Kris Humphries’ Watch

New Jersey Nets star and future reality TV star Kris “Kardashian” Humpries was in NY over the weekend for the 15th Annual Bridgehampton Polo Club Blue Star Jets Polo Match Series.

Over the next several years, I’m sure Kris will get plenty of fashion pointers from fiancee Kim Kardashian and likely brother-in-law and self-proclaimed style icon Scott Disick.  Fortunately, Kris is already a pretty stylish guy – and more importantly, a fan of watches.  Check out his watch from this weekend.  Can anyone identify the brand?  I wouldn’t be surprised if Scott Disick introduced him to Audemars Piguet and Rolex in the near future.

Luxury watch - Kris Humphries

Luxury watch - Kris Humphries

Photos by PR Photos


The Weekend Watch Deal: Anonimo Three Glasses

Today’s Weekend Watch Deal:

Anonimo Three Glasses

Retail Price: $3300

The eRelyx Price: $1740

Our Special Weekend Price: $1500

We featured this Anonimo in this week’s Splurge vs. Steal blog and now we’re offering it at a very special price- $1500- for this weekend only!

Today’s weekly watch deal is an amazing Anonimo Three Glasses Manual Watch. Details: Oversized manual winding ETA UT6497-1 having soigne finish. The magnifier indicates red if the winding crown is not closed, to prevent the owner from getting the watch damaged with the crown open. The stainless steel case measures 41.2 mm. with pressure sealed mineral exhibition back cover and pressure sealed bezel. The ANOMINO watch company is based in Florence Italy and created by Fredrico Macacessi.

View the full listing & more pictures for this Anonimo Three Glasses Watch here.

Deal expires Monday 8/1 at 9 am ET.  ONLY ONE AVAILABLE!


Panerai Radiomir Black Seal PAM 183 Video

We’re doing some testing over here at eRelyx.  Thought it might be nice to have videos of a few of our watches available on the eRelyx YouTube Channel.

We’re planning on refining things a bit, but here’s our first effort!  Let us know what you think.

Panerai Radiomir Black Seal PAM 183

We also added the video from our Valentine’s Day shoot to the channel.  Stay tuned for more!



My Rolex Watch is Running Fast / Slow

Rolex Milgauss on eRelyx

A few people have asked us what to do if their watch is running fast / slow.

It is not uncommon for a watch to run fast or slow.  In fact, most watch manufacturers have a 30-45 seconds per week tolerance level.  In other words, as long as the watch is not gaining or losing more than 45 seconds per week, it passes their inspection.

Of course, some watch owners want the time to be perfect.  We picked up this tidbit from

Is there anything I can do to make my watch run a few seconds fast/slow each day?

“If your watch is off a few seconds per day (fast or slow) you can regulate it depending on the position you leave the watch at night when you’re not wearing it, as follows:

By leaving the watch’s dial (or face) up can cause it to gain (or run fast) upto a few seconds per day. On the other hand, by leaving the watch’s dial (or face) down can cause it to lose (or run slow) upto a few seconds per day.”

At least one of our readers has tested this method successfully.  Give it a shot – it certainly won’t hurt the watch.

The QualityTyme website also a few other answers to FAQs about Rolex watches:

What is an SEL?

Solid End Links (or SEL) refers to the final link on select modern Rolex bracelets. On these SEL bracelets, the final link is made from a solid piece of metal where the bracelet attaches to the watch’s case (or head). This new design makes for a stronger bracelet and a cleaner look. On older bracelets, they utilized a hollow end piece to attach the bracelet to the watch’s case.

Why is the Day-Date sometimes called a “President”?

Actually, Rolex has never referred to the Day-Date watch as a “President”. However, the BRACELET we are used to seeing on the Day-Date is known as a President, since one was fitted to President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s watch during a service overhaul in 1956 — the same year the Day-Date was first introduced.

And as a little known trivia fact, President Eisenhower’s watch wasn’t even a Day-Date… it was an 18kt Datejust given to him by Rolex in 1946 to celebrate the WWII victory — and Winston Churchill was also given one at the same time.

How often should I have my Rolex serviced?

It is recommended to have your watch overhauled every 5 years. By having your watch serviced regularly you will reduce the chances of needing any serious (and costly) repairs.

What is the difference between a ‘Chronometer’ and a ‘Chronograph’?

This is a very common question since people often confuse the two. While their names may sound similar, these terms have very little in common.

Chronometer is the term used to describe a highly-precise timepiece which, after rigorous testing, has received an official timing certificate from the official Swiss timing bureau Controle Officiel Suisse des Chronometres (COSC). Thus, it is a rating or accolade given for the watch’s accuracy.

A chronograph on the other hand is a timepiece that, in addition to the normal time telling functions, also performs a seperate time measuring function such as a stop watch — with a seperate seconds hand which can be started, stopped and reset to zero, via push-buttons on the side of the case. Please do not confuse ‘chronographs’ with ‘complications’ (which are described below). While all chronographs can be considered complications, not all complications are in fact chronographs.


Insuring Your Luxury Watch

A few of you have asked us about insuring your luxury watch.  We definitely recommend it!  There’s nothing worse than losing your Rolex Submariner (well, losing an A. Lange & Sohne Tourbillon would be worse) and plunking down $4500-$8000 to replace it.

Rather than write the “insurance blog” myself, I asked a friend in the insurance business to pull something together.  Here’s what he had to say:

It’s simple – we all love watches.

What isn’t so simple is protecting your investment.

It’s common knowledge that (for example) a Rolex, Breitling or Cartier watch is expensive. Another similarity is that they are small (well, maybe not that small in the case of some Breitlings…). Both of these factors vastly increase the chance of your watch being lost or stolen.

Unless you can sleep easy with the chance of losing out on as much as $25k: Insurance is the answer. An insurance policy is a great way to transfer risk if your watch is ever lost or stolen. There are a few ways that this is accomplished but the most important thing you want to confirm is that your watch is either scheduled, itemized or blanketed on your homeowners policy. This can also be purchased on a policy called a personal articles floater. These policy options offer more expanded coverage definitions compared to merely including it within your personal property limit. Another bonus is that in the event of a claim, no deductible applies.

The insurance minutia can be confusing so it is important to consult with a licensed insurance agent when setting up the policy. Some of the key factors to look into are:

Scheduling vs. Blanketing
If blanketed make sure the per item limit is adequate
Using agreed value
Updated appraisals (watch values can appreciate!)

You may ask, why specifically have this listed on the policy? Well, the more details the better – in the event of a loss you want the details specifically defined because there is a big difference between steel and 18k gold.

Hindsight is always 20/20 so remember that it is much easier to write the check for the annual insurance policy versus writing the check to replace your favorite Rolex Daytona…

Please contact Chip Gibson with any questions or if you would like a quote.



How old is my IWC Watch?

Lose the paperwork to your IWC watch?  Want to know when the watch was produced?  Well, here’s your solution (all you’ll need is your case number or movement number):  There is a site called DateYourIWC.  Click on this Date Your IWC link to give it a try.  We found the Applet link to be the easiest option.  We can’t guarantee its accuracy, but it seemed to work for our IWC watches (we confirmed with our paperwork) and we found the original link on the IWC website.

We hope you find it helpful!  While you’re here, please check out the IWC watches on eRelyx.

IWC Portuguese Chronograph


eRelyx Reviews – Used and Pre-owned Luxury Watches

eRelyx Reviews

We recently noticed that several people were getting to the eRelyx website by googling “eRelyx Review.”  As a relatively new business, we don’t have formal reviews on Yelp, CitySearch, or Insider Pages.  We hope to build up those third-party reviews soon!  Customer service is extremely important to us!  Everyone should feel comfortable calling (617-536-1900) or emailing us ( with any questions.

In the meantime, here are some reviews from our customers.  They can also be found on our About Us page.

Alli: “The eRelyx team helped me pick out a great Panerai watch for my husband – he loves it!  The process was very easy and the team at eRelyx was friendly and responsive.  I highly recommend them!”

Aydin: “Thanks again for all of your assistance throughout this process – you’ve been incredibly helpful and have saved us a lot of money!!!!”

Cindy: “I love my new Cartier Tank!  It is in perfect condition, and eRelyx was incredibly easy to do business with.  I highly recommend eRelyx.”

Elizabeth: “I had such a great experience purchasing my Cartier Tank watch through Greg.  He was incredibly patient with me and answered all of my questions in a very low-pressure way.  I absolutely love the watch and am so glad that I went through with the purchase!  Greg really knows his stuff and I trusted him at every step of the way.”

Bob: “Excellent Customer Service and Attention to Detail, especially for a relatively inexpensive watch. I’ll be in the market for a pre-owned Rolex in the next few months, and I’ll definitely keep eRelyx in mind.”

Julia: “There isn’t much that Greg doesn’t know about watches.  He understood exactly what I was looking for and helped guide me through each step of the purchase process.  He even went out of his way to make sure that I received the watch by Christmas given a relatively tight turnaround time.  I highly recommend making any purchase through eRelyx!”

Daniel: “I’m so happy I used eRelyx to purchase my watch. Carrie helped me through the entire process, answered all my questions and even hand delivered my watch to me. They not only got me a great price on my Omega but they had incredible customer service as well.”

Michael: “Greg not only knows watches, he knows service and has effectively transformed online watch shopping from a transaction to an experience, and I ended up with a great watch!”

John: “All about customer service and customer satisfaction.  Greg went above and beyond to help me find the perfect IWC watch.  I am absolutely amazed with Greg’s knowledge of watches and even more impressed with his sound advice and countless emails and phone calls to make sure I was happy with my purchase.  In addition to the best-in-class service, eRelyx helped me get an incredible deal on my watch.”

Addison: “I love the watch. So much better than expected, and I had high expectations. I’m a [pre-owned] convert.”

Elizabeth: “Greg walked me through the entire process of purchasing a watch for my husband for our first wedding anniversary. From providing preliminary information about brands and watches in different price ranges, explaining the pros and cons of purchasing new or pre-owned, and sharing his personal opinions about various watch features, Greg’s quality customer service made an overwhelming process easy and fun! Greg jumped through hoops to get the watch to me in time for our anniversary trip. I could not possibly have picked out such a great watch without him, and my husband is thrilled with his gift! I can’t say enough good things about eRelyx’s customer service!”

Stephen: “I must say I am truly impressed. [eRelyx has] gone above and beyond any retailer I have ever done business with. I appreciate the extra effort, gifts and personal attention to detail!!!!”

Learn more about the eRelyx Team on the ‘About Us’ page.


Martha Stewart Wears a Ceramic Watch

Martha Stewart is best known for her cooking, crafting, and decorating skills.  Maybe people will soon recognize her accessorizing skills.  What’s not to love about her Turquoise necklace and earrings and her two-tone ceramic watch?  She’s pretty hip, right?

Martha Stewart ceramic watch eRelyx

Looks like the model that she’s wearing is a ToyWatch.  Other similar models are made by VersaceMichael KorsChanel and Tag Heuer.

We have a great ceramic Tag Heuer with diamonds in stock at eRelyx.  Check it out below and click on the image for more info.

Tag Heuer Formula 1 Ceramic Watch eRelyx

Photo of Martha Stewart by PR Photos

Thanks to Facebook follower ‘Maui’ for identifying her watch!!


Panerai vs. Anonimo – Splurge vs. Save

It’s no surprise that Panerai and Anonimo watches are similar.  When Panerai’s parent, Richemont, moved the company’s manufacturing operations from Italy to Switzerland, many of Panerai’s watchmakers decided to stay behind.  Those remaining Italian watchmakers joined forces to build the Anonimo brand.

Although the brands look similar and are of comparable quality, Anonimo watches can be found for slightly less than Panerai watches (that’s the power of branding!).

Consider the Anonimo Three Glasses watch and the Panerai Radiomir Black Seal watch.  Both are stainless steel with black dials and brown leather straps.  Both have a manual movement with an exhibition back.  The retail price on the Anonimo watch is $3,300 while the retail price on the Panerai watch is $5,900.

eRelyx has both of these watches in stock in unworn condition with box and papers.  The Anonimo is $1,740 and the Panerai is $5,290.  Click on the images below for more details.

Panerai Radiomir Black Seal

Panerai Radiomir Black Seal

Anonimo Three Glasses

Anonimo Three Glasses


Watches of the Jersey Shore

15 minutes turned into a half hour.  That half hour turned into an hour.

In the words for David (From David After Dentist), “Is this gonna be forever?”

The Jersey Shore kids are still being filmed by MTV.  And if you’re interested in what kind of watches they wear, check out the pics below.  If you’re not interested…well…we don’t blame you.

Jersey Shore The Situation eRelyx

Jersey Shore Pauly D eRelyx

Jersey Shore Ronnie and Snooki eRelyx

Justin Bieber would fit right in on the Jersey Shore.  Don’t believe, check out Justin Bieber’s watch collection.

Lots of Casio G Shock watches!

Photos by PR Photos