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I like this watch, but, frankly, in the 4th to the last picture, (of the ones just above the "Pages: 1, 2"), it looks freakishly large. For a 'Dress' watch.

Perspective distortion perhaps.

21 hours, 25 minutes ago on Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Watches For 2014 Hands-On

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@MarkCarson Presented as an homage to the cucaracha design school.

1 day, 15 hours ago on URWERK UR-105M Iron & Dark Knight Watches Hands-On

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@D S Vilhena Well, then there is a bizness opportunity to set-up a credentialed Cert Lab with high standards that will accept any and all watches submitted.

Do it and they will come...;)

1 day, 21 hours ago on Observatoire Chronometrique+ New Alternative To COSC Chronometer Certification?

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@MarkCarson

And at that price, you don't have to sell a lot. (punch line to a very old joke)

Replacing with Little Mermaid, Hello Kitty (gag!), some anime character or a choice like that would probably also work - just maybe at a slower pace. 

Mickey, Minnie, Goofy or Bugs would be a good move. Or Emilio Zapata! Ay yi yiiiiii!

1 day, 21 hours ago on Zenith Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane Revolución Watches For South America

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@Spaceguitar Those items, both from Switzerland for approx. US$125.00 and from India for approx. US$70.00, are already available.

From the specs of these items, I think it may be able to be manufactured for significantly less. 

And the 'degaussing/demangnification' procedure is accomplished in mere seconds.

3 days, 5 hours ago on Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 15,000 Gauss Watch Review

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@D S Vilhena I, for one, see this as a positive move from both a consumer and manufacturer POV.

If gradually the 'real world' certification of each model occurs, then the customer has further assurance that they are paying for a quality product.

As to the manufacturers, this third party testing will establish a better 'ground level' of quality for each manufacturer to begin from in their process.

As to the "fake watch market"...I think it might lead to a further clarification of this term;and an increase inquality all around.

If a "fake watch" tells the time accurate and reliably - iot is no longer a "fake watch."

If a "fake watch" accomplishes the above, but is made to resemble a "famous" marque - then it is a "counterfeit" and not a fake. But it is then a "counterfeit" that achieves a quality level that has passed the 3rd party certification standards...and is sold for a quite significant lesser amount of money.


What to do...LOL...what to do....?


3 days, 5 hours ago on Observatoire Chronometrique+ New Alternative To COSC Chronometer Certification?

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@timekeeper703 inancial boycott of the Zenith marques is a very effective method of displaying consumer/client/customer disagreement with the actions of a manufacturer.

The use of the 'social media' in furthering this displeasure can be an effective tool.

In this faceless diverse organization, to which you refer, there will be a singular person, or group, responsible for originating the plan/idea/marketing strategy which has instigated such a backlash. This is what can be accomplished.

To plead for a lack of action due to corporate diversification  is to grant license and approval for such actions to be repeated in the future. This gradual dulling of the boundaries of acceptability is the result. Gradually more and more of what was formerly  unthinkable, becomes not only acceptable, but even mainstream.


I wonder if you will be so supportive of a new "Miley Cyrus" timepiece with its

strategically placed tourbillion(sp?) twerking out the minutes?

3 days, 5 hours ago on Zenith Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane Revolución Watches For South America

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@aBlogtoWatch @D S VilhenaDesigned for the Marxist Drug Lord money market.

4 days, 3 hours ago on Zenith Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane Revolución Watches For South America

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Something to consider:

The lead time for a product such as this to be brought to the marketplace is considerable. One year, perhaps longer.

Who was the CEO at Zenith who signed off approving this insulting travesty?

Where is this person today?


(rhetorical questions)

4 days, 3 hours ago on Zenith Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane Revolución Watches For South America

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Che is dead....pendejos.


What is next Zenith? The Danny Ortega Sandinasty model....piriquacos.

4 days, 8 hours ago on Zenith Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane Revolución Watches For South America

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

6 days, 16 hours ago on DOXA SUB 300T-Graph Chronograph Watches Hands-On

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


(not that there is anything inherently wrong with that)

6 days, 21 hours ago on DOXA SUB 300T-Graph Chronograph Watches Hands-On

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Bravo Rolex...Very well done!

1 week ago on Rolex Cellini Date Watch New For 2014 Hands-On

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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.

1 week, 1 day ago on Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement L.M. Watch In Pink Gold Hands-On

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@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.

 

1 week, 1 day ago on Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement L.M. Watch In Pink Gold Hands-On

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@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.

1 week, 2 days ago on Rolex Watches Appoints Jean-Frederic Dufour As New CEO

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@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.

1 week, 2 days ago on Rolex Watches Appoints Jean-Frederic Dufour As New CEO

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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 crying...alone...in her shabby apartment.

1 week, 2 days ago on Bulova Accutron Watch Ad Pitch Opens MAD MEN Season 7

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Interesting development.

1 week, 3 days ago on Rolex Watches Appoints Jean-Frederic Dufour As New CEO

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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.

1 week, 4 days ago on GIVEAWAY: Four LEGO Watches For Adults

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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.

1 week, 4 days ago on Armin Strom One Week Skeleton Watch Hands-On: Engraved & Beautiful

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

2 weeks ago on Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Watch Hands-On

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

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Ulysse Nardin Announces New Proprietary Silicon Anchor Escapement

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This is an interesting step forward for the MLC marque.

Good for them.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Gravity Watch Hands-On

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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.


2 weeks, 5 days ago on How To Choose What Watch To Buy

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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.

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

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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.

3 weeks ago on IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Charles Darwin Watch In Bronze Hands-On

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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.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on GIVEAWAY UNIQ P-47 Chronograph Watch

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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.

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

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@mrchan84 Ha...ha.

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

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

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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...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depleted_uranium

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

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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:

http://www.boeing.com/news/frontiers/archive/2003/december/photos/12-COV-247.jpg

"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."

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Bremont Boeing Model 247 Watch Hands-On

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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.

3. NO HELLO KITTY - - EVER!

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!


 

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Are There Watch-Wearing Style Rules?

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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!"

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial Watch Hands-On

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Quite a lovely time piece.


And a nice review & video.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Rolex Cellini Time: Return Of The Crown’s Dress Watch

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

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Bulova Accutron II Alpha Watch Hands-On: The New & Affordable Spaceview With A Precisionist Movement

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

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

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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, 5 days ago on Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial Watch

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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, 5 days ago on Breitling Chronomat Airborne Watch

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We have a winner.

On steel or rubber.


RLTW!

4 weeks ago on Tudor Heritage Ranger 79910 Watch For 2014 Hands-On

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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.

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

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

4 weeks ago on Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000 Ref. 116600 Watch For 2014 Hands-On

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

Something like this precludes having a salesperson being involved.

1 month ago on Zenith Pilot Type 20 Grand Feu Watch: Engraved White Gold + Sapphire Crystal Case

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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.

1 month ago on 2014 Tudor Heritage Black Bay “Blue” 79220B Watch Hands-On

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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.

1 month ago on Artya Makes Another Airport-Unfriendly Item: Watch Buckle With Hidden Knife

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

1 month ago on A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Tourbillon Watch Hands-On

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Ditto on the very good review!

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

1 month ago on Watch Winner Review: Gc Gc-3 Automatic

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