To refurbish an old watch/watch band we went to Central Watch Band Stand, Ltd., in Grand Central Station, www.Central Watch.com, but you could use a local jewler or watch repair shop as well. This third-generation watch repair shop stands specializes in the service of antique wrist and pocket watches, and also carries a huge selection of watchstraps, from calfskin to crocodile, metal bands, new and antique, as well as new and vintage watches. Prices range from as low as $15 for basic leather to as high as $80 for more exotic crocodile or alligator.
A Romantic Getaway
Expedia.com has picked 10 of the most romantic destinations and created special travel packages that include airfare, one to five nights of hotel accommodations, plus a little something extra -- free couples' massages, welcome baskets with champagne and fruit, spa treatment discounts, etc.