Apparently rich people don't read. And if they do, the only thing they can comprehend is marketing copy babble. For those of you who don't know, "copy" is an advertising term for language written for marketing (sales) purposes only. It is not mean to inform, but rather to persuade (in a sense). Other than nice pictures and the technical details of a watch, all watch marketing material language is utter sales dredge trawled up from the bottom of the deep public relations firm sea.
The PAM 63 GMT is no longer being made. An updated model is the PAM 88 (which does have a subdial). Though you can still get PAM 63 watches from time to time. There was a limited edition PAM 63C model, but to be honest, I am not sure how it differed from the standard PAM 63 model. The prices I have seen for a Panerai PAM 63 GMT are in the ,000 - ,000 range. This is by far the nicest watch I noticed in the movie. Other watches displayed look to be sell interesting or vintage style military watches (I think I saw a Marathon in there a few times). You'll like the movie, I promise. And if you don't well at least you get to see Tom Cruise in a (somewhat) fat suit with a bald head.
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Amazon.com offered the Fallout 3 Survival Edition. Which was one of three editions available (standard, collectors, and survival). The limited edition survival edition was the only that came with this fancy Pipboy 3000 replica. The Pipboy 3000 is part of the core mechanics of the game, which is worn on the character's wrist in the game. You spend a lot of time staring at the Pipboy 3000 and now I can spend, well a little bit less time staring at my own. The Pipboy 3000 replica features a large alarm clock style clock. It is actually more practical as a clock, thus coming with a stand to keep it upright being able to be used as a clock. The entire device is plastic with a weathered greenish gray tone to it. It is a nice look given plastic nature of the item.
Lets go over the major flaws right away. 1) You need to use the Internet (probably ok via a smart phone too) to locate your brood. 2) Any rascally (or semi independent kid) who is able to count jelly beans is gonna figure out really quick that for mommy and daddy to stop playing big brother, they just need to take the big plastic thing on their wrist off (LOK8U note to self, "make next version attach with single handcuff, not plastic, no big goofy key"). 3) This device is not going to have a battery life long enough to find your child who has been kidnapped by criminally disabled ransomers. Aside from these issues, the technology is pretty cool.Read more ›
My biggest complaint is to the "exhibition" date window. For a few years now watch companies have been extending the size of the date window giving you a view of yesterday's and tomorrow's date. Here you get to see five dates total. This is just getting annoying, plus there is one other big problem on this Grand Ocean Date watch, but let me explain why the date window is extended in the first place. The square nature of a date window often disrupts the harmony of curved surfaces. Everything else on the Edox's dial is nice and rounded. Throwing a harsh square in the mix just messes things up. So if you can curve the date window, you don't disrupt the harmony of curves. It sorta does work, but I don't like what it does to the date window. I've always just said make the date window a circle.Read more ›
We can be safe in assuming that Edward Norton was richly compensated for being Italian watch designer "Breil's" newest brand ambassador. The contract stipulates that for the next two years, Norton will be the primary face for all of Breil's print advertising. He gets to wear the watch for hours while photographers attempt to capture his "essence" and transfer than to the watch. Norton is actually an interesting choice for Breil, and probably not the first person you'd think that a watch company would choose. Virtually everyone in the watch industry is extremely conservative and highly conscious of image. Personally, I am a huge fan of Ed Norton (and I'll watch basically anything he is in), but you have to consider his image based on the most popular movies he has been in.
The IWC Portuguese Tourbillon Mystère Squelette is a different type of skeletonized watch altogether. Rather than decorating a simple movement as with the Patek Philippe 5180, IWC decorated what is essentially a very complex movement; an IWC-manufactured 5000 calibre. Along with having the time and date, this watch includes a tourbillon escapement and a seven day power reserve, which is a lot for an automatic watch. There are further items of interest in the movement which represents a pinnacle of what IWC can achieve, but I will leave it at that.
The landscape of the watch industry in Switzerland, at least, is a vast network of distributor relationships, parts makers, innovation conferences, and talent exchanges. That, and watch making is a labor of love that has the unique ability these days to connect the working class artisan, with a sometimes aristocratic class of buyers; those people that create with those people who "have." The most successful of watch makers combine the skill of design and of the industry. It is possible for a maker to enjoy high commercial success without delving into the realm of technical innovation or alike, simply by tastefully combining the existing elements and relationships available to them.Read more ›
This particular model comes with both a metal bracelet and leather strap, which is nice. It has one of the coolest bracelets I know of in terms of looks. The metal on the case and bracelet is a specially machined steel to give it a matte (satin) finish, yet retain an obviously metallic look. The dial looks to be the same finish, and is rhodiumized. The beautiful red coated hands and hour indexes glow with a pale light in the dark.
Like many new avant garde luxury watch, the Sequential One attempts to stand out by presenting the display of time in a novel manner. In a way that is thematically similar to Urwerk watches, the Sequential watch relies on four aperture windows with revolving triangular panes (you can call them "prism shaped"), thus providing a total of 12 displays. The hours are displayed digitally on these aperture windows, while minutes are displayed in a retrograde fashion on a disc that shifts to feature one of the hour displays. In addition to the similarity that the Sequential One has to Urwerk watches, it is easy to see the Harry Winston Opus line influence, which makes sense given the fact that Giguet operated this division at Harry Winston. The video below shows the watch in action, it is actually quite impressive.
None of these watches are left from Korsbek, because they all sold out. Fortunately, you can still some these some things on the market via private sellers. This one on eBay is a reasonable ,600 (approx), which is fair given the rarity and what you get. I love seeing watches out there like this. Never say that it is a Kobold replica brand, it is merely a brand that makes a good product with a similar look. Think of all the similarities as a Korsbek compliment to Kobold.
See Seiko and Disc watches on eBay here.Read more ›
You might not initially take chefs for watch lovers, but you'd be under estimating a class of people who spend a great deal of time working with reliable tools and having a keen sense of taste. In the fast paced kitchen environment timing is everything, and you need a good watch to help. Further still, chefs enjoy a sense of stateliness and pomp, so just as plating is important, so is the presentation time on their wrists. A good chefs watch almost always have a chronograph or at least rotating bezel for measuring the time. A rattrapante (double stopwatch) can also be useful. Like other hands on professionals, chefs need reliable and accurate watches that look good when needed. Also, because every good chef elevates themselves by standing apart, you will often seen less known or avant garde brands on a chef's wrist.
The bracelet itself features a nicely crafted locking clasp and a diver’s extension. The watch is water resistant to 100 meters, making it perfectly safe for diving. The bracelet is comfortable, though it took me a while to size it properly. I would have liked the underside of the broad case to be a bit more rounded, though this would have likely proved to be more effort for Tissot than it might have been worth. The bracelet has links that are a bit more flexible than they look (a good thing), making it wrap around your wrist well. The links are attached via pins. Come to think of it I don’t think I know of many titanium bracelets that feature screwed links. This is probably the perfect watch to have a metal and alternative strap option for, as you want to protect the handsome bracelet if you are taking the watch along during a potentially high impact activity.
"It doesn't matter what it means sir. I'm telling you, as I have been told, that it is the appropriate response to these... questions..."Read more ›
See IWC Pilot watches on eBay here.
Well here is a new and stunning beater watch from Seiko, the 5 Sports model SNZF17K1 (there are also other ones in different colors that have other model names), also known at the "Sea Urchin". While there are a few in the Seiko line that look like similar to this watch, my opinion is that this watch is an idea fit between price and style, compared to what else Seiko currently offers. You get a completely automatic Seiko mechanical movement with the time, day, and date. The movement is all viewable through a caseback window (and front crystal) that is made of Seiko's own formidable Hardlex material that is stronger than mineral glass. The case construction is all steel, and even the links are solid steel. Why do I mention this? Because a lot of watches in this price range have folded metal bracelet links. Meaning that the links are not solid steel, but rather are made up of pieces of folded metal. Further, the bracelet is secured with a triple locking clasp, that Seiko is know to construct well. I would imagine that this is a very durable and comfortable bracelet.
See Corum watches on Amazon here.
Thick dagger hands add to these watches' personality. I like the change in color on the hands and dial from the steel case. The hands and dial are done in "Champleve," which gives them a slightly bronzed tone. The 42mm steel cases themselves are satin and polish finished attached to alligator straps. The crowns have black enamel inlays, and probably look as cool as the rest of the watch. Inside both watches have automatic mechanical movements, and 3mm thick sapphire crystals. They are also water resistant to 10ATM.
The Swiss Army Dive Master 500m series is distinguished from other Dive Master watches by being water resistant to 500m, and having a look all its own. The line is offered in two metals in three styles. There are steel versions, a beautiful steel gun metal version, and a titanium version. There are also several dial colors to choose from. Polished steel, black, metallic blue, orange (not my choice), and a gun metal finish. I probably like the blue or polished steel faces the most. The metal bracelet options are complimented by true rubber diver straps, but I'd stick with the metal bracelets unless you really need the rubber strap for diving purposes.