I’ve been on a major health kick over the past six months. I’ve given up fast, fatty, and fried foods (all except for my once a week Mexican indulgence), I’m drinking more water in a day than I used to in about a week, and I’ve been going to the gym six days a week, taking yoga whenever I can get into my teacher’s class.
And it was my yoga teacher, unquestionably the healthiest person I know who recommended that I get the Philip Stein watch. Now I should say that I am normally not the type of gal to spend a lot of money on a “day-to-day” watch. I’m not cheap, mind you, just not really a watch person. But I’ve been trying to find ways not only to get in better cardiovascular shape but also to get my body’s rhythms in sync and help keep an even keel. And since my teacher is not the sort of person to make frivolous recommendations (in fact, aside from diet tips, she hasn’t recommended ANYTHING till she told me about the Philip Stein watch) I took her advice and bought the same one she had. (My watch is from their Harmony collection. It has a small stainless steal case and bracelet and the dial is made of ivory).
Anyway, I LOVE IT! I wear it every day. At the gym and at work and I’m not nearly as anxious as I was before I bought it. Plus, I think its my Philip Stein Watch is pretty beautiful too!
I first saw the Philip Stein Wine Wand was on YouTube at what I think was a European trade show and it looked like one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. There was a woman there tasting a red that had just been aerated with the wand. She said she loved it but obviously I didn’t get to witness the wand in action in person, and since tasting is believing, I was left to just take the lady’s word for it. (And that wasn’t going to happen).
Still, I wanted to buy it but, at $325, I wasn’t immediately ready to pry open my wallet. So I did the next best thing… I had my wife buy it for me! (I know… I’m awful, but it was Christmas and I hate surprises).
Anyway, I used my wand for Christmas dinner on a fairly new Cabernet Sauvignon. I ordinarily would have let it breath for at least a half hour, probably an hour. But just as directed, I poured a glass for me and my son, inserted the wand in each glass for about 3 minutes, and I swear to God, it worked perfectly! (And trust me, this was a Cab that definitely needs to aerate. I had previously drunk it too soon and ended up basically wasting a thirty-dollar bottle).
I am now using my wand religiously. And it was money VERY well spent… by my wife. Excellent product!
I am so sick of knockoffs and scam artists!
I bought my first Philip Stein watch in 2004 and loved it so much that I bought another slightly more formal one with a smaller dial last year. Both my husband and my daughters have told me that they have noticed how much calmer I am. Even my therapist tells me that I seem to be handling stress much better now.
So this is why I’ve felt comfortable telling more than a few friends about my watches and how the Teslar system has improved my health and relaxation by quite a bit. And it’s also why frankly I’ve become very pissed (pardon my French, but that’s how I feel) when my best friend told me she bought what she THOUGHT was the same watch I had, but she got it from a website called ireplica.com.
To be fair, I guess the website advertises that their watches are knockoffs but still, their product description says that it is a “TESLAR” watch… which it is not. And while her watch does look a lot like mine, it doesn’t have ANY of the medical benefits which is the main reason why I recommended it to her.
So if you are looking for a Philip Stein watch, BEWARE OF KNOCKOFF ARTISTS and scammers! Do yourself a favor and spend the extra bucks on the real thing not on some piece of garbage you can probably get on the street somewhere.
I have always hated flying. And of course, despite my protestations, my job now requires it almost weekly. (This is my punishment for getting promoted). Most of my flights are cross-country, from Miami to Los Angeles. My life has basically become one long jet lagged existence, to the point that I have almost no idea how long it will take for me to fall asleep after my head hits the pillow.
Now even though I hate almost everything about her, our admin at the office told me that “Saint Oprah” recommended Philip Stein Watches for people with sleep problems and specifically jet lag. Let me reiterate: I am not an Oprah fan. I’m just a desperate guy trying to get some sleep and maybe ten percent more post “red eye” energy so I can function better on sales calls. So two weeks ago, I bought a Philip Stein with the alloy disk that is supposed to help regulate body rhythms and frequencies.
So far I’ve flown with it just twice so I can’t make any promises about the effectiveness of the watch, but I can report that on both trips, my mid-day lull has been much less severe and I’ve been able to get to sleep at my usual 11pm each trip.
Again I can’t say with 100% confidence that my Philip Stein will cure my sleep problems, but so far at least, it is two for two and I am very glad I bought one.
Beware of Scammers!
I guess it is my own fault, but I was completely scammed by a “discount wholesaler” when I tried to buy the same Philip Stein watch that my sister-in-law has.
She has a large ladies Philip Stein watch with a mother of pearl dial, stainless steel case and a pink rose alligator strap with a Teslar chip. I thought I had the same thing until I took mine to a jeweler after I accidentally scratched it. When I came back the next week, he told me that I had a cheap knockoff of the original watch and that mine was just one of many fake Philip Steins he saw.
He asked me how much I paid for it and when I told him two hundred dollars he explained that the authentic Philip Stein model I wanted couldn’t (at the time) be bought for less than five hundred dollars and that there was a reason I could get it so cheap. The Teslar chip in it wasn’t real.
I was furious. Of course when I went back to the store where I purchased it, the owner (or who I think was the owner) denied any responsibility and only offered to sell me any other of his watches for 50% off. I’ve called the police but I still haven’t been able to get my money back. I’ll likely end up in small claims court but it is starting to become more trouble than it is worth.
Anyway, after doing my research (obviously a little too late) I have found out that you really should only buy Philip Stein watches either directly from them or from one of their AUTHORIZED sellers. Also, in the watch world, anytime you buy a watch for more than 60% off, there is a good chance the watch is fake or the company is illegitimate. Sounds obvious I guess, but as they say, live and learn.
The kicker is that I have also found out that Philip Stein no longer makes their watches with Teslar but with a new “frequency technology” which I am sure is great but I just wish I could have gotten the watch I wanted in the first place.
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