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Aside from the extreme case, the CX Swiss Military 20,000 Feet Diver is a pretty solid all-around watch. Inside, is a specially shock protected automatic Valjoux 7750 movement that has been certified as a Chronometer (COSC award watch). The case is of course highly anti-magnetic, and the dial is clear with hands that offer a very generous amount of SuperLuminova. The case features the necessary for diving rotating bezel — that is well designed to fit over the very thick sapphire crystal. The case also has a helium escape valve.

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OMEGA Speedmaster Pro 145.012-67

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Such watches are not unreadable of course (just for people who aren't wearing the watch). To compensate for similar colors of black, the watches have different textures and other mechanisms to help with legibility. Part of the 'point' of the watch is making it difficult for people other than the wearer to know what time it is (or what watch they are wearing). I have to admit that a lot of the watches are pretty cool looking. Still pretty easy to read (on your own wrist), you will no doubt get a lot of people saying "hey, what is with you watch? Let me see that." The watch which this Black Stealth limited edition is based on is one of Sinn's newer diving watches, the U1. With a uniquely designed dial and hands, it is certainly of the most fashion (but still functional) oriented Sinn watches out there.

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OMEGA's Speedmaster Mark 4.5

Movement: Automatic mechanical ETA 2892.
Models:
- BR 01: hours, minutes, seconds.
- BR 03: hours, minutes, seconds. Date.
Case:
- BR 01: diameter XXL 46 mm.
- BR 03: diameter 42 mm.
316 L glass bead blasted steel with black finishing type “carbon powder coating”. Screw in crown: BR 01.
Dial: black. Numbers, index marks and hands covered
with a sand-colored photoluminescent coating for night reading.
Glass: anti-reflection sapphire.
Water resistance: 100 m.
Bracelet: printed natural leather or heavy-duty synthetic fabric.

There is of course the large crystalline structure on Mars that Dr. Manhattan creates. See small image above. I see this also as a nod to watch making. While it doesn't do anything, it is like a large mechanical movement toy. Futuristic gears and shapes moving together like only something a master watch maker can create. Dr. Manhattan being the master of matter can do anything, with anything. Able to take things apart and put them back together with no limitation and an impeccable understanding of their function. I took this structure to be his mechanical Martian toy. Even in the graphic novel it is not really explained at all. So it is all up to interpretation. So go see Watchmen, you will enjoy it - but read the graphic novel first if you can. It is a quick but memorable read. Also, the soundtrack is well chosen with affect filled songs equally emblematic of the time periods this era jumping film needs to keep the reader grounded.

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Against the dark black austere of the case, the pink gold numerals are striking. A great shade of pink, too. And it's done well. Too often pink, or rose gold, comes up with an orange sheen. Against the harsh black of the titanium case, these numerals seriously pop.

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Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Vintage Black Review

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The roughly 43mm wide case of the watch itself is done in a brushed metal. It is not the hardiest of cases, but be mindful of the value price. The case and strap together are also incredibly light. I mean almost impossibly so. This is a very light weight watch! Plus, the watch wears smaller than it actually is. You can tell that the resin strap is secured to the case. It is a plastic type material that is quite flexible, but not flimsy. This is another aspect of the watch that Casio has been able to perfect over the years. The strap fits comfortable and thankfully comes with a metal (rather than plastic) buckle. The buttons are large and easy to feel for even in the dark - which is nice.

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Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo XIII 45th Anniv

Casio & Surfrider Foundation To Release G-Shock X Surfrider Watch Watch Releases

After parts which are small, tiny, and impossibly fragile looking are made, the longest part of the watch making process begins. This is the finishing and decoration phase. Where leagues of skilled workers dedicate months of time to going over virtually each part of the watch movement in extreme detail. This time is dedicated to polishing, engraving, texturing, and of course quality assuring. The bottom line is that when you pay for an A. Lange & Sohne movement, you are paying for a fanatical attention to detail, beauty, and perfection - as well as the amount of time involved in the process as each component is specially finished and/or decorate. I asked the Lange people how often mistakes were made as most of the processes are manual, and what they do with the imperfect parts. They just looked at each other and then calmly stated to me, "this does not happen." It was confident enough an answer that I had no problems believing it. When your business is steeped in generations upon generations of  a craft perfected over time (no matter the technology used) you get the point where all the kinks have been worked out, and all you have left is a seamless system.

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AAA Cheap Rolex Datejust Replica

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I was always a bit luke warm about the Tag Heuer Aquaracer watch line. The watches were always nice, but not quite nice enough to excite me. Without a big announcement these new Aquaracer Calibre 5 watches started to appear in stores. Not sure if they are in US stores though. Sources indicate some availability in Europe and Asia. So what about the look of the new line? Tag Heuer has taken the term "Professional" off this line, but they look more professional than the last line. For the first time that I know of, a helium escape valve has been added to the design making them appear much more Omega Seamaster-ish.

I am particularly satisfied to see the level of details that are applied to this model, so that the wearer is not only wearing a gorgeous piece on her wrist, but is representing a brand that has focused on understated luxury for so long. Coupled with the supple leather bands and sleek stainless steel bracelets, these models provide options to suit each woman - which is always a smart design decision.

2009 Hamilton Ventura XXL Automatic Watch

2009 Hamilton Ventura XXL Automatic Watch
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J. Crew Military Watch By Timex Watch Review On AskMen.com

J. Crew Military Watch By Timex Watch Review On AskMen.com

"Watchmen" Movie Nods To Mechanical Watches Feature Articles The watch that Jonathan Osterman wears before his transformation is unlabeled and really could be many things - even a Timex. The Timex that gets some nice screen time is a 1980s model from when your standard Timex watch had a bit more style. Actually, Timex has made a comeback in the recent years with some interesting models, but still is the proprietor of some fugly low-end watches in my book. I am going to give fugly a new definition here: functional ugly = fugly. For this article I don't have images of the watches, but I am going to attach an image of another vintage Timex watch that has a similar tapered date window as the one in the movie. I'll attached images if and when I am able to discover some.

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Be Ready for Father’s Day with a Red Line Watch

Tag Heuer's booth at Baselworld 2009 was quite controversial. Why? Because they didn't let anyone near the watches. I wasn't there, but reports indicate that Tag Heuer goons kept the press away offering to show them images of the products only. WTF? Yea, it doesn't make a lot of sense, but at least we have these videos that help make the watches more lifelike when all we typically have are marketing photos. Not really sure why Tag Heuer was so defensive about their booth, but hopefully in the future they will realize that us press people needs some intimate time with the timepieces.

The Casio G-Shock classic series is really the perfect surfer watch (unless you want the tide charts which are available on other Casio watches). This is because they are inexpensive, can take a beating, and often solar powered, and highly water resistant. Likely realizing this, Casio and the Surfrider Foundation teamed up and will release the Casio G-Shock X Surfrider watch in July 2009. The watch is model G5500SRF-1 and will feature special colors and a Surfrider Foundation logo on the face behind the data. A portion the money for each watch sold will go to the Surfrider Foundation. Interestingly enough the partnership is stressing the eco-friendliness of the watch because it is solar powered and does not need batteries. This is true, but a kinda salesy if you ask me. I would prefer to see a testimonial by a surfer saying, "I can thrash the watch around all I want and not worry about it, and at the same time I never need to replace the battery that makes it the most reliable piece of gear I own." Wearing a watch while surfing is actually very important. You don't want to get caught out in the dark, and you need to judge the daily tidal ranges that are all time based. You should also remember that you have a life on shore. For 0 retail (out in July) it isn't a big commitment, and the connection with the Surfrider Foundation gives it that special added bonus that should make it on your list of surf prep for the summer (unless you are one of those pyscho surfers in industrial wetsuits wading near the razor sharp rocks at the mouth of the San Francisco Bay - then you've been surfing all winter haven't you? Nevermind, the Summers in San Francisco are pretty cold too).

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Opera is not a dying artform; it's a return to a civilized way of living. For me, watches share the same sense of refinement and elegance. They recreate, beautifully, the gift of time.

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The black on the hands and indexes contrast well with the gray color dial, and are also lume covered to glow in the dark - pretty well. They come with a rubber strap or a synthetic fabric material strap also in gray. Aside from the concrete gray look of the watches and the fact that they are part of a limited edition, there isn't much new to tell. There will only be 500 made of each, and I am sure they will demand a bit of a premium over the non limited models. Now for the obligatory Commando movie poster shot to go with the Bell & Ross Commando watches.

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