Môntrèk Watches

“You’re not gonna pick up any girls wearin’ a digital watch”

TCharlie-Jakehat’s what Charlie Harper said to his nephew Jake Harper anyway.  And you know what, I think he’s right.  With all deference to digital watches and as an owner of an original Pulsar digital watch, I just don’t think a digital watch cuts it with the women.  If you are in the market for a watch that is a conversation piece at Ridiculously Low Holiday Pricing, then take a look at the Môntrèk CR-1 Chronographs.  This Special Offer will only last with our current supply so head on over to MontrekWatches.com to take advantage … let the insanity begin :-) !!!!!

Francois-Henry Bennahmias, you are my hero

Francois3In case you don’t know, Mr. Bennahmias is the CEO of Audemars Piguet in the Americas.  I was reading an interview with him in the 9/2011 issue of International Watch and he was asked about the “challenges facing the watch industry”.  He stated that “Quality and repairs will be the biggest challenges … to fix them (watches) in an acceptable time.”  He goes on to say that if the expectations of the watch industry were compared with other industries like the automobile, the watch industry would get “crushed (his word)”.  Can you imagine taking your car in for repair or just a regular service and being told it would be months before you could have it back ?  You would flip out !!! But that is the standard in the watch industry.  While we are surely not up there with the big boys like Francois-Henry (I’m on a first name basis now :-) LOL), we at Môntrèk take this VERY seriously.  Turnaround on the few repairs we see are fast and we back that up with our Exclusive Môntrèk 10 Year Warranty.  I always like when someone in the industry will call it like it is … thanks Mr. Bennahmias.

As Chubby Checker said in the song Limbo Rock, “How low can you go ?”

It used to be that watches could be classified as “Water Proof” but in these days of political correctness, I suppose that the concept that a watch could actually guarantee that water would not get in was just too much for manufacturers to be responsible for and thus the current terminology of “Water Resistance”.  So what is the magic of water resistance ?  Well … as with most things in the watch world, that depends.  For instance, if your watch is rated for 50 meters, I would not suggest that you do anything other than working up a good sweat with your watch on.  At 100 meters your limitation is probably the shower :-) and 300 meters will get you some scuba diving but don’t go too deep as helium buildup could cause your watch to explode.  So if you want a great watch that is really a “dive” watch to 1000 meters with a helium escape valve, check this out.  And on a completely different “note”, if you want to hear Chubby Checker’s Limbo Rock click here.

How big is yours ?

Watch-SizeOh, c’mon now my friends … you know I am talking about your watch :-) LOL.  Many people think our Môntrèk Watches are fairly large but a survey done by watch enthusiast/critic Ariel Adams shows thatMôntrèk is right in the “sweet spot” of what people are looking for.  The good news is that regardless of your taste, there is something available to fit your needs.  The watch industry has to be one of the most prolific industries when it comes to variety of models.  However, if you are looking for that special gift for Father’s Day, an upcoming Graduation, any other occasion, or you are just on the prowl for a new timepiece … we suggest you go here.

We Agree … Uh, Mostly …

Click on Picture for Video Review

Click on Picture for Video Review

We were quite pleased when Ariel Adams (ABlogToReadAbout) decided to review the Môntrèk Black Square Diver Watch. He always gives each watch he reviews a fair shake and respects the fact that time and talent has gone into the product regardless of the size of the manufacturer. So like the title says, we agree with him … mostly. The only comment that we feel differently about would be his “wish” for a Swiss Movement. Beyond the additional cost of a Swiss movement that YOU would have to pay, I don’t see any Swiss manufacturers offering anything similar to our exclusive 10 year warranty. Of course our 10 year warrantycovers more than just the movement and stands as our confidence in the extreme quality and build in all our Môntrèk Watches. So thanks again Ariel for taking the time to review our product – We Agree … Uh, Mostly :-) LOL !!!!!

I agree with Stephen Urquhart

I really do !!! So who is Stephen Urquhart ? He’s the president of Omega and we were chatting at Baselworld … OK, we weren’t really chatting at Baselworld or anywhere else for that matter but I did read this article on Bloomberg Business Week. I know what you are thinking, “Hey, aren’t you a Môntrèk guy?” Yea, I love my Môntrèk but I do have an Omega also. In any event Stephen Urquhart said wearing a watch is like “walking around with a sculpture on your wrist, or a painting, or a poem or a book.” That might be a little bit of hyperbole but I guess if you are wearing one of their $500,000.00 watches you are entitled. The point is that there are many ways today to have accurate time so your watch needs to serve an additional purpose. You will always be making a fashion and lifestyle statement that you can be proud of with your Môntrèk !!!

10 Cutting-Edge and High-Tech Wrist Watches

Cutting-EdgeWhile I was “rummaging around” the internet, I came across this article “10 Cutting-Edge and High-Tech Wrist Watches” and thought readers might be interested. Being as all knowledgeable as we are (Ahem, Cough, Cough) about the watch industry you will note that a few of the watches in this article we have covered in earlier posts. My personal interest in the article is that it appeared on a general style website rather than a watch aficionado website. This just goes to the idea that we continually talk about … your watch – it’s not just for telling time. Your watch is equally important as a statement about who you are. So what statement are you making ? If one of the watches in this article is you, then good for you … maybe :-) LOL. Me … I like my statement to be a little more traditional with an edge.

New Môntrèk Models NOW Available

Question-MarksThere is a catch though. The only way you can see one (at this moment) is by going to ourFacebook Page starting Monday. That’s right … you can’t see it at Barney’s or Bloomingdalesor any of our other Great Retailers (yet) but, as I said, you can check it out on our Facebook Page. And even MORE IMPORATNTLY … the ONLY way you can get one is for FREE … that is not a misprint, for FREE !!!. The contest starts on Monday, February 7, 2011 so be sure to enterhere. When was the last time YOU had a chance to be the first one in the whole WORLD to have a NEW WATCH MODEL of your very own for FREE ?  Starting Monday is just that time … don’t miss out on this opportunity !!!!!

It Cost WHAT ? @&*%$ !!!!!!

Watch Repair

Watch Repair

A friend of mine just sent his “Brand Name” automatic watch in for repair. Waiting to hear back about the cost of a repair or just a “tune up” is a time of dread for experienced watch owners. The phone rings and you are told that you are one day over the traditional one year warranty and when you hear the cost, you now have to make a decision about taking care of your watch or sending your child to college … LOL, just joking, it’s not quite THAT expensive. The fact is, however, there is a cost of ownership of your timepiece BUT there is something YOU can do about it. You take care of your car, snow blower, computer, and more … so how about that watch ? I just read a few articles about caring for your watch here, here, and here. While there is some repetition, I suggest you heed the call. Another way you can potentially reduce your “cost of ownership” is by purchasing a watch from a company that is so confident in their product that they offer an incredible 10 year warranty. Interested ? Click Here.

Want To See A Môntrèk Watch In Person? You Can!

Montrek-Mens-Diver-Watches1-189x300You may have noticed that we recently updated the photos on MôntrèkWatches.com to better capture every angle of our Diver Watch collection. We’re very proud of the quality and style our watches possess, and we wanted to give our visitors a clearer picture of each watch so they would be able to best decide which was right for them. But for as pleased as we are with how fantastic each shot came out, we understand that some people simply need to see, feel, and try on a watch before they can be sure it’s the one. The good news is most of you can do just that!

Môntrèk Watches are available at several fine retailers across the country. If you live near one of these retailers, or will be nearby for business or a vacation, we encourage you to stop by and see how unique and impressive our watches are in person!

  • Will you be hitting New York City for some Christmas shopping? You can findMôntrèk at Barneys New York on Madison Avenue, Rochester Big & Tall on Avenue of the Americas, and Bloomingdales on 59th & Lexington. Will you be visiting the Big Apple to take in a show? You can find us on Broadway as well at Charles Patrick Jewelers.
  • Perhaps it’s The Windy City that’s calling your name? Be sure to save time in your schedule for a stop at Sydel & Sydel Jewelry on West Adams Street.
  • Dreamin’ of California? Môntrèk Watches have been spotted at Watch Plus & Jewelry in Laguna Hills, Valencia Time Center at both the Valencia and Santa Ana locations, and About Time on the Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point.
  • Hitting the slopes in Colorado? Spending some time in beautiful North Carolina? Are Virginia, Florida, Seattle, Ohio or Puerto Rico on your travel itinerary? They’re on Môntrèk’s as well. In fact, we’ve already landed at must-stop shops in each of those locations. Check out our Môntrèk Retailerspage for more information! And if you aren’t able to make it in person but would still like more information before purchasing, please feel free to reach out to us on Twitter, Facebook or by phone at 888-597-8463.

If you own a Môntrèk Watch or have seen them in person, we’d love to know what you think. Please leave a comment below!