A Very Rare Skeleton Speedmaster Jubilee 27 Chro C12

It is easy to see how this watch came into existence. Zodiac is part of the uber-mediocre Fossil watch company. Think of a committee sitting around together. Maybe only one or two of them knows anything about the technical side of watch making. The rest are product designers, hipsters, and marketing people who like to gauge market trends. Someone blandly comments, "Zodiac has a deep history with diving, let's create something bold, that fits in the existing product line." The non-technical designers go to work, basically ignoring most of the functional elements, and only focusing on pure form, or what their teachers awarded them on in product design school. They take into consideration the memo that big watches are in, they look at other diving watches, and have some idea of the materials they can work with. Oh, and watches tend to look more 'legitimate' when there are lots of instrumental looking hash marks on the dial. Who knows what odd impractical thing they came up with initially?

A lot of things can merit such a seal; and like the Good Value Award, it is not necessarily an item, but it could be an event, action, brand, occurrence or otherwise. If you see a Seal of Approval award, it means that I fully endorse the subject of the article without any major reservations. While you are free to disagree with my opinions, you can be sure that I put time and thought in to evaluating the subject matter to make sure it is impressively outstanding enough. A Seal of Approval on a watch usually means it is certainly worth owning, if you can afford it and appreciate its qualities.

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Surprisingly, Ball Watch Co. is about to release a relatively straight-forward and simple watch. I am a big fan of the brand, but lately their new watches have been getting functionally (and cosmetically) more and more complex. I always have appreciated their simple masculine looks that weren't trying to hard to be something they were not.

While, for the most part, the Bell-Matic may not be considered rare it is difficult to find one in decent enough condition that warrants the time and expense to restore it. A good percentage of the Bell-Matics I see have rusted cases and/or rusted movements and since parts for these watches can be difficult if not impossible to find it's always best to start with one in good condition. Also, not all watch makers will work on them.




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Bell & Ross Vintage Jumping Hour Watch Line Does The Functional Style Justice

Bell & Ross Vintage Jumping Hour Watch Line Does The Functional Style Justice

What I really like about this watch is the cohesiveness of the design and the nice features. To me, this is what the quintessential Japanese mechanical diving watch should be. Seiko was finally able to take everything people loved about Japanese styled diving watches and combine them together into one watch that absolutely typifies the theme. You aren't buying a Japanese copy of a Swiss watch, you are getting something that is pure Japanese refinement from the look of the dial and hands to the philosophy in the movement (which has a wonderfully smooth seconds hand unlike cheaper automatic movements). Seiko watches have always preferred functionality over form, but a style has developed overtime. One of these elements is the 4 o'clock position of the crown, as well as the large number indexes and no nonsense bezel. Inside the face you'll notice a sloped chapter ring with minute increment marks that make the watch easy to read, and happens to add a nice 3-D look to the watch. Further, the rich luminant on the face and hands are a bright plus as seen in the video above.

The Japanese seem hell bent on devising new ways of telling the time. Countless experimental watches both novel and down right silly have been released over the years with an alternative to the traditional dial or digital approach to telling the time. Lots of them have you counting dots or lines, and doing some formula in your head to tell the time. I admit that many of them have looked pretty cool, I'd nay choose them as a device for chronometric measurement.

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Inside the watch you'll find a newer ETA Valjoux 7753 "Valgranes," which is basically a newer and larger Valjoux 7750. Functions provide the time, date, and 12 hour chronograph, which is well integrated here with a tri-compax subdial array. I do like how well the rear window has been placed to allow for view of the movement in its lightly decorated manner. The watch itself is 44mm wide without the crown; good size.

You might be wondering what Voltron has to do with watch making. Well, nothing actually, though I did think this segment of Voltron forming was cool. It also helps me illustrate a point about the watch industry, and how a good watch is really made up from the efforts of several entities working together.

Vacheron Constantin Metiers d’Art Tribute To Explorers 2008 Watches: Not Particularly Good Tributes To Great Explorers Watch Releases While I really like the idea, I just don't think Vacheron Constantin succeeding in getting the point across with these watches. The Metiers d’Art Tribute To Great Explorers 2008 collection is meant to honor Marco Polo and Christopher Columbus with well crafted watches that have old-style maps on them. Solid gold cases frame sophisticated enamel art with gold accents throughout. The enamel style is called "grand feu" and is apparently very tricky to get done right. I have no doubt that the methods used to creates this artistic watches are world-class, and that the fit and finish is top-notch. But that is not what a nice watch is all about in the end.

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Montblanc Grand Tourbillon Heures Mysterieuses Is Like A Watch In A Tuxedo

Montblanc Grand Tourbillon Heures Mysterieuses Is Like A Watch In A Tuxedo

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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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Diamond & Platinum Rolex President Timepiece On JamesList.com

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When a Bell-Matic is restored it is not only a thing of beauty but a very unique and rare timepiece often sought after by collectors. Here is a prime example of a completely restored Seiko Bell-Matic.

This review of the Tissot T-Touch Expert is about the quartz watch that made quartz watches cool again. Years ago when I first began my acquaintance with mechanical watches, the notion that quartz watches were inferior began to develop. These less expensive, economy movements of mass production couldn’t hold ground to the growing fascination I was having with mechanical movements. Even though mechanical movements are less precise than their quartz contenders, I still feel a preference for the level of dedication and time that goes into mechanical watch creation.

Here is something you don't see every day. The intensely unique HMS watch line from true avant garde French watch maker JP Lepine Belharra is not seen very often. This boutique watchmaker hails from Paris, but has Swiss roots and has a handful of carefully crafted underwater machine looking watches. The HMS (probably standing for "Her Majesty's Ship") watch used JP Lepine Belharra's signature case, which is its most standout feature. The case itself is constructed from several parts and have articulated ball-jointed lugs. The cases are 40mm wide and known to be very comfortable. I like the use of contrasting polish and brushed steel. The watches are based on the designs from some of JP Lepine Belharra's ocean themed pen collections. Also notable is that Belharra makes the limited edition Titanic DNA pens for Romain Jerome.

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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Holy Grail Eterna Super KonTiki IDF Watch Available

Holy Grail Eterna Super KonTiki IDF Watch Available

This rare Tiffany & Co. watch is currently available on eBay. It is a hell of a deal with an auction starting at ,500 for a pristine example of this Mark T-57 Tri-Retrograde model. Worth checking out, as this increasingly rare model has a lot of desirable features and functions.

One thing that isn't obvious if you've never played with this watch is how the functions "come to life." Press your finger on the compass portion of the face, and the hands reorient themselves to form a pointer, with the longer end (minute hand) pointing north. The LCD panel then displays the degrees (0-360). You don't get to see the time while in this mode, but you get a fully functional electronic compass on your wrist. I imagine that Les Stroud uses this a lot, though he is less inclined to admit it. I know I would use it instead of relying on the sun for direction. To place the watch back in the default time telling mode, you just put your finger on the function again to return to the standard watch mode.

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