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The Patek seems the most wearable. I quite like the one with the dove on it too, aside from the gems. My favourite though is the Chopard.
14 hours, 39 minutes ago on Only Watch 2013 Auction: Full List Of Piece Unique Watches
Bloody hell. This watch is a shocker. I like the bright colours and all, but this is definitely a love or hate piece.
14 hours, 43 minutes ago on Christophe Claret X-TREM-1 Pinball Piece Unique For Only Watch 2013
You over ran big-time on this episode. Hope it's not too long 'til the next episode. Possible suggestion for future discussion (since it caused some heated debate in an earlier post) - the effect country of origin has on the perception of a watch. I'm pretty sure millions of dollars could be made or lost based on how much the customer is willing to part with based on how they view a brand.
1 day, 7 hours ago on HourTime Show Watch Podcast Episode 138 – Ugly Smart Watch, Fun Making Watches
He looks like a ruddy-faced half-crazed hobo who just downed two pints of cheap cider and staggered into Basel world, but damn, that is an interesting watch. A lot of the most creative people in the world are slightly nuts, so it's no bad thing.
1 day, 16 hours ago on ArtyA Son Of Sound Guitar Watch Hands-On
Celebrity endorsements have never worked on me. Perhaps i'm just odd that way. Rolex's idea of clever marketing seems about as contemporary as their watch designs.
"Worn by luminaries, and men who die on the toilet stuffing their face while strung out on a pharmacy full of drugs."
2 days, 19 hours ago on “Rolex And Icons” Video Campaign Launches To Promote Famous Wearers
@Ryan B @nateb123 @Ulysses31 Anything covered in that much rubber and resin could. A $20 Casio could take a heavy beating too; it's inherent for something light weight and made of yielding materials. Still, i'd rather have a Suunto than one of these.
2 days, 21 hours ago on Casio G-Shock Aviation GW-A1000 Watch Review
I'm torn by this range of watches, and Casio in general. On the one hand you have these cheap resin-cased items or the watches with metal plated plastic cases that break, and it just drags me back to being at school. Every kid had a Casio back then I don't really want to associate my current lifestyle with something "kiddie". Alternatively you have the "up-scale" Oceanus range which superficially looks quite classy with a variety of reasonably attractive designs - but then you look at the finish and realise how poor their polishing and machining is. The internal technology is impressive and useful but they need to knock it up a notch in terms of their manufacturing as they are bested by Citizen and Seiko.
3 days, 11 hours ago on Casio G-Shock Aviation GW-A1000 Watch Review
@MarkCarson Here's a slightly less boring looking Seiko. This was at Baselworld 2010, and as per usual, no coverage. It's a much maligned brand.http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A//blog.excite.co.jp/i-watch/13352572&hl=en&langpair=auto|en&tbb=1&ie=UTF-8
3 days, 16 hours ago on Top 10 Elegant Dress Watches for Men
@JasonDunn I'd buy that for a dollar.
4 days, 6 hours ago on Made In Detroit, A Visit To Shinola Watches
They couldn't find a single American in the whole city to do their voice acting for them so they used a synthesizer? That's initiative for you. I would have been more convinced had it not been programmed by the same illiterate who did the subtitles. Electryonics indeed.
4 days, 8 hours ago on iPhone App Smart Enough To Read Watch Names
Opening that rear cover is like opening the lid of a treasure chest, gold and silver shafts of light dancing in every direction. Blackbeard would have loved this watch. The finishing is insanely fine. It might be superficially boring to some but there are hidden treasures in this watch that should only be for the exclusive delight of the owner.
4 days, 21 hours ago on Patek Philippe Calatrava 5227 Hands-On: A Perfect Daily Dress Watch
It's so easy to love these watches. An elegant clear dial presenting pertinent, useful information.
4 days, 21 hours ago on A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Up/Down Watch Hands-On
@rclayton Any more ridiculous than a standard run-of-the-mill $7500 Rolex? One is assembled lovingly by hand in quantities of thousands per year with superior timing specifications and superb finish. The other is made by the millions - quickly - by robots.
5 days, 9 hours ago on Top 10 Elegant Dress Watches for Men
Let's take it from the top. The Cartier Tank looks a bit ungainly in the company of these other sleeker watches, and has a cabochon that'll have someone's eye out - do they make pasties for watches?
Chopard LUC - excellent slim design but rather plain. The hour numerals at twelve, three, six, and nine look like they were taken straight from a Photoshop font that is so bad nobody has the guts to use it any more (a la Comic Sans). I'd still wear it but mostly for the technological prowess.
The G.P also suffers slightly from the font thing but otherwise looks quite please aside from those jutting ledges on each lug that make it look like a mantle clock from your grandma's house.
Glad to see a Seiko here especially one as fine as a Grand Seiko. It's a simple but classic design that still retains a modern feel, thankfully lacking the whimsy of many Swiss pieces. That particular model is a limited special edition with even tighter specs than a regular GS, between -2 and +4 seconds per day. Add in Seiko's traditional understatement when publicising their specs and you have a hell of an accurate watch. Having said that, the price is high and I think I would choose a different model from their range - this is certainly far away from the entry point for owning a great high-end Seiko watch if you don't mind the fancy metal and fractionally looser specs.JLC has made a lovely timepiece here - and cheap! Well, relatively speaking of course. It's on the small side but I suppose dress watches can be forgiven for that, not really intended for extroverts.
Breguet - beautiful elaborate dial, but where's my seconds hand? I admit it would take something away fro the elegance of this style but I like to see the progression of time on a watch.
I don't think i've seen many watches that I have lusted after more than those by AL&S. Even this subdued member of the range stands out via impeccable workmanship and presentation.I'm not typically bowled over by Patek but i've heard a lot of people mentioning this Calatrava and I can see why. It's a timeless design and the finely crafted bezel looks great.
The Piaget is slick and stylish and you could probably shave with it. It's a watch I think would look just as good on a woman as on a man.
The VC doesn't look good to me. The proportions seem off and I don't like the way the stubby lugs curve out from the relatively huge dial. It just looks a bit bulbous and fat.
The Parmigiani (which always reminds me of the cheese) looks bland. Lumed hands don't look right on this watch, as useful as they are. OK, i'm bored of typiing now, but not as bored as you are for having read this :P
5 days, 21 hours ago on Top 10 Elegant Dress Watches for Men
Damn, bitch u stupid fly; lemme pull up to your bumper and smack that monkey.
6 days, 14 hours ago on Patek Philippe Titanium 5004T For Only Watch 2013
I find it somewhat laughable that the powers that be quibble over what percentage defines "Swiss made". Adding ten percent doesn't change anything for me. A Swiss watch should be Swiss designed, engineered and manufactured. To me that is the most obvious definition and even though it may not be practical economically it should be something for them to strive for. For a country that has a proud history of engineering and invention I am
surprised that this is allowed to continue and can only assume that
their love of profit overrides their national pride. Until it is resolved in a more sensible way a cloud will continue to hang over the authenticity over the Swiss watch industry and it's one i'd rather see float away.
1 week, 1 day ago on “Swiss Made” Now Means More Swiss Made
I was so impressed when I first saw these a few months back that I posted a link right here in the blog. I really like some of the designs and I think they have a lot of potential to make a great business. Let's just hope they get the support they need to become established.
1 week, 1 day ago on Made In Detroit, A Visit To Shinola Watches
@Fraser Petrick The real question is why would you pay $2400 for a watch with a $100 non-HEQ, non-thermo-compensated movement? For that kind of money you could get a nice looking mechanical (with all the charm of a complex machine on your wrist) or a far more accurate quartz-based watch than the Seamaster, so it's hard to justify such a purchase if you're truly into accuracy. Watch limbo.
1 week, 2 days ago on Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT Watches Hands-On
That rotor is a playful and unexpected dash of colour in an otherwise understated and stylish watch. Nice piece, though I think I prefer the panda version.
1 week, 2 days ago on Watch Winner Review: Frederique Constant Peking To Paris Chronograph
I quite like the orange and blue version but overall this design does nothing for me. The watch looks very thick - too thick/tall for my liking, and the way it is chamfered only enhances that effect. Another timid addition to this bafflingly popular line-up.