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.
1 year, 9 months 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.
1 year, 10 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.
1 year, 10 months ago on GIVEAWAY: Xetum Tyndall Watch
Uh huh. "A fool and his money..."
1 year, 11 months 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, 12 months 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.
2 years 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?
2 years 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!
2 years ago on GIVEAWAY: EHF Horlogere Mk Zero Watch
A very nice, clean design. Well done Tissot.
2 years, 7 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.
2 years, 7 months ago on USAgency Air Force One Watch Bundle Giveaway
*Tips hat to Ariel* Good idea, written with humor. Happy April Fools'!
2 years, 7 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.
2 years, 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!
2 years, 8 months ago on Hublot King Power Miami Heat Chronograph Watch
@Kris C Whoops, quite right.
2 years, 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!
2 years, 8 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.
2 years, 8 months ago on Rolex Sky-Dweller Watch
Lovely, with interesting mechanisms that don't get in the way of legibility. Good work!
2 years, 8 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?
2 years, 8 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.
2 years, 9 months ago on Haldimann H9 Reduction Watch
What a great article about my favorite watch brand. Thanks so much Ariel!
2 years, 9 months ago on Jaeger-LeCoultre: Making Timepieces In The Heart Of Watch Country
It doesn't exist, but Sea Lion sounds like a good name for a diving watch - maybe by Oris or Fortis.
2 years, 9 months ago on Prometheus Baiji Watch Giveaway
The "beach balls" are supposed to represent the dragons' fire pearls, which may represent celestial objects like the sun or comets.
As for the watches themselves, the square tourbillion pocket watch is really nifty and not overdone. Engraving has a long and proud tradition in pocket watches, and the dragon is beautifully done.
2 years, 10 months ago on Piaget Dragon Watches
Why so expensive? The materials are nice and the moon phase complication is truly great, but nothing about this watch screams "I'm worth $8500 US!" Normal ETA movement (which grade I wonder), normal materials, and no finishing because they like the way the tool marks look. Fair enough, but it also cuts out a lot of expensive and time-consuming polishing and such. Oh yes, and packaging Swatch would be proud of, had they thought of it first.
For $1000-1500, it'd be remarkable and I'd be saving for one now. I just don't see where the price is justified, considering all the cost savings realized in the production and packaging. Am I missing something?
2 years, 10 months ago on Ochs Und Junior Selene Tinta Watch Review
I like a lot of what Rado has done with their Ceramica and Integral lines. Nice design and well integrated bracelets and cases.
2 years, 10 months ago on Giveaway: Xetum Stinson Watch
I'd love to receive a Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar. Such a symmetrical and beautiful design that gives all the horological info you need in daily life.
2 years, 11 months ago on The Grand Holiday Watch Giveaway For 2011