Carol asks…

What brand of watches is better Tissot or Belova?

I’m getting one as a gift and they are asking me which one of those to pick…

rmahadevan answers:

I bought a belova for my BF and he loves it!! Hasn’t had any probs with it!! I’m not sure about Tissot! But I’m sold on Belova!! Good Luck!

Donald asks…

Is it a real Tissot watch?

Do all Tissot watches have a ‘T’ on the winding button?

I have bought one from e-bay which stated it was genuine but it has no T on the crown and i am dubious…

What do you guys think???

rmahadevan answers:

I’ve been selling Tissot watches for about 17 years now.

Not ALL Tissots have the ‘T’ on the crown, but more relevant is that it’s usually the higher end of the watch market that gets copied, ie. Rolex, Franck Muller, Breitling, etc. Because these watches are admired so much and therefore so much higher in price, the opportunity to get one on the cheap is considerably tempting. Counterfeiters know they can sell a fake Daytona, or Navitimer, whereas Tissot wouldn’t necessarily have the same pulling power.

However, if you are really concerned, I would take it into a Tissot dealer and ask them.

Thomas asks…

Please suggest a good wrist watch brand in india for men, Urgent!!?

i am planning for buy a new wrist watch for myself. my budget is around rs. 5000/-.
please suggest a good brand that is trendy & will last longer without giving me any trouble.
like- titan, casio, timex, tissot, fossil, tommy hilfiger etc.
please suggest among them.
any reply will be highly appreciated. thanks in advance.

rmahadevan answers:

A lot of cops in the USA wear a Casio G Shock watch because they are very durable and long lasting.

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Michael asks…

Naomi Judd was born on January 11th of what year?

What Italian design house cooked up the “baguette” pocketbook, named for its similarities to a loaf of French bread? What method of natural childbirth was named after a French doc who taught future moms to prepare physically and psychologically for pain? Angel Cabrera won the U.S. Open; Tiger Woods tied Jim Furyk for second. Who placed fourth?

What traditional rival did New York beat 4-1 in Yankee Stadium’s first baseball game? Where is the smallest jail in North America? Celine Dion first met her future husband René Angelil when she was how old?Each day you’ll find a question in our Survey section called ‘Survey Says’. Previously we asked 100 people (actually we asked everyone) “Name a place where the employees always seem rude.” Can you guess the number one answer given? Survey says…
Name something people put in water.

rmahadevan answers:

Country – 1946
Fun – Fendi
Really Tough – Lamaze
Sports – Niclas Fasth of Sweden
Sports Trivia – Red Sox
Super Tough – Rodney Ontario
Survey Says – DMV
Trivia Bytes – 12
Name something people put in water. – ICE

Betty asks…

Do you like this handbag?

I really like it and think this bag is really cute but my friend thinks it looks childish and stupid -.-

What do you think? Does this look to immature for a 17 year old?

Best Answer 10pts thanks
Oh i’m so sorry this bag is not for me I made a typo with the age this is for my 10 year old sister her birthday is next month but shes going through her little phases where she wants to be more mature so sorry not for me my sister

rmahadevan answers:

I do not like it at all. I think there are cuter, cheaper sequined bags out there. But buy whatever YOU like.

Charles asks…

What Italian design house cooked up the “baguette pocketbook, named for its similarities to a loaf of French

rmahadevan answers:

Fendi worked for radio trivia

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Mark asks…

I am hoping to buy 2 rado watches – how much cheaper are they to buy in dubai rather than london?

i want to get an anniversary gift and looking at getting 2 rado watches. Is it better to get then from dubai?

rmahadevan answers:

In the main shops selling Tag, Rolex, Breitling, Rado etc you wont be able to bargin. They generally only take a discount off the ticket price and they wont budge much further after that. By all means try but I doubt you would get more than AED100 off after they have given the initial discount.
Paying cash rather than credit card you might be able to get a small discount in lieu of the commission the store would have to pay Visa or especially Amex but otherwise prices for genuine watches from the agency (like Ahmed Siddiqui) will be fixed.

I would recommend Ahmed Seddiqui and Sons, they are in all of the major malls.

The price also will depend on the model of the watch. Buying an older model the discount might be a bit higher. Check out the prices of the Rado models you would like to buy and at least deduct the UK tax.

In case you want to purchase expensive models, please check the UK custom rules. If getting tight, wear the watch and mail the box by fedex to the UK.

Take care.

Mandy asks…

For how much should I sell my Rado Starliner 500 wrist watch?

I have a Rado Starliner 500 and it’s still shining. For how much should I sell it here in Pakistan? It’s silver in colour.

rmahadevan answers:

Hmm it totally depends on what condition it is in.. If it isnt bad then dont go too much lesser than the original price.. Try Ebay.. Goodluck .

Thomas asks…

where can i get an original rado diastar watch?

Hi I am interested in buying a Rado Diastar watch but not sure where to buy it from. I live in the UK. I have found some on the internet such as timepiece watches but not sure if they are the original watches or not. Can someone pls suggest where I can get one from? many thanks

rmahadevan answers:

You’ve asked in the wrong area but these are a reputable company if you are in the UK.

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Thomas asks…

I have a budget of $700 to spend. What is the most prestigious watch brand I will be able to afford?

I am not a fan of Tag Heuer, but love the style of the Omega Seamaster series, but that seems to be well out of my budget. Any help and suggestions would be most appreciated.

rmahadevan answers:

Movado or Rado or Seiko… Good luck!

Michael asks…

Where can I get my Omega repaired in San Francisco?

I have an Omega Seamaster Professional that no longer winds automatically and would like to have it repaired in San Francisco or somewhere on the Peninsula.

rmahadevan answers:

Hiya J,

The Omega SM is a fine piece, and so I give you equally fine information. I still have my first watch which is a ’69 Heuer, the first automatic with a microrotor.

I know of two shops in the City that will be able to get the automatic working in one visit. On is downtown a Swiss only shop and the other is on the west side, a family run shop of the highest quality.

United Watch Services
210 Post Street, Suite 613
San Francisco

West Portal:
Andy Jewelers
348 West Portal Avenue
San Francisco

United is in a building with many other watchmakers and jewelers; one calls themselves “Omega Service Center”. Omega has one service location in California and it is on Rodeo in Beverly Hills. Just thought I would pass that on in case you get steered in that direction. They are known for poor service and a lackluster attitude.

I like Andy, its small, personal and they care about what they do.

Make some calls, I am sure one of them will help you out.


John asks…

What to look for on a real Omega Seamaster watch from 1958?

Besides the obvious “Omega Seamaster“…

rmahadevan answers:

I once buy original Rolex,Omega,and other brand watches from and i found they have different style of Omega watches.Hope get what you’re looking for.

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Linda asks…

How do i apply perfume so its noticable but not overpowering?

You know when someone walks by and you can lightly smell her perfume?
I want that! And I want people to be able to notice the perfume but I DON’T want it to be sickly overdone and gaggy

I have vera wang princess perfume and daisy by marc jacobs
Where should I spray it, how much, etc

Thanks! 10 pts! Xx

rmahadevan answers:

Ooh those are really nice perfumes! And basically what i do is spray 1-3 spritzes in front of me. And then run back and forth through the mist (closing your eyes and mouth, of course!)

Lizzie asks…

What kind of perfume should I buy my mom?

For mother’s day I wanna buy perfume for my mom but I don’t want to directly tell her which she wants. Her favorite perfumes are Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel, Lola by Marc Jacobs, and Summer Romance by Ralph Lauren, any ideas?

rmahadevan answers:

Go to this site!!They have a test that shows you EXACTLY what perfume suits you or someone else.You have to like it on Facebook but whatever.I used it and I got the perfect scent :)

Richard asks…

Does anyone know a perfume that has a similar smell to Deseo?

By Jennifer Lopez.

The original Deseo is very expensive for me, $62.00. And although I know that’s pretty standard for perfume, I have often found cheaper perfumes that cost less and smell similar.

Also, one maybe for Daisy by Marc Jacobs.

Thank you.

rmahadevan answers:

Oscar de la Renta Spray Fragrance For Her

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Ken asks…

How did Fashion in the 1950’s help shape history?

rmahadevan answers:

Are you referring to social changes?

The links below may help you with your question:

And the following came from Wikipedia:
Flying in the face of continuity, logic, and sociological predictions, fashion in the 1950s, far from being revolutionary and progressive, bore strong nostalgic echoes of the past.
A whole society which, in the 1920s and ’30s, had greatly believed in progress, was now much more circumspect.
Despite the fact that women had the right to vote, to work, and to drive their own cars, they chose to wear dresses made of opulent materials, with corseted waists and swirling skirts to mid-calf.
As fashion looked to the past, haute couture experienced something of a revival and spawned a myriad of star designers who profited hugely from the rapid growth of the media. Throughout the 1950s, although it would be for the last time, women around the world continued to submit to the trends of Parisian haute couture.
Three of the most prominent of the Parisian couturiers of the time were Cristobal Balenciaga, Hubert de Givenchy, and Pierre Balmain. Also notable is the return of Coco Chanel (who detested the New Look) to the fashion world. After the war, the American look (which consisted of broad shoulders, floral ties, straight-legged pants, and shirts with long pointed collars, often worn hanging out rather than tucked in) became very popular among men in Europe.
The designers of Hollywood created a particular type of glamour for the stars of American film, and outfits worn by the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, or Grace Kelly were widely copied. By the end of the decade mass-manufactured, off-the-peg clothing had become much more popular than in the past, granting the general public unprecedented access to fashionable styles.

Laura asks…

where can i get a list of designer labels?

i need a list of designer labels to use in the charity shop so they dont under price stuff too much for example a burbery shirt was sold for £1.

rmahadevan answers:

Christian dior
louis vuitton
miu miu
vera wang
vivenne westwood
calvin klein
dolce & gabbana
marc jacobs
stella mccartney
jimmy choo
ralph lauren
st. John
bottega veneta
yves saint laurent
jil sander
paul smith
max mara
donna karen
hugo boss
manolo blahnik
salvatore ferragamo
roberto cavalli
gianfranco ferre
tommy hilfiger
oscar de la renta
jean paul gaultier
alessandro dell’acqua
alberta ferretti
nicole farhi
kurt geiger
karl lagerfeld
pringle of scotland
massimo dutti
malene birger
sergio rossi

thats all i can come up with right now. I hope this helps you.

Carol asks…

What are some long lasting men’s fragrance?

I’m looking for a cologne that will hold the entire day dont matter if its overpowering. I heard Pleasures by estee lauder was a good one. Please recommend some very good long lasting colognes.

rmahadevan answers:

Kouros by Yves Saint Laurent is about the longest lasting I know, but it is not for everyone (it is really powerful). I had a shirt go through the wash and the clothes drier and still smell of it.

Quorum by Antonio Puig is another long lasting one. It is very “sharp” and is a pine/woody/soapy fragrance. It can be ought really cheaply ($15 for 3.4oz).

Yatagan by Caron is similar to Quorum, but richer. It is very woody, but more expensive than Quorum.

B*Men by Thierry Mugler lasts a long time too. It is a sweeter fragrance that has a caramelly/licorice/fruit scent to it.

Gentleman by Givenchy is a super-strong woody fragrance. It has patchouli as well.

Grey Flannel by Geoffrey Beene is a nice strong woody/floral for men. Lasts a long time and smells of violets. It can be bought fairly cheaply and comes in a 4 0z bottle.

On the other hand I am yet to find a Calvin Klein cologne that lasts a reasonable amount of time: the longest lasting fragrances tend to be the ones which came out first in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Many of the modern fragrances are ‘top note” heavy – which means they have a lot of very strong/short-lived elements which smell amazing at first but which fade very rapidly.


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Carol asks…

What do you think is important when providing luxury customer service?

What do you think is important when providing luxury customer service? If you are going to work at Burberry, Gucci, Prada etc…

rmahadevan answers:

First of all, if you got a job at Burberry, Gucci, or Prada, congratulations! It’s pretty damn hard to get a job at one of those places. I’m sure hundreds apply.

I’ve visited Holt Renfrew, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, yadda yadda, so many times – the customer service is always more or less the same quality-wise.

Working at a luxury store demands twice as much as working at the local Baskin Robbins.
Almost all the workers I’ve seen look a certain way – chic, fashionable, smart, and sophisticated, but still customer-friendly. Kind of like a light “come talk to me!” demeanor, but “I know my stuff” at the same time.

You’ve got to be fairly familiar with the products, design, company, manufactures, etc. Customers are gonna ask you “what do I do if blah blah happens to my purse?” and you gotta know how to answer. Ask any of the workers at the nearest Coach – they’re not gonna give you an empty answer when it comes to product care, something you gotta research on as well.

If you’re one of those people that choke when someone you don’t expect talks to you, you’re gonna need the good luck. Smart, helpful, and friendly answers must always, always be ready your fingertips. You have to give an honest, open, yet not too biased opinion when asked for. Not like “I totally hate that messenger bag!” but more like “Me, personally, I prefer the other one. Cause this one’s cute, but so many people have it!” You wanna make it look like you’re only LEANING away from one product, not completely against it.

You can’t be shy. Many workers are social butterflies. But not TOO social that the customer gets pissed at your non-stop talking and leave. You have to know when to speak, and how to speak. “I really love the logo design on this one. I gave my sister one for her birthday, and she loved it,” is perfect.
Not: “You know what happened? So, I got my pay check last month, but I was like, what am I gonna get my sister for her 26th b-day? You know what I mean? Like, last year, I got her a Gucci wallet, already, so she totally doesn’t need another one. So, yeah, I didn’t know what to get her, but just as I was leaving my shift, I saw this, and I was like, PERFECT! So you should totally buy it.”
Personal stories sometimes get people hanging on to your word, but don’t get so completely into describing your entire life.

A fashion sense. People are gonna go “Does this match with black? I have an entire CLOSET of black skirts,” and you have to know.

The grades. An A+ average isn’t really required, I don’t think, but you can’t have improper grammar when speaking. A slight accent can be chic but not bad English. You have to take phone calls and you’ll have to jot stuff down once in a while. The calculator will always be there, but knowing your numbers is a total plus that they’ll consider.

You can’t be stereotypical. As a luxury worker, you’ll learn which customers have the cash, and which can’t afford it, but wanna take a look. However, you have to treat BOTH equally. And never describe them as “the short, Chinese woman” or “the black man” – it’s not really appropriate for a luxury environment. Try instead “the lady by the counter” or “the young man” or something more subtle. And try not to use “that”. Like “that girl” or “that man”. I kinda get offended when people gesture to me and say “that girl”.

Hope I helped and good luck!

Susan asks…

How much are lambskin chanel wallets on the chain?

I am looking into buying a new wallet or bag from louis vuitton or chanel
can people give me some links of bags they';d think is good
Bags that hold a lot .! I like chanel, muimui, prada or louis vuitton !

rmahadevan answers:

Call Customer Service 1-800#, or email them.

This is YAHOO, it’s a World Wide Web and many of us have not even bought anything or work @ Chanel.

Betty asks…

What gift should i request my for birthday?

Halo 3 and the special edition xbox 360.(i already have a 360 byt the way)

A kicking bag. with stand.

New 250 dollar prada or ray bans.

300 dollar gift card to gnc or vitamin world.
keep in mind that i dont get alot at all during the year. and my mother has saved up for me to get something of my choice. if i was spoiled i would get them all no? i do my charity work so im content on my karma levels.

rmahadevan answers:

Kinda depends. Which do you want the most? Which do you think you’d be most likely to get? Those could be different things, right?

Who’s getting this gift for you? Parents? Have they commented on how much time you’re spending on the xBox… Or in front of the mirror? If the comments have been negative, steer them to one of the other things you’d like to get.

Choose something you’d really like, without the influence of peer pressure, but still within the realm of possibility for the gifter’s wallet!

We really can’t choose for you, not knowing you or your situation.

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Lisa asks…

What does a 3540 mark mean on a vintage ring?

Its a .50ct vintage solitaire 14k engagement ring. It is marked 14K on the inside and next to that is 3540. I cant figure out what this could be. Any ideas?

rmahadevan answers:

It is probably a maker identification mark. Companies like cartier and other fine jewelers used to stamp id numbers into the gold of their jewelry.

Daniel asks…

What is the best companies to buy engagement rings?

I am looking to get married next year and there are so many choices to buy engagement rings from. I am very meticulous to where I would like to buy a diamond ring, and would like any suggestions on the best companies I can buy from. Can anyone help me with this question.
Sorry, I forgot to mention where I live at… I live in NYC and I would like to spend a good amount of money for a very good quality diamond engagement ring and wanted to know the places where either I can get good value for a really top grade diamond and ring, or a very nice name brand… As you can see, I am very out of my element when it comes to jewelry. Ok thank’s

rmahadevan answers:

If money isn’t a problem, then Tiffany & Co. Almost any girl would pass out if you handed her a little blue box with a white ribbon around it. However, if you’re on more of a budget, I would suggest going to a local home town jeweler with a good longstanding reputation. You get more personal attention, plus, they usually do custom work if you want an original design. Any of those chain stores in the mall like Kay or Marks & Morgan aren’t going to offer the same kind of experience you can get from someone who owns their business and has earned the trust of countless repeat customers. Nothing wrong with those places, but there’s a little more of a turnover of employees so you’re likely to deal with someone with a lot less experience. Good luck. Congrats!

Since you live in NYC, and you said money isn’t the problem, you want high quality, definitely go with Tiffany & Co. Can’t get any better quality than that. Those people know what they are doing. Cartier also has incredible quality. However, they call it the “Tiffany Setting” for a reason. Its the epitomy of classic engagement rings and good taste. Can’t go wrong. Trust me.

Richard asks…

What is the average carrat size of a diamond on an engagement ring?

I’m doing a study to find out what size diamond most people have on their engagement ring?


rmahadevan answers:

From talking to my jeweler and other jewelers in my area (everywhere from malls to Harry Winston) the average person has less than one carat in a solitaire ring and 1-1.5 carats total weight on an engagement ring with side stones. For example if you go to Zales’ website and see how the diamonds are classified by weight, there are hardly any over 1 carat.

A 2 carat ring, high quality (Cartier) will set you back at least $30,000. At the mall, you might find a lower quality ring for as little as $7000.

Most people don’t know a lot about size though, people assume all the time that my ring is over a carat and it’s only 61 points (0.6 carats).

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Lizzie asks…

Can somebody give me a list of all of gucci manes mixtapes?

can somebody give me a list of all of gucci manes official mixtapes e.g. so icey boys, wilt 5, ect?

rmahadevan answers:

“Gangsta Grillz: The Movie” with Gucci Mane
“Definition of a G” with Yo Gotti & Gucci Mane
“Trap-A-Holics Presents Gucci Mane & OJ Da Juiceman – Texaco Shawty”
“DJ Haze & DJ Capcom Presents Gucci Mane: Livin The Life Of A Trapstar”
“DJ Scream & Gucci Mane: Gucci Sosa”
“Supastar J.Kwik Presents Gucci Mane: So Icey Boy”
“Back to the Stove”
“Digital Scale & Gucci Mane. Deeper Than Rap”
“From Zone 6 To Duval”
“Gucci La Flare”
“Gucci La Flare 2″
“Gucci Juice”
“Gucci Land”
“Gucci’s World”
Gucci‘s World 2″
“Gucci’s World 3″
“Gucci’s World 4 (Free Gucci)”
“Gucci’s World 5″
“Gucci N Gotti”
“Gucci Mane Vs Young Jeezy”
“Kitchen Talk”
“Prison Break”
“Stoopid Fruity Fresh”
“Trap Star$”
“Trap Dedication”
“Welcome 2 Gwopp City”
“Welcome To The Show Part 4 Dirrty Dirrty”
“Wilt Chamberlain”
“Wilt Chamberlain Part 2″
“Wilt Chamberlain Part 3″
“Wilt Chamberlain Part 4″
“Wilt Chamberlain Part 5 (The Big Nickel)”
“Wilt Chamberlain Part 6 (The Official)”
“Wolfgang Ent – The Best Of Gucci Mane”

Jenny asks…

Where can i find the lyrics for the song by Gucci Mane- Lemonade?

I want to find the lyrics for Gucci Mane‘s new song Lemonade, I cant find them anywhere, can anyone help?

rmahadevan answers:

I would usaully just google it. If that doesn’t work, look up the music cords cos it gives you the lyrics as well, or look it up on you tube.

Susan asks…

What rapper would you like to see Gucci Mane throw hands with?

Gucci Mane said he will challenge any rapper willing to fight to a boxing match

rmahadevan answers:

I’d love to see day f*ckerz a*s get kicked so me

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Lizzie asks…

Should i buy a Louis Vuitton belt or a Gucci belt?

The Louis Vuitton is a plain brown leather with a LV buckle in bronze color, and the Gucci one is brown too with the G monogram and a silver interlocking G.
I live in japan and here the LV belt is 600 dollars and the Gucci one is like 450 or something.
So which one do you think i should buy ? :) Like which one is classier ?

rmahadevan answers:

Brand value, LV may be higher than Gucci in someone mind.
But gucci will have a younger feel collection.
We will find various sunglasses collection on gucci.

Mary asks…

Do you have to take off your belt at the airport?

I’ve only flown once and that was when I was like 5 years old…So at any point, like when I go through a scanner or something, or the part where I put all my stuff in a basket – will I have to put my belt in that basket? I have a $500 Louis Vuitton belt and I’d rather not take it off.

rmahadevan answers:

Put it in your carry on baggage and put it on after you pass through security, or better yet, leave it at home.
One of the paramount rules of travel:
Never pack or wear anything that you would not want to lose or that is irreplaceable.

You can spend all of your trip worrying about your possessions, or you can pack/wear your old clothes and relax.

Maria asks…

How to shine, gloss, or lacquer a belt buckle?

I have a fake belt buckle that has some scratches on it and i want to make it really shiny. If you look at this belt buckle, it’s very shiny and has some sort of a gloss or lacquer on it. I wanted to put some kind of layer like that on my belt.,r:2,s:0,i:93&tx=139&ty=93,r:8,s:0,i:111

can anyone help?

fyi my belt is brass i think.. or gold plated, not really sure. Its just a dull looking version of that and doesn’t really shine: like this,r:15,s:0,i:132

rmahadevan answers:

I didn’t look at your examples, but if your buckle is dull looking it most likely isn’t gold. To shine her up go to the hardware store and get some Brasso, follow the directions on the can, take lots of time buffing and it will look like liquid gold when your done.
Clean it with alcohol, don’t get finger prints on it and spray it with clear lacquer, again from the hardware store.

Give it plenty of dry time and your good to go.

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Ken asks…

Which color of this bag would match best with a black northface jacket and grey uggs?

its the first one. click on it and it will show all the different colors.


rmahadevan answers:

Definetly red

Linda asks…

Which color of this bag would match best with a black northface jacket and grey uggs?

click on the first one and it will show all the colors.


rmahadevan answers:

The black, the gray or the pink!

Betty asks…

what color longchamp would match my hunter boots ?

i have the original tall hunter boots in red. (glossy)

i want to buy a longchamp . but im having trouble picking a color.

heres the link to the colors & the design:

i was thinking of the color billberry or slate ? what do you guys think ?

rmahadevan answers:

I thin slate will go best! The bilberry color is VERY purple in person. I think it would be too much paired with the red hunter boots!

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