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For me, it just feels more personal. Less people pushing buttons were involved (I know that is over-simplifying things, but you get my drift). The fact that less people, more in- tune with what the final product means, have spent a greater amount of time putting this mechanical piece of art together.
1 week, 4 days ago on GIVEAWAY: Trip To American-Made RGM Watch Manufacture In Pennsylvania
I love the design, colors, layout, and case style. Keep up the good work. I would have been in on one.....but I don't have hulk wrists to make sense of the lug to lug distance. Next go around, if a reasonable lug spacing is available, I'll plunk down the dough!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on TNT Challenger Black Luna Watch: Something Old, Something New, Something Awesome
Very nice looking watch. In fact, there are several watches by them that I think have great style.
I'm 50/50 on bezels. I think both look nice when done right, and both can have their benefits and drawbacks.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on GIVEAWAY: Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Chronograph Watch
I think omega runs the gamut w/ both ends. I love the ploprof for casual settings, and the De ville (especially the one for orbis) is a great watch for more formal attire.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on GIVEAWAY: Egard Shade Black Automatic Watch
I'm all over the map, so it's on a case by case basis (no pun intended). Great looking watch you're giving away btw. Hope I'm lucky.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on GIVEAWAY: March LA.B AM3 Marron Watch
Older watch brands seem to have been the leaders in innovation. There are some newer ones out there, don't get me wrong. Most of the newer ones seem to be taking older designs and refreshing them. Not much technological envelope pushing.
I would imagine that the older brands have a lot more liquidity in the funds department. They can afford to think and play outside the box
5 months, 2 weeks ago on GIVEAWAY: Delma Santiago Blue Shark
I've owned this watch (the earlier generation, without the blue numbers) for a year and a half. I have had no issues with it. I have several Swiss watches (not crazy pricey), and agree that the quality of the Aatos isn't near Swiss. I can honestly say, I'm still not bored of it, love watching it, AND it has such a great sound. If I had a ridiculous income and could afford a Swiss tourbillon, sure I'd have one, but I can't.....so I'll enjoy the Chinese one!
6 months ago on AATOS Tiago Review: The Cheapest Tourbillon Watch In The World?
Nice looking watch! I bought three or four this past year. Too many, yet not enough!
6 months, 2 weeks ago on GIVEAWAY: Azimuth Bombardier VI Vintage-Style Mechanical Aviator Watch
I think I lean to the concervative side. The most wild I have is an orange seiko land monster and a stealth g-shock. I'm not opposed to more wild watches, just can't really spend the big $$ for the wild ones I like...linde werdelin oktopus, hautlence, that kind of stuff.
I do really like the skeletonized case design on this watch.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on GIVEAWAY: Wryst Airborne Watch
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Richard Mille Thrustograph Tourbillon Watch
Very unique style. Kinda large, but cool. I'm in. For me the perfect travel watch has to have two time zones +, must fit with most dress styles (business/pleasure/etc.), and be durable. It's going to be in multiple environments and situations.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on GIVEAWAY: Ritmo Mundo Persepolis Triple Time Watch
Could be good for hiking, or for giving myself an aneurism trying to figure out all the functions.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on GIVEAWAY: Yes Inca Watch
This watch would be great for any zombie apocalypse. Or just any hiking expedition in the arctic.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on GIVEAWAY: Casio ProTrek PRG550 Watch
I'm leaning toward online. The ease of purchasing combined with ease of finding very "reasonable" prices is hard to beat. Thanks for the giveaway!
11 months, 2 weeks ago on GIVEAWAY: Xetum Tyndall Watch
Yeah, I understand repeaters. . I was pointing out that (as mr. Adams points out) the two hammers on the back are the striking hammers....However...I am pointing out that it seems to have two on the front As Well. I was wondering if they were functional. Most repeaters do not have 4 strikers.
1 year ago on Piaget Emperador Coussin XL Ultra-Thin Minute Repeater Watch
It looks like two miniature hammers inside the message ring on the dial. Are they for looks or functional?....if they are strikers at all.
What an awesome giveaway! I'm fascinated by pretty much every aspect of watchmaking. After I got into watches, about two years ago, I built my own watchmaking table. I've slowly built up a collection of tools, and of course, watches. My dream is to one day build one from scratch, so...wow, how awesome would it be to win this! I'm still in the tinkering stage. I just repaired to watches last week (minor issues only). I haven't gotten into the more intricate stuff, but will get there eventually.
Thanks for the opportunity!
1 year ago on GIVEAWAY: Travel To Geneva, Build An In-House Frederique Constant, Keep The Watch
Hmm. Tough call. I'd say I'm roughly 50/50. I really like the boutiques, because it seems that they are more willing to take design risks. Where as the big companies are more likely to keep in tune with their core designs. Understandable, they are a big company, and got their because of those designs. It's less likely that they will lose the majority of their followers if they stay consistent.
I like the big companies because you usually know what to expect...see above. Also, they have more R&D a lot of times...omega for example...silicium escape wheels, etc. longer time between services.
Both are respectable, and enjoyable to collect and wear!
1 year, 1 month ago on GIVEAWAY: EHF Horlogere Mk Zero Watch
I think this watch has a few features I would use fairly regularly. I like the idea of a flashlight, and the alarm would be pretty useful. I don't have much need for a tactical watch, but I can see how others would.
1 year, 2 months ago on GIVEAWAY: MTM Silencer Watch
I grew up around muscle cars, so I like chrome. I tend to lean toward the shiny side of thigs. Polished just looks refined. I will say, though, that it can depend on the style of the watch.
1 year, 3 months ago on GIVEAWAY: Marvin Malton Cushion M119 Watch