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A marvel of miniaturization , but not miniature enough . This thing looks bigger than the wrist it is mounted on !

This watch may carry the Ferrari emblem , but it carries non of the sensual ( almost sexual ) styling for which Ferrari is justifiably famous . As an example of hideous conspicuous consumption , something Hublot does very well ,  this thing succeeds admirably .

Not for me I'm afraid , I am more of a Porsche man myself . 

1 day, 13 hours ago on Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari Ferrari Titanium Yellow Watch Hands-On

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@MarkCarson @LapYoda I would love to see a comparison between the Rolex R&D budget and their marketing budget . This would give a much clearer picture of where your money was going .

3 days, 13 hours ago on How And Why Rolex Prices Have Increased Over Time

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Where I come from this is what we call gouging and it is the reason I will not even consider a new Rolex or its ilk . The value side of the equation is non existent . I realize that Rolex is not alone with their unreal pricing structure and it is the main reason I favour boutique brands or non luxury manufacturers . ( Hi Mark )

4 days, 2 hours ago on How And Why Rolex Prices Have Increased Over Time

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Look , I'm a big Omega fan , but Casio does this sort of thing much better at a fraction of the price AND offers solar power ..Give me a classic speedy any day!

1 week, 4 days ago on Omega Speedmaster X-33 Skywalker Watch Hands-On

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@RyanOuld " buffoonery ', a sadly under used word . Bravo sir , you have made my day .

1 week, 6 days ago on JeanRichard Terrascope Aluminum Watch In Primary Colors Hands-On

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Now if I could just order it in my favourite sporting team's colours ...............

2 weeks, 1 day ago on JeanRichard Terrascope Aluminum Watch In Primary Colors Hands-On

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@MarkCarson @marbstiu Unless the bezel weighs -500mg they have saved nothing over the naked version . All they have done is glue on a piece of fancy superfluous plastic  for questionable aesthetic reasons . Not a fan .

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Blancpain L-Evolution R Chronographe Flyback Grande Date Watch Hands-On

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I have nothing against Bulova  , they have a proud history of innovation and I find many of their offerings appealing , but I do not love this watch . The thing that kills it for me is the obliterated 12 and 6 o'clock numerals .

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Bulova Precisionist Wilton Chronograph Watch Review

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"lightning bolt second hand". Glad they printed that on the face , I might have missed it otherwise . (sarcasm)

1 month ago on Ancon Magnus Watch Review

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@MarkCarson Agree 100% with your comments on the hour numerals / subdials . I detest bitten off or missing hour markers on any watch that I might conceivably afford and otherwise desire , a total deal breaker for me .

Good job Oris !

1 month ago on Oris Big Crown ProPilot Chronograph GMT Watch Hands-On

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My most sincere and heart felt condolences to you and your family .  My first watch was a gift from my father when I was in second grade , given on the understanding (sadly mistaken) that I was old enough to look after it . My dad never wore a watch as he was a welder by trade and considered them a safety hazard in his line of work . He now wears a watch that I bought for him as a Christmas gift after he retired . Nothing fancy , but solid , unpretentious and reliable , much like the man himself .

1 month, 1 week ago on Remembering My Dad’s Watch And The Birth Of Responsibility

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@DG Cayse But it doesn't even deliver in terms of bling !     "no, really dog , it's brushed platinum "

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph Watch In Platinum Hands-On

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For $300000+ I would demand something spectacular in terms of design , materials , craftsmanship and style . This doesn't deliver on any count .

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph Watch In Platinum Hands-On

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No one can accuse A.P. of not having a sense of humour !

( it must be a joke , right ? )

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph Watch In Platinum Hands-On

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Strange that a company made famous by its innovative electronic movements would choose a run of the mill Swiss movement for its flagship model .

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Bulova Accu-Swiss Percheron Watch Available In Solid 24k Gold For $42,000

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Wonderful article David . Aaron Becsei is my new hero . It breaks my heart to think that I will never possess ( or for that matter see in the flesh ) one of his pieces . 

The starting price for his work seems almost reasonable considering their fascinating gestation .

2 months ago on Bexei Watches: Some Of The Finest In The World & Made In Hungary

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I think you will find that it is a competition between national teams not "(clubs)". At least you know a bit about watches.

2 months, 1 week ago on Watches Of The 2014 Brazil World Cup

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I think the price is fair when you consider the decorated movement . I deliberately avoid looking at the price until I have read the body of the article and in this case I was pleasantly surprised . Fix the lume' issues and maybe sign the crown and I would have one .

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Weiss Standard Issue Field Watch Review

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I think I will hold out for the Pol Pot edition .

3 months ago on Zenith Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane Revolución Watches For South America

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A genuine sports watch , it comes with its own sweat band .

3 months ago on This Fendi Luxury Ladies Watch Is Colorful & Furry

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Casio does better for less.

3 months ago on Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar Watch Hands-On

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@tllw To paraphrase a line from an old Get Smart episode " yes 99 , but we kill and destroy in the name of niceness "

3 months ago on Zenith Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane Revolución Watches For South America

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@D S Vilhena Well they are south of THE America , close enough for some people I guess .

3 months ago on Zenith Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane Revolución Watches For South America

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That buzzing sound you hear is Che Guevara spinning in his grave at 10000 rpm !

3 months ago on Zenith Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane Revolución Watches For South America

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When I read the price I thought it was a late April Fools joke ! Seriously , you could drop a zero of the end of the price and it would still be ridiculous . You can wax lyrical about its technical excellence , but anyone who would pay this sort of money for something that looks like it came from the  Police / Ice / Two Dollar Shop catalogue needs their head examined .

Not a fan.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon White Ceramic Hands-On

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On reflection the first sentence makes it obvious that this is a "joke" article .

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Hublot Big Bang Atomic D-38 Watch Proves Your Manliness With Radioactive Uranium

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@Ulysses31 Can't remember the last time one of my watches was crushed or penetrated , I did however run over one with a lawn mower once and that did not end well for the watch . I can assure you that even  steel cases and incabloc movements have their limitations.

 I will be interested to see how these stand up to normal wear and tear . I like the design but fear they would become a scratched , horrible mess in short order , even without the intervention of lawn care appliances .

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Hamilton Reveals The Khaki Pilot Pioneer Aluminum, A Hands-On With Their First Watch In Aluminum

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I got half way through before I realized the date . Hook line and sinker . Well done sir .

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Hublot Big Bang Atomic D-38 Watch Proves Your Manliness With Radioactive Uranium

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@marbstiu @DangerussArt only if it contains the ashes of Michael Bay . They could name it "The Speedmaster Service to Cinema " .

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Omega Speedmaster Co-Axial Chronometer Lunar Dust Ceramic Watch Hands-On

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It's about time someone brought out a Lierace commemorative . Nice one Rolex !

3 months, 4 weeks ago on Rolex Begins Using Silicon “Syloxi” Hairsprings In Caliber 2236 Watch Movements

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Think I'll wait for the steel version .

4 months ago on A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Tourbillon Watch Hands-On

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An interesting  watch trying to get out ! Don't know whether to laugh , cry or throw up!

4 months ago on Romain Gauthier Logical One Secret Is Not So Logical After All

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@emenezes If it's not broke..........

4 months ago on What Are Rolex Oyster Professional Watches? A History

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does it come in a southern hemisphere version where the seasons match the astrological symbols ? A real deal breaker for me ( that and the fact that it is $563000 over my most optimistic budget ).

4 months ago on Antoine Martin Tourbillon Astronomique Watch Is $565,000

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If I had 23 grand to drop on a watch ( in my dreams ) this would be the one . I liked the original type3 , but was not a fan of the lugs , to my eye they did not sit well with the rest of the design . Problem solved , this a much more cohesive design.

I love this watch and will spend the rest of the day in a state of minor depression knowing that I will never own one .

4 months ago on Ressence Type 1 Watch In New Colors

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I like the style but way too big and way too expensive . I get the whole free market thing ; ie , charge what you can get away with , but I reserve my respect for companies that at least try to offer some semblance of value for money , even in the "luxury" field . 

4 months, 1 week ago on Bell & Ross WW1 Regulateur Pink Gold Watch Hands-On

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Just the thing for the west coast rapper to compliment their equally tasteful Ferrari based low-rider . 

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Hublot Big Bang Ferrari New Ceramic, Titanium, And Gold Watch Models For 2014 Hands-On

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The comment section of a Hublot review is always more interesting than the article or the watch its self .

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Hublot Big Bang Ferrari New Ceramic, Titanium, And Gold Watch Models For 2014 Hands-On

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Great , I have been waiting for someone to bring out a Seiko 5 homage .

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Maurice de Mauriac L1 Watch Designed By Fabian Schwaerzler

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Looks like a power rangers prop !

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Richard Mille RM 35-01 Rafael Nadal NTPT Carbon Watch Hands-On

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@Zeitblom The " Parmigiani  fat , broke and ugly " ( my contraceptive method ) just don't have the same ring to it .

5 months ago on Parmigiani Bugatti Aerolithe Flyback Chronograph Watch Hands-On

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@Grinnie Jax If they are wearing a Cabestan Scuderia or a Hublot MP-05 , probably yes.

5 months ago on Parmigiani Bugatti Aerolithe Flyback Chronograph Watch Hands-On

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Scaled up 100% this would make an awesome desk clock . Scaled down 50% and it would make a very interesting watch . Sometimes a thought bubble should remain a thought bubble .

5 months, 1 week ago on Thomas Prescher Nemo Sub I Watch Is Steampunk Submersible

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Believe it or not  , as a child in the mid seventies , the Seiko 5 ( blue face , day / date , 4 o'clock crown) was my grail watch !  At the time I would swapped my (brand forgotten) Swiss automatic and my barely dropped left nut for this beauty . For some reason Parker pens and Seiko 5s were THE must have schoolboy bling in regional Australia circa 1975 .It is fair to say I carry little cultural baggage where Japanese watches are concerned , and have never really looked down upon Japanese engineering or craftsmanship .

Would I spend $5000 on a Seiko watch ? Yes , but not this one , I much prefer the earlier , stronger styled Ananta case . This one is just too vanilla for my taste . Also , If you are going to put a display back on a $5000 watch , the least you could do is dress the movement up a bit . Apart from the rotor , this could be the guts out of my once lusted after "5".

 Sadly , many would never consider this watch simply because ( in their mind ) it was not made by gnomes in some northern European valley . Their loss !

5 months, 1 week ago on Seiko Ananta SRQ017 100th Anniversary Chronograph Watch Hands-On

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Looks like it's made from the same material as a $20 fishing reel .What is it with the current fascination with over hyped plastic ( charred rayon )? This watch would look much better in just about any other material and be just as practical.

5 months, 1 week ago on TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Carbon Watch Hands-On

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looks like an Invicta , only less tasteful..

5 months, 1 week ago on Cecil Purnell Pit Lane Tourbillon Watch Review

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@MarkCarson @Zeitblom going to have it tattooed on my **** !

5 months, 2 weeks ago on First Look At Rocker Dan Spitz’s Jeanrichard Aeroscope Limited Edition Watch

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My favourite watchmaker .  I love his work and feel genuinely depressed to think I will probably never see one of his pieces in the flesh , let alone own one .

6 months, 1 week ago on Roger Smith GREAT Brtiain Unique Watch

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Not the most legible of design , but if you can afford this watch you can probably afford someone to read it for you .

Like the shape of the case .

6 months, 1 week ago on Konstantin Chaykin Lunokhod Prime Watch Hands-On

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@Stuart Russell waiting for the Emilio Estevez version .

6 months, 1 week ago on William Baldwin Celebrates 130 Years Of Alpina Watches In The Cayman Islands

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@Fraser Petrick  You mean it doesn't only come in cans ?

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Breguet Classique Chronograph 5287 Watch Hands-On

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@MichaelStockton I would have said Timex myself.

6 months, 4 weeks ago on Archimede Outdoor Watch Review

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@AtotheG @MarkCarson Agreed , but only Jimmy Page could afford it !

7 months ago on Ulysse Nardin Stranger Watch Music Box Hands-On

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@MarkCarson @antjay Do'h (face palm)

7 months, 1 week ago on Hublot MP-06 Watch For Senna

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I am not trying to cause offence here but from my  personal experience  ( Old Harleys , Chevys and jeeps . ) made in America equates to shoddy , unreliable , and old tech' . This is probably not the association that they are aiming for .

Having said that I do like the look of this watch and wish them well and in spite of everything   I still love my old Harleys , Chevys and Jeeps .

7 months, 1 week ago on Shinola Runwell 47mm Review: The American In Argentina!

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Or you could wind your watch by hand . Realistically you would need one of these for each manually wound watch that you own , if in fact it is such a necessity . Personally I would prefer to have my man servant do it for me .

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Buben & Zorweg Time Mover Handwound, An Automatic Watch Winder For Handwound Watches

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Nice watch but the blue hands look a little off to me . Asking crazy money , at least 50% over the odds .

8 months ago on Ball Marks Adoption Of Standard Time With New Trainmaster Watch

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Great argument for a solid case back.

8 months, 1 week ago on Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Contemporain Watch With Titanium Dial

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Long story short , a plastic watch for millionaires.

9 months ago on Richard Mille To Debut Incredibly Expensive Carbon NTPT-Cased Watch

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Very restrained for a Horiblot . At least it will help a good cause.

9 months, 1 week ago on Shawn ‘Jay Z’ Carter’s Hublot Classic Fusion Timepieces

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Honestly , as "cellebrity" endorsed watches go, I would prefer the Mark Webber Cassio Edifice or TW Steel Mick Doohan . This is piece of taseless conspicuous consumption makes me phisically ill .

9 months, 3 weeks ago on Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Limited Edition LeBron James Watch

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Nice work Mark , would seriously concider one of these . Saddly "she who must be obeyed" would consider your very reasonable asking prices a ridiculous amount to spend on a watch .

It sucks being the only watch geek in the house.

11 months, 3 weeks ago on GIVEAWAY: Mark Carson Hawaii Ka La Watch

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Love it , but why have seconds marked on the indices if you don't have a second hand?

1 year, 1 month ago on Hublot MP-06 Watch For Senna

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@Mister_w you will hardly be the first , the author mentioned it in the article.

1 year, 1 month ago on Meistersinger Watch Marks 60 Years Of The Queen’s Coronation

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........or you could slap some obscure Franco-German sounding name on it and ask twice the price .

1 year, 1 month ago on Oakley Time Bomb II Watch Remembered

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@Ryan B it covers the quadrants of the watch most likely to be bumped in regular use , but still allows for enough purchase on the bezel for ease of adjustment.

1 year, 1 month ago on Seiko Prospex Spring Drive Tuna SBDB008 Watch

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I love this watch . It is so over the top in terms of style and engineering . I am just happy to know that it exists .

1 year, 3 months ago on Rebellion T-1000 Gotham Watch

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Great , a chrono' that is accurate to within several minutes. A top choice for those who thought that "This is Spinal Tap" was a documentary!

1 year, 3 months ago on ArtyA Son Of Sound: The High-End Guitar Watch

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Love the design , hate the price.

1 year, 3 months ago on Bremont Solo White Watch Review

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To answer your original question , because you can , and if price were no barrier  I most certainly would!

1 year, 4 months ago on Breva Génie 01 Is First Ever Mechanical Weather Station Watch

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@aBlogtoWatch @MarkCarson 30 hrs without ABTW felt like a year.On the plus side pages load much quicker now.

1 year, 4 months ago on Eterna Adventic Watch Hands-On

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Congratulations Mark . Nice work . I like the black one myself .

1 year, 4 months ago on Individual Design Ka La Watch Review

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@Panagiotis in my younger days I would wear my watch on the outside of my leathers when riding my motocycle or  on the outside of my wet suit when winter surfing .  I also found the long straps anoying in everyday use so i bought another watch  for day to day use and thus began my addiction . 

My name is Anthony and it has been six months since my last watch purchase. 

1 year, 4 months ago on Teenage Grandpa Watch Straps Review & Interview

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I have to laugh when ever I hear a watch described as "timeless". Somewhat defeats the purpose!

1 year, 5 months ago on Is Fossil Ready For An $895 Swiss Automatic Watch?

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Do they make a southern hemisphere centric version. Seriously, a beautifully engineered work of art for the wrist , but for all the information that the dial cleverly conveys , "civil time"appears to be a difficult to read after thought.

1 year, 5 months ago on Ulysse Nardin Moonstruck Watch Review

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Totally insane , but I am so glad that this watch exists.

1 year, 6 months ago on Roger Dubuis Excalibur Quatuor Watch Hands-On

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@MarkCarson if you own this watch , you don't change the spark plugs on your car, You buy a new car.(Bugatti?)

1 year, 6 months ago on Roger Dubuis Excalibur Quatuor Watch Hands-On

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@DG Cayse boom tish !

1 year, 6 months ago on Bremont HMS Victory Watch Hands-On

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I like it , but I don't $20000 like it .

1 year, 6 months ago on Bremont HMS Victory Watch Hands-On

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@nateb123 @antjay with you there bro' , I realy miss my pet fish !

1 year, 6 months ago on Romain Gauthier Logical One Watch: How Sensible Is It?

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As none of my cars have prancing horses in their badges , or be-winged ladies on the hood , I am pretty sure that I  can not afford this watch . Could you please give me some indication as to what body parts I would need to sell  to obtain this beauty ( sadly I have already sold my sole to horology) . Keep in mind that I will need to keep my left hand otherwise the watch will constantly fall off and as beautifully engineered as this piece is , I have my doubts about its' shock proofing .

1 year, 6 months ago on Romain Gauthier Logical One Watch: How Sensible Is It?

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Another one bites the dust . Harry just fell off my lotto list .

1 year, 6 months ago on Swatch Group Acquires Harry Winston

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I think Mr Beckham has enough money allready. The thought that even one cent of my hard earned should find it's way into his pocket, no matter how indirectly,is so offencive to me that i could never buy a Breitling.

1 year, 6 months ago on Breitling Transocean Unitime Watch Hands-On

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So glad they put the +/- scale next to the date. I  find usually find the sequencing  of the days of the month so confusing. 

1 year, 6 months ago on Edox Grand Ocean Decentrique Date Automatic Watch

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I didn't David could tell the time.

1 year, 6 months ago on Breitling Transocean Unitime Watch Hands-On

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Sorry , but to me , Rolex will always be associated with drug dealers and corrupt third world officials . I find you can tell a lot about a country by the number of Rolex wearing petty officials and junior police officers for whom a Rolex (any Rolex) would equate to several years of legitimate income . Not Rolex's fault , but as a result of my experiences , I just can't shake  the idea that Rolex = corruption.

1 year, 6 months ago on My Argument For Rolex Watches Article On AskMen.com

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Love the article . I was genuinely saddened when I heard  of his passing , and I'm not even an American . He was an inspiring , larger than life character . My sympathy to his family and friends.

On a lighter note I find it amusing that his boss ( Gen. Powell )  is pictured wearing a  Casio " al-Qaeda " !

1 year, 6 months ago on Remembering General Norman Schwarzkopf & His Watches

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I love it . If I were going to spend 30k+ on a watch (I wish!) , this would be the one.

1 year, 6 months ago on Romain Jerome Steampunk Chrono Watch Review

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No more or less valid than any other fashion concept . I like the gold one with the leather strap.

1 year, 6 months ago on Cartier Crash Watch Returns

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Put it in a precious metal case , give it an obscure Franco / German sounding name  , lose the coffee reference , charge 1/2 a years salary . No one would bat an eyelid .

 Wake up folks , the emperor is not only naked , he is mooning us (or maybe it's just "art") .

1 year, 7 months ago on Blancier Grand Cru Watch With Nespresso Capsule Dial

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Thanks so much for this great interview . I love the practical/pragmatic nature of the people in this profession . I am a little supprised ( but happy) that most of them don't wear G-shocks these days .

1 year, 7 months ago on Astronaut Mark Kelly Interview: “Watches Are Necessary In My Profession”

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Ariel ,  I realise that you have to make a living to be able to support your watch habit  , but dude ,  realy ?

Did they threaten to make you wear one if you didn't run this piece?

1 year, 8 months ago on Refined Hardware The Harbinger Watch

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Just another speedy ripoff . Remove the logos and it could pass  for  a $60 casio  on the wrist .   Big fan of the 01 by the way.

1 year, 9 months ago on Bell & Ross 126 Sport Watch Review

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This one is strictly for the brand tragics who simply must have the latest from gucci. My guess is that they are making  $1000+ on every watch shipped . Sorry , just noticed that it is swiss made , obviously it is of superior quality and worth every cent. 

1 year, 9 months ago on Gucci i-Gucci Sport Watch Review

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I would guess that they are making $1200 + on every watch sold . This one is for the brand tragics only . Oh , sorry , I just noticed that it is "SWISS MADE". Obviously worth every cent .

1 year, 9 months ago on i-Gucci Sport watch-5

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enjoy the trip. I would be most interested in hearing about some of the chinese brands . I purchased a fake rolex on my first overseas trip many years ago and it  was this watch that sparked my horological interest . I have since aquired many watches from various legit' companies , but my Chinese "rolex" just keeps on ticking (and keeps good time).

1 year, 11 months ago on Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair 2012: We’ll Be There

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@MarkCarson  price is irrelevant . if you have to ask , you can't afford it. ;-)

1 year, 11 months ago on Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Tourbillon Watch

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Fair call, but if i feel anything for the man it would be pity, not hate.

I am facinated by, and appreciative of, the skill, craftsmanship, andtha engineering involved in the realisation of the modern mechanical watch. What i hate is marketing bull****

1 year, 11 months ago on Stallone Wears Carl F. Bucherer Patravi TravelTec Watch

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@star42  Also a major steroid abuser. Got busted on a promotional visit to Sydney for the first Expendables . The man has become a sad joke . An object lesson in the dangers of vanity and ego .              On second thoughts ,the perfect ambassador for a high end watch company.

1 year, 11 months ago on Stallone Wears Carl F. Bucherer Patravi TravelTec Watch

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I think "air diver" refers to the use of conventional compressed air breathing apparatus , as opposed to exotic gas mixtures used for deep diving.

I'm a big fan of Japanese dive watches , but  I think the Urushi dial is wasted here , it looks painted .

1 year, 11 months ago on Seiko Ananta Automatic Chronograph Urushi Diver Ref. SRQ013 Limited Edition Watch Hands-On

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is it appropriate to refer to a watch as "timeless"?

2 years, 3 months ago on Tissot T-Touch Classic Watch

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