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I think white ceramic on a watch would be cool to wear if the watch looked like it were designed for Stormtroopers. Otherwise it looks like the watch equivalent of costume jewelry.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Watch In White Ceramic Hands-On
This has been the best giveaway item so far on ABW.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Watch Winner Review: Maurice Lacroix Pontos S
These just don't offer any value for the cost. Anodized aluminum isn't what I would use for the body of a $1000 watch. Plus, no sapphire and the face and hands have a "stamped" look to them.
1 month, 1 week ago on Ritmo Mundo Quantum Watches Review
@ynot678You mean like this time machine from the TV show Voyagers? (I was thinking the same thing you were.)
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Konstantin Chaykin Lunokhod Prime Watch Hands-On
All of the Hamiltons belonging to the astronauts in 2001: A Space Odyssey. After that, I've seen Venturas a few times in MIB and recently on a TV show that I can't remember now.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on GIVEAWAY: Hamilton Khaki Field Titanium Auto Watch As Seen In Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Movie
I like the AP/Hublot-ish bezel and the strap-lug-bar design, which is uncommon. For fashion brands, I like Marice Lacroix and Cartier.
2 months, 1 week ago on GIVEAWAY: Gc Gc-3 Automatic Watch
As excited as I am to hear about the return of American manufacturing, the American-assembly-of-foreign-made-parts story just doesn't have the same appeal, especially when it comes at a premium price for a ho-hum product.
3 months ago on Shinola Launches “Great Americans Series” With Wright Brothers Limited Edition Watch & Bicycle
Curses! Foiled again...
3 months ago on Watch Winner Announced: Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Chronograph
Hand-made goods have the feel of something that is a work of art. It's like the difference between owning an original and owning a print (though generally not as exclusive). It also makes the item feel more personal, since it was made by a person and not a machine. I'd like to tour RGM because they are the first American watch company in a very long time and at the forefront of what will hopefully be a renaissance in American manufacturing.
3 months ago on GIVEAWAY: Trip To American-Made RGM Watch Manufacture In Pennsylvania
I like the orange accents on this watch. It reminds me of my Dievas Timeattack. I also like how the watch has a relatively large face without an accompanying oversized case. I usually think of Lacroix as just a luxury brand, but I like the thought that went into this watch as a more practical piece.
4 months, 1 week ago on GIVEAWAY: Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Chronograph Watch
For occasions as formal as I get (which isn't very), I wear an all-black PVD coated Dwatch with a ceramic dial.
5 months, 1 week ago on GIVEAWAY: Egard Shade Black Automatic Watch
I like the geometry of this watch, particularly from the side. I saw one with the link bracelet, and I think it looks better with the rubber strap. The bracelet makes it seem more plain-looking, whereas the black rubber gives it a nice contrast.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Alpina Extreme Diver 300 Chronograph Automatic Watch Hands-On
It reminds me of the old Sanyo electro-mechanical alarm clock I had before the gears eventually wore out.
9 months ago on 4N 4N-MVT01/D01 Watch Hands-On + Flash Sale
@Ulysses31 @JasonDunn Because Bigger is Better.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Made In Detroit, A Visit To Shinola Watches
Now they just need to make one big enough to fit a 10-foot tall Robocop statue.
Too generic looking to make any association with a DeLorean. If part of the price goes toward the DeLorean novelty, then I would expect more DMC for the $-&-¢.
1 year ago on Romain Jerome DeLorean DNA Watch
The "mineral fibre" material is most likely a plastic with a glass filler, often referred to as "mineral filled plastic". Glass fibers are added to some plastics to alter their mechanical strength, dielectric properties or abrasion and heat resistance. They tend to be quite a bit more durable than pure material.
1 year, 1 month ago on ITAnano/iTime Phantom Carbonio Watch Review
@MarkCarson @JasonDunn Yeah, it would ultimately harm him if he began trying to brand himself simply for the purpose of showcasing himself. Recognition is useful for maintaining the balance of power in these odd relationships, but the appearance of objectivity and a serious attention to the craft can't be sacrificed to that end, or the serious readers and buyers will become disillusioned with their pied piper of the watch world and move on to the next blogger who thumbs his nose at the establishment. There are many fickle and petulant debs at this ball; he's got to court them all, but ultimately leave them with the idea that each one stole his heart.
1 year, 3 months ago on What It’s Like To Be A Watch Blogger After 2,500 Posts
The name of the game is leverage, and right now the industry has (or thinks it has) all of it. There are enough media outlets that do or easily could offer what Ariel provides that the watch industry can afford to play this game. Advertising isn't much of a subject for ransom since there are so many web-ad providers that Ariel could simply replace those advertising blocks with generic Google ads, Google ads that would basically try to sell you watches anyway based on the search histories of the blog readers, a thought that would terrify me as a watch company since I could wield more influence over Ariel than I could over a goliath like Google. Access is really the only leverage they have, but the industry needs to be careful as well since many brands rely on the concept of the "discerning buyer." Blogs like this are where we come to get the details so that we can make informed watch-buying decisions. It's also where we go to find out about obscure brands that we would otherwise never hear of. Rolex, Tag and Omega won't see much value in giving access to a critical reviewer; they've been coasting along on brand recognition and product placement for decades now. To them, Ariel probably represents a threat since an uninformed buyer (guys looking for bling) is likely to only know about those three luxury brands. If they realized how many choices they had, it could seriously erode their market shares, particularly Omega. Ariel will have to ride the fine line for awhile until the "cult of personality" effect begins to give him an advantage. Once Ariel is known far and wide as the go-to source for luxury watch opinions, he'll be able to hold his own as an essential institution of watchmaking; brands will begrudgingly acknowledge him as a necessary cost of doing business, but until that time he's forced to play the game.
RJ's watches have been pretty gimmicky, but usually unique enough to partially justify their price, but this is bland and stylistically inconsistent throughout the watch. It looks like a sticker stuck on a thematically unrelated watch that I wouldn't wear at any price.
1 year, 4 months ago on Romain Jerome Día de los Muertos Watch