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Review – Aeromatic 1912 GMT

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This, the end of our Poor Man’s GMT round-up, is fraught with horror. The Aeromatic 1912 GMT is a quartz watch. It’s nice, it has a big face, but the ticking hand makes me slightly nauseous. Can I put off my horror long enough to write about it? Sure.

Hockey Love for Breitling?

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CNN has an article about the recent trade of hockey star Jeremy Roenick from the Philadelphia Flyers to the Los Angeles Kings. Roenick who in June ignited a storm of controversy by telling fans who were irritated by the players’ union strike to stay away when the game came back and who told his critics “”I say personally, to everybody who called us ‘spoiled,’ you guys are just jealous,” was introduced at a press conference with his new team.

And while many people blasted Roenick for his comments, I’ve got to say that he redeems himself with this photo. Is that a Breitling on his wrist? It’s big so it might be the Navitimer World model. Any suggestions?

Suunto D9

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One of the first divers with a built-in compass. This think looks like it takes urine samples during the dive.

Check it out here.

New Old LED Watches

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Very cool. Simon at LED-WATCH is selling new LED watches with the beautiful red LED readout in brand new cases for about $100 US. Extremely James Bondian. He’s even got a sexy new style, Space, coming in September.

Check them out here.

Review – Oris Williams F1 TT2 Day Date

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Very cool review of the Oris Williams F1 TT2 by pnut with special little thumbs-up/-down signs symbolizing like and disgust. Very clever.

What attracted me to this watch to begin with was the sharp edge style, blue color lume material (rarely seen), and quality to value ratio that Oris watches offer. I own three Oris watches within my collection including this one, with another on the way. In the past, I have had as many as six at one time, again because of quality for the price, and unique style. This model is the TT2 Williams F1 Day Date. It commemorates the sponsorship Oris has over the Williams BMW F1 racing team.

Check it out here

WristFashion Interviews Opus V Genius

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Very cool interview with Felix Baumgartner, the designer of the Opus V.

When 31 year old Felix Baumgartner met Jeweler Harry Winston’s Maximilian Brusser at the launch of his designer URWERK 103 in 2003, he was already on top of the world. His orbital cross movement was already getting a lot of attention. But little did he know that his watch was just a prelude. Fate was plotting and unbeknowst to him, he would soon embark on his most inspiring and challenging assignment yet РThe limited edition OPUS V, a watch with the world’s first “satellite hour” display.

Read the rest here.

Please, Hammer…

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Introducing the Nike Hammer. I know, nothing very special. It’s a big, beefy Nike watch that doesn’t seem to do very much at all, in fact, except look cool and yellow.

Check it out here.

Fossil Asteroids Watch

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Ah, 1979. What a year. This tribute to one of the first video games, unfortunately, isn’t playable, but it would be so cool if it was. The hands are strangely familiar, I think. I can’t remember where I saw them before. This thing is $130 and I believe Fossil is expanding into other titles as well.

Check it out here.

Why Seiko Is So Good

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Great post from the Dive Watch Forum:

Your previous post regarding watches you’ve had forever. This watch was my high-school grad present from my Dad in 1971, and I’ve had it ever since (obviously). It has been run over by a car, shot at, lost for four months in the snow (I went back later with a borrowed metal detector in the Spring). It’s literally been through Hell, and I will never part with it. It cost $95.00 brand new, and isn’t worth much more than that now but in terms of ‘priceless’ possessions, it’s at the top of the list.

Read the whole thing here.

Omega Makes You Take Off Your Shirt

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The latest from Omega’s “Quality of Life Police” – You are no longer allowed to wear shirts or have hair when wearing the Planet Ocean. We are sorry.

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