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Fantastic Yet Distinct Watches With The Same Movements Inside

Could you believe that a deep sea diver share the same movement with a watch with diamonds? With a same movement, a fancy design can lead to 7 times t...

Fantastic Yet Distinct Watches With The Same Movements Inside

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Review: Christopher Ward C1 Bel Canto 41mm Azzurro Blue

This is a review after one week of wearing this piece everyday. It is the Watch of Year in 2022 for watches priced under $10K. Hope that you will enjo...

Review: Christopher Ward C1 Bel Canto 41mm Azzurro Blue

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All models of Gr枚nefeld 1941 Principia from 2018 to 2022

Like many top independent watchmakers, when starting out, the Gr枚nefeld brothers needed to deliver on the most complicated watches. This was to showca...

A Visual Chronicle of Gr枚nefeld 1941 Principia 2018-2022

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sfwatchlover commented on Review: Christopher Ward C1 Bel Canto 41mm Azzurro Blue

Many thanks for reading and I love the comments! it is a very good point that I should include the prices in the review. I will add the price info to the review right now! Thanks a lot for the reminder and I really appreciate it.

CW decided early on that they will not charge any watch more than 3x the markup from their costs. That is why their prices have been always very reasonable. Best regards.

sfwatchlover commented on Review: Christopher Ward C1 Bel Canto 41mm Azzurro Blue

Thanks and that special edition does look fantastic. I would love to see it in person one day.

sfwatchlover commented on New Release: De Bethune DB27 Titan Hawk "John Player Special"

I just wrote this as a fan of the brand and I don't get any compensation. 聽This is just a hobby for me. 聽They don't really need articles like mine. 聽With a small production volume, 160-200 a year, they don't have any problems selling these pieces. 聽

Regarding the avant guard comment, I was referring to the technology used in creating the dual-tone effect. 聽I didn't want to copy their technical descriptions to my article. 聽I should explain this better. 聽In any case, here are some paragraphs I copied from their website to illustrate my point:

"DIAL: BLACK MICROLIGHT 鈥 CHAPTER RING WITH ROMAN NUMERALS IN GOLD"

"TWO TONED TITANIUM SANDBLASTED HANDS"

"POLISHED BLACK ZIRCONIUM, WITH MIDDLE MICROLIGHT"

"SHORT FLOATING LUGS IN BLACK BRUSHED ZIRCONIUM WITH YELLOW TITANIUM"

"BACK: OPEN IN POLISHED BLACK ZIRCONIUM
TINTED SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL (HARDNESS OF 1800 VICKERS) WITH DOUBLE ANTIREFLECTIVE
COATING"

Basically, a lot of efforts were devoted to make the black and gold color look nice and special, on the dial and the movement. 聽聽

sfwatchlover commented on Cartier scores a walk-off home run

Congratulations again on the acquisition! 聽I heard very recently that Cartier will start a program soon to offer grille (cage) for Pasha pieces sold in the past without a grille. 聽There will be a cost of course. 聽Cartier will publish a list of models that are included in this program and the cost for adding the cage for each model. 聽My guess is that your watch will be included for "upgrading" with a grille :). 聽I will let you know if I hear any more information. 聽Cheers!

sfwatchlover commented on Bulgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT in Steel Case Review

I saw their Octo Roma line includes models with date. 聽Here is the link: https://www.bulgari.com/en-us/watches/mens/octo-roma-watch-blue-102856

There are no stains or dirt that I can see on my piece. 聽My main complaint of the OF GMT/chrono model is that the GMT button on the left side could be pushed by accident during normal wear. Take care. 聽

sfwatchlover commented on Kurono Tokyo Calendrier "Type 1", A 2022 GPHG "Challenge" Finalist

Thanks for reading and sharing your stunning pictures of Grand Mori! 聽It is looking really good and special on your wrist. 聽 Mr. Hajime definitely loves green, as he has created quite a few watches in green dials, the original Mori, your Mori, and the triple calendar I. 聽Cheers!

sfwatchlover commented on Kurono Tokyo Calendrier "Type 1", A 2022 GPHG "Challenge" Finalist

Thanks :))

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New Release: De Bethune DB27 Titan Hawk "John Player Special"

De Bethune, one of the top independent watch brands, just released a new iteration of their 10-year DB27 Titan Hawk model line. Who was the first pers...

New Release: De Bethune DB27 Titan Hawk JPS

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Long-Term Review: Patek Philippe Calatrava Weekly Calendar 5212A-001

Weekly calendar is a rare complication that only a handful of brands have ever produced. Around 2009, Patek started to work on the idea. It was meant...

Long-Term Review: Patek Philippe Calatrava Weekly Calendar 5212A-001

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Kurono Tokyo Calendrier "Type 1", A 2022 GPHG "Challenge" Finalist

I received this watch recently and I like it very much. I could not wait to share my review with you. Have a good day!

Kurono Tokyo Calendrier "Type 1", A 2022 GPHG "Challenge" Finalist

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Which favorites of yours didn't get nominated in 2022 GPHG?

First, big congratulations to all 90 watches that were nominated to the second round at the 2022 GPHG! It is celebration time at these brands and an o...

Six Watches That Should be in the 2022 GPHG Nominations

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Long-Term Review: Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Worldtimer in Steel Case and Bracelet

I picked up a brand new Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Worldtimer in steel from the local Omega AD on July 30, 2020. Due to Covid restrictions, I went in...

Long-Term Review: Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Worldtimer in Steel Case and Bracelet

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All new Pasha de Cartier with a protective grille

Pasha de Cartier with a grille, first launched in 1985, returned to production this year as a 鈥渙ne shot鈥 model. Absolutely stunning, quirky, elegant a...
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Watch meetup organized by 49 Crowns in San Francisco Bay Area

I had a really great time last night, my second participation after joining the 49 Crowns community. Got to meet in person with quite a few folks who...
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