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Bape dressed this watch in camouflage colors with a matching leather strap. The watch itself is very light being titanium, but is also a large watch. This Sinn is perfect for the Sinn enthusiast who wants something very showy and out of the ordinary. According the the seller, only a handful of these were made.
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When you get a speeding ticket there are right ways and wrong ways to get out of them. If you are lucky enough to talk your way out of it, then you have passed go, and the state cannot collect your 0 (or more). If you are written a ticket, you want to stay silent and preserve your rights. There are many tricks involved in getting you to admit your wrong. Such as the old "if you admit you were speeding, I will say you went only 10 mph over the speed limit, and not 2o mph." That is a classic plea bargain. Don't fall for it unless you are ready to pay your fine. They do this so if you ever contest the ticket in court, then can pull out their book to remind then (or place their recorded recollection into evidence) that you in fact made those remarks. The judge will believe them.
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Looking above you can see two 70s period piece watches. Each chronographs with typically avant garde 1970s designs. Despite the many lines, colors, angles, and visual clutter, they are quite legible, and attractive in their own right. They feel anything but minimalistic, but at the same time, nothing seems too superfluous. We are seeing many new watches designed today in just this manner of styling.
The first watch to be sold along with their KonTiki Anniversary model, is the "Eterna KonTiki Diver." This watch is actually a few years overdue, having been announced a while ago. For me, this is the best combination of features and elements one could ask for in a modern looking technical dive watch. It is an accurate chronometer, it is easy to read, has a power reserve, and has a nice sophisticated look that does not make you look like you drive a large truck everywhere. The KonTiki Diver is simply a dedicated tool with an obvious element of style, but no outward aggressiveness like many other large watches.
Garmin,maker of one of the best products coming out of America (design only, units are made abroad; sorry the US just isn't making too much good stuff these days), has attempted to make a few GPS watches in the past. The idea was pretty well taken; use GPS location technology to calculate things like running speed, distance traveled, etc... Combine that with a heart rate monitor, and you have a great activity watch. The problem was that early models, such as the Garmin Forerunner 201 suffered from being impractical, too large, and god-awful ugly.Read more ›
The color black is very in right now. The "goes with anything" color is increasingly popular for watches, and with good reason. The LP Celano is an excellent embodiment of what you want a black watch to be. Dark, yet apparent. The face of the watch features a glossy black finished, with highly polished steel arrow hands. The effect is impressive, and you get a beautiful to look at watch with excellent legibility. A great touch is the black ceramic cabochon on the crown. Cabochons are either jewels or other materials in the crown which don't add any function, but are a desirable decorative element.Read more ›
Clinton: No expense has been spared here as the top models (all 42 of them because Clinton was the 42nd President) are in full platinum, the most expensive of all metals. Some of the models come in rose gold or in white gold, but leave those for the peasants. Currently, platinum prices are hovering around ,460.00 an ounce. Time to redo the bathroom with platinum tiles. The Clinton watch also has a crocodile strap, but this time dyed black instead of brown. Wonder if you can get Audemars Piguet to do a nice platinum strap, with a crocodile print of course.
I love Stallone's remarks about Arnold Schwarzenegger in the clip. "Arnold is up to 60, I get a 55 and Arnold has to get a 60." Of course he is talking about the diameter of the watch face. 55 is really big, and 60mm, is well bigger. Regardless of the fact that large watches are in, there are more reasons to get one beyond trend conformity. Large watches make a bigger statement, are easier to read, and provide much more room for interesting complications or design themes. In order to compensate for their size, U-Boat watches place their crowns and chronograph pushers on the left side so that they don't dig in to one's wrist and are less prone to snag or get damaged. This is becoming more and more popular with large or activity orientated watches.
Fear not the Sellita movements as they appear to be just as good as ETA. The true test will come in a few years, but know that the parts are the same, and ETA parts will fit into Sellita movements to the best of my knowledge. Despite this, some people are still all about having an ETA movement, you can rest assured that most watch makers are complete sticklers for quality, and would not use any movement that would do their name injustice.Read more ›
So what will happen in 2010 when ETA stops selling movements to outside watch makers? One reason they are doing so if because of volume and exclusivity. They are making so many movements that they will only have the capacity to make enough for their in-house brands. Most likely, new competitors will emerge and sell different movements. I am not familiar with the number of patents that ETA has, but at least in the US, Patents are only valid for 14-20 years, depending on the type of Patent. Thus, because many of ETA's movements were designed many years ago, there is nothing barring competitors from making the movements, which will inevitably occur.
This timepiece truly is breathtaking to withhold, the modern design combined with innovative materials and technical mastery infuses this creation with Bernhard Lederer’s own unique spirit.
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Placing some pictures here of various Ocean7 and NauticFish watches negates any need for me to explain the similarities between the brands. NauticFish is a German maker under the Lindburgh & Benson, Schaumburg umbrella of watch brands. Ocean7 is the brain child of an an American watch maker assembled overseas with Swiss parts. Deep Blue also appears to be an American company. They indicate use of high quality grade 316 steel, but that only tells part of the story. What you do with the steel is the next part of the equation. To me, these watches are a bit bland. They will surely find a nice place in the hearts of many who like the looks of all three of these brands. What I don't understand is how Deep Blue asserts itself from the rest. The prices are actually rather high in my opinion for the listed retail price. But the story does not end there. You go to the website and every single watch is on "sale." It is not really a sale, more a marketing technique. So basically the "actual" prices are half the "MSRP." So despite the odd pricing scheme, the prices do undercut Ocean7 and NauticFish. Is it worth it? Not sure yet. But I'll give them a chance, and the benefit of doubt that they are at least as competent as the watch companies they attempt to emulate.
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Many higher end skeletonized watches have what are called "decorated" movements. Meaning exposed areas are machined with patterns and polished to enhance the look. Piaget takes a different direction and uses a radial burst of lines flowing not from the center of the watch, but the seconds hand which is placed in the upper left corner of the dial. This clever approach to dressing up the movement adds a sense of flow, but does not distract from simple nature of the design.
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