Kobold Polar Surveyor Duo On eBay ending Nov-21-07 09:41:48 PST: Two Gold Watches To Lust For
Legibility has always been a paramount concern for Xemex watches. The thick hands do a great job at telling the time, while the hour hand is easy to pick out due to it being a nice large arrow. Inside the watch is a Valjoux 7750 automatic mechanical movement performing in its full glory.
One of these watches is available on eBay right now for about ,800, which is a great deal considering it is one of only 200 in the world, and most other Ikepod watches on eBay go for well over ,000. Although the Thunderbird is pure Ikepod, the styling of this model has some unique elements worth collecting. This might be the best thing to come out of the new Ford Thunderbird, more so than the retro coupe. While the car itself was not the driving sensation it could have been (actually I think the original was more of a looker than a roadster as well), its fine styling carried over well into this Ikepod watch special edition.
Omega and Tourneau watches on eBay here.
Bauhaus design is difficult to describe, but has German origination and is deeply focused on function. Though it resembles minimalism, it is not that strictly speaking. For me, it is more a minimalist version of art deco or art nouveau. The real display of Bauhaus aesthetic is on the face of the watch. The rest of it is more or less standard UTS fare, which is not bad by any means.
Don't walk out just yet, stop to look at something else for a moment before leaving the store. Chances are they will say "OK" and give you the price. How do I know all this? Well beyond loving to bargain, I have been offered this discount at various watch stores, often without even asking. Not just small places, but corporate stores as well. Once I was in the Mont Blanc store in San Francisco discussing the watches with the store manager. Realized that I knew what I was talking about she informed me that she could take off 25% off any item. I didn't even have to ask.
I learned about Marcello C watches several years ago, and instantly recognized that the Nettuno 3 was the best watch to buy for my budget and desire to enter the world of fine watches. Since then, I have Acquired two Nettuno 3 models, one with a black face, and one with a silver face. For the silver faced version, I outfitted it with a thick brown leather strap, which looks very handsome in my opinion contrasted against the silver on steel tones of the face and case.
Artists like Olga don’t exist to be found, so one has to probe. eBay is a waypoint for the interesting, the hard to get, and the value-endowed. Recently, I found an interesting type of watch that I had never seen before. It wasn't a particular brand, nor was it anything mass produced, but rather a piece of watch art. Labeled under the item tag "Steampunk," this untitled work from Olga drew on the popularity of the steampunk movement, but was never designed as such. It just happened to be the case that Olga's natural tendencies were to form steampunk art, not even realizing it. The watch I saw was a beneficent Frankenstein of antiqued relics. A mixture of the mass production and organize form. The base was a working digital watch with a mosaic of gears and leather arranged organically, but with purpose. Olga's art is watch impressionism, playing with the concept of form and function to suggest a theme of functional imagery.
The Sinn UX available right now has the Tegimented steel bracelet, which is nice. The alternative is the quality rubber strap. Do check it out.
An end to these frustrating outcomes is as simple as following my theory of gift giving; give them what you want them to have. In the past we were consumed with finding the perfect gift based upon what we perceived someone wants. No more will you be faced with the prospect of generosity failure. From now on, you decide what life direction you'd have the gift receiver take, and act accordingly. Don't like the clothes they wear? Get them a shirt you think would look good on them! Don't like the activities they engage in? Get them the foundation of a new hobby. And of course, if you don't like the watch they wear, get them one that you think suits them. If after receiving your heartfelt gift they at first don't seem pleased because it is not what they said they wanted, no worries! Just proclaim earnestly to the aggrieved party that in your elated opinion, the gift not only suits them, but will make them a better person.
See Suunto watches on eBay here.