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Hal Martin's Watches
Houston, Texas
One of the Largest Pre-owned Rolex Watch Dealers in Texas
Interests: Rolex Watches, Cartier Watches, Panerai Watches, Patek Philippe Watches, Hublot Watches, and many more watch brands.
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The Radiomir 1940 is presented for the first time with an automatic movement, the new P.4000 calibre. Whether it is the fruit of the ingenuity of a maestro or whether it is born almost spontaneously from the function for which it is intended, a design classic is immediately recognisable for the strength and the naturalness with which it imposes itself on the collective imagination. Officine Panerai’s Radiomir 1940 has... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at Hal Martin's Rolex Watches & more...
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Hublot displayed its high complications novelties and watches constructed of innovative materials at a pop-up shop in Dubai yesterday. His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was in attendance at the store opening along with Hublot chairman Jean-Claude Biver, which coincided with the launch of the first Hublot Challenge. They were joined by Mohammed Abdulmagied Seddiqi, senior vice president of sales and retail at Ahmed Seddiqi... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at Hal Martin's Rolex Watches & more...
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Opinion: An improved iPhone and a possible watch would reset expectations Morgan Stanley this week raised its target price on Apple’s stock by 11% to $110. The really big news is analyst Katy Huberty’s expectations for the much-rumored iWatch. She expects Apple to sell 30 million to 60 million units in its first 12 months on sale at an average price of $300. That’s an assumed $9 billion to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at Hal Martin's Rolex Watches & more...
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Floating 550 Feet Above the Vegas Strip What follows is a tale of the High Roller, the tallest observation wheel in the universe. It just opened in Las Vegas. Its highest point is 51 stories above the ground. And it’s going to take some serious numerical analysis to figure out how to effectively harness its might... Times you’ve been on a rotating circle of this magnitude before: 0 Millions... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Hal Martin's Rolex Watches & more...
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Rolex Submariner 1680 This vintage Rolex Submariner 1680 features a 40mm stainless steel case, plastic crystal, unidirectional rotating bezel, black dial, luminescent hands and index hour markers, date at the 3 position, caliber 1570 automatic movement, 26 jewels, stainless steel bracelet, and water resistant to 200m / 660ft. For more information and avalability, see the Rolex Submariner 1680 here. Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Hal Martin's Rolex Watches & more...
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Nostalgic: In creating the new Vintage WW1 Guynemer, Bell & Ross authentically transcribes the finish and spirit of watches of the period. Until you have given everything, you have given nothing. – Captain Georges Guynemer (1894-1917) Georges Guynemer, a top fighter ace for France during World War I, and considered a French national hero at the time of his death. A portrait of Guynemer is engraved on the rear... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Hal Martin's Rolex Watches & more...
The manufacture presents a new amazing minute repeater including four gongs as well as reshaped version of its diver, GMT and perpetual calendar. In addition, we could film a version prototype version of the Ludwig silicon escapement that will be officically launched next year. So, watch Patrik Hoffmann, the CEO, introducing some of theses products, and commenting the actuality of the brand. Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Hal Martin's Rolex Watches & more...
Jean-Paul Girardin, Vice-President of the Breitling brand, presents the new products 2014 of the brand and speak about how innovation is crucial for the brand - and the industry. Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Hal Martin's Rolex Watches & more...
Within about three years, every Omega watch will be entirely resistant to magnetic fields. This is what Stephen Urquart, CEO of the brands, tolds to The WATCHES.tv among other fresh news from Baselworld 2014. Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Hal Martin's Rolex Watches & more...
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The creative director of Gieves and Hawkes talks collaborating with a watchmaker and being adult enough for a gold timepiece. I wanted a top quality, reliable, indestructible timepiece, so the first watch I bought was a brand-new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust. It is brilliant. Then I got interested in watch design, though my style is still classic, and now I’m moving on to vintage timepieces. A black-faced, steel, IWC... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at Hal Martin's Rolex Watches & more...
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Patek Philippe completed 175 years of operations this year. It recently celebrated its 175th year of establishment when Antoine Norbert de Patek, the Polish cavalry official-converted-watch industrialist sought out the skills of Jean Adrien Philippe, the popular French watchmaker, who had just designed the keyless tasks essential for winding and regulating the watches without keys. Thierry Stern, the President of the watch company addressed the press, explaining the area... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Hal Martin's Rolex Watches & more...
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If you are collector of fine Rolex watches this is the ultimate Explorer. The watch was originally sold for around a couple hundred dollars in the early to mid 1960s. The dial on this watch is a guild dial with railroad track minute ring, and exclamation point under the 6 oclock marker. Inspired by the Mercury astronauts' first visit to Japan in 1963, the watch was only produced as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Hal Martin's Rolex Watches & more...
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It may be due to the craftsmanship and design that goes into creating one, but all petrol heads seem to love nice watches as much as cars. I am no different, and if I won the lottery I would purchase an expensive matching watch for every car I owned. Thankfully companies like Jaeger-LeCoultre and Hublot are more than happy to create unique automotive themed watches. One of the newest... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Hal Martin's Rolex Watches & more...
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The mid-1980s featured the then-championship winning McLaren TAG-Porsches, which kicked off a nearly 30-year partnership between the team and watch partner TAG Heuer. The Swiss brand has been with McLaren ever since, and this weekend in the Canadian Grand Prix, the pair celebrate 500 Grands Prix together. This isn’t the first major McLaren team-and-partner celebration this year; the 20-year anniversary with Mobil 1 began starting with the opening round... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Hal Martin's Rolex Watches & more...
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As Official Engineering Partner of the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team, IWC introduces the Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance Ceramic, a watch that is inspired from motor racing. As is well known, carbon fiber is ideally suited for use in motor racing. IWC Schaffhausen has utilized the unique properties of this material, which is twice as strong as steel but only a fifth of the weight, and integrated it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Hal Martin's Rolex Watches & more...
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Although Cartier is better known for classic and elegant timepieces, the French watchmaker is making a splash with its first diver watch that allows wearers to look the business from the board room to the beach. The timeless French horologist has created many classic and elegant watches, but sporty timepieces? Never in its 167 years of history. But there is always a first time for everything. “We’ve evolved quite... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Hal Martin's Rolex Watches & more...
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At Sotheby’s auction “Important Watches”, held in Geneva on 14th May 2014, the all-time record for sale of a Panerai watch was set. An extremely rare example of a stainless steel Luminor from 1955 was acquired by a Panerai enthusiast who bid the record sum of CHF 425,000 (approx. $478,000 / €348,000). This extremely rare and historical reference 6152/1 — distinguished by its transparent, removable polycarbonate bezel and Rolex... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Hal Martin's Rolex Watches & more...
Chanel Inc. said in a breach-of-contract suit that Cartier threatened not to supply timepieces to Tourneau LLC’s stores unless the watch retailer shut down a Chanel boutique in its main Manhattan location. Tourneau, which has sold Chanel watches at two stores in Manhattan since June 2011, opened a boutique for the brand in July inside its “TimeMachine” location on East 57th Street, according to Chanel’s suit against the retailer... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2013 at Hal Martin's Rolex Watches & more...
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The new Tudor Black Bay 7922 is not a tribute to one vintage dive watch or another, but it is everything that made Tudor watches special over the past 60 years. It features a domed crystal, "chocolate" dial with gilt lettering, pink gold hands and lume plots and a water resistance of 200 meters. It is 41mm in size and just over 10mm thick, and comes with two different... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2013 at Hal Martin's Rolex Watches & more...
The awards at the Watch World Awards 2013 were distributed for eleven categories in the Product Awards section and six categories in the Marketing & Merchandising Awards category. The event was even graced by the presence of top global brands like Cartier, Bulgari, Zenith, Hublot, Graham, Ulysee Nardin, Breitling, Corum, Parmigiani, Antonio Bernini, Rotary, and many others and saw some hectic competition amongst the eclectic brands with Breitling coming... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at Hal Martin's Rolex Watches & more...
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Officine Panerai presents the Radiomir 8 Days GMT Oro Rosso, an exclusive Special Edition of great elegance which pays tribute to the long history of brand by reinterpreting the classic Radiomir with details that are characteristic of sophisticated high quality watchmaking. The new Radiomir 8 Days GMT Oro Rosso has a cushion case of polished red gold which encloses a dial of historic inspiration, derived directly from a rare... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2013 at Hal Martin's Rolex Watches & more...
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Limited to 500 pieces. While super fan bases may not be the primary consumers of most companies, brands are eager to pay close attention and reward those who are loyal to them. In the watch industry there are brands with their own healthy group of fans. Rolex of course is a big one, but many other brands have their share of very active regular buyers. One such brand is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2013 at Hal Martin's Rolex Watches & more...