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I'm just crazy about it - love the ruby crown
3 weeks, 5 days ago on De Bethune Dream Watch 5 Inspired By Disney Hands-On
@Panagiotis @Spaceguitar The man pilots the jet planes that take the band from show to show for God's sake, Breitling is PERFECT for him, that is genius.
1 month ago on First Look At Rocker Dan Spitz’s Jeanrichard Aeroscope Limited Edition Watch
@Spaceguitar Loved "Persistence of Time" and saw Anthrax a few times back in the day. Still a devoted fan of the "big four," I wrote about them in my youth for the occasional metal mag, etc. I think one of the things that attracted me as a fifteen-year-old to thrash metal in the first place, was the level of intelligence it really required of the people who made that music and wrote those lyrics (it wasn't about girls and cars) and performed with that level of precision - Bruce Dickenson (not exactly thrash, I know, but close) was a role model for me at the time because he was into all kinds of other pursuits - I knew for a lot of these guys that they weren't all going to end up OD-ing in a pile of their own sick, that there was more ahead they would do with their lives and when I see Dan Spitz the watchmaker, that just makes my day. Thanks for beating me to commenting on this - well said.
@SkiBumGolfer Hey there, just a heads-up we finally got all remaining comments restored on all the giveaway articles and a few others we had trouble with - no need to resubmit, and thanks for hanging in there!
1 month, 1 week ago on New aBlogtoWatch Website For 2014
@marbstiuInteresting, we've been thinking about doing a fixed header at the top, but haven't done that yet.
Are you still getting that? Maybe it's some old code ghosting about in your cache and clearing it, or holding shift down while you refresh the page will knock it out. Otherwise, it's a bug, and I'd appreciate it if you could tell me the browser you are using and your screen resolution. That would help to fix it.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on New aBlogtoWatch Website For 2014
@DG CayseI lessened that greatly - just for you ;-)
@baldgeeksee those images coming again?
@jkizzlecheck it out now, I think it's fixed for tablets
@TAGDUDEtry it out now, I think I fixed it for tablets.
@Jonah76hey there, check it out now, I think I tackled the tablet issues
@TimelyOneyes, we launched the new site this morning. We are working on fixing the tablet display, so hang tight, you should be up and running in no time
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Casio GW9400 Rangeman Watch Review: The Best G-Shock Today?
@jkizzleI'm working on the tablet fix in the next couple of days, sorry about that, should be fine soon
@TAGDUDEHave no fear, I'm working on the tablet fixes this week!
@baldgeekthat was a temporary thing that happened during resolve of databases and you should have your giant watch pics back tomorrow morning :-) We love them too.
@LapYodayes, after I wrote this I thought of my choices I made public in the Ask Us Anything post here a little while back and Frederique Constant is one of them... I am a fan of what they do with some of their women's watches, absolutely. I feel the same way your wife does. Yeah, about the shrinking of men's watches, quartzifying it then loading it with diamonds thing - I always feel like they took a queue from Genesis and took a "rib" from the man's watch and tossed it our way to make a "knock-off." Pretty degrading! Sounds like I'm not the only one :-)
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Van Cleef & Arpels “Cerfs-Volants” Kites Watches Hands-On
@Ulysses31Don't get me started...
This past weekend I was shopping in Union Square in San Francisco and asked to see a women's Patek with a see-through caseback. The woman who was waiting on me scrunched her face and rolled her eyes and said - we only have those in men's, I know they exist but we just don't have one right now, and not because we sold it. We have this... and she showed me more than one covered in diamonds.
We then proceeded to have the whole "Why don't brands and retailers see this market more accurately" conversation I've had with so many women lately. Are the numbers of us who feel this way substantial enough to warrant change and deliver more varied offerings? If so, how does that message get to brands? By seeking out the few alternatives and purchasing them, which, I would think we already do. By having more female watch journalists of the caliber of the writers here? They could attract more women to the non-fashion-watch watch world, as Ariel and others have with men. But that's a chicken-and-egg thing, too. Not really enough of these non-diamond-encrusted, non-mother-of-pearl high-end mechanical watches for women exist to sustain steady, prolific content - hell, even Bulova as of this moment has ZERO mechanical watches for women on their site, they are all for men. It was explained to me some weeks ago at a Glashutte Original event that "women don't like the thickness of mechanical watches, so using quartz movements make them thinner and more appealing to women." Hmmm.
Yes, women and men are different markets. No, women do not want watches that are purely masculine. And the meanings of "feminine" and "masculine" along with "what's attractive" are ever fluid. (I love to sometimes wear intensely masculine watches, as that contrast to my own femininity is appealing to myself and some men I know). So. How do we solve this problem, or do we just keep bitching about it? How do we demonstrate that our tastes, our personalities, our sense of what we want is as complex and varied as men?
I find these designs very lovely, and the quality goes without saying. I find a lot of fun in these watches. And I enjoy the artistry of the brand. I just have this feeling, always have this feeling like "What if." What IF this brand or that brand once or twice or three times inside a few years focused talent, energy, skill and effort into their full interpretation of that kick-ass women's watch that does not rely upon the idea that "because it's jewelry for women it requires visible jewels" that I know is in there but won't be let out. I look forward to the day when that watch or those watches exist as part of each brand's offering - not in lieu of - but alongside the pretty gem/mother-of-pearl stuff. And, there will be some brands that can't pull it off. But I want to see them try.
The red-gold is for me. I'm thinking I found a new grail watch
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Jaquet Droz Lady 8 Watch Hands-On
@modsupremo when you search, the "Users" tab is selected by default. Look directly under the search field, select "Hashtags" then do your search. You do not need to include the "#" in the search.
3 months ago on INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY: Three Ancon Watches Thanks To Matt Baily
@modsupremo using your smartphone and the Instagram app upload a photo to your account - it's in the upload process where you can add a tag or tags in your description of the photo. Just type the hashtag symbol and the rest of the tag then upload your photo
Also, the key here is that you must upload a photo - if your photo was uploaded before the start of the contest it is disqualified. Those older photos have had time to get likes that these new photos have not had. Only photos uploaded during the contest period will be considered.
3 months, 1 week ago on INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY: Three Ancon Watches Thanks To Matt Baily