“You Got Mail”
Taking a strictly analog dial into the digital world of smartphone remote management has its shortcomings. This new series of watches from Citizen will tell you that there is activity, ie, incoming call, email, or appointment, but it does not tell you what it is – you’ll have to pull out the phone to see if you want to screen the call, read the message or figure out which meeting you’re going to blow off. Preservation of the precious non-digital aesthetic has a price. Continue reading
Category Archives: Luxury Watches
It took him 17 years to realize his goal of climbing all the top 14 peaks (over 8,000 meters), including Everest, K2, and Kanchenjunga. Continue reading
The uber-conservative Seiko Watch Corporation seldom announces a really new model and even less often a new technology for their products. Business as usual is round watches with hands and a few basic complications, better than average build quality, and reasonable pricing. But back in March they gave the world a glimpse at their new Astron watches, and we who watch these things all said,”cool, worth the wait.” This new series is supposed to be rolling out as of September 27, 2012. Continue reading
Casio extends it’s high end G-Shock product by adding GW-A1000 to the American catalog. Jump to check out the other new “Aviation” models. Continue reading
Here’s some ideas for guy gifts that will really work! Continue reading
I’ve had some requests from the peanut gallery for more picture galleries; both Bape and Stussy have been mentioned more than once. A lot of these watches are still available directly from their respective web sites, so a visit to them is not a bad idea if you’re thinking of expanding your collection of limited edition monkey, Jason and camo watches. Continue reading
Sometimes this blogger just wants to show the world an elegant, distinctive, and classy design.that is worthy of any watch collector’s attention. Continue reading
Just listed by most major Citizen vendors, the new models are ready for release on February 1st and it’s a nice batch of products, all Eco-Drive, all substantially discounted. This post discusses a number of the more interesting models. Continue reading
Dress watches, by definition, are supposed to be understated; their purpose to tell time (so you know when to make a “timely entrance”) and not to be timing the event with a chrono or checking your heart rate during the operatic grand finale. And like the fine clothing a dress watch would accompany, it ought to be (or at least appear to be) expensive.
Here’s a selection of twenty-five watches that are new in 2012, that are reasonably priced, and will compliment your dress-up gear for that special night on the town, wedding, annual meeting, prom, or black tie event. Continue reading
You need to buy him a gift that will remind him of you every time he looks at his wrist, but you’re not so sure which of the thousands of watches available will make him happy. Here’s a selection, made by men for men that are currently on sale starting as low as $59. Continue reading
Do you walk around some days with a math problem stuck in your head rather than a simple musical jingle like everyone else. Do you yearn for numeric answers everywhere you go – want to calculate things all the time because everything has a digital value, or a velocity, or some form of dynamic mass or volume? Is your IQ a notch too high and your curiosity a tad too hungry? Do your friends call you “professor” or “doc?” Are you a math addict?
The story originates as a series of books, the first published in 1905 by French author Maurice Leblanc about a gentleman thief named Arsene Lupin. In 1967, Japanese artist, Monkey Punch, published the first illustrated “Lupin III” (Lupin the 3rd, grandson of Arsene Lupin) and since then the story has expanded in anime, video games, and comic books into a rich, vast, diverse entertainment franchise enjoyed world-wide by millions of fans. Continue reading
It’s a Rolex Daytona layout with a distinctive Bape logo and slogan. The engine is Japanese (or so some other bloggers say) and the price is around $575 (44,100 yen). Bape’s watches are collectible limited editions and usually go up in value. The picture gallery includes the Rolex watches that Bape replicated. Also in the gallery are some pictures of other recent Bape releases
UPDATE: October 2011 – A Submariner layout BAPE called the Type 1, to be released in December 2011 has been added to the gallery along with an actual gold Rolex. This blogger is curious what Rolex thinks about these watches – I mean, it’s not like it’s a Rolex X Bape collab..