Each of the cases has separate lug structures. These are decorated on many of the models and add a very unique look to the watch. You can see how New Orleans Watch Company also plays with different hands and other dial elements. There is an exposed balance wheel from the mechanical movement on the dial as well.
I've always really liked the Swiss Army Dive Master collection of watches. Over the last few years the brand has released a range of these models in both quartz and mechanical form. I personally reviewed a Swiss Army Dive Master 500 watch here. For 2012, Swiss Army has "re-launched" the Dive Master 500. Nothing radically new, but the cool watch remains... cool.
Cyrus makes the watch available in 18k red gold, 18k gray gold, and titanium. Various versions of the watch have different finishes I believe. The integrated reptile strap is well done and I love the sharp looking clasp. Nothing boring there. With the Klepcys, Cyrus has set a high bar. As a first attempt for the brand, it is really very well done. They later released a less expensive chronograph watch called the Kuros. While neat, it doesn't match the splendor of the Klepcys... but it is also much less expensive. With some quirks but a lot of personality and function, the Klepcys is a great example of a contemporary exotic complication wrist watch that should make enough people happy. Price is about 0,000.
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Everest Horology’s EH-1 installs similarly to any other Rolex Oyster bracelet because the section of the strap that fits between the watch lugs is designed to be a precision fit with the watch head. Because there is more space for a springbar tool, installing an Everest EH-1 Band is actually easier than installing a Rolex Oyster bracelet. For Rolex wearers accustomed to removing the bracelet for occasional cleaning, installing the Everest strap is a breeze. (A tutorial on removing Rolex straps can be found at http://www.minus4plus6.com/maintenance.htm#removal). Everest’s EH-1 is designed to replace 4.5 Oyster links on a Rolex bracelet and is fitted utilizing the existing adjustments in the Rolex clasp. Everest Horology found that 4.5 Oyster links fit the majority of Rolex wearers while keeping the clasp centered on the wrist. If the strap is too short an existing Oyster link can be used to lengthen one side of the bracelet.
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A limited edition watch like this makes perfect sense for a brand like Ball. Here, the Swiss brand's US heritage as a railroad watch maker comes full circle. For 2012, Ball has released a limited edition watch in honor of the "Big Boy" locomotive from the Union Pacific railroad. I am not enough of a railroad history buff to know that much about the Big Boy and why it was such a big deal - though it was very large. Built in the early 1940s, only 25 Big Boy steam locomotives were ever made (talk about a limited edition - there are more watches than the actual train!).
The legacy of Gerald Genta lives on now with even more Bulgari-ness. The original Gerald Genta Octo was a fascinating timepiece with a range of complicated movements. The "Octo" name referred to the eight-sided case, and unfortunately there are no tentacles related to this product. While certainly unique, I have to say that the Octo looks quite nice on the wrist. Bulgari continues with the now iconic case with a new watch simply called the Octo.
If you want a watch that has timeless style with fine craftmanship, is easy to wear, and has a long history, then the Cartier Santos 100 is an easy choice.
Third generation Central Watch owner Steve Kivel never intended on perpetuating the family business. His grandfather Max opened the show in 1952, and his father Larry later handed the operation over to Steve - who was always intent on doing something else with his life. Perhaps it was that watch making was in his DNA that kept him at Central Watch. His father Larry is still at the shop working on watches regularly.
Britain AUTOMATIC Ref: BBY1201
Design: Burberry Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date
Movement: ETA 2824. Swiss Made self-winding mechanical three-hand movement. Three-hand movement with date function. 28,800 vph. 25 jewels. Incabloc shock protection system
Case: Distinct rounded octagonal case. Stainless steel finished with fine vertical brushing and polished beveled edge. Distinct bolts in brushed stainless steel and polished beveled edge fasten bezel to the lugs. 32 components. Water resistant up to 5 ATM (165 feet/50 metres)
Case back: Rounded octagonal case back screwed down by hand. Three-piece construction. Sculpted curved case back, inspired by antique British pocket watches. Stainless steel finished with fine vertical brushing,. Transparent case back with double curved sapphire crystal for insight into the movement. Custom rotor with circular Geneva Stripes finishing, featuring engraved. Burberry logo in black
Dial: Dial in iconic trench colour. Date at 3 o’clock. Dial features applied Burberry logo and Automatic signature. Hour and minute indicators in fine-brushed, faceted silver stainless steel. Super luminova in off-white. Hands in fine brushed stainless steel with Super Luminova in off-white. Anti-reflective, scratch and shock-resistant sapphire crystal protects dial from the. elements
Strap and clasp: Alligator strap in dark brown with soft domed padding. Tonal hand stitching in dark brown. 20-18 mm width. Ardillon buckle with combination of brushed and polished surfaces
Dimensions: 43 mm case
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The NYC RLH event will be on May 2nd, 2012 in New York City - location and time to be determined and e-mailed to you a few days before the event. The invite will go out to all RLH members no matter where you live (because we don't know who will be in NYC on May 2nd). After you get the invite you'll be asked to RSVP if you are doing. If you are already an RLH member then do nothing but wait. New RLH members sign up by clicking the button below.