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Back to the watch. Looking at the crown and clasp on the bracelet, you'll find Tiffany & Co. engravings. These are laser etched markings that either say "Tiffany & Co." or the logo on the crown. More expensive pieces don't laser engrave, but rather have these markings in raised relief. I would have preferred that, give the value of the watch, as laser engraving is less expensive. Minor quibble though, I just expect a lot from Tiffany.
So the subject of this discussion is the Professional 105GMT Gold Discovery phone from Russian based luxury phone maker Mobiado. Funny enough, I hear that their phones aren't even sold in Russia. Further, I have no idea exactly what is supposed to be professional about this? Mobiado seems to have a mission to take a bunch of fancy materials and make a phone out of them. While they have succeeded in this, the sum of the parts is seemingly cheaper than the parts individually. So I'll talk about the good aspects of the phone first; the bad aspects should be obvious.
While not cheap, the BRM V12-44 is an excellent "entry level" BRM watch. Some BRM watches that exhibit amazing specially deigned movements are well in excess of ,000. The v12 series typically retails for about ,000 retail, but a mint one on eBay is available for about ,400. Probably a good deal considering the rare exclusivity of these watches.
Ernst Benz is like an estranged cousin of Panerai with little bloodline connection. It makes a heap of really large watches with "instrumental" appeal, but unlike Panerai, the watches typically suffer from being appropriate without being very unique. Oh, and they are overpriced, in my opinion. The newest from Ernst Benz is the new ChronoDiver collection, with a name as dry as the watch themselves. There is actually nothing at all wrong with the watches. They are a pretty good emulation of a theme. That theme being the diving watch chronograph. The thing is, for the over ,000 retail price, where is any character of innovation? You get a 47mm wide case, a number font that looks to be Ernst Benz-ish, and perhaps come concentric circle texturing on the dial. Otherwise, we've all seen this design hundreds of times before.
There are at least two major watches that the N16529G is based on. First is the Tiffany & Co. Streamerica, and second is the Hermes Clipper. These watches mostly cover for the case, and the face of the watch is really just designed from common themes, but has the revolving numerals in the same way that Hermes does it most of the time. There is also a bit of the Revue Thommen Streamline watch in the Nautica N16529G, which is itself a derivative of the Tiffany & Co. Streamerica.
The first of the two versions is the "A Heap of Luminous Skulls" features a vivid image of glowing skulls akin to apocalyptic scene from Terminator, only cooler. The second watch, "Juicy Skulls" is decidedly more upmarket with diamonds set in the lugs and around the bezel. The image there showing a spiked helmet wearing skull who looks happy to see you. These are just really awesome watches, I am giddy like a school boy just looking at them If you are interested in either of these or other Angular Momentum watches, they invite you to contact them here.
Taylor has had a privileged life no doubt aided by his inherent talent and skills. He gained his fortune improving of all things, thermostats. You can read more about him here. About seven years ago he began the development of this clock which he half paid for himself at a total cost of about one million English Pounds. Although this amount seems high, you have to take into consideration the budgets involved when Swiss watch makers create equally unique one-off pieces. Thus, the Corpus Clock was a bit of a bargain! Also, while Taylor is British, not Swiss, it is worth knowing that England has played an impressive role in the watch industry over the years. English watch makers are on the rise after years of relative dormancy. As such, Taylor who is himself an horologist, built the clock in honor of John Harrison, who was an English clock maker in the 18th century who solved the problem of longitude, and developed the "grasshopper" clock escapement (which was internal rather than external at the time). For the Corpus Clock, Taylor made the grasshopper escapement into an actually grasshopper, and placed it on the outside of the clock to visualize it eating away time.
Entry level is still not cheap for most people. Keep in mind that the retail price of the rose gold plated version is 50 plus, so a problem of this magnitude in a watch at this price is inexcusable. Honestly Hamilton, what went wrong here?
The other major difference in this Citizen Campanola is a new branding technique. Prior Campanola models all had "Citizen" logos on the face, and "Campanola" was only written on the back. This is no longer the case. Apparently, someone at Citizen had the idea the Campanola name is now brandable. The motive is likely an attempt to separate the several thousand dollar Campanola watch from the several hundred dollar mainstream Citizen watches. The impetus from this likely comes the popularity in global distribution of the watch outside of Japan. Inside Japan, people can accept that one company produces very high end, and very low end products, but elsewhere this does not play. For this reason you have Honda and Acura, Toyota and Lexus, though in Japan you merely have Honda and Toyota without the brand segmentation. Other watch brands such as Seiko have done this with their "Credor" models.
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Casio watches are very popular in the US, and the world for that matter. They have a reputation for making rugged, reliable, and very affordable watches. This is all based in fact. Casio doesn't actually spent the type of money on advertising that some of its rivals such as Citizen and Seiko spend.
The movement is similar to that of the Tissot T-Touch Expert save for the different functions. A feature is an End-of-Life indicator. I am not sure what this means exactly. It is either an odd name for a battery life indicator, or it tells you if the movement is about to die and you should not rely on measurements of data anymore when diving. Either is a good feature to have. In addition to the bold orange colored case, the Tissot Sea Touch will be available in white and black. No blue version? Overall I think the techie diving looks works well on the series, and really evolves the Tissot T-Touch line. What is sort of unfortunate - and this is not really a criticism - is that the watch IS so diving focused. I can see myself wanting to get this watch, but feeling that the dedicated diving features aren't ones that I would used too often, or ever. That might preclude me from buying the watch in favor of another Tissot T-Touch model. I have no idea how large the market is for diving watches used only for diving, but I would image it is not as large as the mainstream market for watches. Even though complex features on my Tissot T-Touch Expert are functional on land even if I don't really need them. So I worry a bit about Tissot having backed the Sea Touch into too much of a niche market. Just a thought.
The article points out how watch ads of old basically had the hands in the opposite position pointing down. It was then decided that hands pointing down, just look "down," and the trend was then to place them pointing up. The whole point of any watch ad is to make the watch look as presentable as possible without obstructing the name of the brand or any of the functions. It is just that simple. Though I admit to being among those people who stare at watch ads too long and point out odd little inconsistencies or oddities.
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When you see a new watch that you like. You pick it up and may think to yourself, "they really make a nice watch." This would be the logical thing to say, but a more accurate statement a lot of the time would be, "they assemble a really nice watch." And sometimes not even that. Don't kid yourself into thinking that most small watch makers and brands (both large and small) are able to make and design everything themselves. You already know that for the most part, watch movements are all sourced, and more often than not, the components that make up your watch come from many places.
It's amusing how I have reached a point when I begin to think about my past in terms of the "then current" technology. I might look at a VHS cassette tape and think fondly to bygone years when that was how we watched movies. Such nostalgic thoughts are increasing in frequency as mainstream technology quickly goes in and out of modernity. Do you remember the roughly 15-year period from the early to mid 1980s to the late 1990s when it was common to present someone with a mix tape? Even with the advent of compact discs, it was easier to create a mix tape versus a writable CD, as it involved technology that was still complex to use and expensive in the late 1990s. Now the mix tape and the CD (practically) are phased out. We are left with virtually intangible musical playlists that we send and receive. So the concept of presenting someone with a personalized soundtrack still exists, but it is just not the same.
I have always been a fan of the Clipper line. The good-looking sports watch depicted numbers oriented toward the center of the watch, with well crafted bracelets and cases that are meant to remind you of clasps and metal patches on the company's signature leather work. The new for 2008 Hermes Clipper H1 200m Diver has a name that makes it blend in with the other models, but is really something new and must more interesting.
This is the current best of the Citizen Campanola line up in my opinion, and a watch that I have and reviewed here. It is one of my favorite watches in my collection. I see maybe 1-3 of these watches that show up a year for sale on the regular channels. Buying them in America is more or less impossible, although there is a small handful of authorized dealers. You really can only get them imported via online dealers and even then it is hard to find the watch. You've probably read my words on the Citizen Campanola line of watches pretty often; but I will indicate again that the Campanola line is highest quality luxury line of watches from Japan's Citizen watch group.
The landscape of the watch industry in Switzerland, at least, is a vast network of distributor relationships, parts makers, innovation conferences, and talent exchanges. That, and watch making is a labor of love that has the unique ability these days to connect the working class artisan, with a sometimes aristocratic class of buyers; those people that create with those people who "have." The most successful of watch makers combine the skill of design and of the industry. It is possible for a maker to enjoy high commercial success without delving into the realm of technical innovation or alike, simply by tastefully combining the existing elements and relationships available to them.
Korsbek is one of these new types of high quality style emulation brands. The company uses a mixture of German and Swiss parts to create high quality limited edition watches that under-cut the price of Kobold watches by more than half much of the time. Here is one of their nicest watches that was part of a limited edition of 100. They are on to their next models, but this Korsbek Ocean Explorer watch is worth looking closely at.The Kobold retails for over a 00 more than the Korsbek. I think the Korsbek Ocean Explorer is an excellent value and interpretation of the design. Lets look at its details a bit.
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Lets look at the watches individually. First is the William Baume Retrograde. The Retrograde refers to the seconds counter with only counts in 30 second increments. After reaching the end, the hand jumps to the beginning to start the process over. The watch also features a large-ish date window at the top. You'll notice that the retrograde window is purposefully applied in manner as to disrupt the natural circle of the dial a bit. This adds a rich depth and visual appeal that might be lacking otherwise, and is welcome on a guilloche machined dial. The hands of the watch are quite nice actually. They are (thankfully) not too short and taper in and out in the middle. The hand on the retrograde dial is curved like a snake. Why? Well it does look cool of course, but in concert with the constant moving of the seconds hands across the bottom an added element of motion is presented with the non linear appearing hand. Inside is the Baume et Mercier automatic caliber LP3533 movement.
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