While the layout of the site is not great - not bad, but could use some tweaking - it's also progressive to see them featuring e-commerce already on this new line. It's a smart way for a brand to be accessible, but still exert control over their own brand and pricing strategy. And with their retail prices fluctuating between 0-0, it's definitely a line that will be appeal to - and be attainable - to many more brand loyalists.
See Angular Momentum watches on eBay here.
Living with the Orient Automatic Diver Ref. CFD0C001B I can easily recommend it as a daily wear. It is comfortable, attractive, a workhorse, and functional. The best part is that the retail price of ,800 is often discounted. Such as right now on Orient watches' website as per a father's day promotion (this particular watch is discounted by 40%). I don't know how long this promotion will last. See the Orient Diver Automatic CFD0C001B watch here.
Check out the white faced watch in the middle. Everything seem normal, until you realize it is a promotional watch for what looks like "Mr. Poo." As his happy smiling, though somewhat uncomfortable looking face is stilling at around 3 o'clock nearer to the center of the dial. There is tons of amusing stuff like that on their website. Just check out the (new and old) products links.
Learn more about the Suunto Elementum Aqua Watch (and other Elementum models) at Suunto’s special dedicated Elementum website here.
Two of the best things that Mondaine does are its cases and the dials. You really get impressed but the quality of these parts in relation to the price. I did a full review on one of my favorite watches of theirs, which was the Mondaine Railway Chrono Sport II, which you can read here. Actually, I've seen a few names for the same watch, but you get the idea. I love that timepiece!
See Tag Heuer Monaco watches on Azmazon here.
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The Dragon model has a dial done in the pattern of what looks like bubbles under a microscope, with the shape of a dragon in the center. It is all done with the pair's special metal working magic. Damascus steel is essentially layered metal that has been polished in a special way as to reveal the various layers. When using different metals or chemicals in the process, you can present a world of different colors. Art like this is least impressive in images, as seeing it really allows you to appreciate how nice it can be. Further still, due to the relative "organic" nature of how the metal is produced, no two pieces are alike. Thus, each in the limited edition made will look a bit unique. There is no specific number for the limited edition I believe, but GoS won't make too many of them. Their main characteristic work is on the watch dial, crown, and automatic rotor for the movement (done in what they call a "wood grain" Damascus finish).
Just to remind everyone that the Magrette Moana Pacific watch will be ending at the end of the month. If you didn't already enter, please take a moment to do so if you want a chance to win this fantastic timepiece. Next month, another watch giveaway.
Seeing the Vortex watch I instantly want it. The style is right up my ally, and then I look at all the features and I get excited. Swiss movement, high grade titanium case, nice 44mm wide size, 500 meters of water resistance, and all the the rest of the detail below are nice to see. Priced at under 00 and you've got something seriously worth looking at. It should be available in the fall. While not a limited edition, each watch will be individually numbered. Gnomon Watches is associated with Dievas watches and is the place to go to get them. See below for more details.
See more images here at the LUM-TEC forum at Watch & Clock Forum.
I've said this before, but I am really amazed at how the entire Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 182 tourbillon movement fits in to the 45mm wide by 15mm tall case. I mean the movement has over 1300 parts! Each hand decorated and finished. This watch must take forever to manufacture and test. The case is in 18k white gold, which I don't totally understand. I mean at this price why not just go platinum? I mean it looks really similar to white gold. Hell, there is even platinum in white gold. I really don't know why, but there are two possible explanations in my mind. First, it might have just weighed too much in platinum. Second, the platinum case might have negatively affected the sonnerie functions of the watch. The heavy dense platinum might have worked to dull the sounds of the chimes too much. It is a guess, but it seems plausible.
This is by no means the only time that Hamilton has "re-released" The Khaki watch, but I particularly like this iteration and how much Hamilton has been able to hold back from doing something screwy as they often tend to do with watches. Once in a while however they come out with something nice like this that doesn't have functions that no one uses or style that no one other than Hamilton designers seem to understand.
Good luck, and thanks to Island Watch (longislandwatch.com), the sponsor of the Orient Mako Automatic watch giveaway here at aBlogtoRead.com!
See Seiko watches on Amazon here.
Swiss ETA movements are growing up. No, not maturing exactly, but literally growing larger. They need to be! Most of the ETA movements in your favorite watches were designer in the 1970s. Nothing wrong with that, but they are designed for smaller watches. The trend for larger watches is not going to diminish and larger watches need larger movements. Why? Well a few reasons. Size in the case is actually not a major reason. It has more to do with the hands. Ever notice how larger watch faces often have hands that look too short? Well I do because this is a major pet peeve of mine. I hate stubby hands which are too short. Sometimes this is just bad design, other times this is technical necessity. Larger hands weight more and require more torque to move. The smaller movements just weren't designed for hands that look proper on today's larger sized watch faces. Sure there are exceptions, but generally the existing movements can't handle the hands. Well the new larger ETA movements are all titled "Valgranges," and will initially come in four movement models.
The new Guer Man Trace watch uses a log of wood as the watch box and case. It is even part of the presentation, and I believe that Guer Man includes the pictured pedestal where the log watch box can reside. There is also the little porthole on the log to see the watch face, turning it into some oddly impractical pedestal clock. "What time is it? Not sure, go check log." Pretty wild, pretty weird, and pretty fun to see stuff like this right?
See Omega Speedmaster watches on eBay here.
Project X offers three main useful services for watch lovers. First, they offer a full customization service where you choose what Rolex watch you want, and everything you want done to it. As the term "bespoke" isn't used too often in the US, it simply means "personalized." They source the new Rolex watch and you can either choose from various options on their website, or enjoy a very personal consultation with them to communicate precisely what your dream is. Project X invests a large amount of time privately with clients working with them on designing their ultimate Rolex watch creation. Often times the costs for such modifications can be high given the complexity. For customers who opt for this, it is not a matter of cost, but joy that a company like Project X even exists to offer such services with quality results. Project X takes great pride in their Bespoke Edition watches.
Next is the Traser Aviator Bucker Jungmann watch. This is almost a totally different style watch done with a textured black dial and with a chronograph. It feels so modern compared to the retro looks of the other two watches. I like how the hands of the watch pop out and that Traser knew to use another color (red) for the chronograph hands. Inside the watch is a Ronda 5030.D movement that has the the time, 12 hour chronograph, and the date. The watch is actually really attractive and probably very easy to maintain. I think it looks equally nice matched to the black leather aviator strap or the metal bracelet. Probably my favorite model of the three - plus the Bucker Jungmann aeroplane that it is based on a legendary acrobatic plane. This watch is a reasonable 5- 5.
Moving forward I only wish to continue offering more and increasingly polished reporting on watches and the watch industry. This includes my work here and elsewhere, as well as on the HourTime Podcast. While I can't always respond to e-mails or comments in the length I would prefer (or at all), I continually encourage your daily feedback, suggestions, and of course rants. Thanks for giving me the purpose and motivation to do what I have done in over 1000 articles, and I will keep it up as long as you keep reading. Thanks and expect another such post in maybe after another 1000 articles - they too will be "well earned."
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