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Overall the construction of the winder is good. The body is quality plastic and the white is a faux lizard skin material that has a semi-metallic look (there are also faux leather versions available). Feels nice and looks good on a wardrobe or shelf. Orbita does mostly their own manufacturing as far as I can tell. You get the feeling that the devices are made by engineers and watch enthusiasts - as opposed to some corporate committee. Watch winders are still sort of a niche product, so you get the sense that a smaller dedicated factory is putting these devices together. The unit feels a lot more solid that winders from China, I can easily say that. There is a small on/off switch on the rear of the watch winder. I am pretty sure that you can place and remove watches while the unit is "on," but best practices dictate that you turn it "off" to place and remove watches.

Looking at the watch band further, another issue arises. The belt buckle closure. And although it is another icon of the brand - the belt buckle closure looks downright uncomfortable. Though the Marina Watch Collection was introduced at the Cruise Fashion Show, in reality, the wearer will have to still use her hands while wearing this. Imagine resting your hand on a desk - there's the belt buckle, now an uncomfortable indentation on your wrist.

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Avakian has enlisted a number of shops, including key ones in Switzerland to manufacture the watches. It is necessary to contract with a variety of service providers and suppliers to make it all happen. The alternative is making your own watch manufacture - either partially or in whole. A expensive and risky venture to say the least. After having some very successful jewelry lines Avakian likely thought it would be a safe bet to "go watches."

I don't think your name or information will need to be used if you are written about, so don't worry about that. To share your stories you can either comment on this post or contact me here. Many of you have had issues with watch companies if you've had to deal with them directly. My position has always been that watch companies are great at making watches, but often poor in other areas. Work like this helps to improve the companies that make the things we love. I am looking forward to hearing from you, and thanks for helping out on this project.

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Don't be afraid to like this watch. I do. I think it looks pretty hot actually. Is that something I typically say about a watch? No, but this isn't a typical looking watch. Are you MAN ENOUGH to wear a white watch? Sure you are. Now granted, a watch like this is not for everyone, or every outfit. Frankly some of you may look outright silly wearing this watch. For other, this is a fantastic addition to your collection. From TX, this is the newest version of their 800 Series Linear Chronograph watch model. This model T3C456TX is in all white, with a steel case and rose gold toned trim. More on that later.

The winner will be able to choose any of the Orient Mako models carried by Island Watch. This includes all metal versions with black, orange, or a blue face - as well as versions with a rubber diver's strap. The blue faced model has two bezel options, one with blue and red in a the "Pepsi bezel" style.

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Skilled enamel workers can also complete miniature enamel paintings. This is an accumulation of efforts and results in a detailed painting done with enamel that is miniature (watch dial sized). This is often done on the reverse of a watch crystal - so in a sense the painting is done backwards. First, the most intimate details are applied and then colors are placed behind the smaller details. Not all enamel paintings are done in reserve on the back of sapphire crystals, but this is common in these uncommon watches. There are a tons of techniques and what they each share is a remarkably artistic and seemingly impossible outcome that takes your watch from being a mere functional tool to something which is undeniably "art." One of the reasons that enamel work is hard to do relates not only with the incredible delicacy of the process and small areas to work with, but with the heating process that can change the size and shape - or sometimes color of what the artist has created. There is no going back and fixing it after it has baked - as far as I know. Interesting stuff, and I am looking forward to getting a nice enamel painting watch someday.

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I wrote about the new series of Perrelet Semi-Skeletonized Split-Seconds Chronograph watches on Haute Living. The interesting like obvious is skeletonized and is a rattrapante (split seconds chronograph). In doing so, Perrelet has given the line a very unique style and high value for the originality. Prices are between about ,000 - ,000. Read the full article on Haute Living here.

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It is hard to predict what will happen in the future, but downloadable content for mobile devices is here to stay, and will only become more popular. This also means that the expectations from them will be higher, and they will have increasing amounts of functionality. Currently, most watch companies are sorely stuck in "Web 1.0." This means that their online presence is a one-dimensional tool for visitors to get some information only, and usually very limited information is available compared to what people want. If the way watch companies operate online now is an indicator of the effectiveness of their iPhone applications, I suggest they hold off making an iPhone application until they have a website that is actually useful for consumers that demand more from a luxury company. Which is also a way of me saying, "stop being so hostile to Internet sales." It makes you look antiquated, and unfriendly.

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Hautlence discusses how the dial of the HL-Q is specially designed in some mathematical, geometrical theorem that means little to my mind. Instead I appreciate the level of balance that is achieved in a clearly asymmetric design. This means that there does not seem to be any empty areas, or those that are too cluttered, the visual interest is well spread out. Also, given the complexity of what you are looking at, Hautlence as made the four areas your eyes need to notice most stand out well. This is done via the colored arrow (lume applied too I believe). Actually in some of the models this is only three arrows as the hour dial used a little circular frame over each hour the disc turns too. This is one of those signs that actual watch makers designed this line of timepieces.

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Last are the Omega Olympics Timeless De Ville 5-Counter Chronograph and the Olympic Timeless Planet Ocean Chronograph Ladies watches. These are pretty straight forward really. You know the movements, you know the style. They are simple revisions of other Omega styles. The De Ville is in steel and 44mm wide with an alligator strap, and a very clean white face. Price for it is 5,760 euros. The most expensive of the bunch oddly enough. Last is the ladies Planet Ocean that looks good but quite masculine. Size is for the ladies though at 37.5mm wide. Price for it is 4,530 euros. Again, I am not sure about US prices or when the watches will be available (though likely early next  year). I do however think that they are a great idea for Omega and look forward to seeing them soon.

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Note that I wrote the majority of this article before I actually had a chance to personally inspect the watches. This means the marketing images of the watches differ a bit than the actual release versions. Note the slightly altered dial and hands (which make the watches easier to read). There is also the addition of the "concrete" gray model.

Sometimes I wait a bit after news "breaks" to discuss a topic. That was the case with MB&F's new HM (horological machine) 2.2 watch. The timepiece is a further extension of the quite pricey luxury HM2 watch. MB&F has given the watch several version done in combos of metals (gold, titanium...), ceramic, and of course colors and styles. I've worn a few of them, and admit they are sorta cool. One of the biggest criticisms of that watch is that it was unwearable. True, the the wide box is tough to wear on your wrist, but it isn't exactly "unwearable" (like the DeWitt WX-1). From a practical standpoint MB&F watches are wearable art. Few people would actually wear and HM1, HM2, or HM3 watch all the time, but I for one quite appreciate them. Max Busser of the brand is a marketing master as well. He really knows how to get people excited about his watches, and items such as this limited edition of 8 pieces HM2.2 watch are a great was of doing that.

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