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Zounds! How on Earth did people know when they were moving or sleeping before this?! Life changing, this is not.

3 days, 13 hours ago on MMT ‘Horological Smartwatch’ Platform Finally Ties Switzerland To Silicon Valley

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The Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster Orbital II Chronograph looks in many ways to borrow too much from Breitling. The Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster Orbital II Chronograph is nicely made but the Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster Orbital II Chronograph is too thick for most people's taste. The lume shot of the Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster Orbital II Chronograph is impressive, but terribly busy.

Note to writer / editor , once we are familiar with the Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster Orbital II Chronograph, you may refer to the Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster Orbital II Chronograph as "the watch".

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

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Horological freak show. Obviously Zenith never knows when to say "enough".

1 week, 3 days ago on Zenith Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane Grand Voyage II Watch Hands-On

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Actually, my first thought was, "woah, they sure are making it easy for fake watch factories these days" Does anyone here see $32,000 in this? ... Anyone?

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Piaget Black Tie “Vintage Inspiration” Watch Hands-On

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I think the "apostrophe" faux bridge is pretty unique. However,  there is such an inelegant blending of the curves near the bottom, as it transitions into the chapter ring diameter, that it looks like a design or manufacturing flaw - a crease where none should be. It's such a spoiler for me, that it's all I see now.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Frédérique Constant Manufacture Heart Beat FC-945 Watch Hands-On

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Interesting, but not for me.. It doesn't happen too often, but there are a number of watches that fall in to my "Nope, never" category. I'd like to welcome the Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 Solar Impulse Limited Edition to the list. I'm sure it'll sell out quickly, but I cannot find a single thing I like about it.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 Solar Impulse Limited Edition Watch

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retail price of $5,915 - pretty serious price for mil-posing.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Breitling Chronospace Military Watch Hands-On

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That's a nice looking "Zenith".  For a grand, it's worth having a closer look and try-on, but there's only 3 retailers in the US - 2 in Vegas one in NYC.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Certina DS-2 Limited Edition Watch With High-End PreciDrive Movement

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What seems to be lost with many version of the Royal Joke, and this model in particular, is that at some point, visual complexity loses it's appeal. It's not lovely to look at, it's just overwhelming. I guess one could say it's still impressive - but in a "Wow! look at all the shit!" way.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Grande Complication Watch Hands-On

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You just described a $2500 watch. You expect all that for $500? Get real friend.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Prometheus Sailfish Watch Review

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Well those "photos" are all renderings anyway, so hopefully it looks better in real life, but what's shown here is the cheapest looking $8,100 watch I've ever seen.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Eterna Royal KonTiki Chronograph GMT Watch Debuts With New Movement

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80 C is 176 F, not 112. 112 is a Summer day in Texas.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Sinn EZM 9 TESTAF Watch Hands-On

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And, so what? The authenticity of the singular watch on the wrist of a rapper isn't the problem, but the 3 million, not rich wannabes that buy fakes to emulate their cultural icons. Considering the often grossly tacky watches chosen by the "artistes" of rap, I just wish they all gravitate to a new objet de pimp, and leave watches alone.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Rhyming ‘Rollie’ And ‘Guacamole': FakeWatchBusta Inspires A Real Rap Song By Migos

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I feel that marble as a material, needs a larger tableau to exhibit the "marbling" that makes it attractive. Lacking the surface area to define a pattern or veins, this just looks spotty and dirty.  The prices give one pause. To consider this in lieu of a Tudor Pelagos or Black Bay, or a host of other fine watches would take a collector with deep pockets and a not unsubstantial helping of ennui regarding typical watches.

4 weeks ago on Giuliano Mazzuoli Carrara Watches Review

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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 month ago on Devon Works Tread 2 Shining Watch Review

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Yeah, "water"... I get it, but I would prefer a plain dial version. If only that were one of the 133 variations possible.

1 month ago on Christopher Ward C60 Trident Watch Collection Overview

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I'm 100% sure I'd shatter the bubble and ruin the whirly-twirly.

1 month ago on Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Tourbillon In White Gold Hands-On

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

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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 month, 1 week ago on Two New Panerai Equation Of Time Special Edition Watches For SIHH 2015

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From the new ipecac collection, I assume?

1 month, 1 week ago on Get Your Bling On: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Full Pave Diamond Watches For 2015

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Keeping with the theme, shovldn't that be MARC AVRELE jvst to be thovrovgh?

1 month, 1 week ago on Christophe Claret Aventicum Watch With Mirascope Dial

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@trj66 Even fixing all that, it's still not much to look at:



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

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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."

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Tourbillon Chronograph Watch Hands-On

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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.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Bremont Kingsman Watches For & In “Kingsman: The Secret Service” Movie

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I always read BVLGARI as VULGARI, thaks to the stupid V... Too bad everything else about the watch supports that notion.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Bulgari L’Ammiraglio Del Tempo Minute Repeater Detent Escapement Watch Hands-On

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Are there that many wealthy 14 year-olds?

1 month, 3 weeks ago on HYT Skull Watch Is Cool, Does Not Indicate Minutes

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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.

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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As long as they appreciate we will laugh at them too.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Richard Mille RM63-01 Dizzy Hands Watch Hands-On

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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.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Richard Mille RM63-01 Dizzy Hands Watch Hands-On

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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? 

2 months, 1 week ago on Piaget Altiplano 900P “World’s Thinnest Mechanical Watch” Hands-On

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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.

2 months, 1 week ago on Jordi Chronograph Red Horizon Watch Review

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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.

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

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oh my... That's some serious whorology right there!

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

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@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.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Hunley Watch Hands-On

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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.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Hunley Watch Hands-On

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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".

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Roger Dubuis Excalibur Automatic Skeleton Watch To Debut At SIHH 2015

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OK - this one has piqued my interest. I'll be folowing this one. Too late for the crowdfunding deal though. (ended yesterday.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Geak II Watch Stretches The Limits Of Smartwatch Battery Life

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1500 word bezel review? I think we've maxxed out the nerdometer today. :)

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Rolex GMT-Master II 116710BLNR Watch Review

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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.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Omega Watches Will Be “Officially Certified” By New Swiss METAS Certification, COSC Abandoned

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@TomBew @DangerussArt You assume cost efficiency will be passed along to the consumer?  Riiiiight.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Omega Watches Will Be “Officially Certified” By New Swiss METAS Certification, COSC Abandoned

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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...

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Omega Watches Will Be “Officially Certified” By New Swiss METAS Certification, COSC Abandoned

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Curious, why is that such a hard line rule for you?

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition Watch Hands-On

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Even the worlds best vanilla ice cream is still awfully boring.

3 months ago on Tudor Heritage Ranger Watch Review

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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.

3 months ago on Bamford Watch Department Customized Rolex Watches Hands-On & Thoughts

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It must be said. This is nutty. (Groan) I'm unsure who the buyer is for these, but it's not me.

3 months ago on Greco Hexagonal Nut Watch For True Gear Heads

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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.

3 months, 1 week ago on Michael Bastian MB Chronowing By Hewlett-Packard Smartwatch Review

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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.

3 months, 1 week ago on When You Wear A Watch, Who Do You Wear It For?

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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.

3 months, 1 week ago on When You Wear A Watch, Who Do You Wear It For?

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@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.

3 months, 1 week ago on The World’s Most Expensive Watches Book Party Photos

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