When I finally was able to feel the watch, I was so impressed. Really nice quality for what I thought was a bargain watch (compared to the Chanel J12). It cost me just a few hundred dollars, and eBay auctions are mad over the watch with intense bidding. The ceramic composition of the watch is unlike steel in many ways. We are talking about very high grade ceramic materials with an attractive glossy finish that will never scratch. The interposed steel is highly polished and the entire watch gives off a lovely gleam. Few of my other watches have attracted so many compliments. I suppose other people love this watch as much as I do.
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Increasingly, Apple is proving that is does not care about consumer sentiments and more and more tech people are moving away from Apple use. Those users who allowed Apple to be were it is today have been cast-off, legions of "mainstream" users in their place who buy into Apple's "form over function approach" to product development and narketing. It is only a matter of time before they fully cannibalize their own image and people realize there really is not that much behind the gloss screen and option-less facade.
Chances are that your watch is mostly metal. Sure there are plastic or ceramic watches. And those made of other exotic compounds (Carbon, Kevlar, etc...), but most watches are some form of metal. And metals are not all created equally. No one here needs a lesson on geology or metallurgy, nor am I prepared to offer one, but watch metals are far more varied that "steel, titanium, gold, and platinum." First comes the base metal out of the ground, then comes industrialization to refine, mix, and alter the based compounds which create the metals we wear everyday. Lastly, there's the delicate process of machining and shaping the metal.
Based on the configuration and materials (steel, rubber, leather trim available) used, the price for the Tag Heuer Meridiist will be between about 00 - 00. Expect availability soon. Tag Heuer teased us with concepts such as this (Tag Heuer Link watch based phone), but now we can stare at the real thing. Look for it starting September of 2008 at Tag Heuer boutiques and select locations where Tag Heuer watches are sold.
Today I'm filled with cynicism and Aquanautic is just feeding into it. I really don't have a problem with brands like Aquanautic that seem to appear from the ether with gaudily appointed watches, but when such pointless models come out assaulting my sense of reason, I am forced to step back a few paces back and question their motives.
Today Olga is dedicated to furthering her progress as an inventor and artist. She sees her creations as sculptures, which they undoubtedly are, but few would identify them as such. We tend to think of sculpture as motionless and static. Olga's clocks are anything but still. Most are perfectly functioning clocks, she does not like the idea of useless clutter. There is utility in her aesthetics.
Size wise the original and new LIP are somewhat different. To envelop the Valjoux 7734 movement, the original had to be a bit larger at 47x40mm. The new LIP Mach 2000 Chronograph X is more comfortably sized at 42x40mm. The case really hugs your wrist in a pleasant manner, and the pushers are easy to operate while the watch is worn. The asymmetric quality of the watch in no way impedes how easy it is to wear the watch, and at times seems to be a benefit as it simply makes sense given the orientation. Roger Tallon was able to make a serious watch that was meant to be asymmetrical, rather than just play around with the asymmetric theme.