New York Court Gives Repeat Rolex Robber A Slap on The Wrist

“A Rolex vixen who’s been repeatedly accused of drugging men then swiping their pricey watches in Manhattan was sentenced Monday to a conditional discharge,” nypost.com reports. It may sound like a medical problem, but the Supreme Court’s ruling means . . .

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Will Gucci’s Customers Get A Grip?

Gucci’s launching a watch sub-brand called Grip. OK, it’s not really a sub-brand. All four Grip launch models sport the Gucci logo on every available surface. Still, don’t expect faithful Gucci customers to gripe about Grip; the new watches coordinate with their clothes, as swisstime.ch breathlessly reports  . . .

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How to Cheat on A Test With Your Apple Watch

The mainstream media — Yahoo.com — is alerting the world that the Apple Watch offers enterprising/amoral students the opportunity to cheat on tests. As a journalist with 45 years experience, I’m thinking the following Twitter-sourced quotes from the Yahoo article are not a reliable indication  of a trend.  They’re like “man on the street” interviews. You know, cheating . . .

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High-End Watch Market — Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Rolex — Cratering?

“Under bursts of rain and occasional rumbles of thunder, protesters packed the streets in several areas of Hong Kong on Saturday,” The New York Times reports, “days after both the demonstrators and the police came under criticism for taking violence and mayhem to new levels.” Not a great time or place to sell a luxury watch then. And that has major repercussions for the international watch business . . .

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New from Timex: Waterbury Automatic Watches

Timex makes some of the best-looking three-hand watches three-martini lunch money can buy. Their designers have an uncanny ability channel the brand’s “takes a licking and keeps on ticking” DNA into modern yet classic designs. The new for Fall Waterbury Automatics are no exception, for $249, $269 and $259 (left to right). Hang on. There’s something missing . . .

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Graham Stefan Ignores his Own Advice and Buys a $20k Zenith El Primero Watch

“This video was meant to have a positive message and story behind it, and to illustrate that many watches hold value and make rather profitable investments,” 26-year-old YouTube investment guru Graham Stefan assures his followers, after throwing them into major WTF mode . . .

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Apple Watch Diagnoses Dementia. Or Does It?

“Apple has been adding health features to its iPhone and smartwatch,” cnbc.com reports, “and is now working with Eli Lilly to see if data from the devices can help spot early signs of dementia.” One might argue that buying an Apple Watch at full retail would give researchers a heads-up that an owner was losing mental acuity. But no. We’re talking some serious science here . . .

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