Vintage Seiko Automatic DX 25 Jewels Sealion 6106 8480 0567
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Beyond that, one has an international market to deal with. Because top level internet domains (.com, .net, etc...) are world accessible. You will have to fight with people using different languages and spellings for a whole host of new and interesting business names, logos, and catch phrases.
Citizen Campanolas are a line of watches, actually. This is just one example, and there are several more. They represent the highest level of product that Japanese watch maker Citizen is able to produce. Unlike other Citizen watches, these are each completely hand made. This means that they are assembled by hand, and that many of the components are made by hand as well. Not all the models in the Citizen Campanola line appeal to me as this watch does, but they all combine time telling with interesting calendar functions.Read more ›
The bezel is a distinct point of interest, almost cartoon looking in its boldness. It is a bit over the top, but the whole point is instill the sense of ruggedness, which also applies to the large crown and retaining bar in the middle on the strap connection between the lugs.
Take one of the strongest business names to date: International Business Machines, or IBM. This company started making type writers and now makes the most complex of business computer systems. A name that was as relevant 100 years ago as it is today. Remarkable really. Back then you had to worry about trademarking a name, along with consumer receptivity. Today you need to worry about domain name availability and a much more saturated landscape of taken or generic names.
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Watches like the Temption Cameo aren't the types that "wow" you right off the bat. They aren't glitzy showpieces but well thought out "eventual classics." These are my favorite types of watches as of was you can appreciate how well they perform their main function of telling time, along with looking wonderful on your wrist. At about ,500 - ,000 these watches are a good value as I previously mentioned. Especially when you consider that all quality is top notch, and that you are getting a true designer's watch. I will definitely keep my eye out for a Temption Cameo to add to the collection.
I came across Partita Custom Jewelry and Watch Store in San Francisco quite coincidentally while walking along Chestnut Street in the Marina district. Each time I see watches in a store window, I have to stop and look. What I saw at the time were Schaumburg, Limes, and Graham watches sitting in the window. Rare watches indeed, and I had never even seen a store thus far that carried the rare Schaumburg and Limes watch brands. Upon walking in I was presented with many other veritable brands. I had the opportunity to speak with Beverly and Calvin who own and operate the shop. They have a very interesting take on the watches they carry. One that I am sure most watch stores should follow. Traveling to Basel World (the large watch convention in Basel Switzerland), they meet and select from their favorite watch brands to sell in America. They choose only those watches they personally love, and I have no qualms with their taste. What a great concept, really. Establishing a personal relationship with the watch manufacturer and then selling them directly to the consumer. That is what you get when you have watch lovers selling watches.Read more ›
I recall when I first purchased the watch, I allowed my friend to wear it. In fact, I asked him to. He is not much of a watch fan, but he humored me by wearing it. When he did, I was impressed at how nicely the watch looks on a wrist. You really cannot tell by wearing it yourself, or seeing the watch alone. You see, truly great watch design is very difficult, and almost never apparent or obvious. The best watch designs are highly contemplated and refined, and never apparent. You have to live with it for a while to really understand how nice, a well styled watch is. The reason, is that most of them are so bland looking at first you do not realize how long it took to design them in a way such that they will look good with everything. A very difficult and skilled endeavor.
Inside the Temption Classic Formula Rally is a decorated Valjoux 7750 movement. The see-through case-back allows the owner to appreciate the complexity of the movement along with the coates de Geneve decoration on the movement and rotor. Most enthusiasts know how reliable Valjoux 7750 movements are. Used in watches ranging from 00 to well over ,000, the chronograph work-horse movement is of the most accurate ETA produces. On the bezel of the watch, Temption places a tachymeter scale used to measure speed. This is frequently used among racing enthusiasts in combination with track distance indicators. You begin the chronograph after passing one mile marker, and then stop the chronograph upon reaching the next mile marker; after you have traveled one mile. The seconds hand of the chronograph will point to the speed at which your vehicle was traveling as indicated on the bezel. A useful piece of functionality and always reminiscent of the racing spirit.
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Casio Pathfinder PAG240t 7 Pro Trek Tough Solar Digital Watch Compass Atomic
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Although big on size the new Oris is a real must for purist divers who desire a functional and reliable timepiece, and not just a great deal of marketing hype.
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In the end, it is up to the educated consumer to deny Apple its smirks at the end of the day. If you know about good and fair business, then you won't buy an Apple. If anything, for the message it sends to the market place. And what do many an Apple fan say in response? "I like my Mac, Apple can do whatever they way because they can." I am not usually the activist type, but this level of consumer complacency angers and frightens me. Friends don't let friends buy Apples.
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"We have to respect people; we don't want to be snobs about our watches" says the younger Thierry Stern. Thierry is the vice president of Patek Philippe and will someday rule in his father, Philippe's place. Philippe, in the same interview, mentions that "people [in America] really had no culture of fine timepieces." At the same time he also mentions that America represents 25% of Patek's market, the biggest single slice. This discrepancy in statements is odd, as though Patek has a sense of disdain for it's largest market here in the US.
Another thing that Suunto does is offer inverted LCD screens. This way you can avoid the standard look of LCD screen making the numbers lighter than the black background, as opposed to dark number on a light background. This is a cool feature which I appreciate as it greatly enhances the look of an LCD screen. Suunto has always made good looking "tool" watches that are both functional and easy to live with. Their competitors are a range of smaller dive watch makers along with the Casio Pathfinder series. I prefer Suunto for their euro-cool attitude and appealing designs. They feel as though they are designed by the people who use them, as opposed to an engineer who is strictly concerned with functionality and could careless about how the watch looks or the ergonomics. That, combined with fair prices (about 0 - 0 for the Core line) make for a great watch to add to your collection.
The really unique aspect of the watch is the skeletonized external case that the make watch rests in, and can flip out. There are three main reasons for this. First is to help protect the inner case from shock and damage. Second is to allow for an easy way to winding the watch while it is on your wrist (and while underwater, as the large crown does not need to be screwed down). Third is to act as a lock to prevent the bi-directional bezel from rotating unintentionally. The external bezel actually rotating the internal bezel, which is really cool. However, to ensure reliability, the external bezel can only be turned when you flip out the inner case. Otherwise the bezel is locked in position. To release the internal case, you need to press two buttons on the sides of the external case.Read more ›
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Water resistance in a watch depends on proper sealing. Traditionally, crowns and pushers were screwed down when underwater to prevent water from entering into the watch case. This created a problem for divers wishing to operate their features underwater. Methods exist to combat this problem and allow for underwater operation of watches. These include use of special tube gaskets, rubber covers, or other means. While often effective, they require monitoring, maintenance, and of course have their limits. The bottom line is that if you have moving or depressed parts, there is a huge risk of water entering into the case. However, a new innovation from Breitling potentially solves this issue.
An interesting thing about the Senatore is bracelet with the wide middle link. I'd love to see how this looks, but I have a feeling it gives the watch a really impressive look on your wrist. The bracelet is 22mm wide, while the case is 42.5mm wide. I am not sure how I feel about the see-through caseback window being mineral glass, but the crystal on the face is sapphire of course. This watch actually represents the most expensive, non-precious metal watch that Marcello C. makes. At a current price of over ,600, it is several times more than Marcello C. largest seller, the sub 00 Nettuno 3. You do have to consider the price of a Rolex Daytona too, and the fact that a Marcello C. is a finely made watch, with little comparison.Read more ›
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