Inside the watch is a Swiss ETA 2824-2 automatic movement. LUM-TEC has used a whole range of watch movements over the years. Swiss movements are not necessarily common for their watches, but more and more LUM-TEC is using them. What I like is that the price of a watch like this V3 is still pretty comparable and not much higher than what they charge for pieces with Japanese automatic movements. The movement isn't fancy or decorated, but that is totally fine with the sub ,000 price.
Legibility on a watch like this is very high. Ever since the prominence of the Omega Speedmaster (for instance) high contrast black and white dials have made a strong case for themselves. The look of the Temption CGK range is almost like an artsy version of what Omega has popularized. An enduring touch is the black-on-black Temption brand logo - that offers attractive and subtle branding that is not "in your face."
In addition to the rubber strap is an alligator strap option which should prove really nice. As far as Graham watches go, this is a pretty darn nice one if you want to experiment with a large-sized watch that will call attention to yourself. Price for the Chronofighter Oversize GMT Black Steel watch is likely to be in the ,000 -,000 range.
Graham Chronofighter Prodive Blue Dial SS 45mm ref 2CDAVU01A 13400 NIB
Time Remaining: 8h 14m
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W633 GRAHAM CHRONOFIGHTER STAINLESS STEEL SWISS MADE MENS
Time Remaining: 11h 33m
Buy It Now for only: ,800.00
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Graham Chronofighter Classic 1695 Historic 2CXASB01A White Dial 42mm 6450 NIB
Time Remaining: 16h
Buy It Now for only: ,990.00
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GRAHAM CHRONOFIGHTER PRODIVE DLC BLACK GOLD CHRONOGRAPH MENS WATCH 18080
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The ORCA watch will take many different forms. Here is how it starts: H20 developed a module which holds the dial, sapphire crystal, and movement. This module can be swapped into five different case designs. There is no reason why more cases can't be offered in the future. You buy the watch with one case, but theoretically can buy other cases in the future and swap out the module. The five cases right now are the Dive, Classic, Dress, Vintage, and Mono. One of each is pictured in this article, but H20's website is littered with more pictures.
Everest Horology’s EH-1 installs similarly to any other Rolex Oyster bracelet because the section of the strap that fits between the watch lugs is designed to be a precision fit with the watch head. Because there is more space for a springbar tool, installing an Everest EH-1 Band is actually easier than installing a Rolex Oyster bracelet. For Rolex wearers accustomed to removing the bracelet for occasional cleaning, installing the Everest strap is a breeze. (A tutorial on removing Rolex straps can be found at http://www.minus4plus6.com/maintenance.htm#removal). Everest’s EH-1 is designed to replace 4.5 Oyster links on a Rolex bracelet and is fitted utilizing the existing adjustments in the Rolex clasp. Everest Horology found that 4.5 Oyster links fit the majority of Rolex wearers while keeping the clasp centered on the wrist. If the strap is too short an existing Oyster link can be used to lengthen one side of the bracelet.
"Fortis is opening up its Private Label Program to any US or Canadian business or group wanting fine Swiss timepieces for members, staff, or clients at costs far below their respective retail prices. Buying in bulk gets a great price. We reduce prices substantially for our private label customers. Of course, the final cost will depend upon quantity required, colors used, and any add-ons, such as engraving the watch back (e.g., “2012 top sales division,” “National Pennant winners, 2012″). Fortis offers private label clients a wide selection of mechanical timepieces, as well as watches from its lower-retail Fortis Colors quartz line, and only 25 watches are needed for a minimum order. Delivery can take from two weeks to six months, depending on the number of watches ordered and the extent of customization requested."
To my knowledge Sinn hasn't hard-launched the new 857 and 857 S watch collection yet. Though, the pieces are right up there on their website. These are a more simple version of the existing 857 UTC models which contained a small central GMT hand. What the 857 really is however is an upgraded and larger version of the 657 and 657 S - a watch I proudly own but simply do not wear any longer as it is too small. Overall the 857 is going to be a very solid seller for Sinn based on its design and upgraded features over the 657 family.
In all cases, read the owner's manual carefully, as it's often possible to cause expensive damage by not following setting procedures. I also recommend the use of a watch winder, as a simple way to keep it set and running while not worn.
The Academy collection from Zenith is back with more, introducing this new Academy El Primero Minute Repeater Chronograph. This is a very high-end and exclusive version of the Zenith Elite design family which the model lives in. This isn't the first Zenith minute repeater, but they aren't common for the brand. For the right high-end collectors, this could be a very special timepiece.
Then all of a sudden I see this UNICO All Carbon watch from Hublot and suddenly remember why carbon fiber was interesting in the first place. I also probably like it so much because there is no carbon fiber in the dial. Just lots of Hublot style skeletonization with a view to the movement. The name UNICO is part of the watch and placed on the movement. UNICO is a title given to some of Hublot's in-house made movements. Based on a modified ETA Valjoux 7750 architecture, the UNICO is a totally in-house manufactured automatic chronograph movement. One of the improvements over the 7750 architecture in this caliber HUB1240 movement is the use of a column wheel in the chronograph. You can see the column-wheel right in the dial near 6 o'clock. The chronograph also has a flyback feature.
The lume-filled hands are large and easy to see. They are clearly aviator inspired, but not direct analogs of what you see all the time. It is true that they could be a bit longer, but there are weight issues that SISU needed to contend with given the size of the dial. There is a sporty hint of red as part of the second hand's counterweight. The overall proportions of the dial feel good and the design is unique, but at the same time very approachable. SISU offers a few dial variants for the Guardian. In addition to the silvered dial, there is a black dial, and one with a floating double indicator layer called the Eclipse (A3 model).
The LM2-AD comes with a ridged rubber strap and stainless steel buckle. While the watch is rated to 100m, the strap encourages you to not worry about getting it wet.
Ball BMW Power Reserve PM3010C-P1CFJ-BK
‧Automatic caliber ETA 2897, chronometer certified COSC
‧10 micro gas tubes on hour and minute hands and dial for night reading capacity
‧Power reserve indication
‧Patented Amortiser® anti-shock system
‧Anti-magnetic to 4,800A/m, Water resistant to 100m/330ft
‧Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and date
‧Stainless steel, Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) or gold
‧Ø 42mm, height 12,64mm
‧Anti-reflective sapphire crystal, Screwed-in crown
‧Tapered stainless steel bracelet, rubber strap or crocodile leather strap with folding buckle
‧Black or silver, Black & grey (for gold case)
Ocean7 LM2-AD Watch Review
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Ocean7 LM2-AD Watch Review
The Trident is a more military themed watch that can do double duty as a surf watch. That is probably the best way of explaining it. At 40mm wide, it is medium in size, but wears larger due to the thickness of the case and the lug width. Around the case are extra applied metal plates that Reactor claims offer more shock protection overall. There are actually stories of active military personnel explaining how Trident watches which have were subjected to extreme abuse seemed to happily survive. I believe it.
The Ministry is a larger range collection for the brand with at least three different model types. The chronograph model has a 43mm wide case with a thick sloped bezel and case. There are rings engraved into the side of the case to help reduce visual mass, and the square chronograph pushers help even out the look.
Both versions offer multiple dial styles and colors. The styles range a lot actually and dial colors can come in blue, black, or white with different trims. The two watches have the same case - which is 42.80mm wide and 14.45mm thick. So what is the difference? Well they have different movements.
When designing this i-Gucci watch I have a feeling I know what Gucci was aiming for. The goal was probably to produce a Casio that hip urban fashion types want to wear... Those that for whatever reason don't want to wear a Casio. Compared to your standard G-Shock, the i-Gucci is more sleek, has a metal case, more simple dial, and looks less like a piece of modern Japanese technology. A G-Shock is probably more durable in the long term, but it won't get you as many "brand points" with people. In the end, the i-Gucci is meant to be a useful, fashionable, and recognizable high-end digital watch. There really aren't too many other watches quite like it out there.
With the new SpidoSpeed Gold, Linde Werdelin has taken the hugely complex case design of the original SpidoSpeed and then produced the entire 32 piece case in 18k gold. The precious metal exterior is then satin finished and ready to be worn. Linde Werdelin has managed to preserve what made the original SpidoSpeed so great: lightness; an avant-garde case design; and a sophisticated but rough-and-tumble demeanor which begs to be worn on a wrist. Weighing in at a reasonable 126g and measuring 44 mm across and only 15mm tall, the SpidoSpeed Gold will be comfy for most wrists and capable of fitting under most cuffs.
While these are snap bracelets, they are a bit less snappy than what you might expect. This is because they are full of stuff! You know, lights and wires and alike. For being a watch with all this componentry, I am impressed they can still snap at all. The illusion is mostly there save for the large battery pack at the end of the watch. It goes under the wrist and is more visually noticeable that something you can feel. This metal container needs to be there for the piece to have any power. Plus, if you want to pull off the Reflex and use it to beat on someone, you can do that as well.
It just wouldn't be a Speedmaster without a tachymeter (tachymetre) scale bezel. Not that I would ever use it, but it is good to know that some things don't change. The bezel does help frame the design of the watch well, and offers a little piece of utility that people might have once used "back in the day". A little retro love never hurt anyone.