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Most watch companies don't really go into discussing the impetus behind their design decisions. I can't know with any precision what Linde Werdelin wanted to communicate in their Biformeter watches style-wise, but I do know what the handsome look communicates to me: a degree of confidence and a feeling of arduous strength. It is a design that feels right for its purposes, and then some.

The T-Touch Expert is one of the only carbon fiber faced watches that I actually like. This proves that the material is useful in some instances (I tend to get annoyed when carbon fiber is just thrown on a watch face in a futile attempt to make it look better). The carbon fiber works because the hands, hour indexes and LCD panel contrast so well, and it is extremely easy to read the dial. I opted for the Arabic numeral version of the T-Touch Expert, and I am happy that I did. The other Tissot T-Touch face design version features quasi-diamond shaped areas meant to serve as some of the hour markers. They function well to highlight the areas of operation touchable on the face, but make the watch a bit hard to read in my opinion. The Arabic numerals on this version are printed in a manner attempting to remind you of a [sports] car tachometer, complete with a red-lined area. Something to do with Tissot’s affiliation with organized racing maybe, I really don’t care about such things and focus strictly on the looks independently of other factors. The red colored hour markers add a visual interest and welcome splash of color to the face. It isn’t particularly functional, but I don’t mind the deviation from the white indicators. A few of the numerals are absent on the bottom of the dial due to the LCD panel, but Tissot thankfully kept some hour indexes there for your benefit.

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Information for the sensors is obtained through the back of the watch. There are some slits in the caseback that allow air and pressure to enter. Still, recall that I mentioned this watch is fully water resistant to 100 meters. Other watches such as Sunnto or Casio (that offer watches with similar functions) often place the sensors on the side of their watches. Tissot has each of these watches beat when it comes to user enjoyment as well as watch style. Operating any of these functions has the hands of the watch magically come to life and either point to the function you are using, or actually help. For instance, in compass mode, the hands of the watch form a compass need pointing to North, while the LCD panel reads out the degrees. This little aspect of the Tissot T-Touch line never gets old, and you’ll find yourself fiddling with it when you are bored. The people behind the ETA E48.351 movement (both ETA and Tissot are part of the Swatch Group) that powers the Tissot T-Touch Expert have really created something special. There are two major complaints people have behind the movement. Well, they are more wishes than complaints. Fans want to see a solar powered movement (though that would affect how nice the watch dial is, as that is where light would need to come in), and people have wished to have an atomic clock controlled Tissot T-Touch. I don’t know if either of these are really necessary. My take is that they would be nice, but only if Tissot was able to incorporate them and keep the Tissot T-Touch the beautiful watch that it is. In fact, I know of just one European watch maker that features atomic clock controlled watches (known battery hogs), that being Junghans (and the watches aren’t nearly as awesome looking as the T-Touch Expert). The majority of the atomic clock controlled watches out there are Japanese and simply fall into a different category than the Tissot T-Touch Expert watches.

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The Casio Riseman GW-9200 is a bit tricky to review, mostly because Christian already wrote a pretty complete post about it already. It's also a bit of a hybrid watch, something of a merger between the worlds of the G-Shock and Pathfinder lines. I'll dive into feature lists after the break, but a short summary is this: Metric units only, and no compass.

Burlet almost exclusively paints images relating to automobile and motorcycle sports, along with watches. While his art style is not meant to be photo realistic, it can be described as "preservationist," meaning that his work preserves each and every detail of what he is painting, yet adding his own artistic style.

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Marc Ecko Master Of Possibilities Watch Is Master Of Bad Taste: 12 Ways To Look Unrefined Watch Releases Before moving on to 12 rings of calamitous aesthetic, lets look at the watch itself. An almost tawdry looking quartz movement based chronograph that is barely legible underneath all the pseudo-glitz. The hands are so small, I can barely view them, and the menage of polishes and textures just really doesn't do it for me. If you say that I am making a judgment call about the design, well I am. And in my humble opinion, it is ugly.

Inside you have the same ETA 2892-2 movement with a Dubois-Dupraz chronograph module. Bell & Ross made good use of the black colored date disc, which looks infinitely more classy than a white disc would look in this application. While the dial is technically flat, efforts are made to add some three dimensional qualities. The chronograph dials are inset a tad, which the number indicators are applied with so much luminant, they actually visibly pop up from the dial. Two screws at the top and bottom of the dial are functionally unnecessary, but add a nice industrial feel alluding to a quality of "function first" that Bell & Ross is know for.

Speaking of Cruise, his character in the movie is Les Grossman. A satire (and reality) of certain Hollywood execs and Tom Cruise himself, who is as many know, in addition to being an actor, is also a Hollywood exec as co-owner of United Artists Pictures. You can read elsewhere about the ridiculous amount of makeup and body padding (and massive amounts of faux body hair) he wears, but the most noticeable part of his wardrobe is the large Panerai watch on his wrist. Cruise is not the largest man, and the PAM on his wrist looks enormous (it is 44mm wide which is big but not huge), and pretty bad-ass to be honest. Certainly a watch fit for the role. Like Sylvester Stallone, I would guess that this Panerai is from Tom's personal collection as opposed to being furnished by Panerai. Mainly because if I have correctly spotted the model, it is no longer being made and Tom Cruise is a known watch lover often with other large watches such as an IWC.

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Each of these watches are undeniably feminine, and obviously luxury watches with prices of ,000 plus. There is a growing subset of the luxury market that places less emphasis on formality and more on whimsy and visual interest. They are all worth checking out.

Today's mod is another Seiko SKX013 made to look like a Seiko Orange Monster Ref. SKX781K3. The Orange Monster is a bit of a cult watch for Seiko being adored by many for its looks and low price. It is also very popular due its lume. Seiko has a special proprietary lume that is licensed by many Swiss watch firms. The Orange Monster Diver is known as one of the brightest night watches. However it is 45mm wide, and for some people it is just too big. The SKX013 however is 38mm wide, which is considered medium (or small to many of you). In this instance, the idea of not being able to wear an Orange Monster because it was too large did not seem like a good enough excuse to not enjoy the style. So a smaller SKX013 was used as a base for this modification. The dial, hands, and other minor cosmetic changes needed to be made, and the result is really nice looking believeable watch. There are a number of minor technical considerations to take into consideration when modding a watch, so this is a skill as much as an art, so it's often a good idea to consult with an experienced modder if you have a complex project in mind.




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Seiko Pullsse Odograph Watch Is Little Japanese Overlord Of Walking, On Your Wrist!

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This is one of the Piaget Limelight Love Letter Secret watches (pictured is Ref.  G0A34100). There are slight modifications to this design each year, but you get the idea. Pretty clever little number. The watch case is made out of 18k white gold and set with 130 brilliant cut diamonds to give it that sparkly look that no woman can resist. The top of the envelope has a ruby as the cabochon. If you can't see the watch crown, it is because it is on the back of the watch. It isn't the easiest to read, but who cares, This is basically "I love you" jewelry. Inside is a Piaget 56P quartz movement. The satin strap as more diamonds on the 18k gold strap.

It is a smart move, especially with LUM-TEC's current business model - using its fans to design their next big seller. LUM-TEC is a newer US based watch maker with some impressive technology, and a serious dedication to their fans. The brand has always closely consulted with their customers of features, design, and distribution. The best way to connect has been online, so logically they sell online as well. Personally, I am a fan of LUM-TEC watches having reviewed their M3 watch here.

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LUM-TEC Watches With Brighter Than Super Luminova, "MDV" Luminant Now On Sale Sales & Auctions I have to say that I am impressed. It would be a good idea to get my hands on one of these watches and check them out. I love how thick the MDV (Maximum Darkness Visibility) luminant is on the dial. Gives it a very good and strong look. The Ohio based watch maker is really pushing hard to be a player, and I think they have what it takes to succeed. While it is not a lot of skin off their back, they are willing to offer free lifetime battery replacements for all their watches. It is a good way for them to provide good service plus an ongoing relation with their customers. Good thinking LUM-TEC. Check them out for more information.

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Burlet almost exclusively paints images relating to automobile and motorcycle sports, along with watches. While his art style is not meant to be photo realistic, it can be described as "preservationist," meaning that his work preserves each and every detail of what he is painting, yet adding his own artistic style.

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From hence forth I will be diverting my time between aBlogtoRead.com and Luxist.com. You won't find a reduction in content, you'll just have to look for it on both sites.  If you want to get just my articles on Luxist.com, an easy way is to visit this page, that lists my current posts only. To give you an idea of topical distribution, new product announcements along with fine watch lifestyle articles will be primarily reserved for Luxist.com. aBlogtoRead.com will be the place for in-depth editorial, industry news, watch reviews, and commentary on more reasonably priced or entry level luxury brands. You'll also find the aBlogtoRead.com awards exclusively here, especially the Bad Idea Award that has been my favorite to carefully give out. Stay tuned for future developments and thanks to everyone for reading.

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Sneak Peak At Upcoming LUM-TEC 1000m PVD Diver Watch

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In some countries were it rains often, umbrellas are basically disposable goods. Take Japan for instance. While there I noticed that you can get umbrellas just about everywhere you go. They cost about .00 each, clearly a price for a disposable good considering everything else there is so expensive. But for someone like myself... I would be willing to pay a bit for an awesome umbrella, which is one of the reasons I got really excited when I learned about the Senz umbrella while ago.

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The clock itself is in green, and has a unique little twist to it. When the time is between 1-11(am or pm) the initial zero stays lit. So 2:30pm, would be shown as 02:30 (with the pm symbol small and in the corner). The box has some cool looking schematics but say "Deluxe Chronometer." Well us in the watch world know what that means, and this is not exactly a chronometer (officially certified for a particularly high level of accuracy by the COSC).

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