There’s been an amazing amount of rapid developments in smartwatches in the last couple of years or so. In addition to timekeeping and displaying alerts, smartwatches can measure physical activity, monitor pulse rates, skin temperatures and perspiration levels…
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The MTM Rad radiation detection watch is, with no exaggeration, a unique watch. Very few people will ever need one and those that do will be delighted to find it.
You see, this watch has a Geiger counter in it. $1,500 gets you a very unobtrusive radiation detector you can wear on your wrist. That, as I will explain, is amazing.
Interview with the founder of unique boutique watch maker Pierre DeRoche, Pierre Dubois – that has access to amazing movements.
This is the Helson Shark Diver 40mm, and my favorite Helson yet…
This is the Longines Conquest GMT, reference L3.687.4.566. At first glance, it looks like one of many GMTs bearing the ETA 2893 movement, but then you notice that date window. Look at where it is on the dial, all the way at the right edge (so this is something different):
Two news items from watch maker ochs und junior – a new moonphase look and a sweeping rename of the models. Since it’s brief, we will deal with the rename first. Previously, their watches had evocative names like ‘Selene’ for moon phase, which probably caused confusion. The line is now renamed according to what they’re calling ‘time horizons’.
Executed in beautiful copper-colored 18 carat gold, we have the Omega Aqua Terra GMT reference 188.8.131.52.06.002 in for review today. Defining the high end of the Aqua Terra GMT series, I was delighted when Omega offered to let me borrow one for review.
Nixon has long been mostly a fashion brand, with bold, oversized designs and quartz movements. (Also good for presidential candidates!) With the launch of their Elite collection, they are moving into mechanical movements and higher prices:
This is the MIH watch, and it’s got a great story to tell. Despite being introduced seven years ago, it’s unlikely you’ve heard of them, which we hope to remedy.
This is the Christopher Ward C900SWKR, and it’s a new high-water mark for a company I’ve long liked. Let me tell you about it, because it’s an unusually good story.
To be honest with you, I don’t really like shopping for watches. I’ve visited some high-end stores, but have never had a good experience. Haughty and ignorant clerks make for a bad time. It’s somewhat understandable in that most customers are not watch geeks, but I’m still averse. So keep that in mind when I tell you that I had a blast visiting the watch showroom at Arizona Fine Time for their Grand Seiko roadshow.
Those of us who coveted the limited edition, super-expensive Seiko Spacewalk watch have a new hope. Check out the Seiko Prospex Landmaster Alpinist SBDB007. The Spacewalk was beautiful and desirable, but extremely expensive at $28,000 for the consumer version.
This is the Bell & Ross WW1-90-S, a recent model inspired by WW1-era pocketwatch conversions, where the lugs were loops of wire soldered onto the case.
New analog-digital watches are few and far between, so when we heard that Ocean7 had one we contacted them for a review. It’s called the LM2-AD and I think you’re going to like it. Well, some will – analog-digital is definitely not to everyone’s taste.
Rado has a long history of materials innovation in their watches, most famously with super-hard ceramics that hold a mirror finish. Here for review is something entirely new to me, a plasma-infused ceramic watch that looks like stainless steel. Let’s take a look.
This is the RGM 160. It is on the mid to upper range of RGM watch which don’t use in-house made RGM movements. With a versatile and useful set of complications from the ETA Valjoux 7751 automatic movement, this is a very attractive mix…
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