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Surprisingly, Ball Watch Co. is about to release a relatively straight-forward and simple watch. I am a big fan of the brand, but lately their new watches have been getting functionally (and cosmetically) more and more complex. I always have appreciated their simple masculine looks that weren't trying to hard to be something they were not.

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Another Cool Watch That Should Not Remain So Obscure: The RSW Nazca G Power Reserve Watch Releases Make of the dial design what you will. Love it or hate it, you can appreciate the different textures as well as use of symmetry and asymmetry on the same palette. Interestingly enough, they place the "+" and "-" indicators for the power reserve on the opposite side from the actual power reserve hand. This allows for an unbroken view of the sunburst array stemming from the power reserve hand; an interesting compromise between design and function.

Montblanc Grand Tourbillon Heures Mysterieuses Is Like A Watch In A Tuxedo Watch Releases Montblanc Grand Tourbillon Heures Mysterieuses Is Like A Watch In A Tuxedo Watch Releases In Villeret Montblanc is feeling very proud of itself. It has gone from making pens, to being a preeminent watch maker. The recent acquisition of popular family owned (previously) Minerva gained Montblanc that ability to tout in-house movements. So now their watches look nice and have lots of bragging rights. While I enjoy some Montblanc watch designs more than others, I can't argue that any of their recent releases are anything less than elegant and well conceived.

The case is a simple rounded, sandwiched square. The dial is round, unpretentious and frames the applied hour markers and hands with pristine clarity. The crown is placed at the top of the case (as opposed to the side), and is a flattened. Still, It is probably easy to operate when pulled out. It might not be comfy for manual winding, but the watches have quartz movements (don't gasp), so no worries with winding. Two rivets on the case delete any notion of boredom from the design suggesting a sense of mechanical engineering to the basic looking device. The Solaris watch line is available in several different materials from 18k yellow or white gold, as well as white and black ceramic.

An interesting feature in the watch is the application of blue PVD, something that is pretty rare as PVD is almost always black. The rest of the case is done in polished steel. The case itself is pretty big at 45mm wide, with a design that reminds me distinctly of the sporty Jaquet Droz Grande Second SUW watch. You can click the link to compare the two and come to your own conclusion. This is not a bad thing though, as both watches are very cool looking in my opinion, with the Edox costing less than half of what the Jaquet Droz watch costs. I particularly like the grooved bezel and metal work into the lugs.

The first thing you'll notice is the new dial and big date. The "H" pattern on the dial is typical of Hermes' use of the letter "H," and makes for a really nice sporty effect. This is one of the most understated "big dates" that I have seen. Nicely done in the lower section of the case with a white on black coloring. Retained is the sloped chapter ring to enhance legibility, and the numbers are raised with what looks to be a welcome amount of lume.

Watches such as this with retrograde arms were popular in the 18th century, and a bit into the 19th century. Their complexity and character being cherished. As they became a bit less practical, and most decorative, their numbers subsided, but the creative watch maker could always produce something inspiring such as this Tempusvivendi. Thomas Prescher delights in the 'old" and really excels and making such artistry feel fresh again.

There are a lot of exiting things to look forward to that are coming up. I've new sources for content and am working more closely with watch makers to bring you exclusive and hard to get information that you might not be able to find anywhere else. Regardless, I will continue to focus on all aspects of the watch market from the ultra high end, to humility on your wrist incarnate.

The reason this Grand Guilloche is a good gateway to watch appreciation has to do with the many traditional elements that this watch has; a mechanical movement, guilloche decorated face, high grade steel case, and heritage from a well established European watch maker. This is worlds different from a trend fashion watch, or mainstream department store watch. You'll begin to realize little details you didn't notice before when owning a watch like this, such as how much you appreciate a textured dial. Soon, you'll notice how more expensive watches apply these same features and more, and have a reference for being able to appreciate what can cost many thousands of dollars. So for the person interested in watches, or wanting to instill this appreciation in someone close to them, or a young adult, this Nivrel Grand Complication (or similar watch) is an excellent choice.




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Cambridge University Gets Masterful Corpus ‘Chronophage’ Clock From Inventor John C. Taylor: Reminds Students To Graduate On Time, Or Else!

Cambridge University Gets Masterful Corpus ‘Chronophage’ Clock From Inventor John C. Taylor: Reminds Students To Graduate On Time, Or Else!

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First, see the official statement/announcement that has recently been released, then read my comments below it:

Two Engraved Skeletonized Beauties: The Patek Philippe 'Art Piece" 5180/1 And The IWC Portuguese Tourbillon Mystère Squelette Watches Feature Articles These two watches are not cheap, with the IWC likely to be much more ($$$$$$). Regardless they are amazingly impressive, with my pick being the IWC Portuguese Tourbillon Mystère Squelette, although the Patek Philippe is an amazing depiction of what a traditional skeletonized watch should be. Overall, these watches are something that you wear to look at, being distracted by the generous level of detail, only to forget to check what time it is, and back again for another look.

True to the Chronometer labeling on the watch, the Mark T-57 is a very accurate timepiece, for a mechanical watch that is. It is the first certified Chronometer watch that I have owned, and I think I like this high accuracy mechanical watch effort. Last year the number of certified Chronometers reached a new level of about 1.3 million. Still, over 700,000 of those watches... were Rolex watches. Thus, compared to all watches made each year, non-Rolex certified Chronometers are among the most rare.

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IWC Pilot 43mm Mens Watch Chronograph 377701 Automatic Day Date with Papers
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Enjoying watches is typically not a solo activity. Watch lovers like myself feel the need constantly discuss or mentions watches, much to the dismay of non-watch lovers. But when you meet a fellow horological enthusiast, the conversation quickly becomes lively as shared interests intermingle. In my time I have realized that certain types of people tend to like watches more than others. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but represents six professions that tend to attract a watch loving bunch. Though it could also easily be suggested that entrance into the profession itself engenders a new appreciation that all the while lay dormant.

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While there are several different Seiko Galante watches pictured here, the black and purple three hand version with a rotating bezel (Seiko Galante ref. SBLA0007) is available on eBay right now for about ,000. The retail prices for these are about ,000- ,000, but they can be found online for around ,500 - $,5000 depending on the model. One thing you can always count on a Seiko watch for is reliability and longevity, especially at these prices.

So today we have another interesting watch from Seiko that was released about a year ago, and has had a lot of mixed reviews (from a style perspective). No one argues about the watch quality or function, but not everyone appreciates its simplicity. It is also a contradiction of sorts, as it uses a mechanical movement to produce a (semi) digital time display, but that just makes it more interesting.

The bracelet is very different on the Marcello C. Senatore. It has a very fashionable look, which is an interesting contrast from the functional look of the watch face. With the wide inner link, contrasting polish, and the gaps which give it a very smooth flow. The butterfly deployment is comfortable to use, and I like that Marcello C. places smaller links in addition to the normal size links so that fitting the bracelet is more precise. Because this is the flagship Marcello C. watch is comes in the best possible watch box, which is a lot more substantial that what comes with most of the watches.

Over the years I've brought watches to his attention asking him what he thinks, often times hearing about how a watch is near or far from his Republican watch ideal. I never seemed to get it on the dot, with my avant garde tastes and wide appreciate for function and flair. I was about to relinquish to the fact that I'd never discover a watch that fit his tastes perfectly. That is until I saw the Swiss Army Dive Master 500m, and instantly I knew, "this is the epitome of the a Republican watch." That's not a bad thing at all, and it is a watch I'd proudly wear myself. According to him, the watch is "really nice"  (that is passionate for him as a non-watch lover) because is has conservative good looks, with an element of subtle flair that endows it with lasting appeal. Lets examine what Victorinox (Swiss Army) does right with this particular Swiss Army watch.

A. Lange & Söhne Glashutte Manufacture Visit Part 1: German Luxury Watch Region And History Inside the Manufacture Getting closer to Glashutte from Dresden I learned that the area is known for a history of wood carving and porcelain. In the 18th century, Augustus the Strong, the ruler of Saxony at the time (where Glashutte is located), wished to bring the Chinese art of porcelain making to Germany, and it was done with great success. Today, Meissen porcelain is some of the best in the world. The region’s woodwork is equally impressive, with some of the most beautiful modern built furniture I’ve ever seen. It seems as though perfection is in the blood of the people, and has been for hundreds of years. This of course is part of the German work ethic: “slow, steady, and perfect the first time” (as I like to say).

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The Aviator Watch Stripped: Archimede Pilot H Is A Likeable Bare Bones Genre Exemplar Watch Releases The Aviator Watch Stripped: Archimede Pilot H Is A Likeable Bare Bones Genre Exemplar Watch Releases From the single button on each side of the strap, to the sand blasted case, the Archimede Pilot H watch is certainly nice. The crown is easy to operate, and the sapphire crystal on the front and back add to the longevity of the watch. Size is 42mm wide. Price is right as well at about 0-0. One is available on eBay at the time of this writing.

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Awesome Bracelet Integrated LED Concept Watch From Hiranao Tsuboi Of 100% Design Firm

Awesome Bracelet Integrated LED Concept Watch From Hiranao Tsuboi Of 100% Design Firm