The Golden Bridge Rectangle 40th Anniversary

26/11/2020 9:36 pm The Golden Bridge Rectangle 40th Anniversary From Corum in yellow and white gold.  Today we’re going to focus on the yellow gold model – Courtesy of Corum 40 years in the making, this release honors the original and all that followed it. Limited to 40 pieces, so if you are of a mind, don’t dawdle! Here are the pertinents – MOVEMENT Movement number: CO 113 Winding system:Manual Functions:Hour & Minute Power reserve: 40 hours Frequency:4 Hz, 28’800 vph Dimension: 14 3/4”’ x 5”’ Rubies:19Movement finishes:Bridges and plate…

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The Edition 95

26/11/2020 7:02 pm The Edition 95  From Laco – Courtesy of Laco This is one of the annual editions that will mark each year as Laco approaches their 100th anniversary. Courtesy of Laco The case is of stainless steel and measures 42.5 mm in diameter. Courtesy of Laco The movement is the Unitas/ETA 6498.1 It is limited to 95 pieces, and available for pre-order now.  Here are the pertinents, straight from the source – MOVEMENT:  handwinding movement Laco 98, bridges with Côtes de Genève, thermical blued screws, ratchet wheel and crown…

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The Ring Is The Thing – Part the Second

25/11/2020 11:50 pm The Ring Is The Thing – Part the Second “Invention is 93% perspiration 6% inspiration 3% perspiration and 2% butter scotch ripple.” Willy Wonka  Courtesy of Black Badger I have a lot of admiration for James Thompson’s creative drive. And yes, he has partnered on plenty of nifty time machines. But when he is turned loose with just his imagination and some time, he comes up with some truly amazing things.  You see before you the Fordite / Super Magnesium Showstopper – Courtesy of Black Badger What’s…

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“You can’t get a little bit pregnant, son.” What Lou Mannheim Could Teach The Watch Fair Organizers

24/11/2020 6:07 pm “You can’t get a little bit pregnant, son.” What Lou Mannheim Could Teach The Watch Fair Organizers So… The same folks who said that a portion of a brand’s pre-paid fees for BaselWorld would shift to next year’s fair, then changed that idea to a partial refund, then canceled next year’s fair altogether, then hinted they would move to Lausanne with a new name (which also didn’t come to fruition)…  Then – SURPRISE!  They announced a new and improved “BaselWorld – the Revenge” fair under yet ANOTHER…

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Superman Is Self Quarantining – You’re On Your Own

24/11/2020 2:48 pm Superman Is Self Quarantining – You’re On Your Own The latest numbers are in from the FH and the picture is no sunnier than it was last month or the month before. Courtesy of the FH Now October is traditionally a harbinger of holiday sales for many countries.  Now November might shock and amaze us all – including this cranky guy, but truthfully this serves to underscore the reality.  There are not likely to be any miracle cures, and for those of you waiting and hoping, I…

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The Seiko Beatmaker – Customize a Seiko 5 Sports

23/11/2020 2:17 pm The Seiko Beatmaker – Customize a Seiko 5 Sports Okay, now before you get too excited – NO.  No, this does not enable you to customize and order your own version of a Seiko 5 Sports.  It does, however, get you to mix and match bezels, dials, hands and case finishes. The top vote getter/getters might get made, so vote for Early Christmas! Courtesy of Seiko – and Henki! https://seiko5sportsbeatmaker.com/en/?id=IS2dPd Tempus Fugit Contact – Email Me

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Feeling Black and Blue with Bell & Ross

22/11/2020 11:19 pm Feeling Black and Blue with Bell & Ross So let’s make one thing super clear right from Jump Street – I am a diehard Bell & Ross fan.  In saying that, I also accept and realize that I am not what would readily be considered as part of what might be the presumptive demographic.  I am not nor do I dream of being a pilot, I do not go diving into the briny deep, and I actually get excited by driving the speed limit.  But I will say that…

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Diving Deep With Donald Duck

22/11/2020 4:52 pm Diving Deep With Donald Duck And Citizen – Courtesy of Citizen When you are a little kid, you tend to watch a lot of cartoons. And growing up in the 70s where in many homes the television frequently took on the role of babysitter/parent you watch even more.  When you spend so much time with friendly, cartoon characters they tend to take on special significance . And for this Northern Youth apart from Snoopy, my Guardo Camino was Donald Duck.   Here’s the thing, there’s absolutely nothing…

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A Few Minutes with Anders Brandt

19/11/2020 2:33 pm A Few Minutes with Anders Brandt Okay, in fairness, some of you might be scratching your heads and saying something Henki-esque like, “A few minutes with who?”  Courtesy of Arcanaut Well, gentle reader, I’m glad you asked! Because while Watch Town keeps churning out endless numbers of divers, fliegers and “not-so-smart” watches, there are a handful of folks out there designing, creating and assembling some truly beautiful, unique and beguiling time machines that are absolutely not just like everything else out there. Here’s the thing, it takes…

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