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Having said that, however, one of the things that really impresses me about this watch is that despite the fact it has been designed to stand out, Clerc has not sacrificed functionality for form. Thanks to a helium valve (pictured on the reverse side of the watch), which is adjusted by a rotating bezel and unique in its genre, this sumptuous timepiece is water-resistant to 1000 metres. It also features a power-reserve indicator and a world-first system for adjusting it to the wrist.
It is easy to find the style of the 1970s unappealing. Despite the fact that it is "coming back," (from what I hear) it was an era of too many browns, too much synthetics, and too much hair. One thing however that the 1970s encouraged was large size. Big hair, big cars, big pants, and big watches. Especially the diving watches. While many of these things are coming back, so are big watches. 40mm cases are now considered small or average, and most watches, which matter, are approaching 44mm or even 50mm (and larger). The Louis Vuitton Tambour Diver takes large size, with its 70's browns, and is able to present a very pleasing ,aesthetic highly reminiscent watch with a 70s modern design.
Most steampunk design flows from old watch and railroad car design. At the time owning a watch or traveling was a privilege and a professional pursuit. You expected luxury while enjoying the fruits of "modern" technology. This is now the heart and soul of what the steampunk design movement strives to be.
The new Junghans Aviator Chronograph has a remarkable similarity to the Breitling, which is not a bad thing. The reserve shaded LCD is of the same style that Breitling uses, and the location of the two internal displays against the analog face is the same. Functions include a split second chronograph, countdown timer, full calendar, and information regarding the atomic radio signal, including region and strength of signal. It is a pretty comprehensive set of functionality combined with the well designed analog hands and face in the style of the Breitling Aerospace.
It would be easy to go into more details, but most of you already know what I am talking about. Because watches are almost universally available online, I would recommend buying a watch from an online seller rather than a brick and mortar retail location. You are going to get a better price, and not feel like a second rate purchaser in the process. However, know this, some watches are very hard to get. Especially German watches, and will have a handful of dealers in the US, if any. At times like this you may need to go into a watch store. If they are giving you the attitude, simply say that, they may be the only retailer of such watch, but there are many decent, if not better alternatives. It would be in their best interest to promote the brand, than be pretentious about it. Simply one man's advice.
The Diving Instrument: Bell & Ross BR 02 Emerges From The Depths
The Spring Drive solves the "ticking hand dilemma" by allowing for a sweeping seconds hand that is far more desirable. A full explanation of the complex and alluring Seiko Spring Drive movement can be found here. Now, having said that most Seiko Spring Drive watches are boring looking, there is an exception worth noting. The Grand Seiko line of watch from Seiko is sold mainly and Japan, and is considered to be a very high-end Japanese watch. Grand Seiko watches mainly used mechanical movements, but the development of the Spring Drive movement allowed for its obvious inclusion in the Grand Seiko line up. The result is the Grand Seiko Spring Drive GMT Ref. SBGE001 that is Japan's Rolex GMT Master.
Check out this beauty. The shape alone makes me think of a society where people are judged based on what they wear. Wearing this would make you king. It is just so handsomely done combing the square face and rounded curves. Does it smell a bit of Cartier? Sure, but that's ok, it is a pleasant odor.
The system is riddled with middlemen. For instance, the distributor who sends/imports the watches takes a cut, and another big cut is given to the actual salesperson who makes the sale to the consumer. Often times the difference in price from what the retailer/dealer pays for the watch, and the suggested manufacturer's retail price is 40-60%. In order to make prices more competitive, watch sellers often want to reduce profit margins to lure consumers with better prices. While this practice benefits the retailer and the consumer, it does not the manufacturer who has already made their money on the watch. Their interest after selling a watch to a retailer is branding, and getting customers to buy more watches. Thus they want to ensure the highest possible prices.