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Top 10 Technically Important Mechanical Wrist Watches 1
Article publié le 18/06/2014
Most wristwatches made today are hardly state-of-the-art, but rather continue a tradition of watch making set in motion long ago. One reason many collectors are interested in vintage watches is because many of them represent important achievements in technology and functionality that we take for granted today. aBlogtoWatch has done its homework and brought to you what we feel are the top 10 most technically important mechanical wrist watches. By the 1920s, consumers had accepted wristwatches as practical and pocket watch sales had started to decline dramatically. By 1930, the ratio of wristwatches to pocket watches was about 50:1. During the past 100 years, the mechanical wristwatch has seen many changes, even seeming to come close to demise. Important electronic watches will merit a list unto themselves. Let's have a look at mechanical wrist watch history and some of the technological milestones that have helped it evolve. The Water-Resistant Watch "We must succeed in making a watch case so tight that our movements will be permanently guaranteed against damage caused by dust, perspiration, water, heat and cold. Only then will the perfect accuracy of the A.Lange&Sohne replica uk watch be secured " wrote replica tag heuer Grand Carrera founder Hans Wilsdorf to his technical assistants early on in the development of the replica tag heuer Grand Carrera Oyster watch. The main difficulty they encountered in producing an "impermeable" Franck Muller replica uk was preventing water and dust from entering through the crown. But in 1925 two Swiss watchmakers, Paul Perregaux and Georges Peret patented a new crown locking system, and Wilsdorf, understanding the importance of this system, purchased the patent. Using the watertight case replica tag heuer Grand Carrera had developed along with a modified version of the crown locking system, they registered their "Oyster" design under a British patent in 1926. Named so because it was intended to be sealed as tight as an oyster. Incidentally replica tag heuer Grand Carrera's motivation to create a self-winding movement was also driven in part by their desire to create an impermeable replica tag heuer Grand Carrera. Because although the Oyster case was impermeable to dust and water, if the owner forgot to screw the crown back in tightly after winding or if the crown threads and seals wore out over time, then dust and water could still enter, a self-winding movement solved this problem. replica tag heuer Grand Carrera wanted to prove the claims of water resistance made for the "Oyster" and were able to do this when young English swimmer Mercedes Gleitze completed a successful ten hour swim of the English channel wearing the watch in the 1927 Cross-Channel Challenge. replica tag heuer Grand Carrera used this event in their publicity for the watch up until the 1950's - as well as giving their authorized dealers fish tanks to put in their windows to show-off the waterproofness of their watches.
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the breitling replica uk
Article publié le 17/06/2014
All-black and delightfully "mean," the Breitling Super Avenger Military is a rare example of a 24 hour watch. In the United States we refer to 24-hour-format time as military time. That is because here, it is primarily the military that uses this format while civilians use a 12 hour format. We are partial to our AMs and PMs. Many who live or travel outside of the US know the the 24 hour format is used heavily all over the world for a range of purposes from television schedules to movie times. Having said that, if you want an analog watch (mechanical or otherwise) that indicates the time in a 24 hour format you have precious few options. Though, you are in luck if you want to wear a digital watch full time. This new Super Avenger Military Limited Series timepiece takes the excellent looks of the breitling replica uk Avenger and combines them with the brand's Calibre 22 automatic movement that displays 24-hour-versus-12-hour format time. We last saw use of this movement in the Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute watch. Also a limited edition Franck Muller replica uk, the Navitimer Cosmonaute was much more retro in style, and clearly a Navitimer in design. It was also just 41.5mm wide, and this Super Avenger is much more modern (and larger). At 48mm wide in black-coated steel, the Super Avenger Military is a pretty solid looking timepiece. Do you like the stencil style font on the dial? The case is also water-resistant to 300 meters and comes on a military-style canvas strap. It also has a diver-style rotating bezel. The Calibre 22 automatic chronograph movement has a 12 hour chronograph and the date, in addition to offering the time in a 24 hour format (that I imagine takes some getting used to in terms of reading it at a glance). The movement is also COSC Chronometer certified. I don't know how much use I would get from a 24-hour-format dial, but then again I am not in the military. These types of watches are in demand from select groups - which is probably why this is a limited edition. Though I do really like the Super Avenger collection of watches. If you are looking for something modern and masculine and really want a mechanical A.Lange&Sohne replica uk with the time displayed in a 24 hour format, then one of your few choices is the Super Avenger Military.
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Breitling Super Avenger Military Limited Series Watch With 24 Hour Time
Article publié le 17/06/2014
All-black and delightfully "mean," the Breitling Super Avenger Military is a rare example of a 24 hour watch. In the United States we refer to 24-hour-format time as military time. That is because here, it is primarily the military that uses this format while civilians use a 12 hour format. We are partial to our AMs and PMs. Many who live or travel outside of the US know the the 24 hour format is used heavily all over the world for a range of purposes from television schedules to movie times. Having said that, if you want an analog A.Lange&Sohne replica uk (mechanical or otherwise) that indicates the time in a 24 hour format you have precious few options. Though, you are in luck if you want to wear a digital watch full time. This new Super Avenger Military Limited Series timepiece takes the excellent looks of the breitling replica uk Avenger and combines them with the brand's Calibre 22 automatic movement that displays 24-hour-versus-12-hour format time. We last saw use of this movement in the Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute watch . Also a limited edition Franck Muller replica uk, the Navitimer Cosmonaute was much more retro in style, and clearly a Navitimer in design. It was also just 41.5mm wide, and this Super Avenger is much more modern At 48mm wide in black-coated steel, the Super Avenger Military is a pretty solid looking timepiece. Do you like the stencil style font on the dial? The case is also water-resistant to 300 meters and comes on a military-style canvas strap. It also has a diver-style rotating bezel. The Calibre 22 automatic chronograph movement has a 12 hour chronograph and the date, in addition to offering the time in a 24 hour format (that I imagine takes some getting used to in terms of reading it at a glance). The movement is also COSC Chronometer certified. I don't know how much use I would get from a 24-hour-format dial, but then again I am not in the military. These types of watches are in demand from select groups - which is probably why this is a limited edition. Though I do really like the Super Avenger collection of watches. If you are looking for something modern and masculine and really want a mechanical watch with the time displayed in a 24 hour format, then one of your few choices is the Super Avenger Military..
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Breitling for Bentley GMT Light Body B04
Article publié le 16/06/2014
Bentley for the quintessence of British chic. GMT for the revolutionary dual timezone adjustment system. Light Body for the featherweight titanium case. B04 for the high-performance Manufacture breitling replica uk entirely developed and produced in the replica Breitling Aeromarine Chronométrie workshops. The new Bentley GMT Light Body B04 extends an irresistible invitation to tear up the road – or whiz through the air – while enjoying a combination of comfort and elegance, efficiency and style. This authentic wrist sculpture is distinguished by its original and daring design featuring asymmetrical lugs, a black rubber strap, a broad bezel with a knurled motif inspired by Bentley radiator grilles, along with pushpieces built into the ergonomically streamlined profile. A paragon of functionality, this travel chronograph is also distinguished by its unprecedented ease of handling. All the wearer needs to do when juggling with timezones is to pull out the crown and turn it forwards or backwards in one-hour increments. This is achieved without any loss of precision in terms of the minutes, while the date is automatically adjusted to local time in either direction. Another appreciable source of comfort on the road stems from the rotating inner bezel bearing the names of 24 cities and enabling at-a-glance readings of all timezones around the world in relation to the one indicated by the 24-hour hand. The dial bearing an openworked circular pattern reveals glimpses of the automatic B04 chronograph movement, chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), as indeed are all engines in the Franck Muller replica uk for Bentley racing team. High-precision travel at its finest. Breitling has released a new dial face for the Navitimer dubbed the Navitimer Panamerican, in stunning bronze. This will be a very limited production of 1000 pieces. In addition to the dial color, the A.Lange&Sohne replica uk will feature a transparent caseback so you can see the 01 movement. Cool. The new face of the legend.Iconic in its classic version with a black dial, the famous Navitimer adopts even more exclusive colors in a limited series featuring a magnificent bronze dial. Created in 1952, the Navitimer is not only the doyenne of all mechanical chronographs produced worldwide. With its technical and functional style, this instrument unique in its kind has asserted itself as one of the ten great 20th century watchmaking classics – and a cult object for all passionate aviation enthusiasts. replica Breitling offers this legendary model in a 1,000-piece limited series distinguished by a bronze-colored dial – an original and refined touch that further highlights the originality of the design with its three hollowed counters and its circular slide rule designed to perform all calculations involved in airborne navigation. A transparent caseback provides a chance to admire the Manufacture replica Breitling Caliber 01, a high-performance selfwinding chronograph entirely developed and produced within the Breitling Chronométrie workshops and chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute) – the highest benchmark in terms of precision and reliability, and the only one based on an international standard.
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Breitling Airwolf Raven Chronograph SuperQuartz Watch
Article publié le 16/06/2014
The majority of new Breitling watches that are released don't excite me. It is a lot of the same to be honest. Oh look, another A.Lange&Sohne replica uk watch in a heavy highly polished metal case, maybe with a rotating bezel or a slide rule. That is basically most Breitling watches - although some are better looking than others. This watch is different because it is of the few that has the cool SuperQuartz calibre 78 movement. This is the movement that the famous and popular Aerospace models had. Yes, it is a quartz movement, but it is what is known as a "themoline" quartz. Meaning it has a temperature sensor that adjusts the vibration frequency of the quartz crystal to adjust to temperatures so that the Franck Muller replica uk can remain as accurate as possible. This takes the watch from being accurate to within a few seconds a month to being accurate to within a few seconds a year. Like the original Aerospace watches, the Airwolf Raven is a COSC certified Chronometer. Here in the Breitling Airwolf Raven, Breitling decided to add actual chronograph pushers instead of having all the functions be operated through the crown (in other Airwolf models as well). Other functions in the two negative LCD screens are a second timezone, alarm, countdown timer, and perpetual calendar. The chronograph function measures 1/100 of a second time. The hands of the watch are similar to those on the new 2009 Aerospace watch that are longer and have counterweights. I prefer the traditional Aerospace watch where only the second hand has a counter weight, but this is a minor point. Like the standard breitling replica uk watch, the dial is cluttered with indicators from the slide rule around the dial that is operated via the rotating bezel. What Breitling does is place a chronograph seconds hand on the dial that is used for some of the functions around the dial. This is a unique touch that helps add a lot of increased functionality to this hybrid digital/analog watch. With a 43.5mm wide highly polished steel case, Breitling fans will feel at home with the shiny fit and finish. The textured dial will be available in black, silver, or gray. In addition to the rubber strap with portholes, there will also be a metal bracelet and leather or crocodile strap available to match the watch. This is up there with the true professional instruments that Breitling offers, but good enough for everyday use for any guy who likes the look of the watch. You can see that the rear of the watch has one of those famous turbine engravings that Breitling watches are known for.
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