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@ismiv Oh, that the money were not fantasy and we could actually give these watches to each other! I'm very happy with how it all turned out though, this experiment, because it really did seem like this is what people would have done if given the money to do it.
1 month, 1 week ago on The Great Team ABTW Holiday 2014 Fantasy Secret Santa Anti-Gift-Guide Watch Gifting Experiment
One of the few watches for women I've seen that I think the diamonds really add something to the piece. I like the ribbon thing going on there, but it is also true that if the diamond ribbon was not there, I wouldn't kick it out of bed for eating crackers.
It's the combination of that beautiful metal, the elegance of those hands, the treatment and font choice of the numerals and markers, the (I can't believe I am saying this) mother-of-pearl color and sheen, and that strap is just gorgeous I want to roll around in it wearing nothing but a satin and faux mink trimmed corset. Lots of dimension going on here with the contrasting, yet complementary, materials. And the kicker? It has my favorite useless complication, the iconic Patek moon phase. Stunning. Were I not paying off massive student loan debt, I'd drop an NYU semester's tuition on this.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Patek Philippe 4968 Diamond Ribbon Ladies Watch Hands-On
I couldn't be more thrilled Hublot is sponsoring this! It means a quality event and we are inviting you to enjoy it gratis. I'm REALLY looking forward to this! Congratulations, Ariel!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on INVITE: The World’s Most Expensive Watches Book Launch Party In Los Angeles
Wow! This is incredibly cool. I really like the look of it... very masculine and interesting-looking. I just love everything about it - Part sports car, part 50s-notioned space craft - I am the kind of person who is in to sci-fi and themes that MB&F are in to as well, so I know it's not for everyone, but I love it.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on MB&F HM6 Space Pirate Watch Hands-On Debut
Yes, please. Wish there were a way to customize the phrases, but I am still crazy about this watch.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Christophe Claret Margot Watch For Ladies Hands-On
It looks great on her wrist. Very cool. Go Fiona! Happy Halloween, everyone!
3 months ago on Fiona Krüger Skull Watch Hands-On
Every once-in-awhile I like to pop in on a piece that is getting hammered in the comments and say out loud that I like it. Why? Because I'm a masochist and and can't wait for a bunch of sweaty men to pile on top of me and tell me I'm an idiot? No, although that does sound a little hot sometimes. I know that in two dimensional views of a photo, it's easy for some watch materials (especially on watches associated with comic book characters) to appear plastic or cheap. Some of these very same watches in the three dimensions of real life end up really not looking that way at all. I really think that if I saw this in person, and saw the effect of the lume, I'd really be down with this one. Hey, as far as the Batman watch offerings go, this one seems the coolest (yes, the Reverso is the classiest) to me so far and actually incorporates the Bat Signal in an interesting way. Okay, get sweaty and pile on ;-) I'm ready!
3 months ago on Romain Jerome Batman-DNA Watch Debut
I agree about the moodiness of the design, and I like it, despite the huge amount of diamonds. After seeing the video, I'm even more impressed and bet this is a stunner IRL. Thanks, Vicky, for bringing us the substantive women's mechanical watches on what is largely a men's blog :-)
3 months, 1 week ago on Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Ivy Minute Repeater Watch For Women
Fun! I can think of a few uses that don't involve weaponizing it :-)
3 months, 1 week ago on Nixie Wrist Wearable Flying Drone
@GaranceD Welcome. I hope we see you more often on our watch-specific site :-)
4 months ago on Apple Watch Hands-On: The Wristwatch Just Caught Up To The 21st Century
@steviecans Good question! We never have, and we never will. If we did, I could afford to pay a bunch of people to make only positive comments on our invariably positive reviews (not all our reviews lean to the positive, but we don't waste everyone's time reviewing watches we don't think anyone would like), and I would ethically have no problem deleting comments like this one. It's not our style. http://www.ablogtowatch.com/editorial-policies/
@SuperStrapper lol, you'll get your watches, pal, ohhh you'll get your watches, calm down now, easy... ;-)
5 months ago on MB&F MusicMachine 2 Is Musical Ode To Star Trek USS Enterprise
I LOVE IT SO MUCH
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.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on RIP Robin Williams, Watch Guy
I'd LOVE to see the transparent version! Very cool!!
6 months, 1 week ago on 3D Printed Working Co-Axial Tourbillon 1000% By Nicholas Manousos Hands-On
6 months, 1 week 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!
6 months, 1 week 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.
6 months, 1 week ago on Bremont Terra Nova GMT Watch Hands-On
@Ulysses31 thanks, I'm fixing the typos :-)
8 months ago on The Most Common Fake Watches & Other Stories From The FakeWatchBuster
I like the purple pop tart. Don't judge me.
8 months, 1 week 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.
8 months, 2 weeks 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).
9 months 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.
9 months ago on Tempest Viking Diver’s Watch Review
Yay, I was hoping we would see Easter Eggs here today!
9 months, 2 weeks 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?
9 months, 2 weeks 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
10 months 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!
10 months, 1 week ago on Christophe Claret Margot: His First Watch For Women That They Will Love/Love Not
Just watching it move makes me happy
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon Watch
I'm just crazy about it - love the ruby crown
11 months, 2 weeks 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.
11 months, 3 weeks 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 year 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?
@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 year 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 :-)
1 year, 1 month 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.