Bring a Loupe: An Omega Ref. 2383-4 30T2, A Cutting-Edge Plastic Watch From Tissot, And A Universal Genève Waterproof Ref. 20218-1

Don’t go looking for a theme in this week’s roundup, as there is none to be found. I thought I’d give you a little bit of variety today, with a collection of pieces sure to satisfy a wide range of collecting tastes. At the more accessible end of the spectrum, there’s a 30T2-equipped Omega, along with a Zodiac powered by the venerable Valjoux 72. Slightly older than the rest are the Universal Genève Tri-Compax and Lemania CH27 chronograph, both of which ought to impress those that appreciate seldom-seen retailer signatures and impressive early chronographs alike. For the more avant-garde, there’s an innovative Tissot that paved the way for a more recent Swatch release, along with a Movado that still has its decidedly modern looking bracelet. Let’s jump right into it, shall we?  Everyone loves a good Tri-Compax, and I’m no different. The watch first came to market after its introduction at the Basel fair of 1944, commemorating 50 years of Universal Genève with a liberally complicated chronograph. Since then it has achieved legendary horological status, despite other manufacturers producing similarly complicated pieces. In other words, UG got it right with their various Tri-Compax ...

ISS Store: Kliebenstein Guides to Making Money in Self-Storage

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726. Though there are many nuances to running a self-storage operation, the key to profitability is to maximize revenue, decrease expenses and create property value. This is the central focus of How to Make Money in Self-Storage and How to Make MORE Money in Self-Storage, authored by RK Kliebenstein and Jennifer LeClaire. The first book in the series offers concrete, actionable strategies and programs facility operators can use to boost their bottom line. It includes sections on how to generate more income and manage expenses. The sequel offers additional guidance on revenue management and adds insight to equity generation. Kliebenstein, vice president of acquisitions for Metro Storage LLC, is an industry pioneer with more than 30 years of experience financing, developing, acquiring and managing self-storage properties. LeClaire is president and creative director of marketing firm Self Storage Promotions. The books are available for purchase separately as ...

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products and experiences we think

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products and experiences we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. Oahu is Hawaii’s most underrated island. Foodies certainly know about Honolulu, Hawaii’s capital, as a culinary destination, and expert surfers are well versed in Oahu’s dramatic North Shore. But fewer travelers know the appeal of the island’s innumerable options for luxury travel, whether urban or tropical. Here are Oahu’s top 10 hotels for travelers looking for the ultimate in beaches, spas, dining, service, shopping and general decadence. Known as the “cosmopolitan jewel of Waikiki,” the ’Alohilani is set right on the beach but has an understated, upscale profile. Common areas are designed for indoor-outdoor luxury, with a 200,000-gallon oceanarium, a saltwater infinity pool and a club for kids. There are two destination restaurants by Masaharu Morimoto on property, to boot, including a beer garden. Rooms are equally pleasing and come with ocean- or Diamond Head-views. Upgrade to...

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products and experiences we think you’ll

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products and experiences we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. One appeal of taking a cruise from the Port of New Orleans is being able to take advantage of pre-cruise or post-cruise stays in a city unparalleled for its unique mix of cuisine, entertainment, and laid-back Louisiana lifestyle. The Big Easy offers visitors the chance to stroll along the historic French Quarter, which is always brimming with nightlife—or discover the galleries and museums in the Arts District. You can even  take a streetcar ride on the oldest continuing operating line in the world. Of course, this might include stops to sample a beignet at the famed Café du Monde or chomp on a fried oyster po’ boy. “New Orleans is a wonderful city for cruisers,” says Colleen McDaniel, senior executive editor of Cruise Critic. “The port offers easy embarkation and disembarkation so passengers can spend their time doing things they love rather than waiting in lines.” Here are ...

Scratched Your Glossy Paint? Here’s How to Fix Scratches on a Car

It can happen to the best of us. Dings, scrapes, and scuffs. Don’t worry, we’re here to tell you how to fix scratches on a car Scratches on the finish of your car can be annoying. But trying to fix them with harsh abrasives that make the damage even worse would be extremely annoying. Today’s vehicles have only a thin layer of paint on them, and you have to be extra careful with it. So, before you grab that can of polishing compound your dad used to remove scratches from his old car, let’s step back a bit and learn what’s going on with modern paint. And the right ways how to fix scratches on a car. Washing cars is a Saturday tradition. We begin by spraying water on our car to soften the dirt, then grab a sponge from the bucket of soapy water and rub it over the paint. The sponge drags the dirt around and scratches the paint. So, don’t do that. Water alone will not loosen dirt, bugs, tar specks, and road grime. Get a mix-sprayer and hose your car down with soapy water. Let it soak in a bit while the soap does the loosening work that the hapless water by itself could not do. After a while, hose the soapy water off. Then you can use that sponge on the paint. That way you...