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.
I am in total agreement about Sinn leading in the techno department. Great brand and great tool watches.
My Son was walking by the computer as I was reading this. He immediately pointed and said -"Buy this! You must get this watch!" - He loves anything orange.
Nice piece Mr. Stacey.
19 hours, 5 minutes ago on Sinn EZM 7 S Limited Edition Watch Hands-On
Well done Mr. Yeo.
1 day, 7 hours ago on BEST FROM: aBlogtoWatch & Friends March 27, 2015
What ever you do, do NOT put "bubble butt" in the YouTube search feature.
I'm just saying. You have been warned.
1 day, 7 hours ago on Corum Bubble Watch Is Back For 2015
Nicely written piece Mr. Adams.
Not being a Panerai fan-boy, I must say that I do like the look of the dial.
But, IMO, one would do better to spend the $20k on something that does not inspire jokes behind your back about your probable pecker size.
1 day, 7 hours ago on Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech 3 Days Automatic PAM616 Watch Hands-On
@SN0WKRASH @DG Cayse "Steady is the hand that guides the ship"...or some-such blather as that. Folks know that all of the good things are "in the kitchen."
1 day, 20 hours ago on Top 10 Watches Of Baselworld 2015
Nice group photo. I'm guessing Mr. Carson was not in the picture due to his sartorial preferences for loud shirts and grass skirts.
Nice coverage guys...(and gals if applicable, which of course it is as someone had to been things humming along on the technical side of things) :thumbs up:
@DG Cayse I would also cast a vote for the Airboss Mechanical Black Edition. Nicely done, but IMO, adding some '13-24' time markers would greatly improve this one.
@I_G If it lasts more than four (4) hours see a medical professional (Doctor).
2 days, 14 hours ago on Top 10 Watches Of Baselworld 2015
The Glashutte Original Senator Observer gets my vote of the group presented.
"The busiest person I could think of was President Barack Obama."...busy on the golf course.
It's not a pretty thing when hipsters go bad.
2 days, 23 hours ago on Olio Model 1 Smartwatch From New Company With Top Talent
I, for one, am admittedly glad tha ABTW includes pieces such as this for review.
The humo(u)r in the comments makes it all worthwhile.
2 days, 23 hours ago on Romain Jerome Spacecraft Black Watch Hands-On
@nickyb66 DITTO -
Thank You Mr. Stacey.
4 days, 10 hours ago on Longines Heritage Diver 1967 Chronograph Hands-On
Another useless complication tossed in for effete dilettantes.
5 days, 23 hours ago on TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Tourbillon Watch Will Cost About $15,000
@allservice_ro @DG Cayse I cannot be of further assistance to you.
Please contact site operators listed at bottom of page for help with your queries.
6 days, 20 hours ago on Rolex Submariner Review: 114060 & 116610
Personally, I do not care for this "phantom", or sometimes, "stealth" thing that seems to be "in" among some marques.
For me, at least, it's all about legibility. If I need "stealth", I flip the watch over on my wrist - buckle side out.
I guess it's nice to offer it; but, personally, it's a bit silly, IMO.
6 days, 22 hours ago on Eterna Super KonTiki Watches For 2015
@HowieBoyd Maximum legibility on a tool (Diver) watch.
Good review and conclusions.
6 days, 23 hours ago on Longines Avigation Watch Review: Establishing A Heritage
@allservice_ro Quite an understandable assumption on your part.
Might I suggest you contact : http://www.rolex.com/#/home?cmpid=www.gearys.com_plaque
With your accusation as to a knockoff being pictured in this review?
6 days, 23 hours ago on Rolex Submariner Review: 114060 & 116610
Tudor is building a strong brand. A strong identity of their own.
Good for them.
6 days, 23 hours ago on Tudor Pelagos 25600TN Black, 25600TB Blue Watches In-House Made MT5612 Movement Hands-On
Very nice piece Mr. Adams. One of the best on ABTW I've read.
AS is indeed a real-life self-made man. And there are quite a few who are not able to grasp that. He has created his path and has walked it in a powerful way.
The image he presents is easy for him - it IS him. IMO, this truth scares a lot of modern day "girly men" (to use a term from SNL). His is not, and probably will never be, 'politically correct.' (His time as Gov of Cali was rocked by his fighting with the established powers that be (Dems) and even his press abilities were of little help - thus his less than ideal Gov legacy)
Among his talents has been his talent as a businessman. He chose well and IMO this line will do well for his foundation.
And I think this is what a large part of this is about.
He admits that these watches will appeal to a certain demo of the market. (It's called "niche marketing" and it's the smartest form of marketing a product) This demo will buy and wear these pieces. Maybe not as everyday wear;but those in the know will show them in the right context - time and place-wise.
Again, Great interview. Thanks.
1 week ago on Arnold Schwarzenegger Watch Brand Debuts For 2015
@bichondaddy I was looking forward to your comment re:this piece.
You did not disappoint my expectations.
Ok...Ok...who gets to do the "PearlMaster"?
Draw straws or scissors, paper, rock.
1 week, 1 day ago on Rolex Oyster Perpetual Watches New For 2015 Hands-On
Thank you Mr. Stacey. Nice review.
I like much.
As a white dial is not offered I think a red grape would be wonderful. Add a stainless steel Jubilee bracelet (I am extremely Old School) and it looks to be a worthwhile addition.
Now if I can just divert the wife's attention....Hmmmm...
1 week, 2 days ago on Rolex Oyster Perpetual Watches New For 2015 Hands-On
@Quijote @DG Cayse Que Lastima!
1 week, 6 days ago on Fiona Krüger Celebration Skull Watch
Nicely fluted bezel.
1 week, 2 days ago on Omega Globemaster Co-Axial Master Chronometer Watch For 2015 Hands-On
Well Done Mr. Bredan. Excellent article.
ROLEX again shows why it is the reference standard in the industry.
(might I suggest that ABTW add the colour green to their posting options?...heh heh heh)
1 week, 2 days ago on Rolex Day-Date 40 Watches & The New Rolex 3255 Movement Hands-On
Nice to see ROLEX bringing out a new model. Good for the company. My bet is that they will sell everyone of these that they make.
IMO, which no one asked for and fewer still pay for, this is a bit too close to the Submariner. A feature of the 'YachtMaster' design was the "pre-race count down" feature which is required in yacht racing. It is absent on this model. Also, as mentioned, I see no need for the date bubble - it's is just another feature which, IMO, identifies too closely with the Subby.
ROLEX has long been known for the durability of their bracelets - I am willing to bet that this "elastomer" Oysterflex strap will meet their specifications and add a nice choice to their line.
All-in-all, a nice addition with ROLEX bringing new technology and design to their line of proven quality offerings.
Honestly, I would like one w/out the date bubble, on a Jubilee bracelet and in steel....but I am "Old School" that way.
1 week, 3 days ago on Rolex Yacht-Master 116655 Watch In Everose Gold With Black Ceramic Bezel For 2015
Very nice review Mr. Bredan. Truly a classic in the true sense of the word.Zenith has revived this with up-to-date technology and still stayed true to the design parameters that have proven successful.Clean dial,excellent legibility and a known quality factor.
1 week, 3 days ago on Zenith Elite 6150 Watch With New Zenith In-House Movement Inside
They're not serious if it doesn't have lasers.
1 week, 4 days ago on Urwerk UR-1001 Titan Is Intense Zeit Device Pocket Watch For The Wrist Hands-On
Never mind. I guess those large numbers at the bottom of the dial are not the date.
1 week, 4 days ago on Miki Eleta Timeburner Watch Inspired By Motorcycle Engine
The 'date' appears very legible....I guess.
@Fraser Petrick Put me down for NT$0.02.
1 week, 4 days ago on Frédéric Jouvenot Sîn Watch
("Sin" also means...'without'...among other available interpretations of the word)
It is very nice. Good presence.
However...Where is the Great Carsoni and his grass skirt?
Mahalo nookie nookie!
1 week, 4 days ago on See The “aBlogtoWatch Wall” At The Citizen Watch Flagship Store In New York City
@SantiagoT @DG Cayse Being the unrepentant Capitalist that I am, this, Señor, has the makings of a grand plan.
1 week, 5 days ago on Baselworld 2015 Coverage: See The Best New Watches Here March 18 – 26
@SantiagoT @DG Cayse Bidness opportunity !
"The ABTW Snack Booth." (a better name would help - Maybe 'Cafe' ABTW')
A refuge for eats and presenting wares for observation. Let the presenters come to you...happily.
"legibility is pretty good..."..Master of the Understatement you are. :)
1 week, 5 days ago on Oris 110 Years Limited Edition Watch Hands-On
Have fun. Look at watches (and of course tell us about 'em), and eat well!
I like what they have done with the back-side of this watch.
Perhaps one could wear it inside-out and use ones cell when curious about the time?
1 week, 5 days ago on Linde Werdelin Spidolite Updated In Gold, Titanium, And A New Movement
@I_G Also, the seconds subdial would be in question if one was to insist on historical accuracy.
And the lack of a white/cream color dial would be a no-no.
But I like what I see here.
(although the see-thru back is a bit much, IMO)
1 week, 5 days ago on Cartier Tank MC Watch Review
@I_G To be historically accurate - yes.
But to be a classic model brought up-to-date - the Cartier auto mov't can be enjoyed and appreciated.
And the same can be said for the "see-through" case back. Although, with this, I would agree that it is a mistake to include this.
One of my late Fathers prized possessions was a Cartier Tank he brought back after WWII.
Beautiful time piece.
What the well-turned out narcotrafficante is wearing for Dios de la muerte!
Frankly though, if I stare at the top pic long enough it does kind of 'grow' on me.
2 weeks ago on Fiona Krüger Celebration Skull Watch
@SN0WKRASH @iamcalledryan NO....;)
IMO this is a very valid concern for a great number of the viewing audience.
Expressed it myself a few times. (<--complete lack of humility)
Although, to be fair and balanced, there have been reviews and links to some fine watches in the <US$2/300 price range. Just recently the Bulova article showed some very nice new technology watches that were in the "affordable" range. And also, Seiko produces some very fine watches also in this price range. Almost forget the Orient marque.
Good watches in the "affordable" range are out there - one just has to shop wisely and stay informed.
Which is something that ABTW helps with.
(That Bulova head-guy interview was Excellent!)
2 weeks ago on Why Don’t You Cover More ‘Affordable’ Watches On aBlogtoWatch?
I like that (the watch and the comment)..."Tudor may be the playground for Rolex."
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Tudor North Flag Watch With In-House Movement For Baselworld 2015
Well, I tell you what. Those are some damn fines pieces being offered.
Damn fine pictures in the article also.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on MadeWorn American Hand-Engraved Rolex Watches Hands-On
Both front and back are technically fascinating.
The travel instruments also would be welcome.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Angelus U10 Tourbillon Lumiere Watch Marks Brand’s Official Return
The website of Arnold & Son is fascinating.
3 weeks ago on Arnold & Son CTB Chronograph ‘Central True Beat’ Watch Hands-On
What a lovely short video.
Thank you ABTW for posting it.
3 weeks ago on Rolex Datejust Watch: New Official Video
Hell, as I look at this in on a late Saturday afternoon I am thankful that I do not have to write ad copy for shit such as this.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Arnold & Son CTB Chronograph ‘Central True Beat’ Watch Hands-On