Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Things You Did Not Know About Rolex

Things You Did Not Know About Rolex


1. Rolex Watches Have Not Always Been That Expensive Rolex had always provided excellent craftsmanship and advanced technology with their watches. However, they did not start receiving top dollar for them until the eighties. The market demanded flashy items to show wealthy. Rolex increased production, but also increased the price. In 1981 the average Rolex cost about $900. By 1991 this price had increased to $2350.
2. Rolex Watches Have Set Sales Records

The vintage Rolex market boomed with higher demand for older and rarer watches. An extremely rare Rolex set the price record as the most expensive Rolex watch ever sold. The 1942 stainless steel chronograph Rolex was sold for $1.176 million at Christie’s Important Watches sale in Geneva. The sale price has yet to be exceeded.3. Rolex Watches Work Everywhere
Rolex’s reputation for high quality and expert craftsmanship has not been better tested than at the top of the world and the bottom of the ocean. Sir Edmund Hillary reached the top of Mount Everest in 1953, wearing a specially made Rolex watch. The watch performed flawlessly. The U.S. Navy also tested nature by sending a specially designed research submarine 35,798 feet below sea level, wearing a specially designed Rolex watch. It also perfectly endured the extreme environment.
4. Rolex Uses (and Makes) the Best Materials
Rolex takes advantage of the best materials when constructing their timepieces. Many of these materials, including stainless steel and precious metals, are made in-house. These high quality material ensure that Rolex watches offer better resistance to water, pressure, and shocks.
5. Every Rolex Watch Is Tested
After being assembled by hand, every Rolex watch is pressure tested to ensure there are no air leaks or problems with the case or crystal. These watches are certified to withstand water pressure up to 300 meters (1000 feet).
6. Every Rolex Watch is Still Made By Hand
Though demand and technology has changed, Rolex still makes every watch carefully by hand. Some machines are used, but the bulk of construction and piecing together is still done by hand.
7. How to Tell If A Rolex Is Fake
Rolex watches are so well made it is usually easy to tell if a watch is fake. If the second hand gracefully sweeps the dial it is probably a real Rolex. A fake “Rolex” second hand will tick.
8. Rolex Popularity Grew During World War II
Because of their reliability and endurance, many pilots in the British Royal Air Force used Rolex watches during World War II. Seeing the value, these watches were often taken by Nazi soldiers. Rolex, in return, offered replacements to prisoners of war based only on their word, causing Rolex to become a symbol of POWs.
9. Rolex Watches Were Used For the Great Escape (And Worn by Other Famous People)
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A Rolex Oyster 3525 was used to escape the Nazi prison camp in the “Great Escape.” The famous story led to the making of the film The Great Escape, starring Steve McQueen. He famously wore a Rolex, as did other famous figures like Winston Churchill and President Eisenhower. Even fictional characters, like Secret Agent James Bond, sport a reliable and useful Rolex.
10. Rolex Is Swiss but Started In England
Opening in 1905 in London, Rolex was more of a watch assembler than a watch maker, using imported Swiss watch parts and English watch cases. The company eventually moved to Switzerland as British taxes were high and Switzerland had the majority of skilled watch makers in the world.

Monday, January 19, 2015

TOURIST VISA ON ARRIVAL IN INDIA

The useful information about the recent changes for
'Tourist visa on arrival' in  india.


[1] TOURIST VISA ON ARRIVAL
 
Visa on Arrival Facility is available for holders of passport of following countries:

Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Djibouti, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue Island, Norway, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Russia, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands,Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, USA, Vanuatu, Vietnam. 

Eligibility
1. International Travelers whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation , sight seeing , casual visit to meet friends or relatives, short duration medical treatment or casual business visit.

2. Passport should have at least six months validity.

3. International  Travelers should have return ticket or onward journey ticket,with sufficient money to spend during his/her stay in India.

4. International  Travelers having Pakistani Passport or Pakistani origin may please apply for regular Visa at Indian Mission.

5. Not available to Diplomatic/Official Passport Holders.
 
[2] INSTRUCTIONS
Instructions for Tourist Visa on Arrival (Enabled by ETA)
1. Applicants of the eligible countries may apply online minimum 4 days in advance of the date of arrival with a window of 30 days. Example : If you are applying on 1st Sept then applicant can select arrival date from 5th Sept to 4th Oct.

2. Recent front facing photograph with white background and photo page of Passport containing personal details like name,date of birth, nationality , expiry date etc. to be uploaded by the applicant. The application is liable to be rejected if the uploaded document and photograph are not clear and as per specification.

3. Tourist visa on arrival (TVoA) fee is US$ 60/- per passenger excluding interchange charge for credit/debit cards.The fee must be paid 4 days before the expected date of travel filled by you otherwise application will not be processed.

4. TVoA fee once submitted is non refundable.

5. Applicant should carry a copy of ETA along with him/her at the time of travel.

6. Biometric details of the applicant will be managerially captured at Immigration on arrival in India.

7. The validity of visa will be 30 days from the date of arrival in India.

8. Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) is valid for entry through 9 designated Airports i.e. Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai & Trivandrum .

9. This facility is in addition to the existing Visa services.

10. Tourist Visa On Arrival (TVoA) is allowed for a maximum of two visits in a calendar year.

11. Tourist Visa On Arrival (TVoA) once issued on arrival is non-extendable , non-convertible & not valid for visiting 
Protected/Restricted and Cantonment Areas.

12. Applicants can track the status of their application online by clicking visa status.

13. For any assistance call 24 * 7 Visa support center at +91-11-24300666 or send email to indiatvoa@gov.in
 
 
[3] DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
The documents required for Tourist Visa On Arrival are:
1. Scanned First Page of Passport.
            i.          Format -PDF
            ii          Size : Minimum 10 KB ,Maximum 300 KB

The digital photograph to be uploaded along with the Visa application should meet the following requirements:
1. Format - JPEG

2. Size
a. Minimum 10 KB
b. Maximum 1 MB

3. The height and width of the Photo must be equal.

4. Photo should present Full face, front view, eyes open.

5. Center head within frame and present full head from top of hair to bottom of chin.

6. Background should be plain light colored or white background.

7. No shadows on the face or on the background.

8. Without borders.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

10 Extraordinary Castles Built for Love

10 Extraordinary Castles Built for Love

Love, say the poets, makes the world go round. Love is the most powerful force there is, and when in throes of true love, you are floating somewhere in the clouds, unbound to earth. Indeed, love has been the inspiration behind countless works of art, books, movies, plays and musical pieces. Some, it seems, would build a monument to their love, to declare it with stone and mortar.
Castles seem to be a supreme statement of true love, built with great hardship and expense, to serve as a romantic home taken out of a fairy tale, and to live in it happily ever after. The irony is, that many of these castles built for love were also the homes of tragedy. Here are the stories of 10 legendary castles, built for love.
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