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5 Fun Facts About Watches That You Probably Didn’t Know

Written by Shopping Magazine on May 5, 2017. Posted in Uncategorized

wood watches for menWhile timekeeping has been around for thousands of years, it wasn’t until 1868 that Patek Phillipe developed the very first wristwatch. The “Platinum Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch” sold for approximately $3.1 million in May 2008.

It is safe to say that watches are pretty important both as timekeeping devices and fashion statements. But even though you might pride yourself on your all wood watch, there’s probably a lot you still don’t know about the fascinating world of watches. Here are a few fun facts about wooden wrist watches and other timekeeping pieces that you might not have thought about before.

Alarm Watches
The first wristwatch with an alarm function built into it wasn’t developed until the 1900s. A Swiss company called Eterna was the very first watch making business in the world to produce such a thing. Full-scale production began in 1914.

World War II
While WWI started to leave pocket watches behind, it was WWII that effectively eliminated them as a fashion trend. During the second World War, soldiers were forbidden to wear any timekeeping piece that wasn’t a wristwatch. Of course, wood watches for men weren’t really an option back then, but the wooden wrist watches then certainly paved the way for modern natural wood watches.

Stanley Kubrick
Rather than use fake props, Kubrick actually approached a watch making company, Hamilton, to make digital timepieces for his film “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Although an electric watch had already been introduced, this paved the way for the first LED displays on watch faces.

Intended for Women
While men were using the pocket watch, wrist watches were originally developed for women of nobility. Queen Elizabeth I and many other royal women were known to have “arm watches.”

Watch Displays
Did you know that watches are typically displayed to show a certain time? Many watch displays have the timepieces set to ten minutes to 2:00, also known as “Happy Time” as the watch hands make a smile. So next time you’re searching for wood watches for men or women, take note!

Whether you want stainless steel watches or Hawaiian wood watches, these facts should make your next shopping experience an interesting one!

Taking Care of Italian Leather Shoes

Written by Shopping Magazine on May 1, 2017. Posted in Designer lace up shoes for men, Exotic mens boots, Mens luxury crocodile skin shoes

Mens exotic shoes

One exceptional piece of footwear would be Italian mens shoes. Italy is a country known for putting care into every product they made. Italian footwear is known around the world for its superior quality. Advances in technology have allowed for Italian mens shoes to be affordable for almost everyone.

Recent research shows that designer mens footwear has seen retail sales grow 39 percent, from 2009 to 2014. Another survey found that 55 percent of one?s opinion of another comes from their physical appearance. It is understandable to want to maintain the life of such elegant footwear. Leather footwear makes a first impression that is destined to impress. In this post, you will learn easy tips for maintaining Italian leather shoes.

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  • You Can Make a Big Impact for Good with What You Don’t Wear

    Written by Shopping Magazine on April 9, 2017. Posted in Charitable donations, Charities that will pick up donations, Donate clothes

    Charity donations

    So many of us in the Untied States do not even realize the amount of good we can actually do simply by spending a Saturday morning going through our closets and drawers and donating the clothing we no longer wear.

    We might go for months without even thinking about the extra clothing objects we have around our house. We put things in the attic or in the basement and forget about them. When we go through our things and find that we have plenty to give away, we might not think what we have is worth the trouble to even give away. So, we through our clothing and textiles into the trash, where it gets hauled away to the dump or landfill to be of no use whatsoever.

    What we do not often realize is just how important it can be to donate what we no longer have a use for. Clothing donations lead directly to support

    Protective and High Visibility Clothing Is Essential to Many Workers

    Written by Shopping Magazine on April 6, 2017. Posted in Hi vis long sleeve shirts, Reflective button up shirts, Reflective safety jacket

    Orange safety vest

    For executive officers at large corporations the standard attire is a suit and a tie. For chefs in bustling kitchens the typical uniform is a chef’s hat, comfortable shoes and a front button jacket that can be easily changed if it gets too dirty. For a interstate construction worker necessary clothing involves high visibility work shirts, protective footwear, and safety rain apparel if needed. In fact, of all the required and expected work clothes that are included with many careers, there is a strong argument to be made that high visibility clothing may be the most important.

    For workers who find themselves out in the elements and near fast moving traffic, being visible is essential. I

    The History Of Sea Glass Where Did This Beautiful, Ancient Jewelry Come From?

    Written by Shopping Magazine on April 2, 2017. Posted in Sea glass earring, Sea glass pendants, Sea glass ring

    Types of sea glass wedding jewelry

    Jewelry is art. What is art? Communication. People buy rings, necklaces, bracelets, anklets and earrings for all sorts of reasons, ranging from communicating love for another person or celebrating a special day that only happens once per year. Because of just how brilliant jewelry is, people often try to find unique and fun ways of standing out among more traditional means of getting across a certain sentiment. If you yourself are looking for a lovely gift that has its own personality, a sea glass ring design or pendant might not be too far off your list. They’re the perfect balance between beautiful and unique, a physical celebration of the ocean and everything it stands for.

    What Are Popular Jewelry Gifts?

    Before you get started on your search, it helps to kno

    Important Features in the Best Pair of Work Boots

    Written by Shopping Magazine on March 7, 2017. Posted in Best steel toe work boots, Composite toe vs steel toe, Hobnail boots

    Police footwear

    The importance of protecting your feet during work is often under recognized. Your feet are vital to your overall health and comfort. For example, if you stand on your feet for many hours of the day, you are likely to feel it in your back and your legs. If you injure your foot, you may be unable to work altogether. Uncomfortable work shoes can affect the comfort of your entire body, and can reduce the productivity of your work. A good pair of work boots can provide you with many benefits, many that you never even realized.

    Health
    Your feet are connected to your overall health. Injuries to the feet can lead to injuries in the legs, back, and hips. You may even feel pain all the way up to your upper back and neck. Workers who work for many years without quality and comfortable w

    6 Tips for the Proper Care and Feeding of Your Exotic Shoes for Men

    Written by Shopping Magazine on February 27, 2017. Posted in Exotic belts, Exotic mens shoes, Formal shoes for men

    Luxury ostrich skin boots

    More and more men are buying luxury clothing and footwear items. At least 6% of the shoe market belongs to dress shoes for men. Between 2009 and 2014, sales of men’s designer footwear increased by at least 39%. This growth rate is almost double the growth rate for women’s luxury shoes. In 2011, the growth rate for men’s luxury shoes was 14% whereas women’s luxury shoe sales only went up by 8%. If you have brought home some exotic shoes for men, you may not know how to care for them properly. Here are some expert tips for the proper care and feeding for exotic mens shoes.

    1. Invest in shoe trees. When it comes to keeping your high end mens shoes looking the same way they did when you brought them home, you can do a lot to keep them in good shape by using shoe trees. Shoe trees are great

    5 Clothing Tips for This Summer Season

    Written by Shopping Magazine on February 15, 2017. Posted in Supreme bag, Supreme baseball cap, Supreme shirt

    Supreme shirt

    It’s getting warmer outside and that means it’s now time to change our wardrobes. That’s right, it’s time for you to start thinking about bringing out the shorts. Don’t know which clothes to invest in? Well, here is a list of some of the clothes you should be buying to look good for the warmer months.

    1. Shorts
      That’s right, the first on our list are shorts. It’s getting hotter out, if that’s possible, and wearing those dark jeans may not be the right choice now. Break out some trendy shorts to make sure you stay cool and look cool. Look into buying denim shorts with tattered edges to stay up to trend. Or for a more polished look, consider buying short chinos.
    2. Tees
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    Donating to Military Charities Can Help You Move Past Your Feelings of Helplessness

    Written by Shopping Magazine on February 14, 2017. Posted in Military support, Pick up clothing donations, Veterans clothing donations

    Children in need clothing

    It was a phone call that finally prompted you into action.
    You were busy going back and forth between changing loads of laundry and cleaning out kitchen cupboards when the home phone rang. You could count on one hand the number of friends or relative who called you on the house phone, so you were pretty sure that it was a telemarketer or a robo call of some sort. For this reason, you did not stop what you were doing to answer the phone yourself. The message went right to voicemail, however, so in reality you probably heard more of the message than if you would have answered.
    As you listened to the recorded message be transmitted to your voicemail you heard, not for the first time, the plea for makin

    Fundraising Success With a Well-Planned School T Shirt Fundraiser

    Written by Shopping Magazine on February 13, 2017. Posted in Custom company polo shirts, School spirit tshirts, School spirit wear shirts

    Custom company apparel

    One of the most important social and educational entities that serves a very important purpose is a school. This is where your children can get the basis of their dedication in life, and learn important skills and character traits that want to help them over the course of their lifetime. School is no doubt a very important place, and there are situations where it might need extra funds to do things like field trips, activities or expansions. This is something that students and their parents are usually on board with, as it means a better overall experience for their children. This is the reason why schools through fundraisers on a regular basis, and most of these are geared towards bringing about a positive change. Some schools also carry out fundraisers so that they can do some good for society and do