between the lugs
Sorry, but the '69 GT40 is the only car to ever properly wear the Gulf livery. Russ, I love your work on that car, but I won;t link your pictures to avoid you slapping my peepee over it.
Anyway, the watch looks very nice, i would have no issue with wearing a watch in that colourway. I would have an issue with paying this much for this watch, but I don't assume that gives me the right to call anyone that would a buffoon or a fool. I'm not that high and mighty.
2 hours, 29 minutes ago on Ernst Benz Chronoracer Sport Limited Edition Watch Hands-On
Very interesting. I think it is really unique and well executed. Obviously it's gettinn a lot of hate from those that can;t afford it, and while I can't afford it either, i can appreciate it for what it is and what it is doing.
I didn't catch the run (if mentioned?), but I assume this is a piece unique? Why get your knickers in a twist over a single watch?
I've always been a fan of GF watches, so maybe it's just easy for me to like what they do. I find nothing offensive about this at all.
2 hours, 40 minutes ago on Greubel Forsey Art Piece 1 Tribute To Robert Filliou Watch
Love it. This is a brand that has really come into itsself, and I have been really enjoying the latest releases. I must say I am somewhat surprised at the look of the NTPT - in other applications it has what almost looks like a wood grain effect, and I was hoping to see that here.
Regardless, cool watch. I'd wear it.
2 hours, 51 minutes ago on Clerc Hydroscaph H140 Carbon Limited Edition Chronograph Watch Hands-On
I like the part where he's underwater.
1 day, 4 hours ago on Ball Watches Free Dive Ambassador Guillaume Néry Surfaces With New Underwater Epic Video
I like, but don't love it. The version with gold accents is not nice, but the silver one has potential. I'd help it out with a better strap though.
1 day, 4 hours ago on Montblanc Timewalker Extreme Watch Hands-On
Fits right in with the WPT, these are only marginally less awful than the 'gold bracelet' and other jewellery associated with successfully playing poker for a living.
1 day, 4 hours ago on Hublot Big Bang Unico World Poker Tour Watch Hands-On
I'm pretty sure most haters do, sometimes there are nuggets of info in the post that the hating seems to have ignored or immediately forgotten, implying that they're here just to blow off steam. It can be amusing at times.
Love the watch, but the colourway is a puke pile unfortunately: the look of titanium with gold and red accents is gaudy at best, and the bezel appears to have a 'titanium blue' look to it, likely because of glare, that is only making things worse.
The watch itself knocks it out of the park (a display back would be nice), but show it to me with white metal markers/inserts everywhere you see gold here, and heat blued everywhere that is red.
2 days, 4 hours ago on Grand Seiko Spring Drive GMT SBGE015 Watch Hands-On
On this blog alone I think I've mentioned how that would be an interesting ides probably 5 or more times. At this point, if someone does it, I might have to sue for theft of intellectual property.
2 days, 12 hours ago on Roger Dubuis Excalibur Automatic Skeleton Watch To Debut At SIHH 2015
I like the watch.
That said, I'm also confused by it. The play was for simple and elegant, with a long power reserve. IWC decided to forego a running second indication of any kind, which always pisses me off (a centre seconds hand would ADD to the class here, not subtract from it), yet the movement operates at 4hz. If they had tuned the movement down to 3hz, then they would have, what, a 10-day PR? 11?
And then you see a watch from somewhere else, and they include the seconds hand, and also tune down to a 3hz beat, making the seconds hand look more jagged in its movement. 4hz (or higher) is the right rate for a nice looking seconds hand, but you can't notice the effect of this with just a hour and minute hand. I understand that watches can also be more accurate with a higher beatrate, not just smooter, but still: in this case it really does make more sense to have a 3hz movement. For the purpose of which it is designed to fill, it would certainly be accurate enough. You're not using a watch like this to time a race or countdown the start of something.
And, for the record, this is a fine size for a dress watch.
2 days, 12 hours ago on IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Pure Classic Watch
@Ulysses31 That would be my assumption, but this quote from the article piqued my interest:
"...spinning cage have been replaced with a balance wheel, secured by skeletonized bridges and a mirror finished plate."
I don;t see any specific 'plate', and these marketing images help nothing, with the white background, so I thought maybe they meant the whole movement rests on a plate to eliminate the see-though visibility that always pushes me away from heavily skeltonized watches.
2 days, 23 hours ago on Roger Dubuis Excalibur Automatic Skeleton Watch To Debut At SIHH 2015
@Chaz_Hen Yes and no. They certainly can be, but there are some exemplary examples of how to do a Pilot's watch correctly. Zenith is an excellent example. And, a good Pilot's watch doesn't have to be just for the 1% - the Hamilton Khaki Pilot is, in my opinion anyway, a truly great and well thought out Pilot style watch.
3 days ago on Orient Flight Watch Review
I see the bezel is not getting a lot of love, but i like the look, and think it works just fine. This is a brand i do enjoy, and this is a great watch. Couldn't agree more that it'll likely look better in a white metal.
And, to be clear, I wouldn't get a view of my wrist through this? The movement sits on top of a mirrored plate? +10 points.
3 days ago on Roger Dubuis Excalibur Automatic Skeleton Watch To Debut At SIHH 2015
This is maybe the nicest Ball watch I've ever seen. Top 2 or 3 with ease, anyway. I like a PR indicator as well, but I don;t find them all that useful on an automatic watch - the tradeoff here is that the watch has the Amortiser function, which would shut off the automatic winding and give the PR indication some better use. Ideally, the PR dial would be gone, and the lower half of the dial would contain a grands date complication to fill the space - I would be all over that.
I know its not for everyone, but Ball never does it better than when they build those large arabic numerals out of the tritium tubes. Love that look, and it is wholly unique to the brand. They also have one of the best seconds hand counterbalances in the market.
3 days, 2 hours ago on Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Hunley Watch Hands-On
Sometimes orient excels, and sometimes not so much. I place this in the latter category. Its just a snoozer - we've seen some amazing pilot's watches recently, so maybe my view is tainted, but just because the price is good doesn't make it a good watch.
4 days, 2 hours ago on Orient Flight Watch Review
For vintage watches, I would say that it having had a proper service is important, but I see that mentioned in a lot of ads without any proof/certification. So, on a few occasions, as long as the price is appropriate, I would just buy the watch and have it serviced myself. Better to be safe than sorry.
5 days ago on WATCH GIVEAWAY: Tudor Heritage Chrono 70330N Sponsored By TrueFacet
Very nice photos, looks like there were some amazing watches there!
5 days ago on Mexico City’s Watch Show: What The SIAR Is Like
I'm a fan of Biver's work, and so I'm interested to see what he does with TAG over the next 18 months or so. I'm sure we'll be reading a lot about it.
6 days, 2 hours ago on TAG Heuer Interim CEO Jean-Claude Biver Confirms TAG’s New Pricing & Brand Strategies
This 'Batman' GMT watch has actually caught my eye. I went to an AD to try and get some of that first hand experience, but they didn't have one to show me. I am very publicly not a Rolex guy, but this watch is probably one of the best looking things they've done. I just wish they would revamp that tired, stale handset.
1 week ago on Rolex GMT-Master II 116710BLNR Watch Review
I have no doubt that they are very well made, but to my eye every single one of them looks like $50 mall watch.
1 week, 1 day ago on Chanel J12 G10 Watches With The Most Feminine NATO Straps You’ve Seen
If you've never been in a proper douche of the month club, you don't know what you're missing.
Also, if all you have to do with your time is go to places online that you don't like to comment about how you don't have any friends, I think you might have a look in the mirror and see some douche yourself.
1 week, 1 day ago on aBlogtoWatch EVENT: Celebrate Modern & Vintage Omega Watches In Los Angeles December 20, 2014
Very cool. He sure is passionate about Omega. Of all those vintage watches, even of those I had not seen before, I am most curious about the yellow dialed diver with the 'pepsi' bezel. He said he only has original dials, and that one seems strange for a vintage watch from Omega. It looks more like a modded Seiko, bracelet included.
Regardless, great read, and nice pictures.
1 week, 2 days ago on Jack Khorsandi’s Jackpot: Exploring Vintage Omega Watches At Los Angeles’ Jackmond
Great review, and a really excellent watch: congrats!
1 week, 2 days ago on WATCH WINNER REVIEW: Hamilton Khaki Pilot Day Date
@ryan_o How does that make sense in an Armin Strom article?
1 week, 3 days ago on Armin Strom Gravity Date Watches Of All Four Elements
Coming soon to an Omega watch near you - 10% price hike thanks to METAS.
1 week, 3 days ago on Omega Watches Will Be “Officially Certified” By New Swiss METAS Certification, COSC Abandoned
My apologies, I thought you mentioned an r8 in the original post. I see 'Audi' and '8' in the same sentence and I just instinctively think of the R.
1 week, 4 days ago on Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition Watch Hands-On
I honestly had no idea about this place, and they are just a few hours down the 401 from me. I will certainly plan to visit soon.
1 week, 4 days ago on Buying Watches In London, Ontario, Canada: WatchesToBuy.com
The steel version is a definite looker, I'm into it. I'd prefer it in the 41mm range, but I guess I'm a luddite oaf.
Have not seen a meteorite dial in a while, nice to see that it's still done.
1 week, 4 days ago on Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar Meteorite Dial Watch To Debut At SIHH 2015
I spend so little time these days being roughed up in a dryer or driven over by a truck (I'm just getting too old) that the basis of this watch is lost on me. Ultimately, it just looks homely and a little boring, wholly unrefined with that heavy case and lumpy features. Then they supply the 'mask' so that you can pretend that you're actually wearing a GSHOCK.
But, I have a GSHOCK collection already. Just in case I want to relic my glory days and get boiled.
1 week, 4 days ago on Victorinox Swiss Army INOX Watch Review
Ha ha ha
I'm Canadian too. I remember all kinds of commercial 10 years and older, but I've never drank Molson, eaten at Harvey's, or gotten service at Mr Transmission.
Remembering an ad does nothing if the person doesn't actually buy the product or service, so that's not them 'working'.
1 week, 4 days ago on Is Luxury Watch Marketing Failing?
Intersting that there are so many comments regain it being too busy or cluttered. My eye doesn't see it that way at all, I find it to be very well proportioned and executed, I am very much appreciating this offering. 2 things I would change would be the expanded month window: only need to see the current month, and a central seconds indicator. I guess I don't really like the red weekday indicator, it would go better in blue.
1 week, 5 days ago on Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Annual Calendar Watch New For 2015
Great article. I don't really have anything useful to ad, I'm not an advertising genius, and adverts /of any kind) rarely work on me at all. I love watches, and always have, so I work in the opposite way: instead of ad bringing me in, I go out and seek the information.
1 week, 5 days ago on Is Luxury Watch Marketing Failing?
I am a man of many hobbies and interests. Regarding me and the Devil, one of us has the other in his back pocket, I just haven't figured out which position I'm in yet.
1 week, 5 days ago on Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition Watch Hands-On
If someone offers you a great deal on an R8 with a back seat in it, don't do it.
It is a different look, but it won't knock your socks off. Instead of a hand, a disc is mounted to that pinion instead, with a snailed line on it that won't quite make one full rotation. As the disc spins, the thin little window gives the impression that a marker is moving laterally, when really it's just the spiral line growing outward, the portion of which you can see moving toward the inner part of the slot.
1 week, 6 days ago on Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition Watch Hands-On
What's the opening bid on the pictures with the corset while you enjoy the strap?
1 week, 6 days ago on Patek Philippe 4968 Diamond Ribbon Ladies Watch Hands-On
We're talking watches here: I can have whatever I want. It's not like if I wanted a sporty chronograph with silver dial that Oris has now cornered that niche and I'm wrangled into buying one co-branded with an automobile that I'll never own. There is no way that I couldn't find another example with similar styling without the co-brand on it. So why settle? I have nothing against Audi, but that's not my car brand either (I can also have whatever I want in the endless automobile styles out there as well) and even if it was, I'm generally not a fan of paying to be a bilboard for anyone. In any regard: I swing Mizuno irons and Taylormade woods, but my hat was custom airbrushed and just says 'Rule 34'. Can't tell you the number of Tiger and Rickie wannabes out there with crappy generic clubs and a 50 Puma flatbrim hat or 100 red Nike Polo.
To each his own. I prefer but a single brand displayed on my watch.
Interesting that while it is a ladies watch, the form factor reminds me more of a men's. A dandy, but still. Some visual references showing the size might have helped I guess.
PP has a long history of ladies watches, and I don't see this as one of the better achievements. The effect they got with the diamonds is pretty cool though.
Co-branded = will not consider
$5k+ and you scant get a date wheel that matches the dial colour? It's just a small detail, but I caught it immediately, and it's really annoying. Other than that, it is an attractive watch: I like the long sword hands (omni present in Chopard sport watches: do they give them theirown name?) , simple but well defined case with sturdy barrel Chrono pushers, and 42mm is a great size for a watch like this. I know the elitards will want it to be 34mm for that truly classic feel, but 42mm should be table stakes in the chronograph world.
2 weeks ago on Chopard Mille Miglia 2014 Race Edition Watches Hands-On
Green for the money, gold for the honey: that is certainly an eye-catcher, and for that kind of money I won't be worried if I don't end up liking it soon thereafter. The round, lugless models don't seem vintage or retro to me, and with the way-too-short handsets and plain/boring dials, they lack almost any personality.
Regardless, these will devour the forums, leaving few survivors.
2 weeks ago on Seiko Recraft Mechanical 1970s Style Watches
My first thought was 'she looks quartz' and then I see that others agree, so idont feel silly for saying it.
2 weeks ago on Piaget Altiplano Chronograph Watch Sets New Record For Slimness
Jesus: your shipping fee to Canada is hardcore!
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Mark Carson Ka La Ladies Watch On Kickstarter
No, but I'll sign up anyway. I've given up long ago trying to get her to wear a watch, but who knows what the future may hold.
Excellent write up, and a lovely watch to boot. It pays perfect homage to your original KaLa and yet it nicely sized for the modern woman with elegant wrist.
Lovely. Would look even better in white metal.
Serious shade of a MB&F Legacy Machine, which is excellent. Or, the other way around if that offends you and feel like getting stroppy.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Arnold & Son DTE Double Tourbillon Escapement Watch Hands-On
The collective WUS Seiko elitards just creamed their panties.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Grand Seiko Spring Drive 9R 10th Anniversary SBGA109 Plus Grand Seiko Roadshow
Interesting. Not amazing, but interesting, and I would be interested in seeing how it looks on my wrist.
The case material finish reminds me of Van Gogh's Starry Night. Not sure if that is acompliment for swatch case, but it certainly is unique. Limitations of the case material aside, I do appreciate how this indie watch doesn't look like a cheap piece of junk, unlike how a lot of forum/indie watches unfortunately do.
I'd bin that strap sharpish and whip up something a little more unique looking. I wouldn't worry about WR: the watch may have 200m of stability, but with no countdown bezel it would have to fear about more than the occasional splash from the vast majority of owners I'm sure.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Tempest Forged Carbon Dive Watch Review
I'm sure it is very well made and comfortable, but the design is not very seamless to me and I'm just not a fan. The dial and it's accents don't match the case and crown design, and the overall effect is a watch that was only half designed and then given up on. That fabric strap is nothing more than awful, but it does look much better on a leather strap. I have no doubt that this watch would look well suited to a strap in Horween colour #8.
Ultimately, the BlackBay is a much more cohesively designed and executed watch.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Tudor Heritage Ranger Watch Review
@mikemaple Seriously - if you;re that affluent, get your coat cut properly. I'm practically a peon compared to this guy's bankroll, and I wouldn't be caught dead looking like I borrowed Daddy's jacket.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Bamford Customized Rolex Watches Hands-On & Thoughts