Father’s Day 2014: Give Dad the Gift of Time

Fathers Day 2014


by John Sealander  

What does Dad want on Father’s Day? Begins with “t” and isn’t a tie..

Father's DayFather’s Day is June 15. Why give Dad another tie for Father’s Day when you could give him a fine timepiece? That’s what he really wants. Does Dad travel a lot? Does he like to run or cycle? Is he traditional, or is he always looking for the latest technology? Whatever Dad’s personality, we can almost guarantee that there’s a watch that will perfectly suit his needs.

Wristwatches continue to grow in popularity for both work and play, and this year there is a tremendous selection to choose from. With Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to give this special man in your life a gift that he’ll treasure forever. If you think a watch is too expensive, you haven’t been shopping lately. Quality watches are available in just about every price range. With the price of designer ties continuing to climb, you might even be able you find the watch you want for less than a nice tie.

Fortis Spacematic

If Dad’s a pilot or would like to look like one, the impressive Fortis Spacematic Black Pilot Professional is the watch for him. This authentic 40 mm pilot’s watch is powered by a Swiss made automatic mechanical movement and features an exceptionally readable three-hand configuration with a large day/date display at 3 o’clock. With its black dial, bold white lettering, and black PVD case, this dramatic timepiece is easy to read even under adverse lighting conditions. Equipped with a black nylon NATO style band, this stealthy creation is absolutely stunning. Like all Fortis watches, there’s a lot more to this impressive watch than simple good looks. Equipped with an anti-reflective scratch resistant sapphire crystal and a solid stainless steel caseback, the Spacematic Black Pilot Professional is water resistant to an impressive 660 feet.

Gevril Serenade

Even the man that has everything probably doesn’t have a Gevril 5850 Men’s Serenade Dual Time Zone Automatic Watch. This superb limited edition dual time zone timepiece is perfect for the sophisticated Dad who travels internationally and needs to stay on schedule in style. The luxurious rectangular 18K white gold case is a masterpiece of art-deco design and has been fitted with a genuine Louisiana crocodile strap. Powered by a Swiss made 22 jewel automatic movement with a 40-hour power reserve, this handcrafted limited edition watch is available to only 50 lucky Dads worldwide. If you want to treat Dad to something truly special, you’re going to have to act fast.

Versace V-Race

Is Dad a global business traveler? Help him tame the world’s 40 time zones with a sophisticated Versace Men’s V-Race GMT Alarm on his wrist. This fashionable 46 mm timepiece features a red-tipped 24-hour hand that can be used to track a second time zone anywhere in the world. The sophisticated display also features an elongated date window at 6 o’clock, a continuous seconds sub-dial at 2 o’clock and a blue tipped alarm dial that can be quickly set for whenever you need a reminder. This superbly crafted dual time zone watch is powered by a precision Swiss made ISA 8176-1990 quartz movement and is water resistant to 165 feet.

Ferragamo 1898 Sport

For the discriminating sportsman, there’s the boldly styled Salvatore Ferragamo 1898 Sport Watch. This classic diver timepiece is the embodiment of the sophistication and style that could only come from the house of Ferragamo. With its signature Gancino shaped case and unidirectional rotating aluminum bezel, this sophisticated sports watch is a serious diving tool that is water resistant to an impressive 660 feet. Powered by an ultra-reliable Swiss made quartz movement and equipped with a comfortable two-tone caoutchouc strap, this fashionable diver is something any Dad would be proud to wear.

Haurex Turbina II

Is Dad a trendsetter who likes the latest styles? He’ll love an Haurex Turbina II. This oversize 48 mm monster features a beautiful matt-finished dial with bold Arabic lettering and two well-placed chronograph sub-dials. The small-seconds sub-dial at 6 o’clock and 60-minute totalizer at 12 o’clock turn this over-the-top design into a versatile timing tool. With two well-placed pushers flanking the Turbina’s iconic protected crown, this is a watch that can’t be ignored. The Haurex Turbina II is powered by a precision quartz movement, is water resistant to 330 feet, and has been equipped with a comfortable black silicon strap.

Hush Puppies 1958

Does Dad still think that Hush Puppies are the most comfortable shoes he’s ever worn? Give him a Hush Puppies watch. A Hush Puppies 1958 timepiece celebrates the iconic Hush Puppies style and casual comfort with a handsome 44 mm watch that is period perfect. This affordable, casual timepiece is powered by a precision quartz movement and features a handsome retro dial with day and date subdials. A durable mineral glass crystal protects the dial and the stainless steel case is water resistant to 165 feet.

Louis Erard 1931

Is Dad traditional? A Louis Erard Men’s 1931 Automatic Retrograde Power Reserve Date Watch might be exactly what he’s looking for. This handcrafted mechanical masterpiece combines the authentic period styling of Louis Erard’s first timepieces with a modern Swiss made ETA 2892-9094 movement that includes an integrated Soprod complication controlling the watch’s retrograde* functions. This amazing watch features a retrograde date display, a rotating disk that displays the day, and retrograde power reserve indicator. The stainless steel case is water resistant to 165 feet an exhibition back allows you to view the intricate mechanical movement at work.

GV2 Lucky 7

Has Dad always been lucky? Why gamble when you can give him something truly unique. The whimsically original GV2 Lucky 7 9301 celebrates lady luck with a fully functional roulette wheel on the watch caseback. The turret on this miniature roulette wheel actually rotates. The Lucky 7 9301 even features playing cards as numbers and uses an authentically marked gambling die as the watch’s winding crown. The GV2 Lucky 7 is powered by a Swiss made automatic mechanical movement and is water resistant to 165 feet.

Rüdiger Dresden

Does Dad like clean lines and precision German engineering? Give him a Rüdiger Dresden Chronograph. This surprisingly affordable German inspired chronograph is powered by a precision quartz movement and features three well-placed subdials for timing events of virtually any length. There is also a versatile tachymeter scale inscribed on the bezel, along with a convenient date window at 4:30 o’clock. All Rüdiger Dresden watches are water resistant to 130 feet.

Johan Eric Randers

Is Dad an architect or a fan of modern design? He’ll love a Johan Eric Randers watch. This elegantly understated timepiece features a unique asymmetrical floating continuous seconds sub-dial located between 8 o’clock and 12 o’clock and a setting crown between 7 and 8 o’clock. The minimal three-hand configuration and unconventional design combine to make this handsome 42 mm timepiece a modern classic.

Viceroy Real Madrid

Is Dad a soccer fan? How about getting him a Viceroy Real Madrid Chronograph. With this big, bold 43 mm chronograph on your wrist, you are in command of any situation. There is a 30-minute totalizer at 10 o’clock, a small running seconds sub-dial at 2 o’clock and a third sub-dial at 6 o’clock for tracking the date. A versatile tachymeter scale is engraved on the stainless steel bezel and there is a 24-hour scale on the chapter ring. This handsome sports chronograph is powered by a precision quartz movement and is water resistant to 165 feet.

Calibre Hawk

If you’re still thinking of getting Dad a tie because you think a fine timepiece would be too expensive, take a look at the fabulous Calibre Hawk Chronograph. This massive 48 mm stainless steel chronograph features three well-placed sub-dials for timing events, a 60-minute scale on the bezel, and a convenient date window at 4 o’clock. The watch is powered by a dependable quartz movement and is water resistant to 330 feet. Although the Calibre Hawk Chronograph is very affordable, there is no need to reveal the price. When people see the level of craftsmanship and detail that goes into a Calibre Hawk Chronograph, they’ll think the watch costs thousands of dollars more.

Whatever Dad’s personality, he deserves a lot more than a tie. This year, honor Dad with a gift that he’ll treasure for a lifetime: a fine timepiece. Don’t wait too long though. Father’s Day is almost here and the time to locate a quality watch retailer is now.

For help with your decision or with making your purchase, contact Mimi by email or call her at 845-425-9882.

*A retrograde watch function displays time, date or other information in a linear rather than a circular fashion. The hand travels along an arc instead of a circle. Then, when it gets to the end, it jumps back to the beginning and starts all over again.

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Calibre Hawk Diver Watch Collection

Calibre Hawk Diver Watch Collection


by John Sealander  

Calibre Hawk: Divers, Drivers, and Pilots
Will Love these Stylish Timing Tools

Calibre WatchesDiver’s watches have an iconic style all their own. Traditionally, diver’s watches feature a large bezel that is clearly marked with a 60-minute scale. These bold, easily distinguishable minute markings on the watch face are mandatory, since most dives are less than an hour in length. This is why the minutes are much more prominent on a diving watch than the hour markings. When you’re under water, every minute counts. It is also important that the watch be readable in total darkness. Of course, all diving watches must be water resistant to at least 330 feet, but nobody has said they needed to be stylish.

Buy Calibre Hawk CollectionCalibre decided to change all that with the introduction of their new Hawk Watch Collection. This collection of exciting diver’s style timepieces will appeal to divers, drivers, and even pilots. These precision timing tools are not only extremely functional; they’re fabulously fashionable as well. There are a variety of Hawk models available, including a rugged, sporty three–hand configuration with a date window at 4 o’clock and a chronograph model for those who need to time events.

A brightly colored chapter ring divides the large diver’s style bezel on all Calibre Hawk timepieces from the extra wide luminous indices, creating a dial that is both attractive and extremely readable. Even the hour and minute hands are skeletonized to improve readability under difficult conditions.

Buy Calibre Hawk CollectionAttention to detail is evident everywhere you look on these superb timepieces. The luminous indices are extra wide and the second hand is tipped with red for improve visibility. The precision quartz movement is cased in a solid block of stainless steel that is water resistant to 330 feet. Four dramatic oversized bolts are used to fasten the comfortable black caoutchouc strap to the case. The chronograph model also includes three well-placed sub-dials to time events and a pair of black pushers that flank the protected stainless steel crown.

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Although the Calibre Hawk is quite affordable for a watch of this quality, you don’t need to tell anybody that you got a bargain. When people see the superb finish and attention to detail that is evident on this watch, they will think you paid thousands of dollars more.

Buy Calibre Hawk CollectionFunction no longer has to exclude fashion. With the Calibre Hawk you can have both. To put one of these fine timing tools on your wrist, just contact your authorized Calibre dealer today and ask to see the Hawk Diver Watch Collection.

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Calibre Sea Knight Watch Collection

Boeing Sea Knight Helicopters


by John Sealander  

Calibre Sea Knight: Inspired by One of the Navy’s Most Versatile
Helicopters, This Impressive Diver Watch is Ready for Anything

Calibre WatchesDependable, all-weather Boeing Sea Knight helicopters have been a favorite of both the US Navy and the Marine Corps for search and rescue, combat support, and the transport of combat troops. These reliable workhorses were the Navy’s standard medium-lift utility helicopters until they were officially retired in the early 2000’s.

With these credentials, it’s not surprising that the Sea Knight served as the inspiration for Calibre’s latest diver style timepiece. The impressive 44 mm Calibre Sea Knight Watch Collection shares its namesake’s no-nonsense, practicality. These handsome, oversize sports watches feature an easy-to-read three-hand configuration with a clearly marked aluminum unidirectional rotating bezel. The dial incorporates a convenient date window at 3 o’clock, along with bright luminous indices and hands.

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The Sea Knight’s precision quartz movement is housed in a rugged 316L stainless steel case and is water resistant to 165 feet. This impressive watch has been equipped with a handsome integrated stainless steel bracelet for a coordinated look.

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With its classic diver styling, the Calibre Sea Knight is a watch you can wear anywhere. There’s more to this timepiece than it’s sporty good looks however. Calibre is committed to quality. The fit and finish on the Sea Knight, like all Calibre watches, is simply fabulous. On your wrist, it looks like you are wearing something that costs much more than the Sea Knight’s very reasonable price point.

Calibre Sea Knight CollectionWhy wait to acquire one of these fun and affordable watches for yourself, or for a friend? To put a Sea Knight on your own wrist, just contact an authorized Calibre dealer immediately and ask to see the Sea Knight.

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Calibre Recruit Watch Collection


by John Sealander  

Introducing the Calibre Recruit: It’s a Big, Bold,
Breathtaking Bargain for any Watch Aficionado

Calibre WatchesIf you’re looking for a timepiece that combines the best features of a great driver’s watch, a great pilot’s watch, and a fabulous fashion watch, Calibre has exactly what you’re looking for: the fabulous new Calibre Recruit Watch Collection.

Like the best pilot’s watches, the Calibre Recruit provides a rotating tachymeter bezel that allows you to easily calculate airspeed. Like a good driver’s watch, there are three easy-to-read subdials that allow you to time rally events of almost any duration.

Calibre Recruit CollectionIs it fashionable? Just ask a designer. The combination of the Recruit’s minimal, understated design and dramatic, oversized dial is simply superb. The large Arabic numbers are clean and easy to read in any light. The three chronograph subdials are perfectly proportioned and easy to read. With large luminous hands, two well-placed pushers, and a bold red chronograph second hand, the total effect is breathtaking.

This watch isn’t just a pretty face however. A high-quality quartz movement powers the timepiece and a solid block of stainless steel protects it. Some models even feature a special black IP coating for a stealth look. The Calibre Recruit is water resistant to 100 meters, and is fitted with a comfortable caoutchouc strap. A Calibre logo at 12 o’clock and a functional, easy-to-read date window at 6 o’clock complete the stylish design. This is a watch that doesn’t force you to make a choice between form and function: it delivers both.

Calibre Recruit CollectionThe Recruit’s superb fit and finish suggests a price point much higher than its affordable retail cost. You could easily pay three times as much for a timepiece of this quality. Best of all, unlike many other of today’s military designs, the Calibre Recruit is a watch you can enjoy wearing everyday.

When you’re ready to make a big statement, don’t delay. Contact an authorized Calibre dealer immediately and reserve your Recruit today.

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Calibre Buffalo Watch Collection

Calibre Buffalo Watch Collection


by John Sealander  

Calibre Buffalo: In the Air or On Your Wrist
The Buffalo Always Makes a Big Impression

Calibre Buffalo CollectionCalibre WatchesIf you’re the type of person who likes to make a big statement, the new Calibre Buffalo is definitely the watch for you. This 44 mm big boy, like it’s WWII fighter namesake, is impressive from any angle. The multifunction Buffalo features three well-placed sub-dials that indicate the date, running seconds, and 24-hour time. The large sweep second hand can be controlled by two stainless steel pushers on either side of the crown for timing events. The crown itself is adorned with the Calibre logo and the stainless steel caseback features a beautiful engraving of a WWII era Navy Buffalo fighter plane.

This impressive timepiece makes a big statement with a clean, uncluttered dial that is encircled by a tachymeter scale on the aluminum chapter ring. Calibre Buffalo watches are available with a choice of black or white dials and can be fitted with an attractive black or brown genuine leather strap.

A precision quartz movement powers this versatile timepiece. A durable mineral glass crystal protects the oversize dial and the stainless steel case is water resistant to 165 feet. This is a go-anywhere watch that is equally appropriate for casual, sporting, or dressy occasions.

Calibre Buffalo CollectionIf you think a watch of this quality is expensive, you’re wrong. Calibre Buffalo Collection watches are all reasonably priced and represent a tremendous value for any watch aficionado. The craftsmanship and attention to detail on these authentically styled military timepieces is impressive at any price. Big watches are one of this season’s favorite fashion accessories.

To see what one of these big boys looks like on your wrist, just contact an authorized Calibre dealer and ask to see the Buffalo Watch Collection.

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Calibre Mauler Watch Collection

Martin AM Mauler Aircraft


by John Sealander  

Introducing the Calibre Mauler: Finally, a Big, Bold
Analog Chronograph Without the Big Price Tag

Calibre WatchesThe classic analog chronograph is one of horology’s most versatile watches. With an array of easy-to-read sub-dials that can be used to time events, or remind you of the date, the chronograph watch is ready for anything. The only problem with most chronographs is that they are typically quite expensive.

The handsome Calibre Mauler Watch Collection solves this vexing problem with a new full-featured 42 mm analog chronograph that combines a thirty-minute counter, a 60-second continuous seconds dial, a day-of-the-week dial, and a convenient date window at 4 o’clock, in an attractive and affordable package.

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Mauler chronographs are available in stainless steel and IP black versions with a choice of black, white, or orange dials, all featuring a tachymeter scale inscribed around the chapter ring. These versatile and durable timepieces are powered by a precision quartz chronograph movement and are water resistant to 165 feet. A durable mineral glass crystal protects the multi-function dial and each watch is fitted with a comfortable soft rubber strap.

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The craftsmanship and attention to detail on Calibre Mauler watches is impressive. The beautiful dial is precisely lettered and easy-to-read, even under poor lighting conditions. The two stainless steel pushers are well placed for timing evens. The fit and finish of these timepieces is exceptional and is seldom seen at such a reasonable price point.

A Calibre Mauler watch is the perfect companion for any active person. If you’ve been postponing the purchase of a chronograph because of the price, you don’t need to wait any longer. All you need to do to put one of these versatile watches on your own wrist is to contact an authorized Calibre dealer immediately.

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