Month: March 2015

Chips with everything?

I particularly like the comment made by Breitling with this slightly barbed reference: “For Breitling, there was no question of turning a watch into an extension dependent on a phone and less high-performance than the latter,” it noted.

Something different (3)

an Orbiting mechanical movement which moves as the hour hand would do in a conventional watch, but in an almost Tourbillon-esque manner, has to be something rather special . . .

Timex race colors

At last the use of color and decent sized hands plus a bit of imagination regarding placement of everything and it looks like a winner – IF you’re into yachting of course, otherwise the delay chronograph starts of 1, 3 and 5 minutes doesn’t make much sense.

Swatch strap “do-it-yourself” (update)

So there you are – a little bit of do it yourself, with only a pair of pliers (to pull out the pin) a sharp craft knife (mine is an old Stanley) a standard 22 mm silicon deployment strap from Ebay and a Swatch replacement strap is certainly doable.

A Wink’s as good as a nod?

The dial is something else with a silver/grey background and those super profile sculpted hands in black edging with white infill, a black well defined center Chronograph counter seconds hand, 3 x sub-dials (one in matching green) two with white pointer hands for the Chronograph function, the one @6 is the counting seconds dial, and a Date Window @3, this is a very smart watch indeed.

Oh my – its Omate

unlike Apple and some of the much more expensive efforts appearing, this model can connect equally with Android or iOS 7. with push notifications of incoming calls, social media updates, reminders and so on.

Bruno – German Schönheit

In 2008 they produced their first mechanical model to considerable praise within the Watch Industry and since then have been and are, going from strength to strength, their latest models are a delight to peruse in their latest 2014/15 brochure. The Bruno Söhnle reputation is proving to be second to none and they are receiving awards each years for product excellence.

An Apple a day?

Hello! My old Casio can do that for 10 years without a battery change and my oldest mechanical Automatic can manage it for – ever? Well as near as. So the Apple Watch Time for 72 hours just seems silly.