The UR-210 also includes a power reserve indicator to tell you how much power is left in the movement. As I said the winding efficiency indicator (patent pending!) is connected to the power reserve indicator and looks at the overall power you have generated over each previous two hour period. That information is then displayed as an average on an indicator bar that goes from green (you keep shaking that beautiful booty) to red (you probably just ate an entire cauldron of fondue and can't get up. Or perhaps you are lazy! It is 5:30am and in Switzerland you must be awake!). The idea is that you know how much power you have generally been generating for the movement - you the human power generator.
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This Avanti 4 Vertical watch winder has spots for four Rotor-Wind watch winders. The Rotor-Wind system is something that I have reviewed several times before on aBlogtoRead.com. A quick search for "Orbita watch winder review" will reveal how it works for those who are not familiar with it. In my humble opinion, the Rotor-Wind system is the best all-around watch winder module. It uses low energy, winds using gravity, and is silent. Some enthusiasts want programmable winders sure, but for most people the Rotor-Wind system works wonderfully. If you really must have a programmable watch winder - worry not - Orbita has you covered as well. Oh, and in this unit, the Rotor-Wind modules wind each of the watches once each 10 minutes. To learn more you can read this previous Orbita RotorWind watch winder review.
An important part of the R03 Chronographe RS is the mechanical automatic movement they call the caliber CH01. Revelation worked with Dubois-Depraz to produce the movement. Given the design of the skeletonzied movement I have a feeling it is a chronograph module built on to a base ETA automatic movement. The chronograph is built in a symmetrical manner and the laser-cut date disc is neat. Note that you need to make the dial transparent to read the date.
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In this first article I have chosen to start with Titanium. Titanium has recently become very popular in high-end watches, and it is not without reason. For me, titanium is the best overall engineering metal ever! Is it however the best material for a watch case? Let’s take a look...
The AM3 Legionnaire features all of the details which make March LA.B watches stand out in the fray, like their uniquely styled screw-down crown, green date text and rear crystal, and custom decorated movement. Refreshingly, March LA.B has opted to use the more expensive ETA 2892 Swiss automatic movement as opposed to the more common 2824-2. The 2892 is one of the best mass produced movements available to a small brand like March LA.B. The same base movement was, for example, used by Omega for their calibre 1120 and later used as the base for their co-axial calibre 2500. With a watch that carries an above-entry-level price, it is certainly nice to see that they are taking advantage of the availability of the 2892 and sourcing a premium movement. The AM3 Legionnaire's domed crystal is sapphire and features an anti-reflective treatment, while the rear display crystal sports a sapphire coating and March LA.B's unique green tint.
You can see that BRM developed a new parachute style logo to go with this collection. The logo is right on the dial with the Bombers name. Rarely is the model name of a watch located on the dial. The dials again are a mix of instrument, art, and plane aesthetics. You can see elements like a compass in there, as well as features taken from traditional aircraft cockpit gauges. BRM did a nice job with the dials, especially given that there is a healthy variety. There are even more dial versions than shown in this article. Doesn't something about the look remind you of classic baseball art styles?
MTM as a brand makes a series of "tactical timepieces." Actual or weekend warriors can get a kick out of these durably built quartz watches. The Falcon is among their more elegantly designed watches, and is reviewed here in its "Black on Black" style. As a "phantom" black on black watch, the dial is remarkably easy to read. Don't worry, MTM offers this model in other styles with more traditional dials that are easier to see. Still, I quite like the look of the piece. Why is it legible? It is because of the many textures and shades of black used. The dial, numerals, and hands are all different shades of black with different textures. The dial is actually carbon fiber, while the matte finished hands and hour numerals contrast rather well making it easy to see.
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