Orbita Privee RX Watch Winder Review: High On Looks, Low On The Rest
The report has determined that whilst the United States represents the largest watch market in the world and is projected to reach US.6 billion by the year 2010, registering a CAGR of about 2%, Asia-Pacific is actually the fastest growing clock market globally and is projected to register a compounded annual growth rate of more than 3.4% during the ten-year period (2001 - 2010.)
I am afraid that the current state of the watch industry is not primed to appreciate watches like the Hysek Colosso. Today, fashion, looks, and style are very important. In essence, most of the emphasis is placed on offering watches to the super rich that look good. That is not always the case of course, and we still see interesting beasts like the Hysek Colosso.
Most people cannot do much on their own to customize the watches they own. Changing the hands, or colors are beyond our ability both in expertise and the tools we have available. This can create a problem for the creative among us who really want to make watches "our own." One effective outlet for creativity however, is placing a new bracelet or strap (band) on your watch. You must first understand that this does not work with every watch. Some watches or watch makers as a whole, have special proprietary watch strap or bracelet connections that won't allow for a universal connection, and other watches have straps that won't come off at all. However, most watches give you the ability to remove and change the strap or bracelet. If you are unsure how to do any of the following, you can always buy a fitting strap or bracelet yourself and take it to a watch repair person or store that can do the work for you cheaply. You will usually save a lot of money and have more selection by purchasing the replacement straps or bracelets yourself rather than relying on what a watch repair or store has in stock.
Another approach of course is investing in new Omega Speedmaster models. These emulate the look of the earlier models, but feature sapphire crystals, automatic movements, and heftier cases and bracelets. Many of these models are good choices, but make sure the style fits your ideal. Experimental changes of the years played with various aspects of the classic Speedmaster design, so you need to carefully consider the options. Further, look out for branded special edition models that (in my opinion) detract from the appeal of the watch with logos, images, and too much extra text. An example is the 50th Anniversary Edition Speedmaster that has a distracting logo the side of on of the subdials in the upper section of the face. It's not a bad looking image, but it should be reserved for the back of the watch as it just takes away too much from watches prime purpose; to be an attractive instrument.
Not everything is perfect about the Below Zero Diver however. While the look of the case and rotating bezel is art deco, the dial design seems to forget this. Not that there is anything wrong with the dial, but it just seems a bit distant in design from the rest of the watch. On a plus side, the crown is particularly well done. I like the larger, flatter look with the gear teeth-like edging. Should prove for very easy operation. Also, the watch has an helium escape valve for bragging rights and those occassional hours you spend within a decompression chamber after going on a deep dive.
Here is a little enjoyable blog about celebrities and their Rolex watches. Some shots are glamorous, some are less than so. The bottom line is that these celebrities never seem to take their Rolex watches off. Don't be impressed however when a celebrity chooses to wear a Rolex. They sure are nice watches, but they are basically the default "nice watch." Sort of like "new money's first luxury watch." Never a bad choice, but not the only choice. Nevertheless, no true watch collection is complete without at least a handful of Rolex watches. Rolex sort of has you cornered like that, and celebrities too for that matter.
I have actually had my Marcello C watch be mistaken for a Rolex. The quality of the steel used, and the sheen of the finish are that good. It is hard to explain how the steel is polished. More brushed really rather than polished. Like I said, it has a sheen rather than a chrome-like shine, which is actually much more elegant. Most "shiny" watches are actually cheap plating on cheaper metal. The Marcello C uses solid steel pieces for the links and the cases. Having said that, the bracelet is very comfortable and incorporates a useful diver's extension if you actually use it for diving, which you can.
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The really unique aspect of the watch is the skeletonized external case that the make watch rests in, and can flip out. There are three main reasons for this. First is to help protect the inner case from shock and damage. Second is to allow for an easy way to winding the watch while it is on your wrist (and while underwater, as the large crown does not need to be screwed down). Third is to act as a lock to prevent the bi-directional bezel from rotating unintentionally. The external bezel actually rotating the internal bezel, which is really cool. However, to ensure reliability, the external bezel can only be turned when you flip out the inner case. Otherwise the bezel is locked in position. To release the internal case, you need to press two buttons on the sides of the external case.
This watch will certainly not suit all comers yet this only serves to add to its allure. Like its future owners, this timepiece has no time for fanfare or frivolities. If you are looking for a new watch that will make a bold statement to the masses, then the Louis Erard is not for you. However, if you are a more refined consumer looking to reflect your sophisticated appreciation for the finer things in life, then the 1931 Collection is definitely worth you consideration.
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Read more information about the Watchfone here (warning, terrible translation).
The basis components of a patent are that you have a novel way of doing something that is not obvious to people in the relevant industry. Sometimes this is very obvious, and other times there is huge litigation about whether the invention is obvious or not. Sometimes if there is a trend in the industry, and a process would be inevitable eventually it cannot be protected. To have patent protection you must register the patent. Once you submit the application you are protected even though it can take a very long time for the patent office to issue your patent number. Once you get a valid patent it will remain protected for 20 years. After that it goes into the public domain.
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