diver, it is a typical smaller-faced dive watch, with a simple design.

The face of the Pro Diver Ceramic has a subtle pattern to it that does not distract so much as to prevent the wearer from seeing the hands clearly. The hands are just wide enough to make them very easy to read, and are painted with Tritnite® luminous paint, as are the hourly indices. A magnifier above the date window makes the date hard to miss on this watch. The bezel is unidirectional, bearing larger dot, dash, and arabic numbers than those on the face. The crystal is sapphire-coated and scratch-resistant. It is a true dive watch, with a screw-down crown and water resistance to 200 meters (660 feet)

The sharp, two-toned band of this watch is ceramic The band has some play in the links, but not enough to make it feel loose or flimsy. The push-button clasp is tight and secure. The black of the case and band is not a true black. It is closer to the color of hematite, but is still quite pretty against the white center stripe on the band. Unlike many technical looking dive watches, it is a stylish watch that can be worn in most casual or dressy situations. The feel and design is simple, but beautiful.

The Invicta Women’s Pro Diver Collection Ceramic Two-Tone Watch comes in blue and white, and brown and white, along with the black and white. As with all other Invicta watches, it is available at many Online retailers, as well as many brick-and-mortar locations.

Invicta Women's Pro Diver Collection Ceramic Two-Tone Watch
Dial window material type: scratch-resistant-sapphire
Clasp: push-button-clasp
Case material: Ceramic
Case diameter: 35 millimeters
Case Thickness: 11 millimeters
Band material: two-tone-ceramic
Band length: womens
Band width: 16 millimeters
Dial color: black
Bezel material: Ceramic
Bezel Function: unidirectional
Calendar: Date
Movement: swiss-quartz
Water resistant depth: 660 Feet
Warranty Type: 1-Year Manufacturer


There are a lot of people who wear their watches on the side of their wrists. My father is one of them. He has a small flat spot on the side of his wrist, that his watch rests on perfectly. Not many watches fit this spot on his wrist, so he is picky about his watches. He only has a few, and he wears them because they feel comfortable on that spot on his wrist.

Side Watch manufactures watches for people like him–its watches are designed to be worn on the side of the wrist. Side Watch offers nine styles of watches, ranging from a simple fun-faced watch, to a chronograph with gems around the bezel. With tons of colors and faces to choose from, Side Watch may just be the perfect watch for side-wrist wearers!

A New Line From Seiko…But No Women’s Models!

At Baselworld 2009, Japanese watch manufacturer Seiko introduced its new line of watches. The International Ananta line incorporates some of the Seiko technology that was perviously available only in Japan. There are five styles available, including some spring drive models. However, there are no women’s models! All of the great technology that Seiko offers, and not one women’s model in the new line.


Review: Swiss Legend Commander Women’s Watch

Looking for a nice chronograph? Take a look at the Swiss Legend Diamond Commander.

The Swiss Legend Commander series chronograph for women is not a watch for the faint at heart. With a 37mm case diameter, and a 14mm case thickness, it has a lot of size and heft. That said, it is a solid watch with lots of function.

The Commander’s chronograph face is easy to read. The Mother of Pearl contrasts nicely with the hands on all of the dials. The hands are curved, giving the face a feminine look, without losing any utility or readability. The date window sits at the 4:00 position, and the numbers are also easy to read.

It bears repeating that this is a heavy watch. If you are not used to wearing a heavy watch, then wearing a Commander will take some getting used to. The case is curved to accommodate the wrist, and makes the watch comfortable to wear, despite the weight. The band comes with two half links, to make sizing as exact as necessary for the wearer. It also comes with a screw-down crown, and caseback, making it waterproof to 300 meters.

The specs:

Swiss Legend Women's CommanderBrand Name: Swiss Legend
Model number: SL-20113-22
Part Number: SL-20113-22
Dial window material type: scratch-resistant-sapphire
Clasp: deployment-clasp-with-push-button
Case material: stainless-steel
Case diameter: 37 millimeters
Case Thickness: 14 millimeters
Band material: stainless-steel
Band length: womens
Band width: 23 millimeters
Dial color: white-mother-of-pearl
Bezel material: stainless-steel
Bezel Function: unidirectional
Calendar: Date
Movement: swiss-quartz
Water resistant depth: 660 Feet
Warranty Type: Manufacturer

Is the Swiss Legend Commander Women’s watch right for you? Try it and see!

Another Place for Watches

I just saw another online place for watch deals. Ashford is a web site offering deep discounts on watches, many at up to 80% off. One nice thing about the company is that it offers an area of “today’s specials” for watches. The “todays specials” area is a small selection of watches offered at below cost. While this may be too late for Christmas or Hanukkah, Valentine’s day is coming soon!