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Hamilton Jeweler’s Watch Fair in Princeton, NJ

Josh Shanks

Since their founding in 1912, Hamilton Jewelers has been selling the finest jewelry and timepieces to clients from all walks of life. Their main store in Princeton, New Jersey is a local landmark, steps away from the esteemed halls of Princeton. Hamilton started their watch fairs over a decade ago in an effort to open their doors to casual and serious watch collectors. The fair at their Princeton location is an experience that you don’t want to miss. Last year, I had the pleasure of attending the watch fair at their Princeton location. Hamilton rolled out the red carpet (literally) for our group of collectors and social media influencers. We spent the day talking to brand representatives from around the world that flew in to work alongside Hamilton’s sales staff. Hamilton provided refreshments and special financing for the many people

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Josh Shanks

Pre-owned Heads and Tails with Govberg Watches

Josh Shanks

Many people know Govberg watches, they’ve been around since 1916. They’re one of the east coast’s premier authorized dealers of Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, and many others. However, you may not know that outside of selling new watches, they do a brisk pre-owned business. ProfessionalWatches is partnering with the folks at Govberg to bring you inside of their pre-owned vaults. Over the coming months, we’ll be bringing you thematic coverage of some of our favorites pieces in their vast inventory. Today’s edition: Summer watches As summer approaches, many of you may be looking for the perfect swimsuit or beach attire. Have you thought about what watch you’re going to wear? Maybe you have a dress watch and need a good dive watch. Perhaps your vintage diver isn’t the best option to go swimming in the ocean with. On a

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Josh Shanks

Pre-Owned Heads and Tails with Govberg watches

Josh Shanks

Many people know Govberg Jewelers, they’ve been around since 1916. They’re one of the East Coast’s premier authorized dealers of Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, and many others. However, you may not know that outside of selling new watches, they do a brisk pre-owned business. ProfessionalWatches is partnering with the folks at Govberg to bring you inside of their pre-owned vaults. Over the coming months, we’ll bring you thematic coverage of some of our favorites pieces in their vast inventory. Today’s edition: Textures In horology, textures can come in many different forms. Perhaps it’s the texture of a dial, a supple rubber strap, the feel of an exotic leather strap, or simply, the feel of a sharp crown. After a working our way through Govberg’s pre-owned inventory of nearly 1,000+ watches, here are some of my favorites: Texture: Rubber This

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Josh Shanks

Hamilton Watch Fair in Palm Beach Gardens

Josh Shanks

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of attending Hamilton Jeweler’s annual watch fair at their Princeton, NJ location. Hamilton’s watch fairs are a unique experience that you shouldn’t pass up. Essentially, representatives from around the world fly in to work alongside Hamilton’s sales staff. The events typically last a weekend and the energy is through the roof. I expect this year’s Palm Beach Watch Fair to be no different. Since I’ll be repping ProfessionalWatches at SalonQP this weekend, I’ll sadly be unable to attend, but that shouldn’t stop you from dropping by! Even for the casual collector, these events are a must. Hamilton’s staff is passionate, driven, and take a low-pressure approach to selling some of the world’s finest timepieces. Further Details: When: Friday, November 13 and Saturday, November 14 Time: 10am-6pm Location: Hamilton Jewelers The Gardens Mall, Palm

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The 2015 Ralph Lauren Automotive Collection

Ralph Lauren expands on the Automotive collection with five new watches for 2015, drawing inspiration from Ralph Lauren’s own 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe. The highlight of the new collection is the RL Automotive Skeleton, the brand’s first open-worked timepiece. “I’ve always been inspired by automotive design — the materials, the lines, but also the power and functionality. Cars are like art — moving art — an accomplishment in mechanics and precision.” – Ralph Lauren Details from the automotive world extend throughout the collection. The amboyna burl wood bezels, elm burl wood dials, and black alligator straps are reminiscent of the rich interiors of Mr. Lauren’s Bugatti, and the Arabic numerals emulate those found on the car’s iconic gauges. Each piece in the collection is powered by a Swiss mechanical movement, symbolizing the motor itself and offering precision and

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