Watch Ocean7 closer for new model and interesting watches. They now have a ceramic watch model, the Ocean7 LM-4, which has a wonderful simple and modern appearance to it. Ocean7 deserves praise for producing unique watches that don't insult the wallet.
A glaringly open segment of watch magazines are those dedicated to, or even those that mention at any length less expensive watches. It is true that in terms of auto magazines, one prefers to read about high performing and beautiful exotic cars that they may rarely see, but it is important to have editorial content on watches that people can find in any city.
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Placing the brick back inside the winding module was not particularly fun, but I managed to get it in there. Once I did, the watch looked comfortable and appealing against the black velvet. And when you close the hatch, the watch face is nicely visible through the port hole window. When I removed the watch from winder, I again feared for the watch and the winder. Once I got it out, I found that a piece of black velvet material came right out of the module. It apparently was not even glued or secured into place, and was used to cover a retaining screw that could easily damage a watch bracelet or clasp. I used some tape to keep the thing in there. I next tested the winder with a larger watch that had a bigger strap. After jamming the watch in the winding module, I found that I could not even close the hatch as the watch was hitting the top of the winder case. So much for being useful for all watches. The main point is that the Orbita RX Privee is made for just the right sized watch, not too big, not too small.
The Xemex is sized smaller than the BR-01, which is a very large watch. Both share an automatic ETA movement, but the Xemex Avenue uses a ETA 2824-2 versus a 2894. Xemex offers both a black crocodile strap or a rubber strap based on whether you wish to opt for a more formal or sporty persona for your wrist wear. You can even get this model Xemex Avenue ref. 2805.04 in Xemex's own cream colored yellow (for the dial), but I'd stick with the attractive black face.
Hublot's come back astonished many people. Few would think that a relatively obscure watch maker could save itself via the introduction of one stellar watch. That watch being the Hublot Big Bang, in its many iterations. However, Hublot is not thriving because of the Big Bang only, it was the legacy of supreme watch making that allowed it to produce the Big Bang. That combined with innovative marketing efforts makes for a serious watch industry player.
Omega has the rare privilege of selling true classics. And while I am not the biggest fan of all their watches, the Swatch Group owned brand has their share of laudable designs. Today I am speaking of the Speedmaster series of watches. There are experts on this watches; those fans who are familiar with the many iterations and fascinating history of the "Moon watch." I am not one of those people, but I can tell you what I know. The Omega Speedmaster was chosen by NASA for it astronauts in the late 1960s for the Moon missions. The design is pure legibility, and the watch has a easy to use chronograph. The thin white hands on the matte black face provide exceptional clarity. And the watch itself was made to endure the high g-forces of space rocket travel, as well as low and gravity free environments. Since then the Speedmaster has remained in production and has been released in countless variations, styles, and editions.
Rarewatches.net is one of the uncommon places to buy and sell some of these watches. The UK-based web store has a good selection of rare and interesting watches. At the very least you should know that these watches exist. While not all from the 70s, most of the these watches are a product of that era. There you can find a multitude of offerings from such brands as Sorna, Yerma, and 70s styled watches from many popular watch makers such as Jaeger LeCoultre , Bulova, and Seiko. Wonderful designs that you may have never even known about before. The Watchismo Times also regularly discusses watches from this era and have some available in its shop.
Two new watches point in both chronological directions. The first is not technically part of the Mille Miglia line, but aesthetically it cannot be removed. The Chopard Grad Prix de Monaco Historique 2008 watch in steel is a new production watch, with a rose gold limited edition of 500 pieces, and is an homage to the Monaco Automobile Club. Looking at the watch, one can immediately recognize the Mille Miglia underneath the classically styled watch. Use of dark circles in the upper and lower registers give the watch a bicompax look, which preserving the functionality of the watch's Valjoux 7750 movement inside by maintaining the third register (which keeps color of the rest of the dial).
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Like the IWC Vintage Pilot, the IWC Vintage Ingenieur will also have a limited edition (500) watch in platinum. Again, this is an odd decision from practical standpoint, but the watch will be nice. Platinum is the most expensive of metals, and the hardest to work with. The metal alone costs about ,800 an ounce at current rates. The standard run of watches will be in steel. The size of the case is just over 42mm, and it features a semi-raised and domed sapphire crystal to mimic the look of the original IWC Ingenieur. Look for it soon Ingenieur fans.
The first thing you'll notice about the black faced version of the Nettuno 3 is that it resembles a Rolex Submariner. The number indicators are different, but the illusion is not coincidental. The Rolex Submariner is one of the most appreciated and recognized watch designs ever created, and has been emulated by watch makers for years. The Marcello C Nettuno 3 takes this diving watch design and makes good use of its most functional and aesthetic elements. You have to know the Rolex Submariner well, but the Nettuno 3 actually improves on many areas. For one thing, the bracelet is a pinnacle of comfort. Unlike most Rolex Submariner clasps, which are too large, the Nettuno 3 clasp on the bracelet is thin and functional while still offering the safety of a double locking mechanism. A tasteful Marcello C logo is laser etched into the metal here, and on other part of the watch such as the crown, and the case back. Another obvious area of improvement over the Rolex Submariner is where the watch is polished or left brushed. In my opinion, the Rolex sometimes looks confused in terms of selecting the different treatments of the metal, where the Nettuno 3 is graceful in its application of polished and brushed finishes on the case and bracelet.
Pictures and images of these watches are really not enough to get a good grasp of just how big these watches are. Imagine wearing a size whose diameter is almost the same as the top of a can. Make that circle with your hands and imagine it on your wrist. That needs to be a damn impressive watch to take up so much wrist real estate.
Invicta has been making watches for a while now, and is based out of Florida. With aggressive marketing and often bold designs, they find a good market in the US. They started as an alternative to more expensive watches, but with similar styling. Notable are their various diver series watches that evoke the Rolex Submariner or Daytona. This proved to be a very profitable outlet, and Invicta was able to make a whole range of watches from very cheap, to quite nice.
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Recently, the Concord brand has begun an image re-haul. The Movado owned watch brand was due for revitalization. Having had success with the Concord La Scala and Concord Saratoga lines, nothing serious has come out of Concord in about 10 years. In fact the La Scala and Saratoga watches are wonderful designs, attractive and pleasantly unique. Movado however felt the brand needed to be thrust in a new direction. Newly appointed Concord CEO Vincent Perriard has a background in marketing, not watch design. His enthusiasm is admirable, but he has yet to prove himself as a watch branding whiz. Movado has given him the reigns of Concord.
With the Mediterraneo, Breil has succeeded in creating a nice looking, but unimposing watch that suggests luxury. As I mentioned before, this is not a diving watch, but the dial does suggest that fact to a degree. The hands and number indicators are similar to what one would find on a diving watch, and the hash marks are those used on rotating diver's bezels. Here the hash marks don't move, so they are purely for show. I don't necessarily like that fact, but one can live with it. It is a bit like having non-functioning air vents on a car's hood or along the wheel wells.
On eBay is a Kobold Polar Surveyor with the lovely metallic arctic blue face. No doubt this watch will be sought after, but the starting bid is almost half off retail which is 50.00 plus tax and shipping. So starting at ,500.00, you get a really good deal in almost new condition according the seller. If I had to own one watch (I hope this never occurs), it would be a Kobold. I must say I have contemplated this conundrum when contemplating what watch would be most useful in a survival situation on a deserted island. www.koboldwatch.com>
These are important items to understand, because watch companies often feel a bit torn when it comes to displaying or sharing information. On the one hand, you need to provide the customer with relevant and important data about purchases, but at the same time, you don't want to alienate anyone. If you are this far in the article, you obviously care, but if you are the type shopping for style only, too much information can be a hindrance to purchase. The more information a consumer has available, the more decisions they have to make before purchase, and it is rare for a company to have the best product across the board, so they just show what they think you need to have. Marcello C., you don't need be so cautious. You have a great line of watches, so be proud of every detail, no matter how insignificant you think it might be. A few of us obviously love knowing about it.
There is no one solution to this problem, but an excellent one is having a good infrastructure in place to deal with customer relations before operations begin in full force. This will allow you to more or less automate many processes (such as sending e-mails), and in crease efficiency and organization; you don't want too much falling through the cracks. Never try to reinvent the wheel, but go with a commercial CRM (customer relationship management) solution. There are at least two big players in this market, and many smaller ones. You will have to balance the sophistication of the product, with the price, and ease of implementation when making a decision.