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Inside the watch is mostly the same HM2 automatic movement that has always been a joy to check out. Alain added a 22k blued gold (yup!) automatic rotor that is shaped like a battle axe. And yes, that is not just me talking, but the automatic rotor is intentionally shaped like a kick-ass weapon! On the side of the watch is a simple inscription that should sum it all up for you. “Le vrai bonheur est d’avoir sa passion pour métier,” which translates into “True happiness is having one’s passion for a profession.” I agree, and hence why I do the work that I do commenting and reviewing watches. I seem to be in good company with these two men. I look forward to hopefully checking out an HM2.2 Black Box watch sometime, though that chances of that are not likely. With only 8 pieces ever, and enough fans of both M&F and Alain Silberstein out there, these watch are gonna go fast (if not already).

Us poorly situated Americans oft not get to enjoy such events as the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève 2009. High-brow and ritzy, it is one of the most notable watch awards around. Here you have a viewing room (that is quite well executed), showing the guests views of the watches up for consideration. I like that no watch is given any higher level of importance in comparison to any other watch, and that they are each on spinning stand, so that you can see the entire watch.

Project X and its partners keep up the intellectual and engineering battle of overcoming Rolex's latest challenge. The two companies that aren't connected still seem to need each other, and in the end actually effectuate that each is better in the long run. Project X help Rolex maintain that their watches are harder and harder to replicate (as Rolex keeps making their basic parts harder to make), while Rolex keeps up a challenge for Project X as it continues to modify Rolex watches giving us its wonderful modified creations. This challenge for Project X may make its work hard, but maintains that fewer and fewer competitors can offer what they can given the skill and know-how required.

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Exemplary Swiss-Made Craftsmanship

Very straight forward, use the coupon code "2CAN99" when checking out after adding any 2CAN watch from KenmarWatches.com and you will receive the special promotional price of for the watch. You can also get an Intica watch winder for the special price of just by entering the discount "W49" at WatchWear.com. Everyone who owns automatic mechanical watches needs at least a few watch winders - especially if you have a growing collection. This discount is only available from aBlogtoRead.com. Discount only applies while quantities last from Kenmar Watches.

I really do like this watch even if it does have a bit of the Swatch Group stench from it. Let me clarify, the Swatch Group does not stink... but corporate culture when it comes to watch making does. "Make sure this watch doesn't compete with this watch!" "We must consider brand value!" Union Glashutte is a great German brand, but I am afraid that the Swiss overlords are keeping it from its full potential. I mean, you really can't even get the Union Glashutte watches in the US, crazy right? Well this Averin Chronograph is a nifty watch that uses the Valjoux 7751 automatic movement that I have always been a fan of (unless you don't like looking at tiny information windows). a cool watch with a nice style.

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Seiko Izul, The Coolest Watch You’ve Never Heard Of (And Can’t Get)

Seiko Izul, The Coolest Watch You’ve Never Heard Of (And Can’t Get)
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Time For A New Lucien Piccard Watch

I mentioned that the case was thin. It is just about 11.5mm thick which is pretty impressive for all that goes into the watch. In a sense, something like this is as complex, if not more complex in many ways than some mechanical watches. There is the movement, solar panel, two LCD screen, protection around the movement, and the complex casing. At its widest points, the PAW2000 is about 50mm wide and 55mm tall. It wears "small" given the size. The is also water resistant to 100 meters. Although the metal pushers (plastic on the front of the watch) are larger than many you'll find on Casio watches, they aren't quite as easy to find with your finger as some of the previous large plastic pushers were. Small issue though, and once you find them, they aren't hard to press in at all. Part of the reason that are harder to find with your finger is the plastic guarding around the pushers meant to protect them, and prevent you from pushing the buttons inadvertently.

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Interview With MB&F Watches Founder Max Büsser

Interview With MB&F Watches Founder Max Büsser

In addition the other metals, each case has a lot of titanium in it. Likely all the PVD black coated material that you see on the case and bracelet. The cases actually are available in two sizes, either 50mm or 44mm wide. Depending on how big you want to go. The dial are functional and attractive. Nothing out of this world, but a bit more exciting looking than your average aviator inspired watch dial. The guilloche engraving on the dial steps the novelty up a notch. Avenir Chrono is beginning to remind me of a higher-end version of Formex actually, with a jewelry store twist. Pricing for the steel versions start at about ,500. Steep, but not ludicrous for a Swiss chronograph watch of limited production. Go to platinum and the prices jump to about ,000. Get some diamonds involved on one of the "Black Snow" models and you are looking at prices from between ,000 - 0,000. Now you have more ammo in your watch knowledge weapon when trying to figure out what the next urban music star you see is wearing.

Orbita Sparta 1 Tesla Watch Winder Review

Orbita Sparta 1 Tesla Watch Winder Review
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Shane's Custom Speedmaster Paramedic

My first series of articles in Haute Living magazine as their Watch Editor have been published. They also place the articles on their blog in case you miss the publication. I'll try to notify you of new articles I have there, as the watches I discuss there will usually not show up on aBlogtoRead.com (just so many watches to discuss).

Then you have another great looking new TX watch. This is part of the 500 Series World Time models and is a bit more polished in terms of style than the outgoing models. Again, this is a new model so I don't have the exact model number. The world map in the background gets a new retro look which looks really nice with the blue against white. I believe the watch has a perpetual calendar, and the displays include the hemispherical season of the second timezone (winter or summer) and the date. The major focus of the watch is the world time complication. You can see the red "T" hand around the dial where you can select a timezone via a reference city. This changes the time in the retrograde 24 hour dial located near 10 o'clock. The main time is show on the dial of the watch. Overall you have a really convenient world time watch that looks unique and is fun to use. The crystal of the watch is actually sapphire bonded over mineral crystal. A bit less expensive to make than all sapphire crystal but has most of the benefit of a sapphire crystal. The crystal is also retro inspired rising off the case with rounded edges. Best part of this new 500 Series World Time watch is the new bracelet. The outgoing metal bracelets where pretty ugly. This has an almost jubilee style bracelet that is handsome. I liked this watch a lot and think it will be a good seller - also a good gift watch. Price will likely be around 0 for this watch.

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.

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Speedmaster Customization, Yay or Nay?

Functions:
Left dial: Retrograde Date and Moon Phase
Right Dial: Jumping Hours and Concentric Retrograde Minutes

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Magrette Moana Pacific Diver Watch

Magrette Moana Pacific Diver Watch

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Sharing A Reader's Speedmaster Story

Hip, cool, and really noticeable is how someone recently referred to this cool women's Casio Baby-G watch. In bright shiny yellow, this model BG5602-9 watch is an awesome example of a great casual sporty watch for a style conscious, but unpretentious woman. Inside is all the great durable and functional features you come to expect from a Casio G-Shock style watch, with a cool urban, candy-like style that is hard to find elsewhere.




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HourTime Show Podcast Episode 4 – Tourbillons, Dos/Don’ts, Holiday Shopping + a Contest!

HourTime Show Podcast Episode 4 – Tourbillons, Dos/Don’ts, Holiday Shopping + a Contest!

TX 400 Series Perpetual Weekly Calendar Ref. T3C301 Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

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Omega Speedmaster Professional 105.012 Complete Set

Watch movements are typically measured in "lines." I am actually not totally sure what this means. For example, the Valjoux 7750 movement is 13 1/4 lines (or 29.89mm wide). The new Valgranges A07.211 with the same complications (time, chronograph, day, and date) is 16 1/2 lines (36.6mm wide). Two movements with the same complications, but one is larger for larger sized watches. The new Valgranes movements will be able to have about 46 hours of power reserve and be able to handle the larger caliber watches that are common today. Hopefully this will be an end to stubby hands everywhere! By the way, here is a little info direct from ETA on what the "lines" measurement is:

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Let me tell you about the newest and (coolest) new method that a luxury watch company is using technology to help prevent anyone making replica, counterfeit or fake watches from the brand. I don't always know why companies care so much about this, but it is true that as time goes on, fake watches are getting better. In an ideal world, there will be a simple and fool proof way to tell if a watch is authentic right away, from looking at the watch itself. We are not there yet. While this newest method (as applied to watches) is interesting, it still needs improvement as you need the paper work that comes with the watch to authenticate the timepiece. Doesn't that sort of defeat the purpose as someone who is cunning enough is just going to match a questionable watch with real paper work? Maybe Parmigiani will figure out how to incorporate the system into the watches themselves.

This is by no means the only time that Hamilton has "re-released" The Khaki watch, but I particularly like this iteration and how much Hamilton has been able to hold back from doing something screwy as they often tend to do with watches. Once in a while however they come out with something nice like this that doesn't have functions that no one uses or style that no one other than Hamilton designers seem to understand.

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A French Collector Tells Us About His Speedmaster Reference 105.003-65 and 145.022-69

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