Proper amounts of sleep are important for everyone, especially children. Unfortunately, in today's busy world, many parents do not think to explain the importance of sleep to their kids. But now, American Innerspring Manufacturers, a national nonprofit group, is underwriting the free distribution of an out-of-the-ordinary youth poster to teachers and parents. Designed to appeal to 12- to 15-year-olds, the poster, called Underwear, Zombies & Monkey Kung Fu, takes a look at the weird world of dreams, while it subtly reinforces the importance - and "coolness" - of a full night's sleep. "So much is going on with kids in this age group, and many parents don't realize how important sleep is for success in numerous areas," said Arthur Grehan, executive director of AIM. The poster is written in an unconventional style designed to engage the target age group. "We thought the idea of doing a funky and engaging poster on dreams would be a great way to promote deep sleep to this skeptical audience without sounding like a textbook or a filmstrip," Grehan said. The poster offers information about deep sleep, delves into the possible symbolism of dream topics and even suggests keeping a dream journal. For the development of Underwear, Zombies & Monkey Kung-Fu, AIM turned to Red Deluxe, a Memphis-based firm with numerous award-winning posters under its belt. AIM is making copies of the poster available free of charge to any teacher or parent. The group is making the offer in hopes that parents will take a break from their hectic schedules and give some real thought to the important role of sleep for children in this age group.
Depuis que la roulette est considйrйe comme un jeu de chance, tout le monde pense qu'il doit exister plus ou moins de trucs pouvant vous faciliter vos jeux. Mais ceci n'est pas toujours vrai. Bien que quelques conseils d'experts puissent vous кtre donnйs, sachez que nulle stratйgie n'est fiable а 100%. En voici cependant quelques une. Essayez la Roulette Europйenne: gйnйralement, vous trouverez sur les sites de casino en ligne deux types de roulettes: l'europйenne et l'amйricaine. La seule diffйrence entre les deux et le nombre de cases de zйro existant sur le cylindre. L'europйenne n'en comprend qu'une, alors que l'amйricaine en dispose de deux. Cette diffйrenciation s'explique par l'avantage pris par la maison ( ou casino). Avec un seul zйro, l'avantage de la maison est diminuй de moitiй, ce qui vous permet d'accroоtre vos chances de gagner. Apprenez а bien miser: les paris sur numйros simples sont la pire chose а faire dans tous les jeux de casinos existants. L'avantage de la maison est si important lorsque vous pariez sur un nombre simple qu'il vous est presque impossible de remporter quelque gain que ce soit. De plus, avant de pouvoir gagner, il vous faudra miser йnormйment auparavant. Les meilleurs paris restent donc ceux dont l'avantage de la maison est le plus faible. Jouez pour le plaisir. Quand vous jouez pour le plaisir, vous кtes d'avantage dйtendu et plus apte а prendre de bonnes dйcisions, ce qui est loin d'кtre le cas lorsque vous vous trouvez en йtat de stress, soumis а la pression de devoir remporter de l'argent. Dans ce cas ci, vous pouvez le payer trиs cher car votre comprйhension du jeu est altйrйe et vous pousse а commettre d'inйvitables erreurs. Etablissez votre budget. Ce conseil est valable pour tous les jeux d'argent, sans restrictions aucune. Ne jouez jamais sans avoir au prйalable dйterminй votre budget. Ne jouez qu'avec la somme prйvue et jamais d'avantage. En effet, si vous pensez jouez d'avantage que cela, il ne s'agira plus dиs lors d'un simple petit problиme financier а court terme mais d'un vйritable gouffre sur le long terme, et la limite est fine avant d'кtre considйrй comme joueur problйmatique et se retrouver interdit de casino. Mettez de cotй ce que vous venez de gagner. A nouveau, ce conseil, avec le prйcйdent, est l'un des meilleurs. En remisant ce que vous venez de gagner, si le tour prйcйdant vous perdez, rien de dramatique n'est arrivй а votre budget. En revanche, si vous misez tout le temps avec vos gains et que vous perdez а chaque coup, il ne vous restera dиs lors plus rien. Et entre nous, il vaut mieux repartir avec un petit quelque chose que rien du tout. Ne laissez jamais vos gains sur le tapis car en cas de perte, vous perdrez tout, trиs vite. Entrainez vous. Rendez-vous sur un casino en ligne et jouez des parties gratuites en mode dйmo afin de vous familiariser avec le jeu. Il n'y a rien de pire que de se rendre а un jeu dont on ne maоtrise pas les rиgles et de pariez au bon vent la chance. Lisez avant tout les rиgles des jeux, puis allez sur le mode dйmo et jouez y rйguliиrement jusqu'а ce que vous vous sentiez prкt а passer le cap du mode rйel.
: Here is a guide to the best online games. Find yourself winning, or at least not necessary losing in the long run. The best casino games are games that have a low house edge or games where by practicing your skill you can have an advantage over the casino. Those with the lowest house edge are blackjack and video poker. By improving the skill with which you play poker and blackjack, you gain an advantage over the other player or over the casino. House Edge: First, here is an explanation about the term house edge. The house edge is the way the casinos create an artificial advantage over the player to ensure their profits. The advantage is created by not paying the true odds. The house edge is the gap between the true odds and the odds the casino actually pays out for a winning. Here is an example for clarification. The true odds in an American roulette game are 37:1. However, if you place a one dollar bet, you would be paid 35 dollars instead of 37 dollars, which are the true odds. The two dollars gap between the true odds and the actual payout is the casino house edge. You can calculate American roulette house edge by dividing 2 dollars by 38. The result is 5.26 percent. Poker: This is an exceptional casino game. It is the only casino game where you play against the other players instead of competing against the casino. There is not a house edge in poker. Instead, most casinos ensure their profits by collecting a rake, which is a certain percentage of the pot used to cover expenses. Other casinos charge each player by the hour. Poker is the best casino game to play if you are a skilled player. A skilled player with experience, excellent knowledge in certain game rules, smart strategy and an ability to read facial expressions would have an advantage over the less skilled poker players, especially those who rely on their good fortune. Blackjack: This is the only casino game where the advantage can be shifted from the player to the dealer. When you are playing blackjack and using an optimal strategy, the house edge can be lower than 0.5 percent. You can increase your odds of winning and lower the house edge by learning the strategy based on the mathematics of the game. Another way to lower the casino advantage in blackjack is by card counting. A skilled card counter can adjust his bets and his strategy according to the proportion between high cards and low cards. Mastering card counting requires skill and practice. In addition, since casinos are not especially welcoming card counters to their blackjack tables, you should also practice your hiding skills. Video Poker: The resemblance between video poker and slot machine sometimes causes confusion. Nevertheless, contrasting to slot machine, video poker is a game of skill. Playing video poker using an optimal strategy can lower its house edge to less than half percent. As opposed to slot machines, in video poker machine the pay table on the front of the machine enables you to determine the expected return of the game. For example: 1) In a 9/6 Jacks or Better video poker machine, the expected return percentage can be as high as 99.5 percent. 2) In a 8/5 Jacks or Better machine the return percentage can be 97.3 percent and 95 percent in a 6/5 Jacks or Better video poker machine. 3) In a full paying Deuces Wild machine, the expected return percentage can be 100.17 percent.
: The proof of the pudding, so to speak, is the warranty coverage. Generally, the better the burner, the better the warranty. If this statement is true, then the grill company is willing to stand behind their burners to the point where they will replace their burners for whatever reason for as long as you own the grill, right? You would assume so, wouldn't you? So why would a company then limit the conditions where this would be true? There are several valid reasons, among them hostile environment, misuse and abuse. A hostile environment is a situation where the burner is subjected to forces not within the design intentions, like grilling on the planet Venus, or under water, or inside a burning garage, or something like that. It's an out for the company, especially when you push the envelope. Actually, it is most commonly defined as a grill installed next to a swimming pool; the chlorine in the water has a tendency to do nasty things to grills. Misuse would be using the grill in a way that is not specified by the manufacturer as "proper," like using the rotisserie at the same time that you have the lower burner grilling a steak.
Another way is to grill while the grill is not level. Or another way would be to use the grill when it is dirty. Abuse is generally an extreme thing, but some people will actually abuse their grill when it doesn't work right. Then they try to get recompense from the manufacturer, retailer, or both, for the harm the abuse creates.
Most of the time, it is because the owner doesn't take the time to read the owner's manual. But, just like what you see on "CSI," they can tell if you have tried to adjust the fuel mixture with a sledge hammer rather than a small screwdriver. These are all valid reasons not to cover a product. Consumers can -- and will -- come up with the craziest of situations where the grill will fail, and it's the manufacturer's fault that they didn't consider the possible failure for the given condition.
That's the primary reason that they will not cover malfunction of the grill when it has been installed in Timmy's treehouse, even though it has been leveled properly, cleaned thoroughly and consistently, and generally cared for like a member of the family: they are not willing to pay for your car after the grill caught the tree on fire, which caught the house on fire, which caught the tree in the front yard on fire, which collapsed on your car in the street -- 50 yards. Here's the deal: the more limitations placed on the warranty, the less faith the manufacturer has in the burner, or the less money they are willing to part with if the burner were to fail. To cover themselves, the company will write in exceptions to what they will not honor; the idea that a "more defined" warranty is a better warranty is false: the "more defined" the warranty, the less that company is willing to cover.
To demonstrate this, the DCS and Star burners are virtually identical; the only difference is the feeder tube, which is ramped up into the burner tube on the DCS and straight in to the burner tube on the Star. You would think that they would carry a similar warranty, but they do not: Star warrants their burner for burn-through, and DCS does not! Guess who has the more verbiage in their warranty? Yup. DCS. What's the difference? More exclusions. Let's take a look at the warranties for the burners we have tested so far:
Fire Magic: Warranted for as long as you own your Fire Magic grill; includes burn-through; "limited to personal, family or household use only"; non-transferrable. Lynx: Lynx's warranty states: "The solid brass grill burners are warranted to be free from defects in material, workmanship and structural integrity when subjected to normal domestic use and service for the lifetime of the original purchaser." Includes burn-through; no replacement burners are available for purchase, notably. Alfresco: "Lifetime warranty to the original purchaser, covers the main grill burners.
This does not apply if the unit was subject to other than normal household use... ...Alfresco Gourmet Grills will NOT cover... ...damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse..." The special section on "Orifice Cleaning" states: "Use a needle to clear any debris. Be extremely careful not to enlarge the hole or break off the needle." Another section of the warranty states: "Clean appliance after each use, and check for blockages, especially at the burner orifices..." DCS: "Lifetime warranty on all stainless steel components, including stainless steel grill burners..." and: "For proper lighting and performance of the burners keep the ports clean." The DCS warranty does not cover burn-through.
Conclusions: Cast burners consistently outperform sheet metal burners. A better warranty is NOT more defined, but less defined. Look for a warranty that covers burn-through. This would mean that Lynx, Fire Magic and Star are the best-warranted burners on the market.
Haven't you ever had time you wanted to get away from it all? In March/April 1978, motherearthnews published a story about a couple who bought McLeod's Island — a 90-acre island off the coast of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. They have a few animals, spend very little on groceries, and are pretty well sustained by the island itself. Although it does present them with some challenges: "The sea, you know, is not called "restless" for nothing. A glass-smooth bay (as we've learned so well!) can churn-sometimes seemingly in seconds-into a windswept chaos of currents and combers. We've also seen that same bay (the one in which our island is located) thaw and then completely refreeze in just hours on a single December day. Winters up here can be especially variable. Continual spring-like thaws throughout 1976's cold season, for instance, kept our bay filled with slushy ice that was too thick to push a boat through ... but too dangerous for even a fox to walk on. We were marooned for three full months, from the first of January until the end of March. Last winter's record cold snap, on the other hand, filled the bay so solidly with pack ice that we could hike back and forth to the mainland for our mail and toboggan loads of supplies any time we wanted." For some of us, we find the Internet gives us the freedom to be able to work and live almost any place we want to. These people didn't have that luxury. I use the past tense as I can't find any current information about them. Who knows? Maybe the tide swept the out to sea. Life is full of sacrifices. Some are just more dear than others. Still, I don't think buying an island is in my future. You can read the whole article here. motherearthnews/library/1978_March_April/We_Homesteaded_an_Island
Dad will always appreciate the dress shirt or cologne that you normally give him for Father's Day. But this year, why not break from tradition and give him an electronic gift that will help him step squarely into the 21st century? Though shopping for a Father's Day gift can be a challenge, the following ideas from Vonage, the fastest-growing broadband telephone service provider, will help dad have a high-tech Father's Day. * The gift of on-the-go entertainment: If your dad is a music lover, an MP3 player will give him hours of musical enjoyment. This audio compression technology allows you to store CD-quality sound on a small handheld device. With a portable music player, your dad will be able to listen to his favorite tunes while working out or riding to work. For dad's viewing pleasure, get him a portable DVD player. It will come in handy on long trips and can even be plugged into a regular TV when he wants to watch movies on a bigger screen. * The gift of low-priced communication: The broadband phone service by Vonage will let dad relay conversations over a high-speed Internet connection using a regular phone and a phone adapter. The technology, called Voice over IP, costs less than a regular phone line. In fact, Vonage provides unlimited calling anywhere in the United States and Canada for $24.99. Free features include voicemail, caller ID, call waiting, call forwarding, three-way calling and in-network calls. Vonage also offers competitive international rates. Once you sign dad up, Vonage will send him a startup package that includes a free phone adapter. The adapter can be used anywhere in the world that has a high-speed Internet connection. Installation of the service takes less than five minutes. * The gift of organization: You've given dad many ties in the past. Now give him a place to display them -- a motorized tie rack. With the touch of a button, his entire tie collection will glide past him for easy selection and leave him with a more organized closet. For work or play, a personal digital assistant can keep dad on schedule. But this handheld device is more than just a personal organizer: Most PDAs include cell phone, fax and Internet features.
The Celestron telescope cpc 8 is a high-end professional model with many great features for an exquisite look at the heavens. Its formal name is Celestron CPC 800 Professional Computerized Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope. This Celestron telescope cpc 8 offers easy and quick alignment and GPS, with quality of optics that is unbeatable. Set up is fast and easy, and the Celestron cpc8 is made for ergonomically correct study of the star. Its computerization is enhanced. Most important, this great telescope is affordable, retailing under $2400. Features of the Celestron cpc 8 telescope including advanced technology for quick alignment. Once your CPC8 Telescope's global positioning system (GPS - an internal feature) has established its position, all you have to do is find and manually slew your Celestron cpc8 to whatever three bright objects you find in the sky. You don't even need to know the names of the objects on which you have fixed your telescope. The technology in your celestron cpc8, called NexStar, will study the night sky, making a determination of each star, planet and other celestial fixture in the sky and its position. Once your Celestron cpc 8 telescope has aligned itself in this way, its remote hand controller allows you to get direct access to every catalog of objects in the sky that are contained in its vast database. The Celestron cpc 8 database has more than 40,000 stars, planets and other objects in the sky including Messier objects, NGC Galaxies, the Caldwell Catalog, and nebula. It's a snap to navigate through the database thanks to its filter limits, which you can define for yourself.
Contact lenses come in a wide variety of makes and styles. Although one needs to obtain a prescription in order to purchase their contacts, there is a wealth of options available when it comes to purchasing contact lenses. This makes it easier for the individual to find the best deal possible when searching for contact lenses. There are many places where a contact lens wearer can look in order to find their particular make of contact lenses at an extremely reasonable price. Find Great Deals Online One way to find a fantastic deal on contact lenses is by searching companies and providers, which sell contact lenses online. In general, all one needs to do is to select their particular type of contact lenses, enter their prescription information so that it can be verified by the company prior to shipping the lenses and pay for the contact lenses. The prices which one will come across online are quite inexpensive when compared with the prices at some retail stores. There are a few different well-known contact lens distributors, such as 1-800 Contacts, which provide an array of choices for contact lens wearers everywhere. If one has access to the Internet, considering purchasing contact lenses online is an extremely beneficial thing to do. Manufacturers Rebates from the Eye Doctor Another great way to find an excellent deal on contact lenses is to inquire about possible manufacturers rebates at one’s eye doctor’s office. Frequently, the optometrist will receive special rebates from various contact lens manufacturers who are trying to get the word out on their contact lens varieties. This will often yield rebates for the patients in the form of $20 and upward in many cases. Checking with the eye doctor for any possible contact lens rebates is another great way to obtain a good deal on the purchase of contacts. Retail Store Specials Lastly, one may be able to find a great deal by going to a retail store, which sells eyeglasses and contact lenses. Frequently stores such as these will have seasonal sales where one or more types of contact lenses are on sale to the public. All one needs is a prescription and they are well on their way to obtaining a new pair of contact lenses at a great price. Conclusion Contact lenses are a necessary purchase, which do not have to break the bank. By following the aforementioned tips, one may just be able to find the perfect deal on a new pair of contact lenses.
All stainless steel burners are not created equal. When comparing burner systems, there are a few key points to look for. Most manufacturers use stainless steel sheet metal to make their burner systems. The downside of sheet metal burners is that they are prone to a process called burn-through. The manufacturer's warranty covers sheet metal burners against rust-through, but does not cover against burn through. To combat burn through, select manufacturers use CAST stainless steel burners. The warranty on these burners does cover burn-through as well as rust-through, twisting, warping and any other problems. Compared side by side it is plain to see by our photos at Gas Grills Now, that where a sheet metal burner is not as thick as a U. S. quarter, a cast stainless steel burner is a full ј INCH thick. Along with being thicker, note the placement of the burner ports on the side of the burner. On the sheet metal burners, the ports are exposed to grease drippings, and food particles, which can clog the ports and speed up the burn-through process. The cast burner is designed with a protective ridge, so that drippings cannot contact the ports. There are several choices offered to the consumer: Cast stainless steel, Tube stainless steel, Sheet stainless steel, porcelain, cast iron and chrome burners. * Stainless Steel: Sheet Metal burners are the least expensive. They are mainly used on grills under $800. A tube burner is better than sheet metal, but is still very thin compared to cast. The tube burner is a great place for high end grill manufactures to cut costs. They are not even as thick as a quarter. As far as I know, all tube burners do not cover burn through. Cast Stainless Steel is the best. Look at the burner pictures and you will see that the cast is 1/4 inch thick. Warranty covers burn through! * Cast Iron: Cast-iron conducts heat better which makes it the preferred cooking surface for many cooks. To protect against the natural rusting process, cast-iron cooking grids have a porcelain finish which requires special maintenance. * Porcelain: Porcelain enamel is essentially a highly durable glass which, with coloring oxides and other inorganic materials, is fused to metal at extremely high temperatures. Most grids are made of steel rods; some are coated with porcelain to make them rust resistant and easier to clean. * Chrome: Chromium is a silver-gray, lustrous, brittle, hard metal that can be highly polished. It does Not tarnish in air, but burns when heated, forming the green chromic oxide. It is used in plating other metals because of its hardness and non-tarnishing properties. In alloys with other metals it contributes hardness, strength, and heat resistance. This is quicker to burn through. It takes about 1 to 2 years.
Television, one of the greatest entertainment devices ever created. Back in the day, people were outstanded by the capability of being able to watch broadcasts in black & white. People were amazed by the technology of being able to watch live broadcasts from across the world, films and sports all whilst not having to leave their homes. Then came along colour! Obviously, we have come a long way since then, what with the capabilities of computers and the internet, video calling and other technological advances, having colour television all seems a bit primitive. Since colour television there also have been some more advances for our viewing pleasure. There was the VCR, giving people the choice of recording their programmes or buying video’s for their kids. Then came along DVD. DVD produced improved quality in audio and visual a normal VCR cassette couldn’t compete with, as well as separating the films into scenes and sections, and adding extras. Now with digital television widely becoming the standard, we have LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) & Plasma screens, again improving picture quality whilst saving space. But it doesn’t stop there. The new technology that again, will improve the viewing pleasure is ‘High Definition TV’ or HDTV for short. So, what is HDTV? HDTV is the latest generation of digital TV, providing life-like picture quality, at least four times superior to current standards. It will provide extremely clear and fine picture detail with richer colours, improving the visual experience. At launch, HDTV is thought to be available from BSkyB. In order to view programmes broadcast in 'High Definition', a soon to be released HDTV Sky Receiver with Sky+ technology will be required. In addition, the benefit of High Definition will only be apparent through a HDTV television (ideally plasma or LCD). Please note, not all Plasma & LCD televisions currently available are HDTV compatible. It is expected to become available in the first quarter of 2006.
With all of the abbreviations flying around the stores and commercials, it is very easy to become confused as to what it is you need to buy. HDTV is one of these offenders! HDTV stands for High Definition Television and means the broadcast of television signals with a higher resolution than traditional formats (NTSC, SECAM, PAL) allow. Generally HDTV is broadcast digitally, i. e. together with cable, satellite, or a digital receiver. You cannot view HDTV with an analogue aerial. There are three things you need to be able to view HDTV and these are firstly a source, such as a local, cable or satellite HDTV station. Secondly, a way to receive the signal, like an antenna, cable or satellite service, and finally an HDTV set. For the set you can choose from an integrated HDTV, which has a digital tuner, also known as an ATSC tuner, built in. If a station near you is broadcasting in HDTV, you can attach an antenna to an integrated set and watch the station in high definition. Or you can purchase an HDTV-ready set, also called an HDTV monitor, which does not have an HDTV tuner. HDTV-ready sets often have NTSC tuners, so you can still watch analogue TV with them. Your picture quality will still be better than on your old TV, but it won't be high definition until you get an HDTV receiver. Once you've picked up your set and installed it in your home, you'll need to get a signal. To get a signal, you can use: An antenna - Depending on your location relative to the stations you want to watch, a small antenna may suffice, but otherwise you might need a rooftop or attic antenna. You can buy an antenna that's specifically made for digital signals, but any reliable VHF/UHF antenna will work. Cable - Remember that digital cable is not the same as HDTV. Check with your provider to find out which packages include HDTV stations. You'll also either need a set-top cable box or a CableCARD™ to allow your television to receive and decode the cable signal. Satellite service - As with cable, check with your provider to find out which plans and stations use HDTV signals. You may need a different satellite dish and tuner to receive HDTV signals via satellite.
HDTV - The next generation of TV, or the next 8 track cartridge format. That's the important question for anyone looking to invest in a new HDTV television. There have been so many different video, tape and sound system formats that the consumer could be forgiven for cynicism and exercising more than a touch of caution. The HDTV format has been put together by an industry wide group of US researchers and manufacturers, rather than any one manufacturer. It should not be subject to the inter-manufacturer squabbling that killed the 8-track cartridge or Beta format video recording. HDTV offers a spectacular combination of color intensity and Dolby Digital surround sound that has impressed most reviewers. Giving cinema-like sound and picture quality. Gas Plasma HDTV screens offer a higher degree of contrast than the competing LCD flat screen TVs. This means the TV has a visible and bright picture, even in a brightly lit room, no more closing the drapes to watch a football game in the afternoon. The Plasma screen also has a much wider viewing angle, so the whole family can watch from around the room. LCD screens have improved in this regard, but are still limited. The colors on an LCD screen change once you are not directly in front or within 10 degrees of a centre line. If your new television screen is intended for use as a video game screen as well, then the choice is more difficult. This is because gas plasma screens do suffer from "Burn in". Burn in is where an image that has been displayed for an extended period of time leaves an after-image on the screen even after it is removed. This can be a problem with video gamers because game on-screen control panels tend to be static and would cause "Burn in."
Introduction: Watch is not only used for time but since a long time it is also used as a fashionable item. The variety of look and design were used to modify and make the watch attractive. Various jewelry items such as silver, gold, diamond and platinum were incorporated in various proportions by the manufacturers to give watch an attractive look. Early Watch Manufacturing: In the history, 1524 is known to be the earliest watch manufacturing year, however early manufacturing begins in France and in the year 1574 a watchmaker named as Charles Cousin shifted to Geneva in Switzerland from France and settled there and got citizenship after thirteen year. During that period, the watch was being used a jewel and became available for masses much later. Charles Cousin founded a watch guild in Geneva and during the period Switzerland watches became famous. There were various watchmakers in Switzerland before Charles Cousin, but the commitment of Charles Cousin to organize the sector has given boost to the quality manufacturing and propagating the quality to the world. The timepieces made during the period were not perfect as of today. These first timepieces were inaccurate and most of the watches have only hour hand and had to be wound twice a day. During the period 1600 to 1700, the watches remain a jewelry pieces and the period also saw technical innovation. Two types of watches pendulum and pocket watch were made available during the period. During 1675, a spiral balance spring was used, which improved the accuracy of timekeeping from a fraction of hour earlier to a fraction of minute. Till 1675, the pendulum type were used in the neck, Charles II of England introduced long waistcoats and men used the pockets of these waistcoats to put the watches. By 1715, English watch makers started using diamond as bearings. By the ends of century the upper bearing of the balance shaft were likely to have the diamonds. During the early 1800’s, the machines for manufacturing watches were developed and clock parts were being manufacturers and subsequently the cost of various watches came down. In late 1800’s many well-known watch companies came and croton watch is one of them. Croton Watch Company: Croton Watch Company Inc. was established in the year 1878 and since then the family is continuously running business. Croton Watch Company Inc. is operated from New Jersey, USA. More than 128 years old company is known worldwide for the classical watches. Since the inception of the business, the family is fostering the business in not only United States, but throughout the globe. Croton wristwatches are classically designed to keep the trends and advances in trend setting for the future generation. The various models of Croton watches have been featured in various magazines including Harpers Bazaar magazine. The models available with Croton are sometimes better than the costlier models supplied by other companies. Croton watch comes with a lifetime warranty. Classical Models of Croton Wrist watches: Some of the classical watch models of croton includes RC 307335 wrist watch for male, RC 211069 wrist watch for female, Croton ladies watch model 207758 RHMP, Croton men’s stainless steel limited edition Swiss automatic multifunction diamond bracelet watch, Croton men’s nicolet sport stainless steel bracelet watch, croton skeleton dial watch. All these watches are available from a range of $ 70 to $ 700 in the market.
Who is Invicta Watch Group? Meaning “invincible” in Latin, Invicta watches were actually made as early as 1837. Founder Raphael Picard wanted to bring people high quality Swiss watches at affordable prices. The company began its history in La Chaux-de-fonds, Switzerland – a land well-known for its watch making endeavors. Swiss watches have been highly coveted by many parts of the world, and Invicta watches picked up in popularity. The name was well known and well established for more than a century. In the history of Invicta watch, one thing has remained constant: Invicta watches are known for their quality and beautiful design. This is as true today as it was a century ago. Sadly, the “quartz invasion” of the 1970s pushed Invicta watches out of the picture. Invicta watches all but disappeared. It looked like the long history of Invicta watches had finally come to an end. The History of Invicta Watch Group, Today The good news is, the history of Invicta Watch Group does not end with the 1970s. In 1991, the descendants of the original Invicta watch name re-formed the company. Today, Invicta watch group is dedicated to bringing you high quality watches that are still affordable and beautiful in design – the same commitment that Invicta Watch was known for more than a century ago. “In 1837, Invicta handcrafted its first watches with the belief that fine Swiss timepieces could be offered at modest prices. Today, powered by that same maverick spirit, the once-tiny company has become a fire-breathing dragon, worshiped by collectors, but feared by the rest of the watchmaking industry. In 1991, descendants of the Invicta family re-established the brand holding firm to the company’s founding principle. With rebellious zeal, they quickly recognized that Invicta could give a large segment of the watch-buying public that had long been ignored by other companies, unprecedented access to the fine Swiss quality they lusted for, at prices well within their reach. Thirteen years later, the Invicta Watch Group has evolved into the fastest-growing watch company in the business and has sparked a movement that is turning the balance of power in the watch industry.” - Invicta Watch web site, July 2006 Invicta Watches Today, Invicta watches are growing in popularity. With many varied styles and types of beautifully-crafted watches, Invicta Watch Group is dedicated to bringing you the very best at prices that anyone can afford. Invicta Watch Group uses cutting-edge technology and the best possible materials to make their watches, including anti-reflective sapphire crystals. With many different product lines, Invicta Watch Group has something to please everyone. The Angel, Pro Diver, and Elite lines are some of Invicta Watch Group’s most popular. Every year, Invicta Watch Group strives to bring original, beautifully designed watches out of production for consumers. When it comes to quality, Invicta Watch Group is definitely a name that you can trust. Why shouldn’t everyone be able to afford high-quality, carefully crafted, beautifully designed Swiss watches? That’s Invicta’s goal, and they do it very well. After all, Invicta Watch Group is one of the fastest-growing names in the watch making industry. The History of Invicta Watch Group, and the quality of the watches that they produce, should speak for themselves. Invicta Watch Group is a name you can trust for high-quality, fashionable timepieces.
Luminox watches are known by the self-powered illumination system that is unique to them, and guaranteed to last for at least ten years. In order to incorporate this facility, Luminox watches undergo additional manufacturing steps that no other watches in the world do. The history of Luminox is closely tied to this unique feature of its watches. Richard Timbo and Barry Cohen, two business acquaintances who knew each other through their career as sales representatives, were looking for creating a market through branded products or proprietary technology that would place a barrier on competition. They found the Swiss company RMBG, which had a unique illumination technology, and suggested that this technology be incorporated into Swiss watches, and obtained exclusive rights for the use of the technology in Northern America. The new design watches, which were initially marketed under the brand name of the Swiss company, was soon re-christened Luminox, a name highly suggestive of its unique illumination capabilities that had been derived from the Latin roots Lumi, meaning light, and nox meaning night. The unknown brand of watches was still struggling to make a mark in a competitive market that laid great value by brand name, when it got a break in the form of a call from a US navy procurement officer. In 1993 the company received an invitation from the procurement officer of the US Navy SEAL teams to supply it with a specially designed range of watches. The US navy’s Sea, Air and Land (SEAL) teams needed a dive watch for use on their night missions. Luminox took up the challenge and worked with its Swiss partner for nine months before coming out with the first Navy SEAL watch in 1994. This was a turning point in the history of Luminox watches. The seal of approval given by the SEAL improved the credibility of the brand and boosted its image in the consumer market. Demand for the watches started to grow. The company started selling its plastic model Luminox watches. After selling several thousands of its plastic model watches for five years, the company introduced the first steel version, with carbon fiber bezel, in 1999. The steel version of the SEAL dive watches was an instant success. From this, it was apparent to the manufacturers that if they could make the watches in greater varieties and numbers, the market would absorb them. This spurred the company on to an expansion drive and the desire to introduce new models. In the fall of 2000, the company came out with an all steel series and an all titanium series. The new launches were again greeted with resounding success, as the market lapped up both the products. These series incorporated features that are found in what are considered fine watches, and included 10-year lithium batteries, sapphire glass crystals and anti reflective coating. The company also developed a new version that was targeted at special customers adding freshness to its range. If the call from the US navy was a major milestone in the history of Luminox watches, the Air force was not to lag far behind. The company received a call in 1999 from the Edwards Air Force base informing them that they loved the watches produced by them, and would like to have a version for use during their bombing missions. The requirement was to develop something specifically for them, and not to supply or even adapt the version that was supplied to the Navy. This gave rise to a series of watches that was developed for use by F-117 Nighthawk stealth pilots. Luminox subsequently acquired rights to develop watches for the unique requirements of aviation industry. Thus was born another range of watches in the Luminox group. The company is now working on plans for new ranges of watches for meeting both the requirements of the Navy and the Air Force, and is also taking several measures to retain and consolidate it’s hold in the retail market.