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@notech47 i think you pretty much hit the nail on the head

1 day, 23 hours ago on Project X Custom Rolex Daytona ‘Paul Newman’ Tribute & Other Colorful Variants

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@I_G obviously if you merely dislike you don't fall into the "hater" category.  However Panerai, much like Apple and Rolex and perhaps Hublot, seems to polarise to the extent that you find mostly fans/haters of the brand. Those who fall in-between are usually in the minority.

That said, not every Panerista loves all their designs, and not every hater hates all their pieces equally.

2 days, 4 hours ago on Panerai Radiomir Firenze 3 Days Acciaio PAM604 Limited Edition Engraved Watch Hands-On

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@MarkCarson ah yes, the elusive sea cucumber...fearsome beast and natural predator of the Sharktopus

2 days, 6 hours ago on Kentex Marineman Seahorse Watch Review

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Haters gonna hate this from the get-go...I actually like the idea, even though I think Magrette's engravings are on a whole different level and at 1/4th the price for a fully engraved case.


Also i think they could've expanded on the shield/crest motif from the side a little more, the flower one is a little underwhelming.


Come to think of it, i'd rather spend 6-7k for a base Radiomir, and another 3K for a custom engraving.

2 days, 7 hours ago on Panerai Radiomir Firenze 3 Days Acciaio PAM604 Limited Edition Engraved Watch Hands-On

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@CG oh the watch is fine no problem there...as for the caseback take your pick: vampire/deep sea squid, any type of whale, any type of shark, giant crab, the friggin Kraken, Japanese sea dragon, angler fish, octopi, manta rays, merfolk, killer anemones, sharknado, the snorks etc.

2 days, 23 hours ago on Kentex Marineman Seahorse Watch Review

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Blue is so hot right now! So hot.

3 days, 2 hours ago on New Bulgari Bulgari And Bulgari Octo Watches In Blue

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Seriously, what is the allure of the seahorse? I mean there's so many marine life species...why is everyone choosing the water pony?

4 days, 2 hours ago on Kentex Marineman Seahorse Watch Review

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@Chaz_Hen I think Orient feels too strongly that PR is the holy grail of all watch complications...Flying tourbillon? How about a PR that takes up 3/4th of the dial instead! APPROVED!

4 days, 3 hours ago on Citizen Signature Grand Classic 9184 Watch Hands-On

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Going through a Nomos phase at the moment. Their 35/36mm wear extremely well on my 7'' wrist. I usually wear 45-48mm and I happily alternate between 35 and 48.


One thing though, i know it's very Bauhaus but those lugs don't do it for me!!! The Club or Orion lugs are nice and curvy. These are just so unrefined compared to the rest of the watch!

1 week, 2 days ago on Nomos Minimatik & Tangente Automatik With New In-House DUW 3001 Movement Hands-On

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@DangerussArt Meistersinger kind of fits the bill. They also have three handers.

1 week, 3 days ago on Nomos Minimatik & Tangente Automatik With New In-House DUW 3001 Movement Hands-On

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The gold watch in China sold out in less than an hour...for 20K...guess Apple knows its marketing after all.

1 week, 5 days ago on All About The 18k Gold Apple Watch Edition

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@antjay don't forget, they need to also print the colour of the dial and MSRP

1 week, 6 days ago on Scuderia Ferrari Formula Italia Watches: “Made In Italy” & Affordable

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This Benarus is nice

2 weeks, 4 days ago on JeanRichard Aquascope Hokusai Watch Review

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@Fraser Petrick Careful now...H-U-B-L-O-T designs all start with someone's crazy idea...

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Tiffany & Co. East West Watches Hands-On

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@Ulysses31 so....ignoring everything about these watches...these are nice watches? ;)

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Tiffany & Co. East West Watches Hands-On

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You know what, I actually like these!


The three hander with the month subdial is really nice. And I like the "gold dust" effect of the numerals.


One thing though, I find it really hard to spend money on a man't watch with Tiffany on the dial.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Tiffany & Co. CT60 Watch Collection Hands-On & Debut For 2015

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I want a pet strap for my Urwerk

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

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This feels more like baby Mille than Hublot

3 weeks, 4 days ago on TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 01 Watch Hands-On

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Everyone was crazy about the colourful Sinn from a few days ago...what happened?? Is it because it's Monday?

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Seiko Prospex Kinetic GMT SUN023 Dive Watch Review

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I'll say this, Bremont is easily going head to head with Rolex, Hublot and Apple as far as comments are concerned!

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Bremont Watch Company: Time To Take A Closer Look?

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I'm guessing whoever designed it hasn't actually seen a watch bracelet before. Maybe someone tried to explain it to them over the phone?

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Olio Model 1 Smartwatch From New Company With Top Talent

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@captaina16 actually more like a budget Citizen...at 1/3 the price of Campanolas.

1 month ago on Seiko Premier Kinetic Direct Drive Moonphase Watch Review

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I look forward to the day when JCB will become the CEO of Invicta...

1 month ago on TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Tourbillon Watch Will Cost About $15,000

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Wow Ariel, he could probably wear YOU on his wrist :D

1 month ago on Arnold Schwarzenegger Watch Brand Debuts For 2015

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I have tried it on and the lugs extend too much. It really feels bigger than its (already big) size would suggest.


One good thing I will say though, for the size of the watch/dial, the date window is way out there near the edge of the case. It feels well positioned.


There's a lesson there for many watch companies who stick a tiny movement inside a massive case. You know who you are!

1 month ago on Longines Avigation Watch Review: Establishing A Heritage

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I don't mind the text so much as the fact that it's so close to the lower marker...If it were aligned halfway between the center of the watch and the 6 o'clock marker it would have been so much better.


That said, I'd go for the blue one any time.

1 month ago on Tudor Pelagos 25600TN Black, 25600TB Blue Watches In-House Made MT5612 Movement Hands-On

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Omega goes all fluted-bezel on the Globamaster and Rolex shows how restraint can come out on top...

1 month ago on Rolex Oyster Perpetual Watches New For 2015 Hands-On

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@jhiester I actually think it's one of those logos that can't look good whichever way they splice/color it!


I think OMEGA and BREITLING have great logos, as do Bell & Ross, Vacheron and AP.


But TAG...I can't like it no matter what they do to it :)

1 month ago on TAG Heuer Smartwatch Announced As First Android Wear-Powered Swiss Smartwatch

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Here's a thought, next time try an all-dial power-reserve. Surely it is the most important feature of ANY watch with PR right?

1 month, 1 week ago on Oris 110 Years Limited Edition Watch Hands-On

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I thought you couldn't use bluetooth/wireless on the plane

1 month, 1 week ago on Breitling B55 Connected Watch Makes Perfect Pair With Phone

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They chose the ugliest model in their lineup to offer with an in-house movement IMO...

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Tudor North Flag Watch With In-House Movement For Baselworld 2015

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I like watches that say MASTER on them.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on WATCH GIVEAWAY: Traser Classic Automatic Master

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You've got a little squiggly something on your face...it's sort of...everywhere...never mind, you can BARELY see it!

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Ulysse Nardin Marine Diver Midnight Express Watch – And 43′ Boat!

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wow...just...wow...

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Voutilainen GMR Watch For 2015

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What, no lume on the bracelet? Fail.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster Orbital II Chronograph Watch Review

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And I shall name my parrot "Ariel" and I will hold him and...oh look...boobies!

2 months ago on Zenith Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane Grand Voyage II Watch Hands-On

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AmiSIHH...Brilliant!!! (in Ricky Gervais' voice)

2 months ago on Watch_Amish Is Hilarious, Honest Commentary On All Luxury Watch Social Media

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Am I the only one who gets less and less excited by these watches, every time I see one? It's just so Baroque and over the top 9 times out of 10.


I actually find art that lies within boundaries to be more satisfying than art that is beyond cost, practical use or real world viability.


I love the Reverso, Memovox, Deep Sea Chrono et al. precisely because they have to work in context.


In other words, show me what you can do with a limited budget or other practical constraints, and THEN I can tell you how good you are.


Not directed at JLC per se, but more at the Richard Mille's/Harry Winstons/Plutocrat-watch-suppliers of this world.

2 months ago on Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre Spherotourbillon Moon Watch Hands-On

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@DG Cayse @spiceballs @MarkCarson Funny Trivia, Manuel was renamed Paolo and was Italian in the Spanish dub of Fawlty Towers! In France he was Mexican. Politics Politics Politics...


It'd be interesting to know how the "Germans" episode played out in Germany when it first aired and if it was dubbed.

2 months, 1 week ago on Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar Watch Review

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Like Jimxxx mentions below, it's trying to please everybody but fails in really "speaking" to anyone. And yes the diapal Sinn chrono is more attractive and at half the price.


Btw, I love mesh/milanese. If it were up to me, I would put it on EVERYTHING (including my dog)

2 months, 1 week ago on Breitling Chronoliner Watch

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Can I watch Game of Thrones on that dial? And does it also come in widescreen?

2 months, 1 week ago on Piaget Black Tie “Vintage Inspiration” Watch Hands-On

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Is it Quartz month already?


Must...resist...temptation...to mention...T-Rex hands...crap, I just mentioned them.

2 months, 1 week ago on Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar Watch Review

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Take out date, make numerals applied gold numerals, win the internet (in a certain age bracket)


Also, at some point companies are bound to realize that although a good looking caseback is important, you'll be looking at the FRONT much more! So, step up your game people! No half-baked designs!

2 months, 1 week ago on Chopard L.U.C 1963 Chronograph Watch Hands-On

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@nickyb66 Agreed about the crown! It needs some more grip. Especially when turning it backwards!

2 months, 1 week ago on Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 Solar Impulse Limited Edition Watch

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Kind of puts the Breitling on a new perspective now doesn't it?


And the felix the cat/hello kitty dial cutout doesn't help much (as some friends pointed out)

2 months, 1 week ago on Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 Solar Impulse Limited Edition Watch

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WOW!!!! This really is amazing!!! And a bargain compared to the 740K AP from a few days ago...I would honestly shell out the cash I could afford it...

2 months, 1 week ago on Vacheron Constantin Harmony Ultra-Thin Grande Complication Chronograph Watch Hands-On

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This is how I view the whole price issue--you want quality? It doesn't come cheap. I love quartz and I love ana-digi. My $1200 Promaster is fantastic and with amazing functions. It is really worth 1K but it does not FEEL like more than that. The finishing is very good but feels too "mass produced". The plastic bezel moves too freely without any resistance. One of the things that sold me on the chronospace was the bezel--it really feels like opening a high-quality bank safe! The chrono pushers on the breitling do not compare resistance-wise with the citizen's.


If you really want to compare prices, a citizen chronomaster with a thermocompensated movement, is 2-3K just for the three hander! It is superbly built but it's a very specific style that either speaks to you or it doesn't. I am guessing that an alarm chrono multifunction chronomaster (not available) would start at 4-5K.


Take grand seiko quartz, again 2-3k for three handers and up to 10K for the spring drive chronos.


If you compare a multi-function campanola (with breitling level materials and finishing) you are looking at minimum 3-4K.


Btw I usually put a 4K Japanese on a higher level than a 5K swiss so no bias there.


Just as the grand seiko spring drive diver is not the same as the Sumo, the 1K T-touch or the 700$ g-shock is not on the same level as the chronospace. Up close they look and feel like two different worlds.


And it's more than just the brand name.


Ps. i noticed i said "chrono" way too many times :)

2 months, 1 week ago on Breitling Chronospace Military Watch Hands-On

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@notech47 back when the economy was better, I knew of many pilots who wore the aerospace. Also, to my knowledge, pilots used to get a hefty discount at Breitling (30%-50%) so a 3K watch is not that unattainable. 

2 months, 1 week ago on Breitling Chronospace Military Watch Hands-On

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This is a Love/Hate offering to be sure...i LOVE it and i think the color scheme works very well here!


The "too expensive for a quartz" angle is always valid, and on par with the "5k for an ETA 2824" argument. But really, everything in this game has a high brand cache.


Bottom line, if you like it an can afford it, this is a kick-ass watch that looks and performs the part!


And this is as manly as it gets in my book ;)

2 months, 1 week ago on Breitling Chronospace Military Watch Hands-On

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