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Anonimo has such great potential with their early designs...then they totally dropped the ball--they probably hired the same designer that does the ugly breitling fonts, and gave him complete artistic freedom...And thus the Marlin was born...one of the worst watch designs IMO....
I for one would love to see them come back. The new designs look good--just change the hands and you're all set!
1 week, 4 days ago on Anonimo Watches: A Rebirth In Florence, Italy
@Oelholm They probably meant Gandalf & Son
1 week, 5 days ago on Arnold & Son Royal TEC1 Tourbillon Chronograph Watch
This is HOW MUCH???
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Baume & Mercier Capeland Worldtimer Watch Review
@CG I think the PC term is "miniature horlogerian companions"
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Thomas Prescher Nemo Sub I Watch Is Steampunk Submersible
Not a single penis pump joke? No? Anyone?
I thought it was obvious but Nadir is the opposite of Zenith ;)
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Project Watches Nadir Review
@Spaceguitar I almost lost hope of reading an Anthrax post but you saved the day! I do own most of the early Anthrax CD's/Vinyls and they have quite the fascination with "time." Btw "in my world" is an anthem in my metal book. The "nothing touches me, I'm a walking razor blade" part still sends s shivers down my spine.Also, I actually appreciate JR more now, because they used someone with credentials and is a watchmaking underdog if ever there was one. To top it off, the guy is a complications wiz for frak's sake! I bet Hetfield couldn't even change the battery on his Swatch.
Oh and the celebrity endorsement that I'm still waiting for is Bruce Dickinson for Breitling.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on First Look At Rocker Dan Spitz’s Jeanrichard Aeroscope Limited Edition Watch
@stolibulldog design can be subtle and restrained, and it can also be fun and colorful and uplifting.
I personally like color and I think it adds character--especially in a watch. Take SMEG for example, they offer high quality refrigirators, with a splash of color that I really like. There's even a mini-cooper-british-flag-handle fridge that is really cool. They are considered very well designed, and are meant to be fun and colorful.
This Tudor is no more gaudy than is the Steve McQueen blue Monaco, both of which I'd love to own.
Gaudy IMO is Jacob & Co, a diamond-encrusted yellow gold Rolex, over-the-top Hublot (with some exceptions), Marc Ecko and many others of that ilk...If monochromatic is your chosen path then by all means you have plenty of options. But this Tudor is as far from gaudy as it gets, in my book.
1 month ago on Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue Watch Review
It's the yellow I tell ya...put yellow on EVERYTHING and sit back and watch the cash pour in...
1 month ago on Oris Aquis Depth Gauge Watch Hands-On
@MarkCarson Make this wallpaper sized please!!!
1 month ago on Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Automatique 5015 Watch Review
@ScottinArizona Hey there Scott, greetings from a former Tempe rez :) I agree with what you say and I think that, above all, this is a watch that gets you the "slow silent nod" from those in the know...No words need be exchanged.
It also gets you a nice pat on the back from your friendly neighborhood oligarch, You know--the nice one with the non-threatening private army.
Thumbs up for the photos--this is a notoriously difficult watch to photograph==a friend of mine who owns the watch cannot keep it in focus and it comes out all blurry in his photos ;) I think he reads this blog actually :p
On a side note--it COULD be a little smaller as I think it would make it easier to wear and more versatile. But this is a watch lover's watch for sure...
The decoration on the movement is more innovative and well executed than 70% of mechanical movements currently out there...
1 month, 1 week ago on F.P. Journe Elegante Ladies Watch Is High-End Quartz Even A Man Could Covet
I don't care that you can get 1-2 PP's for the price--I LOVE these models!!!Panerai has a way of tugging at heartstrings, bypassing all other organs, and reducing the mind to performing only the most basic motor functions--take wallet out, give money, receive watch, rinse, repeat.
1 month, 1 week ago on Panerai Radiomir 1940 Limited Edition Chronographs
Actually Ariel i read this blog because i enjoy your candid and relaxed style. I enjoy reading (and bitching) about a bad watch as much as i do a good one! It's all in good fun.
Btw, do us old timers a favor and post a screenshot of the very early days. I am trying to remember what it looked like but i can't.
1 month, 1 week ago on Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic Limited Edition Watch Hands-On
@MarkCarson Actually I was commenting more on the quality of the last few watches reviewed--not too exciting IMHO--and not so much on the quantity. "Slow" as in not many exciting watches to review so let's dig up some also-rans. Not meant in a derogatory way to the team, mind you ;)I'm sure you're been reading the blog as long as I have and I remember ABTR V 1.0 and its one post per week...Those were the days!
Must be a slow day today at ABTW headquarters.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic Limited Edition Watch Hands-On
A gold hi-beat GS is #1 on my list of dress watches to own.--sharing top billing with a gold (or 1931) reverso.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Grand Seiko Watch Roadshow 2013 At Arizona Fine Time Event Report
@antjay If you can afford this, the time is probably whatever you say it is.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Konstantin Chaykin Lunokhod Prime Watch Hands-On
With such an arsenal of great past designs, it baffles the mind why've they've been playing it so safe all these years.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Omega Speedmaster Mark II Reissue Watch For 2014