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While I had a few minor complaints about the La Primera GMT watch that I discussed above, overall for a new brand, the watch is really polished. The case is solid, the dial is easy to read, and the wearing experience is good. I would not go so far as to call the design "exciting," it is rather a more sober timepiece with the heart of an instrument. In the end, the La Primera GMT and other Essex watches are timepieces made by the owner of the company, for the owner of the company. This ensures that each piece has enough passion, and should appeal to those who can easily identify with the demeanor of the brand. Don't miss other pieces from the brand such as their standard La Primera Classic models and chronograph versions. Essex has asked that I not display pricing information any longer. Please consult with them for current watch prices.
You can get it, and other Essex watches direct from their website here.
Listen to the HourTime Show watch podcast episode 29 here.
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The second technical feature that is new is an in-house skeletonized Valjoux 7750 movement. Those watches that utilize 7750s are already modified by Hublot, but here Hublot has actually skeletonized the movement. One image here is of light penetrating though the movement, showing that you can see right through to the other side in parts of it. The combo of the black titanium screws, carbon fiber bridges, sapphire plate under the dial, custom tungsten carbide rotor, and skeletonization makes this feel like so much more than your average 7750 automatic chronograph movement. To make room for the F1 logo on the dial, Hublot removed the subsidiary seconds dial. If you want to measure seconds, you can use the chronograph.
One of the coolest watches of the last few years didn't see its proper level of greatness because it was too expensive. At over 0,000 (retailed at about 78,000 euros) the Porsche Design Indicator remained a beautiful and fundamentally superior design that you could only appreciate from a distance. Eterna, who makes all the watches for Porsche Design, still makes 2-4 of the Indicator watches per a year, but on request only. The watch is limited to 50 pieces, so eventually they will be all out. Let's take a quick peak at this watch. You can also get them online, with a few available costing in the 0,000 range. Original retail was at least ,000 more than that.Read more ›
With a highly scratch resistant tungsten case, sapphire crystal, Swiss movement, and decent looks, the Bianci 5837m is a good value for its 9.99 (direct from Bianci online) price. aBlogtoRead.com readers can get an additional 25% off this Bianci watch if purchased via their online store by using the discount code: "ablogtoread5837." That makes the price of this watch just 0 for you if you use the discount code.
Tritium gas tubes are pretty much always welcomed by me. The little gas tubes with a safe amount of radiation naturally glow without the need to be charged by light. The half-life of the compound inside the tubes will glow for about 20-25 years before eventually fading out. If you still are wearing the watch that long, can probably just get the tubes replaced. Christopher Ward uses mostly blue colored tubes in the watch that mimic the now common use of blue SuperLumiNova in high-end diver watches (for example as currently used by Rolex). Green is actually a bit better for reading, but people are sick of green lume, so blue helps mix it up a bit. The inner sections of the hands do glow green though. There is a dot of green luminant on the rotating bezel as well. Reading the watch in the dark is easy. While the indicator and hands look thin in the dark, there should be no trouble reading the time - and they look pretty nice as well. It is also nice how the C600 still has a tube near the date indicator window, as many other watches basically skip this spot for lume as it is taken up by the date.
Interview with the watch maker from Parmigiani discussing the unveiling of the new Parmigiani Bugatti Super Sport watch. Also talking about the upcoming Bvlgari Diagono X-Pro watch, and also the highly customizable Maurice de Mauriac Moon Chronograph.Read more ›
The watch uses a sapphire coated mineral crystal that Invicta calls "flame fusion." This is like a middle ground between fully sapphire crystals and mineral ones. I don't know too much about living with them, but I at least wanted you to know what flame fusion was. Inside the watch is a Swiss Ronda 5040.D quartz chronograph movement. Really not much more I can say about that.
And awareness is part of what the Clipper is all about. On most accounts it is a good looking watch. You might not be in love with it, but you could easily see yourself wearing it daily. Like Cartier, Montblanc, and other brands that dabble in watches among other things, Hermes makes perfectly good looking watches meant to evoke a "ooh.. he/she is wearing Cartier/Montblanc/Hermes/etc... For the sporty man, the Clipper Automatic Chrono is going to be the way to go when looking at the brand.
The HM3 watch should require no introduction. It originally came out in two styles which I discussed here, was then offered in another limited edition form as the HM3 Frog here, and you can read a review of mine on the HM3 Sidewinder here.Read more ›
Then came the Internet. At first, the one dimensional virtual world was merely a place for information dissemination. Fans might discuss watches in primitive forums, and some enthusiast communities sprouted. At some point after that in the mid to late 1990s, people started to buy and sell watches online. The borderless Internet didn't care about things like territory or manufacturer restrictions on prices. People bought and sold pre-owned watches, retailers sold hard to sell watches online at a discount, and the gray market which existed outside of the authorized dealer / watch brand relationship flourished. Then also came the sophistication of the replica market. Able to offer goods that used to be only available in seedy areas, online to compete with authentic items, and confuse consumers.
Please enjoy the original article below by Meehna Goldsmith - a watch matchmaker. She calls Los Angeles home but travels the world spreading the horologic gospel and finding people their perfect watch match. She contributes to publications such as the Financial Times, American Express Magazines, Robb Report Watch Collector, International Watch, and as the U.S. correspondent for HH Magazine, the publication of the Fondation De La Haute Horlogerie.You can visit her on her website www.meehnagoldsmith.com.
You can see the tourbillon at the end of the minute hand (otherwise known as "the Freak" hand). Plus, the tourbillon is a flying one minute tourbillon and the minute hand carousel system is also flying, on the original Freak, it had a small pinion connected to the sapphire crystal that acted like a palette. There is an image of the standard Freak mother model below so that you can compare. The Freak Diavolo is totally a 'flying machine,' and if you liked the original Freak, you will more than likely enjoy the Diavolo. You can compare the two watches to see the style changes on the dial. Much of the watch is the same though. Including the case - which he is 44.5mm wide and in 18k white gold matched to a black alligator strap.Read more ›
For viewers of the movie, the news of what watch Tony Stark is wearing might be disheartening. This is a mainstream movie, and these aren't mainstream watches. The cheapest one here is probably the Reverso Grande watch, and it will still be at least ,000 in gold. The AMVOX3 Tourbillon GMT is a limited edition and in platinum (most expensive), and the Master Grand Tourbillon, has a tourbillon and is in gold (also very expensive). Someone searching for the watches might come here, and when I mention that these higher end watches are closer to ,000 each, the will quickly realize this new timepiece desire they have is futile. It isn't that no one can afford the watches, but 99% of the movie's viewers won't even fathom the ability to buy one. Then again, the Bulgari watches in the first movie weren't exactly bargain pieces. Also, Tony Stark is supposed to be a billionaire in the Iron Man world, so he can pretty much afford whatever he likes.
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LUM-TEC lovers rejoice, this month you have a chance to win one of LUM-TEC's very popular Combat B series watches. This is the limited edition B15 Chronograph, with a 43mm wide bead-blasted steel case and a real carbon fiber dial. A pilot watch at heart, it comes with a sturdy NATO style strap, and a very easy to read dial. LUM-TEC of course gives the watch their famous MDV luminant that works very well I must say. Visibility is further enhanced by anti-reflective (AR) coating on both sides of the sapphire crystal.
I mentioned that Jean-Claude wasn't a watch maker. This is true, but he is a watch lover. He is living his passion. From large brands to small brands, he has dedicated his professional life to the Swiss watch industry. JCB is also an avid watch collector. The bank holds his treasures, but treasures he has. I was amazed to learn that JCB is one of the new people who bid on those massively expensive Patek Philippe watch auctions. In fact, aside from Hublot, Patek Philippe is his other love. JCB does not wear Patek Philippe watches - he merely collects them. They are precious items, not to be worn. I understand him actually. This is the hallmark of a true collector. Never ruin the corpus of your collection with risky handling. Especially when some of these watches are easily in the million dollar plus range.
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One of the interesting things about the new TechnoMarine watches is the refinement of the "sheath idea." Earlier TechnoMarine watches has plastic over metal cases. You could actually remove the sheath/cover and replace them with others. But it was a pain in the ass. The concept was great though, and the new watches have refined this idea. Basically, you can quickly remove the mostly silicone straps, which allows you to remove the cover over the case. Underneath is polished steel. You then have different colors (even a clear sheath) to put over the watch, and you have lots of different strap colors. In fact, each new Cruise Sport watch comes with two straps. I played with the straps and sheaths personally. I have to admit that switching them around is pretty simple.
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