Tag Heuer Monaco watches
Just walking by the out-of-the way watch repair stand hardly delivers the message of what Central Watch is. Most of its operation is hidden from view in a long narrow space behind the stand. Over the years, Central Watch took over a few adjacent stands which now display watches for sale and contain watch maker desks. The space is almost comically quaint. I likened it to feeling like an office in a train car - while Steve corrected me that it was more like a submarine. New space should be on the way soon.
I have to say that the system works pretty well. No real lag times, and the system is responsive. The watch is what it is and isn't very confusing. Functions include the time, second time zone, alarm, chronograph, and date. There is also a backlight. With only a minor learning curve, the piece is easy to use - but you do need to learn how it works initially. The most quirky part of the watch is the display style. The strange looking font is meant to be unique and modern, but can hamper legibility until you get used to it. The main display focuses on the seconds counter while the time is read below. These are numerals you either will or will not get used to over time. The kids won't have much problems though.
I've actually been waiting for an all white Speedmaster for a long time, but it probably wouldn't have been ideal until the Speedmaster Co-Axial Chronograph came around. The reason has to do with the applied marker and special type of contrasting on the dial that makes the steel on white tones still legible. Alternatively, Omega would have had to juxtapose the white and black of the standard Speedmaster dial to get a white dial - which they more or less did with the Alaska Project Speedmaster.
The precise watch gifted to Walter White in the show is the Tag Heuer Monaco Calibre 12 ref. CAW2111.FC6183. This version of the Monaco is actually very close in design to the original 1969 version that was worn by Steve McQueen. Tag Heuer actually released an anniversary version of that watch recently which is a more-or-less precise dial copy of the original. This one has a lovely metallic blue dial with squared white subsidiary dials to match the square look of the steel 39mm wide case. It is a very classic look and one that is imbued with sport watch history given that the Monaco is such an iconic design.