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By far most watch reviews you will find today are provided by dedicated watch enthusiasts who purchase, then subsequently post images and reviews of the watches they purchase online. Usually these reviews are placed on forums or dedicated user submission websites. Then you have the professional reviews that you will find in watch magazines. More often than not, these reviews are of very expensive watches, and really don't cover enough of what most people want to know. For example, watch reviews in WatchTime magazine cover a reviewed watch's movement at very great lengths. Of course the movement of a watch is important to me, but I am more interested in whether it works well, than four paragraphs explaining how some new gear arrangement allows the chronograph function to work in a slightly more efficient manner. One of the only places online you can view any volume of watch review is Watch Report.
I encourage you to check it out on eBay, the price at under ,500 is less than what a lesser Citizen Chronomaster would cost in Japan. Check out this list of most Citizen Campanola watches here (in Japanese).
Fit and finish on Citizen Campanola watches bests many Swiss watches at double or triple the costs. Being the highest line for Citizen, they take great pride in all Campanola watches. These aren't even made by the same workers, as special hand-selected artisans and watch masters construct and finish each Citizen Campanola by hand.
Most steampunk design flows from old watch and railroad car design. At the time owning a watch or traveling was a privilege and a professional pursuit. You expected luxury while enjoying the fruits of "modern" technology. This is now the heart and soul of what the steampunk design movement strives to be.
Sinn, Limes, and Temption each utilize movement kits, but make their own very high-quality cases. Often times these watch makers will copy each other in terms of design, but the results are always pleasing. Temption is the most unique of these brands in terms of style, while Sinn produces arguably the most rugged and utilitarian watches. Limes on the other hand makes classic-looking watches at very affordable prices.
The design itself continues to be refined, and here reaches a new level of legibility. The GMT hand is well-noticeable, but diminutive enough not to overshadow the main elements of the watch. This is one of the first times I have seen such a well done, yet readable GMT complication. Of course, as in all Ball watches, Tritium gas tube radiate brightly at night for 25 years. The tubes contain a safe radioactive compound that produces a glow without the need of light absorption. Inside the face is a rotating bezel operated by an external crown. This allows for easy minor adjustments in any condition. From a feature standpoint, the Ball Engineer Master II Diver GMT is impressive alone.
N.O.A is an interesting watch maker stealing the stoplight with its unique designs that combine fluid organic lines, futuristic looks, and practical features. The name actually stands for "None Of the Above." The 4.80 Scyllis is easily my favorite watch from the maker, and it is their first attempt at a dive watch! We can thank N.O.A for the Scyllis name which means "sailor" and is more than a combination of the typical marine terms that comprise most diving watch names. It seems as though most watch makers have two lists of words that they combine in coming up with dive watch names. The first list has such terms as "ocean, sea, water, wave, tide, deep, dive, and submarine." The second list accordingly has terms like, "master, lord, king, diver, dweller, planet, world, goer, etc..." See how you can come up with just about every dive watch name like that?
Back in December I raved about the very well-done Linde Werdelin Land Instrument. The curious watch computer was more than a futuristic digital module on your wrist. It was a senor laden array of features and important data. British Linde Werdelin created the Land Instrument to fit on top of its existing watch line, literally. The Land Instrument can be used alone, on its own watch strap, or mounted right on top of a Linde Werdelin Biformeter watch.
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The packaging of the Orbita RX is well done. It is like un-boxing a watch, expect that there is no watch inside. The entire winder is cased in a nice green box, which opens to reveal the winder inside. The first thing you experience is the thick smell of wood lacquer, an asset linked to the best part of this watch winder. Included is also some paper work, a CD-ROM, and a small screw driver. There are no printed instructions.
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That is why I like the Lumencraft GatLight V3 Titanium. The self represented "flashlight made in the spirit of swiss watches" blows me away (with light). Designed and crafted by Swiss engineers. The GatLight houses a 240 lumen LED bulb for bright, white light, and a 30% lower power consumption than traditional light bulbs. The gatling gun style looks not only looks intensely cool, but serves to allow for greater heat dispersion due to the increased surface area. The high quality titanium body is constructed from 79 hand assembled pieces. Like any fine tool, you should be able to carefully take apart the GatLight piece by piece and place it back together again. I find myself doing this with whatever I can, from pens to computers. But not watches, that would be a headache.
Merely having dipped her feet in the steampunk style, Olga is planning a serious dive into the genre. Her plans include an expanded series of steampunk clocks, sculptures, watches, jewelry, and of course a gallery-wide exhibition. For those lucky enough to attract her attention, she takes select commissioned projects that interest her. In the meantime, Olga will continue to be herself, and steampunk style will follow.
The Kobold Phantom is the epitome of the tactical black watch. Housed in PVD coated steel, the large and rugged watch is the very apex of its genre. Being features on such shows as "24," and having a fond place on the wrists of professionally active people all over, the market is rich for these highly demand watches. Quality is top-notch for a tool watch, that does happen to look good. Like the Sinn, Kobold watches are tested for reliability and accuracy in a ton of harsh conditions including high heat, severe cold, deep depths, magnetic fields, and oppressive shock.
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The press materials make a big to do about the "historical achievement" in the combination of these complications all in one watch. That is nice, but honestly it does not get my gears turning. What excites me are the beautiful looks of this watch. What better way to stare at (probably over 0,000) than at such a timeless piece of art. It could be because of the "art watch" kick I am on lately, but more likely this is just a extremely well conceived watch. I'd only knock the fact that it is a manually wound watch, but that does give you the ability to really appreciate the movement through the back.
There apparently was a time, a while ago, when pesky magnetic fields interfered with too many watches. Engineers and scientists who regularly experimented or worked around magnetic fields, large or mild could expect that their watches would experience a degree of unreliability, making them stop running or inaccurate. Engineers and scientists were not the only people effected by magnetism, and the issue was strong enough for watch companies to come up with a solution. This prompted a number of watch makers to develop anti-magnetic watches whose movements would be unaffected by even the strongest magnetic fields.
The new C1 Tourbillon Gravity from Concord doesn't just defy gravity, it defies imagination! Do not expect to see this watch in a store near you...ever!
The new Casio G-Shock Gulfman is an interesting new addition to Casio's G-Shock line. It has the same set of features as all the G-Shocks I review, plus a couple of new features.
Your typical mechanical watch needs to be maintained every couple of years to ensure fluid operation. This means opening up the movement for a oil and cleaning job during the "servicing process." Sinn, completely unhappy with this status quo wanted to remove this headache. They succeeded in prototyping this technology in the mid 1990s, using a technique they called "Diapal." The term is merely a contraction of the words "DIAmond" and "PALete." Without going into it on a deep level that will inevitably bore you, here is what you need to know. Sinn Diapal watches use OIL-FREE escapements and round polished diamonds instead of traditional rubies which don't wear at all, and are much much smoother to reduce friction and enhance consistent amplitude. Again, the escapement has no oil! Pretty nice.
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Upon looking at these factors, you can determine whether you feel comfortable working with this seller (or buyer). Give people the benefit of the doubt and ask questions when necessary, but remember that some sellers are very busy. If they have lots of good feedback, regularly sell when you are interested in buying, then pardon a sometimes slow response. You always have the currency of feedback on your side.
Most of the design elements on this watch are meant to remind you of diamonds, and diamond edges, along with traditional London architecture. Hence the many sharp corners and polished surfaces, along with mod-Romanesque high stature design. The hands, almost over-sized for the face exude a sense of wealthy excess. As though the watch is conceding that the hands are too big for the face, but are meant to make a statement. Think of a solid gold cars, with solid gold 25 inch wheels. Total overkill, but seemingly appropriate. Having said that, I don't need to remind you that the watches are all gold, or white gold, or other more expensive and luxurious materials. I might be sarcastic about it, but you take these things for granted when talking about watches of this caliber.
Marcello C is going places quickly. The growing German watch maker came out of the mind of an ex Oris master watch maker 15 years ago. Just when the mechanical watch was making a comeback, Marcello C started hammering out extremely high quality watches for unheard of low prices. At that time, the philosophy was simple; do not reinvent the wheel. Marcello C is not a design innovator, and it does not need to be. Marcello C excels at taking handsome, classic designs and making very good watches based on them. The most distinctive quality of a Marcello C watch is that the watch is built better, and functions with more accuracy that most watches costing twice their price.
There is no point in attempting to make reference to each of the Speedmaster watches. Along with the black faced models, white face models appeared, as well as full calendar versions, and endless alterations of the hands, bracelets, and design layout. Aside from a few very drastic variations on the theme, all Speedmaster watches share a similar look and can be attributed to the series. You'd really have to compare some of them carefully to notice the differences.