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Speedmaster Professional Apollo-Soyuz Meteorite Dial | Fratellowatches

The cases of the Junghans Max Bill men's collection are all 38mm, which is a nice size without being too small or too large, especially for this watch, which I think fits in the casual-to-dress spectrum. I think I would be just as at home wearing it with an unstructured jacket, as I would in jeans and a t-shirt. The straps are calfskin with a stainless steel buckle to match the stainless steel case. The crystals are plexi, hearkening back to the time when Max Bill first collaborated with Junghans. Many watch companies used plexiglass up until the late '70s/early '80s.

Skeletonized watches often come with a serious drawback, and that is a reduction in legibility.  That means, in exchange for an attractively decorated, open look at the movement, the wearer isn't able to read the time as well. In some instances, that means the watch dial merely has hands over a skeletonized dial surface, and in other instances legibility is somewhat preserved through the integration of hour markers or a partial dial. For this watch, Glashutte Original opted for the latter. In their "instrument watch spirit," I think it would have been bad for brand character to make a watch that doesn't work very well as a watch.

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OMEGA Speedmaster Professional X-33 | Fratellowatches

When it comes to fashion accessories, things are a bit different, as we have seen cufflinks made of tiny watch movements of tourbillon cages, as well as scarves and other textiles printed with watch movement parts and some other items. The Italian brand Speedometer Official offers 12 different bezel bracelets, 6 in nickel-free steel and 6 in black PVD coated steel.

Please note that this giveaway is open to US readers only, as per Oris' policy, as this trip is sponsored by Oris USA. The winner will receive an all-inclusive five night trip with airfare, hotel, and meals, along with an open water diving certification course in Grand Cayman – and you'll be joined by an aBlogtoWatch team member. During that time, you'll be wearing Oris dive watches and diving to special sites, such as the sunken USS Kittiwake shipwreck and the famous Stingray City.

However, it is not necessarily the clever movement or the somewhat over-done marketing behind the watch that is really interesting, but what the styling of this 2014-2015 model indicates: the more restrained design – lacking all the carbon-fiber and titanium – shows that after recent years' high-tech craze, the direction apparently is a more elegant aesthetic, one that is arguably more suitable to a mature brand like IWC. Nevertheless, technological advancements (i.e. the complex in-house movement) remain – they are just back "under the hood."

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OMEGA Speedmaster A.C.P Ref.105.012 | Fratellowatches

Debuting in 1998, the Gran’Sport Chronograph leveraged the dual-sided Reverso to showcase separate chronograph and time dials. The main dial displays three-hand time, the date, and an on/off indicator for the chronograph. On the opposite dial, a sixty-second hand works in tandem with a 30-minute retrograde indicator.

The Porsche Design P'6780 Diver dial is deep with the rehaut-style internal rotating bezel that steeply slopes down to the main dial. Here, you see something much more simple compared to the KonTiki Diver. The dial features applied polished and lume-filled hour markers, along with legible diver's style hands. Just to be unique, the date window is placed at 9 o'clock along another inset horizontal line which is part of the dial design. In theory, I am not sure what I would imagine a Porsche Design dive watch to be, but this certainly fits the bill and the brand's distinctive DNA.

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What is also very important to point out is that according to Omega, the chronograph mechanism can be used underwater. It is not super common that diving watches with chronographs allow for the chronograph complication to be used under water. In this case, the chronograph pushers are fully operational underwater which adds to the tool-watch appeal of this Omega Seamaster 300M.

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

If anything, Apple is a latecomer to the fitness wearable craze, even though many fitness devices already interact with the iPhone. Apple made a big deal about the health and activity apps, as well as the sensors in the Apple Watch, and I think they are on the right track to something that will fundamentally shift the way a lot of people exercise. In other words, while Apple didn't invent the activity tracker, they can help make it more mainstream given their sway with mainstream consumers.

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Omega Speedmaster Tropical Dial Parade - 12 References To Show

Cool enough for him, but made for her, aBlogtoWatch takes a hands-on look at the Christophe Claret Margot, the boutique watch maker's first timepiece for women. 2014 was very much about high-end women's watches, and 2015 will once again focus on luxury ladies' watches to an even larger extent. While timepiece makers claim to do their own thing and pay little attention to competitors, that is clearly not as much as the case as they would have you believe. Proof, perhaps, is in the collective way they jump on emerging trends such as this.

Omega Seamaster 300M Chronograph GMT Co-Axial Watch Hands-On Hands-On

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It sports a refreshingly unique layout for a hand-wound chronograph, thanks to the large Cartier-marked bridge that secures some of the chronograph's wheels, and the busy arrangement of highly polished cams, levers, and of course a column wheel in the lower left segment of the case back. Beyond the layout of components, what renders this caliber 9438 MC more unique is the fact that it actually is not a movement designed and manufactured in-house by Cartier, but something they sourced from APR&P (Audemars Piguet Renaud & Papi, whom we visited not long ago).

So here is the meat of this article. You've had to consume over 2,500 words to get here, but I did need to explain the issue to those people not as familiar with the topic as the mature watch lover community. aBlogtoWatch hereby suggests the following terms (or slight variations) and definitions that brands should use when describing the nature of the mechanical movements inside of their watches.

  • 100% In-House Made & Designed Movement

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The Speedmaster bracelet of last year's X-33 has been replaced by a green-blue Nato strap, the texture of which reminds us of the one we saw on the Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 45th anniversary piece (hands-on here), although this time around with Omega branded metal hardware replacing the fabric loops of the strap – certainly a welcome choice.

Sellers go into the process knowing that perhaps 10-20% of the final bid value will be taken by the auction house as a fee. There are a lot of good reasons for this, and the decision to sell something using an auction house is usually based on the notion that despite the fees, the auction house helped them get more money than by doing it themselves. However, most auction houses also collect buyer's fees (known as a "buyer's premium") - and these can be more tricky to comprehend.

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Winners Of The Starmus Festival Received Gold Omega Speedmaster

Hautlence is proud of the three patents in the Hautlence HL2.0 collection movement family. Brands mention patents in their movements a lot. I mean, why not, right? If you have patent protection, then by all means, mention it. I wonder, however, how this fact effects desire among collectors. On the one hand, a patent doesn't really add anything to the inherent value. On the other hand, a patent might indicate a degree of effort and time put into a movement, as well as a state of exclusivity. If elements of a movement are patented, no one else but the patent holding company can make the product.

It seems that 2014 is the year of announcements for revolutionizing the wrist watch as we know it. Some of these claims will take time to prove (read: smartwatches), but others do seem to be truly reinventing bits and pieces of the movements that make up the mechanical wonders that we know and love. We brought you word of the first change here (with the Genequand system concerning the balance wheel), and today we have word of a replacement for the venerable escapement – the IsoSpring.

As we will shortly discover, the Apple Watch was designed to offer an extremely wide range of functions, from lifestyle apps through navigation to processing payments; and to make the most of these Apple seems to have worked extensively on the user interface. "User-friendliness" certainly is a trademark of Apple and so it is no surprise they say they went out of their way to be sure the Watch will be easy to use even for novice customers.

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