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That's pronounced icky-pod, right?
2 years, 8 months ago on Ikepod KAWS Watch Hands-On
Hey, I've got a great idea: Let's make an unconventional 3 part case in gold then PVD parts of it and engrave it, then put the crown in an unusual spot, and make an unsymmetrical dial with crazy time telling features, and print the indices on the crystal, and make it a partial skeleton, and then print a flag on what's left, make a crazy buckle that looks like its from another watch, paint the backside bridges, put on a quad stitched white on black strap for a little pizzazz and... add spider webs - yeah cool!
Quit letting stoned 13 year-old design your stuff.
2 years, 8 months ago on Ladoire RGT “Origin Of The Sun” Piece Unique Watch
That's really cool, unique and appealing. I need to see it on my wrist, but 49mm sounds bigger than I'd like. 44mm is my sweet spot.
2 years, 8 months ago on Bell & Ross WW2 Regulateur Heritage Watch Hands-On
@nateb123 Well, let's see. I have solar powered atomic clock set watches that cost far less than $1000. Less than 300 actually. My cell phone can reset it'self via GPS location and it was $400, so I would expect that the technology is already in-play for much less than $3800.
2 years, 8 months ago on Seiko Astron GPS Solar Watch Hands-On
You had me right up to the $2,300 - $3,850 USD part. :(
the crystal is neat - you can keep the rest.
2 years, 9 months ago on Roger Dubuis Pulsion Watches Hands-On
It's interesting that you refer to them as youthful. I find them all looking "retro", dated, and a bit cheap looking. For $4000 I think they're about 20% overpriced. There are many more racing chrono's in that price range that I find more appealing. Yellow on black is the best of the bunch, but I can't live with the yellow Speedmaster script on the strap. And while the case back is classic Omega, what do seahorses have to do with motor sports?
2 years, 9 months ago on Omega Speedmaster Racing Watches Hands-On
When did Stevie Wonder become a brand ambassador?
2 years, 9 months ago on Omega Z-33 Spacemaster Watch
@Kris C I have that shirt :)
2 years, 9 months ago on Christophe Claret X-TREM-1 Watch
2 years, 10 months ago on Bausele Australian Surf Watch
When I was a boy, we'd tour the Coca-Cola plant and at the end they'd give us a free Coke! No such luck here, I'll bet. Great article, and I envy your access to these places.
2 years, 10 months ago on Jaeger-LeCoultre: Making Timepieces In The Heart Of Watch Country
Is RSW an acronym for Really Stupid Watch? This makes the ridiculously large and overt Invictas look classy. Asking $3K for this is delusional.
2 years, 10 months ago on RSW Diving Tool Camo Limited Edition Watch
Hey, look. a watch...
2 years, 10 months ago on Uniform Wares 250 Watch Review
@bichondaddy@Greg S EDS?
2 years, 10 months ago on Armida A2 Watch Review
Man, I just don't get the current FP Journe style ethos. This and their latest offerings are some of the ugliest high end watches out there. The whole tabs and screws thing with the stylized indices, especially in red, just look like crap. Adding loads of red doesn't make it "sportive", just goofy. You too Hublot!
2 years, 10 months ago on F.P. Journe Octa Sport Watch
Nice, matches my waistline :( $51,000 ?! Good Lord, why so freaking costly? $51K buys a lot of watch(es).
2 years, 10 months ago on Vacheron Constantin Malte Watches For 2012 Hands-On
@SamuelMarklew I'm not fussing about the price, what I'm saying is that among its cost peers, this is one damned ugly watch.
2 years, 10 months ago on Konstantin Chaykin Lunokhod New Moon Watch
$200K ?! Do some comparisons in that price range and then buy this watch? Not on your life.
I have never been an AP fan, so i'm biased already. I simply don't get these. Yeah, 40th anniversary and all that, but these are a staid, old looking throwback in every aspect but price. I cannot see $17K here no matter how hard I try. To me it's just another waffle iron on a stop sign AP.
2 years, 11 months ago on Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 41mm Selfwinding & Chronograph Watches Hands-On
Nice to see Giles peeking in! I love the brand, however, this reminds me an awful lot of a Chopard Mille Miglia GMT. I see more "racing" watch than "pilots" watch in this design.
2 years, 11 months ago on Bremont ALT1-WT World Time Watch
Maybe they'll send you to Dwitzerland for the release party!
2 years, 11 months ago on Dwiss Emme Watch
I largely agree with the author's comments about this almost being a costume piece. It is so niche styled that I struggle to think of a time where it would seem appropriate. Since this will probably be a $12,000 watch, the intended market is obviously not military pilots. So who wears this and when, is a valid question. I'd need a wardrobe full of Mark Ecko pseudo military styled polos I guess.
I hope we see a variation with white markings (grey or white inner hours) and a different strap option. I like the size and the dial design, but the overt (let's play Navy pilot) styling spoils it. I'm very happy to see the elimination of the TopGun logo on the side of the watch. The caseback doesn't bother me at all.
2 years, 11 months ago on IWC Pilot Chronograph Top Gun Miramar Watch
@CG LY (leap year) 1,2,3 It's a perpetual cal. indicator.
2 years, 12 months ago on Bulgari Daniel Roth Grande Sonnerie Quantieme Perpetual Watch
I'll trade you two $375,000 cuff links and a $250,000 belt buckle for it.
Congratulations, Ariel and aBtR!
3 years ago on aBlogtoRead.com Celebrates 2,000 Posts
Seriously, that's the ugliest watch I've seen with a half-million dollar price tag. The complete sh*t "fashion watches at the flea market are better looking than this mess. Putrid.
3 years ago on Jean Dunand Shabaka Watch Hands-On
Gosh, another obscure Hublot LE - Shocked... Where's the Arial Adams LE, The Blue and Yellow WalMart LE, the soot grey, Gary Indiana LE...?
3 years ago on Hublot Big Bang Watch For Architect Oscar Niemeyer
Is there some unwritten law that all Ferrari branded watches be uglier than a bucket of dix?
3 years ago on Hublot Big Bang Chrono Tourbillon Ferrari Watch
price list: http://www.pierrederoche.com/documents/Prix_publics_2011_Suisse_EN.pdf
This is so much better looking and interesting than the skeleton AP you wrote about a few days ago. A fraction of the price as well.
3 years, 1 month ago on Pierre DeRoche TNT Watches Hands-On