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Add a free laser engraved message (up to 20 characters) to any watch over $300. Just add your watch to the cart, click on "Engrave" to add your personal message and then add code ENGRAVE during checkout.

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Watches Education

Learn how the history of timekeeping has evolved.

Stonehenge: Ancient celestical
timekeeping instrument? Many
experts think so.
Throughout history, the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars have provided us with a means for measuring the passage of time and determining the seasons, months, and years.

Little is known about prehistoric timekeeping, but ancient artifacts indicate that people off all civilizations, were to some extent, preoccupied with measuring and recording the passage of time.

Twenty-thousand year-old architectural remnants discovered in Europe indicate scratched lines and gouged holes in sticks and bones, possibly used to count the days between moonphases. Read More.

An explanation of the parts that constitute a watch.


Small opening. The dials of some watches (in French: montres à guichet) have apertures in which certain indications are given (e.g. the date, the hour, etc).


Applique or applied characters are numerals or symbols cut out of sheet metal and stuck or riveted to a dial.

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Taking care of your watch so that it will last a lifetime.

Your watch should be treated like any other piece of fine jewelry. Watches purchased from Gemnation are highly durable and will last a lifetime with the proper care.

In order to ensure smooth running, it's a good idea to have your watch professionally serviced every 2 to 3 years depending on the complexity of the movement and the wear-and-tear to which you subject it. Periodic cleaning and proper care will also ensure that your fine timepiece looks its best and gives years of faithful service. Read More.

Celebrities and the watch brands they endorse.

For decades, wristwatches have been endorsed by celebrities of the stage, screen and sports world. We have put together a collection of some of these advertisements. Read More.
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