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

1 week, 4 days 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 !

2 weeks, 1 day 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 !

2 weeks, 2 days 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 .

2 weeks, 4 days 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 .

1 month 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 .

1 month ago on Chopard Grand Prix De Monaco Historique Chronograph Watch Review

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Is the bezel uni-directional ?

1 month 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?

1 month 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 !

1 month, 1 week 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".

1 month, 1 week 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 .

2 months 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 ! 

2 months 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 !

2 months ago on SpeedUp SmartWatch For iOS And Android Phones

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

2 months, 1 week 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 ?

2 months, 2 weeks 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 .

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Cartier Calibre Diver Watch Review

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I refuse to pay money to be marketed to , nor will I pay to consume advertising .

So long as you clearly label any advertorial content as such , and remain unafraid  to offer constructive criticism when warranted , you will have my support .

 As it is , I think you have the balance about right .

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Your Feedback Is Requested In Regard To The Future Of Watch Media

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@BigMike213  I was thinking more along the lines of a micro Jimi Hendrix playing The Star Spangled Banner on the hour , but frank would do .


2 months, 3 weeks ago on Greubel Forsey Art Piece 1 Watch Hands-On

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When I see "carbon" used in this context , I think "cheap" , not "hi tech" !

3 months ago on ITAnano Phantom Carbon Automatic 49 Watch Review

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"Carbon" , particularly in this form is NOT a futuristic material , nor is it a rare or exclusive material ! Injection moulded carbon reinforced plastic has been used in cheap fishing reels for at least the last  30 years to the point of ubiquity.

While this material is light and strong and will resist impacts , it is relatively soft compared to just about any other case material and will mark and scratch very easily. 

3 months ago on ITAnano Phantom Carbon Automatic 49 Watch Review

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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 months 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 . .

3 months, 1 week ago on Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller D-Blue Watch For James Cameron Hands-On

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@Chaz_Hen @trj66 And the BREN gun.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Eterna Heritage Military Limited Edition Watch 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 .

3 months, 2 weeks 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 ! 

3 months, 2 weeks 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.............

3 months, 2 weeks 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 .

3 months, 2 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks 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 months 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 .

4 months 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 months 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!

4 months, 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 .

4 months, 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 ...............

4 months, 2 weeks 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 .

4 months, 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 .

4 months, 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)

5 months 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 !

5 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 .

5 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 "

5 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 .

5 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 ? )

5 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 .

5 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 .

5 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.

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

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