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@Zzyzx @DG CayseI am very familiar with the Doxa marque and its history.

1 day, 6 hours ago on DOXA SUB 300T-Graph Chronograph Watches Hands-On


Meh...nothing special. Just another marque reacting to the market.

(not that there is anything inherently wrong with that)

1 day, 10 hours ago on DOXA SUB 300T-Graph Chronograph Watches Hands-On


Bravo Rolex...Very well done!

2 days, 7 hours ago on Rolex Cellini Date Watch New For 2014 Hands-On


Silicon has done much for life as we know it. Good to see G-P pushing the envelope with this innovation.

Not fond of the tone of the review. Reminiscent of a "share-the-wealth" screed.

IMO, personal opinions should be confined to the "Discussion" section.

Just my opinion.

2 days, 17 hours ago on Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement L.M. Watch In Pink Gold Hands-On


@Zeitblom"it probably keeps worse time than an ETA 2824-2."

Possibly. Unfortunately the 'review' provides no insight or information into the time-keeping prowess of the piece under discussion.

Pity that.


2 days, 17 hours ago on Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement L.M. Watch In Pink Gold Hands-On


@Dsmcastro Well, that might also be interpreted as him being loyal to his employer to the end of his contract. 

Certainly, within both groups, there was knowledge of his impending change of positions.

3 days, 18 hours ago on Rolex Watches Appoints Jean-Frederic Dufour As New CEO


@timekeeper703 Time and again, in both business and life, it has been shown the folly of "messing with success."

The Rolex marque has been crafted into one of the most, if not the most, successful and respected marques in the business world. This is not something to be toyed around with by following the whims of trend and fashion.

3 days, 21 hours ago on Rolex Watches Appoints Jean-Frederic Dufour As New CEO


Downloaded and watched the show. Interesting little bit about the ad copy for the Accutron.

Too much personal character angst involved - office politics is not something I care about.

By the way - the freelance copy editor with the best ad copy was cheated by the struggling woman who, it appears, is meant to garner audience sympathy. But later, she falls to her knees her shabby apartment.

4 days, 10 hours ago on Bulova Accutron Watch Ad Pitch Opens MAD MEN Season 7


Interesting development.

4 days, 21 hours ago on Rolex Watches Appoints Jean-Frederic Dufour As New CEO


Gotta go with the LEGO Simpsons house set. My Son, now 18 yrs old, and I spent many hours with that set. Still pull it out on occasion.

Love it - Love the LEGO watches.

5 days, 19 hours ago on GIVEAWAY: Four LEGO Watches For Adults


Quite lovely. The intricate engraving is lovely as is the animation while winding.

I think I understand the emotions that this piece may ignite among the aficionados.

It is an exquisite piece.

6 days, 10 hours ago on Armin Strom One Week Skeleton Watch Hands-On: Engraved & Beautiful


@MarkCarson 3 hander w/steel bracelet. A serious watch.

1 week, 2 days ago on Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Watch Hands-On


The side-view is reminiscent of some higher-end audiophile turntables.

1 week, 2 days ago on Ulysse Nardin Announces New Proprietary Silicon Anchor Escapement


This is an interesting step forward for the MLC marque.

Good for them.

1 week, 2 days ago on Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Gravity Watch Hands-On


A simple guide:

Let the shoes you will wear (or not wear) determine your watch choice.

Sport, dress/formal, casual, sandals or barefoot. Wear the appropriate watch for the shoes you choose.

1 week, 6 days ago on How To Choose What Watch To Buy


Good to see this kind of useful experimentation being done in the 'watch world.'

Kudos to Hamilton for pushing this segment of the envelope.

This type of process has been used for many years in the gunsmith world. Deep, beautiful blued barrels and "antiquing" of frames is a controlled oxidation process. Forms a protective and hardened surface.

Look forward to seeing how this technique will play out in this application.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Hamilton Reveals The Khaki Pilot Pioneer Aluminum, A Hands-On With Their First Watch In Aluminum


Made for trust fund babies and wannabes with too much disposable cash (not that either is necessarily a bad thing).

Sad to see a marketing/sales department given reign over a company with such a distinguished heritage as IWC.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Charles Darwin Watch In Bronze Hands-On


I like this one. I usually prefer "vintage" style sports watches as they tend to be somewhat cleaner in their design and legibility.

Example is the current trend of many marques to bring out new versions of their classic models.

Thanks for the opportunity.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on GIVEAWAY UNIQ P-47 Chronograph Watch


I am a fan of the 3 handed Cellinis.

I do hope you will be able to include some introduction, and possibly even some photos, of the Prince side of the Cellini collection.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Rolex Cellini Dual Time Watch For 2014 Hands-On


@mrchan84 Ha...ha.

Previous experience with depleted uranium renders this a rather sensitive subject.

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Hublot Big Bang Atomic D-38 Watch Proves Your Manliness With Radioactive Uranium


There is something very macho *stupid* about flirting with danger."

This company never fails to hit all the wrong buttons. 

Once again they have lived down to their reputation.

from Wiki...

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Hublot Big Bang Atomic D-38 Watch Proves Your Manliness With Radioactive Uranium


Not too bad an effort. Front is clean, legible and with no surprises.

Back view is a bit "Steam-punkish" IMO. Nice contrast to the pedestrian front.

More stretching of the design legs...and that is a good thing.

Boeing Model 247...not a bad choice:

"The world's first modern passenger airliner. In early 1933 it was the first to combine an all-metal, low-wing, twin-engine design with retractable landing gear. It also introduced the autopilot, pneumatically operated de-icing equipment and the variable-pitch propeller. The 247 flew at 189 mph, nearly 50 mph faster than competing airliners. It was able to shave 7 1/2 hours off the flight time from New York to Los Angeles."

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Bremont Boeing Model 247 Watch Hands-On


Rules?....we don't need no stinkin' rules!  But a few common sense items might well apply.

1. The security reasons for wearing a watch flipped over are real for some situations. With the bright lume of some marques it can be seen at great distances - especially with amplified optics. Also, if one is in a rather shady or questionable area (unsafe) it can help cut down on the "bling factor" which might help to avoid unwanted attention.

2. Above the wrist bone or below - your choice. I usually wear above - I do not like crowns digging into the top of my hand.


4. Unless you are obviously wealthy - no gold. Even worse - no fake gold.

5. How tight? No floppy watches. This is not the 80's and Miami Vice is no longer a fashion statement. (sorry Don)

6. Does Your watch match your belt buckles?  No  one cares. If they tell you it's important - delete their #, un"friend" them and don't answer when they call/text.

Wear what you like. If its old and beat-up...says its your "beater" watch...your vintage every day wear. (You should have a beater and a "nice" (not necessarily expensive) one for formal or dress-up wear.

But really, don't let fashionistas dominate your watch wearing. 

Buy for the reasons you are comfortable with - not someone elses opinion. There are a lot of choices - Be Happy!


2 weeks, 5 days ago on Are There Watch-Wearing Style Rules?


Nice watch. Modern upgrades on a classic.

Omega is doing well with the Scotsman at the helm.

Oh, and this, "Omega is typically inspired by models from its "museum collection" in the interest of perpetuating core style codes and the visual DNA that has brought the brand to where it is today."....well said.

Applicable to that 'other' well-known marque as well. You know, the one that "gets no respect!"

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial Watch Hands-On


Quite a lovely time piece.

And a nice review & video.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Rolex Cellini Time: Return Of The Crown’s Dress Watch


@erikdy Agree. That exposed copper coil is more than a bit off-putting.

3 weeks ago on Bulova Accutron II Alpha Watch Hands-On: The New & Affordable Spaceview With A Precisionist Movement


I like this piece. Especially like the sweeping second hand. And I can live with the accuracy of only 5-10 seconds a

However, I do not like the exposed dial. It just looks shabby and unfinished for a watch of this 'caliber' and historical significance. Do something with what's inside the gold ring and I'll add one to the collection.

3 weeks ago on Bulova Accutron II Alpha Watch Hands-On: The New & Affordable Spaceview With A Precisionist Movement


I like it. Legible, durable and well-designed.

Smart move up-dating a classic and well-accepted design with todays technology.

Good review Mr. Yeo...xie xie...(Mando only...debuqi)

3 weeks ago on Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial Watch


Personally, not a fan of these multi-hand watches. But the Breitling Chronomat has a loyal crowd among aviation professionals and wannabes.

I predict that this will hit a very sweet spot among this crowd and do well for Breitling.

3 weeks ago on Breitling Chronomat Airborne Watch


We have a winner.

On steel or rubber.


3 weeks, 1 day ago on Tudor Heritage Ranger 79910 Watch For 2014 Hands-On


Were Rolex to offer this with a white dial, no cyclops and on a stainless steel Jubilee I would buy it.

And to be frank, I am not a fan of the GMT Master. I would buy this from sheer nostalgia.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Rolex GMT-Master II 116719 BLRO Watch With Red & Blue Ceramic: Return Of The Pepsi Bezel


Nice review, nice photographs and a very nice watch. Thank you Mr. Stacey.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000 Ref. 116600 Watch For 2014 Hands-On


My guess is that all of these are pre-sold.

Something like this precludes having a salesperson being involved.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Zenith Pilot Type 20 Grand Feu Watch: Engraved White Gold + Sapphire Crystal Case


I much prefer the burgundy & gold version. Just looks nicer.

This iteration, unfortunately, comes perilously close to looking like a "fake/rep" "old" Submariner attempt.

And while I'm pontificating - in addition to star42s' comments - I will say that all of these models should be worn with a stainless steel Jubilee bracelet. Quite nice.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on 2014 Tudor Heritage Black Bay “Blue” 79220B Watch Hands-On


Absolute stupidity in this day and time.

Who are these people?

This is not a 'concealed weapon.' This is an arrest and/or lawsuit waiting to happen.

Ignorance. Sheer unmitigated ignorance.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Artya Makes Another Airport-Unfriendly Item: Watch Buckle With Hidden Knife


A beautiful watch ruined by that ugly gaping hole at 6 o'clock.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Tourbillon Watch Hands-On


Ditto on the very good review!

Much congratulations Mr. S. Glad you won the watch.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Watch Winner Review: Gc Gc-3 Automatic


Be still my's all a flutter....;)

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Rolex Watches At Baselworld 2014 Teaser Video


Good review of a good solid watch.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Armida A8 Brass Watch Review


@MarkCarson Respectfully disagree with the current innovation pace observation.

There is such a thing as "putting too fine an edge" on things. I'd like to think that this is the approach used by  Rolex. Sort of a "don't fix it if it ain't broke" alongside a "lets make it better when we truly can make it better."

Perhaps, just my view as a long-time owner and admirer of the marque. But I have never been convinced of anything different. Obviously, I do not care for the "next new thing" or adding bells & whistles merely to join in the parade.

p.s. - Another excellent piece on marque history. Thank you.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on What Are Rolex Oyster Professional Watches? A History


@mcv1973a Don't mind him...he's from Barcelona...named Manuel...

1 month ago on Follow Us At The Baselworld 2014 Watch Show Next Week


@arieladamsisgay LOL...the sad mewlings of unrequited love.

Earthquake in West L.A. shake you up a bit tootsie?

Bite your pillow in silence.

1 month ago on Sablier Grand Cru Watch Review


Congratulations - Fine watch.

"I’m not so keen on the resin. I suspect it will show wear a lot sooner than the rest of the watch."

Oh, that's that "aged" look - all the rage among a certain set - they even pay extra to have it done.

1 month ago on Watch Winner Review: Traser Red Combat


(sigh)...another week...another "pimp my wrist" by u-know-who....

1 month ago on Hublot Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Chrono Is Official Watch Of 2014 Brazil FIFA World Cup


Very nice watch.

The thin bezel makes for a lot of 'face' with the dial. Speaking of which, I would highly recommend tritium on the 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 & 11 markers as well as the minute ans second sticks. 

The concave crystal is a nice treat - innovative without, as you phrase it, "screaming for attention. Well played follow-up on the crown. Nice attention to detail there.

I respect this piece, its design and thoughtful execution. Of course, I also think this is a bit "optimistically" priced. But, I do think this will remain with the buyer for many years. I do not expect these to float-up on the 'pre-owned' market. No, I think these will be appreciated by a more...shall we say...mature aficionado.

"Mature watch lover keen on supporting independent brands who happens to enjoy wine."...well, seems 'bespoke' for myself with that line.

1 month ago on Sablier Grand Cru Watch Review


@csong36 Would that be "ex-husband" now?

(just kidding of course)

1 month ago on How Do I Clean My Watch?

Reply$23,000.00 times no.

And, to me, its not exactly legible at a quick glance.

1 month ago on Bell & Ross WW1 Regulateur Pink Gold Watch Hands-On