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I can't see MB&F testing several examples of each model produced to destruction , but I would gladly volunteer to help Hublot carry out such a task . Hell , I'd even supply my own hammer ! 

3 days, 14 hours ago on Recommended Use: Understanding The Durability Of Your Mechanical Watch And When To Take It Off

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This is what I picture when I hear the term" Dive Watch" (this or a Sub') , but I fear that Rolex has become a victim of their own success . They have been the subject of so many homages and blatant copies over the years that their style has become ubiquitous or even generic . I think that the Rolex enthusiast  of fifty years hence will be salivating over new releases that look remarkably similar to what we see in the present day catalogue .

Don't lose to much sleep worrying about future Rolex enthusiasts ability to "understand" this watch . Most current Rolex enthusiasts that I have come across can recite every dial , hand , band and script colour combination ever produced , the reason behind said variations , and what day of the week they were introduced . I can't see this or the watches themselves changing all that much in the future . .

5 days, 15 hours ago on Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller D-Blue Watch For James Cameron Hands-On

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I like this one and would definitely wear it , just not sure if I would pay 2 grand + for it .

1 week, 6 days ago on Eterna Heritage Military Limited Edition Watch Hands-On

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@Shawnnny  Although it is not made clear in the text , I am pretty sure the photo of the case back is from the original watch . The crown in this photo somewhat different to the other photos . I hope this is the case because the case back pictured is rough as guts ! 

1 week, 6 days ago on Eterna Heritage Military Limited Edition Watch Hands-On

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You disappoint me ABTW fans . 16 comments in seventeen hours and no one has yet complained about the alignment of the screw heads . You are slipping people ! 

Now if this were a Hublot.............

2 weeks, 4 days ago on TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Tourbillon Watch Hands-On

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Lets forgo the hands altogether , they only spoil the view of the movement .

2 weeks, 5 days ago on TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Tourbillon Watch Hands-On

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@DangerussArt I own shirts labelled as made in Bangladesh and have no problem with this , I would be most p'ed of if I discovered that my "made in London " shirts that I payed a premium for were made somewhere else .

It's a trust thing , and once destroyed , trust is very hard to rebuild .

3 weeks, 3 days ago on The Real Story Behind The Bremont Wright Flyer In-House Made BWC/01 “London” Watch Movement

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Unless the mysterious  "  person with an agenda against the brand " wrote the original press release , Bremont has nothing to complain about . They have released a clearly ( or perhaps unclearly ) misleading press release and now find themselves red faced and red handed .

3 weeks, 3 days ago on The Real Story Behind The Bremont Wright Flyer In-House Made BWC/01 “London” Watch Movement

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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 . 

4 weeks, 1 day 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 .

1 month 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 )

1 month 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 month, 1 week 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 month, 1 week 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 ...............

1 month, 1 week 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 .

1 month, 2 weeks 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 .

1 month, 3 weeks 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, 4 weeks 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 !

2 months 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 .

2 months, 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 "

2 months, 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 .

2 months, 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 ? )

2 months, 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 .

2 months, 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, 4 weeks 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.

3 months 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 .

3 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 .

4 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 .

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

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Casio does better for less.

4 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 "

4 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 .

4 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 !

4 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.

4 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 .

4 months, 2 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 .

4 months, 2 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 .

4 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 " .

4 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 !

4 months, 3 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, 4 weeks 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, 4 weeks ago on Romain Gauthier Logical One Secret Is Not So Logical After All

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@emenezes If it's not broke..........

5 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 ).

5 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 .

5 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 . 

5 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 . 

5 months, 1 week ago on Hublot Big Bang Ferrari New Ceramic, Titanium, And Gold Watch Models For 2014 Hands-On

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