Pac Rim. Historic old port city on a tropical island.
I like good things.
By the way, that is not MY picture.
Not the review - The watch.
1 day, 10 hours ago on Devon Works Tread 2 Shining Watch Review
Heh..heh..heh...I am reminded of my dear Ol' Fathers' comments about someone not knowing their a** from a hole in the ground.
Welcome to the future!
1 day, 11 hours ago on Is This What Luxury Smartwatches Will Be Like? Pioneer Jorg Hysek Presents Designs, Interview
@Shawnnny Unlike the ready availability of empty responses.
1 day, 20 hours ago on Christophe & Co. Armill Is $150,000 Self-Powering Smart Bracelet Designed By Pininfarina With Upgradeable Tech
Quite lovely. Beautiful design.
1 day, 21 hours ago on Christophe & Co. Armill Is $150,000 Self-Powering Smart Bracelet Designed By Pininfarina With Upgradeable Tech
Good review of an excellent watch Mr. Kansa.
4 days, 14 hours ago on Ball Engineer II Magneto S Watch Hands-On
@MarkCarson A-M watches are very popular among hospital and research staff people. Some of the equipment they use have very magnetic properties
@MarkCarson @TomBew Glad you mention this Mr. Carson. This is NOT a plain vanilla SW200.
Ball has added considerable value and quality to the movement along with its innovative Anti-Magnetic feature.
@MarkCarson @DG Cayse While I agree with the quote, I will say that spending money on items that might/could/would be described with terms including "poor taste" is not an exclusive property of the American public.
"Taste" is solely in the buyers eye.
I did note that the writing on the back-side of the piece is in English; not French, German, Chinese, etc. I think this is done to cater to the "International" audience which would include Americans.
And as my dear ol' Daddy, G-d rest him, would say sometimes while shaking his head - "Boy, there just ain't no accountin' for taste."
6 days, 19 hours ago on Richard Mille RM 19-02 Tourbillon Fleur Watch Hands-On
"aBlogtoWatch likes to represent the perspective of the successful, yet
price conscious consumer, and as such, we are sensitive to the notion of
products which we feel are overpriced. There are a few new timepiece
models that we would have certainly added to our top 10 watches of SIHH
2015 list which we did not, simply because their prices made them less
appealing options for most people. We don’t feel the need to apologize
to the luxury industry for making a big deal about price, because at the
end of the day, we demand real value on behalf of consumers no matter
the price level. It is our opinion that luxury watch makers are doing
themselves a disservice by following the lead of fashion companies by
attaching a “premium” for their brand name. Instead, brand names should
be indicators of quality and history versus lifestyle and prestige."
Well said. Bravo.
6 days, 23 hours ago on TOP 10 Watches Of SIHH 2015
@rennteam1 Well...which one would get the watch?
The wife or the 'special woman' in your life?
Decisions decisions decisions...;)
6 days, 23 hours ago on Richard Mille RM 19-02 Tourbillon Fleur Watch Hands-On
@bichondaddy Made in Switzerland and sold on a world-wide basis.
@notech47 I thought the size might be a tip - but still not sure.
Is this being offered as a mans watch or a womans' watch?
Or is it a model for those who prefer the "undetermined" status label?
I agree about the lack of visual stimulation on the back - looks to be merely an after thought by the designer.
Why not go full bling and have alternating rows of violet and green gemstones with the white stones on the bezel and surrounding front?
Another design exercise for the display case.
Good review Mr. Kansa.
One of the more accurate offerings for a "dress watch."
1 week, 2 days ago on Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Ultra Slim Hands-On
1 week, 3 days ago on Panerai Novelties SIHH 2015
@MarkCarson @spiceballs @Chaz_Hen I knew I should have saved my Fathers suits from the 50s.
I did also enjoy the rather extended fashion-time of "flare leg" pants.
1 week, 4 days ago on Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15400SR Two-Tone Watch Hands-On
I like it. Clean and legible.
I might like it even better w/out the date complication;but I like this watch as it is.
1 week, 5 days ago on Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15400SR Two-Tone Watch Hands-On
@MarkCarson Now now, there is no reason to bring Hublot into this...;)
1 week, 5 days ago on Get Your Bling On: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Full Pave Diamond Watches For 2015
"I got my mind on my money, and my money on my mind."...words of wisdom from my accountant.
Beautiful, classic, elegant. A stunning presentation of the watchmakers art.
As you well say Mr. Stacy, beautiful from any angle!
1 week, 5 days ago on IWC Portugieser Hand-Wound Eight Days Edition “75th Anniversary” Watch Hands-On
"Texas Timex"...lol. Now that right there does bring back some memories.
Fine review Mr. Carson.
1 week, 6 days ago on Buying Watches In Frisco, Texas: Timeless Luxury Watches
In reading this piece two things come to mind:
1) An image of a basset hound with his/her head hanging outside of a car window
2) Just because something sounds cool at the moment, it doesn't mean you should actually do it.
(Can I get one with a lazer gun that shoots out the heat of 10,000 suns ?)
2 weeks ago on Breva Genie 03 Speedmeter Watch Hands-On
I like it. A tad busy for my liking, maybe the 3 hander would be more to my personal tastes.
DangerussArt did a very good job !
RL is one of the very few "fashion designers" whose work I like and buy.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Ralph Lauren Automotive Chronograph Watch For SIHH 2015
@BigMike213 ...and the Macallan and the Glenmorangie (its the water)
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Omega Crawl With aBlogtoWatch Was Fun With Watches Across Time
Looks like a nice time and a great review.
My guess is the party kicked in when everyone arrived at Mr. Khorsandis' place...;)
@SuperStrapper I am merely making a prediction for future value to collectors/investors.
The provenance appears intact and I am also assuming (dangerous of course) that original papers and packaging will be included.
Lord knows there are much sillier items that command outrageous prices in the eyes of the fan base. "Fool and his/her money" and all that.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on 58 New Old Stock Breitling Watches “Last Of The Joseph Iten Collection” On eBay For $125,000
Some interesting information on there for digestion.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Despite Poor Economic Conditions Why 2014 Saw Slight Increases In Swiss Watch Sales
I have two thoughts about this:
1) I think the US$125,000 price tag on this collection is an outstanding bargain when one factors in the appreciation that will occur and the ROI on selling individual pieces.
2) I predict (rightly or wrongly - all is a gamble) that the stopwatches will be next to gain in collectors value. This is what Mr. Breitling used to gain access to the US market for his watches.
Just another opinion.
A quite colorful piece of jewelery, a bit distracting I do think, that may indeed be used, on occasion, to determine the approximate time where one is located.
Does it come with a pen & pencil set?
Nice write-up Mr. Yeo.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Montblanc Heritage Spirit Obris Terrarum Watch
@Chaz_Hen More like - "unfinished."
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Tissot Chemin Des Tourelles Squelette Watch
Quite possibly a nice offering. However, this unfinished prototype is lacking.
It may be interesting to see what this piece looks like when it is ready for public debut.
@MarkDevious Well said Mr. Devious. Sound reasoning.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Moonphase Watch Hands-On
Bremont does try awfully hard. Must give them that.
Oh, and thank you for the heads-up on this film.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Bremont Kingsman Watches For & In “Kingsman: The Secret Service” Movie
Well done Mr. Falco !
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Guy 3D Prints Excellent, Massive Rolex Submariner Watch: A True Desk Diver
@Chaz_Hen "Save the Naugas !"
Great pictures and very detailed commentary Mr. L.
I must confess I knew little of this marque prior to seeing here on ABTW. I entered the contest and was hoping to win this time piece. I see that it went to one who appreciates its detail and quality - Bravo!
An aside: What some see as "vintage," I find myself seeing as contemporary.
Oh well. Life does go on ;)
3 weeks ago on WATCH WINNER REVIEW: Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver
The thinning out of the herd begins.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Wellograph Fitness Smartwatch Review
This is a 'watchmakers watch."
Meaning a technical display of expertise over fashion.
It has rather humble beginnings but through the art of the watchmaker it is elevated to a qualified peak in the range.
Not a mountain top;but a higher ground among its peers.
(Maybe one definition of the "Field watch" designation.)
I will say that I am undecided regarding the skeletal hands. Also, I do not care for the "Los Angeles, Ca" on the dial. Perhaps a simple "made in U.S.A." along the bottom would have been more acceptable.
And a bit of lume somewhere might be useful when daylight turns to darkness (or the room lights are out).
But overall, a nice offering of the Watchmakers art.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Weiss Special Issue Field Watch Hands-On
@BrianLockhart @aBlogtoWatch @DG Cayse A very good point. And a point worthy of consideration in the big picture of ABTW.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Hublot Watches Get The Mr. Brainwash Treatment In Miami
@aBlogtoWatch @DG Cayse Sincerely, your reply is very kind. Thank you. It is just a suggestion to cover a demographic that, I suspect, is the largest out there for the general buying public.
If I come across something that might be relevant, I will gladly send you a heads-up.
Best to you and all of your group for 2015.
Good review Mr. Kansa. The technology is getting there.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Guess Connect Smartwatch Styled By Guess And Powered By Martian Technology
The more ABTW allows access to the "insider people" of the watch trade, the more I want nothing to do with it.
I had my fill of Eurotrash in the 1980's when I worked there and todays Eurotrash-Wannabes is just not worth my time.
How about that suggestion of one column a week devoted to new quality watches under US$500 ?
@MarkCarson @Fraser Petrick Either one I think. Kind of a Red Green 'homage' piece.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on HYT Skull Watch Is Cool, Does Not Indicate Minutes
I would wear this piece if I were to be selected as the winner.....hint hint hint
I am on TF's mailing list.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on WATCH GIVEAWAY: Tudor Heritage Chrono 70330N Sponsored By TrueFacet
@MarkCarson @Fraser Petrick Mr. Carson - no fair bashing the Canadians...(while they're looking.)...;)
Oh...wow...another "ego exercise."
I am all for pushing the envelope with actual watch technology. This, however is simply an over-priced useless ego trip being foisted off as "cool."
Please ABTW, come back to reality.
Well, it does have a splatter of what may be lume on the hands.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Richard Mille RM63-01 Dizzy Hands Watch Hands-On
Palm Desert/Palm Springs is known for many things - watch shops are not one of them.
I do enjoy these pieces though.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Buying Watches In Palm Desert, California: Leeds & Son Fine Jewelers
I would be more concerned about the layout of the dial and its legibility than the functionality of the piece.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on WATCH GIVEAWAY: Claude Bernard Chronograph Automatic
Some beautiful watches Cartier, AP, Bulova, AP, the ever present Rolex...and a dog or two.
Where is the Hublot entry?...LOL!
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