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It is the watch that almost was not. It is proof that a concept and a dream, as a well as a strict adherence to promise and detail are what reign supreme in the world of fine watches. The watch industry presents a special opportunity for enthusiasts of this horological creed - the ability for the small guy to take a stab at having his or her's own watch or watch brand. Unlike most other technical industries, the barrier for entrance here is simple determination, time, desire, and of course initial investment. See how far that gets you if you want to start your own car company for example. Bottom line is that any of you have the option of making your own watch, but it ain't easy.
Welcome to the next aBlogtoRead.com Free Watch Giveaway. This time around you have a good shot at winning a Magrette Moana Pacific watch, by sponsored by Magrette watches of New Zealand. the Moana Pacific is a very pretty watch, which is easy for me to say because I am a proud owner of one. It has an automatic movement and is part of a limited edition of just 500 pieces. I am not the only person loving this watch, everyone that seems to get their hands on a Magrette watch is impressed. See my initial article about the Moana Pacific here, as well as my personal Magrette Moana Pacific review here. Click the links to read all the nice details about the watch. The Magrette Moana Pacific has a retail price of 5.
Replica A lange Sohne Homage to FALange
Here is a rare watch from favorite German luxury watch maker A. Lange & Sohne. If you can take yourself back to the bubble building times of the year 2000, you'll recall just how sexy the idea of a tourbillon watch was. This was before a "mere tourbillon" was not enough, and when the complication was gaining steam as the haute mechanical wonder to wear. At this time most consumers still had no idea what the odd, but cool looking complication was. Later most consumers finally learned that the complication was in fact cool to look at, but of questionable value from utilitarian perspective. But who cares really, you don't get a 0,000 watch for utilitarian purposes.
Both dial colors are really choice, it just depends on what you like more. I included a diagram from Praesto that explains the look of the dial more. In classic aviator style, the hours and minutes are switched in their layout on the dial that better reflects how you read the time of a watch. The stenciled font used is a cute touch that I, and most of you will likely appreciate. The asymmetric placement of the subsidiary seconds dial adds visual interest to the dial, and gives the timepiece a unique character. Also, the skeletonized hands give the dial a fun and functional feel. Unlike most other Chinese watches, I can honestly say that the Fliegeruhr watch design is not one that I feel as though I have seen elsewhere. Instead, you get how it works right away, but it feels special. Praseto did borrow the "Fliegeruhr" name from some other German aviator watches, but they are allowed to do that. I think it is actually funny. To see a modern Chinese watch with an old sounding German name.
I am waiting for the day that we have super tiny power efficient GPS modules in these watches so that higher-end Casio Pathfinder or G-Shock models will automatically tell you sunrise/sunset time and tidal data no matter where you are without having to set the watch. How cool will that be? The implications are almost endless to the new functionality you could have in the watches. You see Bear thrashing the watch around and swimming with it. Being a G-Shock watch with its tough resin shell and 200 meters of water resistance, it can take just about anything. I know that Bear could have opted for a fancier G-Shock model, but I like that is chose a mid range one for his most recent set of adventures.
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I've just come up with a new saying you are all free to use. "Watches are wearable art we feel comfortable putting on because they actually do something." It is the proverbial excuse us men need to put on something that can be arguably purely decorative. A drugstore Timex will tell the time, but is it nice enough to adorn? Arguably not in many instances. Is a very expensive and highly stylized Thomas Prescher watch merely an item to tell the time? Not in the least. Rather it is a serious hand-made piece of art with the added "justification" that it does something useful like tell the time. This my friends is why men like watches and aren't seen typically with jewelry.
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