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The execution of the morbid message is clever as the words are spelled out in the hands - you can't even ignore them if you want to, because there they are each time you check the time. Here is an idea for the upcoming holiday season. Do you have any relatives (or maybe other people in your life) that you just want to go away. Well get them one of these watches. Priced at under 0, isn't it worth the experience of seeing the look on their face when you strap this new watch to their wrist. "Keep your eyes shut. I don't want you looking until I've glued put the watch on you!"
The value of the watches comes from the construction of the timepieces as well as the great amount of time necessary for the artist to delicately hand paint each portrait in reverse. For me, I love the creativity and effort taken to create serious paintings of animals that we are both used to having as decoration, and those that we aren't. Sure there are tigers and beautiful birds in the collection that we commonly see as adornments, but then you also have animals like a rooster and frog. There are even hippos on one of the watches (part of a different collection called "The Wild Life" also by Angular Momentum), and other less than iconic "I want to be associated with these animals type creatres." I think it is all about the "tattoo test." It is not hard to imagine a guy getting a tattoo of a tiger right? But what about a deer with big antlers. I am sure it exists, but it is much less common. That is why I love the fact that one of these Animal Portrait watches has just that, a painting of a buck. Same goes for the green tree frog, as well as such creatures like the flamingo. No matter what the animal, they are given a prize-worthy portrait on one of the splendid watches.
Here is my first time talking about the CYMA watch brand. If you are in the US like me, you've likely never heard of it. Way to ignore yet another good market CYMA! I am gonna just spell it Cyma for now. So this is their new Navy Star collection watch. The timepiece will come in at least four varieties (quartz/automatic mechanicals), and in various colors. There will also be various PVD versions. Just saying that so that you don't think the pictured watch is the only one they offer. Regardless, I really like the pictured model being their automatic GMT model. Oh, and I think Cyma calls this watch their "Skin Diver." Which makes me think of someone skinny dipping with only this watch and a smile on.
* Case: 44mmx12mm
* Lug width: 22mm
* Glass: Flat sapphire glass (case back mineral)
* Movement: Swiss manual movement ETA 6498-1
* Modifications by Soprod
* Cote de Geneve finishing
* chronometre grade adaptations, screwed balance
* Dial: Hand forged Damascus steel with a hand shaped chapter ring in grade-5 titanium
* Crown: Oversize in Damascus stainless steel with optional large gold fitted diamond
* Hands: polished steel finish
* Polished stainless steel mesh strap
But really - this is a feminine watch - there is so much mystery and illusion at play here, that totally reflects feminine notions. The Dior Christal Mysterieuse is also an amazing example of the watch as an adornment, even more so than the watch as a piece of jewelry. With so much engineering at work here, such sultry design, this watch speaks volume of the personality of the wearer.
Arriving with the watch are two silicone straps. There is a black and bright red strap available for you. Changing the straps isn't particularly easy - so you'll probably prefer to stick with one or the other. The watch uses screw bars than need special tools to adjust (along with loosening the Loctite glue). If you know what you are doing. feel free to change the straps. I like the look and feel of the straps, but they are a bit of a double edged sword. The design is great, and the minor texturing on the strap is a welcome addition to the silicone. The tropical style straps were designed specially for the Ocean Diver watch. They are also very comfortable. The elastic material bend and moves easily, while creating a fair amount of traction on your wrist so the watch doesn't slip around. There is also a nice brushed steel "PWC" (Prometheus Watch Company) signed buckle (sort of a joke and homage to how IWC signs their strap buckles I think). However, the silicone material attracts a lot of dust, making, at least the black strap, look like a dark gray. The red strap suffers from this issue less. Actually the straps look better when they are wet! Another issue (at least for me) with the straps is that they are very long. The watch fits nicely on my ankle actually. On the plus side is that the Ocean Diver watch will easily accommodate most any 22mm wide watch strap. So go wild with what you think looks great on the watch.
I love this watch, I want this watch, I can't even begin to afford this watch. Better start saving up for next year! If you can get one, do so and tease me with wrist shots.
So what Parmigiani is doing is using technology from a company called Prooftag. The system has many applications, and seems pretty well suited to the watch industry. Prooftag technology is able to take a thin substrate and create a series of bubbles in it. You know, like bubbles in Jello. The idea is that each time the substrate dries/hardens the bubbles that will form will be unique. Honestly it is very clever to use bubbles in this manner. A "bubble fingerprint." There is a reader/camera that captures the image in manner as to identify it each time using a special portable device or visually. A small card is provided with the Parmigiani watch warranty papers that includes the Prooftag bubble formation tag and special code.
Ball watches have been really popular that last few years ago and are probably the nicest watches (at least from a price perspective) to feature tritium gas tubes in their watches. All of their watches feature the wonder lume, that is made exclusively by MB Microtec in Switzerland. They are small tubes filled with (safe) radioactive material. Ball watches probably makes the best use out of them versus other companies I know to use the luminant. The best part is that they don't need any light to charge and glow for like 25 years.
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As such, I made the obvious choices. The five nominees where Rolex, Patek Philippe, A. Lange & Sohne, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and IWC. Four Swiss and one German high end brand. Prices really all over the place, but brands that many, many people would know. Each brand has plenty of offerings over ,000 and each brand has at least a good portion of their watches with in-house made movements. More importantly, there is a good chance that you can walk into a yacht club with logos of the brands and people would recognize them.
Overall, the people behind WatchDODdy.com have built a nice little web application that is good for you, and good for me. Most of the deals are under 0, and some are for significantly more. Still waiting for that ,000 watch deal of the day though. Anyhow, WatchDODdy.com is a good find, and thanks to the person who filled me in about it.
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The new watch is the Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster X-Lume. Think of it as the astronaut-themed version of the Hydrocarbon watch. Most watches of this caliber really don't need and special enhancements to be good for use is space, but some new branding won't hurt. The watch uses a Swiss automatic ETA caliber 2836-2 movement that has the time, day, and date. The movement has also been COSC Chronometer certified. The case is thick, and in steel, but not very large at 41.5mm wide. Being curved and with a domed sapphire crystal gives the watch a larger look on your wrist though. The case is water resistant to 333 meters.
One of the greatest days in manned space flight history