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Just to be picky (I figure someone will mention this so I might as well get it over with) - "that beats at 5hz, has an amplitude of 36,000 VpH"
36,000 VpH is frequency (same as the stated 5 Hz). Amplitude is measured in degrees and is the amount of rotation of the balance wheel before it rotates the other way.
Is this watch a "Full Calendar" (needs date adjustment at the end of Feb, Apr, Jun, Sep and Nov) or an "Annual Calendar" needing adjustment only at the end of February? I assume at this price it is not a "Perpetual Calendar" which typically does not need adjustment until 2100.
Love this watch BTW. When I think of a fine Swiss chronograph, a Zenith El Primero is what comes to my mind and this is an especially tastefully done one.
Thanks for the post.
4 hours, 45 minutes ago on Zenith El Primero 410 Triple Calendar Chronograph Watch Hands-On
@LapYoda @David Bredan@DangerussArtWhat do you mean its not 1994? However that might explain how my young bride suddenly aged over night (but not that much - just in case she ever sees this post).
8 hours, 19 minutes ago on Panerai Luminor 1950 PAM557 Destro 3 Days Watch Hands-On: A Lefty PAM372
I find parts of the decoration contrived. But overall, I'm very glad this wacky watch exists. There are lots of interesting bits to it and you can tell it took lots of engineering and perseverance to bring it to market. Perhaps not a daily wear watch, but how many $115K watches are anyway? Something to wear when you want to make a statement (whatever that statement is).
The great thing about novelties like this is that there is no need to discuss real world requirements like thickness, water resistance, is the lume adequate, etc. It lives or dies on its merit as art for your wrist.
Thanks for covering this watch.
22 hours, 40 minutes ago on Romain Jerome Moon Orbiter Tourbillon Watch Hands-On
I'd be OK with the vintage crystal, no seconds hand and slowly beating movement if the watch also has a 5 decades ago price. Since is doesn't, this has zero appeal to me. If ya want to own a vintage watch, buy one. Thanks for the post.
1 day, 19 hours ago on Panerai Luminor 1950 PAM557 Destro 3 Days Watch Hands-On: A Lefty PAM372
@Ulysses31 I will let my surrogate robot self shop for rendered watches. But I'm with your, I prefer to see the actual thing that can be bought unless it is clearly marked as a 'design' or 'drawing'.
1 day, 20 hours ago on Arnold & Son DTE “Double Tourbillon Escapement” Watch
I'm a bit concerned with the low-light shot. If the tritium tubes on the hands were longer they would not get lost in the confused array of illumination on the dial and sub-dial hands. Perhaps if the hours had short tubes placed at 90 degrees (aligned along the periphery in the seconds chapter ring) they might stand out and all be the same size. I like that they used more than one color for the tritium tubes, but a better coordination of hands vice fixed markers might have helped also. OK, enough on that...
I like that they minimized the look of of the running seconds so that the watch has more of a bi-compax look (so it does not scream 'vanilla 7750 look'). I like the black with orange accents. But I wonder if yellow in place of the orange would look good or not (and pick up on the lightening angle).
Not sure why the running seconds need markings from 45 to 60 only. Oh well, interesting even if not logical. And no mention of if they have incorporated their patented SpringLock movement shock absorbing system in this 7750 based movement. I guess with 5,000 G resistance it does not 'need' SpringLock, but its cool tech and would be nice to see in this line.
2 days, 1 hour ago on Ball Fireman Storm Chaser Pro Watch
@Fraser Petrick I will believe that looks good when I see a full page ad in a watch magazine where AP tries to sell this white RO on a hairy, fleshy wrist (with a sunburn?).
On the other hand (literally), a white watch in snowbound Ontario is just a Spec Ops stealth watch.
2 days, 1 hour ago on Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Watch In White Ceramic Hands-On
@SuperStrapper I agree. I like the watch but for a quarter of the price an Armin Strom is enough like it (sort of) to give me pause.
2 days, 5 hours ago on Bovet Recital 12 Watch Hands-On: The Thinnest One Yet
@Ulysses31 What you don't fall in love with renders? You are probably one of those guys who prefers looking at his wife/girlfriend during sex instead of looking at a photoshopped head shot of her taped to her face. Get with the times brother.
2 days, 5 hours ago on Arnold & Son DTE “Double Tourbillon Escapement” Watch
@LapYoda Think the shape of the hands have something to do with the 'anatomy' in question too?
4 days, 10 hours ago on Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT Watch Review
@Kris C So instead of a "Quarter Pounder" this watch is a "113th Pounder".
4 days, 12 hours ago on Richard Mille RM 35-01 Rafael Nadal NTPT Carbon Watch Hands-On
Jaquet Droz (upside down) dial with the "see no evil" movement. But I still like it. In fact, I like it more than last year;'s predecessor (which I realize has more of an original FPJ dial). The often seen FPJ dial look, which I really don't care for, is barely evident, so this piece is quite nice to my eyes. The quick release pins on the strap are a bit of a surprise. Does the watch come with other straps?
4 days, 19 hours ago on F.P. Journe 10 Year Anniversary Tourbillon Limited Edition Watch Hands-On
@Ulysses31 Yes, it's so light you won't even notice it when you slit your wrists! Now how many watches can market themselves like that? I agree on the accent colors making for an emergency vehicle look. I guess for as much as the watch will cost, I would expect it to look, I dunno, maybe classy?
4 days, 19 hours ago on Richard Mille RM 35-01 Rafael Nadal NTPT Carbon Watch Hands-On
5 days, 10 hours ago on Richard Mille RM 35-01 Rafael Nadal NTPT Carbon Watch Hands-On
@Oelholm I agree that you could use the pip and the dial markings to time a dive. My comments was only that it does not comply with the ISO 6245 spec for a dive watch (which may not matter to some). But that is more or less the accepted minimum for a watch to be called a 'Dive Watch". Cheers.
5 days, 10 hours ago on Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT Watch Review
@DG Cayse Unlike this watch which isn't actually used for diving. But I would still like to see a lume shot. Just because they look cool.
Not only does it get darker, but the red end of the visible spectrum goes away faster underwater so a lot of watches with nice color contrast on the surface has a lot less in the deep. And what goes away after red? Orange of course - hey wait, that's what this watch uses...
5 days, 19 hours ago on Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT Watch Review
@DG Cayse Nor do I, but that does not stop me :-)
5 days, 20 hours ago on Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Gravity Watch
@Abu Rose Regarding the numbers on the main dial of the non-roman numeral reference, I can only suggest that the batons are the hour markers and the 2 digit numbers are the minutes (they are outboard of the batons after all) and the seconds sub-dial correctly has seconds which also run up to 60. Cheers.
@MKRoma Thanks and Ariel helped me with the post too. I look forward to seeing this watch at the end of the Month.
5 days, 21 hours ago on Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Gravity Watch
Isn't it wonderful to a watch geek and appreciate the NTPT case and almost negative number of grams that it weighs? Those poor regular folks in the world would just see a plastic teenage boy's watch and would think you were joking if you told them that this was a 6 figure watch. So high tech it looks like a kid's toy watch. How under the radar is that?
5 days, 22 hours ago on Richard Mille RM 35-01 Rafael Nadal NTPT Carbon Watch Hands-On