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Normally, the passing of well-known people does not affect me. From the moment I broke this news to you yesterday, I have found myself unable to even speak about it, as it has affected me deeply. I still live in San Francisco, and have seen him around many times over the years, often with his kids, I met him twice briefly, and always felt like he was more than a "celebrity" to me - he felt to me like a real person who was simply an extraordinary one in many ways.
So much has been said about him and his accomplishments, in more eloquent ways than I could begin to attempt, but I know that I will personally miss him, even if he never did another movie or another stand-up set, just the fact that he is no longer among us, is to me, heartbreaking.
1 week, 1 day ago on RIP Robin Williams, Watch Guy
I'd LOVE to see the transparent version! Very cool!!
3 weeks, 4 days ago on 3D Printed Working Co-Axial Tourbillon 1000% By Nicholas Manousos Hands-On
4 weeks ago on Why Aren’t There More Mechanical Women’s Watches?
hmmm chicken-or-egg - They think we don't buy them so they don't make them, but if I had more to choose from, I WOULD BUY THEM and they don't need to be covered in diamonds, in fact, I'd rather they be interesting than blingy.
Lovvvve the propeller!
4 weeks ago on Bremont Wright Flyer Limited Edition Watch
Sigh. I'm one of the women waiting for more mechanical watches, and buying men's while I wait.
The case is killer! I also happen to like the boldness of the look - like to see it on that titanium bracelet. No comment on the price - cough, too high, cough - but I think it's masculine but refined and I can imagine the lume, which is important to me. If I were a guy, I'd add it to my collection (at a lower price). It just has something that strikes me right.
4 weeks ago on Bremont Terra Nova GMT Watch Hands-On
@Ulysses31 thanks, I'm fixing the typos :-)
2 months, 3 weeks ago on The Most Common Fake Watches & Other Stories From The FakeWatchBuster
I like the purple pop tart. Don't judge me.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Hublot Big Bang Pop Art Ladies Watches Hands-On
@W_G2 "Sponsored Post" is the author we designate to any article that we've been paid something to post. This is done to allow the reader to make the clear distinction between something we have posted that we've received any monies for, and the rest of our articles - which we take no money from anyone to write. We only allow a post to be sponsored if it holds value for our readers and is something we find interesting ourselves.
3 months ago on Answering The Question Of Who aBlogtoWatch Works For
@LapYoda waiting for the Hublot Big Bang Dora the Explorer Limited Edition With Backpack - What's inside the backpack? Trial-size Proctor & Gamble products, an iPhone, the latest Disney DVD and a small packet of the newly legalized "Mile High" brand recreational marijuana strain (Colorado residents only, please).
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Hublot Big Bang Aero Johnnie Walker Whisky Limited Edition Watch
that is a luscious looking strap
@cybermans @SN0WKRASH@Jonah76hahaha I'm actually a little shocked that we got a spelling call out before we got the "Please make the screws line up!" comments, so I guess it shows the educated whisky lovers in our audience stayed up later than our treasured OCD audience segment this time :-) It's all good.
@Jonah76 okay okay fixed, thanks :-)
@arieldoucher Ariel doesn't use gloves in his videos. He's against that practice. And name calling is not allowed here, white trash troll.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Tempest Viking Diver’s Watch Review
Yay, I was hoping we would see Easter Eggs here today!
4 months ago on This Fendi Luxury Ladies Watch Is Colorful & Furry
@DangerussArt still happening for you? I cannot seem to reproduce the behavior of links to page two not working. Was it just this morning?
4 months, 1 week ago on Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement L.M. Watch In Pink Gold Hands-On
@trj66 @Panagiotis@DeanAshPET STRAPS! If anyone wants to see all of our April Fools articles, just click the April Fools tag on the right of the related posts and you can re-live the glory of the Pet Straps again and again
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Hublot Big Bang Atomic D-38 Watch Proves Your Manliness With Radioactive Uranium
@notofthisearth I think the box is my favorite part
a la folie I want one - I LOVE the little stamen tips of gold and the game is such a unique complication - oh, that I were monied I would get this for myself I love everything about it!
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Christophe Claret Margot: His First Watch For Women That They Will Love/Love Not
Just watching it move makes me happy
5 months ago on Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon Watch
I'm just crazy about it - love the ruby crown
6 months, 1 week 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.
6 months, 1 week 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.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on First Look At Rocker Dan Spitz’s Jeanrichard Aeroscope Limited Edition Watch
@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!
6 months, 3 weeks 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.
@DG CayseI lessened that greatly - just for you ;-)
@baldgeeksee those images coming again?
7 months ago on New aBlogtoWatch Website For 2014
@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
7 months ago on Casio GW9400 Rangeman Watch Review: 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 :-)
8 months 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
8 months, 1 week 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.
8 months, 2 weeks 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.
@Mykamus yeah, it's ok - all of those photos are disqualified - so if you just upload one, you're golden
I want this so much it hurts
8 months, 3 weeks ago on MB&F MusicMachine By Reuge Hands-On: The $13,000 Music Box
@Henry F Krizanovic take a look at their site
9 months ago on Made In Detroit, A Visit To Shinola Watches
@Henry F Krizanovic This site does not sell watches, so we do not have a catalog. Your question was not deleted, the system sent it to spam. Sorry for the confusion.
9 months ago on Top Things To Look For In A Luxury Watch Part 1: Entry Level Luxury
love the gold, love the case - fun watch!
9 months ago on William Shatner Passage Watch By Egard
@JoshuaOgle here's what I found out and posted on the FB page with this photo: Hewlett-Packard
HP-01 original calculator watch from 1977. Very cool with LED display.
HP's first algebraic calculator, this one was meant to be used with a
stylus. This gold one went for about $850 back then - not cheap!
It has a datatype for time, date, and time interval, and the ability to
perform mathematics on these datatypes, plus a stopwatch that allows
the stopwatch time to be multiplied or divided by a constant, and
continuously display the results. Pretty smart watch.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Top Ten Technically Important Electronic Watches
@JoshuaOglehow's this: http://instagram.com/p/fiHt9PrP4o/ - Ariel got a great shot of this one on his trip to Russia several days ago - I love it - I wanted one when I was a kid, too
The rose gold is a grail watch for me. I don't care that it's super masculine and heavy for my small feminine wrist I will find a way to make it work
10 months, 1 week ago on Zenith Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 Annual Calendar Watch Hands-On
I love this watch. I'll take the full 18k gold case, please :-)
11 months, 1 week ago on Spero Lucem La Clemence “Crazy Hands” Tourbillon Minute Repeater Watch Hands-On