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In episode 11 (season 1) of ABC's new for 2013-2014 Joss Whedon-produced "Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D" television show, this item showed up as a wrist-worn tool. A distinctive item, it takes a true watch guy to understand exactly what the gadget was emulating. In the episode, a wrist gadget was developed and used which was clearly based on the MB&F HM3. We have an aBlogtoWatch review of the MB&F Horlogical Machine No 3 here. The tool was featured in episode 11 "The Magical Place" and wasn't really a watch but more of a delivery mechanism to administer a neutralizing agent into the bodies of bio-mechanically augmented soldiers. You know what... the specifics don't really matter. My wife gave up on the show after one episode and I really should have done the same. Nevertheless, seeing this MB&F-inspired prop was worth sticking it out this long.
Daytona was added as Rolex began to have a more serious involvement with the world of racing and named the watch family after the now famous race track in Florida. Unlike the other models in the now Rolex Oyster Professional collection, the Daytona would eventually adopt a slightly different case design due to the existence of the chronograph pushers. The original Daytona models did not include screw-down pushers, but the collection would later be known for this feature as Rolex added them to increase durability and water and dust resistance.
Let me talk about what I think needs to be improved on these watches before I talk glowingly about the case design. Eterna offers the Royal KonTiki Manufacture watch with either a black or silver dial. The dials aren't bad, but in my opinion, they could be much better. The problem is a complex one because they were actually designed to be highly legible and to make the best use of space for the GMT hand. Thus, you have an inner 24-hour scale for the GMT hands, while the outer part of the dial is used for the time. There is also a window for the date.
Are you ready for three pages of solid watch porn? MB&F's newest Legacy Machine (LM2) lends itself nicely to our (virtual) pages of the most hardcore wrist watch fetishism. Look at those beautiful curves and solid lines. This is all natural horological love, and we are about to get it on... Let's get deep inside the Legacy Machine N. 2 to see what makes it tick - aBlogtoWatch style. There are a lot of images in this post, as well as more in the gallery at the end - we recommend you check them all out.