Very straight forward, use the coupon code "2CAN99" when checking out after adding any 2CAN watch from KenmarWatches.com and you will receive the special promotional price of for the watch. You can also get an Intica watch winder for the special price of just by entering the discount "W49" at WatchWear.com. Everyone who owns automatic mechanical watches needs at least a few watch winders - especially if you have a growing collection. This discount is only available from aBlogtoRead.com. Discount only applies while quantities last from Kenmar Watches.
The road to a quartz watch was about 10 years long. This was all part of the famed "Project 59A," a collaboration of Seiko's top engineering minds trying to figure out how to miniaturize a quartz movement down into a watch. In addition to space, power consumption was a major issue. Seiko already has been making a few working quartz clocks, but each was too large. Always the difficult matter of making things smaller. I was told that the real saving grace to the project was the IC innovation. "IC" standing for integrated circuit in this instance. This technology was smaller and consumed less power that its predecessors like the vacuum tube and transistor.
Inside the Spaceleader watch is an automatic ETA Valjoux 7750 chronograph movement. The watch also has a sapphire crystal and here is water resistant to 100 meters. Like the Spacematic, the Spaceleader will be limited to just 2012 pieces. Unlike the Spacematic watch, the Spaceleader has no "Cargo" movie branding on it. Just Fortis and Volkswagen design. That way, if the movie sucks, you can still enjoy the watch without being reminded of the failed film. You can also feel good that captain of the space ship in the movie will be wearing this watch. I really think that it will be one of the hottest Fortis watches of the next year, and that they will be quickly snatched up quick. I would even go so far as to say that the watch will be a design classic in years to come.
Here you have the Perpetual Weekly Calendar watch, that is also know as the TX 400 series of watches. This particular model is the reference T3C301 that identifies the dial color as well as the metal bracelet. Other versions of this watch in different colors or a leather strap are available - each with a distinctly formal attitude. There is a particular reason I like this model the best. It reminds me of the classic "dad's watch," but now with more interesting functionality. So let's explore the first part of that statement. The watch has a thematic resembles to the classic Rolex Datejust. You can see this in the jubilee style metal bracelet and the shape of the case along with the steel and gold tones. The similarities end there, but it is enough to give it that classic man's watch look. Aside from that you have a useful perpetual calendar that focuses on the week. The month is not always shown, but you don't need it to be shown all the time. To see what the month is, you press the pusher above the crown and the orange tipped hand moves to the month (as they are written out around the dial) for 5 seconds until it returns to the original position.
John talks about good watches for skiing and talks about his Casio Pathfinder PAW-2000. You don't want to get a white watch and lose it in the snow. But, there are good reasons to buy one, and they kind of are everywhere right now. Chanel is to blame.
See the Gustafsson & Sjögren Dragon watch available here on James List.
Swedish Arlanch Gold Watch No 1 Is Eco Friendly-ish, Little In More Ways Than One
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Swedish Arlanch Gold Watch No 1 Is Eco Friendly-ish, Little In More Ways Than One
The quality of the case is very good for this price level. Solidly made, good surfacing, and a finish that you'll be proud of (sorry about any finger prints on it in the pics). You also have the black PVD version as well that gives you the all dark look and a different styled. If you are concerned about size, the PVD version appears smaller due to it all being black. The dial of the watch is the Lumzilla's best asset. You get the upgraded LUM-TEC GX MDV lume, as well as large numerals and hour markers and easy to read hands. I needed to live with the dial for a bit to really measure it up. At first I though the hands were too small, but they really aren't. The watch is bold looking but easy to read - a tough combination of traits. Many people ask me about lume quality. I can say that it is very good. With some charging, the lume stays bright and the application of the lume over the dial makes the entire face easy to read. The seconds hand is perhaps too small. It easily gets lost in the face. Black on black with just a red tip. If you like having a seconds hand, you might find yourself searching for it. However, I think that LUM-TEC did this on purpose. It was trying to give the face a more simple look, but still give you the benefit of having a seconds hand. Which means that it is sort of like a phantom seconds hand. Not too visible unless you are purposefully looking for it.
It is the watch that almost was not. It is proof that a concept and a dream, as a well as a strict adherence to promise and detail are what reign supreme in the world of fine watches. The watch industry presents a special opportunity for enthusiasts of this horological creed - the ability for the small guy to take a stab at having his or her's own watch or watch brand. Unlike most other technical industries, the barrier for entrance here is simple determination, time, desire, and of course initial investment. See how far that gets you if you want to start your own car company for example. Bottom line is that any of you have the option of making your own watch, but it ain't easy.
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.
So if you are in or are interesting in politicals and want to stay with tradition, find yourself a nice Breguet like this Moon Phase Power Reserve model. Don't worry if you can't afford it right now, that is what campaign contributions are for. Check out this Breguet Ref 3137 watch on James List here for about ,500.
Indulge in a venerable orgy of carbon fiber as it caresses your wrist and arouses your eyes. I just made myself laugh with that last comment. But really, for carbon fiber watch lovers, you'll be happy to know Bell & Ross is there for you. In more ways one - case, strap, and dial. New in this BR01 limited edition watch collection are two all carbon fiber watch. The BR01-92 (three hand) and BR01-94 (chronograph). You'll further notice that the watches pick up the "Pro" styling that was first seen in the BR01-94 Pro Titanium watch discussed here.
The 46mm wide case (by 17mm thick) is done in Staybrite 1.4435 NCu steel that is higher quality than 316L stainless steel used on most steel watches. Rolex Sea Dweller watches watches (especially the Deep Sea) use Staybrite steel as well. It might be the same formulation. Why is it over 316L? Because this type of steel has a special resistance to the corrosive and discoloring effects of salt water - which is nasty stuff. Just live on a coast and see what water does to thing that are exposed to it for long enough. Caseback of the watch is not screwed down, but instead has a thick sapphire crystal as the caseback which is specially sealed using a unique gasket. It is not user removable, but needs to be taken into be opened up. Angular Momentum says this style of caseback offers superior water resistant security than a screw down caseback. Plus the caseback will remain water resistant after other types of casebacks on diver watches need maintenance to ensure resistant to water seeping in. The crystal comes in different colors (all lume actually so they glow brightly), or it can be ordered to be transparent for a view into the automatic Swiss movement.
This is one my my favorite classically styled Ball watches. It is called the Trainmaster Cleveland Express Dual Time. The Trainmaster line of watches are Ball's most expensive with there being two 18k gold version that go up to about ,000. The pictured watch retails at ,100. One of the best features about the watch are the applied blued steel Arabic numerals that look so nice. The automatic movement has been decorated and has been COSC Chronometer certified. The watch is handsome without being showy and good for those who like a nice conservative watch with lots of historical reference.
Philip Stein, the watch maker best known for their dual dialed watches, is embracing social media and wants your attention. The new trend today is the Twitter or Facebook giveaway. "If we get X followers/friends we will randomly give away something cool. Philip Stein wants 2,500 Facebook friends and will give away two watches when it gets that many. I've seen Philip Stein watches all over the place from people in restaurants to people on TV. The watches they are giving away are worth over a grand each.
Not too much is currently known about the Guer Man Trace watch or the company. Their website isn't even up and running yet. The watch was apparently design as a collaboration between an artist and engineer. Pretty standard story, but the result is always better when the two types collaborate versus going it alone. The watch employs a lot of gold as well as other natural materials. The bezel and dial look to be some type of stone. Plus, around the sides of the watch are many little columns, also appearing to be made of stone, and are reportedly hand made. The case of the watch is in rose gold, and nothing I can write about its shape will be better than simply looking at it. While the case is totally round, the case is oblong and makes for an interesting look. The who design reminds me of what a Sarpaneva watch would be if they took a totally different direction. You can love or leave the face of the watch. It is interesting and pleasant in a quiet sort of way. It makes me think of what the inside of fancy banks look like with the marble stone and applied gold markers. You might see this as being a wall clock applied directly on to stone in a bank building right?
This particular model is the "Chronofighter Oversize Titanium SAS." You can ignore the oversize part. I hate use of the term. See my article on "oversized" here. The watch is 47mm wide. Oversized would imply it was 47 inches wide. That actually would be oversized. The fact that it has "titanium" in the name, would imply that it is titanium, which it is. A trait that makes this watch on its green rubber strap impossibly light feeling. Inside the watch is a modified automatic ETA Valjoux 7750 movement known to be the Graham G1734. Basically, it dispenses with one of the dials making this a 30 minute chronograph. Bicompax chronographs (two subdials) are arguably more attractive that that standard three subdial layout of the Valjoux 7750, but 12 hours of functionality are sacrificed, allowing for a mere 30 minutes of counting.