Pac Rim. Historic old port city on a tropical island.
I like good things.
Ridiculous both in concept and execution.
1 day, 10 hours ago on Luminox SureFire 2211 Wristlight Tactical Watch
@Ilow 15 years ago you found a need for a "torch"?
Were you with other angry villagers storming a castle on a dark and rainy night?
A nice timepiece burdened with a ludicrous accoutrement that will not be used and regarded as a mere "talking point" by anyone so financially foolish to buy one of these mechanisms.
IWC...you have entered the dreaded...."Hublot Zone" with this offering.
OK, you have shown that just because you can do something it does not mean you should do something.
1 day, 10 hours ago on IWC Aquatimer Deep Three Depth Gauge Watch Hands-On
@Chaz_Hen Excellent point. I have been wanting to post that bit of trivia for a few days now. Glad you mention it.
I see the TITONI marque displayed in a lot of hotel gift shops and lobby product displays in hotels in the Pac Rim.
Fact is, it seems to be a preferred offering as far as watches go - especially jewel-encrusted pieces for women and men. The ones such as this piece represents are rarely displayed. Although, seeing this style I did ask a hotel gift shop this past week-end in Singapore if they offered something other than the standard "high-end" and the salesperson indicated that they were kept..."below-counter."
Lower mark-up I imagine.
2 days, 8 hours ago on Titoni Seascoper Dive Watch
@MarkCarson @spiceballs Mr. Carson, I can heartily endorse the ST2130 (Seagulls' interpretation of the ETA 2824-2). With requested quality control and monitoring of product it has reached the desired stage of maturity. And at a quite nice price-point that makes it very attractive.
I also think the Miyota (9215?/9015? - something like that) movements, noise complaints, not withstanding, offer another quality option.
How did I miss this little gem of an article.
Well done Mr. Adams. Quite the 'tongue-in-cheek' approach that contains more than a grain of truth.
2 days, 8 hours ago on The Art Of Selling Luxury Watches To That Rich Wealthy Crowd; Five Tricks Of The Trade!
@marbstiu @DG Cayse @MarkCarson I am not a "wine snob" either...drink, eat, talk...Enjoy!
3 days, 4 hours ago on Autodromo Stradale Line Debuts As The Brand’s New Flagship Watch
@MarkCarson @DG Cayse Ouch!...please pardon the large image.
@MarkCarson @DG Cayse It is life...
Nice watch. I like it and would wear it.
3 days, 5 hours ago on Bulova Accutron II Surveyor With Precisionist Movement Watch Review
@MarkCarson You drinka too mucha of the vino! You eyes...they go kazoo!
3 days, 5 hours ago on Autodromo Stradale Line Debuts As The Brand’s New Flagship Watch
I like it. Clean. Simple. Well designed. It's a piece that "speaks."
I could well wear this flinging about the back roads north of Brescia.
Enjoy the road of life !
@Chronic I would add repetitive vibration. Think motorcycle riding for example.
I also will say that dust, IMO, should be of more concern. Proper screw-in crowns and gaskets require maintenance to maintain their seal.
Fine grit and sand play havoc with a mechanical movement.
3 days, 11 hours ago on Recommended Use: Understanding The Durability Of Your Mechanical Watch And When To Take It Off
Another great review Mr. Kansa. I like your wording on several areas.
I like the retro-style with up-to-date tech of these watches.
Looks like a nice engineering interpretation of classic styles with close guidance of the manufacturing process.
My question with this company is one of availability.
I have heard/read many comments regarding items from MKII not being available other than in secondary(resale) markets.
Any comments on this aspect?
3 days, 11 hours ago on MKII Paradive Watch Review
@fritsveer @Chaz_Hen You gentlemen must understand that there is a compressible gasket that allows the device to be water resistant to great depths in the crown stem mechanism. In order to maintain this seal it is designed so that as it is compressed, or "screwed in" different positions can, and do, occur. This is part of the design of the mechanism. Unfortunately, for some, this does mean that there is not a 'perfect alignment' of the crown logo at all times.
Although I do understand how this "tool" feature might be upsetting to the OCD/OCC(?) in the horology crowd.
6 days, 4 hours ago on Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller D-Blue Watch For James Cameron Hands-On
@MarkCarson @sdufort Quite right. Considering the added work that is put onto this Sellita movement, it is unfair to judge this on base merits. Mühle-Glashütte offers much much more than "just a Sellita movement" in their pieces.
Thanks for the link - it also cleared up my thinking on the "swans neck / woodpecker neck" difference.
6 days, 4 hours ago on Mühle-Glashütte Antaria Tag/Datum Watch
Quite a nice time piece. Classic in design and manufacture.
The addition of a bit of lume is a very nice touch. This piece is suitable for dress as well as non-sporting causal wear.
Nice review Mr. Kansa, toy seem to have captured and addressed the intent of this watch quite well.
(perhaps "swans neck" might be more pleasant than "woodpecker neck"...although I see that the manufacturer uses the same term)
6 days, 14 hours ago on Mühle-Glashütte Antaria Tag/Datum Watch
Nice write Mr. Adams.
RIP Funny Guy. Thanks for the laffs.
The ride was fun but his demons got him in the end.
Back to Ork.
1 week ago on RIP Robin Williams, Watch Guy
Congratulations to Mark N. of Richmond, Washington, USA.
Great watch - Enjoy!
1 week, 1 day ago on Watch Winner Announced: Marvin Origin Gent Mechanical
Strictly a museum piece.
1 week, 2 days ago on Parmigiani Bugatti Mythe Piece Unique Watch
I like it. I like E-type Jags also.
I'd get one in steel @ US$1,800 or less.
1 week, 2 days ago on Bremont Lightweight E-Type Chronometer Watch In Collaboration With Jaguar Cars
A nicely done time piece.
I think its target demo will respond well to this offering.
1 week, 3 days ago on Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Moonphase Watch Hands-On
@MarkCarson @GBD Mr. Carson...be nice to the lad.
He missed that entire Accutron tuning fork time piece era. This is obviously a referral to the heritage of the Accutron with a bit of 'Swiss' update tossed in.
1 week, 3 days ago on Bulova Percheron Treble Watch For Manchester United
@spiceballs As opposed to a "thin" intellect?
"Thin" as in shallow or lacking in intellectual or perceptual depth...Hmmm...good point there.
I am not a tourbillon fan, but his is just exquisite.
This man is a true craftsman.
1 week, 4 days ago on Hajime Asaoka Project T Tourbillon Indepedent Japanese Watch
I like it....w/out the logo. (Not a fan of Brit soccer, Manchester, England or gaudy watches)
Bulova has upped their game (pun) of late and this is a good 'next step' design-wise. Good pricing also.
For those mentioning the "bulky"-ness of the watch, I suggest they do a search for what the "Percheron" part of the name represents.
Good move by Bulova.
1 week, 4 days ago on Bulova Percheron Treble Watch For Manchester United
@Fraser Petrick I've always enjoyed skolf...a combination of skeet shooting and golf.
1 week, 5 days ago on Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Co-Axial Watches Hands-On
it is good to have various opinions and comments on a subject such as this - Thanks for sharing.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Buying Watches In Sydney, Australia: The Hour Glass
Truly, another "Hold Muh beer 'n watch this!" moment.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Cliff Diving With Red Bull And Maurice Lacroix
It appears that some people are not able to understand that this is not offered by Rolex. This is a metal surface preparation and coating service offered by the Rau-Tech company. It is an after market option.
The simple fact that some of the various options are shown photo-shopped onto watches is for the benefit of the potential client. Such a display of features is quite standard in many industries.
If one does not like this service - one is not forced to partake of it.
This is an optional service; a feature akin to watch "modding" or modification to suit ones wants or needs.
Some of these remarks are, IMO, childish and ridiculous.
I, and I suspect others, are glad to see after-market services such as this given time on ABTW.
Pardon my language, but in the parlance of the internet - GTFU or STFU......"harrumph!".../rant.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Finally! Colorful Coatings For Most Metals: Rau-Tech Custom Rolex And Other Watches
Very interesting. I would like to see a 2014 update on this story information.
Perhaps a "Part II"...?
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Buying “Decoded” Watches Avoids Authorized Watch Dealer Prices; Involves Some Risk
Good interview and good questions.
Bloke seems a bit tight with his words; but gets out the basics.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Buying Watches In Sydney, Australia: The Hour Glass
Because they can.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller D-Blue Dial Watch Is Tribute To James Cameron Deepsea Challenge 3D Movie
It always amazes me how promoters of such as this can explain these things with such sincerity and enthusiasm...and do so while maintaining a straight face.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Tourbillon Watch Hands-On
I will proudly step-up and volunteer to co-pilot the ABTW team car. I respectfully nominate Mr. Carson as co-driver/navigator. (Although he may require an auto made in Deutschland identified with numbers & letters)
How many laps is this sporting endeavour? Rest and refreshment stops are mandatory every 5 times around the circuit (or hourly - which ever comes first).
Cheers and Ever Onward!
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Cuervo Y Sobrinos Historiador Racing Watch Hands-On
I like the watch and I like the date complication.
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Bravo Mr. Kansa...great article. Great name for the group.
(I am a former long-time member of the Commonwealth Club of California)
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@MarkCarson "But Asia really being EurAsia means the Europeans should be able to compete too." Except for the French. Must keep them out of things. And the Italians...they will just create some excuse to stage a protest strike and delay the Games.
On second thought, the Italians are quite good at fashion; so their Game uniforms should be nice.Yes, let the Italians in - but nix on the French, Belgians and Russkies(although their Siberian connection may get them grandfathered in)
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Tissot 17th Asian Games Incheon 2014 Limited Edition Watches
@MarkCarson Mark "Schnyder" Carson....naaa, it reminds me of a building maintenance guy from a 70s sitcom.
3 weeks ago on Kering Group Acquires 100% Of Ulysse Nardin
I think it is most gracious of ABTW to provide a playground for the Rolex haters to vent their envy.
Too bad the postings can not be made in the appropriate colour....green....;)
3 weeks ago on Finally! Colorful Coatings For Most Metals: Rau-Tech Custom Rolex And Other Watches
A very nice alternative to off the shelf sameness.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Finally! Colorful Coatings For Most Metals: Rau-Tech Custom Rolex And Other Watches
@spiceballs 'Titillating' and 'motivating' combined.....?
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Watch What-If: Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon
The Nordic Moon and the Tron homage are ...OK. I think they would find buyers.
I have always been very skeptical of marques popping up with "created history" to support their supposed passion.
It seems my skepticism has been, once again, rewarded.
p.s. - I also am not a fan of sticking bits of "memorabilia" inside something and then charging a higher price.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on The Real Story Behind The Bremont Wright Flyer In-House Made BWC/01 “London” Watch Movement
Lovely creation. Very worthy of iconic status in the Cartier line. Bravo!
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Cartier Rotonde Small Complication Watches Now In Steel
@MarkCarson Easing into the (already crowded) marketplace?
I'd like to see some real innovation/courage and bring this to market under $US1500.00.
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@emenezes @MitchellJohnston The spotted cuckoo bird is flying backwards.
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@MitchellJohnston Good comment Mr. Johnston.
Speaking only for myself, I would venture to say that many people feel that the Shinola Company is rather deceptive in their business model.
Further research into the company can lead one to this opinion.
Very smoothly written. Kudos Mr. Stacey.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Bremont Wright Flyer Limited Edition Watch
@SuperStrapper On this, rather rare occasion, I am in agreement with Mr. SuperStrapper.
(shrunken head reference aside)