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@SuperStrapper I think you're in love :)

2 days, 11 hours ago on Parmigiani Ovale Pantographe Watch Hands-On

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It sounds like a cheese, and I want the entire oval wheel! Excellent article and indepth look at a masterpiece. You can feel the magnificent work of these artisans through your passionate review David. Thanks so much for the time spent on a true piece of artwork and engineering. 

2 days, 11 hours ago on Parmigiani Ovale Pantographe Watch Hands-On

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I love MB&F. It's so trick, and there is nothing else like it anywhere. Thanks D.B.

3 days, 10 hours ago on MB&F HM3 MegaWind Final Edition Watch Hands-On

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How TRULY magnificent! The price says absolutely YES! Thank you ABTW for the heads up! Well done piece K.B.

4 days, 9 hours ago on Affordable Hand-Engraved Watch Movements By Artur Akmaev

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Dead sexy time piece/tool. The engineering is above most, regardless of cost. Totally dig Ball Engineering. Always have, always will. 

5 days, 10 hours ago on Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster Orbital II Chronograph Watch Review

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That is slick! I dig it.

6 days, 6 hours ago on Roger Dubuis Excalibur 42 Automatic Skeleton Watch Hands-On

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I do love Blancpain, but this is not my favorite in their fine catalog.

1 week, 1 day ago on Blancpain Villeret Tourbillon Volant Une Minute 12 Jours Watch Hands-On

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A magnificent time machine. No, the subject of art was not lost on me. It's a very slippery slope my friends.

1 week, 1 day ago on Zenith Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane Grand Voyage II Watch Hands-On

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A good time was had by ALL! Thanks A.A.

1 week, 2 days ago on Watch_Amish Is Hilarious, Honest Commentary On All Luxury Watch Social Media

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These were really swanky back in the day. It was a reasonably priced go to dress watch. I still wear mine, it still gets noticed.

1 week, 3 days ago on Movado Museum Dial Watch Ready For A Return? Movado Thinks So: Its History & Horwitt’s Struggle

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Excellent article and history, A.A. Never knew the history regarding Movado or Horwitt. I've owned one for 20+years., as did my dad and my mom. Both gifts from me.


A timeless classic, it's never gone out of style, at least not in my eyes.

1 week, 3 days ago on Movado Museum Dial Watch Ready For A Return? Movado Thinks So: Its History & Horwitt’s Struggle

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I love this watch. It's a Breitling, it's supposed to be  huge :) I have a smaller wrist and wear watches that are 50-52 mm in circumference. The watches clearly get noticed, but I like that. At the same time, depending on where I am going, bigger is not better, and attention is not what I seek. Admittedly, a 42-44 mm circumference watch with roughly a 12-14 mm thickness looks "correct" on my arm. I simply am not correct all the time. In fact, it's a 50-50 coin tosses what I'm going to do. Half the time I don't even know, lol. 


Have a most awesome day all you crazy watch people at ABTW... 

1 week, 4 days ago on Breitling Chronoliner Watch

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@Lkcons @5803822 I love looking ridiculous, and I have a small wrist:) Bring on the 50's and the 52'mm.

1 week, 4 days ago on Breitling Chronoliner Watch

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@dahcd you crack me up:)

1 week, 4 days ago on Breitling Chronoliner Watch

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I love watching the machines at work, and this unit does not disappoint.

1 week, 4 days ago on Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre Spherotourbillon Moon Watch Hands-On

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@spiceballs @shinytoys that does sound unusual. Seiko's normally sing in the night.

1 week, 6 days ago on Seiko Astron Solar GPS Chronograph Limited Edition Styled By Giugiaro Design

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I believe I'm suffering from Astron arousal. I could see this being my everyday wearer. I could also see my Casio Pro-Trek being put into semi-retirement.  


Accurate time keeping and a tough ass build do not get any better in my book, and the price is a steal. I also love that face. GPS and Solar powered. What else do you want?


Plus, did you check out that racing wheel on the back of this bad boy. Tres cool..  


Way to swing the lead Seiko!

2 weeks ago on Seiko Astron Solar GPS Chronograph Limited Edition Styled By Giugiaro Design

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Winner, and still reigning board room champ! The Rolex ladies and gentleman!


I think that Rolex is making strides in updating an already beautiful watch. The Sky Dweller, Yachtmaster, both beautifully and meticulously orchestrated. The President and the Daytona, or how about a Submariner. I would never walk away from a Date-Just with a Champagne Sparkle face finish from the eighties.   


People that own these machines aren't really interested in how many fakes there are out there. Most of these folks only own one watch. 


To them, and myself, there is only one "Rolex". The only gold standard that in many ways is a pure bargain from a price point of view compared to other "pie in the sky" priced manufacturers. And still what many other "also rans" are, and will be compared to until the end of, dare I say, "Time".   

2 weeks ago on Rolex Sky-Dweller Watch: New Gold Colors Hands-On

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@Time2Go @DG Cayse  absolutely! It's all about the fun!

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Swatch Irony XLite Watches New For 2015

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"Because there are a lot of people around the world who buy Swatch watches, and because they make fun and affordable gifts, we like to cover them. Also, even high-end watch lovers like to get a Swatch every once in a while, given their fun designs. Swatch timepieces also have the unique benefit of being an inexpensive watch you can wear around watch snobs without them snickering at you."


Lifted directly from the above article. Excellent job A.A.


Reminds me directly of why I got into watch collecting from the very beginning. It's the fun factor!


Thanks for jogging my memory.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Swatch Irony XLite Watches New For 2015

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Same as the Beitling, not feelin' it for this kind of cash.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 Solar Impulse Limited Edition Watch

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@Shawnnny I beat the crap out of mine, then take them diving. No complaints for the Pro-Treks.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Breitling Chronospace Military Watch Hands-On

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Love Breitling, but I'm not feeling the love for this at 5K. Perhaps a quarter to one third that price.  

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Breitling Chronospace Military Watch Hands-On

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I think it is sharp. I have a Glashutte piece from the 70's, and I'm often seen wearing square watches from that era.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date Watch Hands-On

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It's lovely!!! Who's buying this round:)

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Grande Complication Watch Hands-On

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I think the key to opening the door for my Panerai appreciation will be actually holding one in my hand and having that tactile experience. Otherwise, I'm not really moved by the cosmetics of the brand. I find a watch from Graham is much more appealing at first glance, and the pricing structures are similar. I'll look forward to that first Panerai hand holding experience.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic PAM328 On Bracelet Watch Review

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My first quality watch was a Seiko automatic. Still keeps beautiful time and has never been apart. Not bad for a 35 year old watch.

If you start someone with a Japanese product, it really is a fine beginning that will last a lifetime. 


Seiko, Orient, Citizen.


Great values all, and I don't deem them cheaply made compared to their more expensive brethren.


They are valued just the same way.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on 7 Ways To Survive As A Watch Lover On A Budget

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Well written article and informative answers to the comments below. Thanks Tim.

3 weeks ago on Tim’s Late Model Bargain Hunting: Modern “Vintage” Watches With Future Appeal

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I like it a lot, but I would need to absolutely love it to spend $500.00 for the purchase. With the Seiko NH-36 movement that's employed here, you could own a Seiko diver oriented watch for half the price, same movement, and many more choices in watch designs. I "like" the Sailfish, I don't love it.  

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Prometheus Sailfish Watch Review

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@CristobalGordo The Mako is a kick ass fine watch.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Swatch Sistem51 Watch – Cool New Styles For 2015

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@NVJim @SuperStrapper excellent link. Thanks for the eye opener and another venue to satisfy my watch lust.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Swatch Sistem51 Watch – Cool New Styles For 2015

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I love these watches. I thought they were cool years ago when they were $20.00, but that was a different movement entirely.  

Totally dig it!

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Swatch Sistem51 Watch – Cool New Styles For 2015

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Nice job with the carbon look. I'd prefer a different color hand to make this easier to read. But for a quarter of a million dollars, I would prefer a Hublot in a more standard finish like silver or gold. Beautifully made time machine. 

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Cathedral Minute Repeater Carbon Watch Hands-On

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The best news for me here is that Eterna will now be manufacturing its own movements for its own watches. Something that pleases me when I look to  purchase a more  expensive watch. This particular model above is possibly my least favorite color/complication  model of the Eterna line that I've seen thus far. The color choice makes this watch look very busy, and once you add in the chronograph complications, it has a very crowded look. Like a fine wine, you have to let it breathe. Open up the face a bit and leave some real estate behind. From here, it does look like a much cheaper watch from some other companies, and that is NOT what Eterna is about. Especially the Kon-Tiki line.    

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Eterna Royal KonTiki Chronograph GMT Watch Debuts With New Movement

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Beautiful boutique. I could see spending a day here, and some money :)

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Buying Watches In Boston, Massachusetts: Shreve, Crump & Low

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It's an attractive watch, I do like the case material. The price, not so much.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Giuliano Mazzuoli Carrara Watches Review

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@CG The Kama Sutra Watch :) 

3 weeks, 5 days ago on WATCH GIVEAWAY: Seah Astronomer

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You could be on to something...

3 weeks, 6 days ago on WATCH GIVEAWAY: Seah Astronomer

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@MarkCarson @dubcee that's a fine sign you have there Buddy:)


3 weeks, 6 days ago on WATCH GIVEAWAY: Seah Astronomer

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What's your sign, Baby:) I read my own Zodiak daily via the newspaper, but I don't usually ask anyone else. Typical Aries. The Zodiak doesn't carry a lot of meaning for me, but I would place it far above a fortune cookie to predict my future. Make mine blue, that's a very nice looking watch.  

3 weeks, 6 days ago on WATCH GIVEAWAY: Seah Astronomer

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I do love this watch design, and I'm looking forward to seeing what's new and what's next. I would own and wear this watch (computer) as well. Put a reasonable price tag on it and I'm in.

4 weeks ago on Is This What Luxury Smartwatches Will Be Like? Pioneer Jorg Hysek Presents Designs, Interview

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@emenezes I own countless Casio's, and they do indeed fill the same function as my mechanical watches. More so when when the weather elements are lousy. I wouldn't take my grail mechanics into that kind of environment.

I do understand your point, it isn't lost on me..

4 weeks ago on Is This What Luxury Smartwatches Will Be Like? Pioneer Jorg Hysek Presents Designs, Interview

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@Maximilien The depth gauge on my models are digital. The model pictured here has analog hands, which clearly are easier to read.

4 weeks ago on Diving Key Largo Marine Sanctuary With A Citizen Promaster Aqualand Depth Meter Watch

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@CG I agree with you on the price CG. It should come in a bit lower than $1000. 00.  It's a considerable price jump over my previous Aqua Master Watches. Still, all in all, I believe it's a great value for what you receive in a well made diving tool. I would consider giving my past models a rest and upgrading here. 

1 month ago on Diving Key Largo Marine Sanctuary With A Citizen Promaster Aqualand Depth Meter Watch

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