Panerai Radiomir 1940

The watch has a ETA 2834-2 movement. Other than the Hamilton logo engraved on the rotor, there is nothing special about it. Plain Jane, but functional. After owning two variants of the day/date ETA movement, I have to say that I like the accuracy, the ability to hand wind, and the snappiness of the day/date indicator changes exactly at midnight. The advertised 40 hour reserve is fine for a daily wear watch, but if you are like me and take your watch off on the weekend, then you will have to wind and set the watch again on Monday. This is a sort of ritual for me, and I can set the time day/date quite quickly at this point, so it is not a big deal. Letting the watch run out weekly does impact my ability to observe long term accuracy, but from Monday through Friday, I see no noticeable discrepancy.

The Heritage Black Bay has been a very successful model for Tudor as they reassert their place in the luxury sport watch game. Having only recently returned to the US and the UK, the Black Bay was undoubtedly part of that initiative and has enjoyed both consumer and critical success, including the GPHG Revival Prize in 2013. The Black Bay is Tudor's vintage-inspired diver and was launched at Baselworld 2012 with a burgundy bezel, a dark brown dial, and pink gold markers and hands. Replete with a vintage-effect domed crystal and big crown, the Black Bay has been a big hit from day one.

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Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Tourbillon Aventurine Watch Hands-On Hands-On

We have said this before and will say it again: while unceasingly impressive from a technical point of view, traditional minute repeater wristwatches tend to have a soberingly underwhelming sound when operated and experienced personally. This is the result of thick cases done in precious metals like gold and platinum, as well as the ancient layout and functioning of this centuries old mechanism. With their 2015 concept piece called the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Acoustic Research Episode 1, the Le Brassus-based manufacture strives to join the extremely close circle of high-end watch brands who have set out to improve upon the acoustic performance of this mind-bogglingly complex, and yet in some ways obsolete complication.

HYT Skull Watch Is Cool, Does Not Indicate Minutes Watch Releases

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Bugatti's test driver, the affable Andy Wallace, took me out of the parking lot and down the main way to Carmel Valley Road, all the while explaining features and sharing development notes from the many versions of the Bugatti Veyron and how they affected the configuration of this Grand Sport Vitesse. He explained that the active aerodynamics and ride height of the car change with speed, braking, and whether or not you've opted to remove the roof (which limits the top speed to a barely-acceptable 229 mph).

Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Cathedral Minute Repeater Carbon Watch Hands-On Hands-On

I've personally seen this happen with people close to me in my life and it is sad no matter which way you look at it. My only hope is that more people focus on the factors that cause people like Robin Williams to feel that there is no escape other than suicide, and for more of society to consider these types of deaths part of a larger outcome of mental problems rather than some type of anomaly or mystery. I think it is too naive to ask "why didn't they get help," because clearly many people who end up committing suicide do seek out many forms of help over the years.

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"FakeWatchBusta can't bust me! Sheeeit..."

Hamilton Pan Europ Watch On NATO Hands-On Hands-On

In most instances, when it comes to buying a watch from an owner on a watch forum, the buyer has the advantage - though you do often need to troll the sales corner of watch forums on a regular basis - and you never know what will show up. A good way to help is by doing something like the saved search for eBay, only using Google Alerts. Forum posts selling watches often use language such as "FS" (For Sale) or "FSOT" (For Sale Or Trade) next to the name of a watch and model. So using Google Alerts you can have Google e-mail you when it detects new content on the internet that matches (for example) "FS Rolex Submariner."

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Rado Integral Jubile

Swatch is a design machine and probably produces more new watches each than any other Swiss watch maker; and for 2015, we see the Swatch Irony XLite collection. Of course, Swatch's prolific design lab makes sense, since Swatch is a major money maker for the larger Swatch Group where the Swatch watch brand sits as the stable base. Because there are a lot of people around the world who buy Swatch watches, and because they make fun and affordable gifts, we like to cover them. Also, even high-end watch lovers like to get a Swatch every once in a while, given their fun designs. Swatch timepieces also have the unique benefit of being an inexpensive watch you can wear around watch snobs without them snickering at you.

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In front of the dome that indicates the hours and minutes is a jetting section that contains the balance wheel and escapement assembly. It makes for stunning visuals. Just in front of them are two "laser cannons" that constantly move. That is because the red-tipped black laser cannons are the seconds indicators - sort of. Each of them moves at the same time once per a second and like a retrograde hand they pop back to their original positions. So the visual is of two laser turrets constantly moving - which, yeah, is pretty cool.

Breguet Tradition watches

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Model: New Irony Alu Big
Dial: Sun-brushed silver dial with white designs, date window between 4 and 5 o’clock
Case: Aluminum with opaque white plastic insert and white crown
Bracelet: Gray and white silicone

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Model: New Irony Alu Chrono
Dial: Blue with white and silver-colored designs, date window at 3 o’clock
Case: Aluminum with translucent blue plastic insert, blue pushers and crown
Bezel: Aluminum bezel
Bracelet: Adjustable aluminum bracelet with blue plastic insert in the sides of the links

Before we get to that bezel, I wanted to talk about what it has in common with, and how it’s physically different from the Seebatallion. In general, it shares the same foundation, but is much simpler. Both watches feature 44mm cases although the SeeBataillon is in titanium and the Mühle Glashütte Kampfschwimmer is in stainless steel and 2.4mm thicker. They also both have an external bezel, crown at four o’clock, and 300m of water resistance. The Kampfschwimmer sheds most of the instrumentation features: The chapter ring is bare, it features thin stock hands instead of pilot style hands, the bezel does not have any Arabic numbers and relies exclusively on stick markers. The Mühle Glashütte Kampfschwimmer also features a unidirectional bezel versus bidirectional on the Seebataillon, and its lugs are wider and longer. The shade of blue on the dial is a vibrant cobalt, while the Seebatallion features a navy dial. Instead of utilizing the Seebatallion’s Indian Rubber strap which features endpieces that perfectly fit the contours of the caseline, the Mühle Glashütte Kampfschwimmer features a synthetic “sailcloth” fabric strap that is similar in composition to the strap found on the Longines Legend Diver or the Omega Dark Side of the Moon. Instead of featuring a deployant clasp it features a light tang buckle.

Replica Tudor Hydronaut

I have had several different Gavox models cross my desk over the last year or so, and I have to say, the Gavox Squadron is definitely a big step up in terms of what the brand is offering (both in looks as well as functionality). When it comes to those looks, you do have some options as, aside from the aforementioned straps, you can opt for the stainless steel finish (as we have shown here), or go for a black PVD (and for that, the bracelet has the coating applied before assembly, for thorough coverage). With pricing coming in at 0 (for the stainless) or 0 (for PVD), this is an attractively-priced option for those looking for a mil-spec watch – or just a cleanly executed chronograph with some welcome extra functionality. gavox.com

“Big in oversized watches” is the motto that defines TW Steel. Even at the earliest point of its career, the youngish Dutch brand proved a savvy early adopter of the large watch craze that ultimately transcended trends to become an enduring staple on contemporary wrists. TW Steel’s models appealed because they engaged the lifestyle fashion aspect of oversized watches with bold, exciting designs, but with respectful nods to traditional watchmaking that garnered a second look from watch aficionados. That stemmed from from TW Steel's attention to features, fit, and finish well beyond the reasonable price points to aspirational experiments with automatic calibres that indicated an interest in elevating the marque to higher horological waters.

A round-up within a round-up? What sorcery is this? Jokes aside, this post takes a look at the most read articles in 2014 on our blog. Clearly, Rolex is on the minds of many of our readers and it also seems that many of our readers are fearful of a zombie apocalypse. One of the surprise entries in this round-up, for me at least, is Van Cleef and Arpels’ Midnight Planetarium watch, which I think is a seriously underrated watch and deserves more recognition for its design and complication. I’m glad to see that many readers feel the same way too.

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To finish off, we take a closer look at the role that watches have played in exploration and why they continue to be so important to explorers. We also take a behind the scenes look at what goes into making Omega’s fantastic new Caliber 9300 chronograph movement.

This three-dimensional view is not just cool, but I believe is also very interesting to any watch enthusiast who is fascinated by the inner workings of a mechanical movement. The movement's plates display a subtle Côtes de Genève striping decoration, not as noticeable as seen on the backs of some other calibers – but that, in this case, is a good thing, as it helps the wave pattern and the skeletonization stand out more, and there really is no need for a third attraction on the dial.

Bovet Recital 16 Triple Time Zone Tourbillon Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Patek Philippe Gondolo watches

When Hamilton introduced the new three-hand Hamilton Pan Europ watch collection for 2014, they made a point to ensure we paid attention to the NATO-style watch straps they developed for the set. "We are really proud of our NATO watch straps," was the message I got in advance of seeing them. I mean, while differences exist, NATO is NATO, right? Well, yes and no. As you may be aware, NATO-style watch straps are really "in" right now. The watch industry always needs some type of trend to rally behind, and the NATO strap trend is one they particularly like because they feel as though they didn't need to pull it out of a hat.

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Welcome back to an aBlogtoWatch original series, where we discuss important stores that sell watches all over the world. Each store we profile has an interesting story to tell about where they operate and who they sell to. Whether you buy watches from brick and mortar retailers or prefer to buy watches online, these are the stores that help shape our watch culture around the globe. There is a long list of stores to cover, but if there is a retail location in your favorite city that we simply can’t miss, let us know in the comments below.

Where to buy watches in Boston, Massachusetts?

Longiness admiral

James Lamdin: I am James Lamdin, and in addition to my freelance writing for ABTW and other outlets, I am the founder and CEO of analog/shift, an online boutique with a curated selection of vintage timepieces. In other words, I work on both sides of the timepiece industry, covering new watches and current events while wearing my writer's cap, as well as buying, selling, and brokering vintage wrist and pocket watches for individual and corporate clients. In many ways, I get the best of both worlds, and should it ever stop being fun, I'll stop doing it!

The Watch Design Process

In most instances, when it comes to buying a watch from an owner on a watch forum, the buyer has the advantage - though you do often need to troll the sales corner of watch forums on a regular basis - and you never know what will show up. A good way to help is by doing something like the saved search for eBay, only using Google Alerts. Forum posts selling watches often use language such as "FS" (For Sale) or "FSOT" (For Sale Or Trade) next to the name of a watch and model. So using Google Alerts you can have Google e-mail you when it detects new content on the internet that matches (for example) "FS Rolex Submariner."

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