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Sorry to be pedantic ( what else would you expect of a watch nerd ? )  but I think you will find that the dial was inspired by a tachometer and not a tachymeter .

6 days, 14 hours ago on Bremont Jaguar MKI And MKII Non-Limited Edition Jaguar Collaboration Watches

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@5803822  If something like this were to grow on me I would be urgently seeking out an oncologist !

1 week ago on MB&F HM3 MegaWind Final Edition Watch Hands-On

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I am a fan of the brand but I find this one a bit busy . Also , I am not convinced of the utility of a compass bezel on a "space" watch !

1 week, 2 days ago on Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster Orbital II Chronograph Watch Review

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@thornwood36  your eyes must be better than mine !


1 week, 2 days ago on Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster Orbital II Chronograph Watch Review

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Home detention bracelet for the obscenely wealthy ? You know , the sort of thing they make newly paroled paedophiles wear .

1 month ago on Christophe & Co. Armill Is $150,000 Self-Powering Smart Bracelet Designed By Pininfarina With Upgradeable Tech

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Anyone remember the "luxury" smartphones from a couple of years ago ? Those gold and platinum bejewelled monstrosities that were ( technologically ) out of date almost the same week that they hit the market ? I wonder if the smart watch people have drawn any lessons from this .

Probably not .

1 month ago on Is This What Luxury Smartwatches Will Be Like? Pioneer Jorg Hysek Presents Designs, Interview

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@Oelholm  Sounds like an event where they sit in a circle and play with their own "private members ".

Think I will give this one a miss .

1 month ago on Christophe & Co. Armill Is $150,000 Self-Powering Smart Bracelet Designed By Pininfarina With Upgradeable Tech

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He is a master watch maker . His opinions will always be more interesting and relevant than those of any watch company corporate " suit " with an agenda to push . 

1 month, 1 week ago on My First Grail Watch: Kari Voutilainen

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@MarkCarson According to that great repository of world's knowledge , Wikipedia , there are over 1600 billionaires in the wold today . Surely there must be more than 30 of them who lack taste .

1 month, 1 week ago on Richard Mille RM 19-02 Tourbillon Fleur Watch Hands-On

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@AlistairRussell  I know it's a cliché but I really don't think its an exaggeration in this case to say that if you can afford  to drop 100000+ euros on a watch , you can probably afford to  have someone wind it for you .

That said , I totally agree with your point , sadly it is not a problem I am ever likely to experience first hand .

1 month, 2 weeks ago on A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Perpetual Watch New For SIHH 2015

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Money no object ( AS IF !! ) , I would have one of each .

Forget engravings of naked women , this movement is pure , hard core watch porn . The radiused edges on the bridges , the colours , the textures ......... Excuse me I think I need to be alone .

1 month, 2 weeks ago on A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Perpetual Watch New For SIHH 2015

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This is just silly.

Not necessarily a bad thing .

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Breva Genie 03 Speedmeter Watch Hands-On

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@DangerussArt @trj66  Nice work . I much prefer this to the original .


Maybe they should give you a job .

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Ralph Lauren Automotive Chronograph Watch For SIHH 2015

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Does it contain a minute piece of marble from the façade of Vauxhall Cross (Google it ) ?

To be honest , this brand lost me with the "in house movement " debacle .

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Bremont Kingsman Watches For & In “Kingsman: The Secret Service” Movie

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My eyes hurt , please make it go away !

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Wellograph Fitness Smartwatch Review

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I think the expix would make a great travel watch especially if teamed with a compact solar charger . I have been left in the lurch on several occasions when relying on my phone's GPS functionality in countries with poor or patchy mobile services .

This is the first smart watch that I would seriously consider purchasing . .

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Is A Garmin Going To Be Your Next Smartwatch? CES 2015 Watch Lineup Looks Strong

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@MarkCarson @antjay  Dizzy hands indeed !

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Richard Mille RM63-01 Dizzy Hands Watch Hands-On

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Should I ever not want to know what time it is I will remove my watch and place it in my pocket . Wow I just realised that I am $120000 better off ! Thank you ABTW I can now afford more beer .

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Richard Mille RM63-01 Dizzy Hands Watch Hands-On

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"  something Swiss brands prefer to refer to as "poetic." " , or what we in Australia refer to as "wankery" .

Are you sure you were not saving this for April 1 ?

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Richard Mille RM63-01 Dizzy Hands Watch Hands-On

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Kind of defeats the purpose of a display case back. Like many of the current iterations of this technology it screams afterthought and speaks of an unseemly rush to get something out there . Maybe they could incorporate a screen saver showing an animation of mechanical watch movement .

2 months ago on Montblanc e-Strap Combines Smart Wearable Device With Mechanical Watch In New Timewalker Urban Speed Collection

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Genius  is a much abused and miss used term these days . George Daniels was a genius !  I will never be able to afford anything that he created in this lifetime , luckily I am a Buddhist , so maybe next time around .

Do yourself a favour and follow these links .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NplYClpuP8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSeTi93f2eU

2 months ago on Hands-On With The George Daniels 35th Anniversary Watch By Roger Smith

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Thankfully there are much cheaper ways to look like a total knob . For around $30 I can buy a Hublot  "REPLICA" in every street market in S.E.Asia , look like a tasteless wanker , AND piss off owners of the read thing . Life is good !

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Hublot Big Bang Unico World Poker Tour Watch Hands-On

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I for one are glad that Hublot exist , reading the comments section of a Hublot review is always good for laugh .


2 months, 2 weeks ago on Hublot Big Bang Unico World Poker Tour Watch Hands-On

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No lume' ? Deal breaker .

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Greubel Forsey Art Piece 1 Tribute To Robert Filliou Watch

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Significantly less tasteful than the city and "sport " that inspired it .

To be honest I usually just skim through the Hublot posts and go straight to the hate mail .

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Hublot Big Bang Unico World Poker Tour Watch Hands-On

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The proletarian Marxist radical in me wants to hate this and all that it stands for , thankfully I gave him the day off .

I love it !

2 months, 4 weeks ago on Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Annual Calendar Watch New For 2015

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Lack of lume is the only thing holding me back . Even so , I find the green faced model hard to resist . I loved the '70s !

3 months ago on Seiko Recraft Mechanical 1970s Style Watches

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I am not usually a fan of "carbon " watches , but I do like the finish on this one . It almost looks like Damascus Steel from some angles . I would like to see one with a rotating inner bezel , but that would probably kill any price advantage it has .

3 months ago on Tempest Forged Carbon Dive Watch Review

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@Grinnie Jax  I would , with absolute honesty , prefer the Seiko . I would sped the change on quality , unpretentious beer . 

3 months ago on Tudor Heritage Ranger Watch Review

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@Time2Go Buy one for each wrist and wear the second one face down . Problem solved !

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Bulgari Daniel Roth Carillon Tourbillon Minute-Repeater Watch Hands-On

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Not bad for the price I suppose but I will never again buy a quartz watch that is not solar powered . I have a drawer full of the bloody things all with flat batteries , most of which have only been worn a couple of times since their last battery replacement !

3 months, 4 weeks ago on ManchesterWatchWorks TatoskoQ Review – Your Next Semi-Custom Diver?

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@BIGCHRONO  Because at this price point EVERY sale counts , and as long as they are selling , I don't think they care who they piss off !

4 months ago on MB&F HM6 Space Pirate Watch Hands-On Debut

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Love it  . This watch combines two of my favourite features , a 6 o'clock date window and an internal rotating bezel . Maurice Lacroix  is not the first name to spring to mind when I think dive watch , but this really works for me . The fact that it is not trying to look like a Sub' is also a big plus . Bravo .

4 months ago on WATCH GIVEAWAY: Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver

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How is this "Watch Industry News" ? Oh wait , you wear it on your wrist , quartz watches have silicone chips and are powered by electrons . Sorry , forget my original question , I see the connection now .

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Nixie Wrist Wearable Flying Drone

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@MarkCarson @sigp226  Agreed . This is also roughly the median price similar watches from this maker are fetching on the used market .

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Chopard Grand Prix De Monaco Historique Chronograph Watch Review

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Is the bezel uni-directional ?

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Maurice De Mauriac Chronograph Diver Watch Review

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What next, date windows with no numbers?

Will it feature in the next Zoolander movie?

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Maurice De Mauriac Chronograph Diver Watch Review

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I really like the black faced version . I would need to try one on for size as 38mm may be just a little small . I hope someone in Australia stocks these . I am in love !

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Bauhaus Style: New Junghans Max Bill Watches

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Wow , only $5300 more expensive than the better looking , in house movement Orient that you featured the other week . Seriously , I have seen better looking movements from Parnis !

While I appreciate the craftsmanship and labour that has produced this piece , I find it sad that the end result is so "meh".

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Habring2 Felix Watch Review And Manufacture Visit

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I am old enough to remember the derision that was heaped upon the first wave of Japanese automobiles , today we have Lexus and the Toyota 86 . The Swiss should be very worried . The emergence of the Chinese watch industry will make the "quartz crisis" look like a storm in a tea cup ! China has more millionaires than many countries have people and they are very nationalistic / patriotic . I fear the Euro industry may find themselves living in interesting times .

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair 2014: The Progress Of The Chinese Watch Industry

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I prefer single malts and (genuine) in house movements ! 

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Chivas 12 Made For Gentlemen By Bremont Limited Edition Watches And Gift Tin

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@MarkCarson  I was thinking along the lines of  a Seiko Direct Drive / smart watch hybrid .

Remember when the 1st PDAs came out ? Within 18 months they were little more than paper weights . The curse of the early adopter !

5 months, 2 weeks ago on SpeedUp SmartWatch For iOS And Android Phones

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NO, just NO !


5 months, 2 weeks ago on Hoptroff No. 16 Atomic Wrist Watch For 1000 Year Accuracy

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Very nice , but really , just buy yourself a Seiko and donate the remaining $194500 to the charity of your choice .

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Fonderie 47 Inversion Principle Tourbillon Watch In Red Gold

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Looks like something out of a JAG or Fossil catalogue to me . 8G is a lot to pay for a piece that screams "fashion watch"

Serious question , how will it age ?

6 months ago on Zenith Pilot Montre d’Aeronef Type 20 GMT 1903 Watch Hands-On

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@thornwood36  I used to feel the same way about the three day date window until my eyesight began to deteriorate ( with age ). While I still dislike the look , I find it easier to read the date at a glance when I can see the day before and after . No more wondering if it is the third or the eighth .

6 months ago on Cartier Calibre Diver Watch Review

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