Omega Speedmaster Plaisted Polar Expedition 1968

Reference 145.022 Speedmaster Professional from 1982

But I'm getting ahead of myself. I can't go pronouncing a verdict until I've run through the rest of the watch, now can I? This particular Worldtimer is a limited-edition model that was created specifically for Tourneau. It differs from the standard model in that you've got a dial in a lovely shade of dark blue (in place of the standard off-white); accordingly, the Breguet-style hands have shifted from being blued, to appearing in a polished finish. Last, but certainly not least, the date wheel has changed from black text on white, to white text on black, keeping the overall darker scheme in place. Past those differences (oh, and some labeling on the watch case), you've got identical watches.

HYT H2 White Gold Blue & Platinum Red Watches

HYT H2 White Gold Blue & Platinum Red Watches

The unpretentious nature of my dad's Seiko was kind of incredible, and it was exactly like his own personality. Staring at the design I see something inherently classic, handsome, functional, and yet completely devoid of ostentation. It wasn't a simple watch, as it had some interesting design features and a nice bracelet, but it was understated. It fit in anywhere, but never demanded a lot of attention. It was the type of watch meant to blend in, and that was how my father preferred to be (until he chose to speak that is). I find it interesting how neatly such a simple thing like his watch mirrored his social sentiments. Did he so carefully choose this watch, or was it a mere serendipitous connection?

Rolex really began its life in making dive watches with Panerai. True enough, early Panerai watches contain Rolex movements, and for a while in the 1930s, the Swiss and Italian companies worked together on military dive watches based on Panerai asking Rolex to help it produce timepieces for the Italian Navy. Rolex learned from this experience but it was not until the 1950s that Rolex would release its own dive watch. The original Rolex Submariner began a long era of experimentation and improvement. The original ref. 6204 was produced for a year or less, and even that same year a few other versions of the Rolex Submariner were being produced or planned. In fact, for most of its early life, the Rolex Submariner went through an intense series of not only evolutionary steps, but also design experimentation. This has led to an extremely rich area for collectors because so many versions existed early on in the model's history.

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Omega Speedmaster Reference 2998-61

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Rob Caplan is a fourth generation watch retailer whose family owns Topper Fine Jewelers on the edge of Silicon Valley in Burlingame, California. Topper is an authorized dealer of OMEGA, Glashütte Original, Longines, Zenith, Ball, Bremont and other fine Swiss watch Brands.

ArtyA Son Of A Gun Russian Roulette Watch Hands-On

ArtyA Son Of A Gun Russian Roulette Watch Hands-On

The DSTB case is 43.5mm wide in 18k red gold only. No steel version this time around, but perhaps that is coming later. Arnold & Son is releasing this as part of their 250th anniversary collection, and that fact is rather clear on the dial– something that I am not sure needs to be there. Still, the Arnold & Son style dial for the time is easy to read and the overall piece is attractive, even if it doesn't feel quite as compelling as some of the brands' other models. Arnold & Son will release the DSTB watch as a limited edition of 50 pieces. Price is 44,928 Swiss Francs.

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Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.012-67

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For 2014, Eterna is new. How is an historic brand new? Well, Eterna is under new ownership and new leadership. While much of the brand is the same, the next few years will see a lot of differences - especially as their relationship with Porsche Design has recently ended. Many of those differences will start with a return to some of the brand's major products of the 20th century. Enter the new Eterna Royal KonTiki Manufacture GMT watch, a piece which has incredible promise in design, movement, and price. All it needs is a refined dial and I think Eterna has a serious hit on its hands.

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Speedmaster Alaska Project (The Original Alaska II and the 2008 Re-Edition)

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You can see the movement through the sapphire crystal case back window on the back of the watch. There is a custom Bulgari rotor, but the rest is pretty much what you'd see in a Zenith watch. Does this represent a good value compared to Zenith watches? That is a good question. "Designer names" on otherwise equal products tend to result in higher prices overall. Is that the case here? Let's look at the Zenith Stratos with a Blue dial and bracelet also from 2013. Here you have an arguably similar watch. Steel case and bracelet, great attention to detail, and a movement which is more or less the same (both are El Primero automatic chronographs). Retail price on that Stratos in US dollars at the time of this review is about ,120.

Visconti Abyssus Scuba 3000m Dive Watches Hands-On Hands-On

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Omega Speedmaster 3594.50 Replica

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I have been wearing the Audemars Piguet Black Ceramic, Royal Oak Offshore Diver for nearly one week. I am lucky to be among the first people in the United States to wear the latest incarnation of the iconic Royal Oak design. This is the newest addition Royal Oak Offshore Diver (hands-on here), which was first available in steel, then forged carbon, and now in all-ceramic. The watch itself is really impressive, but for me it is part of a larger journey with the brand.

I've referred to the Hublot Big Bang Ferrari as one of the finest timepieces Hublot has ever made and a few years later I stick by that statement. Mr. Biver had an additional incentive to make a standout collection for Ferrari in addition to making the famous Italian car maker happy. Hublot wanted to dispel the "Ferrari curse" that tainted several of the prior relationships Ferrari had with major Swiss watch brands– most notably Panerai. He wanted to make a Hublot and Ferrari co-branding timepiece that worked.

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Though, I will remark on the hands, which may be a controversial area. I like the design of the hands, and technically, they satisfy the rules of where they should end, but since the hour markers are so small, the hour and minute hands are almost the same length. Basically a good rule is to have the hour hand end at the start of an hour marker, and have the minute hand go all the way through it. These hands do that, but as you can see, it results in them looking very similar in length. I personally don't really have a major issue with this, but some people might.

The new Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Gravity watch is one of those peculiar watches that you either love or hate. Obviously, the case and overall style of the watch is very classic, but the dial is very modern in its execution and shows off the all-silicon assortment and in-house made hairspring of the brand’s new ML230 caliber. This is a classically-designed watch for people who love to look at the movement in action.

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There are really two separate topics that need to be discussed in this article. First are details about the Moto 360 smartwatch itself, and secondly (which is perhaps more important), is the new Android Wear operating system. Google's Android was originally developed as an open operating system for developers to use in mobile devices such as phones and tablets. Some developers have tried to develop smartwatches with versions of Android, but it doesn't really work given the resources and screen size necessary for the system and interface. Some time ago, Google realized that a distinct version of Android would be necessary for the unique challenges of a wearable device, so development has been ongoing for over a year and has now been made public.

We debuted the Breva 02 Terra altimeter watch here recently. In our first article you can get more information about the timepiece's tech specs and about how the 02 watch evolved from the Genie 01 (read about it here). With two timepieces that each have aneroid capsules and niche functions, what was the most interesting question for us was, "what exactly is the theme of the Breva brand?"

Of course Rolex also uses its science labs on the watches themselves. An interesting room is the stress test room. Here watch movements, bracelets, and cases undergo simulated wear and abuse on custom-made machines and robots. Let's just say that it would not be unreasonable to assume your typical Rolex is designed to last a lifetime (or two).

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Breva needed to rework a few things on the Genie 02 in order to make it suitable as a flying versus skiing watch. Aside from the hip, dark color scheme, the altitude scales have been adjusted for a wider range. The Genie 02 has a scale that goes up to 5,000 meters while the Genie 02 Air has a scale that goes up to 15,000 meters.

I know for a fact that the Visconti Abyssus watch collection is going to spark a range of polarizing opinions. No, this isn't a watch I could wear on a daily basis, but I do appreciate it for its steampunk sci-fi virtues and unrelenting dedication to being different. So the question is then, where did a design like this come from and what does it have to do with an Italian pen company? That answer goes back to Anonimo.

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How the Speedmaster became the Moonwatch

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For 2014, Swiss watch maker Artya, under the leadership of Yvan Arpa, presents a hidden knife as an option on most Artya (and Black Belt) timepieces. Part James Bond, part "I bet you didn't know I could put a knife here!," these "ardillon-style" watch strap buckles come with a small folding blade.

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Longines Replica Watches Conquest 1/100th Horse Racing

Shaped a little bit like a vintage television screen, the SevenFriday watch case on the P collection models features a lugless design and and roughly 47mm wide size. That makes for a large watch, but it works, given the whole point is to be bold. Rather than just check out a single SevenFriday watch, I took a look at four different models. These are all the same watch but with different colors, material treatments, straps, and finishes. For review are the SevenFriday P1-1, P2-1, P3-1, and P3-2 watches.

GE: Yes, when I was 12 I managed to persuade my parents to buy it for me for Christmas.

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