Like most exclusive Linde Werdelin watches, the Hard Black II will come in a limited edition of just 88 pieces are are currently available for pre-order at Linde Werdelin here (or any of the Linde Werdelin authorized dealers - soon they will be coming to a store near-ish you). Price is 4,920 euros.
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Unauthorized Rolex Phone From China Does Actual Rolex Watches Shame
Each of the watches has a case which is mostly made out of a high-grade plastic. This is Swatch remember? They have a reputation to maintain. The cases are enhanced with other elements such as metal bezels and casebacks. The plastic used for the case is very tough and also translucent in a cloudy sort of way. Size of the watch is actually deceptively large at about 45mm. It wears smaller though looking ample, but not too large on your wrist. The case is also water resistant to 30 meters.
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If you are interesting in maybe getting one of these downers they are not expensive at 5. The watch is not too big at 35mm wide, and a long 46mm tall. The case is in steel, and has those nice long, curved lugs. Likely a mineral crystal with 50 meters of water resistance and a quartz movement inside. It comes with a nice box and a black leather strap with contrast white stitching. I must admit that the retro chic styled watch isn't half bad. I even like how Mr. Jones Watches designed the dial and hands, but the message is fearful in my opinion. For a sure way to scare the neighbor's kids this year, this watch is your best bet.
A big trend on modified Rolex watches is to make them black. Why? Not sure. Black is a hot color, and Rolex has no watches that it sells in black. A color such as blue or red is often applied as trim. The dial of the watches get some special treatment, and often the modified watches (at least the really good ones, get specially engraved casebacks as well. Some people want only subtle alterations to the designs they love (which would include the Pro-Hunter watches), and others want something a bit more wild (not a mild!).
I have had a few new watch reviews on AskMen.com but did not mention them as I wrote about those watches already on aBlogtoRead.com. Here however is one that I did not blog already here. Click on the article to read it, but there are a few interesting things about this Gerald Genta Gefica Blue Note watch. The "Blue Note" just refers to the colors and the fact that it is part of a limited edition. I love the classic manner in which Gerald Genta does a jumping hour with retrograde minutes and the styling of the case is impressive and different. Really a success as stepping outside the mold and still being able to look like a mature design. Plus, the case is make out of bronze, that is really rare for a watch. That also means the case will oxidize over time - which Gerald Genta says is intended.
Mr. Ruchonnet is actually a very famous watch designer being behind a lot of popular models. Just Google the guy and you'll be impressed. Well he and a few others I believe are behind Snyper with the "One" being their first model. While there is only one base watch right now, you can can all sorts of bezel treatments. Funny how you go from a very tool oriented style watch in all stealthy black to the same thing with a blingy diamond bezel and rubies. There are also versions with blue sapphires, and lots in between. Just click the link below for a PDF on all the styles available.
While other watches try to be the timepiece for every occasion - the Dexter Sinister Hex is a choice watch for the right occasion. A strange and different look for strange and different events. Different doesn't need to mean hard to read - and the Hex collection is nicely legible. The Hex watches look as though they rose from the depths with smooth edges and a dial that looks as though it is contained in a large drop of water secured to your wrist. Dexter Sinister Hex watches retail at 9 but are available to aBlogtoRead.com readers for 0 if you use the promotional code HEXME at WatchWear.com when checking out. If you aren't 100% satisfied with the watch, return it for a full refund.
Here is one of those interesting watches that you'll dare not see being sold in America - at least most likely not. Which prompts me to remark once again, that there are many a splendid brand of timepiece that are simply not marketed or sold here in the States. So this is a watch by Zannetti, and determined Italian watch brand that I've spoken about before. This watch is the Squelette XL Automatic, and offers a nice set of easy to live with features. I like that, because it is an obviously avant garde watch, but you don't need to worry much about it being hard to live with.
Each of the Orient Mako watches is well under 0, most under 0. You'll certainly feel that the value of the watch is higher than what you paid for it. Along those same lines you can easily choose this watch as a good looking "beater" watch or utility watch. Some people especially don't want a digital watch, and you can easily rely on a watch like this to do sound workhorse duty while still enjoying it as being classic looking with an automatic mechanical movement inside.
The dial clear and easy to read. Prometheus used a lot of C3 colored SuperLumiNova on the hands and markers for good darkness viewing - a must for divers, and desk divers alike. With an emphasis on utility the dial still have style. From the font of the numerals to the style of the hour markers. There is the black on black "Ocean Diver" text along with the cursive logo of the Prometheus brand. I appreciate the matte black color of the dial as well. A splash of red color is present on the hour hand as well as for part of the inner rotating bezel that is also the chapter ring. You use the upper crown (does not need to be screwed down) to rotate the inner ring that moves pretty easily with 120 clicks around the dial. Over the dial is a flat sapphire crystal with AR coating for reduced glare.
In the future, I anticipate that Orient will have a full line of manually wound watches, and then eventually watches that have both manual winding, and automatic winding (just as Swiss automatic movements do). Orient takes the time to decorate the movement with perlage polishing. Overall I am happy with the movement as it has nice operation and is made Orient themselves. It is a nice value for the money. Feels smooth in operation, and it is nice to wind via the top-mounted crown. It has all the feeling you want from a traditional style manually wound mechanical movement. You can see the movement through the sapphire caseback window. Lovers of this genre can't really go wrong.
You can't get this watch from Sinn any longer, but since the watch was released so recently, there are a handful of them out there. This one on James List is going for about ,200.
The Izul was awesome to behold and is in all titanium. One of the versions might be in steel, though I am not sure. The dial was based on hand held stopwatches, but you could see the similarity to the Speedmaster Moonwatch. In fact, the dial design is sort of important to Japanese people. It is based on a series of stop watches made my Seiko for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. That was the not only the first Olympics in Japan, but the first in all of Asia as I understand it. October 12th is a national holiday celebrating this fact.