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The MTG1100-1A features a lot more stainless steel in the construction that some of the other Casio G-Shock models that are mostly resin. This upgrades the look a lot. The pieces looks similar to some of the newer Casio Edifice pieces as well. It takes the G-Shock series in a welcome new direction. Giving you a new reason to notice the do anything, go anywhere watches. For whatever reason Casio didn't give me details about the size of the watch, or things like water resistance. Probably 200 meters for latter. Expect size to be on par with most other Casio G-Shock watches (not too big or too small - how is that for specific?). You know you want one - I sure do. I feel like each new Casio G-Shock watch I get helps repair my lost childhood dreams little by little (I felt like a tech starved youth!). The Casio G-Shock MT-G ref. MTG1100-1A should be available now for a retail price of 0 (street price likely a bit less).
In the future, I anticipate that Orient will have a full line of manually wound watches, and then eventually watches that have both manual winding, and automatic winding (just as Swiss automatic movements do). Orient takes the time to decorate the movement with perlage polishing. Overall I am happy with the movement as it has nice operation and is made Orient themselves. It is a nice value for the money. Feels smooth in operation, and it is nice to wind via the top-mounted crown. It has all the feeling you want from a traditional style manually wound mechanical movement. You can see the movement through the sapphire caseback window. Lovers of this genre can't really go wrong.
Ananta watches are big, at 46mm wide (and between about 14mm - 16mm thick depending on the model). Still, the watch fits well, and doesn't slide around. Even on smaller Japanese wrists the watches looked good, and will look good on your wrists too. They make a wonderful statement, are and built just as you'd expect from a luxury Seiko watch. The cases are in a few parts, while the case is secured with screws to the bezel part. Thus, there is no real caseback piece. This allows for the back to be very smooth and curved a bit. The case is further 100 meters water resistant. Plus, to remove glare, the sapphire crystal is anti-reflective (AR) coated.
Have you ever been interested in an IWC Portuguese watch but couldn't afford it, or didn't want to spend the money on it? For many people, this superb classic is the epitome of luxury and style, but sometimes it is too much luxury. There are actually not too many similar watches out there (especially when it comes to the non-chronograph versions). So it is a good thing that Jorg Gray thankfully steps in to this niche with the JG1060 line of watches. The collection has a few varieties, and this pictured version is the Jorg Gray JG1060-20. For lovers of large watch out there who want something more classic in style - this is an ideal choice. The JG1060 watch is a massive 48mm wide! Really nice and big on your wrist. Other versions of the JG1060 range has different colors or slightly different dial designs - all IWC homages.
I was asked to give my opinion on how watch companies can best make sense of, and utilize iPhone applications by the IC-Agency over in Europe, that spends a lot of time trying to figure out how luxury brands should utilize the Internet. I do the same for watch companies so I was happy to think about the salient issue. You may have noticed that over the past few months, it seems as though every major watch maker is releasing iPhone applications that are mostly free to download. These are marketing tools for them, and the question for them is why and how to do it, and the pay-off for you (the consumer or user of the applications), is having useful and fun watch applications for your iPhone or other mobile phone devices.
Last year at Baselworld Universal Geneve presented its Cabriolet watch with the new UG 101 movement. Important to the movement was its use of a micro rotor used to automatically wind the movement (Universal Geneve calls it the "Microtor"). Micro rotors are nothing new, but have traditionally stayed far away from "reasonably priced" watches. I am not saying the Microtor watch is going to be Seiko prices, but it certainly will be within the range of "I could save up for that." While last year's Cabriolet was more of a unique watch with a square flip around case, this year's Microtor is a lot more sober of a looker.
The timepiece is a fun idea in a cheeky sort of way. You have an easy to live with watch that has some unique qualities you won't find anywhere else. The watch is meant to be a new type of fashion accessory, just like the Livestrong bracelets of a few years ago. And just like those silicon rubber bracelet the Red8 watch is available in a slew of colors. Not to mention that the Red8 does comes with an easily removable... silicon rubber bracelet. See this one here in red. The little elements on the Red8 watch are done in a quality manner. I am afraid that fashion forward types getting one of these may not be able to appreciate some of the more minor touches, but they are there. You can tell that effort went into the watch being able to satisfy even snobs like me. Staying on the topic of the strap, you'll notice the well designed PVD metal buckle with double pins. The metal has nice sharp edges and feels quality made. You get a nice Red8 logo engraved in it as well.
The Swarovski Octea Sports Lady features their beautiful crystals encircling a 39mm case! That's pretty big! It's solid - hefty - stainless steel with crystals... You must be a strong woman to wear this. And an adventurous one at that! With a traditional diver's watch as its inspiration, the Swarovski Octea Sports Ladies' Watch is complete with rotating bezel, to keep track of your dive, and a very easy to read date indicator.
A watch like this upcoming Guer Man Trace is easy to make fun of. I mean it is pretty interesting look, and I see all of the artistic merit - I am sure I would even wear one. But instead of us feeling all wowed by its novelty, we are going to be compelled to laugh about it. It does come in a log watch box after all. This little concept brings me back to the early 1990s when one of my favorite cartoons of all time was on, Ren & Stimpy. Of the most iconic elements of the adultish cartoon show was their in-show advertisements of absurd hypothetical products. Do you remember "Log." The piece of wonder wood could do it all. It's Log... it is big, it is heavy, it is wood. Log for boys and girls, it is better than bad, it is good. These are some lines from the jingle, can you hear me saying it out loud in a satirical serious manner as I am sure the Guer Man marketing people might. Hear it via YouTube below. The actual commercial is not on there due to copyright reasons I am sure. So what was the deal with log? Well it could do anything, including being a watch box - even in non...carpenterized form.
If you aren't familiar with this watch, it will take a while to explain. Being the first "Christophe Claret" branded watch to come out of the genius' watch shop, Christophe felt the need to sacrifice nothing when making his half million dollar wonder watch. It needed to epitomize the technological sophistication the Claret shop watch capable of, as well as giving the luxury watch loving world something totally different. The watch shows the time on two rubber belts. Has a monopusher chronograph, a flying tourbillon, and a hammer and gong that chimes each time you press the chronograph pusher. While these are the function, the construction, complexity of the movement, and over all design are "other worldly." I've never see anything like this. Claret is also known for making movement for brands such as Jean Dunand and Maitres du Temps. If you want to have an impressive 0,000 plus watch, Claret is the man to go to.
The watch comes in a great looking black box with a well detailed instruction sheet and separate easy reference guide. Good documentation overall, but like I said, you won’t need too much time with the instructions because the functions are intuitive and straightforward. Besides, most of the functions are underwater only. With a retail price of ,199 the Suunto Elementum Aqua is on the pricey side, though it is on par with its closest competitor which is the Tissot Sea-Touch. The good news is that actual street price is going to be more often than not less than the suggested retail price. A great addition to the Suunto line that is sure to resonate well with diving enthusiast fans of the brand and anyone who wants a simple to use and reliable dedicated diving watch instrument. Oh, and who doesn’t get a reassuring and cool feeling when they see “Manufactured In Finland” on a product. What else do you know that is made there?
Really soon (6pm on September 24th) it will be time for the Only Watch 2009 watch auction. I summed up the detail a bit here, and here. Click there to get the specs on it all. Frankly I am a bit tired of writing "Only Watch" 2009, but just because there has been so much to say about it. The concept is really cool; your favorite watch makers need to make special unique watches that are then sold to the super elite, and the money goes to charity. The auction is held at the Monaco Yacht show every other year.
eBay is my default place to go for just about anything - especially watches. While eBay isn't liked going to have the particular watches from the above special retailers, it is going to have over 300,000 watches with great deals available for whatever, or whoever you are looking for. Use their search tools to find out exactly what you need, and get it in minutes. Need suggestions? Use the tools there and try searching for women's watch under 0 from sellers located in North America (I most always use this last option for quick shipping situations). How about vintage gold watches under ,000? You can search for more than one item at a time, but using a "search in the alternative" query like this for example, "watch (swatch, tissot, omega)." That will have eBay look for either items with "swatch, tissot, or omega" and the term "watch" in it. eBay can easily supplement your holiday watch purchase needs, or be your one stop shop - especially if you know what you want.
One of the best features of Ladoire's website is under the "Helvet Manufacture" tab, or you can just click here. It has an explosion of the movement, but more importantly it shows you were each part was made. All in Switzerland of course. The reason it is so interesting is because one, it really helps you appreciate how certain companies specialize in certain parts, and seconds, it really helps you understand the core elements of a movement. Plus, you can see how certain regions in Switzerland sometimes specialize in certain parts. For example, you see that the screws all come from the same area in Switzerland, and likely the same company. Ladoire themselves manufactures the movements at the Helvet Manufacture.
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The watch is also very light. The resin strap connected to the steel and plastic case made it feel as though it were filled with air. The more substantial looking titanium version probably weight a bit more, but not by much. You can see how the case curves one the sides. While the back is flat, these curves help it lay sturdily on one's wrist. Casio Pathfinder watches have always enjoyed an outdoorsy though technical feel. Always a bit ahead of our times, and always very detailed. No simple lines or curves here. Casio has done a good job making sure a watch like this fits well this all things "active." Be it at the gym, on a boat, in a vehicle, on the trail, or walking in an urban area. For the rest of us, the timepiece is a "watch nerd's delight." The major downfall of course is that it is not a formal watch. So keep it with your active and casual outfits.
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