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Arnold shared with me an interesting story of how he started to really get into watches. According to him he never recalls having not been into watches, but it wasn't until his Hollywood career that he started to become a major collector. It seems to have happened as a result of working with producers in movies to select the right watches for his characters to wear. He said that sometimes 50 or more watches would be laid out in front of him, and they would need to carefully select those watches that fit the persona he was going for in the movie. Often times that persona was a strong, masculine fighter.
The watch will be able to connect to iOS 8 on iPhone 4S and newer, as well as all Android 4.0+ phones, including Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC and others. The connection will be established via BLE, i.e. low-energy consumption Bluetooth so that the watch can receive notifications and other data from the phone as well as send the data it compiled with its movement and activity tracking sensors.
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Oster Jewelers: Great question. Denver has so much to offer. We have all of the major sports franchises as well as great concert venues like the legendary Red Rocks which is very close. Recently, Union Station and the entire downtown area has been fully re-imagined with amazing impact. There are many new, fantastic and creative restaurants, incredible micro-breweries and, of course, pot tourism! The weather is actually quite a draw. Most of the winter is quite mild and the summers are gorgeous. Denver also offers world class museum exhibits and an impressive performing arts complex.
Equipped with blue, red grape, or dark rhodium colored dials, the latter is arguably for the more mature buyer, the red grape for the ladies – especially since the largest Rolex Oyster Perpetual is still perfectly wearable on the usually smaller wrists of women – and the blue as an elegant all-rounder. Finding the best match for one's taste and budget is easier than ever, as altogether, there are well over a dozen different options – depending on the size and dial color – in the Rolex Oyster Perpetual collection. Such selection is not always available, and that is especially true for the entry-level collection of many brands out there.
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If you want to wear the Glashütte Original Senator Observer as a more dressy watch, then you can opt for the reference 100-14-07-02-30 (or 100-14-07-02-50 with shorter clasp) model that comes on the black calfskin strap. This is the model I am wearing in this article. However, I feel that the real value for Glashütte Original sport watch fans is the reference 100-14-07-02-70 that comes on the steel bracelet. This makes for a really nice looking sport watch that still has a conservative twist to it – which at the end of the day, is really what Glashütte Original is all about. Price is US,800 on the strap and US,300 on the steel bracelet. glashuette-original.com
I've discussed the fact many times that the best approach for the Swiss when it comes to smartwatches is to focus on external hardware production and design and partner with technology companies for the electronic hardware and software components of a smartwatch. Intel can make batter chips than any Swiss watch maker, and Google's Android Wear is going to be an infinitely better, and longer lasting piece of operating system software than anything a Swiss watch company is going to be able to produce or commission from a third-party company. While the luxury watch industry uses technology to produce timepieces, no one is under any illusions that they have any idea how to produce software or serious modern electronics.
The movement in the Angelus U10 Tourbillon Lumiere is called the Angelus A100, and it is, of course, exclusive to Angelus produced by La Joux-Perret. Arnold & Son's penchant for dead-beat seconds hands that tick versus sweep make an appearance here. Since the watch more-or-less looks like something born of the era when electronic watches began, it sort of makes sense in an ironic sort of way for this mechanical movement to have a ticking seconds hand that is a nod to quartz timekeeping technology. The movement is hand-wound with a power reserve of 90 hours between two mainspring barrels. Thankfully, there is a "linear" power reserve indicator which is viewable from one of the windows on the lower side of the case.Read more ›
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Looking as much a piece of dive gear as my Suunto Zoop, the Seiko Prospex Kinetic GMT SUN023 seems tailor made for the traveling diver. Its combination of dive watch traits and a true GMT complication made it an excellent companion when I lost two hours on the flight to Oahu. Being accustomed to the size of my SKX007 diver, the Seiko Prospex Kinetic GMT SUN023's 48 mm width seemed rather daunting, but when I received the watch and tried it on, I found it to wear smaller than I expected. At 48 x 16mm, it certainly wears larger than an SXK, but because the bezel is just 42mm across, it doesn't seem a full 6 mm wider. The additional width comes from the shroud-like external case element that also forms the lugs. On the SUN023 version of the Seiko Prospex Kinetic GMT, the outer case is black and visually less noticeable than the bright orange font on the bezel, which in turn makes the overall case appear smaller than its true dimensions.
The final step here involves the workers cutting the strips down individually, using a small torch which melts the glass and, as such, immediately seals the tube as well, locking the gas inside. Seeing the blowing white mist and the bubbling water underneath and around the sticks, in contrast with the blue and orange flame of the small and large torches was quite an experience. It just looked very cool, especially knowing that the result will be glowing for decades on its own, adorning watch dials, hands, or lighting up compasses and even keychains (a fantastic idea that makes finding your keys in the dark so much easier).
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Sinn is producing just 300 units of the Sinn EZM 7 S with a list price of 30 USD, but US readers can check with Sinn's exclusive US retailer Watchbuys.com to confirm US pricing once the Sinn EZM 7 S is available. As always, it was a treat to see Sinn's 2015 line up at Baselworld and, while we will be sharing more new models soon, we felt the Sinn EZM 7 S was simply a great example of Sinn doing what it does best. sinn.de
Manfredi Jewels: Greenwich is best known for its amazing quality of life. It is a very laid back, New England community with a three hundred year history. Located on the Long Island Sound, as well as just forty minutes away from midtown Manhattan, visitors have incredible options to enjoy sailing, go to polo matches, visit small island beaches, as well as take day excursions into New York City. The food is as diversified as the population, with a mix of almost every ethnic food you could desire. There is your more traditional Italian and French, as well as many Oriental and Indian fares.
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Reading the time is pretty easy, actually, but given that it is a regulator style display, you'll need to look at one area for the minutes and another for the hour. Yes, this is a necessary trade-off for having this unique way of displaying the time. The subsidiary seconds indicator disc isn't super easy to see either, but at the end of the day, its primary use is to create some visual movement on the dial - this is not a tool-style watch worn when someone wants to measure the time with extreme precision.
Hamilton Powell: I still have it, and now only wear it when I go to the beach.
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Corum got the original idea for the Corum Bubble from a prototype dive watch meant for extreme depths. It may very well have been a Rolex. The thick crystal acted to distort the dial, and Corum just sort of played with that and created "bubble-style" hands and hour markers that look interesting with a bit of distortion. The rounded edges make that possible, but also give the timepiece a fun, almost cartoonish look that has appeal to many people. The dial and case shape together have made the Corum Bubble one of the most distinctive "fun" high-end watches around, and I am really glad to see that Corum realized discontinuing it was a mistake. It is entirely possible that the Corum Bubble watch collection needed a break, and I am happy to see it return for its 15-year anniversary.
So now in 2015, Tiffany & Co. watches return with the larger Tiffany & Co. CT60 collection (initially) that is very much a back-to-the-basics concept, even though the case designs and detailing very much fit into the Tiffany & Co. timepiece brand DNA (if you are familiar with many of their previous offerings). My all-time favorite Tiffany & Co. watch is the Jorg Hysek designed Streamerica, which I included in my list of "6 watches that I want them to make again" here - which initially came out in 1993. For 2015, the Tiffany & Co. CT60 collection is inspired both by Tiffany & Co. founder Charles Lewis Tiffany ("CT") as well as a wrist watch Tiffany & Co. gave to Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) in 1945. The "60" part of the Tiffany & Co. CT60 name refers to 60 seconds (one minute) and the famous term - "The New York Minute" - attributed to Charles Lewis Tiffany who made the clever marketing decision to put a clock above the Tiffany & Co. store in Manhattan.
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