I never was in love with TAG Heuer, but these new chronographs are making my ears perk up. You’ve got two new models here, a new SLR and a new Carrera. The Carrera is the standard Heuer chrono, kind of avant garde, kind of traditional, but the SLR has some great lines.
Let’s all get together and welcome the latest member of the BWL family – AudioMonger.com. Edited by Blake Robinson of NOLA, AudioMonger is about music – the bands, the guitars, the lifestyle. AudioMonger isn’t about East Coast/West Coast, Hipster vs. Emo, it’s about good music and good writing.
Looks like there’s a big move afoot to can the SPOT and Palm OS PDA watches.
Fossil removed all MSN smartwatches and Palm OS PDA watches from their site. A couple weeks ago Fossil.com was dumping the Fossil Palm OS Wrist PDA for $79 until it was sold out. Now together with the MSN smart watches they are gone from their site – Another dead end for computer wristwatches?
You can still get them for about $49, which is a pretty good deal. I enjoyed the one I wore for a while, but it just wasn’t very practical.
Click the image to pick it up at Amazon for about $44.
Fossil Stopped Selling Technology Wristwatches [WristDreams]
And why am I so jealous that someone over at the BWF got one?
I must have tried on almost every imaginable brand in search of my next watch, some well known & others notâ€¦IWC, De Bethune, Breguet, JLC, UN, PP, FP Journe, RM, Chronoswiss, Vulcain, Pierre Kuntz, Heutlance, Omega,!!!!!!!!!!
Photos on all of the above will follow soon, as there were many highlights from my search.
My first watch acquisition for 2006 & I never even considered it before [BIG Watches Forum]
I love watching custom pieces take shape. This one is no exception:
First, a friend of mine fabricated a case modeled after the MM20 with a custom broze crown tube and a sterile stainless steel back. He also fabricated a sandwich dial from a brass blank and modeled it after the MM20 minus the seconds sub-dial. Next, I finished the top sandwich dial with a flat black and flat clear coat to give it a vintage look. I also relumed the dial and hands with a custom blend of lume to give it a nice pantina look. The final steps were to polish the whole case and use the “wabi” technique to rough it up a bit. This was followed by putting everything together to make the Unitas movement fit and pressing on a new plastic crystal, which was done by my watch maker.
New to the Board and wanted to share my project watch… [BIG Watch Forum]
Interesting, if slim, press release on a new watch brand by Maximillian BuÌˆsser. Just so Maximillian doesn’t slip a disc, these things are going to be for adults only! He says:
And at 150â€™000US$ the first watch, I donâ€™t expect many children to be able to access MB&F !
MB&F â€” THE FIRST EVER HOROLOGICAL CONCEPT BRAND
After seven years at the head of Harry Winston Timepieces, transforming
what was a small entity of the iconic New York jeweller into one of the global
leaders in high-end watchmaking, Maximilian Bsser has set upon creating
the first ever Horological Concept brand â€œMB&Fâ€.
Just spoke to Jack Markuse over at Projects-US and we talked about his new Reveal watch, which I’ll be reviewing shorting. I saw this in person at the MoMA store in New York and it’s very nice. It’s a standard Citizen quartz but the inner disks rotate to show only the time at hand. Very meta-timekeeping-equse.
Product Page [Reveal]
Clever little piece. It’s a quartz watch that is completely backwards. It runs backwards and you read the time through the little window, much like an early digital. It’s apparently sold/created by openconcepts.info, but the site is all in Russian. Any takers?
Backside Watch [Krunker]