Buying Replica Watches In Englewood, New Jersey: The Timepiece Collection

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Welcome back to an BuyWatchesTop original series, where we discuss important stores that sell replica watches all over the world. Each store we profile has an interesting story to tell about where they operate and who they sell to. Whether you buy replica watches from brick and mortar retailers or prefer to buy replica watches online, these are the stores that help shape our watch culture around the globe. There is a long list of stores to cover, but if there is a retail location in your favorite city that we simply can’t miss, let us know in the comments below. Here is a map of stores we have covered so far.

Where to buy replica watches in Englewood, New Jersey?

Combining a small-town feel with easy access to the Big Apple (just across the Hudson river) is Englewood, New Jersey. And it’s home to The Timepiece Collection for the past 15 years. Back when they opened in 2001, there was a very small market of high-end watch retailers in Bergen County. At that time, two avid watch lovers and longtime friends, Mike Rosenberg and Jeff Khalaf, created The Timepiece Collection Ltd.

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BuyWatchesTop (BWT): What types of watches are popular in your market? What makes Englewood a unique place to buy replica watches?

Timepiece Collection: We have many local watch collectors in the area and sell a lot of high-complication timepieces. The three brands that are our most popular are Audemars Piguet, Ulysse Nardin, and Hublot. In 2015, one of our biggest accomplishments was that we were named the #1 retailer of Hublot in the tri-state area. We also have an in-house watch repair and service department. Our store is truly a one-stop shop for all customers.

Englewood is a unique place to buy fake watches because there is such a diverse community of watch lovers. We have a brand in store to fit nearly any price point. Anyone from the avid shopper, to the high-end collector will walk into our store on any given day.

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BWT: What would you tell watch lovers in other cities about the tastes of watch lovers in Englewood?

Timepiece Collection: We have 20-plus brands in store, so our market is much larger than just the city of Englewood. We are one of the leading watch retailers in New Jersey, and we love that we have customers all throughout the tri-state area and beyond. Watch lovers in the area love high-complication movements and limited-edition pieces, while some still love the simple luxury jewelry pieces. We have a wide range of customers, purchasing both the classic and sophisticated, to the sporty, oversized, and flashy. We love that we can sell our customers everything from a pre-owned Omega Seamaster, to a new Ulysse Nardin Lady Diver. We have a brand and timepiece for nearly every price point.

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BWT: Do you serve mostly locals or tourists, or is it a good mix? Also, what percentage of your customers would you call “knowledgeable watch collectors?”

Timepiece Collection: Because we ship internationally, we have a good mix of local customers as well as tourists. We are located just across the George Washington Bridge, and have many clients come in from Manhattan. A majority of our clients have been purchasing watches from us for the past 15 years. Being a luxury dealer for so many brands within 5 miles of Manhattan gives us a huge advantage.

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BWT: What is Englewood best-known for? What do visitors have to do, see, or eat while there?

Timepiece Collection: Englewood is well-known for the Bergen Performing Arts Center. It is a local non-profit theater that brings both big and small names to the stage. The town has a great selection of restaurants and shops for visitors. Englewood is also known for various celebrities that have lived in the East Hill Mansions, including Eddie Murphy, Sara Jessica Parker, Lil’ Kim, Tony Bennett, and many others. It is a small community with a city-like feel, and that’s what makes the entire neighborhood so desirable.

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BWT: As a business, do you sponsor or participate in any local events, watch-related or otherwise?

Timepiece Collection: We sponsor many local events that involve charities in the area. Recently, we had an in-house event sponsoring Englewood Medical Center Foundation. We donated a portion of all Chopard replica watches sold through the month of May. We also sponsored an event benefiting Eva’s Village which is a local non-profit that helps underprivileged children in Bergen County.

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Near the end of 2015, we worked with Hublot in creating our own 25-piece limited edition watch named the Classic Fusion Chrono Aero Hope for the Warriors. A portion of all the fake watches were donated to Hope for the Warriors, a non-profit organization benefitting post-9/11 service members, veterans, and military families.

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BWT: What are some of the watch brands you are known for carrying? If you could pick a watch brand or model that epitomizes the culture or style of Englewood what would it be?

Timepiece Collection: The watch brands that we are well-known for carrying include Audemars Piguet, Blancpain, Breitling, Glashütte, Harry Winston, Hermes, Hublot, Jaquet Droz, Longines, Omega, Tag Heuer, Ulysse Nardin, and Zenith. We are also an authorized retailer for Bell & Ross, Bovet, Girard-Perregaux, Guiliano Mazzuoli, Parmigiani Fleurier, and Perrelet. Along with being an authorized retailer, we also sell many various brands of preowned replica watches including Rolex, IWC, Roger Dubuis, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Vacheron Constantin and many others.

Within the past year, we have acquired Chopard, NOMOS Glashütte, and Breguet. We are extremely happy and proud to be an authorized dealer for all of our brands and will continue to serve our watch community with the newest and best pieces on the market.

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Ulysse Nardin FreakLab Replica Watches Hands-On

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Easily my favorite watch from Ulysse Nardin is their famed “Freak” which, since 2001, has been the “anti-classic” luxury replica watches for those who love modern design and horological nerdery. What I like more is that Ulysse Nardin keeps upping the ante on their seminal silicon watch (the Freak was the first production Swiss replica watch to include silicon parts as components in the mechanical movement), adding more features and increasing the durability and performance of the system. At its heart, the watch features the entire silicon gear train on the dial which is actually located on the minute hand. With the latest generation Freak, known as the “FreakLab,” Ulysse Nardin adds even more, including the company’s new in-house “UlyChoc” technology which acts as a shock absorber.

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At Baselworld 2015, buyWatchesTop had some hands-on time with the initial version of the Ulysse Nardin FreakLab in 18k white gold, but we also have images in here of the also-limited-edition Ulysse Nardin FreakLab Boutique in black-colored titanium and carbon fiber which (as its name implies) will only be sold at Ulysse Nardin mono-brand stores.

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UlyChoc sounds like a child’s chocolate candy, but it isn’t digestible by humans. Rather, the innovative system specially designed for a Freak-style watch is a silicon shock absorber system designed for the pinion which holds the entire hand/running gears/regulation system on the dial. This is easily the most sensitive element of the replica watches and rather heavy (comparatively speaking) given that it rests on just one connection point. Replica Ulysse Nardin redesign and strengthened this crucial connection point in the watch and also gave it the ability to absorb some vibration and shock. This comes after a series of interesting innovations to this system which include removal of the top pin (early versions of the Freak actually had a pin in the sapphire crystal over the dial right down through the watch) as well as a dual escapement system (Dual Ulysse Escapement).

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We’ve included some images of the UlyChoc system and, if successful, such technology could find its way into future in-house-made Ulysse Nardin movements. The reason Ulysse Nardin chose to give this version of the Freak watch family the “FreakLab” name is perhaps to remind everyone that the Freak is not only about offering a super unique and interesting product, but also to serve as a laboratory to test new technology. Ulysse Nardin recently went from being an independent company to being purchased by Kering and I truly hope that under the larger company’s ownership the ever-cool Le Locle, Switzerland-based watchmaker remains true to its ambitious efforts, as realized by late owner Rolf Schnyder who sadly passed in 2011.

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One of the easiest-to-miss elements of the Ulysse Nardin FreakLab is perhaps among the most important. Compared to previous versions of the Freak, the balance wheel on the minute hand is no longer placed on the “counterweight” end of the hand, but rather, directly in the center at the axis point. The balance wheel still makes a full revolution each hour (which I suppose makes it a true “one-hour tourbillon”) but is now probably a lot more stable in this position. Ensuring the watch’s balance wheel is not unnecessarily disturbed is a key element in ensuring accuracy over time. Of course, the balance wheel uses a silicon hairspring (balance spring) as well as “Dual Ulysse Escapements” in silicon.

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The new in-house made movement in the fake Ulysse Nardin FreakLab is known as the Ulysse Nardin UN-210 and also features no crown. Like all Freak family replica watches, the movement is wound by turning the rear of the caseback to directly wind the large mainspring that is partially visible through the rear of the case, making for a sort of simple power reserve indicator (because you can see how tightly wound the spring is). The total power reserve is seven full days, so even though winding is a bit of an effort, you only have to do it once a week.

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The movement operates at a modern 4Hz (28,800 bpm), and setting the time is similar to winding it but done with the bezel. A small latch located under the 6 o’clock position on the bezel needs to be lifted which unlocks the bezel. Once unlocked, the wearer can turn the bezel left or right to set the time in either direction. The Ulysse Nardin FreakLab indicates the hours (smaller arrow-style hand), and minutes (larger hand, of course) as well as, now… the date via a disc visible at 4 o’clock.

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The Ulysse Nardin FreakLab replica watches comes in a 45mm-wide case currently in two limited edition versions. There is the 18k white gold model as well as the “boutique-only” PVD-coated black titanium and carbon fiber model. This latter version is probably my favorite since it gives the Freak a more unique look compared to what I am used to. It also makes the timepiece feel sportier, which is something that I’ve wanted for a while, since Freak replica watches in precious metals such as gold are actually pretty heavy and not always good for “active wear.”

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I say this each time there is a new Freak model, and it continues to be true now – the Ulysse Nardin FreakLab is the best Freak Ulysse Nardin replica has produced so far when it comes to horological performance and, for that, I think fans of the collection will want one of these. It isn’t always the case that existing Freak customers need to jump on a new model, but the Ulysse Nardin FreakLab really does add a lot when it comes to the system itself, so I think it is worth looking at. Currently, the Ulysse Nardin FreakLab comes as the reference 2100-138 in 18k white gold limited to 99 pieces, as well as the reference 2103-138_CF-BQ in titanium and carbon fiber that is also limited to 99 pieces (and only available at Ulysse Nardin boutiques). Prices are $95 and $75, respectively.

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Buying Replica Watches In Grand Cayman: The Mansion Jewellers

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Welcome back to an buyWatchesTop original series, where we discuss important stores that sell replica watches all over the world. Each store we profile has an interesting story to tell about where they operate and who they sell to. Whether you buy replica watches from brick and mortar retailers or prefer to buy replica watches online, these are the stores that help shape our watch culture around the globe. There is a long list of stores to cover, but if there is a retail location in your favorite city that we simply can’t miss, let us know in the comments below. Here is a map of stores we have covered so far.

Where to buy replica watches in Grand Cayman?

Tropical paradise? International banking center? Uniquely, Grand Cayman is both, and comfortably so. While the Cayman Islands are a British Overseas Territory, an American influence helped make the (now sunken) USS Kittiwake the only artificial reef outside of America created by a former U.S. Navy ship. Not that the Kittiwake is the only reason to dive in the Caymans. Heck, even if you don’t scuba dive, there is the world famous Seven Mile Beach and Stingray City. Or just go to soak up the sun and relax on a Caribbean island.

Being such a world class dive setting made for a perfect location last year when buyWatchesTop had a dive trip giveaway contest sponsored by Oris. Grand Cayman was an obvious choice for Oris as they have a premier retailer on the island who were the local hosts during the dive trip. So, welcome to The Mansion Jewellers, which has been around since 1978 and has been selling replica watches for 30 years. While they proudly feature Oris, they also carry a number of other brands and are equally enthusiastic about both watches and their island lifestyle.

For more on our Oris dive trip, check out our extensive coverage, with videos Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3, the winner’s perspective, and Ariel’s article on the experience.

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BuyWatchesTop: What types of replica watches uk are popular in your market?

The Mansion Jewellers: Naturally, dive and sport replica watches do very well. However, the Island is home to many working professionals and second-home owners who are watch enthusiasts, so we sell many classic styles as well.

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BWT: What makes Grand Cayman a unique place to buy replica watches?

The Mansion Jewellers: Tax free – Duty free, so significant savings are a key component. However, the selection is truly mind-boggling. When people are looking for that special Limited Edition Oris or Ulysse Nardin replica watch, they’ll often find it in Grand Cayman.

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BWT: What would you tell watch lovers in other cities about the tastes of watch lovers in Grand Cayman?

The Mansion Jewellers: I don’t imagine they are really any different. I think watch lovers worldwide can appreciate the unique styling and mechanical artistry of replica watches. I will say that most of our watch-loving local residents own several luxury replica watches, but can be seen every Sunday on the beach in their favorite sport watch.

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BWT: Do you serve mostly locals or tourists, or is it a good mix? Also, what percentage of your customers would you call “knowledgeable watch collectors?”

The Mansion Jewellers: Cayman is unique in that we serve both segments on the luxury end. As the sixth largest financial center in the world, Cayman has a workforce that enjoys discretionary purchases all year round. However, tourists are still the driving force of our watch business. Given the large number of tourists that purchase swiss replica watches in our marketplace, the percentage of collectors is marginal… less than 20%. However, those percentages grow significantly with our locals, stay-over visitors and second-home owners.

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BWT: What is Grand Cayman best known for? What do visitors have to do, see, or eat while there?

The Mansion Jewellers: Tourism and Finance. The diving is superb and our stunning seven mile beach was just rated number one by US News and World Report for 2015. What do visitors have to do, see, or eat while there? Get in the water! Truly, Grand Cayman Island has incredible beaches and relaxing on one of them is the law here. There are dozens of watersports to enjoy and the best diving in the world. Visit Camana Bay for world class shopping and great eateries. Lastly, visit Rum Point… have a cocktail and take a 2-hour nap in a beachside hammock – this should be a law too.

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BWT: As a business, do you sponsor or participate in any local events, watch-related or otherwise?

The Mansion Jewellers: Yes, we are always working with brands to sponsor events. Recently, we worked with Replica Oris and the Cayman Islands Tourism Association to sponsor the USS Kittiwake dive site. This new artificial reef served the United States for 54 years as a rescue ship. She was built in 1944 and now rests in about 60 feet of water. Oris produced a Kittiwake limited edition pro-diver watch to celebrate the sponsorship and a portion of all Kittiwake watch sales are donated to the Kittiwake conservation project.

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BWT: What are some of the replica watch brands you are known for carrying?

The Mansion Jewellers: We are not your average branded watch store and, in fact, most of the really big brands are carried by the competition. However, we have been able to find our watch niche. We focus and educate consumers where others rely on the brand to sell the watch. We are known for Ulysse Nardin, Parmigiani, Hermes, Oris, Ball, Cuervo y Sobrinos, Movado, and several Swatch Group brands. We truly try to feature a replica watch brand for every budget.

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BWT: If you could pick a replica watch brand or model that epitomizes the culture or style of Grand Cayman what would it be?

The Mansion Jewellers: That’s easy, for me, anyway. Living in the Cayman Islands means you will be on a boat, in the water or on the beach very soon. That being said, I reach for my Oris Titanium Pro-Diver. I can spend all day fishing and diving with that watch on and still love it on my wrist at dinner. Life on an Island does have its challenges, but choosing my favorite watch for the day isn’t one of them.

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