Billy at the BigWatchForum posted some shots of his RWC 1938A – a generic “big” watch that these guys love – and the various mods he’s done to it, including scouring off all the manufacturer info, changing the crystal and face, and adding wear and tear aka “wabi” to the steel. The result, while a bit of overkill, looks great.
Casio has dropped a new vibrating G-Shock with tide graphs for all your surfers out there. Watchreport has the skinny:
The Casio GL-7500HD is a watch intended for water sports, the idea being if your swimming, surfing, water skiing, etc., you’re not likely to hear an alarm. Additional water-related features include a tide graph and water resistance to 200 meters (about 650 feet).
WatchReport just rustled up the Blue Monster, a striking Seiko Diver that I would love to add to the collection. Very Orange Monster with Blue Face. Love the scheme. What’s nice about the Monster family is that they look very modern with a great auto movement in there.
The Seiko Blue Monster (Ref. SKZ213K1) is a beautiful, limited edition piece. Features include:
Thick, brushed stainless steel case.
Domed sapphire crystal.
Uni-directional rotating bezel.
Water-resistant to 200 meters, or about 650 feet.
Screw-down crown (at the four o’clock position).
Luminescent hands and hour markers.
Automatic movement (23 jewels).
Double folding safety clasp with diver’s extension (to fit over a wet suit).
I’ve been jet-setting quite a bit lately, so I don’t recall if it was on a flight from Chicago or from Baltimore, but I recently perused the pages of The Robb Report Collection, because of course I exemplify the luxury lifestyle. And I stumbled upon Wind Me Up: Orbita a lovely article by Christian Gullik. The article describes how Chuck Agnoff became interested in watch winders and eventually founded Orbita, a company that “sells a variety of watch winders in styles ranging from sleek modern to ornate baroque, accommodating between one and 40 watches.”
A visit to Orbita’s website introduces the company’s magnum opus: the Bergamo 40. This marvel of watch technology and art houses 40 automatic winders in an Italian-made cabinet where a remote controlled lift mechanism raises and lowers the watchwinder module for viewing and loading. In it’s lowered state, the piece of furniture leaves no clue as to the horological marvels hidden inside. The unit can be produced in Madrona Burl, Mahogany Parquet, or Brazilian Rosewood. Prices range from $45, 000 to $46,000.
Stylish, sophisticated, and secure… James Bond would be proud.
Ernie over at Watchuseek has an interesting feature on JAPY Modele 08 Chronographe. This watch has a stainless steel case with measurements of 49x41mm and a height of 15mm. It features a diver bezel, dome sapphire crystal, water resistance to 100 meters and an unusual push button mechanism. Plus, you can change the module in and out of different bands! Be sure to check out Ernie’s photo report about how this unusual watch functions.
WWR founder, blogger extraordinaire, and gadget god John welcomed his firstborn son and heir into the world today. A healthy, strapping young lad, the young Biggs weighed in at an impressive 9.5 pounds, with a wrist big enough to sport a 44mm Panerai Luminor Marina with style and aplomb.
Congratulations to John and his lovely wife Asia. Everyone’s healthy and happy and as soon as the boy can type, John will have some free blogging labor.