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It is still hard for me to take as being serious modern watches with "Extreme" in their names. The 45mm wide steel Icon Extreme has a diver's style rotating bezel and textured metal plates on the rubber strap. Those plates are a sort of hallmark of the collection and come in a range of styles and materials on the various pieces. It is an interesting concept nonetheless and it adds welcome personality to the collection. I opted to check out the three-hand models even though some chronographs are available. I was drawn to the bold hands and interesting dial with subsidiary seconds hand. In person, the dial could have gone either way but proved to be actually quite nice. More importantly, it was quite legible as well. Sadly no lume if I recall correctly. Inside the Icon Extreme and Icon Light are Swiss Ronda Quartz movements.

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Regulating a watch is rather frustrating, because it involves tiny, precise changes to a movement by turning little screws or pushing tiny levers. Timing machines (often made by the brand Witschi) are used to offer real-time feedback on just how accurate the movement is by literally listening to the beat of the escapement. These however aren't exactly portable. What Urwerk has done is create a sort of portable electronic timing machine that is permanently connected to a mechanical movement. This is combined with offering easy to access "fine adjustment" tools on the movement so that you can not only measure of the accuracy of the EMC movement in real-time, you can adjust it as well. This is cool, but also completely insane and perhaps beautifully obsessive. Last year Bulova released a watch that allows the user (versus watch maker) to finely adjust their watch with the Accutron Calibrator timepiece - but you needed to test the accuracy independently.

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This moment had struck him deeply, as this watch that Daniels revealed from his pocket was the finest watch he had ever seen in his life even until now. That meeting cemented in him the idea of what he wanted to do with his life, and strengthened this resolve to become a master watch-maker.

Having said that the case is very cool. Bell & Ross added another square shape to the bezel, but one that is turned at a 45 degree angle (of course with cut off corners). The bezel is also raised up a bit, and not flat like that on the standard BR01. A little bit of trivia, custom truck and car maker ICON 4x4 has some dashboard bezels in their vehicles that were inspired by the case of the BR01 Pro case and bezel. The case of course is 46mm wide, which for me is the perfect size for this look. Bell & Ross released the smaller 42m wide BR03 as a smaller version of the BR01, but I don't think it has the same visual effect as its larger brothers.

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The last 10-15 years have arguably been the most entertaining, most enthralling in the history of watch making. These years saw the rise of an immense amount of superbly gifted watch makers and brands – like Urwerk, HYT, DeBethune or Antoine Martin, just to name a few – and they have never failed to amaze, or at least amuse watch lovers; while often triggering heated debates amongst them. These brands are the ones who have the real power to entertain any watch lover regardless the level of financial or academic involvement by expressing their oftentimes shocking, previously unimaginable twists on watch making.

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In about 2009, I understand that most marine and air services stopped using the 121.5 MHz frequency in favor of the 406.040 MHz frequency channel for emergency beacon signals. The reason is obvious, given that the 121.5 MHz frequency's range is limited. The 406.040 MHz signal is also monitored by low orbit satellites that are part of the Cospas-Sarsat system. This effectively gives the Emergency II watch a much more impressive range than the original Emergency given that the wearer is no longer limited to transmitting a signal with a 100 mile range.

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The trend towards watches that pay tribute to brand's legacy models is one that the watch world has seen many times and to varying degrees of success. The Hamilton Intra-matic is an interesting example of this trend in that the aesthetic of the watch is purely vintage 60's, but the aesthetic is not used exclusively for irony and nostalgia. While I would agree that the Intra-matic is a very nostalgic timepiece, it is also one with practical and modern elements that translate well to today's wrists.

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The MIH Watch personifies the mission of the museum, which is to convey to a broader public, the importance of horology, and of mechanical watchmaking in particular. The MIH watch is not being produced by a watch brand on behalf of the museum, nor does it already exist under some other name. It has been designed from the ground up and incorporates a mechanism that you will not find in any other watch.

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Dimensions: Diameter 45 mm, Thickness 16,9 mm.
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflex treated. Caseback – Domed sapphire crystal with a magnifying effect
Water Resistance: 5 atm Rotor: Specially designed in heavy metal etched with Halda Race Pilot and decorated with Côtes de Genève and Clous de Paris
Power Reserve: Minimum 50 hours

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Unless your watch requires a special strap, you should be able to use a NATO strap with just about any watch that has a straight spring or screw bar between the lugs. We admit that red,white, and blue NATO straps are on the 'louder side,' but on a holiday where we celebrate with fireworks, I think you need to be loud. They also work as a great summer strap on both modern and vintage timepieces. When buying a strap, make sure to measure the width of your current strap so that you can order correctly. Most straps are between about 20-24mm wide. Not all red, white, and blue stripes on NATO straps are the same. Most have three stripes, but others can have five or more. Also note that you should match the buckle and bars with your case color (you can normally get steel, black, and gold toned metal on the straps).


At 33mm wide the W60 is a great size for women, looking elegant and not too large or masculine. The case is steel and the bezel is a polished white ceramic insert with markings similar to that on the Chanel J12. The Coral is water resistant to 100 meters and has a sapphire crystal over the dial. Inside the watch is a Swiss Ronda quartz movement, which is probably better as women often prefer quartz over automatic watches due to their convenience. The unobtrusive date at 6 o'clock is nice as well.

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