Longiness Dolce Vita watches

Longiness Conquest watches

Breguet seems to refer to the movement inside of the Classique La Musical as both the caliber 777 and 901. It can't be both, but I suspect it is the 777. The 901 may be a base automatic upon which the music functions are built. The movement is actually an automatic - which I found surprising given the fact that it needs a lot of space for the moving music box disc and blades. It operates at 4Hz and has 45 hours of power reserve with the sound function turned on (55 without). A pusher allows you to activate or deactivate the alarm function. Though with it on you'll probably need to still manually wind the watch a lot. You have to expect that if you wear a timepiece such as this you are going to play with it an awful lot.

What I Learned Building A Watch With aBlogtoWatch At Frederique Constant Inside the Manufacture

It sounds like you are asking if polishing your watch during servicing will affect its value. That is a good questions and highly subjective to the collector. If you want to preserve the value of your watch as vintage, then polishing is not recommended. The same goes for replacing anything visible - hands, dial, bezel. A full movement service, on the other hand, is an excellent idea.

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Longiness Saint Imier watches

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Overall we like the dial a lot, whether in the sunburst silver with aged-style lume or the black and white dial. We feel that the detailing for the date window and disc could have been a bit better. Hamilton merely cuts a small hole for the date window, which is in a white tone that doesn't match anything else on the dial. A simple frame or matching date disc would have helped this good dial look even better.

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Longiness admiral watches

Fortunately for us, the Zetios lineup (on which this edition is based, if you recall) has the technical chops to match the design. Tucked away within the case you have a DD 4500 automatic mechanical movement with a 40-hour power reserve, which drives the aforementioned chronograph, as well as the large date display. On top of the case you have a curved sapphire crystal; around back you've got a flat sapphire set into the screwed-in case back. Lume is present on the dial and hands (apologies, we weren't able to locate a lume picture), and you do have a limited bit of water resistance (rated at 30m, so don't go swimming with this one).

Citizen Eco-Drive Satellite Wave-Air GPS Watch Hands-On Hands-On

These days Ball watches are an easy buy. Well-made mechanical Swiss watches that tend to fit the bill nicely and their prices are more fair than inflated. Ubiquitous tritium gas tube illumination ain't bad either. Ball's core design ethos is split between original designs, al la Engineer Hydrocarbon creations, as well as faithful homages. This new Fireman Classic 40mm is among the latter. It isn't the first time anyone has given a nod to Patek Philippe, and this latest Ball watch is their interpretation of the the Patek Philippe 5107 from a dial design perspective.

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TudorMini Sub

The restless drive for innovation pursued by watch companies has left a trail of "firsts" and these are a good place to start for the cost-conscious collector. An example of the first ever automatic wristwatch, the Harwood from the late 1920s can be bought for less than £300.

It’s hard to put down in words how much I love the Grand Seiko 44GS. Unveiled at Baselworld, this watch is a reproduction of the original 44GS from over 46 years ago. It measures just 37mm wide and looks plain to the untrained eye. However, the original 44GS was the watch that set the tone and style of the Grand Seiko that followed it. Our Contributing Editor James was lucky enough to be able to have an up-close and personal session with these new watches and as you would expect, the new 44GS is beautifully made.

Some enthusiasts might scoff at the notion of high-end quartz watches, but if you need unrivaled timekeeping and multiple functions in a watch, quartz is still the way to go. The Omega Spacemaster Z-33 is the spiritual successor the X-33 which was discontinued years ago. Cased in grade 5 titanium, the Z-33 packs a whole lot of functions that would aid and delight astronauts and pilots alike. Here’s what we think of Omega’s latest high-end quartz watch.

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Frank Muller Gravity skeletion

The movement is well designed and great to look at, even though the tones are dark, appreciation of the detail is not difficult. Another important addition to the dial are the actual minute and hour indicators around the periphery on a flange ring. It might not seem like much, but it does allow for some measure of legibility. The hands are on the stubby side for sure, but reading the time shouldn't be an issue.

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Patek Philippe Golden Ellipse

In some regard the equation of time is the ultimate useless, yet emotional complication. It is a scale that goes from plus or minus 15 minutes on the dial. What does it do? The idea is to show you the difference between the true solar time and the "civilian" time. This is also called the difference between the apparent solar time and the mean solar time. This exists because based on where you are standing on this planet, the time might look a bit different. This difference is always somewhere between plus or minus 15 minutes.

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IWC watches

I can say that this combination of durability and elegance in the case of these freshly released Edifice watches, could well be appealing for many - and when considering all the functions safely packaged into the cases, spiced up with splashes of dynamic colors, I imagine that many will find a piece that matches their expectations. The Edifice EQW-A1200 will be premium priced, but still under ,000. The similar digital analog models that will come to the US market are going to be less expensive than that. casio.com

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Before we discuss aspects such as the design of the watch, it is important to discuss exactly what the GB-6990B and GB-X6900B watches can do with Bluetooth and the new Generation 2 Engine Japanese quartz movement. Casio is excited to announce that the watches can now be used to control your smartphone's music player and you can also control your watch from your phone. As far as we know these are novel features.

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Replica IWC Ingenieur Watches

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On the wrist, the Ka La has a very one-of-a-kind design given the loopy lugs and the disc-based seconds hand - the case is 43mm wide. Inherently the things which make this watch different than most other three-hand timepieces are simple and basic. Having said that, playing with the design of the lugs and the seconds hand really makes the watch look like something else. Rather than have a hand, the Ka La uses a disc for the seconds indicator, and it really changes the dynamic of the dial.

As an Internet-only brand, Christopher Ward is a good indicator of market trends. They listen to their customers very closely, and even introduce limited-edition models for their fans' forum. They've had "hundreds of requests" for a reduced size version of their C60 Trident model, and are now adding 38mm versions of the Trident. There's also the 'W61' model for women, which differs only in a shorter strap length.

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Jaeger LeCoultre watches

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It is also worth noting that the Capeland comes in at least two dial styles, with two different movement options, and a range of dial colors. There are also strap and bracelet options. Baume & Mercier is meant to be a more mass appeal brand, so each new model has to be a family with a lot of members. What we have here for review is the 44mm wide Capeland ref. 10068. This is toward the top of the line of the Capeland collection, only matched by a version of this model with a solid 18k rose gold case that is more expensive. It is also worth noting, that the 10068 is about 30-40% more expensive than the base level Capeland models... (more »)

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The Ivresse may come off as something of a one trick pony with its curved case, but that loses sight of the package as a whole.  As a marker of things to come, it is very exciting to see this young brand gain market traction in such a memorable way.

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Breitling Superocean Heritage watches

N.O.A will also release the same pieces without the skull. So here is where it gets confusing. The new piece with the skull and crossbones motif is called the N.O.A Ghost collection, while the watches without the skull are the Skell collection. Probably would have been better the other way around, but it wouldn't be the Swiss watch industry without quirks.

While you have all of the usual suspects for affordables in this category, there's a new one that came across our radar that we thought was worthwhile bringing to your attention. That model is the Bulova Hack, by Bulova. At first glance, it's easy to see that this fits into the military theme for a watch - and it's just not some styling exercise. This actually has ties into their archive - a much earlier iteration of the Hack was issued to the U.S. Army during World War II. So, not quite a trench watch, but definitely in that lineage.

Once you understand the principle concept behind the Sonata, the overall design and dial layout makes more sense. The watch is beautifully niche in its design offering a very distinct look that is anything but mainstream. You have to ask yourself - who wears a watch like this on a daily basis? An amalgamation of high-end watch styles borrowing from Ulysse Nardin's toolbox of talents, the Sonata Streamline is a timepiece for the truly "initiated." Price is ,000 and ,000ulysse-nardin.ch

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