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The concept of "sporty" luxury watches actually kind of started with the original Royal Oak in 1972. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Survivor takes that approach to another level, as the totally-legit reviewer Maserati Matt tells us:
You can learn more and see pictures of some of the current Rpaige DuoFace models for sale at my website rpaigewatch.com.
My intent behind having that simple discussion is to illustrate the fact that pilot watches aren't just about suggesting flight, but are also intrinsically linked to military and commercial history - which is why so many people want one. If something in the Alpina Startimer Pilot collection isn't your thing, there are many others out there.
In general, sales in the last four months were disappointing and thus contradicting most of the positive market projections forecasted earlier the year. While some categories still enjoyed very good results, others experienced a substantial slow-down of growth.Read more ›
Grenon's of Newport: There are many, many events here that we participate in. Newport loves to throw a party and there are several charities that benefit. We are proud to have been able to support the local museums, hospitals, cancer research, kids programs and are big supporters of public education. Being a big automobile fan myself, we also like to get involved with all the car shows like the Newport Concours d'Elegance and other local shows.Read more ›
Jean-Claude Biver: Contrary to other Swiss Watch brands, TAG Heuer has never been very much dependent on the Chinese market. That’s the reason why the Chinese slowdown has not had any important impact on our sales. TAG Heuer will be the leading watch brand at LVMH, the same as it has been since LVMH bought the company at the end of the 1990s.
The three-hand Calibre 6 is a base Swiss Sellita, I believe, and offers a rare layout for sporty race watches with a subsidiary seconds dial. Hands are all the right size and visually these are very sharp. The cases have sapphire crystal and, as they have been for a long time, are water resistant to 200 meters. Of course, I am a fan of the rotating diver's style bezel, which here is a matching color to the case.
The purpose of this article is to ask questions about an industry I work within, and to illustrate various experiences, quotes, and discussions that I've observed or participated in over the last several years. As an outsider coming into the watch industry around 2007, I immediately noticed some odd things, compared to other industries. Eventually, I began to better understand many of the peculiarities about the watch and luxury industry, but I've never been able to shake that feeling of "it could be done a lot better."Read more ›
With the Wellograph, if you want this sort of detail, you are going to your phone. This also underscores a broader category of usage; if I have a choice between using the computer or my phone (say, while at my desk), the computer always wins. For you, of course, that may be reversed, and the phone is your main computing platform of choice.
ABTW: What would you tell watch lovers in other cities that watch lovers in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area like?
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The end result is a watch that looks very much like the original, but will be much more reliable and solidly built. Of course, being the watch geeks that we are, we want to know what all of the improvements that were made are. For starters, the engine has had a significant upgrade (to the ETA 2836-2), and how that movement is protected has been vastly improved as well (addition of a HEV, more durable crown/tube design, swapping the acrylic crystal for an AR-coated sapphire one).Read more ›
In essence, while the A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Tourbillon Pour Le Mérite remained the same despite the subtle change to the 41.9 millimeter wide case's material, it remains just as impressive technologically as it ever was. Given that we are talking A. Lange & Söhne here – at its finest and most complicated – prices follow stubbornly, as the A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Tourbillon Pour Le Mérite is priced at 2,900, and again, in this particular combination, it will be available in A. Lange & Söhne boutiques only. alange-soehne.com
I would equate changing the strap as performing minor mechanical surgery. The new Rolex Submariner does come with screws for the links and the clasp, but the case uses a spring loaded pinion. And therein lies the main problem when removing the strap. Like most of these spring loaded cases one has to be super careful (even when using the appropriate tools) to avoid missing the little keeper and scratch the case.Read more ›
>Model: Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic PAM328
>Would reviewer personally wear it: Yes
>Friend we'd recommend it to first: Panerai guy who wants an even chunkier wearing timepiece.
>Best characteristic of watch: Good looking timepiece that with a bracelet makes the core Panerai aesthetic feel a bit more modern.
>Worst characteristic of watch: Quite heavy overall which can be an issue if you don't get a very precise fit on your wrist. Rather pricey.
Turn the plate over and one is greeted with further impeccable beveling as well as alternate satin finishing and circular graining. After 160 hours of assembling the 317 movement components, the movement is placed within the case. The timepiece, in its entirety, embodies consistent perfection of the movement, tri-axial tourbillon, dial structure, and white gold case producing another testament to Girard-Perregaux's haute horlogerie integrity.
That is the question Casio is asking to consumers, and despite your personal tastes, I think that Casio will have plenty of metal G-Shock adopters who would normally not wear, or no longer wear, a G-Shock in much of their lives. The MT-G collection is the first available range and comes in three styles, each in a steel case, with a sapphire crystal, and an all analog dial. I will discuss more about my hands-on experience with these high-end Casio models, but suffice it to say that they are impressive (especially if you grew up with plastic G-Shock watches).Read more ›