A Hands-On Omega Speedmaster X-33 3rd Gen Review

How a Speedmaster ended up in David Bowie’s album art

Each watch movement takes 165 hours of labor to hand assemble, and represent something special among the Tag Heuer line. From sub 00 quartz watches up to this Tag Heuer Monaco v4 limited edition watch that retails for ,000 (I have also seen indications that Tag Heuer my have raised the price to 100,000 Swiss Francs, at least in Europe).

The bracelet is comfortable and attractive, and 24mm wide. The small links make it good for sizing as you get a more precise fit. The deployment is push button and diminutive, relatively well done and easy to operate. The irony is that the metal bracelet is the hardiest of the straps, but the worst for actual diving. I would recommend one of the rubber straps for diving. I’ll tell you why. Unless you are never going to wear your Elementum Aqua on your wrist, the bracelet will not fit over your dive suit as it does not have a diver’s extension. So you either size the bracelet for your diver suite, use the watch for non suit diving, or swap in a rubber diving bracelet for those purposes. It is a minor thing, but something you should know for a watch that is such a dedicated diver’s watch.

Chinese movement maker's aren't up to snuff with their European or Japanese counterparts. They will catch up eventually, but until then they realize the need to use foreign movements . So this watch uses an automatic Japanese Miyota 8245 movement. The movement is hardy and does its job well. There is some decoration on on it and I am glad that Praesto chose an automatic, because I am sorta sick of good looking aviator watches with manually-would movement. I simply prefer the convenience of an automatic.

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Hands-On Omega Speedmaster Mark II Review

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I don't feel as though the hands and dials on the face do the intricate look of the movement surface justice. The fine "brain patterning" doesn't seem to mesh well with thin green hands. I just think the hands could have been done better. They feel like an after thought. On the dial you will find a few functions. A watch face, a retrograde seconds indicator at about 4 o'clock, a power reserve indicator at about 8 o'clock, and a indicator for how fast the watch is running (fast, normal, slow). Another odd thing about the dials are how the numerals are printed. They are mirrored. Like the two hemispheres of the brain? Maybe. Who knows. This concept is interesting in theory, but I personally wouldn't have left it in the design. But then again, I have to keep reminding myself that this is art dammit! Not just a watch.  So who am I to criticize?

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Mark Knopfler's Choice

They probably already are aware of this sentiment, and are happy the world doesn’t yet know the allure of these luxury Japanese watches. So I say these worlds almost symbolically, and to begin an impression I wish to impart upon you, that Seiko is not only a justifiable “watch manufacture,” but makes watches you certainly will want (at very good prices). Not only that, but there is no limit to Seiko. Their movement designers and engineers are very capable, and I trust that if they want to build something, they can do it. So keep your sights on what they are doing.

On the other hand, those watch brands that embrace the Internet and all that goes with it including iPhone applications and alike will need to closely consider how they can consolidate their efforts. Tools like an iPhone application, brand website, Facebook, etc... are too much work to handle independently. The future will provide methods to make these important marketing and branding (not to mention sales) tools work together.

Visit Horus's website here for a cool video of the watch.

Roger Dubuis Easy Diver SED Tourbillon Limited Edition Watch Hands-On

Roger Dubuis Easy Diver SED Tourbillon Limited Edition Watch Hands-On
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Omega Speedmaster Quartz LCD Restoration

Silberstein really changed how the watch seems to tell the time and other indications - even though he really didn't. What he did do is make reading the watch easier. As such, you can read the retrograde minutes, jumping out, and retrograde date and moon phase indicator with pleasant ease. While Busser is a showman, Alain is a true watchmaker who emphasizes function, and happens to be a great contemporary French artist as well. Oh, and I like that the dials have luminant on them. Much of the time these 0,000 watch forgo such "functional" embellishments.

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The cases are water resistant to 100 meters and the prices are reasonable - retailing at 5 for the 40mm wide version and 5 for the 44mm wide version. Expect "street" prices to be lower than that and the watches to be available soon. My take is that these new Khaki Field Automatic watches are a good addition to a collection that embraces "functional" or vintage styled watches. No one will ever nominate these watches in a beauty contest, but their attraction is in the timeless ease of use and sense of reliability that the watch are able to convey.

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Omega Speedmaster Mark II 145.014

Springing from extremely positive reception the original Dievas Flieger Timer pilot watch received, Dievas Watch Company went on the exact route of accumulating the highest engineering specifications and product design to present the Vortex, a term synonymous with aero and fluid dynamics consummating an integral part of flight and aircraft design. On a quick glace, allowances should be made for casual onlookers to be exonerated for assuming the multi purpose Dievas Vortex to be merely another pilot watch. In actual fact this is much more. This is a watch designed as a precise time keeping instrument for currently active military, security and rescue personnel, overbuilt to withstand harsh conditions on land, sea and air. Focusing primarily on attention to detail, the watch is powered by the ever so reliable and proven Swiss automatic 28,000bhp mechanical automatic movement, ETA-2824-2, each adjusted to its maximum efficiency for the most accurate time by our experienced watchmakers.

As Fredrik Gisle from Ezteem watches put it "At a glance it seems simple and straight forward. Yet there are many details thoroughly planned, which makes the watch both bold and elegant. We hope this gives warmth to the owner, from a Sweden that is otherwise cold a large portion of the year."

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Invitation: OMEGA x Fratello Watches Speedy Tuesday Event At The OMEGA Museum in Bienne

Eterna KonTiki Date 2009 Watch Watch Releases

These are not brand new watches, nor are they cheap watches. Lots of white gold (or other golds) and other fine materials (steel, ceramic, natural rubber, optional oodles of precious gems) make up the Gotham watches, and probably a lot of prissy attitudes and luxury margins. But who cares, you'll probably never even see ones of these watches in the flesh. The only places I am aware they are sold is in places like Dubai and Burjuman. Where cost is of little issue to some people. The name of the brand is Tired New York - not sure what the connection to New York is - oh well.

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My Chopard Classic Racing Chronograph Watch Article On AskMen.com

My Chopard Classic Racing Chronograph Watch Article On AskMen.com

Tag Heuer Monaco V4 Limited Edition Watch Watch Releases

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If you can afford one of these watches, I highly recommend it. Very cool, very unique, and very exclusive. Just what Claret was going for. He made the Dual Tow for his company's 20th anniversary, I hope he keeps this type of work up. Check out the images, videos, etc... for more.



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Free Phosphor Digital Hour Clock Watch Giveaway + Discount For All Giveaways

The short of it is that aBlogtoRead.com will be experiencing more down time this weekend. 48 hours max, on and off. So wish me luck, and know that all of this will be cleared up soon. I won't stop until it is back at 110%. I'll be back with more watch love so very soon.

Tag Heuer Formula 1 Calibre S Chronograph Watch

Tag Heuer Formula 1 Calibre S Chronograph Watch
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