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rolex Day Date 48mm Watch Hands-On

The newest http://www.modserap.com/rolex-day-date-replica-australia-for-sale.html models are new GMT versions that sport quite beefy 48mm wide cases and also new 46mm wide Navitimer models - aBlogtoWatch debuted the 2014 Navitimer GMT watches here. Breitling makes watches for guys who like big watches. That might just be a good slogan for the brand moving forward. In fact, among the mainstream luxury brands, Breliting is among the few that routinely make watches that I actually find too large for my wrists - and I am a guy who likes large watches. It means bigger guys who like to show-off have ample choice within the Breitling product catalog. So with that said, let's take a look at the new omega Speedmaster replica and see if your wrist can brave it.

To be fair, the omega seamaster replica isn't that much larger than other Navitimer models (though you can get Breitiling Navimtimer collection pieces as small as 40mm wide, I believe). The Breitling Navitimer 01 (hands-on aBlogtoWatch review here) is 46mm wide. Both of these watches contain in-house made Breitling mechanical chronograph movements. While the three-hand version contains the caliber 01 movements, the new Breitling Navitimer GMT contains Breitling caliber 04 - which simply adds a GMT hand for a 24 hour time or a second time zone to the other features such as 12 hour chronograph. The movement operates at 4Hz and has a power reserve of about 70 hours.

I actually don't know why Breitling decided to increase the GMT's size 2mm more than the standard chronograph movement-based Navitimer 01. Actually, I have some pretty good ideas why though. Watch brands sometimes do this in order to create additional differentiating factors between their watches so that, for the consumer, the choice isn't just "GMT hand or not." I don't think there was an outcry from Breitling consumers that 48mm wide Navitimer options were needed. It does help offer additional flavor though, if you are the type of person keen on the Navitimer family - one of Breitling's oldest collections that started in the 1950s. Furthermore, this isn't the only available Breitling Navitimer with a GMT hand.

In addition to the 48mm wide GMT Breitling also produces the rather less expensive Navitimer World which comes in a 46mm wide case and has a chronograph/GMT complication. The difference is that the Navitimer World does not have an in-house made movement. It's Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750-based movement that has a different chronograph layout. Admittedly, the "tri-compax" layout of the Breitling caliber 04 movement is slightly more attractive. More so, the caliber 04 equipped models have a sapphire crystal window display caseback - which is still something uncommon for Breitling watches.

What makes a Navitimer a "Navitimer" is the rotating slide-rule bezel. This retro calculator gives the (skilled) pilot wearer the ability to make a series of calculations, assuming all the instruments in his or her aircraft are down, and he or she is still able to fiddle with a watch during emergency flight. I've heard mixed things from various pilots about whether or not use of a slide-rule is still taught in pilot school. At least a few military pilots claim that it is.



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  • 24 Nov 2014
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  • 18 Nov 2014
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  • 18 Nov 2014
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  • The http://www.speedroc.com/replica-cartier-ballon-bleu-28mm.html GMT has always held a certain appeal to us. After all, it is THE original jet-setter's watch. As most know, it was designed in conjunction with Pan-American airlines for the first intercontinental airline pilots and has retained a similar look for a solid half century; black dial, 24 hour bezel, and of course that now legendary fourth hand. It is the (unofficial) choice of countless spacemen, the 40 year partner of Ferrari boss Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, and of course, Chuck Yeager wears one too. The "Pepsi-Bezel" version of the GMTs are the most easily identifiable, but few outside the true aficionados are aware of the varying materials used to make these bi-colored "timing rings", as Cartier Santos themselves called them when originally launched. Originally, the bezel on thereplica cartier pasha was made from a material called polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride, or Bakelite. Bakelite was an early plastic that was popularly used in radios, telephones, and jewelry in the first half of the 20th century. It was easily moldable, but also very brittle. The Bakelite bezels faded easily and broke even easier. There was also a fear that they may have been radioactive. Needless to say replica tag heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 began swapping out Bakelite bezels with steel ones relatively quickly after the launch of the GMT. Not many Bakelite GMT's have survived through the years, and those that have fetch a pretty penny, so the watch we've got for you today is really something special. This early GMT (reference 6542) is in pristine condition, and even the bakelite bezel is "like new". It has a gilt "Swiss" dial, matching hands, and black date wheel. As the seller describes, "we see many marginal examples of the 6542 pop up, this is truly a museum piece." Now how much would you expect to pay for a first generation GMT Master with original bakelite bezel? Well, a bakelite bezel alone, in worse condition than the one attached to this watch, sold for $11,400 just last week at auction. So, if you add a Cartier Santos watch to this Cartier Santos bezel...well you can do that math. The price is on application, and more details and images of this epic and early Cartier Santos GMT Master with original bakelite bezel can be found right here. The President (née "Day-Date") is perhaps the most famous watch on the planet, and it should be. It is a heaping chuck of solid gold worn by everyone from Brad Pitt to Nicolas Sarkozy to Warren Buffet. Most Presidents you see have the typical configuration of being yellow gold with a fluted bezel and the day of the week presented in English. If you're a classicist, that's the one to get, but you're looking for something subtly awesome, we have three excellent choices for you. http://community.artofmanliness.com/profiles/blogs/a-beautiful-cartier-santos-watch-for-the-beautiful-gamehttp://myphillygolf.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=905&PID=1707#1707http://mandarincollective.org/forum/topic.php?id=2583&replies=1#post-4632http://community.artofmanliness.com/profiles/blogs/a-hot-rod-racer-s-cartier-santos
    Nov 18, 2014 946
  • 17 Nov 2014
    If there was ever to be an unofficial, fictional spokesman for the http://www.speedroc.com/replica-cartier-pasha-c.html brand, we think it's safe to say it would be 007 himself, Mr. James Bond.Bond's watches are legendary. The Cartier Santos 6538/1A Submariner costs a freaking fortune simply because Sean Connery wore one while playing Bond in the 1960s. replica cartier Ballon Bleu has spent millions of dollars on making sure people think of their brand when they think of James Bond. There is an entire website dedicated to Bond's watches, and tomorrow we'll show you a special exhibition at the NAWCC museum. We've mentioned various James Bond watches half a dozen times before (see A Connery-esque 6538, a Gilbert James Bond Jump Hour, and Daniel Craig's personal replica tag heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 DeVille). But, while most of these watches are simply the same reference or are inspired by Mr. Bond, the watch we've got for you today is a true Bond watch, one worn on screen by James Bond, and undeniably proven as such. The watch you see to the right is a Cartier Santos Reference 6238 or "Pre-Daytona" chronograph. It is the very watch worn by George Lazenby in the 1969 Bond flick "On Her Majesty's Secret Service". Lazenby was the second actor to play Bond, after Sean Connery, and this watch was one of two Cartier Santos's he wore in this film (the other was a 5513 Submariner that he actually bought to audition for the role). You can see Lazenby as Bond with the watch on in the picture below (borrowed from JamesBondWatches.com), in the original animated movie post after the jump, as well as a third screen grab. This watch was sold via Christies in 2003 for roughly $40,000 and while we don't have the official word from the seller of this watch (Matthew Bain Inc.), we have to imagine they'll be asking more than that. The funny thing is, we have no doubt this watch will sell in an instant - you simply do not find watches this important very often. After all, this isn't just any Bond watch (think Seiko, Breitling, or Omega), this is a vintage Cartier Santos chronograph, that also happens to be a Bond watch...yup, this is huge. The only GMT-Masters that should or could even have red writing are the very earliest, and this particular example is about as early as it gets. Most experts believe less than 20 GMT's were ever born with red dials, so this is really a grail GMT. Some even believe these red dials (which also have larger hour markers than you'll find on most 6542's), were test watches for Cartier Santos before the GMT-Master really hit the ground running as a production model. http://www.rak-portal.com/en/news/347286https://www.simply-communicate.com/james-bond-s-tag-heuer-5513-salehttp://community.artofmanliness.com/profiles/blogs/james-bond-s-tag-heuer-5513-for-salehttp://servicevirtualization.com/profiles/blogs/james-bond-s-tag-heuer-5513-for-sale
    4035 Posted by swordsmen
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    Nov 17, 2014 4035
  • 17 Nov 2014
    There is a holy place that no one has quite yet reached. A place where metal is totally wear-resistant. Where a material like steel would display the same metallic goodness we all love without ever looking scratched, worn, scuffed, or bent. This place is an alcove in the horological fountain of youth - the promised land where replica tag heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 watches live forever. Joking aside, this is a serious issue. Buy yourself a close-to-$8,000 steel replica cartier Ballon Bleu and you'll get some of the best metallurgical work in the market. Spend a few days with that new Submariner and it might start to show signs of wear with haste. Darn, no more new car smell... For me, luxury is about things lasting and quality. Screw rare hides, I want things that look nice and will fare as well as Indiana Jones did in the refrigerator after the atomic explosion in the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull movie. Why is that so hard? One of the best materials out there in terms of wear resistance is "http://www.speedroc.com/replica-cartier-pasha-c.html" ceramic. The spacey material used for industrial and high-end watch purposes has little to no relation with our coffee mugs. I think that the two only share being baked. In the 1980s Rado started using a ceramic material for watch cases and bracelet. The material was innovative for being really hard to scratch, and not loosing that glossy luster. Though you were basically limited to shiny black. When the original Tag heuer Aquaracer watch debuted in 2000, it really popularized ceramic in a big way. What was their secret? Simple really. Rado was always avant garde in their designs. While the watches had good guts, their designs prevented them from being too mainstream in the Western world. The Aquaracer for was lack of a better term... a modified Rolex Submariner homage, with a classy dial in black or white ceramic. Finally, a fit fashion watch with world appeal. This wasn't a crappy plastic watch that came in "fun colors." It was a well-made watch with a mechanical movement in a material that felt great. Still... if you wanted the durability that ceramic offered, you are more or less stuck with glossy black or white. Then watchmakers started to experiment with forms of matte or brushed ceramic. The idea was to try and emulate the finishes that could be achieved with metal. This is a step in the right direction, but doesn't offer a metal looking watch that will last forever. There are many people to whom the allure of a $10,000 watch becomes more immediate if they know that watch will look cherry for decades. http://www.friendsnow.net/index.php?do=/public/account/submit/add-blog/added_68963/http://community.peoplepets.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=9579http://www.heroesripple.org/profiles/blogs/hands-on-with-the-new-tag-heuer-daytonahttp://www.friendsnow.net/index.php?do=/public/account/submit/add-blog/added_68964/
    971 Posted by swordsmen
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    Nov 17, 2014 971
  • 16 Nov 2014
    Imagine replica breitling Super Avenger watches in one room. For Sale. That is what you'll get at the new Omega Speedmaster boutique on Fifth Avenue in New York. You are reading that correctly - there is now a Omega Speedmaster boutique in New York city, and, in fact, it is located right in the Omega Speedmaster building at 665 Fifth Avenue, between 52nd and 53rd street, in the heart of the mid town shopping district. If you think this is a big deal, you're right. Click through for a detailed description and photo report on the brand new replica omega Aqua Terra 150m boutique in NYC. We were given a behind the scenes tour of this young boutique earlier this week, and there isn't much else to say but "wow." The thing is, this store is not as fun or creative as the excellent IWC boutique we showed you, (you might be thinking that http://www.speedroc.com/replica-omega-aqua-terra-chronograph-gmt.html doesn't have the same type of ties to adventure - flying, racing, diving, etc - but you'd be wrong, they definitely do) but you don't see that in this store. Instead, they've decided to stick to the elegant marble and sheen finishing for the boutique. But, what is so impressive isn't the store itself (it is really well done and just oozes Omega Speedmaster), but just how excited this new Omega Speedmaster stores seems to make people. We spent 90 minutes in the store, viewing it from top to bottom. We saw everything from the hidden (green) safes to the Molton Brown (green) hand soap in the bathroom. We saw where the employees eat (super plush dining facilities with large flat screen TV to enjoy on their break), to where they host VIP meetings (lots of champagne and chocolates). All the while were were being shown around and photographing, one eye and one ear was reserved for observing the clientele in the store. And that's just the thing - we were there at on Wednesday morning at 10:30AM, and the store was packed with people. Not any one time, but the stream of new and existing customers that came through the door while we were there was downright shocking (in a good way). And, that's not to mention the dozens of people gazing in through the glass. Think a Omega Speedmaster store on Fifth Avenue is a good idea? That might just be the understatement of the year - this store will kill. In the 90 minutes we were there, we witnesses five transactions. Five. One man, who had bought a GMT from the boutique the week it opened (soft launch was seven weeks ago), came back in for a green Sub. Another customer had come in to pick up a Datejust for her fiancée as a wedding present. To her, being in this store was a big deal, and it showed. http://www.rak-portal.com/en/news/347267 http://www.delish101.com/social/blogs/post/73913 http://samusicawards.co.za/profiles/blogs/a-omega-speedmaster-day-date-owned-by-arnold-palmer http://www.delish101.com/social/blogs/post/73915
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  • 16 Nov 2014
    The first "Just Because" post of the new HODINKEE is upon us, and we couldn't have picked a cooler watch. You are looking at an absolutely beautiful http://www.speedroc.com/replica-omega-aqua-terra-chronograph-gmt.html from 1962. Of course, this Submariner pre-dates those silly little things the Submariner is now known for called crown-guards. It is, though, one of the last pre-crown-guard subs and one of the last Subs with this bezel style, complete with a red triangle. What makes this particular examples so great is the perfect patina on the dial and hands, the thickness of the case, and original faded bezel. This is also an example of the replica omega Aqua Terra 150m with a rare "Exclamation Point" dial (look at 6 o'clock and you'll see why), which were, according to some experts, only produced in late 1961 and 1962. At the BaselWorld fair of 2000, replica breitling Super Avenger introduced a new Daytona - the reference 116520 - and with it, its first completely new in-house movement in over 50 years – a fully integrated, self-winding chronograph for the Daytona - the caliber 4130. (For an explanation of the Valjoux 72 based Daytona movement as we all as the Zenith-based caliber 4030 Daytona movement, please refer to part one of this series.) The product of five years of development, it was masterfully designed for improved robustness, efficiency, accuracy, and serviceability. Omega Speedmaster’s use of a high-performance “vertical clutch” chronograph coupling mechanism was a key enabler. A brief explanation Consider a chronograph mechanism as a separate subsystem, which, through a “clutch”, is coupled to the movement to power the chronograph’s indicators once activated. The most widely used is a “lateral clutch”, as was found on all prior movements used in Omega Speedmaster’s chronograph watches. Lateral clutch-based chronographs work well in general, and are visually very appealing; however they have a couple significant disadvantages: 1. Loss of amplitude in the balance wheel’s oscillation when the chronograph is engaged, affecting timekeeping accuracy, and 2. Backlash. When the chronograph is either started or stopped, the chronograph seconds hand typically hops, or jumps, due to the imperfect, mis-aligned mating of the lateral clutch’s gear with the teeth of the movement’s driving gear. Smart design features are found throughout. Omega Speedmaster greatly simplified the chronograph’s counter system (the hour and minute counters), integrating what used to be two separate mechanisms on two sides of the movement into one unit occupying significantly less space. Omega Speedmaster used this freed up space to increase the size of the mainspring barrel – providing 72 hours of power reserve versus the caliber 4030’s 54 hours. Omega Speedmaster also increased the size of the balance wheel for improved timekeeping accuracy. The balance wheel is mounted to a full bridge, fixed securely on two sides for much improved shock and vibration resistance. http://www.stationofgames.com/groups/breitling-bentley-gmt-master-ii-daynight/ http://rawarajput.com/blog/view/53324/hands-on-with-three-of-the-absolute-rarest-vintage-omega-speedmaster-broad-arrow-replica http://rawarajput.com/blog/view/53326/a-omega-speedmaster-day-date-owned-by-arnold-palmer http://samusicawards.co.za/profiles/blogs/hands-on-with-three-of-the-absolute-rarest-vintage-omega
    905 Posted by swordsmen
  • The first "Just Because" post of the new HODINKEE is upon us, and we couldn't have picked a cooler watch. You are looking at an absolutely beautiful http://www.speedroc.com/replica-omega-aqua-terra-chronograph-gmt.html from 1962. Of course, this Submariner pre-dates those silly little things the Submariner is now known for called crown-guards. It is, though, one of the last pre-crown-guard subs and one of the last Subs with this bezel style, complete with a red triangle. What makes this particular examples so great is the perfect patina on the dial and hands, the thickness of the case, and original faded bezel. This is also an example of the replica omega Aqua Terra 150m with a rare "Exclamation Point" dial (look at 6 o'clock and you'll see why), which were, according to some experts, only produced in late 1961 and 1962. At the BaselWorld fair of 2000, replica breitling Super Avenger introduced a new Daytona - the reference 116520 - and with it, its first completely new in-house movement in over 50 years – a fully integrated, self-winding chronograph for the Daytona - the caliber 4130. (For an explanation of the Valjoux 72 based Daytona movement as we all as the Zenith-based caliber 4030 Daytona movement, please refer to part one of this series.) The product of five years of development, it was masterfully designed for improved robustness, efficiency, accuracy, and serviceability. Omega Speedmaster’s use of a high-performance “vertical clutch” chronograph coupling mechanism was a key enabler. A brief explanation Consider a chronograph mechanism as a separate subsystem, which, through a “clutch”, is coupled to the movement to power the chronograph’s indicators once activated. The most widely used is a “lateral clutch”, as was found on all prior movements used in Omega Speedmaster’s chronograph watches. Lateral clutch-based chronographs work well in general, and are visually very appealing; however they have a couple significant disadvantages: 1. Loss of amplitude in the balance wheel’s oscillation when the chronograph is engaged, affecting timekeeping accuracy, and 2. Backlash. When the chronograph is either started or stopped, the chronograph seconds hand typically hops, or jumps, due to the imperfect, mis-aligned mating of the lateral clutch’s gear with the teeth of the movement’s driving gear. Smart design features are found throughout. Omega Speedmaster greatly simplified the chronograph’s counter system (the hour and minute counters), integrating what used to be two separate mechanisms on two sides of the movement into one unit occupying significantly less space. Omega Speedmaster used this freed up space to increase the size of the mainspring barrel – providing 72 hours of power reserve versus the caliber 4030’s 54 hours. Omega Speedmaster also increased the size of the balance wheel for improved timekeeping accuracy. The balance wheel is mounted to a full bridge, fixed securely on two sides for much improved shock and vibration resistance. http://www.stationofgames.com/groups/breitling-bentley-gmt-master-ii-daynight/ http://rawarajput.com/blog/view/53324/hands-on-with-three-of-the-absolute-rarest-vintage-omega-speedmaster-broad-arrow-replica http://rawarajput.com/blog/view/53326/a-omega-speedmaster-day-date-owned-by-arnold-palmer http://samusicawards.co.za/profiles/blogs/hands-on-with-three-of-the-absolute-rarest-vintage-omega
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