Characteristics of Watches
Luxury watches are stylish and practical accessories that evoke an old-world charm. Modern timepieces continue the long-standing tradition of watch-making and have developed intricate mechanical and automatic movements, as well as state-of-the-art complications. The wearer can choose from different metals, gemstones, band materials, and styles. From sporty to aviation to vintage watches, contemporary timepiece designers continue to push the limits of Swiss-quality watch-making. Luxury watches can remain in working order for generations, especially with minor tune-ups every five years or so. Watches are a legacy investment that can be passed on as an heirloom keepsake.
Popular Watch Collections
Tokyo-based Seiko may be a long way from Swiss workshops, but customers can rest assured that Seiko’s 130-year legacy remains imbued in every handcrafted timepiece. Seiko’s Prospex collection caters to the adventurous spirit. Seiko launched Japan’s first diver’s watch in 1965 and has continued to inspire and innovate since then. The Presage collection combines design elements common in western and eastern cultures. A simple Japanese beauty shines through every Presage piece. The Astron collection is a work of innovation. Seiko created the world’s first GPS solar watch, perfect for the avid traveler. Bold hands and sharp lines offer a streamlined design that’s ideal for the modern navigator.
Additional Watch Collections
Oris’ 100-year legacy of making Swiss-quality timepieces is evident in every mechanical marvel it produces. Oris’ signature red roto is a vibrant symbol of the brand’s mechanical ingenuity and inventive designs. Oris is just one of only a few companies that continue to produce only mechanical watches, each a result of painstaking manual labor and meticulous attention to detail. The Big Crown Propilot collection offers wearers cockpit-ready functionality and a sleek design that shouldn’t be hidden under a cuff. Raymond Weil is another Swiss timepiece designer who caters to obsessive horologists. As the first brand to open a club for watch-owners, they take their craft seriously.
Why Shop at Long Jewelers?
Long Jewelers in Virginia Beach, Virginia has served nearby Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Greater Hamptons Roads area, residents with designer timepieces, as well as bridal and fashion jewelry. For over 30 years, Long Jewelers has boasted the largest jewelry showroom in Virginia. Founder David Long is an award-winning designer in his own right. A team of jewelers, watch-makers and diamond cutters work together to create custom jewelry designs or repair pieces to return them to their original form. Head to Long Jewelers for an affordable selection of fine timepieces to liven up your wardrobe today.