The Chronomètre FB 1L is one of those watches that stops the heart. This beautiful piece shows the time at 12 o’clock and “large hand at 6 o’clock indicates the age and phases of the moon in a continuous back and forth movement.” The watch is accurate to within 577 years of operation. Yeah, you read that right: the moon phase will be correct for centuries.
Back in the early 1900’s when the people of Vienna Austria needed to set their watches, they would set them to the time on the public clocks. There was some issues with doing this however. The public clocks were not that accurate and there were different time zones within the city districts. In 1907 the first electronic Normalzeit, or normal time clock was erected. In 1910, Vienna started following Greenwich Mean Time, which meant an end to the multiple time zones. More and more of these Normalzeit clocks were erected and now people all over the city of Vienna could accurately check the time and set their watches anywhere in the city.
Do you hate it when a complete stranger stops you to ask about the watch you’re wearing? Are you a watch introvert and afraid to divulge your strange passion for wrist watches? If either of these applies to you, please do not buy the Hamilton Jazzmaster Face 2 Face II! If, like me, you’re a sick and twisted wrist voyeur and see every social situation as an opportunity to geek out on watches, read on. This may just be the perfect watch for you.
Back in February I reviewed the Pantor Sea Lion, a watch that I found to be surprisingly great. Now Pantor is back with the new Pantor Seal, a massive diver with a lot of Sea Lion attitude but with its own unique tricks. I got to spend a little time with this bad boy and as far as looks go, it pretty damn cool. Lets see if the looks matches its functionality.
Just in the past month I have had a chance to review a few watches from Spinnaker and I really like looks of what they offer. All their watches are of a nautical them and styles range from dressy to tool. They offer quartz, solar, and automatic movements so there are choices for just about anyone. I always tend to lean to automatic divers, so when I got a hold of this Spinnaker Cahill SP-5033-02 I was a pretty happy camper. I have been trying this out for a couple weeks now and so far so good.