A elusive watch brand that I’ve been interested in for a while is Armand Nicolet. While they have the appearance for a mainstream watch, I have yet to happen upon these pieces, though that is likely to change soon. The brands have a few collections of watches and here is a piece from the S05 […]
Archive | February, 2010
Looking for a good deal these days on a new watch? Want something classic and Swiss? Want it to have a decent movement but don’t want to pay too much? Well then Glycine might have just what you are looking for with the new watch Combat 6 watches – that come in two styles with […]
Hardcore diving watches with moon phase complications? Not too many of those around. Sure the concept seems paradoxical, but when you think about it, there could be a functional component to this power combo of uses. Some divers need to be aware of the tides, and the tides are influenced by moon. There could be […]
Some good sober watch talk. Hard to read Tokyo Flash watches, where to find a good watch repair guy, and more. It is funny just how fast we fill up 30 minutes each week. Listen to the HourTime show watch podcast episode 15 here.
The watch above is the newer-ish UTS Adventure Power Reserve watch. UTS is a hardcore boutique tool watch maker in Germany, with a very dedicated production team and a small volume of watches made each year. It is rare that they release a totally new product, and for Basel World, that is just what they […]
This year Audemars Piguet is of the brands releasing a lot of new watches. The most visually exciting of which is this Royal Oak Offshore Grand Prix watch collection. Each is in a limited edition, so these aren’t permanent additions to the collection. There are three luxurious versions and I have for you the hands-on […]
Steampunk fans rejoice. This artistic item of display is the new Louis Moinet Vernoscope. Meant to celebrate the popularity of the Louis Moinet Jules Verne Instrument watch collection. I think the watches were a bit of a surprise hit, but they are really cool. And by the way, I have an in-depth review of a […]
Xetum gives us something new to look at – but it feels reassuringly familiar. This is part of the intent behind what Xetum calls “accessible modern design.” I’ve seen plenty of modern “art” and wondered to myself, “even though I don’t like this, should I?…
Sellita helps fill the gap. Offers two more movement ebauches that replace what so many relied upon ETA for. Ebauche – the term refers to a “blank” or un-assembled watch movement. Here is the definition from Wikipedia, “French term (but commonly used in English-speaking countries) for a movement blank, i.e. an incomplete watch movement which […]
Watch companies do this a lot. Make an interesting watch that is closely connected with someone well known – at least well known to some people. I would say that 95% of the time I have never even heard of the person they are making the watch “in honor of.” While it is true that […]
The new holy grail IWC Grande Complication watch is here. IWC has taken their famous “easy to read but complete” perpetual calendar watch with moon phase and year indicator, that also has a minute repeater, placed it in a Portuguese style case, and updated the dial a little bit. You know how the most sober […]
Some of you will like this watch, some of you won’t like this watch at all, and still some of you want this watch so badly you can taste it. Welcome to one of the most polarizing types of designs out there, and it is over a year old already. Personally I am very intrigued […]
I was really excited about this watch when I got to play with it at SIHH 2010. Jaeger-LeCoultre has been working with the US Navy SEALs for a while making watches to suit their needs. Last year I wrote about my favorite version which was the Master Compressor Diving Automatic Navy SEALs Alarm watch. Now […]
Good, clean watch fun. Another episode of everyone’s favorite watch podcast. We talk about some cool new watches and why we like collecting timepieces at all. Listen to the HourTime show watch podcast episode 14 here.
It has been a few months since I was in Japan visiting with Seiko. Shortly thereafter I wrote about the Spring Drive versions of their newish and impressive Seiko Ananta line of watches. If you recall, Ananta is Seiko’s first line of high-end watches for the world market. The watches totally changed my perception of […]
Both of these watches are Bell & Rosses, and both are BR01 watches. Though they are like twins separated at birth. One went the path of luxury while the other spent their years in a discipline rich military environment. I like that two personalities can come from the same type of origin, and both are […]
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