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Best 4/1 post yet. Beats the Charlie Sheen advert.

10 hours, 33 minutes ago on Urwerk UR-105 HIS ‘Horological Intelligence System’ Will Smartly Watch Over You

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Swell, the watch is not that bad really, and I'm sure it hits the nail right on the head in terms of the strategy Biver is attempting to deploy. I only fear that it will have a new iteration every week as they grab onto countless partnerships, resulting in the same watch re-hashed a jillion times with lousy co-branding logos and hideous colourways. Honestly, release this watch with subtle hints as a Gulf colourway and I might be interested.

I'm sure we will be reading quite a bit about this development as it moves along.

1 day, 10 hours ago on TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 01 Watch Hands-On

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The only 'worthy' in-house movements are those made by Rolex and Omega? Obvious troll is obvious.

2 days, 10 hours ago on Bremont Watch Company: Time To Take A Closer Look?

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No underwater dive pics? Fail.

2 days, 11 hours ago on Seiko Prospex Kinetic GMT SUN023 Dive Watch Review

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Don't be such a hater. Let your hair down and take it easy once in awhile. Thereare a lotof automatic and quartz watches out there that I'm sure you'd enjoy.

2 days, 11 hours ago on Seiko Prospex Kinetic GMT SUN023 Dive Watch Review

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I agree that people are allowed to make mistakes. Buying the fake was a mistake. Re-selling it is beyond that. If you replace a fake with the real version, then you should know better than to perpetuate that kind of shame.

2 days, 22 hours ago on My First Grail Watch: Victor Marks

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Interesting, but any other case than the submersible please.

2 days, 22 hours ago on Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech 3 Days Automatic PAM616 Watch Hands-On

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Bremont has a really crummy value proposition in my eyes. I don't find them very 'special', and they are prices as though they carry some serious cache.

2 days, 22 hours ago on Bremont Watch Company: Time To Take A Closer Look?

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Bought, then re-sold a fake watch? Some stories shouldn't be publicized.

2 days, 22 hours ago on My First Grail Watch: Victor Marks

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Sorry for missing this: I would have rather enjoyed a chat. As coincidence would have it, I'm actually in YYZ right now myself waiting for a flight to Puerto Rico.

Another time,

6 days, 10 hours ago on Longines Heritage Diver 1967 Chronograph Hands-On

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Bovet always has me a bit torn. I like when a watch brand has a visible identity. For Bovet, I imagine images of ribbon crown guards and serpentine handsets. I like that these are features that make Bovet watches immediately identifiable. That said, I don't personally enjoy the appearance of either of those elements. So a watch like this is, to my eye, much more enjoyable. But it doesn't really have a 'Bovet' feel to it.

Anyway, handsome watch with a neat layout. The dual seconds hand thing is humorous. I am irked by the 2 tiny blued screws that hold down the chapter ring for the seconds dial: they couldn't have skewed them just a little bit so they don't cut off the 60 and 30?

6 days, 11 hours ago on Bovet Recital 15 Watch Hands-On

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All that effort and they couldn't create a virtual handset that fits the dial? Fail. Another 'smart' watch that takes everything into consideration except the watch.

6 days, 14 hours ago on Olio Model 1 Smartwatch From New Company With Top Talent

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Looking at the 'come visit our booth' graphic, it would appear the the sun and moon don't snap in and out of view, but gradually do so showing crescent shapes: is this the case? If so, that's pretty cool. Although, maybe appropriate for the moon dial only, and the sun on should have a horizontal line that rises from the bottom up, giving the appearance of a setting sun.

1 week ago on Itay Noy Part Time Watch

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Not bad. The 'squinty' subdials are a unique quirk, and the overall palette works out nicely. Not a fan of the aluminum bezel though, that should have gotten a modern upgrade of some kind. Sapphire covered perhaps.

1 week ago on Longines Heritage Diver 1967 Chronograph Hands-On

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Hublot haters are the funniest. Get over yourselves, seriously.

1 week, 1 day ago on TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Tourbillon Watch Will Cost About $15,000

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Strange that the hour windows are slightly skewed away from being vertically square. The dial has the faintest whisper of an old Gerald Genta Arena watch, and certainly an interesting departure for this brand that I generally just associate with ladies watches and high art pieces: elaborate enameled dials and luxurious jeweling. None of that here, and a very lovely movement to boot. The lug design is a signature for the brand, but I'm not sure how well I would like how it looked. Only one way to find out I guess.

1 week, 1 day ago on Van Cleef & Arpels Heure d’Ici & Heure d’Ailleurs Watch Hands-On

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The unadorned caseback is a bit of a letdown.

I know PP sits in an upper echelon, but if this watch was in steel and then priced accordingly, wouldn't they not only reach a wider audience, and also have a more appropriate sport/casual offering with this oddball?

1 week, 1 day ago on Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 5524 Watch Hands-On

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Bleh. I have almost nothing nice to say here, the watch looks cheap and poorly finished. Longines puts out a few models that I enjoy, this ain't one of them. Bad hands, crummy dial, and a watch like this shouldn't have big polished surfaces on it.

1 week, 2 days ago on Longines Avigation Watch Review: Establishing A Heritage

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I was going to ask what the black is composed of on that LE, but looking at the pricing it obviously won't be DLC.

I normally don't like to comment on the sticker, as I prefer to talk about the watch, but those are some pretty aggressive numbers for a brand like Eterna. Impressive.

1 week, 2 days ago on Eterna Super KonTiki Watches For 2015

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Re: that strap. Everyone wants to be Hublot these days. Those gummy alligator straps are still the best in the biz.

1 week, 2 days ago on IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Worldtimer Watch

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Well, so far people have likened it with a Chopard and a Carrier: not bad company for a $1k quartz affair. Personally, I see shades of Campanola here, which I guess makes some sense.

Regardless, this is a handsome watch for sure. I've looked at the Premier line a few times, but never pulled the trigger before, I can't help but think that I could always do better or cooler on something mechanical for the money, but these watches would not disappoint the right buyer.

1 week, 2 days ago on Seiko Premier Kinetic Direct Drive Moonphase Watch Review

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I don't know who wants or needs a $7k watch co-branded with Boeing, but it sure as hell ain't me.

1 week, 3 days ago on Bremont Boeing Model 1, Model 247 Ti-GMT Watches Hands-On

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I don't think we've seen anything from Dewitt in a while now, good to see they're still around and kickin' it. They have an undeniable aesthetic identity, something that I almost always appreciate: you could slap me awake at 3am after a night of drinking and I'd be able to identify the styling. That's a powerful thing.

1 week, 3 days ago on DeWitt Academia Grand Tourbillon Watch Hands-On

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That is a very nice and distinctive shade of blue, really set off by the matte effect. Has to be said. The size is great to. This will be one to try on.

1 week, 3 days ago on Tudor Pelagos 25600TN Black, 25600TB Blue Watches In-House Made MT5612 Movement Hands-On

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The styling is just so aggressive. Overly so. Classic Arnie flicks are my childhood favourites (total recall, commando, terminator, predator, etc) but that's not who he is anymore and I honestly would have expected that he put his own spin on more of a classically styled line of watches.

Also, lol @ 'genuine leather'.

1 week, 4 days ago on Arnold Schwarzenegger Watch Brand Debuts For 2015

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So dramatic.

I prefer the idea of a high beat movement, but wouldn't it make a tourbillon more difficult to appreciate?

1 week, 4 days ago on De Bethune DBS Tourbillon Watch For 2015

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Maybe I'm crazy, but I have never once taken resale value into any consideration when buying a watch.

1 week, 4 days ago on Grand Seiko 62GS Hi-Beat & Spring Drive Watches For 2015 Inspired By Grand Seiko’s First Automatics From 1967

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These are new? I think I now understand the whole 'GS vs. Rolex' hair pulling contests you see on the forums. Because they both keep releasing the same watch and calling it 'new'.

1 week, 4 days ago on Grand Seiko 62GS Hi-Beat & Spring Drive Watches For 2015 Inspired By Grand Seiko’s First Automatics From 1967

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@iamcalledryan agreed on all points. Hodinkee is tedious and I spend zero time there. Its just a childish dick measuring contest for the most part. 


The problem with the Zenith is the size only, and that is a constraint of the movement - its a historic pocket watch movement installed into a watch - kinda like a 649x, only bigger. I've said before that if they do an homage to that homage and release a 42 - 44mm version, I'mm be all over it like a fat kid on cake. 

1 week, 5 days ago on Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 5524 Watch

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@GoBuffs11  Understood, but the look is instantly and universally synonymous with Rolex, and that can;t be denied. So much so, I think it is a mistake for any other brand to do it today, even if you're Omega and did it previously. 

1 week, 5 days ago on Omega Globemaster Co-Axial Master Chronometer Watch For 2015 Hands-On

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These should be called the Omega 'Rolexes". Seriously. 


I dig the piepan dial though, nice throwback. Also enjoy the blue colour-accented handset. 


All that said: do not want. 

1 week, 5 days ago on Omega Globemaster Co-Axial Master Chronometer Watch For 2015 Hands-On

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Not the Zenith or El Primero I would reach for, but I do understand how it fills a void for them. $11k is pretty dear for a steel watch like this as well. 


The overlapping subdial aesthetic always catches it's share of flak, but I quite enjoy it, and looking at the dial you don;t lose the ability to read any indication. I always enjoy the signature tri-colour subdial layout on many El Primero based watches. 


It is essentially impossible at this point that any single chronograph movement ever be as prolific as the El Primero - not only does it have a huge and successful history already, but it's not slowing down anytime soon. Everyone should have on, in one iteration or another. 

1 week, 5 days ago on Zenith El Primero Sport Watch

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@Tarak @Ulysses31 The El Primero is 'obsolete'? Lol. It is the best mass-produced mechanical chronograph movement in all of existence, and has been for a very long time. It could't be any further from obsolete. 

1 week, 5 days ago on Zenith El Primero Sport Watch

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Nice, but is this really the Patek a first-timer would buy? I doubt it - it's just so uncharacteristic for the brand, it looks to me like the Patek that only hardcore Patek collectors would buy. Remove the branding from the dial and I don;t see how anyone would properly guess where it comes from - there's no Patek identity here. 


The watch is great, but it looks like it wants to be a Zenith, and size aside, the Type 20 is a more attractive watch. These things being subjective of course. 

1 week, 5 days ago on Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 5524 Watch

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And a regular contender for World's ugliest dive watch keeps getting uglier. I don't know why they don;t just take their balls right out of their pants and make on in day-glo colours with a buzzing neon sign on the dial. They've com,e pretty close with the 2-tone gold model - how hideous is that?

1 week, 5 days ago on Omega Seamaster Ploprof 1200M Co-Axial Master Chronometer Watch Hands-On

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Beautiful, really. The white gold model is excellent - not flashy but obviously high end, the dial is awesome with tons of legibility, and the contemporary parts that make up the tourbillion offer a great splash of colour. 


I'll leave now so other can complain about the cut off 5 and 7. In fairness, there is so little of them left you wonder why they didn't just omit them - Mark, show me the watch without the scraps of the 5 and 7 left. I'll be it leave it looking a little to stark. 

1 week, 5 days ago on Ulysse Nardin Anchor Tourbillon Watch Hands-On

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James' review, but Ariel's wrist - are you not actually in Basel James?


Anyway, I'm kinda digging the 'red grape' model. Would never pay that much for this little, but it's interesting just the same. 41mm would be even better. 

1 week, 5 days ago on Rolex Oyster Perpetual Watches New For 2015 Hands-On

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It looks very ominous. Still hate that 'V4' designation.

1 week, 6 days ago on TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Phantom Watch In Carbon Matrix Composite

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Can't stand his style in coats/jackets.

1 week, 6 days ago on Interview With Jean-Claude Biver On TAG Heuer Watch 9.3% Average Price Reduction

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Now THAT is how you do a dress watch.

1 week, 6 days ago on Zenith Elite 6150 Watch With New Zenith In-House Movement Inside

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While the end result was continued symmetry, I would have to assume, looking at the movement, that the 6 o'cloock crown position is a necessity, regardless of aesthetics. Luckily, the 2 lined up nicely.

No the A&S watch I would want, but very interesting and unique just the same.

1 week, 6 days ago on Arnold & Son Time Pyramid Watch In Steel Hands-On

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Nice, and quite interesting. I'd like to have the panda dial in the gunmetal case though.

For now, the technology is still a bit expensive for my curiosity, but as with all consumer technology, the price will fall.

1 week, 6 days ago on Citizen Eco-Drive Satellite Wave F900 Watch For Baselworld 2015

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I didn't realize these were part of a distinct 'Grandpa' marketing campaign, I must have missed that. Understanding that is the case: bravo Rolex.

2 weeks ago on Rolex Day-Date 40 Watch With New Rolex 3255 Movement

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Congrats, team. A showcase well deserved.

2 weeks ago on See The “aBlogtoWatch Wall” At The Citizen Watch Flagship Store In New York City

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I would enjoy seeing someone wear this during a Tough Mudder challenge.

2 weeks ago on Omega Speedmaster White Side Of The Moon Watch

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It's unique, I'll give him that.

2 weeks ago on Miki Eleta Timeburner Watch Inspired By Motorcycle Engine

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How so? That's an odd comment: care to elaborate?

2 weeks ago on Urwerk UR-1001 Titan Is Intense Zeit Device Pocket Watch For The Wrist Hands-On

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