Giveaway: Stolas Harbormaster Gennaker Watch

Giveaway: Stolas Harbormaster Gennaker Watch

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In shiny midnight black, this is the Gennaker version of the Stolas Harbormaster watch and you have the chance of winning one this month on aBlogtoRead.com. The Harbormaster Gennaker has a 44mm wide PVD black coated steel case that is water resistant to 200 meters. The crystal is sapphire and there is lume applied to the dial and bezel. The watch face is in black carbon fiber with a lightning bolt orange seconds hand (I've never seen orange lighting before). Inside the watch is an SMC 2824 clone automatic movement. More more information on the similar Spinnaker model, check out this aBlogtoRead.com review here. Price for the Stolas Harbormaster Gennaker is $619 and you can enter for a chance to win one below.

To Enter You Must:

1. Comment on this post below before the giveaway is over with your valid e-mail address where required. In the body of your comment mention whether you like decorative seconds hands that may have special shapes and logos on them, or simple more traditional seconds hands that may be less visually distracting.

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3. Wait until the giveaway is over on September 30th, 2011 for the winner to be chosen at random.

A couple of basic rules. You can only enter once. You must comment with a valid e-mail address where you can be reached. Your comment must be confirmed and approved. You must complete the objectives to be considered. You are responsible for providing your contact shipping information if you are chosen. Shipping restrictions to non US entrants may apply based on sponsor's policies. Giveaway watch selection based on sponsor's inventory and watch availability. All comments made after the end of the giveaway period will not be considered. For the full terms and conditions, please click here.

Good luck, and thanks to Stolas the sponsor of this Harbormaster Gennaker watch giveaway here at aBlogtoRead.com!

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542 comments
Tanaboon
Tanaboon

The superbly lump is very great, the second hand feel like RL explorer.
Love one, lucky on me .

Packleader
Packleader

For everyday watches, I prefer a simple dial with more traditional seconds hands that may be less visually distracting. I like less clutter and a classic look.

But, when I want to impress, I would like to do it with a more daring watch, something with unique or clever design features. Frankly speaking, a second hand shaped like a lightning bolt will show them who is boss.

Cheers and best of luck to everybody!

adam dubinsky
adam dubinsky

i think the decorative seconds hands with special shapes and logos add some interest.

Nick
Nick

Nice looking watch. I like the decorative seconds hand on this watch . The hand is reminiscent of the Rolex Milgauss. I think the second hand can be a great way of building something unique into the design of a watch.

Ronan McGoldrick
Ronan McGoldrick

That watch is pretty funky. If I won I'd prefer the decorative seconds hand. Thanks.

Dale Taylor
Dale Taylor

Love the watch and think the Rolex milgaus has a lot of panache with a similar second hand as does The Omega 007 second hand which I consider the only 007 watch. So good luck with the Stolas Harbour-master which also has a great design on the surround for the face which is in keeping with the flavour overall. Thanx Adam.

greg
greg

Very distinctive watch, would really get my buddies attention. However not crazy about the lightening bolt hand and the somewhat ornate bezel. Lume looks cool though and it looks to have good bones with the PVD, homage 2824, sapphire crystal...etc... If Santa brought me one I would wear it. ;-)

cheers all

Josh Reeves
Josh Reeves

I prefer traditional designs for seconds hand. However the seconds hand on this watch fits the rest of the design quite well. Very cool!

Daniel Freiji
Daniel Freiji

I usually prefer traditional hands. Bu t I think this one fits the look fo the watch

Cheaw Mun Wai
Cheaw Mun Wai

I guess it comes down to the overall design and how the design second hand integrates with the rest of the watch. That said, I'm a sucker for exciting new designs, so I guess decorative second hands work really well for me :)

Sam d
Sam d

I like decorative or unique second hands when they give a bit of insight into the history or tradition of the specific watch company.

Ben Smith
Ben Smith

For me, watches with distinctive second hands are great as casual watches. I think if I am getting dressed up or going to the office, the watch should be a bit more understated.

Richard Sheeley
Richard Sheeley

I really like the decorative seconds hand as long as it is not too distracting. The electric/lightening bolt is a good example of a not-too-distracting decorative seconds hand. Thanks for the chance to win!

Blake
Blake

I like distinctive watches - that said, I'm more partial towards symmetry in the design of the hands on a watch.

But this watch is bold with the oversize numbers and the subtle lighting bolt looks appropriate.

One of the things i dont like in some of the more esoteric designs is hands that distract or interfere with telling time. Looking at this watch - I would think that it is quite legible even in the dark and not distracting...

--Blake

Ivan Rodriguez
Ivan Rodriguez

Great looking watch! specially with NATO straps!

Arthur
Arthur

A striking second hands, it definitely suit ppl who like to party!

George Vrozos
George Vrozos

I like either style, decorative or traditional as a watch should speak for itself, but man the bolt takes it to another level altogether.
Watches are a direct reflection of the spirit of their owners.
I truly believe that Stolas has done an amazing job with this model.

Pierre-Marc
Pierre-Marc

I love decorative second hands. It give a nice touch to a timepiece that can occupy a special place in one's collection. It also shows the owner's attention to detail.

V. Brian Gagliardi
V. Brian Gagliardi

i love watches with decorative seconds hands and i do not find them distracting

John Bells
John Bells

Dependent upon the occasion, either watch hand can be appropriate, however, I'm more of a fan of the traditional seconds hand to a more stylized version. The seconds hand of this particular watch isn't so distracting and rather fitting with the overall aesthetic of the watch.

Glen Anderson
Glen Anderson

I love slightly fussy touches like fancy second hands. It's the bringing together of design features that give a personality that show's the designer's personal flair. Car company's have lost this as they all make basically the same shape these days (with a few exceptions).
There are those out these that overdo features, everything is fancy, causing a watch to be hard to read, but a nicely done second hand (lightening bolt, trident, wavy, scalloped et al) as part of good design is always quite a cool thing to me.

Jens Magnusson
Jens Magnusson

In my opinion less is more but it depends on the watch and the occasion.

Ismael Martinez
Ismael Martinez

Decorative second hands are ok depending on the purpose of the watch and what the designer was going for. Artsy or Sporty vs Luxurious and Dignified. In general since I prefer sport or sporty style watches, these hands make them interesting.

Saša Šijakov
Saša Šijakov

I really like the design hour. I love the look tool watch, and blacks are not allowed to adorn the bezel to be too prominent. Second hand has a nice look, but the color is aggressive and distracting. There should be little time for the habit to use the hours for practical use.

Gaby
Gaby

It has already been said, but the seconds hand does look like the one on rolex's milgauss. I wouldn't call it a ripp-off though. The watch has a totally different theme and in this case I quite like it! Although I doubt if I would buy this watch myself

David Moreira
David Moreira

It really depends on the ocasion. You can wear a watch with a simple seconds hand during the day while working and change it later for a watch with decorative hands for a night out with friends.

robert weir
robert weir

I like either style of watch hands, it all depends on which watch to wear on any particular day. This watch has a very unique style, as far as I am aware.

Kelvin
Kelvin

I like watches with subtle decoration on the second hand. I really don't dig the Omega Olympic logo on the second hand though. But the Zenith Striking 10th star is just the right touch.

steve
steve

Simple and clean are always better for easy reading.

Nicholas Spagnola
Nicholas Spagnola

I generally prefer a traditional second hand as opposed to a decorative seconds hand. However in the case of this Stolas it fits well and really works. Thanks for the contest.

Andrew Lau
Andrew Lau

Decorative second hands are fine as long as it fits in with the overall design of the watch. I guess this works well on watches that have a certain 'fun' element to them.

Peter
Peter

I like second hands that have a personality. On the right watch it can give it that unique look that no other has. It has to stay true to the design of the watch or the line it is representing and must be useful. Clouds and bubbles need not apply!

Corey Fong
Corey Fong

I love decorated seconds hands. Gives you something unique and interesting to look at all day.

Juan
Juan

Simple by all means. Will allow for different colors (Rolex GMT II). Also prefer large central seconds as opposed to small seconds hand. This conflicts with my love for chronographs, but sometimes you have to sacrifice for what you want.

Matt Wilson
Matt Wilson

I like watches with a distinct second hand, as it gives the brand another opportunity for increased decoration. My Ball watch has the RR on the second hand, and I appreciate how the detail adds to the overall look of the watch. It isn't distracting as long as it is done in a subtle, yet intricate fashion.

RS
RS

Overall, I like the look of this sport watch-thanks for putting it on my radar. I like decorative seconds hands as long as they are meaningful and are not distracting. For this watch, the lightning bolt adds a lot of pop to the dial because the hour and minute hands are very subtle. My only criticism is that orange should not be the advertised color because its then similar to the seconds hand of the Milgauss which can create some loss of originality.

Jerry
Jerry

Decorative hands are alright. It all depends though, i think there is a fine line between decorative hands and over-the-top decorative hands. They should not take away from the watch as a whole.

Patrick
Patrick

I like the second hand to be subtle. I like earth tones and or off white color so the second hand is not emphasized. I do enjoy looking at watches. Many of these on your website are extremely unique and I enjoy browsing.

Thanks

Miguel Silva
Miguel Silva

I love watches with a central seconds hand. For me, it's a must on a mechanical watch... That lightning bolt is so cool!

Jorge Nunes
Jorge Nunes

If it has a second hand, I think it should be unique and stand out.

Zak
Zak

I like decorative second hands. It is nice to see the logos, collies and shapes moving on the face of the watch

Art Walsh
Art Walsh

I really lke the milgauss' interpretation. the Gennaker seconds hand seems a touch overbearing...but i'd still wear it proudly.

John Hicks
John Hicks

I love a distinctive second hand. My only reservation is if the second hand either obscures too much of the face, or is in some other way too visually distracting.

Gavin Jay Anand Jayapal
Gavin Jay Anand Jayapal

A distinctive seconds hand is something that can be done very badly and I think that for it to be properly executed, the hand must match up to the overall feel of the watch.

A dress watch would not be fully suited to such a colourful display, but for a functional timepiece like the Stolas, it if perfect. It gives the watch a characterful flair and shows that the wearer has a fun side to his professionalism.

Gavin

vasco barata
vasco barata

It really depends of the "concept" of the watch, it might be something that contributes to the uniqueness of the piece, or it could ruin it. Nevertheless, it should be always used carefully and contribute to a good reading of time, function first, form latter in this case.

Neil
Neil

I like the uniqueness of having the second hand with shape rather than just a simple line.

Kevin
Kevin

Distinctive/decorated seconds hand is what I prefer, especially when a particular watchmaker has incorporated their logo or some defining characteristic about that particular company. Very cool look with the lightning bolt and at the same time it's not so gaudy either.......

Glenn
Glenn

Love the look! I like decorative hands, adds some character to the watch.

Glenn

Mark M
Mark M

I like a subtle second hand, although I am not apposed to a decorative hand if it fits the theme of the watch design.