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There is something very "Eastern" in the design of the GCLL997. Some of it looks Middle Eastern to me, while other parts are pretty distinctly Japanese. The Credor logo almost looks Arabic, which is kinda cool. While it is hard to tell from the photographs, the dial is extremely well finished with a lot of texturing applied faceted markers, and materials that give off the richest of feelings. The case itself is a thankfully large for Asian watches at 43mm wide. None of this 35mm nonsense. And inside is of course a Seiko Spring drive movement. Functions include the time, moonphase, and a power reserve indicator.
The dial has the watch face set low and to the right, with a crescent mood of Roman numerals enveloping the face from the left. The watch dial is encompassed by a brushed rose gold colored ring that has two screws holding it in place, further enhancing the sporty look. I am not in love with the hands (save for the seconds hand with its prominent red tip), but they do the job, and are up for interpretation. That appear to be too classically derived for such a modern and sport watch. Powering the watch is a smaller sizer ETA 2004.1 automatic movement.Read more ›
For whatever reason, black-on-black colored watches are all the rage right now. First black watches were in. Then, there was a glut of black watches on the market. Then white watches were in. Then people realized that they liked black watches more than they liked white watches, and decided that instead of going to some other futile color like yellow or blue. they'd just resort to making black watches again. Sometime in that moment of intellectual pontification among watch design, a rouge designer must have boldly suggested that black be placed on black, but in a manner where one black would not blend in with the other black so as to inconvenience one's view of the time. So the black on black watch was born.
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So with having the concept of avant garde in mind, I wish to discuss the Temption CGK204, which is a different take on the Temption CGK203 (which I own, and love, and have reviewed here). Both watches share the infinitely capable ETA Valjoux 7751 automatic movement that as you can see has a ton of complications. This is probably the most complex movement that is as low priced as it is. Valjoux 7751are based on the very robust Valjoux 7750, and are typically contained in watches costing between ,000 - ,000. The price that you can get a Temption CGK204 is significantly lower than this. The Valjoux 7751 offers a lot of complications including, hours, minutes, seconds, synchronized GMT, 12 hour chronograph, annual calendar (with day, date, and month), and a moonphase indicator. All that, and Temption does such a splendid job of displaying the full functionality of the movement and keeping the face relatively uncluttered; an admittedly tough job if you've seen other watches that share the same movement.
Display of the time is also eccentrically communicated, but in a visually appealing way. You don't have to investigate long to read the time. There are three circular indicators on the 24k gold plated clock face, with 60 faceted lens each. The inner circle is for hours, then minutes, while the outer circle represents the seconds. The outer circle is the most interesting to watch as the seconds make a complete revolution each second before advancing by one second. This is Taylor's way of pressing the whole "eating up of time" point. Instead of hands being used to tell the time. The Corpus Clock relies on vertical lens that display light from a centralized LED source. The mechanics of the clock allow for light to access the right lens at the right time so the indicators function like hands. Once you look at the clock in operation, it becomes quite obvious how to use it.
Bypassing ETA movements altogether, there is a modified Soprod A10 11 automatic mechanical movement inside which is decorated on the back with a customized rotor (with the moon face again), and the stylized grating over the movement. It is a nice effect that I have not seen before. The case itself is 44mm wide and quite thin at about 9mm. Further, the case comes in the standard steel finish, or again with the diamond coated black. The front and rear crystals are obviously sapphire, with anti-reflective coating on the inside. Also, it is nice to note that the Sarpaneva moniker on the dial is actually on the rear of the sapphire crystal; done in the modern trend, but not too overly executed as I believe is the case in watches such as what Richard Mille puts out.Read more ›
In this context, it would be naÃ¯ve to imagine that counterfeiting can be defeated simply by targeting the counterfeiters and their means of production. This wouldn’t be such a thriving industry without the individuals who buy fake watches, and who fail to realise the full extent of the damage they cause, in particular in human terms. The priority in the fight against counterfeiting must therefore be to speak directly to these potential customers and have them realise that what they believe is a harmless purchase has serious consequences on companies and nations. Legislative weapons and international measures still lack the impact to defeat this global scourge; hence the customers themselves must realise that wearing a fake luxury watch is empty of meaning.
I know the Pink Panther from Virtual Ideas is a watch. I can tell from the way it is designed with a wrist strap and because it has numbers that a watch would have; It also helped knowing that it was designed by a watch designer. Despite knowing the Pink Panther is a watch, it is difficult to correctly place it in the amorphous watch taxonomy that exists in my head. The diamonds and rose gold case say luxury. The complex mechanical movement that would have been used to power the watch's unique layout say technical achievement watch, and the face, with its soberly elegant numerals, say function. I then realized that this was not a design of individual components, but rather a fashionable design encompassing the entire structure of the watch itself; as much functional jewelry as it is art. In all, I didn't know that it is a watch aimed for a woman until this was explained to me. The design was so different in execution that I actually had a totally fresh perspective on what it was. Now that I know its purpose, I see its potential.
The CFB A1000 does have two very cool innovations though. They are a special escapement shock absorption system, and a rotor for the automatic winding system that does not obstruct the view of the movement. The shock absorbing system is pretty cool. Two spring loaded arms hold the escapement in place. If the movement, and thus escapement experience a shock, the harsh movements will be absorbed through the arms, thus helping to protect the delicate escapement.Read more ›
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So when one of these watches, especially one in superb condition becomes available. I want to mention it. You can totally go to Marcelloc-watches.com and get a brand new one. It would be worth every penny of the 0 price, but there is one on eBay, starting at 0 with a buy it now of 0 which is just a great deal. And you know how much I love mentioning a good deal. For those of you that miss out on this watch on eBay, you should have no qualms about getting a new one. It is the best value you can find for a excellent quality Rolex Submariner style dive watch. For those of you that don't know, Marcello C. is an impressive German watch company whose founder came from Oris watches.Read more ›
Surely the 9 pieces will sell out quickly if people are even asking for the watch. Don't forget, as is common with all Romain Jerome Titanic DNA watches, there is a bit of real Titanic ship metal in the case construction. Look out for this mechanical wonder at Basel soon. Prices are...well, for deep pockets only.
The dial differences are there, mostly different textures and subdials designs. One has a more exposed date window. They are both equally nice, but neither is exactly legendary in its innovation. Just all around handsome looking sporty watches fit for a pirate or whatever it is you wish to do while you are at sea (or on land). My choice however is the Black Flag, probably because the blue is pleasant, and I like how the subsidiary seconds dial is really meant to look like a compass thematically. Interestingly enough the Admiral's Cup Black Flag is a 100 piece limited edition, only for America. That is a new one.
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There is not much I can say about the Temption CGK203 that I have not said before. You can read everything I have written about the watch line here. In summation, it is an extremely flexible watch with a hardy and complication rich ETA automatic Valjoux 7751 movement. Based on the popular Valjoux 7750, this movement displays: time, day, date, month, moonphase, synchronized 24 hour hand, and has a 12 hour chronograph. There is really nothing to be disappointed about in my humble opinion.
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Retailing at over 00, a used one is available on eBay right now starting very cheap. It will likely go for a few hundred dollars, though it will still certainly be a good value. This is a classic, and one of the finest all mechanical Seiko watches. More recent MarineMaster watches use Seiko Kinetic Direct Drive, or Spring Drive movements, not automatic mechanical movements (though the Seiko Prospex SBDB001 does have a newer GMT mechanical movement and costs over ,000). Check out this nice find.
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With so many models, Nautica can't spare the time to actually name most of its watches. So today's Nautica watch is simple known as the N16529G, which actually has a few style variations. Understand that watches at this market level need to do one thing well, look like much nicer watches. If a watch looks nice enough, it will sell. Consumers at these price points aren't really concerned about the quality of the watch, the movement, and for 0-0, you aren't going to expect more than a couple of years of cosmetically perfect use out of the watches. I see them as fun watches to wear once in a while. I'm not going to impress anyone watch snob (like me) with my fancy Nautica. But then again, to many people this is big watch money. So I discuss this watch for what it is, a amalgamation of high style looks that Nautica amassed into a single watch.