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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Schaumburg AQMIII - Upcoming Review

Having owned a few internal-bezel divers (Hamilton Khaki Navy, Ball Master II Diver and others), I have always been a fan of this stype of watch. When the opportunity to review Schaumburg's latest 500m came about, I jumped! here is the model in question:

Classic looks, combined with bulletproof ruggedness, this one is going to be FUN, FUN, FUN!


Wilson Watch Works NEW 47mm 1000m - COMING SOON!!!

Following the tremendous success of the 2000m Wilson Watch Works diver, Chris Pappas is now working hard on a new dive watch project! It will be a 47mm, 1000m, Twin Bezel diver! Here's a sneak-peak:

Here are the details Chris provided:

47mm new concept German made stainless steel 1K diver. It will feature a double rotating external knurled bezel with knurled crown at 4 o’clock as well as lug bars and screws in a beadblasted finish. This project is limited to 50 numbered pieces and 1 prototype, it will feature a Swiss made ETA 2824-2. German made dial and hand set applied with Swiss made Superluminova, Swiss made sapphire crystal with double AR coating, engraved and numbered limited edition caseback. The final assembly and testing will be executed here in Wilson, NC USA. 1 year warranty. I will be selling the prototype first and opening up serial numbers 06-50. Serial numbers 01-05 will be reserved for later release. The price is TBD.

Just like most W3 projects, this one is destined for success! We wish him the best of luck!!!

Watch Forums for Dummies - Article Revival

In January of 2003, I started an article called Watch Forums for Dummies (title was/is still a work in progress) and I managed to interview most of the major players on all the elite watch forums. Michael Sandler, Dr. Thomas Mao, Brandon Sparks and Ernie Romers just to name a few.

This artcile was slotted for 2000-4000 words and was to appear in the March 2003 edition of InSync magazine. The article quickly became a behemoth and I never managed to finish it in time for my late January deadline. I did not realize how big it would become and how many people would actually participate.

Well, I still have ALL of the completed interview questions and I am planning on putting it all together on a multiple page Internet article for Time2watch.net. This is something that just cannot be done in a magazine.

Stay tuned, hopefully I can get this one done within a reasonable amount of time...


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Resco Patriot - upcoming Review & Interview!

The long awaited Resco Patriot is finally making its way to their new homes and I will have the privilege of reviewing one for the readers of Time2watch.net. Here is the one I selected:

I chose the brown dial, as it is not very common and I also look forward to testing the somewhat unusual, yet interesting and so far, controversial movement it houses. If you have not seen this one before, then you probably do not frequent WUS, so for those of you who want to know more, click on the following link:

I will also be interviewing the principal behind this watch and hopefully, the Navy SEAL that helped with its design!


Wolf Designs - UPDATE

Just got an update from the good folks at Wolf Designs, turns out instead of the Roadster 2.7 double, I am going to be receiving the Viceroy 2.7 single with storage.

Ultimately, this may be more practical for me, as I have a few non-mehcanical watches that need a good home, as opposed to sitting on a shelf. I cannot wait to try out all 57 settings! Does it not just ooze sophistication? And at a retail of only 350$, what a winder!

Much, much more when I receive it... STAY TUNED!!!

Wolf Designs

moVas Pro Diver gets a NEW bracelet with help from yours truly!

Hi Guys,

I have been in conversation with Sean Wai from moVas regarding their upcoming Professional Diver. During our discussions, he asked my opinion on 3 link vs. 5 link bracelets. I was honest with him and said I preferred neither. I firmly believe a good SOLID dive bracelet should be a 2 link system, where the center link is surrounded by the outside links. Similar to what Ball does with their divers.

ALL bracelets stretch! Do not kid yourself, it may feel tight right now and most of us flip our watches way before stretch ever develops, but for those who hang on to their watches and wear them for their intended purposes, stretch eventually creaps in. The only way to really avoid this is to have a solid link system, as described above. Well, here are the results:

We also discussed standard screws vs. hex for link adjustments and lug attachments. We both agreed that HEX screws are the way to go. The added security and ease of use, not to mention the increased macho-factor are well worth the effort.

More on this model real soon!

TechnoMarine Cruise Sport gets wet!

I recently received this super-fun TechnoMarine Cruise Sport and took it along to Cape Cod. While there, I snaps a few shots, hope you like them? Click on the image above to see more.

In the mean time, I am working on its review. Should be up real soon!


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Wolf Designs' Roadster - INCOMING!!!

Hi Guys,

I have an exquiste Wolf Designs' Roadster double-rotor coming my way. Should be here by Tuesday 9/28.

It will be the subject of an upcoming detailed review.  I have had many winders in the past, but nothing this attractive or for that matter, sophisticated!

I am looking forward to it!!!

Wolf Designs

Monday, September 20, 2010

Welcome to my BLOG!

Trying something different!

As much as I have wanted to stay away from the whole "BLOG THING", it has grown on me and I can honestly see great value in it for the regular readers of Time2watch.net.

I will be using this venue to bring updates and news of upcoming projects, as well as my comments on new watches I see around the Internet. I do not plan on competing against OceanicTime or Ablogtoread, as they are fantastic ESTABLISHED blogs and even I visit dayly.

Instead you can expect my frank comments and some fun from yours truly!

So sit back and enjoy the ride, should be fun!!!

As always, thanks for reading,