Livefyre Profile

Activity Stream

What! No E-Meter? Church of Scientology has been Xenu beta testing these... btw it would take more than 2K to hide the salami with Katie

LOL

6 hours, 38 minutes ago on Urwerk UR-105 HIS ‘Horological Intelligence System’ Will Smartly Watch Over You

Reply

Not a thing wrong with "pretence" in the high end watch arena... that's the main sales trick for alot of manufacturers! Still fun... still cool for you. Last thing I expected to see...

21 hours, 17 minutes ago on Seiko Prospex Kinetic GMT SUN023 Dive Watch Review

Reply

After much visual contemplation I do like the red accents but better on a different watch! As a long time Tag buyer, you can count me out if this is the future of Tag design and ethos. They may be striving toward that younger buyer but they don't have the buying power to sustain such a radical change. For me this is a total rethink in the wrong direction, aimed far away from the traditional Tag consumer. Sad to say I'm done with Tag if this design trend continues.

1 day, 5 hours ago on TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 01 Watch Hands-On

Reply

Well there I am at 30K feet between Quebec and Chicago and right there on page 50 of United's in house airline magazine "Hemisphere" is an interview with "world renowned watch blogger Mark Carson"... very cool.

1 day, 10 hours ago on Seiko Prospex Kinetic GMT SUN023 Dive Watch Review

Reply

Nice price, great review nice to see it in action! BTW don't ever underestimate reef life like white tips. Saw a guy bit on the top of his head by one... but he was also chumming.

2 days, 5 hours ago on Seiko Prospex Kinetic GMT SUN023 Dive Watch Review

Reply

Wow... love that Fire Blue, how did they achieve such a lustrous blueing? I can do blueing but not that beautiful.

1 week, 4 days ago on De Bethune DBS Tourbillon Watch For 2015

Reply

Gotta love the USA! Imagine the elitest resistance A.S. would get in Switzerland or his native Austria. He's a self made millionaire thanks to his persistence and the USA free-market. More power to him. Hope it is a successful venture. I love to see the old guard get shaken up LMAO!

1 week, 4 days ago on Arnold Schwarzenegger Watch Brand Debuts For 2015

Reply

The more I think about this modernist 50s Madmen schtick that designers are doing the more I dislike it. Design changes have meaning and this one is lost in the mists of time and should stay there, the 1969 and 410 are iconic while this will ALWAYS look like a re-issue you can find broken at a yard sale by myriad manufacturers. Make a Pink Floyd 1969 and I'll buy it!

1 week, 6 days ago on Zenith Elite 6150 Watch With New Zenith In-House Movement Inside

Reply

Pottersville next stop, watch your step..., sad

1 week, 6 days ago on TAG Heuer Smartwatch Announced As First Android Wear-Powered Swiss Smartwatch

Reply

Classic 50's for Oris... I too ask the question Why? And why this config, I own quite a few Orii... I would never look to Oris these past 20 years or more for this retro style reintroduction even with the 110 Cal... it seems meaningless and empty gesture towards a history that is MUCH MORE than something this mundane. Rolf seems absolutely clueless on Market Research given the "ponderous" silence he doesn't think about the Oris Brand in the marketplace, he must leave that to others or maybe not.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Oris 110 Years Limited Edition Watch Hands-On

Reply

It is iconic but can something be too retro now? I still can't get past that retro folding travel alarm clock look. Roman numerals never liked that look.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Cartier Tank MC Watch Review

Reply

Well you sold me right out of the gate with this one... love the engraving, either on fine watches, silver or firearms it is a treat to see it for me. Have a nice Cowboy Colt tastefully engraved like this watch is and once you own an engraved anything you've commissioned, you can't stop admiring it. The reverse inside is just an amazing bit of tasteful balance and placement of the engraving... even a tiny bit of engine turning! Very very well done.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Zenith Pilot Type 20 Grand Feu Watch Hands-On: A True Collector’s Piece

Reply

Jeeze and I thought a Century on my old Gary Fisher was a trial! Take care of those joints. Tri guys are nuts! Or have bigger ones... I want a bike watch that will map terrain, speed, heartrate, BP, humidity and downloads to my smartphone or laptop with 3D modeling based on Google maps. More pwer to you doing an Ironman, for me pain/exhaustion is hard to translate to euphoria but I get it. Size of this watch is right since you can read it while in motion.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Garmin Fenix 2 GPS Watch Review

Reply

Middle aged guys with trendy sweaters and pouty bratty kids in tow ALL wearing Latte Proof Apple watches. What a brave new world is coming! Merlot Sensor/Sniffer optional

3 weeks ago on After Training People To Forget About Watches, How Will Apple Teach Them To Love The Apple Watch?

Reply

Kinda loud mechanical clunking sounds no? nice job hiding the speaker for the music! It better play a stirring crescendo every time you look at it especially at that price point.

1 month ago on HYT H3 Watch & Video

Reply

Times have changed, "Tool" watches are accepted as dress wear now. I most definitely wear a "Tool" watch with a suit... Suits are even becoming a lost artifact. It's all mix and match hipster BS PC stupid cool... gotta show those dumbass Tats to be cool in a suit. Some of the divers and race timers like Helson, Oris, Chopard etc can be worn equally well with all manner of attire.

1 month ago on WATCH GIVEAWAY: Traser Classic Automatic Master

Reply

Love it! You could signal passing ships or aircraft or UFOs... very cool in a reasonable size.

1 month ago on Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster Orbital II Chronograph Watch Review

Reply

Movado & Co. seem like crooks, wouldn' t buy one from people like that... waiting for the original designer to kick off then ramp up production... they have lawyers reading intellectual and copyright law very closely. His heirs can still sue since the laws have changed substantially in the heirs favor

1 month, 1 week ago on Movado Museum Dial Watch Ready For A Return? Movado Thinks So: Its History & Horwitt’s Struggle

Reply

Get rid of that Bulova band and I'm there

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Eterna Royal KonTiki Chronograph GMT Watch Debuts With New Movement

Reply

What a mess... is it a watch? Can't read it. Indexing screws doesn't matter, that would take away from the confusion.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Cathedral Minute Repeater Carbon Watch Hands-On

Reply

I'll wear it on weekdays for you! Shipping address to follow... (you have to play the Lottery now, luck happens all at once)

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Winner Announced: Tudor Heritage Chrono 70330N Giveaway Sponsored By TrueFacet

Reply

Wow first gold watch I've liked in a long time... reverse would look great engine turned... 

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Zenith Academy George Favre-Jacot Watch With Fusee And Chain Hands-On

Reply

It would be interesting to see to whom they sold and what they sold in the 1700's; if they still have sales records from that era. It would reveal a slice of life  and wealth at the time...  I'm jealous! Fresh seafood and cold beer at Pier side....

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Buying Watches In Boston, Massachusetts: Shreve, Crump & Low

Reply

@MarkCarson @CG  Well...  could be the more you polish it, the harder it gets! hmmm.... uh oh wifey says that's not true, only wishful thinking.... :-O

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Giuliano Mazzuoli Carrara Watches Review

Reply

The Manometre is superb... this certainly borrows from it.  Every bit of marble I've known whether on countertops or sculpture needs special care... would they do a free polish after a few years wear and tear? Depending on the porosity of the marble ink, oil (and body oils), grease can stain it. Salt migration from sweat could also be a problem for the marble breaking down the fine grain, a good surface polish is the best defense. Just don't bang it on the car door jam or drop it on a glass table, chipping will happen. The blue face is quite nice and the rounded appearance of the case adds luster and depth to the marbles richness of creamy color. Stunning simplicity.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Giuliano Mazzuoli Carrara Watches Review

Reply

Never asked "what's your sign".... even when it was popular to do so. Looks like a fun watch, but you need to learn astrology symbols meaning to explain to the inquisitive. A Sex Position watch would be much more fun and easier to explain especially at a Club or Bar that encourages the "what's your sign" crowd.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on WATCH GIVEAWAY: Seah Astronomer

Reply

So.... if you go out of town you've got to take the watch box with you? Or will other inductive charging pad work? Solar charging windows on the band or side of case would be a limited solution but certainly would increase size slightly... this article definitely needs a demo video. Very nice watch I'd buy.... oh yeah; how many miles before you need to change belts? are they silicon, Kevlar, rubber hybrid? Some belts are very susceptible to quick O2 decay.

2 months ago on Devon Works Tread 2 Shining Watch Review

Reply

Bottom time not greatly increased but interval has a distinct advantage with Nitrox but added expense.

2 months ago on Diving Key Largo Marine Sanctuary With A Citizen Promaster Aqualand Depth Meter Watch

Reply

@Lkcons @CG  yep Trimix is right no Nitrox, don't know what "version" of Trimix but a few friends certified for that mixed gas cocktail dove Andrea Doria.... I did Crystal Springs caving a few times saw people there with Nitrox. BTW a few minutes longer bottom time doesn't seem worth it but shorter intervals is tempting

2 months ago on Diving Key Largo Marine Sanctuary With A Citizen Promaster Aqualand Depth Meter Watch

Reply

Pininfarina has become design whores like a few other car manufacturers in Italy. I have a pair of Pininfarina driving shoes pure pieces of Chinese crap. Pininfarina stopped being design relevant years ago... I agree with the hoaxable quality here.

2 months ago on Christophe & Co. Armill Is $150,000 Self-Powering Smart Bracelet Designed By Pininfarina With Upgradeable Tech

Reply

Nice... straps are easier to adjust for me when going from wearing dive suit to wearing a warm water fleece skin or bare arm... 200 meters is plenty for 99% of all divers, now if you are Nitrox certed that's different. I have the first issue AL PM w/ digital depth gauge used it for years went thru 3 straps (they used to print dive tables on the strap...useful), this issue is slightly larger, even the original AL PM's were 200 meters. Nice sport diver but should be $600 price point.

2 months ago on Diving Key Largo Marine Sanctuary With A Citizen Promaster Aqualand Depth Meter Watch

Reply

Functions first, layout second. For me a nice chrono seamlessly blends those two priorities.

2 months ago on WATCH GIVEAWAY: Claude Bernard Chronograph Automatic

Reply

Finally a beer bottle opener on a wstch, I was so waiting for that!

2 months, 1 week ago on Urwerk UR-210S Full Metal Jacket Watch With Bracelet Hands-On

Reply

I'd tather drive RL's Bugatti at Pebble Beach than buy that watch... I get the retro burled walnut look but it's overdone and done too often.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Ralph Lauren Automotive Chronograph Watch For SIHH 2015

Reply

Seems they sold off the pricey pieces individually. Way too high starting bid but they have some real ringers in there too. Hate auctions where you have a few good items but you get stuck with the unwanted hard to even resell. An old auction ploy, gotta take it all the good the bad the ugly. Won't be doing business with Old World.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on 58 New Old Stock Breitling Watches “Last Of The Joseph Iten Collection” On eBay For $125,000

Reply

Why not a sex activity watch? Erection attained, press start/stroke button see SPM display and penetration graph. Maybe an Old Spice or Hai Karate dispenser on the side. Trojan could make the strap... think of the possibilites.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Wellograph Fitness Smartwatch Review

Reply

Posers in pristine motorcycle jackets, Hipster Faux Riders with no track time.... I don't understand this boner you have for celebrity and Hublot.  Leave this stuff for the back pages of the NY Post/Daily News. I actually read it too and too many self conscious people standing around is really boring...

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Hublot Watches Get The Mr. Brainwash Treatment In Miami

Reply

Hmmmm.... at first glance it is a gas mask, straps going over top of head and sides.... skull shaped yes but not exclusive of that. note the flexible filter breathing tube. Love to see beady blood shot eyes bugging out on this one.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on HYT Skull Watch Is Cool, Does Not Indicate Minutes

Reply

OH! NO! This is a must have for any hipster in a Che Guanovera T-Shirt... memories of CCCP repression and murderous thuggish world behavior is fresh in many memories. What's next? A Pol Pot diver? An NSDAP Chrono? There is nothing "cool" in any aspect about symbols of a repressive communist state. Talk to those that escaped, they speak for the murdered dead.

2 months, 4 weeks ago on CCCP Heritage Watch Review, With Russian Slava Movement

Reply

Chrono layout is the first thing I look at, hand in hand with the face color then on to seperate issues of case design and materials used. Would this watch not even more handsome in that IWC blue?

3 months ago on WATCH GIVEAWAY: Claude Bernard Chronograph Automatic

Reply

Las Vegas is trying to be "family friendly" lately... so where does this pos idea come from, Invicta ? I'd associate this more with Russian Mafia than Vegas... this is a hustler 70/80's pornstar masterpiece.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Hublot Big Bang Unico World Poker Tour Watch Hands-On

Reply

Well Dear... remember that trip to St. John USVI? Well it's postponed for awhile.... no no it's not ANOTHER watch... just stop yelling already OK?

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Hunley Watch Hands-On

Reply

TH future is now very grim, I see all racing associations going away under Biver or curtailed significantly. Basketball and Soccer teams and players will be they're new top of line with commemoratives for U2 and Kanye West sold on late-night MTV infomercials. With a few of those Hublot/Invicta monstrosities thrown in for good measure, but if his implied predictions about the market for TH is true we will see nothing of any future value.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on TAG Heuer Interim CEO Jean-Claude Biver Confirms TAG’s New Pricing & Brand Strategies

Reply

The problem with Mexico and other Latin/SA countries is business/market corruption, everyone needs a payoff... right down to the landlord! Crime in Mexico is almost overwhelming in some urban areas, every jewelry store has armed guards with subguns... there are reasons why the wealthy areas of Mexico City are walled in... it would be shear stupidity to purchase and wear a fine time piece in that environment. Every dealing I've had with Mexicans has been very positive they are good decent people shouldering a huge culture of greed and corruption.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Mexico City’s Watch Show: What The SIAR Is Like

Reply

Yes A certification and or refurb is important but would go a long way if a limited warranty was also offered

3 months, 2 weeks ago on WATCH GIVEAWAY: Tudor Heritage Chrono 70330N Sponsored By TrueFacet

Reply

METAS will increase costs... no gov't agency in the history of mankind is neutral. I think the Swiss are eventually trying to get State backing to compete in very expanding market. If METAS can define a superlative machine then it could be a good thing... but it still is a Federal agency reinforcing Swiss bias, nothing wrong with that!

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Omega Watches Will Be “Officially Certified” By New Swiss METAS Certification, COSC Abandoned

Reply

First, owning a dozen or so Oris I think the price is pretty hefty for the company.  $4K is a set of wheels and winter tires for the A4. It is well above the budget of any of the entry level Audi buyers which is where they are trying to hit a low price point here in the States. The silverish dished out dial looks like a cheap Gevril GV2 from 5 years ago. This watch doesn't retain or even introduce a DNA like the Oris Williams F1 line has done for many years. Their Special Editions are usually much better executed than this. No word about the box or accessories? Oris usually does a quality presentation of their watches in nicely done packaging. If it said "Audi Racing" and had team colors and motifs ala Tony Kanaan version I might buy it. Why they never took the Chronoris line and expanded it to branded racing line is a mystery to me. It's one of their iconic designs that needs a racing world association. Ok ... now someone needs to do a nice Triumph Bonneville watch!

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition Watch Hands-On

Reply

Very good! I've got a nice blue 6138-0030, those late 60s well into the 70s Seikos are great... hardest part is finding correct bands and qualified repair with proper parts.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Seiko Recraft Mechanical 1970s Style Watches

Reply

I could never send this one back!

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Chopard Mille Miglia 2014 Race Edition Watches Hands-On

Reply