Your Watch Is Like a Car
There are lots of comparisons between cars and watches, but in identifying the basic parts of your watch I’d personally like to compare it to a car. Not just any car, it will have to be a coupe (just two doors) with the doors similar to the band of your watch and when you consider the smoothness and elegant way certain straps open, especially those with butterfly deployment clasps, those doors just have to be Lamborghini doors. (more…)
Before you start reading, let’s clear the air on the subject. By “Luxury Watch” I do not mean what (I think) a lot of Nigerians perceive as Luxury (N100,000 – N250,000). I’m referring to watches that cost tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars (N5,000,000 – N200,000,000 +), Yes, I mean “houses on wrists”as some Nigerians will like to reason, and with particular reference to Swiss Watches.
Popular Luxury Watches in Nigeria.
Check Out the Price Tags of the real deal.
So many Nigerians are familiar with some luxury watch brand names however they are clueless about how much they actually cost. In this Article I will be reviewing ten pure luxury brands and their market prices, in order of my perceived local popularity of the brands. Exchange rate used here is N350 / $1.
Rolex was founded in 1908 by Hans Wilsdorf. In 1905 at the age of 24, young Hans founded a company in London specializing in the distribution of watches. Hans dreamt of a brand that was not just elegant but precise, he wanted a name easy to remember and pronounce in any language and after much thought he got the inspiration to name the brand Rolex. (more…)
My first watch, so loved, yet met an untimely end at the bottom of a bucket of water because it is not a Water resistant watch.
The first timepiece I remember owning, some two decades ago, was a simple leather watch given to me by my dad. It was not from any known brand and had no special features or complications. However, I loved it and I assume it was beautiful since it earned me so many compliments from classmates and teachers although it was not a Water resistant watch. In fact, I think it was one of the reasons I was made a prefect – timekeeper – at the end of primary four when the senior students were set to leave, before becoming Head boy a few months later in primary five. So the watch didn’t matter so much anymore fortunately so, as it lived probably all of 3 months and no more. (more…)