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Very, very nice, with a sensible price for once. And that band might be just the thing for the tropics, where, as I have finally been forced to admit, leather just doesn't work for watches that get worn all day.


And by the way, this is a good example of why sponsored posts can be a good thing: lots of detailed photography and other information.

1 week, 1 day ago on Nomos Ahoi Sport Watches Compared

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How much more accurate the watch might be is difficult to define, and frankly, I am not even sure how one would measure that. "


I can never understand this sort of thing. I can accept that some technical innovation might bring only a *small* advantage, because technical innovations are interesting in themselves. But if they bring *no* advantage, which might very easily be the case in this instance, then that's just stupid. It's like paying double for an in-house movement and then finding that it keeps worse time than an ETA --- something that actually happens all the time, and which is just laughable. 

1 week, 1 day ago on Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre à Chronographe Watch Review

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One thing is for sure: this thing is not going to work for fitness purposes. If you are serious, you will sweat. Now maybe not everyone is like me [a serious cyclist whose perspiration is, as my dear wife very justly observes, exactly like the blood of those Sigourney Weaver-type aliens] but I still think that any decent amount of sweat will quickly destroy these things. So forget about competing with Garmin [not that they can resist alien blood either, but although my Garmin looks ugly it still works].. 


Second, square may be more practical than round, but what's practicality got to do with it? Anything square = geek central. Roundness will triumph.

1 week, 6 days ago on Apple Watch Smartwatch Launches

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I have actually held one of his watches. It was a perfectly smooth pebble. Utterly tactile, beautiful, amazingly overpriced. Surely one of the micros could produce something like that at 10% of the price?

2 weeks ago on 10 Interesting Facts About Marc Newson’s Watch Design Work At Ikepod

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@MarkCarson @Zeitblom I have two kinds of watches: the ones I know I really ought to love, and the ones I do. I know the Fifty Fathoms is a great watch.... but the truth is I would rather have my beloved brick-like UTS. 

2 weeks ago on Porsche Design P’6780 Diver Watch Review

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Thick and chunky as a dive watch should be. Delightful watch, laughable price.

2 weeks ago on Porsche Design P’6780 Diver Watch Review

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@aBlogtoWatch @Zeitblom Sure they will go up, deservedly in some cases. If Mr Newson can get Apple to produce something that looks as good as that grey hemipode you showed a few years back, then that would be great. I'm betting it won't happen, though.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Apple Hires Marc Newson, iWatch Smartwatch Watches Likely To Be Designed With His Help

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I can see hipsters bringing back the vest and pulling an i-Kepod pocket watch out of their fob pockets....I would totally buy one of those if it were heavy enough.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Apple Hires Marc Newson, iWatch Smartwatch Watches Likely To Be Designed With His Help

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But then Patek et al will just develop in-house electronics and start charging $10k for a silicon chip.....

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Apple Hires Marc Newson, iWatch Smartwatch Watches Likely To Be Designed With His Help

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"even though I rather ironically also like the idea of very thick dive watches"


Excellent! So can we start seeing some reviews of those please, instead of this effete stuff? 

3 weeks ago on Cartier Calibre Diver Watch Review

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So I'm not the only one who read it as G Fart....

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Greubel Forsey Art Piece 1 Watch Hands-On

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@Fraser Petrick In my heart of hearts I want a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader...real bad. And not this watch.

4 weeks ago on Hublot Now In The NFL With Dallas Cowboys Football Team Sponsorship

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A relatively restrained offering by their standards. I guess they are getting as tired of their own stuff as the rest of the world.

4 weeks ago on Hublot Now In The NFL With Dallas Cowboys Football Team Sponsorship

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@MarkCarson @Zeitblom @Chaz_Hen Wanna be a baller, shot caller, twenty inch blades on the impala, caller getting laid tonight...man, ain't got no tahm for tahm, don't wear nothin' on *mah* ahm.....

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Tourbillon Chronograph Watch

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@Chaz_Hen It's what they call synergy. Hublot, by aping AP, has opened our eyes to how awful AP really is.

1 month ago on Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Tourbillon Chronograph Watch

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Love the 30 on its side!! Horological innovation at its spine-tingling worst!

1 month ago on ITAnano Phantom Carbon Automatic 49 Watch Review

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Would you *really* rather have a Patek than two of these?

Long ago I was a believer in "heritage". The more I learn, the less I believe.

1 month ago on Ressence Type 1 Watches Hands-On

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Truly beautiful and interesting, and I would buy one at half that price [this is high praise coming from me]. 

Though I would live in fear of hearing that the company went broke and that my watch was unfixable.....

1 month ago on Ressence Type 1 Watches Hands-On

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Somehow I wasn't surprised --- some of his performances representing people who had suffered [for example, in Good Will Hunting] were just too good to be pure acting, no matter how talented the actor.


Nevertheless I too was hit by this, as I would not be by the passing of almost any other celebrity. RIP. 


"Taking that drug to help you sleep is like going on chemotherapy because you're tired of shaving your head." --- RW

1 month, 1 week ago on RIP Robin Williams, Watch Guy

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I know I'm a barbarian, but I have to say that I'd prefer that barometric Oris you reviewed recently. Better in every way, and slightly cheaper.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Breva Genie 01 Watch Hands-On: The Luxury Barometer Weather Station

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at it's core, cliff diving is Beyonce - spectacle, exceptional talent, aesthetic execution, and a world tour"

...... and a fat ass?

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Cliff Diving With Red Bull And Maurice Lacroix

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I know I should give up asking the forbidden question, but I will anyway:

What does it weigh?


This is the only Rolex that I would consider, but it's nowhere near as interesting as an Omega Ploprof.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller D-Blue Dial Watch Is Tribute To James Cameron Deepsea Challenge 3D Movie

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@DG Cayse Oh no, the secret is out! Let's all hope that he never realises that we all secretly envy the Hublot owners too! 

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Finally! Colorful Coatings For Most Metals: Rau-Tech Custom Rolex And Other Watches

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@Richskarma "Can anyone comfortably wear a watch that needs to be 17+ mm thick?"


Answer: yes. I, and a lot of other people, do it daily. In fact, it's thoroughly enjoyable. Try before you cry.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Watch Hands-On

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@Feller87 @Zeitblom Always ready to oblige.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Watch Hands-On

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I love the red Daytona! And here I was thinking that nothing could be more tacky than the original.

All they need now is a little portrait of Chairman Mao on the dial. And on the little rectangles on the bracelet.

The apotheosis of the tasteless! Folks, when Satan slouches into town, this is what he will be wearing.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Finally! Colorful Coatings For Most Metals: Rau-Tech Custom Rolex And Other Watches

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People who are whining about how nobody "needs" a 2000 m watch: nobody, including divers, "needs" *any* dive watch. So you can forget about that "argument". Are we also going to do away with all pilot watches, which likewise are needed by nobody, including pilots?


As for the size issue, we already had  a big argument about that, not interested. But regarding the thickness: you might be surprised at how enjoyable a really thick and heavy watch can be. Try it before you judge.


And can we please, please have a permanent moratorium on the drivel about big watch = "compensation"? The real armchair psychologist could with equal justice say that people who wear smaller watches subconsciously want to dress as women. When you are tempted to put down the word, "compensating", be aware that a lot of other people will be thinking "closet transvestite". 


You may now resume your fecal, I mean fetal position.


Oh, and I like this watch very much, but [a] titanium is too light, and [b] they can get back to me when they halve the price.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Watch Hands-On

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@MikeRitz "USD" refers to some exotic currency, like the Macedonian Denar or something, right? Right?!

2 months ago on Bremont Wright Flyer Limited Edition Watch

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@Ulysses31 @Feller87 "What will be their next piece?  A watch that integrates shards of glass from a mirror that Jerome's grandfather coughed on a couple of times?"


Not tacky enough for them. A piece of burnt clothing from the Hindenburg would be more like it.

2 months ago on Bremont Wright Flyer Limited Edition Watch

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I must confess that I really like this. That is high praise indeed coming from someone who normally hates gimmickry. But if you are going for gimmicks, this is the way to do it [in contrast to the intensely horrible RJ things.]


Happily for me, it's likely that the price will be so ludicrous as to stop me from considering one. [Not that I don't necessarily have the cash, just that I don't like being treated like a fool, cf Patek].

2 months ago on Bremont Wright Flyer Limited Edition Watch

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@minip Nonsense. Go away please.

2 months, 1 week ago on Buccellati Watches Hands-On In Milan

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Proof that sober is not the same thing as boring. 

And that you can still get a good watch for reasonable money.

2 months, 1 week ago on Sinn EZM 13 Watch Hands-On

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Hublot know their market, this is way above that.

2 months, 1 week ago on Memorigin Transformers Tourbillon Watches With Optimus Prime Or Bumblebee

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At a single blow, they make two groups of people look foolish: [1] the people who wear these things, [2] The people who pay $100K for a tourbillon. Well done! 

2 months, 1 week ago on Memorigin Transformers Tourbillon Watches With Optimus Prime Or Bumblebee

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@MarkCarson @Zeitblom Let's see, a sport where you have to wait 90 minutes for nothing to happen. Been done already.

2 months, 1 week ago on Parmigiani Pershing CBF Chronograph Watches At The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

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Free clue to all watch brands: sponsoring events, paying celebrities to wear your stuff, in fact anything that isn't directly connected your watch-making activities, actually does you more harm than good in the long run. For example, Zenith's recent activities in that line have put me off them, and this does the same for Parmigiani. One of the great attractions of the micro-brands is that they either don't have the money for this nonsense, or are too sensible to bother.


It's no coincidence that these particular watches are exceedingly repulsive [sparkly bezel, ugh].

2 months, 1 week ago on Parmigiani Pershing CBF Chronograph Watches At The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

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@MarkCarson ``Ah, if it were only in a 48mm case.''


If it had been, then all the ``heritage'' people would be talking about ``classic, dignified enormousness is what people with real style go for....''

2 months, 1 week ago on Celebrating The 100th Anniversary Of The First Chronometer Certified Wristwatch By Rolex

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@kevingrr ``Conversely, wearing a more reasonably sized watch is rarely going to draw criticism of those around you. "


Oh, heaven forbid that those around us should criticize us! I mean, that would just make us cry. 

2 months, 1 week ago on What’s The Deal With Big Watch Sizes? The Large Timepiece Explained

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One should also take hand size into consideration. Even if you have small wrists, a big watch can still look good if you have big hands. Not an uncommon combination.

2 months, 1 week ago on What’s The Deal With Big Watch Sizes? The Large Timepiece Explained

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Excellent replacement for the bracelet. Now you just have to find a replacement for the watch itself and you are good to go......

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Introducing The Rubber B Rolex Deepsea Glidelock Watch Strap

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@Ulysses31 @Zeitblom Yes! Tantalum it is! Nice and dense. Now just to find someone to make a watch case out of it....I wonder if Herr Spinner of UTS would be interested....

2 months, 2 weeks ago on JeanRichard Terrascope Aluminum Watch In Primary Colors Hands-On

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I want to commend them for doing something different.....but.....aluminium feels like junk, no matter how nicely you anodize it. 


Question for the metal heads out there: is there another metal that anodizes up nicely, but which doesn't have the density of cardboard? I'd really like to see a watch made of lutetium or something. Tungsten would be ideal, but I'll settle for hafnium.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on JeanRichard Terrascope Aluminum Watch In Primary Colors Hands-On

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@Dezianjo @Zeitblom Thanks! I did check their site but somehow missed this.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on The MeisterSinger Salthora Changes Up A Singular Design

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Very nice, but hard to see why it is twice as expensive as the previous one you reviewed. 

And why no pictures of the back?

2 months, 2 weeks ago on The MeisterSinger Salthora Changes Up A Singular Design

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It's interesting, very cool, price is laughable.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Visconti Abyssus Scuba 3000m Dive Watches Hands-On

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In a few years you will have voice customization for these things. "Watch, look like a patek........

No ,on second thoughts make that a urwerk...."

3 months ago on Motorola Moto360 Smartwatch Design Contest Reveals 10 Superb User Interfaces Created By The Public

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@SuperStrapper @Zeitblom So what's he wearing?

Looks a bit like a Bremont.

3 months, 1 week ago on Montegrappa My Guardian Angel Watch Hands-On

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Gee, "Someone Else" must be really rich. Because he buys nearly all the watches we see here nowadays.

3 months, 1 week ago on Montegrappa My Guardian Angel Watch Hands-On

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@SuperStrapper @Zeitblom As if that would stop him.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Montegrappa My Guardian Angel Watch Hands-On

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