Watch reviews

Watches & comment

A favourite 5 – Limited Edition

Diameter wise it around 40mm without the crown, which, by the way does NOT screw-down.  However it says on the dial 10Bar, so it’s not too shabby, but hardly a serious Diver if truth be told – but good enough for the Diver in us all!

Breitling Aerospace – re-post!

The Breitling on the left shows just how good the anti-reflection coating is and how clever the hands/display clarity actually is and note how the digits stand out – it always impresses me! 
whilst I’ve bought  many watches over the years since, this is still my favourite watch – and that says it all.

Eco or Auto Diver?

Quartz battery, Eco-Drive solar, hybrid Kinetic and so on, despite being modern technological ideas, in comparison to the old bumper mechanical “self wind” technology, actually seem somewhat lacking in practical terms. 

My “everyday” chalk & cheese?

But I thought just for fun, I’d have a look again at what constitutes a true everyday watch and with a bias towards the ubiquitous “recreational”  or “diver like” models, because these as mostly provide features I’d consider what an everyday watch should have, often as standard.

Digital delights

Many are Japan made and although there are many, many lookalike digitals around from China, none of them have the pedigree of these or indeed the quality of the Japanese modules and displays, which in their day, were truly science fiction, and particularly in the actual design. 

Is it just me?

So basically this is an overly fancy single hand watch – and I’ve had them before, bought for the novelty, but which unfortunately in practice soon wears off – and I sold them on to some other geek somewhere.