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Military COMANDO IDF ETERNA KONTIKI DIVING watch
Time Remaining: 8d 13h 22m
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It is easy to tell when a company hires competent UI (user interface) designers. Linde Werdelin clearly did in this case, as the Land Instrument is actually pleasant just to play with. Mimicking the sound of machinery, a small speaker in the device sounds a satisfying "click" every time one of the four comfortable buttons are pressed. Around the screen are eight labels identifying various modes of function. They are pretty easy to figure out: "ALTI" obviously means altitude, and "PULS" obviously means pulse, the mode that measures your heart rate. Pretty simple right? The central part of the screen has a tab that moves around, connecting to the written labels. This gives you a very clear indication of what mode you are in, and you can cycle between the modes in a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction. This is done by the outside buttons on the lower part of the case. Also nice is the fact that labels show up on the screen telling you what the buttons do in any given mode. This takes most of the learning curve out of using the device making it really easy to use. Further, and of great importance, is that I didn't notice any computer lag when using the Land Instrument. That means the processor isn't being over burdened.
The face is covered with a gently curving sapphire crystal. Curved crystals are more expensive to manufacture that flat ones. They don't always make a ton of practical sense, but they do look nice, and you find yourself appreciating them. You then find the very well constructed chapter ring (or flange) that is more steel sloped that most sloped chapter rings. On there are luminat covered hour markers, minute makers, and just for sporty effect, one fifth of a second markers. The chapter ring is nice because it makes reading the time easier, allow for more precision, and is an attractive gray polished metal. It is a minor detail. but one I appreciate.
Levi's makes a few fashion watches, but this yellow-faced Mix Tape watch is the best of them. Inside is a quartz movement powering the watch. The nicest touch is the hand drawn emulation of "Mix Tape" on the face of the watch. Prices go for about 0 - 0 depending on where you find them.
If you surf, you know that having an idea of what the tides are like is important. Tidal ebbs and wanes guide the size and position of the waves, and you don't want to waste your time wading in the sea. Tides variation occurs each day and is totally seasonal. In short, it is almost impossible to simply "predict" the tides. For that reason, it is a good idea to have some type of tide chart or indicator.
So then, why are the brands so up in arms about fake watches? Well for one thing it is frustrating. It is illegal and it does feel like it is taking customers right out of your pocket. How does a brand stay exclusive if fakes are all over the place? It just doesn't feel right to them, but I haven't seen a lot of convincing arguments that show how fakes watches really hurt them. Read the above press release again and think about the arguments. See how they lump numbers together. The titles are powerful, but the substance is lacking in my opinion as someone who is train in argumentation. I am totally sympathetic to the dilemma, but I just don't like their approach to the issue. It damages the credibility of an entire industry when statements like the one above are released that don't offer good support and thin arguments.
The construction of the Casio Tough Movement utilizes a higher amount of high quality plastics and metals to increase strength and reduce size and weight. The movement is being first introduced in the Casio Giez (what G-Shock watches are sometimes called in Japan) as the Casio GS-1200. G-Shock movements have never been a harmony of classic styling, but each are endowed with a distinct sense of masculinity and purpose. I am oddly attracted to Casio G-Shock watches, and good thing too because they are relatively cheap. The Casio GS-1200 watch with the Tough Movement will be available starting around September 2008, with a chronograph version to follow in due time.
We know that tourbillon watches are expensive. The complex little movements are at a premium based on the difficultly of manufacture and the prestige of owning one. The bar has been set pretty high with all variations of multi axis tourbillons and flying tourbillons that give a great view of the action. What ever happened to just the basic tourbillon? Because more tourbillon watches go for k and up, the proprietors of such luxuries feel the need to spruce them up with lots of gilding and fancy appointments to justify the prices. That is typically the case with most tourbillon watches that feel more a like novelty than like something worth wearing on a daily basis. But it doesn't need to be that way.
A powerful message
Faced with a scourge that undermines companies and countries alike, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) has joined forces with the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH) to launch a vast information campaign aimed at the general public. It will take the form of powerful visuals backed by a simple, hard-hitting message: "Fake Watches are for Fake People." The campaign will be unrolled in the international media that are supporting this initiative. Clearly, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, whose vocation is to defend and promote the values of Fine Watchmaking and its professions, could not stay silent in the face of counterfeiting. The time has come to challenge this plague on innovative, socially-responsible, high-tech businesses.
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Invicta LIMITED EDITION 115 333 Russian Diver Octopus Tourbillon Model 11139
Time Remaining: 33m
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Self Wind Tourbillon Moonphase Automatic Mechanical Chronograph Mens Wrist Watch
Time Remaining: 36m
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.
This is one of the Piaget Limelight Love Letter Secret watches (pictured is Ref. G0A34100). There are slight modifications to this design each year, but you get the idea. Pretty clever little number. The watch case is made out of 18k white gold and set with 130 brilliant cut diamonds to give it that sparkly look that no woman can resist. The top of the envelope has a ruby as the cabochon. If you can't see the watch crown, it is because it is on the back of the watch. It isn't the easiest to read, but who cares, This is basically "I love you" jewelry. Inside is a Piaget 56P quartz movement. The satin strap as more diamonds on the 18k gold strap.
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Robert Jan, everyone's favorite watch lover from the Netherlands (not to disclaim other notable Dutch watch lovers) wrote a nice piece on the Accutron Spaceview movements here. Like any good collector, he wants one of these historic pieces for his collection and get's one on eBay. Good move 🙂 I am thinking about doing it myself.
The Citizen Promaster SST is a watch with interesting details. Yet another ana-digi watch from Citizen this one is designed as something of a race watch, capable of measuring split seconds and with an aesthetic clearly lifted from the instrument cluster of a sports car. The feature list is beyond standard as the SST has a few cool tricks up its sleeve.
You don't see mesh or woven metal bracelets a lot, but you do here. Mesh metal bracelets used to be common on diving watches, and I am glad they are making a comeback. They are hard to make, and hard to take care of, but with non tarnishing metals today, the latter of those two concerns might be moot. Probably the most interesting design choice is having the bracelet attach on the front of the watch on one end, and behind the watch on another. I'd have to see it applied to my wrist to further comment on its effectiveness. You can tell from the image gallery below that there are a few well-chosen color options. I think I like the white and black two-tone the best, or perhaps the featured all back model shown above. Prices are pretty steep given the movement at between 6,700 and 24,000 Euros. Check for the Ikepod Solaris watches available, someplace, soon.