When a watch company wants to use an ETA movement they order a kit, and assemble it. Sometimes a maker will modify, decorate, or add to a movement. A popular example is the ETA 2824-2. This movement has been around since the 1970's and is still widely used. It is an excellent movement with the potential to achieve chronometer certification. You can see how when ETA puts thought into creating a movement, then bank on it being around for the long haul. Makers have been known to decorate the rotor, add additional complications, or tweak various parts of the movement to make them more accurate (especially when try to apply for a chronograph certificate).Read more ›
You will most likely notice a trend among watch enthusiasts that we all like variety. That is the whole point of owning more than one watch. Thus, because Apple requires pure uniformity among only proprietary devices and software, they do not allow for variety, and people who like watches are less likely to be Apple fans.
The first NauticFish watches were actually little more than rebranded Scahumburg watches with minor changes. Currently, NauticFish watches have their own special character, but that did not occur over night. Over the last few years, little design changes resulted in the current product, of which many are nice hybrid designs between the appealing look of Schaumburg dive watches and the NauticFish style. The first changes appeared on the face with the hand and number indicators, then the bezel treatment, and other items changed as well.
What was lacking however in the Breitling Superocean Heritage was the feature that Breitling is best known for, the inclusion of a chronograph in its watches. Thus the standard Superocean Heritage might have been a bit lacking for some Breitling traditionalists, but a stellar timepiece by most standard with its COSC chronometer movement, large size, and classic appeal.Read more ›