Pac Rim. Historic old port city on a tropical island.
Opinions expressed are mine and mine alone. Feel free to disagree - but have a damn good reason and clearly state it.
@NVJim @Jimxxx Radial engine....with a very subtle grin.
57 minutes ago on Perrelet Turbine Skeleton Watch
The Great, The Good and The Fugly - very nice review choices.
1 hour, 4 minutes ago on BEST FROM: aBlogtoWatch & Friends February 27, 2015
Congratulations and a great write-up!
1 hour, 5 minutes ago on WATCH WINNER REVIEW: Tudor Heritage Chrono
Nothing for the XK-120?
1 day, 11 hours ago on Bremont Jaguar MKI And MKII Non-Limited Edition Jaguar Collaboration Watches
It appears that I am approaching "Luddite" status on this topic.
1 day, 12 hours ago on MMT ‘Horological Smartwatch’ Platform Finally Ties Switzerland To Silicon Valley
@aBlogtoWatch @5803822 "Hubba-Hubba."
Oh yeah...pardon me...I'm married.
1 day, 13 hours ago on Why The Apple Watch Is Heavily Marketed To Women
@techangelist Its all about the apple "fanboy" demo.
@avalaurie86 Nice looking bidness at MMC.
3 days, 20 hours ago on 10 Things To Know About How Rolex Makes Watches
It looks like these gadgets are "getting there."
(I thought that "thin wrists" observation was funny)
3 days, 23 hours ago on Pebble ‘Time’ Smartwatch Puts Pebble Back In The Game: New User Interface, Notable Design Updates
This gentleman has the 3-D effect going well for his work.
Stunning in a very good way.
Thanks to the author for this piece.
4 days ago on Affordable Hand-Engraved Watch Movements By Artur Akmaev
@MisterDeal @DG Cayse I know product placement shots when I see them.
As I said, I do like the watches.
As to the "awards", the public votes with its money - AMERICAN SNIPER WON IT ALL.
I do not care for "Hollywood" and most of the wannabees who fawn over what it represents.
(and I lived in SoCali for over a decade. HB on PCH just over the bridge from SB)
5 days, 1 hour ago on Whiplash Movie Editor Tom Cross Chooses Perfect Jaeger-LeCoultre Watch For Academy Awards
Great interview. Thanks Mr. Kansa.
"The sea was angry that day...Are you a Marine Biologist? Why yes...Yes I am."
5 days, 14 hours ago on My First Grail Watch: Hamilton Powell
Excellent piece Mr. Bredan. Told with care and simpatico.
This piece demonstrates 3 essential elements of craftsmanship.
Strength as shown in the making of a base movement without unnecessary complications.
Beauty shown in the design and engraving contained on this piece throughout its' creation.
Patience shown in the beveling and polishing of each piece of the caliber.
Coming together they all show art and truth.
(and truly great pictures also!)
6 days, 19 hours ago on Movement Hands-On Series Episode 2: A Movement Conceived And Made Entirely By The Same Independent Watchmaker
I do hope ABTW was paid well for this bit of Hollywood product placement trivia/drivel.
(I do like the watches)
1 week ago on Whiplash Movie Editor Tom Cross Chooses Perfect Jaeger-LeCoultre Watch For Academy Awards
How did Hublot miss this one?
1 week ago on Serena Williams And Audemars Piguet Watches
This watch makes my stomach upset. Like I just ate a really bad, spicy hot pot (Hua Gua for those in the know).
Like I am just ready to hurl.
1 week, 1 day ago on Zenith Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane Grand Voyage II Watch Hands-On
@GrantStoecker I giver you the James Brown meme, because I really don't think you are responsible for you post:
1 week, 1 day ago on Tissot T-Touch ‘Pocket Touch’ Watch
I am a long time fan of GO, I am not feeling it with this option.
1 week, 1 day ago on Updated Glashütte Original PanoMaticLunar, PanoReserve Models For 2015
A truly classically elegant timepiece. I do remember seeing the magazine adverts for this timepiece.
Beautiful photo of Mr. Horwitt. Any idea who the photographer was?
1 week, 3 days ago on Movado Museum Dial Watch Ready For A Return? Movado Thinks So: Its History & Horwitt’s Struggle
LOL..yeah. There are people who will gladly pay good money for a half-built piece of expectation like this.
That's what makes the world go 'round.
1 week, 4 days ago on Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre Spherotourbillon Moon Watch Hands-On
@spiceballs @DG Cayse @MarkCarson @Panagiotis "Don't mind him. He's from Bar-ce-lo-na"
1 week, 4 days ago on Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar Watch Review
For a number of years I have watched the evolution of the T-Touch models. I have wanted to like them. But never quite "got on the train" with them.
Now, with this model, and the Sea Touch mentioned, I find at least 2 very good reasons to give them a try.
Good review and nice functional watch.
1 week, 5 days ago on Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar Watch Review
@MarkCarson @Panagiotis "Basel World ! "...Basil ?...Just don't mention the war!
Finally, a Tissot that I like and can actually find useful.
1 week, 5 days ago on Tissot Sea-Touch Watch Review
@MisterDeal @DG Cayse I stand corrected.
The author of this piece, you, does make reference to the Movado. My apologies for my error.
In re-reading my comment I also used " to " instead of "too" prior to gangly.
I really should finish my coffee before commenting. (Early morning my time)
I also now make the connection re:names: Matt Diehl/MisterDeal. Well played.
1 week, 5 days ago on Piaget Black Tie “Vintage Inspiration” Watch Hands-On
Interesting choice of store Mr. Carson.
1 week, 6 days ago on Buying Watches In Greenwich, Connecticut: Manfredi Jewels
Quite an interesting write-up Mr. Diehl. Especially the brief intro to the Beta 21 motor. A bit of horological history there.
It is also interesting that there is no mention of the other ground-breaking minimalist offering of the time - Movado. Somehow, the Movado design managed to continue on while this design faded out.
I do think that the 'wristy'(sp?) shot in this piece make this watch look terrible - Just my opinion. It looks over-sized and almost gawkish rather than elegant and intriguing. And it looks much to gangly for any "under the cuff" application.
But then I imagine it was designed for display rather than discreet appreciation.
I also think that a modern day offering of this in steel would sell very well. Simply based on heritage and nostalgia for days gone by. (Ronda quartz)
1 week, 6 days ago on Piaget Black Tie “Vintage Inspiration” Watch Hands-On
@frustin @DG Cayse No. Not so much that.
Where I live it is a good to hear someone at least trying to speak English. Some of the presenters speak, at least, some form of the English language. Although honestly, some of them might as well be speaking Welsh or an heretofore unknown dialect for which the 'Rosetta Stone' has not yet been uncovered and deciphered. Just pure gibberish.
Also, they are far to the left of my political positions on just about every possible subject. The smug self-satisfied, leftist mewlings of most of them is grating on my nerves at such an early hour - 0445.
1 week, 6 days ago on Ariel Adams On BBC World Service Program “The Why Factor” To Talk Watches
Ahh...the Rolex Sky-Dweller.
Continuing in the Rolex vein, it is a bit much...for some.
2 weeks ago on Rolex Sky-Dweller Watch: New Gold Colors Hands-On
These actually look...dare I say it?...FUN!
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Swatch Irony XLite Watches New For 2015
The Vac Con Overseas model has been on my "Want Want" list for far too long.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Vacheron Constantin Harmony Ultra-Thin Grande Complication Chronograph Watch Hands-On
I loathe the BBC and its "presenters."
They speeded up your voice Mr. Adams.
(My daily wake-up is to the BBC)
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Ariel Adams On BBC World Service Program “The Why Factor” To Talk Watches
@Panagiotis Excellent added perspective.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Breitling Chronospace Military Watch Hands-On
2 weeks, 3 days ago on De Bethune DB28 GS “Grand Sport” Watch Hands-On
A watch-pimp is still a pimp.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Justin Rose Is New Hublot Watches Ambassador As Brand Enters World Of Golf
I seem to have, somehow, missed the '70s.
I like this watch. Bold and to the point.
Nice detail. Good piece.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date Watch Hands-On
@Fraser Petrick @Shawnnny Grumpy is a good place to start from.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Grande Complication Watch Hands-On
@MarkCarson @DG Cayse @5803822 Excellent point!
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic PAM328 On Bracelet Watch Review
@MarkCarson @5803822 To toss my 2 bits in on this, I do not think that Panerai is marketing this as a "dive" watch. Rather, more of a 'water resistance/durable sports' watch.
Just my take on the absence of typical "dive watch" features.
After all, how many "dive watches" identify with leather straps?...lol.
IMO, Panerai look much nicer on these steel bracelets.
Further update - 02 Jan 2015
The Baiji has been setting on my desk for quite a long time. Thanks to a kind contributor to this site I will be sending it off to a CONUS (I am not located in the U.S.) repair shop in the next few weeks.
Prometheus has been less than helpful in assisting with repairs. Caveat Emptor.
I do like this watch. It is solidly made and the ST2130 caliber inside it keep very accurate time. A fine example of good QC by the contract manufacturer who made and assembled the watch.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Prometheus Baiji Tritium Dive Watch Review
@stillhereotss Perhaps a bit of egg in your beer as well?
3 weeks ago on Prometheus Sailfish Watch Review
@5803822 See my response below.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Prometheus Sailfish Watch Review
@MarkCarson @DG Cayse I can only speak of the Baiji, which I reviewed for ABTW previously.
It is a well-made and durable watch. It is not a small watch. It does not easily slip under a cuff. It features an ST2130 caliber, which is a good motor. It also features tritium 25 as luminance on the hands and dial.
Again, I am speaking solely re: the Baiji.
It was a Chinese made piece with very good build quality.
As a boutique offering, it was the recipient of quite a number of "custom" manufactured parts. After sale availability of these parts can be a problem.
This should be a serious consideration in a purchasing decision.
At US$276K it should, at the very least, feature a mute/vibrate option. What a horrible mish-mash of metal.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Cathedral Minute Repeater Carbon Watch Hands-On
@MarkCarson "I like it despite the mentioned drawbacks."
As the owner of another Prometheus watch, the Baiji which is setting on my desk as I type this, there are other aspects of ownership to be considered as well.
Back in the day, I had an employee who loved Swatch watches. I would buy her one as a bonus and she would be tickled pink with it. I personally thought they were junk - but she loved them.
I am changing my mind about them of late. For the positive.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Swatch Sistem51 Watch – Cool New Styles For 2015
Sinn is a fine marque. Their investment and use of technology has advanced the tool watch designation to a much higher level.
Good review Mr. Stacey.
(I dislike the strap featured here - it's a personal thing and I'm sure that many, if not most, would find it very acceptable)
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Sinn EZM 9 TESTAF Watch Hands-On
@CostinHurezanu Stowa makes a fine watch - however the features and tgechnology of the Sinn eclipse any of their offerings.