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.
"Anyone wearing a Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon is “special.” "
Does this mean they ride the short bus?
6 hours, 7 minutes ago on Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon Watches Hands-On
Bravo Sig. Rosillo.
Now there is a sharp-dressed man.
Now if he would only speak about watches it might be a treat.
(I think there may have been a bit of a language issue here)
1 day, 16 hours ago on My First Grail Watch: Carlos Rosillo
@Ulysses31IMO, as in many aspects of life, the backside looks the best.
1 day, 16 hours ago on Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme Lab 2 In Blue ‘Non-Limited’ Watch Hands-On
A "complicated sports watch" or a "sports watch with too many complications" ?
I think the strap looks like it may be comfortable...as long as one doesn't get it wet...or sweaty.
Perish the thought.
Very nice assemblage Mr. Yeo.
Especially like #3 and the Casio feature.
2 days, 16 hours ago on BEST FROM: aBlogtoWatch & Friends April 24, 2015
I will suggest company wide mandatory non-announced drug testing for the entire Hublot group.
From the top down. (specifically focusing on hallucinogenic and amphetamine based products)
Shareholders must be protected.
2 days, 16 hours ago on Hublot MP-12 Key Of Time Skeleton Watch Hands-On
@I_G @IanE Good point. I mentioned some of the smart phone physical diagnostic apps to my personal Dr. and he responded with "I hate smart phones. Come see me with your problems."
In speaking to him and some of his colleagues at a later time, this seems to be the general opinion.
These are all University (teaching) hospital persons.
I thought these diagnostic apps were quite cool myself. The Drs. - not so much.
3 days, 7 hours ago on Apple Watch Review Chapter 1: Setup & First Day Experience
Does it come (pardon the unintentional pun) with a rainbow app?
OY!, Mr. Nolan, I have a sub from 1986 that I will send you for a follow-up column to this one.
Fix it up and write about it. Its' in poor shape now.
What say ya?
3 days, 7 hours ago on Watchmaker Takes Us Inside The Popular Rolex 3135 Watch Movement
WWWW = What Would Winston (Churchill) Wear?
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There are those who would like this offering.
My local COSTCO is an authorized Panerai dealer.
5 days, 7 hours ago on Panerai Radiomir Firenze 3 Days Acciaio PAM604 Limited Edition Engraved Watch Hands-On
This works for me.
5 days, 19 hours ago on Oris Divers Sixty Five Watch Hands-On
@marcuscaspius Try here;
Timex is known for durability. Good Luck.
1 week, 1 day ago on Timex Intelligent Quartz Tide Temp Compass & Perpetual Calendar Watch Reviews
Well, since last night, it looks like the Caliber 39 has been added to their "catalog" section:
Good for them...and us.
1 week, 1 day ago on Movement Hands-On Series Episode 3: The Revolutionary Eterna Caliber 39
@MarkCarson Good point. Other makers are joining the game,i.e. Miyota, Selita, Soprod, Seagull, to name a few.
Some will be thinned out and some will prosper. It's all good for the consumers in the end game.
Just a note:
The ETERNA website still shows their use of the Selita SW and ETA 2824 in their offered models.
And, makes no mention of the Caliber 39 models in their online "catalog" section.
Perhaps it's time for an update on their site?
Very nice article Mr. Bredan. Easy to read and understand. Thank you.
Eterna is jumping in to provide a valuable asset to the horological world.
As to manufacturing capability, I think the parent company already has this up and running with at least two new facilities.
Perhaps some short-falls in the beginning; but I look for the longer term to move these into a lot of inventories.
How about parts availability of caliber items for repair shops? This would be an uncertainty that could be a problem.
1 week, 2 days ago on Movement Hands-On Series Episode 3: The Revolutionary Eterna Caliber 39
@Ulysses31 I don't think that this piece is actually made to be worn.
And certainly not for purposes one would normally associate with a wrist-watch.
1 week, 2 days ago on Harry Winston Histoire De Tourbillon 6 Watch
@XuanLiu More the case of 'wannabe' rich men.
I have seen this scenario multiple times around the globe. Wannabe players feeding off the money of the truly wealthy with baubles and toys that are far too expensive for the their real worth.
One year Malaga, next year St. Barts. next year Ururguay along the coast.
Hangers-on peddling the "next big thing" to the decadent wealthy. Sad to see, but as regular as a bowel movement.
1 week, 3 days ago on Richard Mille RM 60-01 Automatic Flyback Chronograph Regatta “Les Voiles De St. Barth” 2015 Limited Edition Watch Hands-On
As a demographic potential client for this piece, the phrase - "A Hot Mess" comes to mind.
A very positive review Mr. Kansa.
I would have liked to see a bit more of the technical specifics included, but I do understand the complications in translation - 它不是你的錯
Personally, I like the piece.
Although, IMO, it is overpriced by about US$200.00.
But I wish them luck in their endeavo(u)r.
1 week, 3 days ago on Detroit Watch Company Pride Of Detroit Aviator Watch Review
@iamcalledryan The rather loose fitment and elements of visible shabbiness you mention shown does lead one to believe that this example may well be a prototype hastily assembled for display purposes.
Although, that is certainly a comfy looking strap.
1 week, 3 days ago on Raymond Weil Nabucco Cello Tourbillon Watch Hands-On
Perhaps dating myself a bit...but this song came to mind when I saw this offering.
"Art for Arts Sake - Money for Gods Sake"
(It's a YouTube music video) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3Cy21tDsRc
1 week, 4 days ago on Raymond Weil Nabucco Cello Tourbillon Watch Hands-On
@iamcalledryan Yeah...what he said.
1 week, 5 days ago on MB&F LM101 Frost Watch Hands-On
Another Hublot to toss on the pile.
1 week, 5 days ago on Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Aerofusion The Watch Gallery Limited Edition
Excellent review. Thank You Mr. Stacey.
1 week, 6 days ago on Nomos Minimatik & Tangente Automatik With New In-House DUW 3001 Movement Hands-On
@johnnymorose @aBlogtoWatch @Vacheron1755 An interesting point. One hopes they will confiscate their cell phones at the door.
1 week, 6 days ago on Vacheron Constantin To Host Children’s Workshop In Its New York City Boutique
A very nicely written piece. Kudos to VC for this effort.
Hell, I bet even the Chinese knock-off of this thing is expensive.
2 weeks ago on Wearing The Over $18,000,000 Jacob & Co. Billionaire Watch
A truly elegant timepiece.
(every time I read the word 'funky' I have to cue-up Tone Lōc)
2 weeks, 1 day ago on H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Watch Review
Very nice choices all.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on My First Grail Watch: Stepan Sarpaneva
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@notech47 One of the best comments I've seen.
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@Charlie Croker Credit where due:
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Breitling Emergency II Watch Featured In Top Gear’s Last Aired Challenge
@Charlie Croker As the Brits would say - Spot On with your comment.
We do owe him that.
@MarkCarson @TWadeJ Where I live they use this km system for speed & distance.
It makes me feel much faster and allows me to cover more apparent distance in less time.
Of course, the close I am to the SOL (Speed of Light), the more time lengthens.
Or so it seems. (I think Al has something to say about this)
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Alpina Alpiner 4 Flyback Chronograph With New AL-760 In-House Movement Hands-On
@MarkCarson Thank you for the diagram Mr. Carson. It appears that Alpina has solved a complicated problem with a simple solution.
I like that.
@thornwood36You would be using that British spelling being as you are a Glaswegian Lad. My family was Sooth Lanrikshire, (Siorrachd Lannraig a Deas,). But so many years ago they were free from that Brit corruption.
3 weeks ago on Bulgari Diagono Magnesium Concept Watch Hands-On
Ah, so this is available w/out the NFC chip. I like the looks of the watch. Don't care much for the materials it is made with.
I'd like to see an MSDS on this in contact with human skin over a long term period of time.
And, what is the size and weight of this piece?
What was the caliber again? I seem to have missed that.
And about that "underground Swiss bunker" thing...?
@MarkCarson Surfs UP Dude!
3 weeks ago on JeanRichard Aquascope Hokusai Watch Review
@thornwood36 The original was entitled "Kamikaze" or Divine Wind. It was done to memorialize the sinking of the Mongol fleet (4,400 ships/70,000+ warriors) under Mongol General Aruakhan order by Mongol King Kublia Khan (grandson of Genghis Khan) who were invading the Japanese Islands. They 'mysteriously dissappeared' while anchored off the Japanese Island of Takiyama (sp?). Legend attributed it to ,ystery, but truth is it was the result of a typhoon (hurricane for some) that sunk the Mongol boats(which were flat-bottomed river boats, and not keeled seagoing vessels, and very unstable in rough seas)
The painting/wood-cutting/whatever memorialized this typhoon and thus the "Divine Wind", aka. Kamikaze, legend was born. This happened around 1257 A.D. or so and the name 'Kamikaze' later gained greater infamy circa 1945 as a last ditch effort by the Japanese military as they were losing WWII to another, more successful, group of invaders...:)
https://instagram.com/aspenwatchgeek/ - Aspen Watch Geek Instagram accoount.
The guy has "Bubbles" from Trailer Park Boys as his avatar - he must be OK...:)
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Buying Watches In Aspen, Colorado: Meridian Jewelers
@srvlf Nice comment. 1st hand is much better than rumor.
Great review. Great Company and I am certain this is a well-made timepiece.
However - VISUAL OVERLOAD ! - TMI !
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Frédérique Constant Worldtimer Watch Hands-On: Feeling Blue
What a beautiful watch. Do you still have it? How has it "aged"?
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Tiffany & Co. Mark T-57 Automatic Watch Review: Sport And Formality Mix With Satisfying Results
The IWC Ocean 2000 is indeed worthy of this list. Great design and build.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Six Watches I Want Them To Make Again
A nice collection of accurate and durable watches.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Seiko Recraft Kinetic Watches
I think the swollen nodules on that 'Space Pirate' thing might be cured with antibiotic injections.
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I think one of my Aunts had this pictured Tiffany & Co. travel clock.
We always thought it was a flask. She was a bit of a tippler.
Crack shot and helluva dancer though.
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