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@Zzyzx @Zeitblom Nobody, not even a professional diver, really needs a diver watch these days. The diver is a style, not something you *need*. And as a style, yes, a diver does need to be thick and heavy [though not necessarily large in diameter]. Otherwise it isn't a diver, it is something else. The people who complain about heavy divers would probably be better off looking at pilot watches.
2 days, 19 hours ago on Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT Watch Review
One day the truth will emerge: Richard Mille is a Marxist conspiracy designed to make rich people look stupid.
2 days, 19 hours ago on Richard Mille RM 35-01 Rafael Nadal NTPT Carbon Watch Hands-On
Look people, it's really very simple. If you don't like thick, heavy watches then don't buy dive watches. Clear enough?
Second: if height and weight are discussed, or even if they aren't, can we *please* *please* have some numbers to back it up? Some people think 12 mm is thick; others find 18 mm just about right. Some people squeal in horror like a girl if a watch weighs over 200 grams; others find 300 grams just about right. If we don't see numbers then "thick" and "heavy" are meaningless. I mean 100% meaningless.
Finally, anyone considering this watch should look at the infinitely more interesting ploprof. There's a good review [except for the missing numbers....] right here on this blog.
3 days, 6 hours ago on Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT Watch Review
Shiny dial --- of interest to all humans, but also to jackdaws.
4 days, 22 hours ago on Hublot Classic Fusion Ultra-Thin 42mm “Shiny Dial” Watches Hands-On
What! I can get a tacky, ugly royal oak for more than that! Well, actually it's a very attractive and interesting watch. Luckily, the thought that it would quickly break and then be impossible to repair stops me from wanting it too much.
5 days, 22 hours ago on Revelation R03 Chronograph Watch Review
Take a screwdriver to a $120K watch? No thanks. "let's see, that scratch there took away 10K worth, and that one there........"
1 week, 2 days ago on URWERK EMC Watch Hands-On
You buy ebauches from somebody else and you are a phoney company. But if you buy up that somebody else, why, now you manufacture in-house, haute heritage blah blah blah, everyone is happy. Better yet: really do things in-house, and produce watches that keep far worse time than anything that ETA would tolerate, and charge 5 times as much. Haute! Heritage! Bouffonnerie ignominieuse!
1 week, 3 days ago on Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronograph Manufacture Watch Hands-On
" I love writing about timepieces like this because they get an A+ on story and interest "
Yes, exactly. Good-looking *and* interesting. Very cool.
But.... at 1 Hz.... how well does it keep time? As the doting owner of a Zenith El Primero, I am a big believer in the benefits of high frequencies. Still it would be fun to have both, running side-by-side.
By the way.... ``That is either a third or a quartz of the operating speed...." :-)
1 week, 5 days ago on Antoine Martin Slow Runner 1 Hertz Watch Hands-On
I am a big fan of Parmigiani, but the fact remains that it is very lame to have another company's name on the front of your watch, *particularly* when 99.9% of buyers won't be driving about in a Bugatti. What next? How about an ad for Coca-Cola? Or your favourite brand of contraceptive? At least owners could [probably] claim to be associated with those things. Where's the logic? *Almost* as lame as a celebrity endorsement.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Parmigiani Bugatti Aerolithe Flyback Chronograph Watch Hands-On
"price legitimacy" ? That's a new concept to me, particularly with regard to these glorified Rolexes. Somehow the word "bastard", sorry I mean "illegitimate" seems more apposite.
And that sky moon tourbillon is *still* one of the most hideous watches ever made. Die, foul beast, die.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on The Rarest And Most Expensive Patek Philippe Watches
@DangerussArt And that's because it is mainly about a watch, not about the interviewee.
Partly off-topic: I'd love to see an article about present-day pocket watches. Now that we have all been trained to pull phones out of our pockets, perhaps it is not too outlandish to suggest that the pocket watch might make a comeback. Especially for those people who prefer not to wear a wristwatch.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on My First Grail Watch: Peter Speake-Marin
It's beautiful because it exists, eh? Well, Donatella Versace exists. Perhaps you would like to reconsider that line of reasoning....
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Thomas Prescher Nemo Sub I Watch Is Steampunk Submersible
As someone who wakes frequently during each night, I can assure you that good lume is *extremely* important! And superluminova does last the entire night.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on What You Want To Know About Watch Luminant
But why would I buy this when I can get the same thing from IWC for 5 times as much?
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Alpina Startimer Sunstar Watch
An insult! To bathroom scales.
3 weeks ago on De Bethune Dream Watch 5 Inspired By Disney Hands-On
Pit Lane.... sounds like a street in the cheaper part of the London red light district. Where you could safely go wearing this thing, with no fear that anyone would want to steal it.
" Is there room in the world for luxury toys of this nature?"
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Cecil Purnell Pit Lane Tourbillon Watch Review
@MarkCarson @antjay@Zeitblom So you *have* seen that tape......
3 weeks, 6 days ago on First Look At Rocker Dan Spitz’s Jeanrichard Aeroscope Limited Edition Watch
@MarkCarson @Zeitblom Nope. Mine is going to say, ''April in Paris. And all other months too.''
4 weeks ago on First Look At Rocker Dan Spitz’s Jeanrichard Aeroscope Limited Edition Watch
@MarkCarson @Zeitblom "What are their talents, other than being publicity whores?"
What injustice. Paris and Kim are artists I tell ya, artists. Have you seen that sex tape? A profound meditation on the human condition if ever I saw one.
Ok, Ok, so they are publicity whores. And that's what watch companies need, right? That's why they are ideally suited. Never send a girl to do a whore's job.
Anyway..... *not* having celebrity endorsements is for me a powerful recommendation. I was sad to see Zenith being endorsed by that fellow who fell out of a capsule in outer space. But still they are better than some.
Note to JR: The idea of ``celebrity endorsements'' is that, amazing as it seems, there are actually people out there who are inspired to buy watches on the basis of their ``association'' with some celebrity. [At least I assume that this is so, on the grounds of the persistence of this bizarre notion.] But the thing is, it only works if your ``celebrity'' is actually famous. You know, someone with a unique talent who has parlayed it to attain distinction.. Like Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian. Better call one of them before they get too fat. Because Mr Spitz is not exactly a household name. Not even in his own household I suspect.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on First Look At Rocker Dan Spitz’s Jeanrichard Aeroscope Limited Edition Watch