We know with the economy the way it is, it’s tough to justify spending money on those luxury items that you want. And we want to help you out. That’s why CrunchGear teamed up with the people at The Watchery to bring you the chance to a very nice Movado dress watch, just for giving us a shout out on Twitter.
I was talking with an friend of mine online recently, and the subject of “The List” came up. You know, the list of watches that you someday hope to own as a collector, a wish-list if you will. Since I’m fairly new to the collecting part of things, my list is relatively short and common, but I’m sure as time goes on, my tastes will expand, and someday I’ll want a big boy watch too.
Seiko is running an online contest right now, in anticipation of the launch of their new “Ananta Automatic Chronograph” in October. According to Seiko, the new chronograph pulls it’s styling from the katana sword, legendary weapon of the samurai. This gives the case a gentle curved look, along with a mirror polish finish.
At any rate, the contest ends on August 30th, and to enter you need to send a 15-45 second video to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can see what the other contestants are up to at Seiko’s YouTube channel. The winning submissions will be awarded a brand new Ananta chronograph, valued at $3,200.
The movie “On the Waterfront” is a classic. A masterpiece of directing, writing, and acting.. it features Marlon Brando at the peak of his ability. Much like the Vacheron & Constantin presented to a young Mr. Brando by his co-star, Eva Gabor to celebrate his Oscar nomination. And much like the fighter that he portrayed, the watch is slightly worn around the edges, but is made from 18k gold. It’s also coming up for auction on September 17th, and expected to sell for anywhere from $3000 – $5000 dollars.
Removing a watch back can be an exercise in frustration. You want to open the thing up to replace the battery or clean it, but you don’t want to scratch the crap out of your precious time piece. Sure, you can get a tool on ebay, or from some other place, but it’s still risky. Enter the “Watch Case Ball”. Designed to remove a standard screw on back, it grips the back firmly, and won’t scratch due to the soft material it’s made from. At $5.00, it’s quite the deal as well.
Our boy Ariel at ABlogToRead reviewed this monstrous LUM-TEC LUMzilla automatic, a huge watch with huge hands and numerals. The watches run in the $600 range and have Japanese automatic movements. They’re 50mm which makes them a little hefty for most men – heck, this would look big on the bucket of a ditch digger – but it looks like a good deal for a watch that makes a statement.*
* Note: The statement would be “I like big watches with lots of lume.” The statement in no way should be “Girls will like me because of this.”