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@MarkCarson @BrJean Wow.  That is SO much better.  RM just loves to throw as many bright colour accents on their watches as possible and it always looks like garbage.  Take those away and you get a busy, but technically interesting and frankly cool looking watch.  But then that assumes RM could sell such watches, and we all know RM customers have zero taste.

10 hours, 10 minutes ago on Richard Mille RM 60-01 Automatic Flyback Chronograph Regatta “Les Voiles De St. Barth” 2015 Limited Edition Watch Hands-On

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Always loved the Korona K0.  Now I have to have one.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Sarpaneva Korona K0 Northern Lights Watch Hands-On: Simply Incredible Lume

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That was awesome.  I lost it on the last picture

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Urwerk UR-105 HIS ‘Horological Intelligence System’ Will Smartly Watch Over You

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Looks a bit dull to me.  The dial looks like if Christopher Ward made a nice enamel watch, the tourbillon bridge looks bland..  I dare say, it makes me think of one of those Chinese tourbillon brands like Memo...something.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Ulysse Nardin Anchor Tourbillon Watch Hands-On

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Stratos without the dive bezel.  Not a fan

1 month ago on Zenith El Primero Sport Watch

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@SwissMatic JLC tends to frost one side of the hands and polish the other on its higher end pieces.  It makes the faceted shape more pronounced and increases legibility.  The dial is deliberately rough, although the render seems to have turned the sharpness up to 11.  In reality these dials are gorgeous.


Both of these features are on the Duometre if you want to see it in some different lights.

1 month ago on Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Minute Repeater Watch

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A lot of very 70s design elements which have been executed far better than they often were in the 70s.  The elongated hash marks on the dial and the sculpted, industrial case and crystals.  The beveled crystals make the simple shapes pop beautifully.


Definitely not what I would have expected from Angelus, I usually think of quarter repeaters from the 50s and 60s for them.  Still very cool though.

1 month, 1 week ago on Angelus U10 Tourbillon Lumiere Watch Marks Brand’s Official Return

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Would rather own this than a comparable Patek.  Just staggeringly designed and finished.

2 months ago on Vacheron Constantin Harmony Ultra-Thin Grande Complication Chronograph Watch Hands-On

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@Shawnnny Where is this rubber insert?  If you're talking about the holes in the back of the strap (4th picture) then that's just a case of perspective obscuring the rubber pieces.

2 months, 1 week ago on De Bethune DB28 GS “Grand Sport” Watch Hands-On

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I don't feel like the dial is too small at all.  I love the large chapter ring look.  Works for the Maurice Lacroix Pontos S, and it works for this.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Ball Engineer II Magneto S Watch Hands-On

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@Chaz_Hen The finishing, beveling and engravings all reflect the light with a very "flat" quality.  This happens because machines did those operations.


There are also numerous design choices which Chinese manufacturers favour, like the overusage of blued screws and some very disharmonious design elements.  It's just got that "kitchen sink"  feel of design.

3 months, 1 week ago on Ateliers DeMonaco Tourbillon “Xtreme Precision” Oculus Petite Minute Watch Hands-On

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Demonaco watches have always looked decidedly Chinese both in design and fabrication.  While this looks far better than many of their other offerings, I still get the feeling that the "Swiss Made" designation on the movement obscures the truth of its origin.

3 months, 1 week ago on Ateliers DeMonaco Tourbillon “Xtreme Precision” Oculus Petite Minute Watch Hands-On

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Would I buy it?  No.


Would I wear it?  Yes.  Not everything needs to be haute horlogie.


Have a little fun sometimes!

3 months, 1 week ago on HYT Skull Watch Is Cool, Does Not Indicate Minutes

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Know what would help Bulova do well in the market again?  Not making ugly watches.  Fire the designers and they could turn themselves around quickly.

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Bulova Ups Their Watch Game In Los Angeles

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Huge fan of this.  The first Panerai I think I might actually buy.

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic PAM572 Watch And New In-House P.4000 Movement Hands-On

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Makes me sad that GP doesn't hold their value.  This is gorgeous and I would rather own it than even a comparable Patek or VC.

5 months ago on Girard-Perregaux 1966 Dual Time Watch Hands-On

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I definitely think a company producing it's own cases and movements is important.  We've had enough of "watch assembling companies" that focus on branding more than quality manufacturing and design.

But there is also an odd quality of the watch industry that "in-house" means "more expensive".  Many companies outside of watches view vertical integration as a measure for reducing costs and therefore offering consumers better value.  The fact that Maurice Lacroix offers solid value as well is why the brand is so appealing.  Plus I just think the design of the Pontos S is stellar, like a re-imagined Porsche Diver.

5 months, 2 weeks ago on WATCH GIVEAWAY: Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver

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Very nice watch with an interesting complication but that name is just brutal.


Margot?  Seriously? Might as well call it the Agnes, or Ethel.  That's a particularly impressive fail given how many attractive-sounding French women's names there are.

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Christophe Claret Margot Watch For Ladies Hands-On

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@5803822 @stephen-k It turns red in proportion to how much power reserve has been used up.

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Jaeger-LeCoultre Extreme Lab 2 Watches Hands-On

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@Fraser Petrick I hear that if you look at the position of the big hand, it can give you a clue to where the little hand is pointing.

7 months ago on Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantieme Ivory Enamel Watch Hands-On

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For up to 5 million, you too can have a G-Fart.  Kleptocrats and their money are easily separated.

7 months, 3 weeks ago on Greubel Forsey Art Piece 1 Watch Hands-On

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@mnejmantowicz I have that same Carrera Calibre 36 Flyback.  It is ridiculously gorgeous

7 months, 3 weeks ago on “Don’t Crack Under Pressure” Is New TAG Heuer Brand Message, Hints To Future Company Direction

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@LucaManni Holy freaking God, Bulova makes a watch that looks like that!? That's gorgeous!


Whoever designed this needs a promotion and to replace whoever is designing those revolting Precisionist monstrosities.

9 months ago on Bulova Accutron Amerigo Watch Review

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Definitely can't wait until this collection is gone.  Really all it's ever needed is a redial with less of the busy texturing (same goes for the bezel insert).  But UN continues to be stubborn...

9 months, 1 week ago on Ulysse Nardin Marine Diver Refreshed For 2014

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If it came out years ago it would have kicked the Breitling Rescue and Emergency watches' collective butts.  Just overall a much nicer package.


However, it isn't 10 years ago so it's lost any real relevance due to changing tastes.  At least the Z33 has some retro geekitude going for it.

9 months, 1 week ago on Omega Speedmaster X-33 Skywalker Watch Hands-On

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@DG Cayse @Spaceguitar "All I want is frickin sharks with frickin laser beams attached to their frickin heads! Is that too much to ask?!"


Couldn't help myself

9 months, 1 week ago on Omega Speedmaster X-33 Skywalker Watch Hands-On

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@Zeitblom It's called the Sea Dweller and it is glorious.

9 months, 1 week ago on Introducing The Rubber B Rolex Deepsea Glidelock Watch Strap

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Gorgeous.  Love the detent movement.  While it's very nice to look at in pictures, the video in the previous article really shows how amazing it is in motion.  I just wish you got your hands on the black and gold version.  That was by far my favourite version because of its Art Deco feel.  Reminds me of my favourite Dewitt and Roger Dubuis models.

9 months, 2 weeks ago on Christophe Claret Maestoso Watch Hands-On

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I guess it's nice that the limited edition is uglier because it makes the regular edition seem so much better designed and a bargain?  I guess?

9 months, 2 weeks ago on Blancpain L-Evolution R Chronographe Flyback Grande Date Watch Hands-On

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April Fools!


Oh crap it's July.


Why not set the gems in a way which makes a gradient of colour?  And maybe make them not entirely random cuts?


Graff just showed the world that you'd be an idiot not to spend your fortune on Cartier jewelry and watches.

9 months, 2 weeks ago on Graff Diamonds Hallucination, The $55 Million Quartz Watch

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@Tourbillion87 Agreed.  My favourite of theirs as well because it isn't EXACTLY like every other Luminor or Radiomir.  And despite not being left handed, I think I would prefer having the huge crown guard on the side not sticking into my left wrist.

10 months, 1 week ago on Panerai Luminor Submersible Left-Handed Titanio PAM569 Watch Hands-On

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A message from many watch lovers to Sinn:


SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!


Ahem, that is all.

10 months, 2 weeks ago on Sinn EZM9 TESTAF Watch

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@MarkCarson While I normally wouldn't care about the VI being upright or not, it is a bit odd in this case since it is surrounded by rings of numbers which are all oriented towards the viewer.


It is still a damn gorgeous watch though, especially with that movement.

10 months, 2 weeks ago on Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Pulsograph Watch Hands-On

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I think there's a lot to like about this package.  It's a Swiss mechanical (though nothing flashy under the hood so to speak) with some solid case design (the dials are more hit and miss) and a cool but not overly-intrusive UI.


Unlike the other commenters, I feel like this is a wonderful way to get people less focused on their phones.  The display seems intuitive and useful enough that a quick look at your wrist doesn't just leave you hunting for your phone for more information.  A quick look at your wrist and you're back to whatever you're doing.  An ideal solution for technology still being present but taking a backseat to your life.

10 months, 2 weeks ago on Kairos Smartwatch Blends Mechanical Watch With Technology

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AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!


Bulova is clearly smoking crack.

10 months, 3 weeks ago on Bulova Accu-Swiss Percheron Watch Available In Solid 24k Gold For $42,000

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@ZL I especially love that hours subdial.  Still readable but jammed full of numerals like we've seen on so many vintage chronos.

10 months, 4 weeks ago on Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Watches For 2014 Hands-On

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@ZL Halios, Helson, Sinn, UTS all come to mind...

11 months ago on UTS 4000M Pacific Horizon Blue Dive Watch

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@wallymann  My favourite Admiral.  I am so happy with their recreation of it.  And the red is cooler and more modern than the orange but takes nothing away from the design.


I hope it sells well, then maybe a successful piece with squared-tipped subdial indices will give Rolex the balls to make a proper Paul Newman Daytona again.

11 months ago on Longines Heritage Diver Watches

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@MarkCarson  I prefer the curves.  It looks too "angry robot face" without the curves to soften the aesthetic and reduce the facial quality.

11 months ago on A. Lange & Sohne Zeitwerk Striking Pink Gold Watch Hands-On

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@Jimxxx  What could they lume?  The time is read off of discs which are hidden from sunlight during most of the day. 

11 months ago on A. Lange & Sohne Zeitwerk Striking Pink Gold Watch Hands-On

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Love this watch vs the previous Lamborghini-themed Blancpains.  Gorgeous photography as well in this feature.  I've got a soft spot for the design of the Huracan and Aventador.

11 months ago on Blancpain L-Evolution Chronographe Flyback Grande Date Watch With Lamborghini Aventador: Review

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A great idea.  Doesn't fit under a cuff but hopefully that doesn't hinder its success too much.  Then they can look at producing thinner versions down the line.  I really hope this takes off.

11 months, 1 week ago on Introducing The Modillian Bluetooth Smart Watch Strap Buckle

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@kunokephalos  Thank you for reminding me about the G Fart Piece 1..  That truly was the most glorious cock up of timepiece nomenclature I've ever seen.


As for the brand itself, I agree.  You could spend  a million hours sculpting a dog turd out of unobtainium.  Rendering terrible design in exclusive materials, finishing it perfectly and selling it for 6 figures does not suddenly overshadow the awful design decisions.  That is why GF is a joke.

11 months, 1 week ago on Greubel Forsey GMT Watch In Platinum Hands-On

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Never liked the old one and one of its biggest problems was thickness and diameter.  It just looked goofy and fit poorly.  This one looks like it fits amazingly well, which makes a lot of the other features and design choices shine.  Not 100% sold on the hands and indices but given how good the rest of the package is for the price, I think I may get one.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Tissot Seastar 1000 Powermatic 80 Watch Hands-On: Upgrades Increase The Want

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@CG  It's true.  This is all marketing BS and I'm sure the Bloodhound crew are happy to take Rolex's sponsorship money and utilize their marketing.


Guaranteed their car has the same digital speedo any self-respecting racecar has.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Rolex Chronograph & Speedometer For Bloodhound SSC 1000 MPH Car: This Is What A Modern Rolex Dashboard Instrument Looks Like

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Great idea.  Many, MANY questionable design decisions (like the distracting and overused sunray-style engraving on the dial) and an awful price.  This idea needs to be simplified down to a much cheaper price point with less stuff going on on the dial and it will be much more successful.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Lang & Heyne Augustus Watch Hands-On

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@DG Cayse  Where are the indicators "compromised"?  What does that even mean in this sense?  Every even number is there and there are markings for the odd numbers.


And yes, it's automatic.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36,000 GMT Watch Hands-On

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@RandyTorres @Ulysses31  Honestly, good.  I don't want people who think Rolex is the be-all, end-all of watches to even know Grand Seiko exists.  These watches have the look of finish and quality that it is difficult to find in pieces with many times their price.


This is about the only watch I like so much that I wouldn't mind having one in each colour.  I would wear them all regularly.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36,000 GMT Watch Hands-On

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@CG  I love when Americans call their politicians "socialist".  It's like hearing the Amish say a woman showing her ankle is "pornographic".  American politics is right-wing and super-right-wing.

11 months, 3 weeks ago on President Bill Clinton Visits Detroit-Based Shinola

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@BiggestDoucheAriel  The butthurt is strong with this one.

11 months, 4 weeks ago on Romain Jerome Moon Orbiter Tourbillon Watch Hands-On

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