Father, husband, gamer, reader, watch nut
No extreme situations, but I used to live in Germany and spent many a weekend hiking in the German and Austrian Alps. I had one of the first Casio watches with an altimenter/barometer, and it was nifty checking my elevation changes throughout the day. I recall seeing a rapid air pressure drop on the display as well that kept me indoors and let me miss a downpour. This watch would be great to win.
10 months, 1 week ago on GIVEAWAY: Casio ProTrek PRG550 Watch
Ariel, you say that Sinn doesn't include the date window... but it does, at 3 o'clock, right next to the Sinn mark. This is a nice watch, good to see even Sinn can change things up on occassion.
11 months ago on Sinn Modell 901 Watch Hands-On
Well, it's tough since most of the watch brands I like don't get much retail store representation, like Oris and Fortis. I also like to actually try watches on before buying them, though. Because of my brand preference, though, I suspect my next watch will be bought online.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on GIVEAWAY: Xetum Tyndall Watch
Uh huh. "A fool and his money..."
1 year ago on Blancier Grand Cru Watch With Nespresso Capsule Dial
Fascinating interview, thanks for that. It was illuminating to hear what a real astronaut wanted on a watch, I wonder if anyone will deliver. Would it even be possible to have those alarms on a mechanical watch? The springs to power it alone would take up a massive amount of space. Electronic would be the way to go.
1 year ago on Astronaut Mark Kelly Interview: “Watches Are Necessary In My Profession”
Gorgeous. I especially like the platinum one. The decoration is beautifully done. Pity it won't be available in steel, I dislike paying for precious metals when it comes to watches.
1 year ago on A. Lange & Sohne Grand Lange 1 Watch Hands-On
A lovely thing. I like the power reserve it doctors that descend from F to E, as on the gauge of a car. The crystal-activation of the chronograph function is a nice gimmick, I doubt fingerprints will be much of an issue simply because it won't be used too often. The design is a bit busy but the time is instantly readable thanks to the well designed hands. Great watch.
The most important question: can it still unlock your DBS or Vanquish?
1 year, 1 month ago on Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX 7 Watch
It really doesn't matter to me whether it's boutique or a known brand;so long as I like the watch. I do wonder where Jaeger falls in there, as a known brand that functions rather like a boutique.
Congrats on the new sites and name!
1 year, 1 month ago on GIVEAWAY: EHF Horlogere Mk Zero Watch
A very nice, clean design. Well done Tissot.
1 year, 8 months ago on Tissot T-Touch Classic Watch
Nice watch! I like the US Air Force, which has the most Special of Special Forces - the Parajumpers. When the Green Berets are leaving and the SEALs are screaming to get OUT, who goes IN to get them? Yup, the PJ's.
1 year, 8 months ago on USAgency Air Force One Watch Bundle Giveaway
*Tips hat to Ariel* Good idea, written with humor. Happy April Fools'!
1 year, 8 months ago on PetStraps: Pet Companion Love Lives On… Your Wrist
What a nifty watch. I like most everything about it, and you'll never have to worry about it. Always the correct time wherever you go, and unless you live in a place that experiences months of darkness at a time, you'll never have to worry about a battery.
1 year, 8 months ago on Seiko Astron GPS Solar Watch Hands-On
At last! Just the watch I need to go with my Timberlands with their solid gold eyelets!
1 year, 8 months ago on Hublot King Power Miami Heat Chronograph Watch
@Kris C Whoops, quite right.
1 year, 8 months ago on Omega Speedmaster Racing Watches Hands-On
What happened to the date complication? Not youthful or modern enough?
A great review of one of my favorite watches from my favorite watchmaker. Thanks!
1 year, 9 months ago on Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Duoface Watch Review
At last, a Rolex I like! The asymmetric GMT dial is actually rather nice, the SARO date system is clever and easy to read, and the bezel adjustment is a cool idea. This is a Rolex I'd never get tired of wearing, it would always be interesting to look at.
1 year, 9 months ago on Rolex Sky-Dweller Watch
Lovely, with interesting mechanisms that don't get in the way of legibility. Good work!
1 year, 9 months ago on Maitres du Temps Chapter Three Reveal Watch
The oversized case doesn't do anything for me, and I wonder about the legibility of the red digits. Are they LEDs, or a red LCD?
1 year, 9 months ago on Omega Z-33 Spacemaster Watch
@Cruiser: That man obviously doesn't have a wife, a girlfriend, or kids then. ;)
Which raises this thought: this watch not only announces how you've mastered time, but also how alone you are.
1 year, 10 months ago on Haldimann H9 Reduction Watch