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UTS-Munchen – Drool


I just love the understated nature of this piece. It’s really striking. And check out the wooden case it comes in. Woodshop 101.

Check it out here.

Mark II Watches New Faces


Very cool new faces from Mark II Watches. For example, the Bund I:
This dial is patterned after the diver manufactured by Blancpain in the 1960s for issue to German combat divers of the Bundeswehr (???Bund???).

Check them out here.

Epson and Seiko Create Radio-Controlled Movement


As far as I know, the current crop of radio-controlled movements can only pick up one station at a time. Epson’s new movement can pick up three stations and is only 3.5 mm think, a welcome change from the bulking movements of the past.

The solar-charged radio-controlled analog watches available in Japan at present are only capable of receiving standard radio signals from two transmitters in Japan (Fukushima and Kyushu). These watches are unable to handle different radio frequencies and time codes2 from other countries, so they cannot receive radio signals from other areas including those outside Japan. The new radio-controlled watch movement developed jointly with Junghans is capable of receiving radio signals transmitted from Frankfurt, Germany, and Colorado, U.S.A., in addition to the two locations in Japan. By selecting the preferred time zone using the world time function and receiving radio signals from Japan, Europe, or the United States, users can enjoy using a watch that boasts superior accuracy of approximately 1 second in 100,000 years.

Check it out here

Review – Zinom


The Zinom, a small quartz dress piece, is as dotty, charming, and unique as your Great Uncle.

Might Be a Crappy Watch…


But this Ebay sales fella gets an A for effort.

Shout out to TicToc on PMWF for finding such an Ebay gem.

Check out his post here.

Reviews: IWC Aquatimer Cousteau Diver


An excellent review of a beautiful watch. Very Steve Zissou.

In terms of functions and technology, the Aquatimer Automatic is virtually identical to the titanium IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000. One of the few differences is its pressure resistance, which is designed to withstand up to 100 bar or the pressure encountered 1000 m below the surface. As a result, the case is only 12.8 mm thick, rather than 14.8 mm. Another distinctive feature is the fact that this one is available exclusively in stainless steel with a blue rubber strap.

Check it out here.

New Watch Blog – Omega Blogger


A cute, toungue-in-cheek blog about Omegas. Welcome to the team!

Check it out here.

Charlize Theron Flogs Raymond Weil


So Raymond Weil is using Charlize Theron to flog their line of watches. At least she’s attractive.

Check out the release here.

Review – Omega Speedmaster Pro


I love my Speedy Auto, but I still pee a little when I see a Speedy Pro. Les Zetlein writes a very cute review of the Pro and mentions that Buzz Aldrain actually hated his Speedy. This, however, is a GREAT exchange:

“Yes,” said Carretta, “I’m looking for a high-quality, accurate but sturdy chronograph that can time events up to 12 hours.”
“Hmmmm. Manual wind or automatic?”
“Doesn’t matter, as long as it can be wound by hand as well.”

Twelve 5-9


Hmm… I love watches and the people who sell them, but perhaps this isn’t quite the sales pitch they were going for:

You could impress your Grandmother with this watch!

Generally, its another TokyoFlash beast with a crazy time telling system. Very 70s LED.

Check it out here.