Pac Rim. Historic old port city on a tropical island.
I like things.
Heaven help me, but, the more I am seeing of these Reversos the more I like them.
First stayed at Raffles in 1971. It was a 'unique' experience. Re-visited about every 6 or 7 yrs since then. It went shabby over the years. During the 80's and early 90's it was actually a sad place. Not the Long Bar, of course, but the overall decline in the hotel. Big renovation just completed in time for the 125th. Its now back to its "Grand" status and the afternoon teas are again attracting the ,,,Ladies.
The Long Bar continues its traditional standards....Drinks Wallah! ....G&T with a dash...and be quick about it man!
21 hours, 39 minutes ago on Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Watch for Singapore's Raffles Hotel
IMO, a very smart marketing move. Good price point, acceptable caliber quality, eye-appealing presence.
Enticing to brand loyalists and maybe, I think yes, sufficient pull to bring in some who are new to the brand.
"Fun" ( I personally detest the use of this adjective in marketing) stuff for the toe-dippers.
21 hours, 58 minutes ago on Zodiac Sea Dragon Limited Edition Watch In Bright Retro Colors
Very nice insight on your visit to the FC headquarters. Enjoyable listen.
1 day, 15 hours ago on HourTime Show Watch Podcast Episode 138 – Ugly Smart Watch, Fun Making Watches
Truly a magnificent example of "The Watchmakers Art."
One for the display case...with mirror behind it so that one can see the splendid mechanism of this piece.
2 days, 18 hours ago on George Daniels Co-Axial Chronograph Watch Hands-On
Sincere congratulations on winning such a unique time piece.
2 days, 18 hours ago on Winner Announced: Ritmo Mundo Persepolis Triple Time Watch
Rarely have I seen so many people openly admit to an advert campaign zoom so loftily over their heads.
2 days, 18 hours ago on “Rolex And Icons” Video Campaign Launches To Promote Famous Wearers
@Ulysses31 The Joys of Chinglish
5 days, 1 hour ago on iPhone App Smart Enough To Read Watch Names
Do calm down. Some might mis-interpret your enthusiasm as the real thing.
Now if this genius from the middle kingdom could massage this app to read and store business card information
A level of elegance and charm that goes unnoticed by far too many "aficionados" of the game.
5 days, 13 hours ago on Patek Philippe Calatrava 5227 Hands-On: A Perfect Daily Dress Watch
Congratulations Guy. Good review.
"...definitely not for the weak of wrist."...well played....<golf clap>
6 days, 11 hours ago on Watch Winner Review: MTM Silencer
The only ones who wear a white tie are the wait-staff.
6 days, 11 hours ago on Top 10 Elegant Dress Watches for Men
Excellent review Mr. Stacy. I have had the Sinn line under consideration for much too long. Fine technology and fine watches.
You mention something that has been, what I consider, and overlooked item in watch durability - sand(as well as dust) and its degrading effects on watches. IMO, and others also no doubt, I think this is a much greater detriment than mere water resistance. Most, if not all, watches spend the majority of their time out of the water. Sand and dust, in particulate size, have a much greater chance to creep into places that water molecules cannot enter. It is here that the real efforts at isolation of the inner mechanisms bear fruit.
Sinn, and a few other makers, seem to have made considerable efforts in combating these nasty intruders.
1 week, 1 day ago on The Sinn T1 and T2 Titanium Dive Watches
@Fraser Petrick Its just a watch. One uses it to see what time it is. Some who have you believe it is a 'fashion symbol' or a "merit badge for social achievement."
It is a time piece. Quartz, and I own 2 of them, are just fine. Anyone who would act with disdain towards you for using one is someone whose opinion should be treated with all of the merit it deserves - little to none.
I cannot speak for the 'NASCAR' crowd, but NRA members would not give a second thought as to your owning a quartz timepiece. Well, due to its well known accuracy you might even wind up as the "Go To Guy" for timing events at the range. Good fun!
BTW, as mentioned, US$2400.00 is not to be considered "small change" for a watch...in the real world.
1 week, 2 days ago on Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT Watches Hands-On
Its a ROLEX...of course its a fine watch.
As to the "Blue Eyes"...I thought this was an homage to Frank Sinatra..."Ole Blue Eyes"
1 week, 5 days ago on Rolex Daytona Platinum 116506 Hands-On: An Homage To Paul Newman?
@SN0WKRASH Cartier has a long history of providing jewel encrusted baubles and trinkets for very wealthy men to give to their...'ahem'...favorites du jour.
Woman #1 upon seeing a very attractive younger woman sporting a new fur jacket: "Well!...I wonder how she got that?"
Woman #2: "The same way the mink did Honey...the same way the mink did."
1 week, 5 days ago on Cartier Secret Panda Watch
I dislike those bamboo eating tricksters of the forest.
@Kris C "We struck a deal on the cost."
"Did he pull the 'how many grains of sand do I have in my hand?' trick?"...ref..."Local Hero" movie.
1 week, 5 days ago on Mondaine SBB Vintage Limited Edition Watch Hands-On
Beautiful time piece and very good review. Wear it in good health. Congratulations!
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Watch Winner Review: Frederique Constant Peking To Paris Chronograph
A quick question - Did Memorigin have a booth at BaselWorld 2013? Did they feature this piece?
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Memorigin Military Tourbillon MO 0707 Watch Review
Good write-up and some very fun analogies..."leather seats in a Hummer"...well done.
IMO this represents a big step outside the box for the Chinese watch making mentality. The attempt at 'less is more', which almost worked, is something not seen previously. The detail is magnificent - blued screws, jewel on crown, engraved and skeletonized movement all look great. And one should keep in mind - in the Chinese mindset looks are paramount.
I would venture to guess that the factory making this has quite a bit of experience with "Panarai-type dials" (wink wink) thus the resemblance. If the tourbillon was not inserted this would be just another Panarai rep attempt...with poor lume. Note the use of this dial in their "Batman Dark Knight Rises" offering.
View this as a beginning. How long till a Swiss, German, etc. watch maker offers a Memorigin rep?