between the lugs
I have 4 pilot-style watches in the collection, including a new sterile-dial chronograph one that was put together for me using a custom case and fully serviced valjoux 7733. Just finishing a strap for it...
This is a great pilot style, I love the take on b-type dial.
5 hours, 15 minutes ago on WATCH GIVEAWAY: Hamilton Khaki Pilot Day Date
Nice, but the non-diver version is a much better looking watch. The dive bezel either doesn't work, or doesn't work with this design.
Luming the seconds dial and not the dive bezel numbers seems a little backwards.
5 hours, 18 minutes ago on Cartier Calibre Diver Watch Review
While I would not have any issue with paying, either through subscription or donation, for the privilege of content, I am unsure how that would look compared to what I get now. I have paid subscriptions to... probably every watch magazine out there, and they advertise much more than your site does; often I turn 5 pages before I'm away from advertising, but to be honest I don't mind because I subscribe to see pretty pictures of watches and that what the ads are: they lack the content, but there is the instant satisfaction of seeing what I wanted to see. Internet advertising is different, and annoying. Blinking banners that want me to click away to somewhere different that offer tiny pictures that don't satisfy the point of why I came in the first place.
Sure, you could do paid-only portions, or advert-free access to paid users, but that's not entirely a great solution and you would then be in quite the struggle to ensure that the perceived value was there: what am I paying you for that I can't just go out and Google for myself for free. As long as your ads don't slow the site down, crowd out actual content, or force me to watch something before a page turns, etc, then I'm not really bothered by with what goes on.
I've been around to roll with basically every punch so far, and it's nice to see a site that wants feedback on direction rather than risking unannounced alienation. I'm no marketing expert so there's just not a lot I can offer on that, but I will certainly be keeping an eye on the development with a high level of interest.
2 days, 3 hours ago on Your Feedback Is Requested In Regard To The Future Of Watch Media
The ugliest Omega I've seen in a long time. case and dial are offensive, and that bracelet is outdated and fugly.
4 days, 4 hours ago on Omega Seamaster 300M Chronograph GMT Co-Axial Watch Hands-On
They do look lovely, but almost $9k for a watch that actually alienates the brands mantra? No thanks. Also, I don;t like monopusher chronographs. Way better chronos out there for similar or less money. If you want a MS, you want a watch with one hand. The end.
4 days, 4 hours ago on Introducing The MeisterSinger Paleograph Chrongraph
Would be better with a B-type dial and a strap that actually complimented the aviation theme, rather than once that just crammed in all the colours.
4 days, 4 hours ago on Torgoen T32 Automatic Watch Review
Holy geez what's with the prom date corsage bolted onto those suits? Wearing a flower on your lapel should be tasteful - if you need to push it out of the way so that you can see whats coming toward you on your left side, you;re doin' it wrong.
4 days, 4 hours ago on 2014 Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair Is Coming Up Soon And We Will Be There
@SN0WKRASH But we've only had 1 watch in the last 4 posts... the bugs, they're under my skin...
6 days, 4 hours ago on MB&F MusicMachine 2 Is Musical Ode To Star Trek USS Enterprise
@KingsMcQueen Get over yourself. You don;t like them, so anyone who does is a jackass?
I'm not even a Hublot fan (although they don't offend me either) but it never ceases to amaze me that when they announce a new watch, the mouthbreathers come out in droves to admonish them for ruining the world.
Far from the coolest watch brand in my world, I still think Hublot would be the best brand to work at, easily. new watches all the time, big splashy events to announce them - they just seem like so much fun.
But, it doesn't look like a submariner so I guess they should be chastised endlessly.
6 days, 5 hours ago on Hublot Now In The NFL With Dallas Cowboys Football Team Sponsorship
I'd love to have a copy, but I'll wait until I can get it for the price of a book.
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6 days, 5 hours ago on MB&F MusicMachine 2 Is Musical Ode To Star Trek USS Enterprise
A 2-way mirror would be great, view the movement through the back and reflection from the top.
1 week ago on Arnold & Son Time Pyramid Watch Review
I've golfed pebble beach..... That is my extent of experience there. This would trump that.
1 week ago on Rolex Ambassdor Sir Jackie Stewart On Watches, Cars, And Good Taste
View of the wrist through the watch absolutely and completely destroys any desire I might have to wear what would otherwise be such a stunning design. The rear crystal should be heavily smoked, or even opaque - you get a perfectly fine view of the movement through the front, and having a background like that would probably make the movement structure even more prominent and attractive.
1 week, 1 day ago on Arnold & Son Time Pyramid Watch Review
Delaying/abandoning the ch80 will likely end up hurting them further in the long run, no? It is expensive to produce now, sure, but it's not like TAG is at risk of going broke, and after a few years of making the movements, they'll improve process and efficiencies, just like in all manufacturing.
Swatch IS going to pull the rug out from underneath these brands at some point, regardless of how stalled they seem to be on it. Might as well start the weaning process now.
1 week, 2 days ago on “Don’t Crack Under Pressure” Is New TAG Heuer Brand Message, Hints To Future Company Direction
Now wouldn't it be great if something like this had a big ole tourbillon on it. That would be the perfect showcase for that type of complication, and because you want to make it so big, it wouldn't have to cost a fortune due to needing to work it down to a few mm. A big fat triple axis sphero tourbillon. Bam.
Also, what's a Star Trek? I'm a Star Wars guy.
"...it was the Star Trek wars"
"You mean the mass migration of Star Wars fans?"
"No, that was the Star Wars Trek."
1 week, 3 days ago on MB&F Starfleet Machine Clock By L’Epée Hands-On
I'm on it.
I don't see Nautilus here, this looks like a Jean Richard um... homage. but for this price, I'd rather have it than the JR.
Getting case materials like this onto the wrists of the general public for an entry level pricepoint is certainly progressive. The case actually looks quite nice, with that satin like finish.
Speaking of new case materials, I'd like to see something in depth on the Clerc Hydroscaph H140 with NTPT case: that wood-like grain finish is really cool on a watch I already thought was pretty awesome.
Anyway, not trying to hijack. I actually have 2 watches with this Miyota movement in them, and they both get better accuracy that what is described above, but I am unaware of the different grades, etc, Miyota has on it.
1 week, 4 days ago on ITAnano Phantom Carbon Automatic 49 Watch Review
Something from this brand is 100% on my buy list one day. I love the type 1 and type 3, although the lug structure of the type 1 is way more user friendly, even thought the type 3 is a more impressive watch.
The best part about this brand is that they do not cater to wider audiences, and follow their own sense of direction. I think the collection is very wearable and more than attractive.
I too love the Guilloche dial, but to be honest, I think it is a bit of an incorrect departure from their 'flat' trademark. There is something to love about every dial style.
1 week, 5 days ago on Ressence Type 1 Watches Hands-On
@marbstiu @MarkCarson Each of those spots is where a feather once protruded from. The skinny part sticking up in the middle is the neck, and the most desirable part, with the high concentration of spots is the crown.
And yes, ostrich leather is very nice and very unique.
Wow - what a knockout! I seriously love this iteration of the watch. Polarizing for sure, but that has never scared me away. I've always had time for this brand (excuse the pun), and I often wish they would do more stuff.
The dial is busy, but not cluttered, and as I look around it, I can gather all the information without having to strain, and that is really something considering how much there is going on. I can think of way too many other watches that could use help in this area.
I seriously don't have much negative to say here - even the factory strap is nice, which in case anyone was wonder, is ostrich shin. I might have stitched it a different colour, but that is not a complaint, just a preference.
Well done, CyS, come back again sometime soon.
1 week, 5 days ago on Cuervo y Sobrinos Torpedo Pirata Chrono Bronze DLC Black Watch Hands-On
Current frontrunner for stupidest watch we've seen all year.
I simply cannot wait to see one of these 'in the wild', as a hideous and ridiculous beacon signaling me toward the nearest asshole.
1 week, 6 days ago on Luminox SureFire 2211 Wristlight Tactical Watch
Maybe I've just been tainted by the dive watch industry as a whole, but a $20k dive watch that 'only' has 100m of resistance seems like a ripoff. Of course no one really needs anything more, but when were watches all about need? Watches are all about want.
Regardless, I wouldn;t be interested in this one even for $1k. Its not ugly, and i'm sure the construction is impeccible, but it's just not my style. The depth gauge readout looks too plastic-y.
2 weeks ago on IWC Aquatimer Deep Three Depth Gauge Watch Hands-On
@aBlogtoWatch No, I'm not trying to make a mountain out of a molehill, was just looking for clarification. I have several mechanicals that are MUCH more expensive than this that start rolling over pretty early. I also have a 1978 Seiko 6138 that has the date roll over at about 11:45, but the day doesn't roll over until sometime after 1am.
I think they effect is likely compounded in this article because the date window is so prominent, and the pictures are so large (and nice).
Send it to me and I'll put a better strap on it and you can review it again. I can;t promise I won't give it a test drive though!
2 weeks ago on Bulova Accutron II Surveyor With Precisionist Movement Watch Review
Ariel: at 11:36 the date wheel shows the '3' only partially - is starting to change? That is pretty early for it to start changing. Is it really a big technical advancement to have the date just instantly change over at midnight in a quartz movement? I have some that I know do it that way, but i can;t remember how my Precisionist ones ones act. I'll have to test that when I get home today.
This is the best watch they have offered to date.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Autodromo Stradale Line Debuts As The Brand’s New Flagship Watch
Actually, very nice. Certainly not emotional in any way, as intended I'm sure. Were it fitted with a more well thought out strap, the watch would be much better received. That black on black is a copout, and a dud. Horween's colour #8 would do wonders for this watch.
I have 3 Precisionist watches, and i wear them all. This on will likely end up in the collection - the release MSRP is more than doable, and give it a little bit and discounts will certainly become available.
Most of the Precisionist complaints I've seen are that the designs were too polarizing - early Champlains, etc. This range should quiet that quite effectively.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Bulova Accutron II Surveyor With Precisionist Movement Watch Review
I'm no Rolex fan, but this one is pretty nice. I can't stand that handset, and the bracelet is much too small for the case, but it is certainly a masculine watch. Maybe their best dial too, although the marketing images and the real wrist shots tell different stories: the blue does almost get completely lost.
Fan of the green text.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller D-Blue Watch For James Cameron Hands-On
@LapYoda The clunky black bezels can be forgotten (hopefully), but what about the seriously hideous ones that didn't know what colour they wanted to be when they grew up?
2 weeks, 5 days ago on TAG Heuer Formula 1 Automatic & Chronograph Watches For 2014 Hands-On
@karno Actually, if you poke around, say, ebay, you'll find all kinds of Titoni example from the 70's that are still fitting in today's styles. Yes, they have all kinds of undeniably older stuff, but there is lots in the old Airmaster line (which it looks like they are also revamping) that don't make you think of disco and blaxploitation.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Titoni Seascoper Dive Watch
As others have mentioned or grazed on, they should have borrowed more from the original 70's watch pictures above. I really enjoy that almost infinite amount of markings around the minute track, but it doesn't clutter the dial at all. Also interesting is the green '4' in the date wheel to indicate that it is the 4th day of the week - I've seen other vintage watches that do that, I wonder where along the line that got cut out of the equation. Funny that they took the original handset - hour and minute hand, but changed the seconds hand for something that points. I've always appreciated a seconds hand on a mechanical watch that doesn't have a point on it. Aside from a chronograph seconds hand, I think it just makes more sense and looks better. I'm not fan of the lugless case, but overall the 70's version certainly has more personality than the new one. I do like that blue/blue version, and the matched colour accent on the crown stem is a nice touch.
Do we know what the bezel insert is? Hopefully not aluminum.
RIP. That is all.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on RIP Robin Williams, Watch Guy
Do not want. These are awful, all of them. They don't look 'new', first off; they could be models from the 90s and I wouldn't blink or question that. Secondly, they look cheap. The dials aren't any fun, the designs look hurried, and the execution is flat. look at the deployment clasp on that bracelet - it looks like it came from an ebay parts bin. A 3-handed sports watch with subsidiary seconds doesn't make any sense to me. That's dress watch fodder.
The counterweight on the chrono seconds hand is new? Have they done that before?
Regardless, wholly unimpressive.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on TAG Heuer Formula 1 Automatic & Chronograph Watches For 2014 Hands-On
Hello. You can email me at CanadianBespokeStrapworks@outlook.com if you would like to discuss a strap. Cheers,
3 weeks ago on Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Co-Axial Watches Hands-On
I want to laugh at the price, but they are making 6 of them, so it might as well be as expensive as possible.
Am I talking about the car, or the watch? Yes.
3 weeks ago on Bremont Lightweight E-Type Chronometer Watch In Collaboration With Jaguar Cars
No. With that heavy bezel and tall case, I'm missing the elegance and technical prowess that a watch like this should be showing off. Yes, the macros of the movement and tourbillon(s) is impressive, but looking at it on a human scale, it's getting lost.
The Zenith is twice as attractive, 4x as impressive, and 1/2 the cost. GP should focus more on the Constant Escape.
3 weeks ago on Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Tourbillon Watch Hands-On
Can't wait to see that DB28...
3 weeks, 1 day ago on My First Grail Watch: Pierre Jacques Of De Bethune
Nice, and handsome, but all polished Panerai = no thank you. I know the rules have way changed and you can wear a G-shock with a tux and a Calatrava in shorts and flipflops if you like, but as I'm concerned, these will never be dressy watches and I don;t see an all-polised case as a match. I know its not the first time they have done it and wont be the last, but i'm sticking to it. I'd love to see this exact watch with a bead blasting done to the case.
I own 2 Panerai watches, so I am a fan of the brand. Also, between those 2 watches - 21 straps. They just make it so easy...
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days PAM514 Watch Review
@MarkCarson Segue of the year...
I agree with Mr Chan: the lack of running seconds indication kills it for me. Not because I want to see the time to the second, but because I like to see it working...
Quite nice otherwise. I bet it would look even more refined if they used a metallic 'moon' on the subdial that matched the case metal, over the standard blue and yellow one.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Moonphase Watch Hands-On
I know saying anything negative about Omega is akin to suicide in the watch world, but am I the only one that thinks 90% of the last Omega article could basically just have been consolidated into a single piece? The nuances are largely so minute, I feel like we've seen this watch before: but wait, it has a green seconds hand and a picture of Rory McIlroy (what happened to AP???).
The watch is very handsome, there is no denying it. Can't say the straps, although well made, looks quite matched up properly, I'd want mine on the bracelet. And then make some straps for it.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Co-Axial Watches Hands-On
Depends on how it's made, regardless of type. A well made lever chrono will work and feel better than a poorly made column wheel one. But, the 7750 is not a proper lever, it is quasi-column wheel, with the cam performing the same function. The Landerons, Heuer 12 and the like are actual lever chronos.
Column wheel chronos should wear harder and feel more positive in use, but again, you can make a Shitty column wheel. A high grade 7750 works and feel nicer than my Seiko 6138 column wheel. Don't get me wrong, I adore the Seiko and it works perfectly and keeps great time, but it's just not as refined as a well made 7750, even without a column wheel 'upgrade'.
Aesthetically I think I prefer the column wheel in looks, but I ultimately prefer manually wound chronographs. ,
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Longines Conquest Classic Chronograph Watch Review
Very handsome, called classic for a very good reason - it looks like a watch that has been in their stable for years. I've likely said before, I feel like everyone should have a white-dialed steel watch on a bracelet, and this one certainly make it's argument to be the one.
Every dial-side photograph in this article is a sparkling example of why all-polished and sport watch shouldn't mix. That bezel looks like it was used to fend off attacking ninjas.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Longines Conquest Classic Chronograph Watch Review
Bam. What a great watch, and for what you get, what a great price too. Can;'t say I'm particularly fond of that handset, although I think it has more to do with them looking a little too small on that dial than the actual style in which they are made.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Hajime Asaoka Project T Tourbillon Indepedent Japanese Watch
Quite handsome. I do think I prefer the PVD model, but were you reviewing this while listening to emo or something Ariel? Your pictures are all so dark...
The 1st pic on page 2 shows some interesting wear to the strap in the centre of the lugs - common for aftermarket straps, if you cut them too thick and they rub against the case. I have also seen that look 'forced' for effect, with specific burnishing done in that area to give the look of experience - does the strap touch the case in the centre there? If so, poor planning.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Eterna Heritage Military Limited Edition Watch Hands-On
@Fraser Petrick @MarkCarson @Ulysses31 Drink more craft beer. Although that certainly is one of unibroue's better labels. I do enjoy a Blanche de Chambly from time to time.
So they found a way to overcharge even more than with the rubber strap offering. Well done. Too bad they couldn't figure out that the end links should be 904l steel, not that pedestrian 316l junk.
Probably so expensive because they don't have the ability to actually make them for themselves, they have to outsource the work to places that already know what they're doing.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Everest Leather Straps For Rolex Watches Preview
My thoughts exactly. 'Lets make ourselves look better by blanket insulting all of the other perfectly fine and good looking straps that came before us'.
I don't really have any new comments about the watch, I still like it and don't like it at the same time. I have not seen it in the red gold with grey, which is much more striking than the white model, but also a little gaudy. I think if they took the inside elements of the white model, but DLC'd the case and them used black to fill all of the indicators, it would not only be much more legible, but more sporty as well. This is a sport watch after all.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Breva Genie 01 Watch Hands-On: The Luxury Barometer Weather Station
Weird... what's with the milk-bone bracelet? That model kinda looks like a mushroom-brand eBay affair. They'd best stick with the dress watches.
4 weeks ago on Visiting The Julien Coudray 1518 Manufacture: A Hidden Gem Where Watchmaking Tradition Prevails