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CASIO TOUGH SOLAR WL 20D 1A STAINLESS STEEL WATCH
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While a steel bracelet is also available, this model comes on the incredibly durable natural kautschuck super strap. This stuff feels like it could stop a bullet (Yeah...I am not suggesting you try it). The clasp is a fold over locking clasp. This is a good combination of a fitted strap, but one that can also be adjusted. See the images for an idea, as describing it in words is likely to cause confusion. The signed deployment is nice without being too big, and the deployment itself is really easy to operate. I've never once pinched myself, and always felt comfortable with it. Speaking of comfort, the long size of the case fits really well over your wrist. This means that even if you wear the strap a bit loose, the case will not jostle around too much and stays secure. This is actually really important because an adventure watch should not be prone to wrist fatigue that can occur from a strap that is too tight or too loose.
Temption is very proud of the process involved in attaching the sapphire crystal to the dial of the Cameo. As you can probably imagine, sapphire crystals are usually glued into place. This gives it a nice sealed look, but how strong is the bond? The Cameo uses a unique curved rectangular sapphire crystal (which I can imagine is expensive). Instead of gluing it to the dial and bezel, the sapphire crystal on the Cameo is chemically bonded (which sounds a lot like gluing) to the watch itself, which is apparently a more secure form of bonding that glue. Why is this? Well if you think about it, most sapphire crystals have all curved edges (most are simply round). However, looking at the Cameo, the crystal has square edges, which are notoriously difficult to seal. Thus, if Temption used the ol' gluing method, it could not ensure a good watertight seal. Never wanting to let anyone down, Temption decided to involve a more complex process in attaching the sapphire crystal so that it would be as watertight as possible. There is a special mirrored coating on the sides of the crystal to hide the bonding, making the effect completely transparent.Read more ›
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None of this is necessarily a bad thing, and small watch makers are often proud of where they get their parts from. You see, only the largest of watch makers are able to be "vertically integrated." Meaning they make all (or most) of the parts that go into the watches themselves, plus assemble the watches. Even then, there are often highly specialized parts that are sourced. Behemoth watch maker Swatch still relies on certain outside companies to make watch parts from time to time. That, or they just buy the parts manufacturer and bring them into the family. Swatch is one of the only European watch makers that can be said to actually have an integrated manufacturing system. Large makers such as Citizen and Seiko in Japan likely make most of their parts, some of which are perhaps actually manufactured in China (though lets not stress that part of it). We know that American based Fossil relies heavily on China for parts, which makes sense given their less than world class wrist watch offerings.
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This is a very large watch, with a case width of 49mm (the actual dial is 32mm wide). You'll have to be prepared for a watch that takes up most of your wrist, but you do want to show a watch like this off. If you aren't in love with the black on gray palette on the dial, there are a few other colors available with white, red, and of course the black. Be aware that this is a limited edition watch of only 50 pieces in each tone. Not to worry though, because if you like the Nazca collection there are many other models (a bit different and without the power reserve). Each shares the iconic looking chiseled case. This particular model will run you about 00. Check them out and enjoy.Read more ›
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I don't think this means that phones are to be carried on chains, nor do I envision any return to wardrobe formality that pocket watches may at one point have been associated with. I do however wish to point out to all those people who think their phone is as good as a watch (if not better), and share with them the behavior that they are emulating. A marked step back in the ability of the average person to tell the time with ease, and reduction in the ability for a person to accessorize. For those of you still not persuaded, you should just pick up a pocket watch and be done with it.
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There is something organic about the seemingly industrial montage of lines and materials used in Sarpaneva watches. The Korona features 4 layers in the face, which need to be painstakingly hand sculpted for each watch. The materials on the face are mostly steel, but there is also the rose gold moon (on some models) and "diamond coated black" finishing on some of the steel. There are actually a lot of customization options here for interested parties, and various finish combinations can be ordered. First you have to like the watch itself, then you can nitpick over the small details with the watch makers.
The Mark T-57 doesn't share too much design-wise with the rest of the Tiffany & Co. Mark lines of watches; other than the signature Tiffany & Co. use of Roman numerals, and the black rotor on the movement. In fact, the design is highly distinct for Tiffany & Co. as a whole. Although they have been able to retain a classic, yet "different" look for themselves, the T-57 is much more ambitious a look for Tiffany & Co. in relation to their existing line of watches. I wrote a while ago regarding the lineage of the design itself, you can read here and see a bit about how the looks of the Tiffany Mark T-57 came to be. My theory is that the non rubberized version of the Mark T-57 stemmed from a design exercise of the watch. Tiffany & Co. is not used to having too many sporty watches, and I think they made a good decision to include the non rubber coated version of the watch (which is the version I own). Just in case it was not clear, the vulcanized rubber that I am speaking of is placed on the middle of the links on the bracelet and between the alternating segments on the bezel.
Returning to my original statement regarding my feelings for quartz and mechanical watches, I’d like to tell you how the Tissot T-Touch Expert made me feel good about wearing a quartz watch again. No mechanical movement now or in the future will be able to do what this watch does. Not a chance. I don’t see this watch as being an homage to the fine tradition of watch making. Rather, the T-Touch Expert is a complex and wonderful gadget — one that happens to tell the time and sit on your wrist as well as perform many other functions. The Tissot T-Touch would make any boy the envy of the school yard, and make any grown man giddy at all the functionality. Men young and old alike will appreciate its looks and its character. This Tissot just epitomizes the watch you walk by seeing in a window and instantly know you want one. With retail price of around 00 it isn’t the cheapest indulgence, but it’s well made, something you won’t regret, and can easily function as your weekend or weekday watch. t-touch.comRead more ›
I can easily say that many attorney's I have met either have a nice watch, are interested in watch making, or are plain watch fanatics. Lawyers tend to covet well know brands, but that does not encompass every watch a lawyer may like. There are even those lawyers who prefer very low end watches, especially when meeting with client or speaking to a jury in order to allow them to better blend in and appeal to the lay person. Overall you'll be hard pressed to find a lawyer that doesn't wear a watch, or have idle interest in the one(s) they have.
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I've appreciated the Elemental watch from England based Linde Werdelin for a while. I still don't understand the "Biformeter" name on the watch, but it sounds cool enough. The watches were always nice looking, very rugged, and techie looking timepieces better suited to James Bond style excursions rather than lumberjack journeys.
Genuine Jaquet Droz Wristwatch Black Rubber Band Strap 21 mm
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Because this style of decoration is so "classic" in the watch world, I think every one should have at least one example of it. Such beauty is really hard to appreciate unless you are looking right at it, as it is a very visual type of splendor. Limes is unusual in the small watch making world for making their own cases, and some dials. That is one of the ways that they can keep costs down. Owned by Ickler, Limes is a thoroughly German brand with a well-priced and attractive line.
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