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June 29, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
LAS VEGAS - Any hard-core horological enthusiast will be quick to tell you that there's always been a lot more to a high-end wristwatch than tracking the hours, minutes and seconds. But that doesn't mean luxury watch brands aren't continually trying to add new bells and whistles (figuratively and in some cases literally) to their collections of wrist candy. The recent JCK Swiss Watch and Couture Jewelry shows here were full of watches that did more - in some cases a lot more - than simply relay the time, as well as others that told the time in very unexpected ways.
April 13, 2014 | By Teddy Greenstein
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Like John Travolta's character in “Saturday Night Fever,” Jordan Spieth strutted down the Augusta National practice range, one confident stride after the next. While onlookers applauded, Spieth high-fived Sean Foley, the swing coach for Justin Rose. After reaching the practice green, Spieth bantered with playing partner Bubba Watson. He appeared completely in his element, a 20-year-old ready to prove that experience matters as much as the color of your shirt.
November 23, 1987
Collectibles are usually kept under lock and key for safekeeping. Kenneth Jacobs sells collectibles that people wear on their wrists. Jacobs sells vintage, wind-up wristwatches from the 1930s, '40s and '50s. Made obsolete by modern day electronic quartz watches, the old-fashioned mechanical watches have become a popular collectors item. More recently, however, more and more consumers are wearing these watches instead of storing them away.
April 12, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
If you ask Ian Rush, Sunday's English Premier League match between first-place Liverpool and fast-closing Manchester City is about more than soccer supremacy. Oh, sure, it will be a clash of styles and philosophies, one that will push the winner closer to the Premier League title with less than a month left in the season. But to hear Rush tell it, it will also be a battle of the banks, one matching the haves against the have-mores. "Manchester City, you expect it because of the amount of money they pay for players," says Rush, Liverpool's all-time scoring leader and now an ambassador for the club.
February 4, 2006
PATRICK GOLDSTEIN'S thoughtful "Films Caught in Political Cross-Fire" [Jan. 31] quotes Jason Apuzzo, speaking of "Brokeback Mountain," "Munich," "Good Night, and Good Luck," "Syriana," "Crash" and "The Constant Gardener": "Let's face it, nobody's going to see these films." The lowest-grossing movie among those is "Good Night, and Good Luck" at $25 million. (Most of the rest have grossed around $50 million.) That translates to well over 3 million tickets sold, which roughly equals the prime-time audience for Fox News.
June 6, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
German luxury watch brand Nomos Glashütte has created two limited-edition mechanical watches to help support the humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières .  Starting this month, special versions of the Nomos Tangente 38 and Tangente 33 will be available in the U.S., with $100 from the sale of each watch ($2,140 and $1,840, respectively) going directly to support the U.S. branch of the international group. What sets the watches apart -- besides the limited-edition run of 1,000 pieces of each model -- are the following details: a red 12, the name “Doctors Without Borders” at the bottom of the white silver-plated dial and black, oxidized hands (instead of the Tangente's usual tempered blue ones)
April 24, 2011 | By Terry Gardner, Special to the Los Angeles Times
"What if digital watches were as inventive and up to date as cellphones?" That question inspired watchmaker Donald Brewer to found Phosphor watches. And Brewer isn't the only watchmaker focused on creating timepieces that blend high tech with hip fashion. Here are four innovative timepieces priced from $150 to $118,500 that can make wearing time on your wrist fashionable and fun. Phosphor Appear Inspired by the old-fashioned, flip-dot time displays in train stations, the Appear's trademarked Micro-Magnetic Mechanical Digital (M3D)
March 11, 1992 | Times Staff Writer
Nearing the end of his first foreign visit since leaving office late last year, former Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev waded in to glad-hand a group of well-wishers in the north German city of Guetersloh. He came away without his gold wristwatch, police said Tuesday.
August 8, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Your browser does not support iframes. They were stuck back in the trainer's small office, trying to watch the Olympic live Internet feed of Dodgers catcher Matt Treanor's wife, Misty May-Treanor, attempting to win a third consecutive gold medal, all crowded around a small laptop. And then the feed froze. Treanor knew his wife and her partner, Kerri Walsh Jennings, had won the first set in their beach volleyball match Wednesday and were within two points in the second set from earning the gold medal when the Internet connection was lost.
November 14, 1989 | JOHN H. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A brazen gunman invaded the waiting lounge of a West Los Angeles automobile dealership Monday afternoon, shooting and wounding a customer in a scuffle for the victim's $20,000 gold Rolex watch, police said. The robber fled on foot with the watch, said Police Lt. Ron Hall. He said several people witnessed the incident at Martin Cadillac, 12101 W. Olympic Blvd., near Bundy Drive. "For him to come into this busy location . . . nothing comes to mind that was this brazen," Hall said.
April 11, 2014 | By Dan Wiederer
AUGUSTA, Ga. - The last time Phil Mickelson missed a cut at the Masters, he was 26, sputtering out of the 1997 tournament as Tiger Woods was lapping the field. But after stumbling to a 36-hole total of five over par, Mickelson missed this year's cut by a stroke, done in by two triple bogeys - at No. 7 on Thursday and No. 12 on Friday. Coming into the week, Mickelson had never made a triple at the 12th and had twice as many birdies there (16) as double bogeys. But a weak tee shot Friday put him in the front bunker, and a three-shot beach party began.
April 6, 2014 | By Lisa Zamosky
Now that open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act is over for this year, healthcare consumers can begin to put their insurance policies to work. For many, it may be a challenge. A year ago, Norm Wilkinson, 61, retired after 35 years as a Teamster and signed on to a retiree health plan. He figured he'd enjoy the same comprehensive coverage he'd had for years, but soon learned that prescription drugs weren't covered. "I did not get a prescription drug plan with it, and that was the big killer," said Wilkinson, a resident of Whittier.
April 2, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
Small tsunami waves and other unusual "water movements" arrived on the California coast Wednesday following an 8.2 earthquake that struck Chile's northern coast. Although officials stressed that no tsunami warning had been issued for California or the West Coast, the abnormal wave heights, tide fluctuations and current changes may have surprised boaters, they said. The first waves to strike California that were connected to Tuesday night's South American earthquake may have hit La Jolla about 4 a.m., said Bill Knight, an oceanographer with the National Tsunami Warning Center based in Alaska.
April 1, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
My whopper of a journey ended in a Burger King, in front of a darkened TV screen hanging in a corner obscured by a tall guy eating a bag of fries. The Dodgers game had just ended, and I had missed it. All of it. Every pitch, every hit, every Vin. My Tuesday afternoon quest to watch the Dodgers' first domestic appearance on their new SportsNet LA channel had finished in fast-food failure. Bad enough that this new channel reaches only 30% of Los Angeles. On the first day that would test the effect of the Dodgers' decision to cut a TV deal that has cut out the majority of their fans, the channel reached 0% of me. I tried.
March 26, 2014 | Patt Morrison
Michael McFaul was a scholar from Montana when he made his first trip to the West's Cold War enemy, the Soviet Union. Thirty years later, he was President Obama's chief Russia expert, then the United States ambassador in Moscow. He left the ambassadorship last month, after two years in the job, to return to teaching at Stanford University, his alma mater. In 1994, after a neo-fascist Russian figure denounced him, someone shot a bullet through his Palo Alto office window. Now the architect of Obama's 2009 "reset" watches from a virtual window as Russia is once again on the outs with the West.
March 26, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Encino Crespi Coach Russell White traveled to North Carolina last weekend to watch his former point guard, London Perrantes, help Viriginia win its first two games in the NCAA tournament, and it was an experience he'll never forget. "It was surreal," White said. "It was probably one of the best professional weekends of my life watching him go about his business. It was very fulfilling. " Perrantes was one of the top guards in the Mission League during his days at Crespi, and his composure under pressure for a freshman keeps coming through.
October 3, 2010 | Mark Heisler
Having survived the hype for the free-agent Class of 2010, hopefully by changing channels with your trusty remote.... Who's up for the hype for the Class of 2011? If you aren't, better change channels again or turn this page, because it's here, along with that for the Class of 2012. With everyone excited about their teams, the NBA preseason is usually a down time for trades, but this fall is more like the summer of 2011, moved up. The Carmelo Anthony watch, which may stand down for a few days, weeks or months after Denver almost traded him to New Jersey, is only the start.
March 25, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Phil Jackson wasn't overly visible Tuesday at Staples Center, hanging out in a luxury suite in a corner across from the New York Knicks' bench. Probably better that way for him. His former team drilled his new team, the Lakers bashing New York, 127-96, in front of a keyed-up crowd that hadn't seen a victory this one-sided all season. BOX SCORE: Lakers 127, New York 96 The Lakers avoided another loss and also the "We want Phil!" chants that would drift through the arena from time to time.
March 19, 2014 | By Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON -- Janet L. Yellen, who broke the Federal Reserve's glass ceiling, marks two more milestones Wednesday, wrapping up her initial policymaking meeting as chairwoman then facing reporters' questions for the first time since taking office last month. The Fed chair's quarterly news conferences have drawn great attention since her predecessor, Ben S. Bernanke, began holding them in 2011 to improve public understanding of the central bank's actions. Now Yellen takes over the tradition, which adds an additional challenge to the job as financial markets try to interpret every answer for signs of the Fed's direction.
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