See Mido watches on eBay here.
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See Mido watches on eBay here.
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I am considering the utility of the Les Douze Villes collection and whether having just 12 timezones enough. I mean it is for the most part. In the US you'd really only need to cycle through four of them - but once you left this continent the watch wouldn't be ultra useful. Basically you'd have to travel from Europe to part of Asia frequently to take full advantage of the watch - without needing more utility. What I really like is the sheer simplicity of the movement operation and information read out. Jumping hour watches are some of my favorite in terms of legibility and ease of use, and this is a very practical integration of that complication. Prices for the Jaquet Droz Les Douze Villes collection will run from about 20,000 - 30,000 Euros.
We discuss some winners of the watch industry version of the Oscars, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve 2009. Winners included Richard Mille, Greubal Forsey, the Hublot Black Caviar million watch, Audemars Piguet and A. Lange & Sohne.
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Ezteem is a new Swedish watchmaker (from 2005) and the model I review here (Lynx Aqua) is their current offering for divers and desk-divers alike. I was intrigued by the brand since I haven't handled a lot of Swedish watches before and Sweden is known for great design. So I expected a lot from them.
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The Longio Automatic SG3824E watch comes on a nice reptile embossed black leather strap with a nice butterfly fold over clasp. For what you get, the price is reasonable at 0. Longio is serious about their watches, and I am not the only person I know that likes their stuff. It even comes in a nice box. If you are looking for a nice quality Chinese watch, with region character, and years of know-how to understand what goes into watch making, a Longio watch is a good choice.
No brand is going to make their own application, so they are going to hire someone to do it for them. I highly suggest that the software developer is aware of a brand's needs and the feature set that the company wants to have is well thought out and made clear to them. Do not assume that the developer will "fill in the gaps." The entire application should be planned and worked out before starting work on anything. Otherwise brands will be disappointed. Hire a project manager if necessary. A big and common problem is spending lots of money to have an application that does not work as intended.Read more ›
UPDATE: On Sept. 24th the Seiko Spring Drive Spacewalk watch worn by Richard Garriot was auctioned off at a price of ,600.
The modern media industry became what it is today with the advent of quartz timing. An American invention, the devices used to take up an entire room for a single quartz clock (once clocks started being make - though not always American makers of course). They used to look like giant computers of yore. Atomic clocks are even more accurate (by leaps and bounds), and there are currently about 6 of them in the world assisting with our need for global synchronization. Still, the way an atomic clock works is effected (ever so slightly) by gravity. So a French team (with the collaboration of many parties) decided it was necessary to take the atomic clock to the logical next step - and put one in space that will be more accurate that previous ones the we put in space.
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Other ideas do work, such as Yvan's Titanic DNA watch for Romain Jerome. The watches worked so well, that they not only saved the dying Romain Jerome brand a few years ago, but catapulted it into a money making phenomenon with an incredible series of back orders. Flash to July 2009, and Yvan Arpa is forced out of the company by a disgruntled board of directors. Seemingly fett up with Arpa less than conservative personality. He and his managing team were out. The move was very strange, because Yvan WAS the Romain Jerome brand, and without him, the company was likely to wither away once the Titanic DNA concept became stale.
More interesting are some other watches that Alain Silberstein is apparently at work on. We are talking about hybrid or multi calendar watches. These will be timepieces that have more than one calendar on them. Such as the Gregorian calendar and Hebrew calendar. One watches that is apparently due sometime in 2010 is a triple calendar watches (not that type of triple calendar), that had the Gregorian, Hebrew, and Chinese calendar all on one watch. Probably perpetual calendars at that. Wow! That will be some complex looking (and functioning) timepiece. I can't wait.
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We discuss some winners of the watch industry version of the Oscars, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve 2009. Winners included Richard Mille, Greubal Forsey, the Hublot Black Caviar million watch, Audemars Piguet and A. Lange & Sohne.Read more ›
For the opposite of night viewing, Rogue Warrior Watches throws in a special black shroud strap with the watch. Developed by the Israeli military, these special black coverings can be placed over the watch and have a Velcro shroud over the watch. During stealth night missions, you can't have anything that unintentionally glows or is reflective. For this reason, the Red Cell watch can be worn with this covering for total stealth.
The white rubber strap is quite comfortable and really securely connected to the watch case. It has a specially textured back that I anticipate has to do with airflow to prevent sweaty wrists. It is wide and attractive with a quality milled steel buckle with the brand logo on it once again. One of the things that I appreciate most about the TX watches is that while they always consider fashion and style, their watches are really designed by watch nerds like me that ensure the pieces are functionally sound. Inside the watch is a proprietary TX quartz movement that they are proud to exclaim was designed in Germany. All of their movements are designed in Germany. If you are going to go quartz, then you might as well well have a movement no one else has.
This is by no means the only time that Hamilton has "re-released" The Khaki watch, but I particularly like this iteration and how much Hamilton has been able to hold back from doing something screwy as they often tend to do with watches. Once in a while however they come out with something nice like this that doesn't have functions that no one uses or style that no one other than Hamilton designers seem to understand.Read more ›
This was an important article for me to write as the concept of luxury Japanese watches has been on my mind a lot lately. I think you'll find it an interesting read. It rather well accumulates my dispersed thoughts on this topic of global sold Japanese luxury watches and our perception on them.
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Auth MUHLE GLASHUTTE Teutonia Sachsen Classic Limited Automatic Mens watch
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 14m
Buy It Now for only: ,460.08
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Muhle Glashutte Teutonia III Mens Watch Ref M1 08 00
Time Remaining: 2d 4h 39m
Buy It Now for only: ,700.00
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My top choice is the Terranaut I, which is the chronograph version with a Valjoux 7750 movement inside. The chronograph subdials are extra large and easy to read, which the subsidiary seconds dial being a cool looking rotating triangle. Neat huh? I think that Muhle Glashutte took some design hints from fellow German watch maker Sinn when designing the chronograph, but maybe it was all their idea. The watches each have a distinct aviator look to them, which again makes me confused why they are called "Terranaut," but again I will forgive that as they are so nice looking. the Terranaut I watch comes with either a black, silver, or military olive green dial. Each with contrasting chronograph subdials. One thing that is a good touch is the matching day and date discs that match the color of the dial. I always appreciate seeing that. The three color dials with the red hands make for bold but unpretentious looks that are handsome and easy to appreciate it. Each has a timeless charm to it along with an ambiguous sense of utilitarian purpose that most guys will enjoy. Against the brushed steel case and black leather strap with contrast stitching you are looking at a uncharacteristically character-rich German watch.Read more ›