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Over the years, analog G-Shock watches have continually improved. The Smart Access crown was a huge part of that (making it easier to adjust the settings), as was a focus on legibility. The MR-G MRG-G1000 isn't going to be as fully featured as some digital G-Shock watches, but makes up for it in high-tech visual style. In addition to solar power generation, GPS and atomic clock syncing, and time functions, it also has the date, day of the week, alarm, world time indicator, 24 minute chronograph, second time zone, AM/PM indicator, and new and improved back light. This latter feature is pretty cool and is something you need to experience to appreciate. The back light is a new white LED that is much brighter than those on some previous models. Casio has had issues when it came to darkness illumination for some of its analog G-Shock watches in the past. In addition to luminant on the hands and hour markers, the new LED back light is brighter than ever, and for the first time turns on and off with a gentle "fade on/fade off" action that is neat.

Romain Jerome and Batman fans will love the new limited edition watch, but it won't win any converts who are more interested in traditional horological fare. In many ways, the almost ,000 timepiece is the ultimate Batman fan-boy wearable. It captures the dark, strong essence of the modern Batman characters nicely, and the design isn't so over-the-top that the watch cannot be worn outside of comic book enthusiasts events and meetings. What I don't understand is where the "DNA" part comes in.

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The time-setting crown is at 3 o’clock and features a Maurice Lacroix logo. Ribbed sides like the crown for the bezel make it very easy to grasp. Despite sticking out from the case, it does not cut into my wrist noticeably. I prefer the look with the crown in the traditional location, rather than being offset somewhere else.

And while the dial is nicely done, with its all-black indices, very subtle "Clous de Paris" pattern in its center, and nicely executed apertures for the day and date indications, there are one or two "shortfalls" that keep it away from perfection. Despite the numerous more subtle details of the dial, what attracts more attention than the large, curvy indices are the two "railroad" style hour and minute tracks that embrace the black numerals. When viewed directly from above, they tend to blend into the dial, while from most other angles, they stand out for their added depth and highlighted texture.

Inside the watch is a Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750 automatic chronograph movement with custom automatic rotor. The dial of the Porsche Design Timepiece No. 1 and the Porsche Design Chronograph Titanium Limited Edition is pure Porsche Design no-nonsense function with a hint of style. This is where the original Chronograph is most homaged. It is solid, restrained sports watch at its best and gives the dial a highly functional and timeless feel. I even like how it is complimented by the slightly rounded case. Overall, a solid offering from Porsche Design. Though, one issue people are going to have is the price, which feels a bit high for what you are getting, despite the Porsche Design name. The reference 4046901830908 Porsche Design Chronograph Titanium Limited Edition is priced at ,850 and the reference 4046901830892  Porsche Design Timepiece No. 1 is priced at ,550. Each of the two models will be limited to 500 pieces. porsche-design.com

Nixie Wrist Wearable Flying Drone

Nixie Wrist Wearable Flying Drone

Consumers like to get the most out of their money, and for many watch collectors, this means getting their pieces from the grey market and not brand boutiques or authorized dealers. If we are just looking at pure prices, it is hard to beat the grey market dealers. The reasons are numerous and have been covered elsewhere on this blog. But did you know that there are some unexpected benefits of buying from authorized dealers and brand boutiques, apart from having peace of mind and the sheer experience? We tell you what some of these perks are.

For full appreciation of the crystal-clear melodic sound without inference from the mechanical oscillations, Jaeger-LeCoultre has added a silent regulator - an indispensable component of the chiming mechanism that is known to create a subtle but audible buzzing noise when the chiming is in operation. The resulting movement emits less noise, allowing for an easier appreciation of the sound of the trebuchet hammers.

I mention the above as a semi-explanation of the fact that Hublot doesn't always have all the details settled when they announce a new partnership or product. The major question on the table is whether or not there will be a limited production "Mr. Brainwatch Edition" watch. I surmise that there likely will be, and that Mr. Brainwash's acrylic paint-covered Big Bang UNICO 45 timepiece will likely have future versions with a more permanent type of color application. We just don't know more than that yet. I also hear that a small number of "Mr. Brainwash painted" limited edition Hublot watches exist, and something will happen with them.

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3. Wait until the giveaway is over on November 30, 2014 for the winner to be chosen at random. A couple of basic rules. You can only enter once. You must comment with a valid e-mail address where you can be reached. Your comment must be confirmed and approved. You must complete the objectives to be considered. You are responsible for providing your contact shipping information if you are chosen. Shipping restrictions to non-US entrants may apply based on sponsor's policies. Giveaway watch selection based on sponsor's inventory and watch availability. All comments made after the end of the giveaway period will not be considered. If you are chosen as a winner, you then have 24 hours to ensure receipt of your full shipping information or an alternative winner will be chosen. For the full terms and conditions, please click here.

On the wrist, the Konstantin Chaykin Genius Temporis is 44mm wide and offered in 18k rose gold. Attached to the case is a black alligator strap, and the overall design is quite interesting, even among otherwise "classically-inspired" timepieces. Just the design alone would make it noteworthy, but the inclusion of the clever complication that offers a single-handed watch with an optional indication of the minutes makes it that much more special. In other words, this is exactly what Konstantin Chaykin has raised his fans to expect. The Konstantin Chaykin Genius Temporis watch was debuted at the 2014 SalonQP show in London, held between the 6th and 8th of November. Price is 25,000 Euros. konstantin -chaykin.ru

The Hamilton Watches From The Movie Interstellar

The Hamilton Watches From The Movie Interstellar

Of course, some people are simply going to hate the large indicator arc on the side of the watch. I mean it does detract from the sheer elegance of the design, but there are plenty of other more simple Seiko or other watches that don't have that feature. Having a Seiko Kinetic Direct Drive movement is about the love of interacting with your watch - similar to the pleasure many people have with their mechanical watches. Only in a Seiko Kinetic Direct Drive, you have all the accuracy and reliability of a quartz movement. The specific movement inside of the Seiko Sportura Kinetic Direct Drive is the caliber 5D22. The next move up from a Kinetic Direct Drive movement would be one of the thermo-compensated Seiko quartz movements (found in some of their high-end divers and Grand Seiko models), and then Spring Drive. Of course this is in the scope of quartz crystal regulated movements.

ABTW: What I like about this watch is I feel like it reflects the taste of the actual cosmopolitan woman today – much more so than the gaudy, blinged-out, old-feeling styles many watchmakers mistakenly think women want. Everywhere I see sophisticated urban women wearing larger, more masculine-styled watches, with a more monochromatic, minimal look. However, it’s not always easy to find styles like that unless it’s a men’s model.

The Hamilton Khaki Pilot Day Date also has a 42mm wide steel case, and in this case, contains a Swiss ETA 2834-2 automatic movement that offers the time with a day and date complication. The watch retails for a reasonable 5 on the steel bracelet as it was worn in the movie. Keep an eye out for more Hamilton watches in movies, and if you haven't yet seen Interstellar, I highly recommend it. Just don't expect to understand everything that is going on in full, and if you are a physicist prepare to relax your logic and education just a bit. hamiltonwatch.com

Uniform Wares 351 Series 351/RG-01 Watch Review

Uniform Wares 351 Series 351/RG-01 Watch Review

Mk II is special because of Bill's eye for quality and details. When Mk II wants a watch to be a certain way, it is. The brand is a unique opportunity to receive a modern or vintage-style military-themed watch in a brand new package. One of the major reasons why people like buying homage watches is because they don't want to put up with the rarity, price, or low quality of vintage watches. Mk II is among the rare brands that produces items of this nature with such an meticulous eye. They aren't for everyone, but I don't think fans of the concept will be disappointed.

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Bremont Lightweight E-Type Chronometer Watch In Collaboration With Jaguar Cars

Bremont Lightweight E-Type Chronometer Watch In Collaboration With Jaguar Cars

In essence, while the A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Tourbillon Pour Le Mérite remained the same despite the subtle change to the 41.9 millimeter wide case's material, it remains just as impressive technologically as it ever was. Given that we are talking A. Lange & Söhne here – at its finest and most complicated – prices follow stubbornly, as the A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Tourbillon Pour Le Mérite is priced at 2,900, and again, in this particular combination, it will be available in A. Lange & Söhne boutiques only. alange-soehne.com

Ambrelus Dreadnought Takes Watch Winder Design To New Level

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The moral of the story is that if you invest wisely in watches that are known to retain value well and have ongoing desirability, you can move value around in clever ways without having to resort to buying new watches outright when you want something new. Becoming skilled at trading watches as well as selling unwanted pieces from your collection is a time-honored approach for enjoying a lot of luxury watches without needing the full budget for them all.

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According to Omega, the Master Co-Axial movements are tested to resist magnetic fields to about 15,000 Gauss. Apparently that is the strength of an MRI machine - so if I understand Omega correctly you are now safe to wear a Master Co-Axial equipped watch while being scanned in an MRI machine... if you really needed to.

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Most men with six and a half to seven seven inch wrists who would pick the short strap on a watch like the Tangente, will be picking the regular length strap on a watch such as the Nomos Tetra. The short strap is perfect for a woman with a six inch wrist.

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