To each his own, but I don't know that they could have made this much uglier to my eye: co-brand it with some other company to put the icing on the cake I guess (just like Hublot/Ferrari). I do enjoy overlapping sub-dials, when done correctly (i.e. Zenith), which is something that turns a lot of people away, but this "kicked-over snowman" frame thing is awful. Also, for $1k I am rubbed the wrong way by a CF watch that also incorporates fake CF: aint nobody got time for that. 6or this money, I could do much better in the quartz world, get more style points, and have money left over.
19 hours, 42 minutes ago on Technomarine Steel Evo Carbon Watch Review
An interesting group... Looks like jewellery/decoration is the theme of this years show, and so for me - will suggest that I've seen stronger OnlyWatch catalogues. That said, the Breguet, and Cristophe Claret offerings are very nice. The Patek is nothing to sniff at either, that movement is a mechanical orgasm. Shame about that big silly crown though: very out of place looking on that case.
1 day, 21 hours ago on Only Watch 2013 Auction: Full List Of Piece Unique Watches
I like them. Very quirky styling, and I'm not really a fan of the gold, but they are great watches just the same. For what they are, I also think the pricing is fair: unobtainable for the masses, yes, but I could think of other brands that would put out the same watch for 2x the money.
I think these wouldd have been better displayed as manual-wind. I get the ease of an automatic, but a movement like this should be on full display, without the big plates covered by a rotor. Micro-rotor maybe?
1 day, 22 hours ago on Ulysse Nardin Sonata Streamline Hands-On: Musical Alarm Watch
Man, keeping in mind that I find the CC portfolio of watches to be a true heavyweight, if I was forced to pick a loser in the bunch it would have been the x-trem. I don't think its awful, it was just my least favourite in the family. This iteration, however, is all kinds of awesome. The colouring of the movement is great: heat/chemical blue is easily understood, but what make up the orange on the gears? Lume?
Anyway, this is one worth climbing off the yacht in Monaco to bid on for sure.
1 day, 22 hours ago on Christophe Claret X-TREM-1 Pinball Piece Unique For Only Watch 2013
Awesome. I'd love to try one on, its one of the most unique cases I've ever seen. Looks to be very tall and pointy though.
2 days, 23 hours ago on ArtyA Son Of Sound Guitar Watch Hands-On
I dare anyone to deny the importance of this watch as described in the article by the author. At 42mm, the watch's contemporary nature is a notable part of that: if you don't own a copy of Watchmaking, I would invite you to pick one up and view the completed pieces that are pictured early in the book and understand that wristwatches of this stature were arguably just not in George's wheelhouse. The new owner is double lucky: to have this watch in itself, and then again to be having it services by someone so undeniably qualified.
3 days, 20 hours ago on George Daniels Co-Axial Chronograph Watch Hands-On
What claims is it not living up to? And I'd love to see links to those user tests you mention. As in my original comment below, I synced it to the atomic clock the day it arrived and left it alone for a full year, having placed a reminder in my mobile. I did not adjust it for daytlight savings, and while the date was off (it does not track a calendar to completion: february, etc require adjustments), it had deviated by approx 3 seconds in 365 days. The claim is 10 seconds a year, so I would suggest it had done admirably, and I seen several WIS reports that are similar. I'm now on year 3 and its still running strong: I now adjust it for calendar adjustments and daylight savings, but a battery change does not appear to be on the immediate horizion. Were I need to change it tomorrow, I'd be fine with that: for the superb accuracy, a battery/gasket change once every 3 or 4 years is a worthy compromise.
1 week ago on Bulova Precisionist Champlain 96B132 Watch Review
I actually prefer that it is manually would - you don't see enough of those in the lower price Swiss bracket, as there are scads of affordable automatic movements to plop into watches.
Were it me, I would have settled with Apple for all the money in the world plus a billion. They can afford it. When the $21mm figure came out, I bet the did the old Grampa magic trick and pulled a $21mm bill from behind SBB's ear. Either that or went a got it from the console of the car.
1 week, 6 days ago on Mondaine SBB Vintage Limited Edition Watch Hands-On
This is a great looking watch, but the Edifice line is one that I've never really understood. Maybe I'm overthinking it, but Casio has such a broad spectrum of products, I just dont know where these fit in. Classier than a Pro Trek, and dressier than a Gshock, but its neither classy nor dressy.
1 week, 6 days ago on Casio Edifice EQW-A1200 Sensor Chronograph Watch For 2013
Have not started watching this show yet. I'm told I should. But, if it end up being the best show ever, I still wouldn;t be interested here - love UN dearly, but promo items like this will likely never tickle my fancy.
1 week, 6 days ago on Official Game Of Thrones ‘The Night’s Watch,’ Wrist Watch
I'll go ahead and be the douche that sayus the satellites don't move through the air - they move through space... ain't no air in space!
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Citizen Eco-Drive Satellite Wave-Air GPS Watch Hands-On
I agree: I was chexcking it out the other day, and while the overall shape is a bit lumpy, its a very nice watch and an amazing dial. 4000+ euro amazing though? Yeesh.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on BEST FROM: aBlogtoWatch & Friends May 7th
Good looking shop: that's the kind of place anyone would like to watch browse.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Visiting The Flagship Bremont Watch Boutique In London
When I saw this in the top 10 from Basel 2013 article, I knew a review was coming.
I think its fantastic, and some of the best stuff B&R has put out in a whilehey've done a lot of work recently to break out of the 'circle in a square' mould they made for themselves: a bunch of funky, novelty-esque releases that are based on old timer and instruments, and the wates in the WW1 and 123 cases. This one is the most wearable I think, and while not 'in house', I'm a fan of the DD modules: great movements.
I agree with Ulysses on the canvas strap though: I don't think its too garish, it would probably be my choice, but I was surprised to see it was canvas. Its weirdly glossy, and reminds me more of the watersnake hides that I use from time to time(which make great straps). But glossy canvas just seems... cheap?
Anyway, it doesn't seem to be getting the love here that I might have expected, but I'm a fan.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Bell & Ross BR 126 Blackbird Watch Hands-On
I think the worst part about this is the name. 'Military tourbillion' is about as absurd as it gets I think. That said, its an interesting piece. The dial is such a stark contrast to the rear view: undeniably Chinese, not in an insulting way. The PVD looks a little rough in some shots, especially the side view showing the weirdly cabochoned crown. Actually, it appears to be faceted, so I guess its not a cabochon. Whatever.
Maybe it is a trick of the photo, but the tourbillon cage looks to be 'case hardened', which is interesting.
Anyway, it would appear the Asian market is stepping up their tourbillon game. How long until we see a Chinese repeater or sonnerie? Probably soon.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Memorigin Military Tourbillon MO 0707 Watch Review
I won't lie, I'm a big fan of this: its designed really well. If it actually wore 47mm it would be fine, but with the crown guard and pushers, and that cushion shape, this would need to be 42 or manybe 44 to be truly wearable.
Still a looker though, and a great movement.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Titanio Watch
The su-seconds dial is for the chronograph? Strange.
Regardless, the technology is competely amazing. Very interested in seeing how it evolves. Style-wise, I'm not handing out too many points on this one: I'm finding it near-ugly, to be honest.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on TAG Heuer MikroPendulumS Watch: First Magnetic Double Tourbillon Hands-On
Depends on the scenario I guess: I would consider my Panerais and chronographs to be sport watches, and they are not wildly designed, but I also like a colourful G-Shock as well.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on GIVEAWAY: Wryst Airborne Watch
I'm a big fan of the theory of these watches: they tend to put watches on the wrists of those that may not otherwise wear one, and mt perfect world has a watch on the wrist of everyone. That said, I'd never buy one because I'd never have wrist time for it. As an armchair wristwatch aficinado, I have more watches than I need and countless more on the shopping list, so novelty items like these are effectively less watches than they are data centres in the grand scheme, and I rather wear a non-required mechanical chronograph than a non-required digital blinks per hour counter or toenails need trimming alert. I'm a reasonably active guy, but I don't wear a watch during sports (golf included), and something from my ever-growing G-Shock collection more than suffices when I'm swimming or doing a set of chin-ups.
The closest I get is my Casio ABC, and it has real value to my needs when I wear it: compass, sunrise/sunset, barometric trends, water resistance.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on What Are The Best Personal Analytics Smartwatches?
I'm in the 'don't want to see my wrist through the watch' club. I really like the case layout though - it does look like a comfy watch.
I wonder what it would look like if the rear sapphire was smoked or tinted. Not so much that it's opaque, but enough where you don't get slapped in the face with a view of your naked wrist, like walking past a condo building downtown and casually looking up at the exact moment some dude right out of the shower is standing at the window drawing the blinds closed. True story. Not a pretty one...
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Arnold & Son Time Pyramid Watch Hands-On