PAUL PICOT FIRSHIRE 3000 AUTOMATIC 2892A2 REF0751 MENS 366x518mm SWISS MADE
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Even though the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme Lab 2 dial is partially skeletonized, it is easy to read. The Master Compressor style Arabic numeral hour indicators are applied and lume filled, and the hour hands are easy to read. There is a stubby centrally located second time zone hand. It is a bit harder to read, but still is pretty legible. Actually the second time zone is done via two hands. A centrally located 12 hour hand, combined with the subdial at 6 o'clock that is used to indicator the time on the 24 hour scale. It helps by adding an AM/PM indicator, and allowing you to precisely read the second time zone. Really clever design by Jaeger-LeCoultre. The watch has a new type of power reserve indicator that is easy to miss as you won't be used to is placement. Look at the top half of the chapter ring. In the images I took the 0 - 60 scale has a white strip through it as the watch is fully wound. That strip turns to red as the power reserve runs down. Check out the bottom image to see what I mean. It allows an "at a glance" reading of the power reserve, without adding significantly to the dial. Jaeger-LeCoultre calls it a "Radial Power Reserve" indicator.Read more ›
Bremont did a good job with look of the piece in person. I had a few minor thoughts for the design to share with Bremont, but overall it is a great looking dive watch. Size is 42-43mm wide - the standard size of medium watches these days. As you can see, it wears nicely and doesn't look too small or too large. The steel case has a neat PVD ring around it that adds to the Bremont character (part of their Trip-Tic durable case construction branding), and really helps the piece stand out from other dive watches. Clearly having a multi piece case by having the pieces contrast can result in a good look. There is an interesting long and tapered single piece crown guard that is also attached to the case near the crown that is mounted on the upper left side of the case. Another look that Bremont hopes will distinguish the Supermarine 500. Note the little propeller design engraved into the crown.
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Experiences like this are rare, but not necessarily uncommon in the luxury watch. One brand that offers such an experience (even if it is via e-mail or the phone) is Maurice de Mauriac. Visit their website and you'll find a number of options for each of their collection. Perhaps too many options. The ideas is to show you that the watch you might get has a number of options - cosmetic and otherwise. Though if you want, you can still get one of their watches the "simplified way."
In the US Roland Iten products are available at Westime.
Continuing their partnership with the Williams F1 team, Oris has released a new motor sport watch for 2010 that is likely the nicest yet when it comes to a watch made for Williams. This is at least the fourth watch to come from the partnership, and it looks really nice in mostly black with a technical looking blue trim. Oris is further refining the dial design, offering a fascinating, yet polished look.
LUXURY SAINT ST DUPONT SILVER DIAL AD67 QUARTZ BOTTOM DATE MENS SS WATCH 1
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While Dunhill timepieces are hard to find and not usually on lists of "great" watches, pieces like the Wheel Watch show that talent of the design people at the brand. The Wheel Watch Chronograph came with a perforated calfskin leather strap, and in this skin was limited to just 500 pieces. Inside the watch is a Dubois-Depraz modified Swiss ETA automatic movement. Original price for this watch (I believe) was about 50 back when it was released around 2006. One of these is available on James List here for just under ,200 - which might be a solid good deal for this Dunhill Wheel Watch Chronograph.
Visually speaking Hermes did a nice job. The signature Hermes orange color is present, the watch is easy to read, and very importantly, comfortable (on both straps). The rubber has a deployment clasp that you'll recognize from other Hermes goods and watches. As a watch maker goes, the brand still has room to grown and prove themselves. The colors are all right, and I like that they matched dark dials with dark date discs, and the light dial with a light date disc. While the dial is attractive, you will find ones that are a bit better in terms of detail and quality in prices this range from brands that have been doing it a lot longer. Nevertheless, I am still attracted to the Hermes Clipper watches, and for the fashion elite out there, you should check them out. I don't know the prices exactly, but I think the watches are between about $,500 - ,500 depending on the strap/bracelet. Maybe more given that they are in titanium. Check them out soon.
I've finally joined the ranks of the many, many Luminox watch owners. On my wrist, is the new Colormark Chrono (Chronograph) - in a delightful green on black color scheme. The Colormark line started with a three-hand model, where Luminox took their standard look, and switched up the colors for something more fun. As such, you have options such as green, blue, orange, and white.Read more ›
Amazing what a visual redo can do to one's perception. The light weight Pathfinder watch never looked so fresh. All of its many features right at your finger tips, and the added point that people will notice this item on your wrist much more. When wearing the watch I pretty much think about Star Wars, specially Endor. What better scene than a forest battle for a green colored watch? Tell me that this gadget wouldn't have worked well on the wrists of the Endor Forest Rangers (aka, Endor Rebel Troopers). See the included images and video. This watch would have fit in well, given of course that it existed 30 years ago... Yes, nerdy/geeky it is, but a lot of 'watch love' is about emotion. And if wearing a watch and thinking about a movie series I enjoy makes me happy about wearing the watch - everyone is happy.Read more ›
Over the dial is a domed sapphire crystal with a lot of AR coating on it. This makes the dial very easy to read - despite having such a domed crystal. Such doming can often lead to lots of glare and distortion - but that isn't the case here. The watch dial is very much an evolution of the MB1, with some added elements for the U-2's purpose. Like the plane, the purpose of the U-2 is a secret. No not really, but actual American U-2 pilots will be given special serious of the U-2 watch to wear. And there will be other models made available to the public.
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The SNR005 watch contains a Spring Drive caliber 5R65 automatic movement. It has 30 jewels and a power reserve of about 72 hours. This movement has the basic Spring Drive features that other movements have expanded upon. This includes the time, date, and power reserve indicator. You can hand wind the movement as well of course. You'll hear a different type of sound than you normally would with a standard mechanical watch. Because Spring Drive has a mainspring and not a battery, that is what the crown is winding. When the mainspring runs down, instead of feeding power to an escapement, it feeds power to a special quartz regulator that acts like a brake. It slows the power to be highly consistent. The release of this power can be seen by the "glide wheel," which is what replaces an escapement. Seeing this wheel in action (through the back of the watch) allows you to understand why the seconds hand moves so smoothly without ticking. I like that Seiko placed the date on a dark colored disc to match the dial. Back on the matter of winding. Hand-winding the movement feels very efficient, while it seems to take automatic winding a bit more to power the watch to full. After a day of wearing the watch, the power reserve won't necessarily be lower than it originally was, but it won't necessarily be in the full position either. This means that the watch won't run down on you, but if you live a less "wrist active" lifestyle or don't wear the watch as much, I recommend putting it in a watch winder or keeping an eye on the power reserve indicator to hand-wind it if necessary.
The watch has a good thickness to it and I like the finishing on the case. It feels tool-like and purposeful. Few other vintage style watches I am familiar with actually look like they could be pulled out of the past like this model. The case design is utilitarian with mostly brushed surfaces . You have to love the grain on the crown that makes it really easy to wind the manually wound movement. Certainly a plus there.Read more ›