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The Land of the Free

Today we would like to take a moment to honor the bravery and sacrifice of all men and women who serve and have served in our country’s armed forces.  We are truly blessed to live in a country where our personal freedoms to worship, speak, vote and assemble are vigilantly protected.  Thank you for your service.

Just as cleanup was nearing completion from Hurricane Sandy, along came winter storm Athena!  This morning we woke up to about 6 inches of big, fat, wet snowflakes here in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Fortunately we still have power, internet and telephone service this time, and now that we have shoveled out our cars we would love to hear from you!

We are offering a great new gift item this year: BOXY watch winders – get it? Winder Wonderland?  They are a super cool solution for watch collectors who do not wear their automatic or self winding watches every day.  They can be used individually, or with a special adapter plate, can be stacked up to 3 high or with a total of 12 watch winders, all powered by one cord.  You can even group the winders in stylish display cases like the one shown here…

Watch winder display case holds up to 12 winders

Want to see the winders in action? Check out this video.

Our warehouse manager Laticia just spoke with a new customer who was dissatisfied with the ever-shrinking selection offered by her past watchstrap vendor.

We know you need colors, styles and prices that will please your customers, and you don’t have the time or patience to shop multiple vendors. That’s why we work hard to offer a comprehensive, high quality selection, always available to ship from our Connecticut warehouse Monday to Friday within 48 hours.

Why not use an eye-catching display of watchstraps to draw customers into your store or past some particularly prime merchandise this holiday season?

Check out these holiday-inspired colors….

Or consider showcasing straps suitable for special occasions in patent leather or satin:

I am excited to share that the new and much-anticipated Graham International e-commerce website is on line and ready for action!  Select Watch Bands, Dog Collars or Dog Leashes to shop on your smart phone, tablet or computer.

All of the account information of customers who have shopped our site before has been transferred over, including log-ins, payment terms and shipping details. There is no need to re-register.

If you’ve never shopped our site, now is a great time to register and benefit from the most up-to-date selection, pricing and promotions.

At www.grahamintl.com you can:

  • Use the top navigation bar to find items exactly like our old site…
  • …or use the new side navigation bar to search for items by size, color, style or price range.
  • Use the quick order entry feature to easily add items to your shopping cart by SKU.
  • Build a “wish list” of regularly ordered items to add to your cart when you need them.
  • Save items in your cart until you’re ready to place your order.
  • Keep track of your order history.

All or your orders are shipped within 48 hours Monday through Friday from our warehouse in Connecticut.

Come visit soon!

Announcing our new baby!

Graham International is pleased to announce the arrival of our new 2013 product catalog!

Forty pages of watch straps and bands to delight your customers are on the way.

Click here if you have not received your catalog in the mail, and we will send the stork out with your copy right away.

You can also view our outstanding collection on your computer, tablet or smart phone at www.grahamintl.com.

Cheers!

On a mission to read all pertinent blogs about dogs and jewelry (yes, I know – why aren’t there more?), we stumbled upon this little goodie:  The Top Dog competition is returning to the SMART jewelry show this year in Chicago.  It seems to be not only a night of extreme fun, but also for an extremely worthy cause:  This year’s proceeds go to National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF), an organization that rescues dogs from shelters, professionally trains them to find people buried during disasters, then donates the dogs to fire departments and other first responders.

A worthy cause indeed.  To read more about this endeavor, go to: http://www.nationaljeweler.com/nj/independents/a/~28141-SMART-Show-brings-back-Top .

We like to find ‘do good’ stories about an industry we appreciate and participate in.  Here at Hennessy & Sons (www.hennessyandsons.us / www.hennessyandsons.ca), provider of luxury European dog collars and leashes, we ‘do good’ things every day: two percent of our proceeds is donated to the International Animal Rescue Fund.  How is Hennessy & Sons related to the jewelry industry?  Our line of European style leather dog collars serves as classic ‘jewelry’ for your canine companions – after all, they do dress up a neck quite nicely, don’t they?

And now that line of companion accessories will be available in yet another handsome collection: Hennessy & Sons is proud to announce that it will be unveiling a new line of Scottish waxed cotton dog collars in Spring 2012! The waterproof Scottish waxed cotton is known for its strength, durability and vibrant colors.  The fashion dog collars will be available in deep blue, moss green and midnight black.

Beauty, style, vibrancy, strength and durability – who could ask for anything more?

Well, turns out we could ask for more and deliver it: the complete line of Hennessy & Sons designer dog accessories includes ecological tanned Italian leather collars and leashes, genuine Harris Tweed dog collars, and collars embroidered with Edelweiss, a small white flower that is revered in Switzerland. All metal components, including an engravable tag, are rendered in high quality, anti-allergenic 316L surgical stainless steel.

The luxury collars retail for suggested prices ranging from $69.00 to $89.00. They measure from 8” (small) to 18.5” (large), the measurement being taken from first hole to last hole on the individual collar.  These are the first size offerings from Hennessy & Sons; we look forward to bringing you more sizes later this year.   The leather dog leashes are 48” long, 5/8” wide, and retail for suggested prices ranging from $99.00 to $109.00.

Graham International, a distributor of fine European accessories & the exclusive North American distributor for Hennessy & Sons offers a website for wholesale orders at http://www.grahamintl.com.  The website is a quick, efficient way for your business to keep track of inventory, restocking dates and current trends in the jewelry industry where watchbands and companion accessories are concerned.

Come join us in ‘doing good’ while keeping your store stocked with items your clients will love to keep their favorite canine companions ‘looking good’!

And The Winner Is!

Good Morning Fellow IJO Members;

The Orlando IJO Show has come and gone and we are all back at our desks (offices, stores, etc.) getting ready for spring and the next big IJO event.

The winner of our dog collar & watchband giveaway is:  MurDuff Goldsmiths & Engravers of Florence, MA.  (www.murduff.com)

Congratulations!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank those of you who stopped by our booth at the show.  It is always a wonderful thing to see our customers up close and personal, listen to their feedback about our website (www.watchbandsbygraham.com), and understand their needs and concerns in this economy.

As always, we come away with great insights and a renewed sense of what ‘customer service’ means.

Thank you for your continued patronage!

-Wendy Graham

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