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I currently have a quartz Victorinox officer and have had 2 previous but have not yet had an automatic. Bracelets have all been great quality and great as a sports watch
1 week, 2 days ago on GIVEAWAY: Victorinox Swiss Army Officer’s Day/Date Mechanical Watch
When you see a vintage watch that has aged (non-radium) luminant , what is the process that causes the luminant to age?
Is it a natural degradation of the product or is it oxidization or UV exposure, heat ?
For example I live in a hot sunny country with little air pollution and often high UV , does this mean the luminant on my watches will age faster than a watch in a cooler less sunny environment.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on What You Want To Know About Watch Luminant
So the hour markers and hands are white gold because it is corrosion resistant.
Exactly how much corrosion is going to take place sealed inside a watch with 300m water resistance?
Looks really cheap for a 20k watch,
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Watch In White Ceramic Hands-On
Very nice, I was tempted by the red coloured one last year but this orange accent is appealing. The internal bezel adds a point of difference from the more common external bezel. Looks more clinical which is great for me.
4 months, 1 week ago on GIVEAWAY: Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Chronograph Watch
"Someone looking for a very affordable skeletonized automatic, and perhaps still drives a 1970s American non-muscle car." Made me laugh!
I don't know if it was this brand but I remember my dad wearing a gold watch on a gold expandable bracelet in the 70's/80's I'm sure it was quartz, I'll have to see if he still has it so I can wear it if my disco pants come back into fashion.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Remembering The Speidel Twist-O-Flex Watch Bracelet
Nice looking has a certain sparkle in the photos that is not evident on the company web site photos.
Ref the comment from kapurkk I could not disagree more about Rolex, to me that is the lazy unimaginative choice, the "posh " choice for someone not really interested in watches.
5 months ago on Oris Divers Titan “C” Small Second, Date Titanium Ceramic Watch Review
I have an ultrasonic bath at work but last time I used it to clean a watch for my wife the watch stopped. I took it to a local jeweler who said the watch had become magnetized . He "demagnetized the watch and it has worked fine since.
Could this be because the bath it commercial grade (dental office) or should I place the watch in a non-metallic cup? Or is this just because it is a quartz Tag?
7 months, 1 week ago on How Do I Clean My Watch?
Like you I am at the stage of having purchased my first "proper " watch. A Breitling Superocean Heritage. I still find myself drawn to dive style and have been looking on line (repeatedly) at a UTS 1000M v2 (more tool like diver). Further into the future I have my eye on a JLC reverso, then in distant future a Patek.
Personally I dislike Rolex , I have looked a Panerai models, how did you pick that one as your first?
7 months, 3 weeks ago on What Watches Should A Collection Begin With?
I live on a small Caribbean island and we spend a lot of time in and around the water. I have worn my Breitling in the ocean and pool. I normally however change watch when we head to the beach to my Swiss Army, not because of the water but I am more concerned about fine sand getting into the bracelet . My next purchase is likely to be a dive watch in the $1000 range that I will wear when out playing and keep the Breitling for the office.
There are a lot of dive instructors here, all wear really beaten up watches that look like they have had a lot of abuse, not a high end diver in sight.
Also why do you see dive watches on leather straps? That looks like you have given up even pretending you get your watch wet and ruins the whole tool aesthetic for me.
8 months ago on Who Uses High-End Dive Watches To Actually Dive?
Nice looking watch, bold designs and I especially like the black bezel. As far as new brands vs old, a new brand can experiment more while a more established will often feel the need to stay true to much loved designs. Probably why Rolex has Tudor, it can be more adventurous without diluting or harming the classic Rolex brand value.
8 months, 1 week ago on GIVEAWAY: Delma Santiago Blue Shark
The Pontos was one of the options on my shopping list last year but decided against it because of the location of the date window at 6 o'clock within the sub dial. In the flesh on the previous model I found this very difficult to read.
Unless this case material is super special the price seems high to me.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Extreme Watch In Cool Colors
1 watch in the past year, Breitling Superocean Heretage 46 in blue with Black Prodiver strap and the classic mesh bracelet.
9 months, 1 week ago on GIVEAWAY: Azimuth Bombardier VI Vintage-Style Mechanical Aviator Watch
For $32,000 you can have the Gold case with the Air Racer Gold Bracelet if you are feeling flash.
The Breitling website also lists the Steel Air Racer bracelet as an option on the steel case.
9 months, 4 weeks ago on Breitling Transocean Chronograph GMT Watch
Are there other implications for increased water resistance other than diving? I see little point in having significant water resistance in any watch on a leather strap, unless you plan to swap to a rubber strap or bracelet the watch is not going to be anywhere near water.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Ernst Benz Chronoscope John Varvatos Limited Edition Watch Review
I live and work on v small Caribbean island and it is logistically difficult to get hold of TLD and get them checked
10 months, 2 weeks ago on MTM ‘Rad’ Radiation Detector Watch Review
Question to Paul. As I work in a dental office would it detect my daily exposure to X-rays from my dental X-ray set ?
Can't decide whether to have Billy Ray or Miley as my secret annimation
10 months, 3 weeks ago on New Cyrus Kambys Watch Will Be Part Of Only Watch 2013 Auction
In my first job the boss always wore a Rolex, then came the day it stopped and he sent the secretary to the jewelers to change the battery! She came back very red faced and said the jeweler refused to do anything with fake watches. The boss immediatly went out and replaced his fake Rolex with exactly the same model only real this time. The main problem is now he was wearing the real thing and everyone still looked at it and thought fake.
Now everytime I see someone wearing a Rolex my first thought is not "thats a nice watch" but unfortunately my only thought is "is that a fake" . Personally having recently invested in a watch in the $5000 range I did not even look at Rolex as an option as in my mind it has such a high association with fakes and copies.
Probably my loss but hard to get past the feeling when you are spending your hard earned cash.
1 year, 1 month ago on Guide To Buying Your First Rolex Part 1:<br />When To Buy
Mark when you design your watch can I have the 24 hour version but with a big sweeping second hand please.
1 year, 3 months ago on Stopping Time With Meistersinger Watches
Great prize, as a person with OCD tendences the attention to detail to make a watch should be right up my street, perhaps a new career if the whole fixing teeth thing does not work out !
1 year, 3 months ago on GIVEAWAY: Travel To Geneva, Build An In-House Frederique Constant, Keep The Watch