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8. COUNTDOWN: Sets countdown to a certain day/point in time, up to one year ahead.
I might even wear a Zymosis watch if I can get my hands on one... if anything, just to see people's reactions. I've said it before, and I will say it again: I might not be Time Warp Creations' target customer for something like the Time Warp Creations Zymosis Lockdown watch, but I am pretty happy to live in a world where stuff like this exists. You can order from their website (if so inclined) and the price (which is actually different on which version of their website - desktop or mobile - you visit) for each is ,200 - ,500. timewarpcreations.com
What does one do with their Watch Box information. You are supposed to have a nice visual view of your collection, and you can also use the app to easily submit your watch for sale, appraisal, or repair. These latter functions are potentially the most useful and how Govberg plans on making money. Its actually rather clever and makes a lot of sense.
6. Longines Heritage Diver 1967 Chronograph Hands-On
Two new and indeed highly complicated additions to the IWC Ingenieur family for 2015 are the IWC Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon and the IWC Ingenieur Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month, both now available in a new colorway dominated by red gold. This grants us the opportunity to take a closer look at these similar and yet oh-so-different watches from IWC.Read more ›
Sean Wai: After visiting Japan for the first time and discovering Grand Seikos there, in my view, there is no other watch that can match them in terms of finishing quality, movement specifications and understated value. The Royal Oak and, to a lesser extent, the PP Nautilus were groundbreaking designs by one of the all time great watch designers. What Gerald Genta did changed the way we perceived luxury watches, and created such a bold and iconic design that is still relevant today.
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The SevenFriday M2 is the more "retro" looking of the two current M-Series watches with its black case and dial and cream discs. The polished steel elements are a nice touch, and you'll notice that there is a steel plate on the right side of the case. Unlike the P-Series watches, the crown has been moved to the left of the case. The large case is nevertheless comfortable and the entire concept is just really well put together, if you are into the style. For me, the SevenFriday M2 is a decidedly cool watch, though I wouldn't want to wear it on a daily basis. It makes for a very good timepiece, when you are in the mood for it.
In person and on wrist, the Oris Divers Sixty-Five feels great, and its 40mm width makes for a very agreeable and lightweight presence. As I normally associate the Oris name with large divers and modern masculine designs, this vintage-inspired piece is a welcome alternative. While I'll agree that the whole vintage re-issue trend is starting to run out of steam, that doesn't mean that there isn't room for success within the trend.Read more ›
We think Orlando likes a good mix of brands from great valued brands (that you won’t see on every person’s wrist) to super high-end, well-respected brands. There has even been a surge in customers looking to buy & collect pocket watches.
1. Thoughts On Seeing The .6 Million Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime 5175 Watch In The FleshRead more ›
When watches try and point your interpretation of them in a certain direction, it often feels a little conscious. There is nothing patently obvious about the Tag Heuer Monaco to suggest its motor racing heritage (it isn't even round!). When a watch lacks the kind of authenticity Zenith claim to have installed in the Zenith El Primero Chronomaster 1969 Tour Auto Edition, it has to be synthesized. And it is fair to say, however successful or otherwise you think they might have been, that Zenith have had a damn good go.
ABTW: What drew you to this particular watch?
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The Touch Zero One adds a number of features to the curved screen, built-in backlight along with the finger-tap and side-swipe control of the original. The new, very smartwatch-like functions include a touchscreen – which will, presumably, work with greater accuracy and better feedback than the original – as well as "Beach Volley functions" such as a step counter, "power hits" and "power claps."
The ZW0103 manufacture movement features the aforementioned German silver plates prominently. Running at a frequency of 4 Hz and providing 72 hours of power reserve, the movement is tucked into a 42.5mm case that was designed in concert with the movement, ensuring an excellent fit. Flipping the watch over, you will have yet another sapphire crystal – bringing the total to three – showing you the back of the movement. As with the front, you do not see a lot of the movement – you have the rotor, balance wheel, and a few pieces of the gear train. Otherwise, it's the silver plates that the Zeitwinkel 273° Saphir Fumé is showing off.
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A watch designer's job is to create a relationship between the wearer and their watch. The new Roger Dubuis Excalibur Knights of the Round Table II watch does this is a clever way. By decorating the dial with a culturally significant diorama, the wearer is not only comfortable with an image they have seen many times before, but they are also susceptible to its potential as an emotional trigger. With a single glance, a whole gamut of feeling can be released: Pride, passion, patriotism, for example. The Roger Dubuis Excalibur Knights of the Round Table II picks up where the first Round Table watch left off, moving the design brief in a new direction and elevating the craftsmanship to a new level.Read more ›
At the time of writing this article, the Watch_Amish account is still relatively niche with under 500 followers - and in a sense, I hope it remains underground so that the character of the humor endures. Then again, the watch community on Instagram and other social media platforms might benefit from the subtle "tone it down" message that Watch_Amish paints with humor in their various "Amish Approved" posts.
Limited Edition Grand Seiko models aren't unheard of, but they are rare. I mention this as a prelude to suggesting that all of these models are going to be hard to find in a retail environment, even though the only limited edition one is the below pictured quartz-based Grand Seiko SBGX089. Limited to 500 pieces when it was released in 2012 as part of the launch of the new "Magnetic Resistance" collection, it has just a slightly modified dial that is all black with a yellow seconds hand. When people saw this watch, Seiko wanted them to understand that the new collection was Grand Seiko's answer to the Rolex Milgauss.
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Many people are taking pride in the city of Detroit. As I write this, the Detroit Lions (unfortunately) suffered a loss in the Wild Card playoffs, but I am sure, the "One Pride" message still stands. Detroit is a city that has been beaten down, and keeps getting back up – just like the Lions and their beleaguered fans, among whose ranks I count myself. This is evidenced by the smaller manufacturing startups that have hit the scene. For watch lovers, Shinola is the big player from the D, but they are far from the only watch brand there.
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