You'll notice how I removed the motor which is directly hooked up to the winding carriage. A few more small crews allows you to remove and unclip the winding motor. Like I said, the internal components of this winder are better than what I have been in the past (some actually use tape to hold down cables). This also goes for the Japanese made motor which communicates a lot more confidence. Further, I don't imagine it costing more than about to replace if it went bad. The entire "operation" or switching out the motor should take someone who knows how to use a screw driver about 10 minutes max. About 2 minutes if you do it everyday. It is really that simple. From that perspective I am happy about the simplicity and ease of operation with this watch winder. Sure the device is make out of plastic, and isn't going to raise the property value of your bedroom or office, but it won't scratch your precious watches and is certainly no liability whatsoever.
This Arctos Elite GPW K1 Limited Edition watch was release a little while ago (in 2008). As the run was for only 50 watches there are rare. However, Rufus Lin Designs has a very limited number (three pieces or less) available. The price for each is reasonable at ,200 Because this model is is nicer AND less expensive than the standard Artcos GPW watch it is a choice pick for me.
To truly show your dad you love him - what better watch to gift than Tag Heuer's Golf Watch. He will IMMEDIATELY think of Tiger Woods and his father, and the bond they shared. And by gifting such a watch, you are guaranteeing long talks out on the links while your father shows off his pride and joy - the watch and you. Developed and worn by Tiger Woods himself, this is one watch your father, or grad, can actually wear to those golf outings that always come up. And how smart and stylish will he be, perfectly accessorizing with a technological marvel.
The focus of this watch is to resolve one of those watch enthusiast dilemmas. "I like the convenience of an automatic watch, but I also like looking at an unobstructed movement." When you invest in an expensive mechanical watch, you wish to view the hand decorated and assembled movement as much as possible. The movement itself reminds me a lot of what you see in the back of an Omega SpeedMaster Moonwatch. Do you agree? This limited edition line will start with a line of just 88 pieces. This is enough to judge if there is enough interest in the brand to move forward with more models. I can't wait to see some actual images of this pretty handsome looking watch that does a good job of getting the "front mounted rotor" right. The mixture of gold, black, and red trim is very tasteful and utterly masculine. There will be a lot of interested people in Mr. Jouvenot's watches. Their biggest rival right now in terms of functions and appearance is Perrelet, so we will see how the two compare. I look forward to seeing more soon.
These are hardcore diving watches at heart. Water resistant to a healthy 400 meters, that 47.5mm wide watches have a very thick 6mm sapphire crystal that is doubly coated with anti-reflective coating. The cases are chunky with a completely protected crown, and large bezel that can be operated with gloves on. The styling of the watch is pure function without being ugly. I like the large Super LumiNova covered hands and widely separated number markers. These are going to be great for low light usage. You'll noticed that the line offers various color treatment that are white, black, blue, or orange. These are for style or underwater visibility. There is an available rubber strap, but the standard strap is a high quality stamped leather strap with a deployment or buckle clasp. With nice looks and fair pricing (even though they have a silly name), I am going to give the Ralf Tech WRX diver watch line my aBlogtoRead.com Seal of Approval award. Now they just need to have wider US presence an English language watch website.
It is really all the little details that makes this watch stand out. For example, did you notice there is no crown? Yup, none. The watch caseback is used to adjust and manually wind the watch (though the movement is automatic). So you see those little balled nubs in gold around the back of the case, those are to help twist it. The time can even be set under water. Cool right! There are almost no dive watches that can boast that. Inside the watch is the Pita-003 movement which I read is based on a modified ETA 2678. The movement will be modified with two patented systems which is necessary due to everything that is going on inside of the 18mm thick case of the Oceana watch. Did I also mention that is water resistant to 5000 meters? Yea, really nuts.