A MANS VINTAGE AUTOMATIC SELLITA WATCH
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Read about the Hamilton Below Zero Chronograph watch here.
The first set of pictures represents the Velatura Diver watches with the new Seiko automatic chronograph movement, while the next two images represent a different version of the watch with a standard Seiko quartz chronograph movement (7T92) and a different feature set (dual time chronograph). The quartz models are about 0 street price.
We first mentioned the Casio Giez 1000BJ almost a year ago, but we didn't have much to say other than it's very cool-looking, it's only available in Japan, and its insides are almost identical to the Oceanus 5 Motor. Now that I actually own one, however, I can finally give you a proper review...
However, I think there is a huge potential market for watch affiliate marketing. It takes a keen reviewer to really focus on the little details and aspects of the design that take a nice watch to classic watch. Furthermore, many of the less expensive watch makers seem to make awkward hybrid copies of more expensive designs. Even though it is basically impossible to copyright the look of a watch, instead of virtual copies, "designer" watch makers take bits and pieces from popular designs, often resulting in ugly Frankenwatches. Why do they do this? Probably the same reason they make formula movies.
You will also notice the circle in the lower portion of the watch face. This is a moon phase indicator which indicates the phases of the moon and are also connected to the calendar functions. Other than potentially indicating the available light at night, it also helps when calculating tide strength, along with other information related to the phase of the moon.
In response to the confused looking (but nice) watch, Seiko has added a few models to the Velatura line, but did something interesting. Not all of them have a Kinetic Direct Drive movement. In back the diver watch shown here has a traditional automatic made by Seiko. The movement (Seiko 8R28 automatic) in the new Seiko SRQ001J, could most easily be compared to an ETA Valjoux 7750, in terms of functions. Oddly enough, this new automatic is only rated at 100m water resistance, while the two quartz models are rated at 200m resistance. Don't asky why, but 100m resistance is not considered a true divers watch, which 200m will cut it, and 300m is the standard. Take my word for it. The cost of the Velatura diver automatic will retail for about 2,500 Euros. This is serious watch territory, but other Velatura watches are still in the sub ,000 dollar range.
Now comes the interesting stuff, when you can customize watches. You'd probably have to start with a watch that is worth modifying but not too rare or expensive as to destroy the value. Remember that a specially modified watch often loses value unless subsequent buyers love the look as much as you to. You are best to stick with a sub 00 watch, unless you really have some wild ideas.
Regardless, of the circumstances where you see "Swiss Movement," this means essentially one thing, the movement in the watch is going to be either an ETA or Sellita movement. Ablogtoread.com wrote an article regarding Sellita's presence here. Occasionally there are other potential makers, but this is rare. So you ask yourself, "I don't know what movement I am getting? What am I even paying for?" This is a perfectly reasonable question to ask, but consider this. Lets say ETA are the "name brand" movements, and the Sellita movements are the "generic brand." Each is identical in construction and function. Small differences might lay in the quality of manufacture, and special modifications for the manufacturers, but for the most part, the movements function the same, and have similar accuracy and reliability.
Kobold watches are getting very popular for their ability to take a beating and look good in the process. An American company, Kobold seeks to outfit adventurers and enthusiasts alike with top quality watches. The Kobold Polar Surveyor is an excellent example of the best type of mechanical watch to have on an island. The modified Valjoux 7750 movement provides you with a calendar, chronograph, GMT (for second timezone), as well as AM/PM indicator. With this watch you can go anywhere and beat the thing up while still being able to rely on accurate time keeping. For over 00 (for most models), it is pricey, but a wonderful watch that ought to see you through the years. Down side is that it doesn’t have the functions of the digital models, but you still have a lot to work with. Kobold watches are getting very popular for their ability to take a beating and look good in the process. An American company, Kobold, seeks to outfit adventurers and enthusiasts alike with top quality watches. The Kobold Polar Surveyor is an excellent example of the best type of mechanical watch to have on an island. The modified Valjoux 7750 movement provides you with a calendar, chronograph, GMT (for second timezone), as well as AM/PM indicator. With this watch you can go anywhere and beat the thing up while still being able to rely on accurate time keeping. For over 00 (for most models), it is pricey, but a wonderful watch that ought to see you through the years. Down-side is that it doesn’t have the functions of the digital models, but you still have a lot to work with. koboldwatch.com
Unlike the previous sale I mentioned, the sale here directly from Marcello C. offers a greater selection of Marcello C. watches. What this means, is that you have a chance to get a range of rare Marcello C. watches that are almost impossible to come across even used, and in April you can get them for at least 10% off. I do like the sound of that.
While the Nivrel watch alone is enough, this particular piece was disassembled by Benzinger and highly decorated as can be seen in the pictures, then put back together. Look at the mechanical movement and view the soft swirls and lines which adorn each section of exposed surface area. These decorations are hand applied with tools or special machines no longer built with any consistency. Watches like this used to be common place for the very wealthy, but due to the time it takes to make them, such practices have all but ceased today. You will be hard at working looking for a similarly decorated German or Swiss watch.