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BALL timepieces all have two boldly emblazoned letters: RR. Railroad. This enduring heritage stretches back more than 125 years to the age of powerful locomotives, burgeoning freedom and the obsession of Webb C. Ball, whose watchmaking expertise and high standards of precision revolutionized watchmaking and timekeeping forever.
In 1894 the “Webb C. Ball Watch Company” was formed to distribute railroad watches after a fast mail train collided with a passenger train. Webb C. Ball, was appointed Chief Time Inspector to investigate the accident’s timekeeping issues. His obsession with precision, led to increased railroad watch performance and inspection standards.Ball’s ideas not only improved railroad operations, they were an essential part of timekeeping’s foundation.
By 1908, Webb C. Ball was inspecting approximately 180 railroads and regulating more than 1 million railroad watches. Under his direction, train travel with regard to time was made significantly safer for both the public and railroad employees.
With this heritage, BALL is continuing its role today as a key protagonist in the evolution of watchmaking history.
Baume & Mercier is a Swiss luxury watch brand and is considered one of the world’s oldest and finest watchmakers. The story begins in 1830, when brothers Louis-Victor and Célestin Baume opened a comptoir horloger (watch dealership) in Les Bois, a village in the Swiss Jura. The Baume brothers’ business grew rapidly, and true to their motto “accept only perfection, only manufacture watches of the highest quality”, they forged a fine reputation through the creation of exceptional timepieces featuring the latest innovations.
Baume & Mercier have been the recipient of a number of international distinctions and awards. Flagship lines include the Classima, Clifton and Hampton, available in gents and ladies models.
Ben Sherman is an iconic British fashion brand with a foundation in shirt making. The Ben Sherman brand has been adopted by almost every youth culture or style movement of the last 5 decades. The brand offers design led, premium product at a great price, utilising modern styling and impeccable attention to detail to create a British heritage look.
The watch range offers a variety of styles from modern classicisms and daytime elegance to sports style multi-functions, epitomising the contemporary Ben Sherman man’s needs for variety in his style! The collection is modern and stylish, perfect for professional individuals, as it offers timeless style to take the wearer through the seasons. All watches come complete with a 2 year manufacturer’s guarantee.
Benyar watches are available at Amazon from around £20 each. A good quality range of Mens Quartz Analogue Watches which should last for many years to come and made with good attention to detail.
Since it's inception in 2012, Benyar has always been an independent company based in China and produce top quality watches which are based on Luxury Swiss Designs.
Bering acquired it’s name from the Danish sailor, Vitus Bering who in 1728, set off on an adventure across a largely unknown area of the Arctic Ocean, now named the Bering Straits in his honour. Vitus was the first European to discover Alaska and now even has a time zone named after him too!
In 2008, Rene Kaerskov lept from a helicopter and parachuted into the Arctic Circle, captivated by the breathtaking spectacle below him. The moment he touched down on the eternal ice, he was overwhelmed by the beauty of the infinite white expanse. It was this that inspired the minimalist style of Bering Watches today.
Bruno Sohnle watches for men and women have timeless designs that are functional, making them suitable for everyday wear, and also highly decorative pieces that you’d be proud to display. From the watch faces to the straps, a winning combination of tradition and progress embodied in each Bruno Sohnle watch.
The precision of quartz movement meets classical artistic design in Bruno Sohnle watches, resulting in a collection that is both inspiring and decorative. A watch may have a functional role to play, but the Bruno Sohnle philosophy states that just because something is functional does not mean it cannot also be beautiful. The technical perfection and aesthetically-pleasing design are what make Bruno Sohnle watches unique.
Bulova is one of the longest-established global watch brands, beginning with a flagship store in Manhattan which opened in 1875. The legacy of Bulova revolves around the classic art of quality automatic timekeeping fused with a loving embrace of the future. The brand is recognised internationally for its use of only the highest quality materials, with collections at a choice of price points and a variety of innovative styles.
From stylish dress watches to the ultimate in precision timepieces, the Bulova brand has been exceeding expectations for nearly a century and a half. The men’s collection ranges from elegant yet ultimately masculine choices for evening wear to dazzling, funky casual wrist accessories. The ladies’ collection collection features dreamy mother of pearl faces and jewelled detailing, offering a lifetime of style and sophistication.
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