Do you need help finding a watch band?
If anyone is considering purchasing a watch there are several factors to consider. Bands are a necessity for a properly functioning timepiece. Bands that we recommend are anywhere from Lizard, Alligator, Crocodile, Genuine leather and many more. Purchasing a timepiece that will last is a very important decision that will pay off very well over time. The best thing to do when shopping for jewelry and accessories at your local jewelry store is to check what watch brands each store carries. Hadley Roma bands and straps are one step ahead of the competition. The quality in bands from Hadley Roma sold at luxamart is what sets this brand apart of the others. Hadley-Roma has been manufacturing and distributing quality bands and attachments for more than 100 years. Companies that are over 100 years old generally are sure bets when deicing on a purchase. Hadley Roma takes great pride in being a leading manufacturer and distributor of Made in the USA products. With more than 150 employees at our Largo, Florida factory and New York City showroom and a sales force of more than 35 independent sales representatives, Roma remains one of the very few companies to manufacture fine leather and exotic-based straps, belts and accessory products in the United States. So if you need a new band or service for your timepiece we can help, luxamart Jewelry Exchange proudly supports all ethics and commitments that are shared with our partners.
Here is a brief history of Bands and Watches written by “The Atlantic”:
On July 9, 1916, The New York Times puzzled over a fashion trend: Europeans were starting to wear bracelets with clocks on them. Time had migrated to the human wrist, and the development required some explaining.
“Until recently,” the paper observed, “the timepiece has been looked upon by Americans as more or less of a joke. Vaudeville artists and moving-picture actors have utilized it as a funmaker, as a fad.”
But the wristwatch was a fad no more. “The telephone and signal service, which play important parts in modern warfare, have made the wearing of watches by soldiers obligatory,” the Times observed, two years into World War I. “The only practical way in which they can wear them is on the wrist, where the time can be ascertained readily, an impossibility with the old style pocket watch.” Improvements in communications technologies had enabled militaries to more precisely coordinate their maneuvers, and coordination required soldiers to discern the time at a glance. Rifling through your pocket for a watch was not advisable in the chaos of the trenches.
European soldiers were outfitting the device with unbreakable glass to survive the trenches and radium to illuminate the display at night. And civilians, seeing the wristwatch’s practical benefits over the pocket watch, were parroting the behavior.
This month brought strange echoes of that history. In China, where the newly released Apple Watch is quickly becoming a controversial, in-demand status symbol, the authorities reportedly banned the device. “The use of wearables with Internet access, location information, and voice-calling functions should be considered a violation of national security regulations when used by military personnel,” a Chinese military newspaper quoted a government agency as declaring, in apparent reference to gadgets like the new Apple Watches. A technology conceived in war had become too technologically sophisticated for soldiers.
These trends cascaded to warfare; during the Second Boer War in South Africa between 1899 and 1902, soldiers “jerry-rigged pocket watches and strapped them on their wrists” since it was now possible to precisely synchronize military movements, McCrossen explained. Wearing a bracelet had flitted in and out of female fashion in the 18th and 19th centuries, but the Boer War hinted that men could follow suit. Watchmakers operating in an increasingly competitive marketplace took note of the subtle shift in social conventions. One vendor in England advertised that the “wristlet watch” had been used at the legendary battle in Sudan in 1898 and again during the Boer War, pointing out that “desert-experience is the severest test a timepiece can have.” The implicit message was a notable one in a period of more precise time: A wristwatch’s reliability, rather than its aesthetics, was what mattered most.
We are the only significant manufacturer of replacement bands and attachments that continues to manufacture bands in the United States. We pride ourselves in offering the highest quality and most responsive customer service support in the industry. Our sales representatives know their customers well and are available to meet their needs. If you love beautiful bands luxamart Jewelry Exchange is for you. There is no need to worry as we will handle any issue involving jewelry.
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