Los Angeles, CA
Watch expert & blogger. Owner of aBlogtoWatch.com and watch editor for various important publications.
@Perdendosi Thank you very much. We are aware of Vostok (versus Vostok Europe and Raketa). The question was more about high-end Russian watches though, but we appreciate your input and extra information.
16 hours, 34 minutes ago on Are There High-End Russian Watches?
@Jus_ad_bellum @aBlogtoWatch No one likes to be censored. That is such BS when it comes to fair comments that aren't SPAM. Our comment system LifeFyre sometimes takes a little bit to display comments but we would never just do that to anyone. That would really destroy the reason people come here. We actively admonish sites that censor.
17 hours, 17 minutes ago on The $150 Bulova Hack Military-Style Watch
@IvanGopey @aBlogtoWatch Do you think this has to do with your internet bandwith? We try to develop for modest connections but hope for fast connections. Are you saying that the pages take a long time to load? We will test it on the iPad and see what happens.
17 hours, 37 minutes ago on Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Extreme Watch In Cool Colors
@Grinnie Jax Basically that when they take the 7750 movement they regulate it for accuracy in-house. This is done a lot, but to various degrees depending on the brand.
17 hours, 38 minutes ago on Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Extreme Watch In Cool Colors
@IvanGopey Can you be a bit more clear about what you mean? Thank you
1 day, 4 hours ago on Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Extreme Watch In Cool Colors
@Jus_ad_bellum Not at all. I see your comment where you want it to be mechanical not quartz. Can you not see it?
1 day, 17 hours ago on The $150 Bulova Hack Military-Style Watch
@dempseydunn First of all thank you for reading and taking the time to comment. I'd like to explain our editorial process behind some of the hands-on looks at watches such as this which are new to the market. As of now, information on the Breitling Aerospace Evo is not yet even on Breitling's website, nor have them officially provided information to us. As far as we know, this is the only real hands-on look at these new models available. So no, you can't just go to the brand's website to get this information at the time our article was published on aBlogtoWatch.
In terms of differences from the outgoing model, we mentioned them. This is simply a slightly updates case and dial. The movement is the same. If there are other minor differences we have yet to learn about them. There are lots of times when the information offered to us from brands is scant and we have only our collective experience and power of observation to communicate details and insight based on a quick look. We encourage people to research the internet for more info where we cannot provide it, but we also do the same when writing up these posts. In this we've offered all the info there is.
2 days, 19 hours ago on Breitling Aerospace Evo Watch E7936310/C869 Hands-On
@Zeitblom We don't take it the wrong way at all. We know that people are interested in coverage of more popular brands, but when it comes down to it there are in reality only a handful of brands that make the products MOST (but not all) people are buying. We couldn't really fill our site up with their new watches or stories about them because they simply don't release 100s of new watches a year. On a good year Glashutte Original, for example, releases maybe six new watches. Having said that, we try to cover the best stuff from all the major brands like Rolex, Omega, Zenith, JLC, etc... each year. We just mix in stuff in between.
At the same time, we love all this wild stuff. It doesn't mean we think people are going to be buying it, but it helps us get excited about watches overall. I wouldn't want to get up in the morning if all I was writing about were three-handers, chronographs, and the occasional calendar or tourbillon watch offered by the big boys. While some new model with a blue dial can be nice and salable, it isn't what invokes our passion to write about regularly. So basically all the stuff we think people are going to buy we write about, and all the things which are entertaining and interesting we also like to write abut to cover the largest range of stuff that is fun to look at or lust over. Thanks for being a great and participating reader.
4 days, 17 hours ago on 4N 4N-MVT01/D01 Watch Hands-On + Flash Sale
@IvanGopey Thanks for the comment. There are a few reasons we are testing this. Most of them are to benefit the larger audience of the site and to improve our ranking on Google search results. Allow me to explain; aBlogtoWatch is very image heavy and that can result in slow loading times. By segmenting longer articles into two or more pages less has to load on each page, decreasing loading times. This is also because we are starting to use larger images in our articles, which we have had demand for. Yes, it does require a bit more clicking, but the overall experience should be fast, and we will be rewarded by Google who is looking to promote faster loading websites. Thanks for asking.
6 days, 15 hours ago on Bovet Pininfarina OttantaTre Tourbillon Watch Hands-On
@nateb123 Yea, Patrick needed to do that. We will have him update it. The entire Masterpiece concept with the MP-01 began with Hublot taking someone's challenge to produce a watch that looked like a mix between an Hublot and a Richard Mille.
1 week ago on Hublot MP-06 Watch For Senna
@Ulysses31 I would venture to guess that the additional of these two complications doesn't enhance accuracy in any real way, but is more a proof of concept and showpiece. Regulating a tourbillon so that it is as accurate as a normal escapement is tough enough. It is possible to get them to be really accurate, but it isn't easy. If Blancpain properly regulates them then kudos!
1 week, 1 day ago on Tourbillon Carrousel Watch Finally Explains What Blancpain Has Been Talking About, Hands-On
@Kar Wai Law Over the new several months we will be writing about watches we saw at Baselworld 2013 and sharing.
1 week, 2 days ago on Baselworld 2013 – Through the Eyes of a First-Timer
@PandaBeat Unfortunately you need to be invited by the brands to actually get to see and play with watches. Aside from being a spectator, unless you are in the business, going to Baselworld is not a great way to handle that many watches. At least not from the major brands.
@Paul Altieri Thank you Paul. Adi who wrote this will appreciate it. Keep in touch.
1 week, 4 days ago on How To Buy Vintage Watches: Knightsbridge In London Explains
@Kris C Look, people don't just come here for the watch porn. I have to try and make sense of this crazy watch world once in a while, and put stuff into perspective. Vinney is going to do alright indeed.
1 week, 5 days ago on Vianney Halter Deep Space (9) Tourbillon Watch Is Trekkie’s Wet Dream
@TheDudeAbides08 They made a few of these but the brand is now is "hibernation" as far as we know. Glad you like the site.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Blu Galaxy Watch: Pretty Little Cosmos
@ExperimentJon Don't I get enough of those comment in each Top 10 list we do? A list can lack one watch someone personally likes and the comment is "FAIL!" Really? Fail because our list wasn't the same list someone had in their head? lol.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Oakley Time Bomb II Watch Remembered
@Lesthepom Thanks so much, this is why we create such lists.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Top 10 Space-Themed Watches
@JeviarDfirst Those are all cool watches but none of them are specifically space-themed. Plus, we mentioned at the top of the article that this isn't about astronomical calendars, but rather space or sci-fi space travel themed-watches.
@danamr The Omega X-33 is a super cool watch but was designed more as a aviation watch that works in space as opposed to just a space watch.