This article should benefit your perception of media and advertising. Today I take issue with use of terms such as "over sized, over stuffed, over...anything." They make me angry! And I'd like you to feel the same way anytime you see or hear them.Read more ›
3. Ask if the seller is the original owner and if the papers are included. This isn't about the watch being stolen, but rather part of making sure the watch has been cared for and is real. Buying a fake on eBay is a real concern.
As stated above, the little details about this watch are what make it a pleasure to look at. Notice the small face designed into the moonphase, which itself is gold plated. This is a commonly used feature in luxury watches, and represents that while measurements are important, one should take time in stride and not focus on limits of time, but more on the elapsing of time. The dial of the watch is crafted in what is called "Japanese Rose Wood." A special lacquering technique used to create a reddish brown that sparkles as though it contained small stars. This slightly cosmic look goes with the stars in the moonphase indicator and is reminiscent that our calendars and time telling itself base themselves on the skies and Earth movement through the cosmos.
Movement - Hand-wound, Concord C100 calibre, 16 lignesRead more ›
An artist is never alone when surrounded by inspiration. Visiting galleries and observing the works of fellow artists gives Olga a new insight on technique and provides direction. Olga is a tactile person like most artists. Her biggest surges of creative passion flow from encountering new materials. As much an artist as a collector, Olga travels far and wide gathering new materials, parts, and mechanical refuge for eventual incorporation into art. Not the first artist to practice ambitious recycling, but certainly an excellent example.
Case - Grade 2 titanium, 49 mm, aluminium unidirectional rotating bezel, anti-reflective convex sapphire crystal, screw-down back, screw-down crown and helium valve, water-resistant to 1000 m/100 bar
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For me, an Invicta watch will never replace the top brands on my list, but that isn't the role for an Invicta watch. Instead, they are functional workhorse watches that are fun and cheap enough to buy without hesitation.
Eterna Kontiki OEM Black Rubber 22mm Watch Strap New Unworn
Time Remaining: 6h 45m
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The Grand Complication line of Citizen Campanola watches houses the most complex movement that Citizen has to offer in the Campanola range (their highest range). I glowingly mention the Citizen Campanola range of watches with frequency, and hope that more of these watches become available. Until that point however, we are limited to the limited offerings that show up online.
The bezel and lugs are inset with diamonds while onyx cabochons are inset in the crown and pushers. The strap is black shark skin, commonly used these days on high-end women's watches. Construction of this watch is likely to be top notch given Temption's reputation. Although this watch is certainly fashionable, it is totally comfortable as a daily wear watch as well. The thick luminant covered hands make for easy viewing with remarkable clarity and precision. It is not often that you find a watch that mixes looks and use so well.Read more ›
The ornate detailing around the watch face is all part of the art deco theme. Use of well placed lines to enhance form while adding visual strength to the watch. Large hex screws are used to enhance the powerful look, and hidden lugs move into a vertically lined rubber strap with a secure metal clasp. The face of the Below Zero Diver watch is very legible and I like the use of a "0" at the "12" position. It not only embellishes on the Below "Zero" them, but adds to the watches identity as a measuring instrument.
The legibility of the watch has never failed me. The hands are classically shaped without being too obtrusive; they are often referred to as "baton hands". One minor complaint about the Marcello C Nettuno 3 has been that it is not bright enough in darkness. It is true that it could have more super Luminova coated on the hands, but they would then suffer from looking too blotchy as the luminent on hands must be thick in order to radiate more light. The hands are purposefully delicate to increase legibility, and I have personally never had trouble reading the hands in darkness. If you are someone who requires bright watches for night viewing, there are other watches available that have very large, richly coated hands and number indicators that will serve for such purposes. The Nettuno 3 remains classic and aesthetic despite its utilitarian roots.Read more ›
What are some of the more interesting shots/stories at the DJB Watches Blog? Well I love the one about OJ Simpson and his fake Rolex. In an attempt to seize his property to satisfy civil court judgments, it was discovered that his solid gold-looking Rolex Submariner was a fake. Wise move by OJ? Or was he duped? Hard to tell. Funny thing is that if the Rolex Submariner was a steel model, it would have been shielded from being seized by not being worth enough. Maybe the fact that OJ owned it changed the value? Interesting to think about.
Recently Engadget covered the upcoming release of the new Garmin Forerunner 405 GPS watch, that finally takes the Forerunner line of watches into something you might consider wearing outside the solitude nature. Looks are a combination of Suunto, Casio, and a little bit of Polar. Nothing to wear in a tuxedo, but certainly simple enough that you wont get the gawks people received for wearing the original Garmin Forerunner that looked like you were wearing a breathalyser on your wrist.
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After Tony Stark is kidnapped, his captors probably take the Big Bang and trade it for some more arms and armor. After his daring escape and return to Malibu, we see Tony Stark wearing a Bvlgari Diagono Sport with a black face and black leather band while in a tuxedo. The watch in the movie differs from the pictured version in that the movie watch has gold screws in the lugs holding the strap in place, which the pictured watch does not. Bvlgari obviously had some sponsorship in this movie, and the next watch Downey Jr. is seen wearing is a far fancier Bvlgari.
Several years ago Olga left Ukraine. Living in the United States resulted in a dramatic shift for Olga's artistic inspiration. California is cleaner, more generic, and less abundant with street art than many places, in particular Kiev. By no means devoid of culture, California didn't have the signs of age and invention that Olga had once experienced daily. To reinvigorate the outlet of expression, Olga turned to absorbing popular, as well as underground art. Artists must be aware of that which is being created around them. The Internet provided an excellent venue to learn of, and visualize the works of others. This is where Olga eventually learned that her style was reminiscent of steampunk.
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Xemex watches are a good value and constructed well. The company offers automatic and quartz models, both with the same high level of quality and finish. Metals used are impressive, and detailing is crisp. Having a Xemex watch myself, I can easily attest to this, and would happy to own such an interesting model as the Xemex "Quarter" Avenue 2805.04. Prices range from 00 - $ 2,500 depending on configuration and where you purchase them. Oh, Celebrities And Their Rolex Watches!
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