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Is this a pre-production prototype? I sort of hope so. There's so many raw, unrefined surface finishes, and all the text on the "dial" plate is crowded, off-center. Honestly, that whole plate looks terrible. This looks hastily manufactured versus crafted with (any real) care. Not what I'd ever spend 10 thousand dollars for. It doesn't have to be finished like an ALS movement, but this appears crudely machined, and some surfaces look as if they were left raw as delivered from the metal supplier. I'd prefer not to see tool marks and what looks like tool chatter anywhere on a $1oK watch. If that's the aesthetics they were aiming for, it's a swing and a miss, These guys should strive to emulate a UWERK level of finishing,
1 day, 14 hours ago on Devon Works Tread 2 Shining Watch Review
Yeah, "water"... I get it, but I would prefer a plain dial version. If only that were one of the 133 variations possible.
2 days, 14 hours ago on Christopher Ward C60 Trident Watch Collection Overview
I'm 100% sure I'd shatter the bubble and ruin the whirly-twirly.
5 days, 21 hours ago on Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Tourbillon In White Gold Hands-On
A million dollars? OK... Do the mega-rich not care about value? Weighing this against a LaFerrari, (also a million dollar toy), the car seems to be a far, far better value, more fun, and almost assuredly better and easier resale. Oh well, it's certainly not crafted with me in mind.
1 week ago on Richard Mille RM 19-02 Tourbillon Fleur Watch Hands-On
Seems pointless. What does one do with the deviation information provided by an EOT display? It's not like the entire rest of the world's schedules are affected. "Hold that plane, it's not really 6:30, see... My spendy mechanical timer thingy says so." I cannot see ever spending a penny for a silly complication that keeps me apprised of some uber geeky time factoid that no one cares about. Even if my NASA mission critical celestial mechanics job required the need to know, wouldn't a dedicated computer tracking application do a better job?
1 week, 2 days ago on Two New Panerai Equation Of Time Special Edition Watches For SIHH 2015
From the new ipecac collection, I assume?
1 week, 5 days ago on Get Your Bling On: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Full Pave Diamond Watches For 2015
Keeping with the theme, shovldn't that be MARC AVRELE jvst to be thovrovgh?
1 week, 5 days ago on Christophe Claret Aventicum Watch With Mirascope Dial
@trj66 Even fixing all that, it's still not much to look at:
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Ralph Lauren Automotive Chronograph Watch For SIHH 2015
I often wonder who the target buyer is for Cartier watches. They are not subtle, but for those who want to buy a statement watch, AP, Hublot, Mille and others scream louder. One can buy a "prettier" big watch for less. Seems tailor made for the guy who needs to tell the world "I've got money, and I REALLY like Roman Numerals."
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Tourbillon Chronograph Watch Hands-On
I have no issues with this marketing. As passionate enthusiasts, we sometimes neglect that watches are products meant to be promoted and sold. Beyond any romance we concur up, they are primarily tools to separate us from our money. In that regard, making them visible and desirable via a movie tie in is a proven tactic. This is much more effective (on me) than a brand ambassador promotion.
Oris, Tudor, Tutima, Rolex, Omega, and a host of others have blazed this trail before Bremont. And... I think the watches are great looking. The all black one looks very apropos for the baddie.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Bremont Kingsman Watches For & In “Kingsman: The Secret Service” Movie
I always read BVLGARI as VULGARI, thaks to the stupid V... Too bad everything else about the watch supports that notion.
3 weeks ago on Bulgari L’Ammiraglio Del Tempo Minute Repeater Detent Escapement Watch Hands-On
Are there that many wealthy 14 year-olds?
3 weeks, 3 days ago on HYT Skull Watch Is Cool, Does Not Indicate Minutes
These are moving in the "right" direction for me. I feel the whole genre needs a few more years in the oven though. If, for some reason, I HAD to buy a smartwatch today, this would be on the top of the list.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Is A Garmin Going To Be Your Next Smartwatch? CES 2015 Watch Lineup Looks Strong
As long as they appreciate we will laugh at them too.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Richard Mille RM63-01 Dizzy Hands Watch Hands-On
Exactly like buying a sports car with speedo and tachometer that purposely report erroneous information. Why the hell would anyone want this? If this notion of misrepresenting time was popular at all, we'd see phone apps that f#ck up both the time / date for extra temporal disassociation. A "thing", this is not.
Fifty bucks? No, no, no. This is a Piaget Altiplano 900P. The thinnest water-resistant watch in the world. Singularly unique, sculptured in design, hand-crafted in Switzerland, and water resistant to three atmospheres. This is *the* sports watch of the 'teens. Twenty-Seven thousand, 800 hundred retail!
You got a receipt?
Look, it tells time simultaneously in Monte Carlo, Beverly Hills, London, Paris, Rome, and Gstaad.
In Philadelphia, it's worth 50 bucks.
Just give me the money...How much for the gun?
1 month, 1 week ago on Piaget Altiplano 900P “World’s Thinnest Mechanical Watch” Hands-On
The lead photo, displayed small on my phone made me think this was a meteorite dial. It's not, of course. Quite interesting, though it adds to the layers of overstyled elements. For me there's too much red , too much going on with each element tying too hard to be avant garde. The stylist appears to have fired all his guns at once and tried to cram too many disparate ideas into one watch.
The red bezel accents evoke Alpine sunsets?! LOL.
1 month, 1 week ago on Jordi Chronograph Red Horizon Watch Review
Another 1.5 million dollar head scratcher from the masters of self-indulgent fatuous pap. I'd rather ABTW cover some $400 micro-brand than this.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Greubel Forsey Art Piece 1 Tribute To Robert Filliou Watch
oh my... That's some serious whorology right there!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Hublot Big Bang Unico World Poker Tour Watch Hands-On
@Spaceguitar @Jimxxx True to a point, the timing gears on a 31 point date wheel are fixed, The printed numbers, not so. A custom printed date wheel would solve this visual positioning issue, and at $4,000 it is not an unreasonable request. If my design clients can do it on a 600 dollar watch, so can Ball.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Hunley Watch Hands-On
SuperStrapper and I could not have more different opinions. This thing is a designer's nightmare. Far too many separate fonts are used. The contrast between the LEGO style indices and the fussy RR logo, looks ridiculous to me. The way the power reserve markings nearly collide with the 6 marker, and the off-center date window would drive me mad. Then there's the plain-as-can-be bezel, and bizarre crown guard wart to finish it off. BALL alternates between good and hideous designs like few other firms. For me, this is perhaps their nadir.
I like this brand (mostly). The signature notched bezel always bothers me. Proprietary straps too, I do like the way they accomplish the skeleton motif., and eschew loads of filigree engravings. Plus, I like saying" Rowjare Dewbwee".
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Roger Dubuis Excalibur Automatic Skeleton Watch To Debut At SIHH 2015
OK - this one has piqued my interest. I'll be folowing this one. Too late for the crowdfunding deal though. (ended yesterday.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Geak II Watch Stretches The Limits Of Smartwatch Battery Life
1500 word bezel review? I think we've maxxed out the nerdometer today. :)
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rolex GMT-Master II 116710BLNR Watch Review
Let's talk about accuracy for a bit. If the paramount concern was magnetic resistance and accuracy why would you even consider a mechanical in the first place? For instance, (and I'm generalizing here) let's say the average quartz is good for +-0.5 sec./ day. That smashes the METAS or COSC standards already, but lets take it a step further, You can buy watches that re calibrate 5 times a day to an atomic standard, so your theoretical max. deviation is never more than 0.1 second.Considering only accuracy, spending $8K+ on a METAS certified Omega or any other mechanical is akin to ignoring $200 laser scopes and spending thousands on the world's most accurate water balloon slingshot.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Omega Watches Will Be “Officially Certified” By New Swiss METAS Certification, COSC Abandoned
@TomBew @DangerussArt You assume cost efficiency will be passed along to the consumer? Riiiiight.
Smells like a scheme to justify and increase Omega's already inflated prices. Increases related to this expense have to be coming. Yes, it provides some "value" to accuracy mavens, but I've been deaf to any cries for this or something more stringent than COSC. Personally, I don't need this level of accuracy, or wish to pay Omega to pat themselves on the back, or create certificates for something they've already attained. Loads of industries exceed ISO standards in their wares, but I don't see them fabricating a new personalized standard of excellence. This certificate tells me little more than Omega makes the best Omegas. Thanks for that...
Curious, why is that such a hard line rule for you?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition Watch Hands-On
Even the worlds best vanilla ice cream is still awfully boring.
2 months ago on Tudor Heritage Ranger Watch Review
The bead blast Daytona is kinda cool, but too many look like the fantasy pieces you offered by curbside fake watch vendors. I'm certain tasteful combinations can be specified, Too bad that they're not part of this presentation.
2 months ago on Bamford Watch Department Customized Rolex Watches Hands-On & Thoughts
It must be said. This is nutty. (Groan) I'm unsure who the buyer is for these, but it's not me.
2 months ago on Greco Hexagonal Nut Watch For True Gear Heads
Derivative case, no-name fashion designer, style ignorant tech company, no touch screen, parasitic battery consumption, crap display, limited functionality and single point - web based distribution... what could possibly go wrong? Besides EVERYTHING.
2 months, 1 week ago on Michael Bastian MB Chronowing By Hewlett-Packard Smartwatch Review
My definition of respect would not include drawing attention to another's ignorance, miss pronounced names, writing how their choice made them want to throw up (a little), and close their piece by saying essentially "don't be this guy". Respectful? Hardly. Good thing Alan is presumed to be fictional.
2 months, 1 week ago on When You Wear A Watch, Who Do You Wear It For?
Hmmm. To me, the article comes of as smug and self congratulatory. The take away for me was "see how sophisticated I am, what great taste I have? I collect nice stuff, and here are my condescending views of others who I deem to be gauche." It feels like even if he says he doesn't wear watches to "impress", he writes that way.
I don't buy or wear watches for any calculated effect. To be honest, if a person is making character assessments based solely on my watch, I'd hope to avoid a business or personal relationship with them.
@Zzyzx As Hublot was sponsoring, I have hard time thinking it would anything but a Hublot on Ariel's wrist. It looks to be one of their Ferrari models, but from a distance I'd be hard pressed to tell a lot of them apart.
2 months, 1 week ago on The World’s Most Expensive Watches Book Party Photos
My inner 12 year-old thinks this is pretty rad. I may buy him this.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on New & Improved Victorinox Swiss Army Night Vision Watch
Like many diversions, this is a lot more exciting when it's naked!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Movement Hands-On Series Episode 1: MB&F HM6 Space Pirate
I was there as well. What I found surprising was that with Tudor being the title sponsor of the race, they had zero presence at the track. As far as I could see there was no public exhibit, hospitality suite, pop-up store, nothing.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on At The Races With The Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Edition Watch
Ugh. I had no idea. Went to the one in Beverly Hills. I just assumed it was their flagship store.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Buying Watches In Los Angeles, California: Westime
I keep thinking "show me a cool skeleton with a more industrial, and less fussy finish - I bet that would look neat".
It's surprisingly disappointing how wrong I was.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Squelette Watch For Men & Women
Isn't that... uhm... special? 50 of these represents $11.5M ! That, my friends, is a lot of money to throw at silliness.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on MB&F HM6 Space Pirate Watch Hands-On Debut
@Zzyzx That's the way Ronda make that particular chrono. Designers have to live with it. I does (theoretically) allow larger subdials though, as it's not competing for space with the cannon pins.
3 months ago on Uniform Wares C41 Chronograph Headlines New Swiss Made Watch Collection
I'm right there with you Mark. These are watches you don't dislike, but they don't inspire a thousand dollar commitment. If this is your thing, I'm sure a nondescript Quartz watch can be had for almost a thousand dollars cheaper.
3 months, 1 week ago on How One Guy Made A Shockingly Good Urwerk UR-202 Watch Homage
This comes off as visual overload to me. Like some women (and a few guys) with 14 bangle bracelets, 6 rings, a watch and a tennis bracelet, a pin, a scarf, flashy earnings, a necklace and a blinged out bag. Would have been better of without the endlessly fussy accessories. There's no need to decorate every square mm with a differing finish or styled element.
3 months, 1 week ago on Zenith El Primero Stratos Spindrift Racing Watch Hands-On
These are much nicer without all the fussy engraving. The gold "Fire" version is especially nice looking. I don't care for skeleton watches that much, but this is very appealing. Still costly, but fairly priced among its peers - "reasonable", even.
3 months, 1 week ago on Armin Strom Skeleton Pure Watches Hands-On
It's one of the nicer Tag Carrera models. (shots fired).
3 months, 1 week ago on Porsche Design Timepiece No. 1 Debuts
The desire for a wearable drone comes up slightly less often than my yen for a wearable toaster.
3 months, 1 week ago on Nixie Wrist Wearable Flying Drone
There are some interesting shapes here. I wonder what they'd look like if done in a simpler, less Paisley nightmare style. Agreed that from a few feet away, it's indistinguishable from an Armitron throwaway.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Glashütte Original Senator Manual Winding Skeletonized Edition Watch Hands-On
If only it were 41mm, I'm also concerned that this will go well with cutoffs and sandals.
It's a lovely thing really. It's a crying shame I'm not a billionaire.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre Spherotourbillon Watch Revisited