Nautica NMX 300 Watch Should Be For Ghost Rider

Nautica NMX 300 Watch Should Be For Ghost Rider

Nautica NMX 300 Watch Should Be For Ghost Rider   watch releases

Nautica NMX 300 Watch Should Be For Ghost Rider   watch releases

Can you please humor me for a moment and consider that this new line of NMX 300 watches from Nautica is perfect for Marvel’s Ghost Rider. I am talking about the comic book character, as I actually never got to see the Nicholas Cage movie version that I was warned against. The Ghost Rider is your typical bad-ass biker with lots of dark leather and metal (not only on his person, but on the bike too!), and a flaming skull. In Ghost Rider’s situation, the flaming skull is actually his head (at night) while on most other bikers who bear the image, it is in the form of a leather jacket stitch-on, or obnoxiously placed tattoo (not to self – consider how many bikers have Ghost Rider tattoos. Cool or cliche?).

I just take one look at either the all luminant face version or the chronograph and think ‘Ghost Rider accessory.’ Both the naked steel or black ion-plated versions go well with Mr. Ghost Rider. Off the hell-hog he probably would look best in the black version with luminous green face. On the bike it is all about the steel-toned version to compliment the chain-link goodness! The watches are powered by Japanese quartz movements and feature steel or a titanium frame (honestly I am not sure what that means). The cases themselves are pretty large at 48mm wide. The protective bars over the dial are vestiges from when such protective bars where needed. Like rhino bars on an SUV, these days they are almost always for style. Though I did just get an 80′s flash back to those gummy plastic case protectors that went over Swatch watches (and alike) – but this time in metal…with screws!

Nautica NMX 300 Watch Should Be For Ghost Rider   watch releases

Nautica NMX 300 Watch Should Be For Ghost Rider   watch releases

Taking a bit from Jager leCoultre, the crowns have a little window showing when they are locked down or not. This is intended to prevent you from diving with the crown unlocked (unscrewed). The strap is rubber, and available in black, blue, or red. This is unsurprising from a brand like Nautica, who is actually doing quite well making watches that aren’t merely fashion timepiece accessories to go with their clothing line.

The dial design of the watches is quite interesting with at least two layers and really easy to read hands – despite the distracting protection bars. I like how the subsidiary seconds dial on the chronograph version has a propeller-like hand. I always get a kick out of those, and appreciate seeing them. My pick (and probably Ghost Rider’s) watch is of course the glowing green on black watch version. The easy to read by unique dial is appreciated, and the uniquely masculine, but not overly obnoxious design of the watch has a broad appeal. Available now, prices are between $300 – $400.

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6 comments
Beau Hudspeth
Beau Hudspeth

... on a side note: never post when you are distracted by your children. Typos abound ...

Beau Hudspeth
Beau Hudspeth

I for one think that either version of this watch is a winner, though I would take the all luminous version over the chrono if given a choice. I like the bold lines and the modern industrial feel it presents - beefy bot not cumbersome.

As for the silver or black IP version, In this case I will go against my instincts and take the silver. I think that the contrast between it and the black face really makes a statement and will also help call it attention to its self. After all, when you were a watch that you want others to check out, why make it harder by removing the contrasting 'color'?

I mean, it's not like YOUR going to be on fire and have that drawing attention ... are you?

Robert-Jan
Robert-Jan

This watch scares the hell out of me :)

I think Cartier has or used to have some Pasha models with the 'iron bars' in front of the crystal as well. The protection plastic on Swatches could also be removed from the Swatch in my best memory (boy, this was really a long time ago for me).

Nice beater anyway, but 48mm is a bit too much for me.

Clever link to the Ghost Rider btw.

RJ

Ed Hoffman
Ed Hoffman

Ariel,
I like the green one the best. And I really think you should have considered using the Ghost Rider's flaming head for your recent "head shot" for your new publication blogs. At least they might have captured his image wearing a watch....helllooooooo

When you were writing about the "French Cowboys" the other day, I first must note that the picture you had was more of two Spanish Cowboys (as in, sombreros) and I was reminded of an old Far Side cartoon. It depicted two cowboys (American in this instance) who were fresh off the trail running cattle through the North 40 or something, and they're sitting around the campfire at night under the stars. One of the cowpokes picks up the coffee pot, steaming from the fire, and says to his pardner', " 'Nother latte, Jed?" That's my cowboy joke and I hope you liked it. Don't worry, there's more where that one came from. Ed.

admin
admin

Come on RJ, aren't you man enough to be like Ghost Rider? Put that 48mm bad boy on your wrist and wear it like it belongs there. That's what Ghost Rider would do. If anyone gives you and problems.... run them over with flaming hell-Volvo come night-time :)

admin
admin

Ed,
Good thought, but I am not sure that Ghost Rider conjures up the idea of "this guy knows what he is talking about." If I ever get back into online computer games it might consider it. That is until Marvel comes after me for copyright and trademark infringement :)