The two above mentioned watch lines are not their sole offerings, as two other lovely watches from Graham are the Oxford and Chrono Sprint. These immaculately styled watches have what I like to think of as an "old world charm." The art deco styling is subtle, quite conservative actually. You see it most in the square bezel and Arabic numeral "12" and "6." The Chrono Sprint version has a small subsidiary seconds dial. Here the art deco influence is a bit more pronounced with its instrument panel type look.
This here is a really cool watch that blends watch making prowess, a jeweler's practicality, and manly looks. Ulysse Nardin never likes 'just' releasing luxury watches. There always needs to be some special twist that makes them special. Your first hint at this fact is in the name of this watch; "Macho." Looking at it, you sort of have to agree. The oval face and aggressive hands are rather macho. There is something defiant in the look of this watch, although you can't seem to place your finger on it. What you are looking at is inflated proportions that create a fantasy like watch that is finely detailed and perfectly practical.
The dial differences are there, mostly different textures and subdials designs. One has a more exposed date window. They are both equally nice, but neither is exactly legendary in its innovation. Just all around handsome looking sporty watches fit for a pirate or whatever it is you wish to do while you are at sea (or on land). My choice however is the Black Flag, probably because the blue is pleasant, and I like how the subsidiary seconds dial is really meant to look like a compass thematically. Interestingly enough the Admiral's Cup Black Flag is a 100 piece limited edition, only for America. That is a new one.
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From the same individual who brought us this Seiko modded to look like an MKII watch, comes this newest creation. Before discussing this latest creation, it is good to know about the impetus for all this. Watch modding is a very niche but dedicated hobby. Basically, it is modifying aspects of one watch, such as the hands, dial, color, or anything else - in order to look like another watch, or something totally unique. It is more than just simply changing the strap of bracelet. While the modifications can be minor, often the result is a drastically altered watch, with the best mods looking like they were true production models. People mod watch for various reasons. Some like the custom look, some simply want that watch that just missed being perfect, to be perfect. The good news is that there are lots of available watch out there, and the clever modder can amaze you working with a good 'base' watch. It could boggle your mind with possibilities. I am still waiting for the perfect Seiko Rolex mod.
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