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Remember back in the day, thousands of years ago, roughly around the time dinosaurs roamed the earth, it was COOL to have a Rolex on your arm. Jeeze Louise I miss those days...and the T-Rex...I also miss the T-Rex...almost makes me embarrassed to take my Daytona out for some exercise...

1 day, 5 hours ago on Rolex Submariner Ref. 114060 “No Date” Watch Long-Term Review

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I have many classic Hamilton's, since their factory is somewhat in my backyard. It would be sweet to own a new current offering from their newer collection. Either way, I'm glad to see the production up and running again... 

2 days, 6 hours ago on LAST CHANCE: Hamilton Khaki Pilot Day Date Watch Giveaway

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@bdekok I think I'm related to your friend :)

2 days, 6 hours ago on Apple Watch Hands-On: The Wristwatch Just Caught Up To The 21st Century

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What slays me is that Android has had their watches available for a couple of years, and is doing a luke warm business with them. Apple, playing catch up, introduces their new phone and watch and sells 10 million phones. 6 million on the first day of offering, and those figures did not include the Asian market. I'm gobsmacked...it's good to be APPLE...!!!!! Might I have a slice , please

2 days, 7 hours ago on Apple Watch Hands-On: The Wristwatch Just Caught Up To The 21st Century

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I must be getting old, because I look at my Heuer Autavia and pine away for the days when "TAG" was nowhere to be found on the face. Yes,  it was made in the late 1970's, but it was and still is instantly recognized by the racers out there. Bonus...it didn't cost $10,000 plus new and it still looks the part today. 

5 days, 5 hours ago on TAG Heuer Carrera MP4-12C Chronograph McLaren Watch Revisited

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Orient is a company with a long, solid, and an interesting history of making quality watches with in house movements for more years than I can count.  Yes, you could buy it because it represents a fantastic value in quality watches, but you could also purchase it because its workmanship and reputation stand on their own merit.  

1 week ago on Orient Dress Watches: The Best Budget Option?

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All I could think of was how fortunate he was to be brought up in a watch manufacturing family environment, and how proud he is of a superb piece of horological technology that his family started 3 generations ago. Fly that flag, Elie, and be proud and say it loud !    

1 week, 1 day ago on My First Grail Watch: Elie Bernheim Of Raymond Weil

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The technology and features have to start somewhere...Solar power, it will be there. More features, those too. Or you can wait for several updates,   The Star Trek model. Just tap on your chest and go...anyone getting in on the ground floor of this type of design should know something better is coming.  If you absolutely need to scratch that itch right now, you will be outdated quickly.

1 week, 2 days ago on SpeedUp SmartWatch For iOS And Android Phones

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Only looks better on my Suzuki B-King. 

1 week, 5 days ago on MB&F HM5 CarbonMacrolon Watch

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Vulcain has been making fine watches for over 100 years and then some.  This is a another gorgeous watch with a fine proven engine. Nice work Vulcain !!!

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Vulcain Aviator Instrument Chronograph Watch Review

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I've never seen you do a review with this much personal negative attitude, Ariel. It doesn't suit you. If the wealthy can afford it, live and let live...

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Horus Ultramarinum Watch

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The greatest part of seeing this watch and others in recent posts that were made for Japanese Markets Only are finally coming to the states legally through proper marketing and distribution. Pieces that I wanted that were considered a Japanese Domestic Market Only Products had to be purchased through  proven back channels in the past. It made them more expensive and could be a headache at customs. There still remains to be many pieces that stay in Japan, or possibly shared with the European market but not imported to the states. It would be nice to see that change and have access, improved for further purchasing choices.. 

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Citizen Campanola Mechanical Watches To Use Swiss La Joux-Perret Movements

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yes indeed !!!!

1 month, 1 week ago on Ressence Type 1 Watches Hands-On

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It just keeps on looking like that same old friend you've had for years...

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller D-Blue Watch For James Cameron Hands-On

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Here, here !!!!!!!! Nicely done Ariel !!!!!!! 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on RIP Robin Williams, Watch Guy

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I've been collecting watches for 30 years, and I have never felt the allure of the Panerai timepiece. It just doesn't do anything for me with it's style, and for a watch in this price range, it just sort of lays there. Perhaps it's a marvel in horological design, maybe it's the heritage that is unknown to me. The company sure has a hardcore cult-like following.  It misses me completely.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days PAM514 Watch Review

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I'd rock the red Daytona...no problem...

2 months ago on Finally! Colorful Coatings For Most Metals: Rau-Tech Custom Rolex And Other Watches

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Great face...not for 5K, but I dig it...

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Memorigin Transformers Tourbillon Watches With Optimus Prime Or Bumblebee

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That is a gorgeous time piece.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Christophe Claret Maestoso Watch Hands-On

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It's wonderful to see Christian Bedat branching out into new ventures and designs. He makes a fantastic timepiece.

3 months ago on Red8USA Fifty & Dive Watches Hands-On

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That is a beautiful watch, and one designer that I do not have in my collection. In terms of bezel preference...inner bezel for real diving because of less damage to the ring...but...remember you are working with diving gloves on to operate the controls of the watch. In the real world, sometimes an outer bezel is better underwater...

10 months ago on GIVEAWAY: Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Chronograph Watch

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Happy Birthday Seiko...first quartz watch...

11 months ago on Seiko Astron: World’s First Quartz Watch Turns 40

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That is a cool and futuristic watch...

11 months ago on GIVEAWAY: Egard Shade Black Automatic Watch

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Junghans started as a clock company over 100 years ago, and I have the pleasure of owning some of their wall clocks and mantle clocks. The craftsmanship is excellent, the wood is beautiful, and the chimes are more like church bells.

I also have a few of their antique watches which are beautiful with German or Swiss movements.

The piece being reviewed is a knockout, I'm pleased you reviewed it.  

1 year ago on Junghans Meister Kalendar Watch

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Love the watch. Happy Holidays...

1 year ago on Citizen Blue Angels World Chronograph A-T Review

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She's a beauty...

1 year, 2 months ago on Parmigiani Ovale Pantographe Watch

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@nateb123 Agreed...watches are mini works of wonderment, engineering prowess and sexiness. Watch nuts like the engineering and the precision...dare I say well executed toys ? It makes us happy, gives us that joy-joy feeling, and makes our lives just a bit less mundane...

1 year, 3 months ago on Top Five Useless Watch Complications

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Happy Birthday Ariel...

1 year, 3 months ago on Longio Zhuke Bronze Watch Review

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The engravings alone are amazing. The dial, gorgeous. A big yes for this watch...

1 year, 4 months ago on Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon 6002G

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You know I love my Casio's, buy have been recently using my Seiko's as well. Pro-Trek and the Orange Monster. The Casio's being flat black and non-showy, the monster in orange, well, it is a bit bright. I like my Luminox too. I still use my Citizen Aqua Master to dive with, and that baby is 15 years old and still specs out with my Edge Diving Computer. Plus, I don't own a green watch :)

1 year, 4 months ago on GIVEAWAY: Wryst Airborne Watch

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and the watch is sweet...

1 year, 4 months ago on Graham Chronofighter Sahara Watch Review

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Ariel,

You don't HATE the word "OVERSIZED"..."you don't care for the word" ...who loves ya babe :)


1 year, 4 months ago on Graham Chronofighter Sahara Watch Review

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@Kris C  I would say no Kris...where it however you want , however you want. I think this article speaks to the person who has nearly no interest in the watch itself but simply the name brand and it being expensive. I have a 16 place watch winder, and countless watches, but it's all about the snooty attitude that drives me crazy. Most of these folks have no idea what makes their watch such a mechanical wonder, and they have no interest in finding out. It's keeping up with the Jones's , that's the kind of behavior that drives me bananas...Otherwise...Rock out with your co*k out...  :)

1 year, 6 months ago on At The Intersection Of Watch Lover And Asshole

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I buy watches to please myself, not to impress anyone else. My grandfather had a shop on Jewelers Row on Samson St. in Philly. Caught the bug from him. He owned one watch, a solid gold Croton Nevada Gretchen which he wore everyday, it became my father's and now it's mine. I have many different watches, but I just can't get into the attitude thing. Same with my cars, same with my motorcycles, and same with my stereo gear. I have no time for self indulgent blowhards, just don't have the patience for them in all walks of life. That's the country boy in me, I'm too mellow and laid back for that kind of nonsense...

1 year, 6 months ago on At The Intersection Of Watch Lover And Asshole

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After being a subscriber to Ariel's blog, I just discovered this live forum...I really need to get out more :)

1 year, 6 months ago on At The Intersection Of Watch Lover And Asshole

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I love these watches, and the accuracy redundancy has me smiling big time. But A.A. that's between 1K AND 2k of coolness. Am I losing touch with what is considered affordable these days. The Skyhawk AT Blue Angel Titanium seems like the bargain of the year. I have to get with the times...

1 year, 10 months ago on Morgenwerk Satellite Precision Watch Is More Accurate Than Your Mobile Phone

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I met Flav a couple of times when his career was on fire, and he was and is a superstar. Also married to Brigettte Nielson. I spoke to hime for about 15 minutes, we had a record and stereo store at the time, he was promoting his band. The most unassuming gentle guy you could imagine. The Invicta is perfect for him, the largeness fits him. He won't buy into the mega-dollar watch nonsense, it's just not him...I wouldn't buy a 100,000 watch either, I'd prefer driving mine, no grass, just that funky little prancing horse on the hood...

1 year, 12 months ago on A Watch Idol Encounter: Flavor Flav

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                             Yea buddy !!!!! The propeller is third, red and carbon second, and I want the skeletonized version now :)

2 years, 1 month ago on Watch What-If: Hamilton Ventura XXL

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Daytona kicks off the 2 wheel madness, and being a Ducati freak, I look forward to the Italian marque having a much better year than the year before. Then bring on the Pannigale for 2013 !!!

2 years, 3 months ago on Giveaway: Tissot T-Race Watch

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What was old is now new again...Beautiful classic watch by a tried and true watch maker...

2 years, 3 months ago on MARCH LA.B AM2 Watch Review

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Beautiful engravings...Does God wear a watch? I always thought he was pretty much aware of what time it was :) 

2 years, 3 months ago on JS Watch Frisland God Special Edition With Eyjafjallajökull Ashes

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That's a sexy watch, I LIKE IT !!!

2 years, 4 months ago on Bulgari Octo Maserati Watch Hands-On

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Holy cow Batman, it's a completely different watch than my 1970's GMT...Thanks Rolex !!!!!!! 

2 years, 4 months ago on Rolex GMT-Master II Ref. 116713 LN Watch Review

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 @Kris C The bed analogy is priceless...

2 years, 4 months ago on Rolex GMT-Master II Ref. 116713 LN Watch Review

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I love Rado, makes my heart go thump-it-ti-thump...and this piece is gorgeous, but 15K, c'mon boys, have a heart...

2 years, 4 months ago on Rado R-One “Tron” Watch Hands-On

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Exposed certainly, as long as I can read the damn thing. Some of them are so busy I would have to ask my girlfriend what time it is. I do love those gears. And it would go well with my Ducati's...Italians dig that :)

2 years, 5 months ago on Giveaway: Breil Orchestra Automatic Watch

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I first saw this without my reading glasses on my face. I figured it was that or lack of coffee. Well, got my glasses and coffee, wow, that is BUSY ! Is it my imagination, or is that TOO complicated to tell the time? I must be getting old...

 

2 years, 5 months ago on Montblanc Timewriter II Chronographe Bi-Frequence 1000 Watch Hands-On

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Rolex should wake up and smell the "updating and buyers demographic changing" coffee. Rolex is an amazingly great timepiece. Is it getting old and tired looking? I think so. Are people looking elsewhere for alternatives? All you need to do is look around at what's on peoples wrist to answer that question. It's still an in house design movement and watch case, and a relative "bargain" in the in the $5000.00 price range, especially on the used market. 

 

The column however addressed design and putting a more modern face on a classic design. It's time Rolex begin offering more than just face color change outs and diamond options and check their buying demographic. It's beginning to age. With that, you need to address the younger audience of CEO's. 

 

Without giving the people at Rolex a heart attack, can we see some updated design choices. A GMT center ring isn't what I had in mind. 

 

Don't be caught nappin' boys...

 

 

2 years, 5 months ago on Watch What-If: Rolex Sky-Dweller

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