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Looks fine to me, bar the slightly whimsical choice of font for the hour markers (which are somewhat feminine). If a guy in Japan wore a watch like this no one would bat an eyelid. The end links appear to be solid yet look quite imprecisely made. At first I thought they were stamped. Other than that, no complaints for a very functional and practical watch.
14 hours, 16 minutes ago on Citizen Women’s World Time A-T Watch Review: Good Enough For A Man?
Hmm. Nice bezel. This watch has a sad face. I can't really see a Dr. Who connection although it must be obvious to a hardened fan. I wouldn't call the dial striking exactly; it's rather plain and reminiscent of a crop-circle. Is it unrealistic to expect an ETA movement in a $900 watch? I didn't think it was, but maybe SeaGull movements are just easier for them to source.
2 days, 5 hours ago on Are You A Time Lord? OWC Watch Honors Doctor Who
Ah, Tutima. A quality brand that unfairly flies under most people's radar. It's not the nicest Tutima i've seen though. The dial is just too plain and the movement, while lovely, doesn't really justify that price. They should work up to that price level, not jump straight in.
2 days, 16 hours ago on Tutima Patria Watch Hands-On
I like the small illuminated one. If I were rich enough to afford the biggest model I might as well buy ten, have them launched from a catapult and shoot at them with lasers. I mean, why not?
2 days, 16 hours ago on Stockinger Luxury Watch Winder Cabinets & BRABUS SV12 Safe
Grinnie said it first but i'll say it anyway, it looks like a solid and well-finished piece.
3 days, 15 hours ago on The Mk II Fulcrum “American Milsub” Dive Watch
@MarkCarson @Ulysses31 Well, how about that. I guess people in England just don't like orange much. By far the most common colours are black and silver, and for some inexplicable reason, white. I'd go for blue myself. That new i8 looks pretty nice too O_O.
3 days, 16 hours ago on Arnold & Son UTTE “Ultra-Thin Tourbillon” Watch Review
@MarkCarson @aleximd2000 I don't think i've ever seen an orange BMW that wasn't a custom job.
Handsome, thin, well-decorated. What's not to like? Well... nit-picking, the rounded sides make it look even thinner than it is, and it makes the watch look quite small on the wrist. That bar across the tourbillon looks a little rougher than it should be. Still, an impressive achievement.
4 days, 16 hours ago on Arnold & Son UTTE “Ultra-Thin Tourbillon” Watch Review
A nice watch with useful features for those working in medical and scientific fields. I'm not sure how handy it would be for the average user. If you don't have a specific need for it, get a regular Omega and avoid that wasp hand.
4 days, 16 hours ago on Hands-On With Omega’s Aqua Terra >15,000 Gauss Watch
@gotoran1 @Ulysses31 What the hell is wrong with people posting on this article? It has a mechanical movement to drive hands on the front of the watch - that's one of the main selling points. If you actually read the article it says: "Hyetis is planning to utilize a Swiss automatic mechanical movement (the
ETA 2836-based HY01), guaranteeing the precision we've come to expect
from a mechanical movement - even if the batteries go dead. The dial of the watch will actually be a digital screen, with the
mechanical movement underneath it. Only the hands will float above the
screen." Now shut up.
5 days, 12 hours ago on Hyetis Crossbow Swiss Mechanical Smartwatch + Interview
@gotoran1 That's a stupid comment. I wrote what I did months before that video was available. The video showing the screen as a viewfinder was posted November 29th. All previous renderings show that it is a hybrid LCD type floating display like we've seen on plenty of Casios. Sorry if my time-machine isn't as fancy as yours. Having a matrix-based LCD display as the face of the watch with a hole in the middle for the hands would be tough to achieve (since the conductors are arranged as an uninterrupted grid usually), and I so far know of only one company that has managed to pull off that technical challenge. I'd be genuinely impressed if he could do this, though even if he could, having a viewfinder with hands in the way would be annoying. Everything we've seen so far makes this project appear dubious. I'll be convinced once I see a functional prototype.
5 days, 17 hours ago on Hyetis Crossbow Swiss Mechanical Smartwatch + Interview
I like a lot of the stuff Helson puts out. They're very manly watches and this is a good example. It looks great on the leather strap. The synthetic ones look too puny to do it justice.
6 days, 6 hours ago on Helson Gauge Bronze Watch Review
Depends on your definition of "quality" doesn't it? The answer really only covers work-horse movements. Many would agree that a high quality Japanese mechanical movement is often superior to anything that comes out of Switzerland in terms of finish, accuracy and reliability, though often lacking that European flair.
6 days, 11 hours ago on Are Quality Japanese Mechanical Watch Movements As Good As Swiss Ones?
There's something very attractive about wearing a watch that is a little computer, constantly monitoring your surroundings. It gives you a sense of awareness of your environment and a feeling of having control that with few exceptions (like that awesome weather station watch) a mechanical watch cannot do. While i'm not a big fan of their designs (i'd prefer something like a Suunto) I can't argue with the value and great usefulness of this piece. I think Casio would get better recognition from the average Joe if they tried to produce watches like these but with a more premium feel. Rubber and plastic might be ideal materials for durable devices but the public has been slowly but surely convinced that metal and glass are "fancier" and more deserving of their lust. I am aware that Casio do use some degree of metal for cosmetic purposes but it is usually more of a shell than an integral structural part.
6 days, 13 hours ago on Casio ProTrek PRW3000 Watch Review
@Inline5 @Ulysses31 They actually have quite a following. Their designs are anything but forgettable - in fact they are quite daring without taking things too far. Radical and modern without Hublot/RM levels of ugly. Out of curiosity, is there any watch you'd have wanted to see on the list that wasn't featured?
6 days, 13 hours ago on Editors’ Holiday Watch Wish List Buying Guide For 2013
It's a piece of art. I'd like it if you could choose what tunes were on it though. It's a strange juxtaposition hearing the Imperial March played via such a gentle instrument. Maybe this is what they played to Anakin Skywalker when he was in his nursery room.
1 week, 1 day ago on MB&F MusicMachine By Reuge Hands-On: The $13,000 Music Box
I was hoping to see a Hydroscaph in there somewhere, especially with the number of colour options they now offer. Choice is brilliant, we need to see more of that in the industry. Still, some nice picks.
1 week, 2 days ago on Editors’ Holiday Watch Wish List Buying Guide For 2013
This may shock some of you, but from a purely visual perspective I think it looks really good. It's not overly ornate but rather a sleek, precision milled chunk that forces that tough titanium to drape itself lazily around the wrist. Readability is clearly not one of the strong points, and the stencilled font they've used makes that even more tricky. The rubber strap doesn't suit the style of the "tank", and I think a bracelet with that tracked design would've looked much better. The manufacturer logo next to the clasp is quite huge and unsubtle. Still, it's interesting, and one wonders what more this brand will come up with.
1 week, 4 days ago on Azimuth SP-1 Landship Watch Review
@aBlogtoWatch @Ulysses31 That's fair. I don't have a beef with the steel. I chose that as an example of several properties of their watches that Rolex likes to over-exaggerate in terms of significance. It's of value for them to do that as it helps create an impression, albeit one that doesn't stand up to heavy scrutiny, of intangible superiority over other makers. In Apple terms, it is what has generally become known as the "reality distortion field". Perhaps that is my real issue - that the intangible, the unquantifiable has such mind-share and such sway with the buying public beyond merely the sum of the parts. They make solid, good quality watches but without a sense of that extra magic, to me that's no different to what a lot of other manufacturers in Switzerland are capable of. Maybe a serious collector would want one for the sake of completeness.
1 week, 4 days ago on 10 Things To Know About How Rolex Makes Watches
@MarkCarson @Ulysses31 @cermakhonzik I'm way ahead of you there. There'll be another one in a few weeks :). BTW, whatever happened to Cholex?
1 week, 5 days ago on 10 Things To Know About How Rolex Makes Watches