Good Gift for Dad: this sleek, luxury watch from Raymond Weil. Bad gift: #1 Dad T-shirt/mug/hat/etc. This deal of the day is $450 (68% off the $1395 retail price) with free shipping. November 14, 2010.
Brand: Raymond Weil
Manufacturer Item: RW-8500-STR-05207
Functions: Chronograph, Calendar, Hour, Minute, Second, Tachometer
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Case Shape: Round
Case Diameter: 44mm
Case Thickness: 12mm
Case Back: Screw-down
Bezel Function: Fixed
Bezel Material: Stainless Steel
Dial Color: Black
Dial Markers: Index hour markers and arabic numerals at 4 and 8.
Dial Type: Analog
Sub Dials: 1/10th Second, 30 Minutes and 60 Seconds Sub dials
Hands: Silver tone hands
Luminescent: Hands and Hour Markers
Calendar: Date displays at the 12 O'clock position
Crystal: Scratch Resistant Sapphire Crystal
Crown: Screwed Down
Band Type: Bracelet
Band Color: Silver/Black
Band Length: Fits wrist size up to 8.5 inches
Band Width: 22mm
Band Material: Steel and Rubber
Clasp Material: Stainless steel
Clasp Type: Deployment Claps With Push Button
Water Resistance: 200m/660ft
Misc Information: Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Date, Chronograph, Tachymeter
Made In: Swiss Made
Warranty: 2 Year Jomadeals Warranty
In 1976, M. Raymond Weil, who had previously been a watch designer for another company, founded the watch house that bears his name in Geneva, Switzerland.
The 1970s, when quartz watches shook the foundations of the mechanical watches market, is remembered as a hard time by all watch companies. It was a common belief by some consumers that there was no need for them anymore; after all, quartz watches were more accurate, did not need winding, and were infinitely cheaper to produce. These were hard times enough that it is a surprise to some that the industry survived as well as it did – it is even more surprising to learn that for Raymond Weil, these dark days were the hour of its birth.
As one of the newer Swiss watch houses, Raymond Weil has built up a prestigious reputation in a short period of time. Quality speaks for itself, and Raymond Weil’s watches were so fine, word quickly spread. The number of dealerships then increased with the founder becoming highly sought after and much in demand.
Raymond Weil produced watches characterized by elegance and simplicity. His watches bring together a subtle blend of trend and tradition. Their exquisite line, beautiful materials and meticulous finishing appeal to people of all tastes. Both chic and practical, Raymond Weil watches are suitable for all occasions. Drawing on Swiss watch making expertise, Raymond Weil focuses on creativity and quality in order to offer its clients an impressive diversity of models to match each individual and unique personality. Attention to detail is never compromised with Raymond Weil.
It is one of the last independent brands in the luxury Swiss watch industry.