See more here for technical details from our previous article on the MikroTourbillonS.
On the wrist, it is a delight. Light as a feather, and 37 of the 42mm diameter is dial. You can read this sucker from across the room.
Truly a cottage industry, literally and figuratively, I found within the small building the two main areas where the watches were made, the machine room and the assembly area. The machine room is where the parts are fabricated and where the processes requiring large machines are performed, such as dial engine turning and case fabrication.
That said, being the ‘Way Too Many Watches Guy’ allows their owner to play a different game, that of using your watch purely as an accessory to the rest of your outfit. At first I wondered if this might be just a personal weakness but a steady trickle of images from Twitter and Instagram lead me to suspect I am not alone.
Watch recognition has come a long way for sure. Those pesky luxury watch makers usually print their brand names in complicated English, even if the brands themselves aren't based in English speaking countries. No fair! Watch Radar is there to look at your Rolex and tell you that for sure, the name on the dial is Rolex. It can even tell you the model of many watches - now this is progress.
Max here. I think the Oris Diver GMT (see: http://www.oris.ch/en/watches/oris-divers-gmt-date/01-668-7639-8454-07-4-24-34eb) maybe a great alternative that is on the low price point side. It has bi-directional bezel and GMT hand and good looks. I have seen and handled it in person at an AD, and I must say I was impressed, especially when you consider the price point: ~00.00.
Just take a look at their website if you are unfamiliar with the brand, and allow the sleek and clean presentation seduce you into wanting to own one of their watches. I know this, because every single one of the people I have spoken to about Bremont in the UK, references that one experience when a shift occurred that told them that this brand was pretty cool.
3. Wait until the giveaway is over on May 31, 2013 for the winner to be chosen at random.
3. Wait until the giveaway is over on December 31, 2012 for the winner to be chosen at random.
Perhaps this is why they state this analyzer is just for "entertainment purposes" - don't expect to argue with a cop that your watch told you you were good to drive. That means TokyoFlash offers this blanket disclaimer in order to prevent from being sued if the reading is off. That doesn't mean it isn't accurate, but rather that they are trying to limit their liability.
Tech Specs from Breitling:
We discuss Ikepod and Marc Newson and how they broke up. Greubel Forsey's upcoming Art Piece 1 watch gets mulled over and why we think it might be worth the million price tag. Also, what the presidential candidate (and the President) are wearing on their wrist.
One of the A-T features I like a lot is time zone changes. Pull the crown out one stop, rotate to select your new timezone, push it back in and the hands move. Done, and you can even manage it without taking the watch off. My older model has the same feature, implemented with buttons, and I still love it for jet travel days.
You will note, looking at the movement, that it consists of many little bridges, all mounted in a way that provides glimpses into the mechanism. There is something quite organic and luxurious about these bridges in the way that they are arranged, and I am told that this will be a signature look of all Gronefeld watches in the future. The finishing process for so many bridges is obviously more time-consuming, but for the view, it is definitely worth it... (more »)
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Some people also like using those ultrasonic jewelry cleaners that use vibrations under water to loosen dirt, but this is only recommended for bracelets once you have removed them from the watch head. You don't need any fancy chemicals for these machines, just make sure the water is very hot and you have penty of washing-up liquid to break down any grease. Be aware that oils in the skin soften the edges of any scratches on the glass and these may be more noticable and look sharper after you clean your watch. In fact, unscrupulous second hand watch sellers used to rub some grease from the sides of their noses over the glass before handing the watch to a client to hide the worst scratches in exactly this way!!!