RGM: Yea, in the early 1990s.
Brown alligator leather strap with beige stitching and titanium pin buckle
Brown alligator leather strap with beige stitching and stainless steel pin buckle
RGM: Yea, in the early 1990s.
Mark E. from Athens, GA asks:
Tech Specifications from Devon:
• 44.2mm x 41.7mm x 14.5mm 316L
Stainless Steel case
• 1mm thick sapphire crystal
• Water resistant to 10M
• Leather and rubber straps
• .002” thick fiberglass-‐reinforced Nylon Time Belts©
• Lithium-‐polymer rechargeable battery lasts up to two weeks on a single charge
• Inductive wireless charging systemBovet Recital 9 Tourbillon Miss Alexandra Watch For The Ladies
Tech Specs from GoS
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- Movement: GoS/Braun manufacture calibre, manually wound
- Case: Stainless steel and stainless Damascus steel 45mm × 12.5mm (10atm)
- Lug width: 22mm
- Glass: Flat sapphire glass with AR coating and the GoS logo printed on the inside
- Dial: Hand-forged Damascus steel in Johan Gustafsson's Wildflower pattern
- Index ring/rehaut: Solid gold, shaped and polished by hand
- Hands: Solid gold, shaped and polished by hand
- Crown: 9mm in fine-grained stainless Damascus steel, double gasket crown inset
- Case finishing: Stainless Damascus steel, high-gloss polish with GoS logo engraved on case side
- Strap: Handcrafted strap in soft Nubuck leather, fitted with the GoS stainless steel buckle
- Limitation: 10 pcs.
Some people also like using those ultrasonic jewelry cleaners that use vibrations under water to loosen dirt, but this is only recommended for bracelets once you have removed them from the watch head. You don't need any fancy chemicals for these machines, just make sure the water is very hot and you have penty of washing-up liquid to break down any grease. Be aware that oils in the skin soften the edges of any scratches on the glass and these may be more noticable and look sharper after you clean your watch. In fact, unscrupulous second hand watch sellers used to rub some grease from the sides of their noses over the glass before handing the watch to a client to hide the worst scratches in exactly this way!!!
As a limited edition, the Air Racing III is very simple - which is a good thing. The most noticeable special feature is the red and white minute hand, which is meant to look like something from an aviation speed indicator. The dial also reads "Air Racing" which is interesting. On the rear of the watch is a more standard set of engravings for a limited edition watch. One issue I have with the design of the rear of the watch is that it does not properly indicate why the watch was made and when.Read more ›
Also similar to a phone? Battery life. They're estimating a 24-hour battery life with "normal" usage, but time will tell as to how this actually works out in the real world. Estimates all agree that you'll need to charge the Galaxy Gear daily just like your phone. Whatever the run-time ends up being, you're going to be throwing the watch on the charger when you get home in the evening, right along with your phone for sure - so more cords all over the place. Which I suppose is fine, given that most of the functionality is running from the Bluetooth LE (low energy) connection with the phone.
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Only 10 pieces of the Winter Night watch will be produced by the Swedish team Gustafsson & Sjogren. In a way this watch is the accumulation of everything they have been working toward. That being a totally Damascus steel case, dial, crown, and movement plate. You either love or hate the look of hand-folded and forged metal. While not something I would wear on a daily basis, I find Damascus steel to be beautiful. Pretty much everything in this watch is produced in-house at GoS. That include the large movement plate (the rest is not in-house), and most of what you see and touch. The hands and hour indicators on the dial are done in 18k white gold, while the steel case are lovingly hand-made as Gustafsson would make a blade. Price is ,000. More info on this specific piece here at goswatches.com
At the same time that Tudor announced the modern looking Pelagos, they also announced the vintage looking Heritage Black Bay. Two dive watches in the same year with the same movement, but with designs separated by time and demographic. The Heritage Black Bay doesn't do a thing for me, while I am growing very fond of "butch," which is the name I've given to the Tudor Pelagos. "Pelagos," to me, just sounds too pelagic. And are you ready for me to get super nerdy? OK good. The pelagic zone is a section of the ocean's water column closer to the bottom of the sea which starts at about 3.68 kilometers under water. It goes down to about 11 kilometers deep (where applicable). Under the pelagic zone is the benthic/demersal zone, which is the very bottom of the sea. Why do I grace you with this esoteric oceanographic information? Because the Tudor Pelagos diver is named after the pelagic region, but is only water resistant to 500 meters. So exposed in water, the Tudor Pelagos will never actually be able to be in the pelagic region unless it is strapped to James Cameron in a submersible. Then again, neither will any human being, able to wear it. Should we forgive Tudor for this purely technical naming mistake? Of course we will, but you know... I had to mention it.
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What comes next for the Constant Escapement is anyone's guess. I hardly see Girard-Perregaux putting this into more mainstream watches, but it could hint that silicon is going to play a major role in the brand's upcoming new mechanical movements. That I think would be a benefit to them. While they will always be a traditional watch maker, it will be extremely important to them to feel fresh and contemporary in today's highly competitive high-end watch market. Price for the Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement watch will be about 0,000. girard-perregaux.com
For the die-hard, cult followers of the brand, this limited edition could be cold comfort, but with its trendy colors and retro-chic appearance it could still intrigue many. I feel that it could be equally interesting for those following the latest trends as well as to those who have always wanted to have a vintage watch but were afraid of buying a several decades old watch for daily wear. If this watch manages to keep its fairly straightforward promises of being a retro-styled, yet fresh looking and quality made timepiece, then it just might prove to be a quick sell-out. Anyhow, if Zodiac's new go at retro styling manages to pull that off or not is still in question and it's something we could only tell after we get some hands-on time with one of these. Again, price is 5, and these will be available at zodiacwatches.com
Only Watch 2013 Auction: Full List Of Piece Unique Watches
The limited edition Royal Oak Offshore watches have a mere taste of Schumacher as opposed to his personality all over it. Sure you have his signature on the black-colored gold rotor of the automatic movement and the seven stars on the dial to represent his championships - but this is really just another flavor of ROO. Don't get me wrong, that is a good thing. Audemars Piguet's Octavio Garcia uses opportunities like this to play around with design ideas that would never be possible in unlimited pieces. You see a new style of hands which are sure to delight or annoy hardcore Royal Oak Offshore fans. Little touches of red mark the piece such as for the date font color and red on the crown.
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I am very much a “watch guy.” If you’re reading aBlogtoWatch, then chances are high that you’d consider yourself to be a member of the same club. But it’s worth noting that within our niche group of horologically inclined individuals, there are several sub-categories of watch enthusiasts.
Jason K. from Chile asks:
Sorry, it's quite difficult to photograph. Needless to say, this is a unique way to implement a chronograph! All part of the creativity character you'll find in most all of Ludwig's creations.Read more ›
Scattered in this article and in the image gallery below are some images from Roger Dubuis' 2012 ad campaign for the Excalibur collection. I don't know who they hired for this and other ads, but when I saw them I was like "whoa....!" The fantasy loving Tolkeinist inside of me was like "holy crap, finally a wrist watch for Middle Earth denizens." With a name like "Excalibur" it is no surprise that they would take a fantasy-style medieval approach to the artwork for the ads. Though it was done in a way not like what you often see in the snooty and conservative world of expensive timepieces.
Last month in December of 2012 we brought to you what we feel was the coolest giveaway ever - a trip to Geneva to build your own Frederique Constant or Alpina watch, and also a choice of Frederique Constant or Alpina watch for two second prize winners. I personally was amazed by the substance of the giveaway comments. They are charming, passionate, emotional, and full of watch love. You can read the many comments on the giveaways page here. Because you'd all like to know, here are the winners:
Laurent Ferrier Galet Classic Tourbillon Double Spiral Only Watch
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