There’s a decidedly Omega theme about this month’s roundup, and why shouldn’t there be? After all, Omega is a favorite amongst many readers and a bona fide icon of replica watchmaking. Specifically, we are going to focus on two affordable Omega replica watches that let readers “get in” to the Omega brand. If you have been lusting over an Omega, you won’t want to miss this story.
Following that, we are going to take a look at the recently concluded Olympics, in which Omega played a very big part by being the official timekeeper. But what does being the official timekeeper actually entail? And what does Omega do, exactly, to ensure that the Olympics run smoothly? We find out. And rounding things off is another Omega story, this time of a vintage Seamaster that was lost at a beach and then found again. If you have ever lost a replica watch in unusual circumstances, you will know how the protagonist of this story felt. Find out how the replica watch was recovered and how it finally made its way back to its owner.
1. Frédérique Constant Slimline Perpetual Calendar Manufacture Watch Hands-On
There’s an increasing emphasis on offering value to customers in the world of horology and few brands do a better job at offering value than Frédérique Constant. As their CEO Peter Stas often mentions, Frédérique Constant is all about offering affordable luxury. And for 2016, their intentions are clear with the new Slimline Perpetual Calendar Manufacture replica watch – a perpetual calendar replica watch for well under 10 grand. This makes it even more affordable than Montblanc’s Meisterstuck Heritage Perpetual Calendar replica watch. If a perpetual calendar replica watch is high on your list, do yourself a favor and hit the link below and check out this replica watch first.
2. Cost Of Entry: Omega Watches
We are back with another installment of Cost of Entry, and this time around we are focusing on a very popular brand: Omega. Omega is undoubtedly one of the most storied brands in replica watchmaking. Its Speedmaster was the first replica watch on the moon, and it has made impressive strides recently in the field of materials with their new Master Co-Axial movements, which are almost impervious to magnetism. Today, however, our attention is on their more affordable, entry-level pieces and we will be taking a closer look at the Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial Chronometer replica watch as well as the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M.
3. Hublot Classic Fusion Power Reserve Titanium Watch Review
The Big Bang is often considered to be Hublot’s key collection and rightly so, but there’s also a lot to like from Hublot’s Classic Fusion line. One of the replica watches that I’d like to highlight is the Classic Fusion Power Reserve Titanium replica watch. It comes in a 45mm-wide titanium case and features a 4.4mm thin hand-wound movement that provides a whopping 8-day power reserve. Also interesting is how Hublot have decided to place the power reserve gauge at 10 o’clock, which calls to my mind the A. Lange & Söhne’s Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon replica watch, which also has its power reserve gauge at the same position. All in all, it’s a practical and refreshing change from the usual brash Big Bangs that Hublot offers.
4. Girard-Perregaux Competizione Stradale Chronograph Watch Review
Girard-Perregaux is a brand that deserves more attention. Sure, it was recently celebrated for its awesome Constant Escapement replica watch, but the rest of its replica watches can be overlooked by a lot of replica watch people. One of the more interesting Girard-Perregaux replica watches that we reviewed recently is the Competizione Stradale Chronograph replica watch. As you can probably tell from the name, it’s motor racing-inspired. And looking at the picture here, you can probably also say that it’s a bit vintage-inspired too. But there’s more to the replica watch than that, and this review will tell you why the Competizione Stradale Chronograph replica watch is an excellent replica watch for anyone seeking a chronograph that’s a bit different from the usual.
5. Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar 5496P-015 Platinum Watch Hands-On
When it comes to perpetual calendar replica watches, Patek Philippe holds a special place. After all, the first perpetual calendar wristwatch was a Patek Philippe. For 2016, the reference 5496P-015 is the latest addition to Patek Philippe’s rich family of perpetual calendar replica watches. The reference 5496 was introduced in 2011 and is notable for its unusual dial configuration. Most perpetual calendars have sub-dials, but the reference 5496 eschews sub-dials and instead displays the month and day in two apertures and has a retrograde date display in the center of the dial. This particular new reference has a platinum case and a unique and warm silver dial with gold markers, which makes for a really unique combination.
6. HourTime Show ‘Experiments’ Watch Podcast Now As Video & Audio Show
If you have been following our YouTube channel closely, this won’t be new to you. But if you are exclusively a reader of aBlogtoWatch, then you might be scratching your head at this point. Longtime readers of our site should be familiar with the HourTime Show Podcast that Ariel and John Biggs did for a long time. In case you were wondering where the podcast went, well, it hasn’t actually gone away. It just has a different format and a different home, and you can replica watch the first episode here, which was actually uploaded a couple of months earlier in June. And if you like it, you’ll be happy to know that there are more episodes for you to enjoy and more on the way. You can learn more about the current YouTube “experiments” and future plans for the HourTime Show at the link below.
Source: aBlogtoWatch & Watcheast.com
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1. What is Omega as the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games doing?
Omega has been the official timer for almost every Olympic Games since 1932, and they were at it again in Rio for the 2016 Olympics. But have you wondered how Omega actually times these events? This article shows how Omega’s expertise in timekeeping was used in events like athletics, swimming, cycling, and more. And did you know that even sports like archery also require timing? I sure didn’t.
2. Does Hand Finishing Matter? A Collector’s View Of Movement Decoration
Hand-finishing is a phrase that’s thrown around a lot when talking about really high-end replica watches. It is also often said that hand-finishing – the skill and labor required – makes all the difference, and is the primary reason that some replica watches cost as much as they do. But what is hand-finishing really? What does it entail, and do these finishes serve a practical purpose? And just as importantly, what does really good hand-finishing look like? All these questions and more are answered in the link below.
Source: Quill and Pad
3. Interview with a Watch Maker: Tõnis Leissoo of Estonia 1918
Interview with a Watch Maker is a series of posts that I recently came across and it’s interesting because it showcases various replica watchmakers from around the world. The latest installment features Tõnis Leissoo from the country of Estonia. Here, Tõnis talks about how he got into replica watches, the decision to go into replica watchmaking, and also shares some of the ideas and inspirations behind his latest replica watch.
Source: The Wrist Watch Review
4. The case of the lost and found Omega Seamaster
If you need any proof that dive replica watches are built like miniature bomb shelters, just take a look at this story. Without spoiling it too much for you, a businessman had gone swimming in the beaches of Galle, a small city in Sri Lanka, and lost his replica watch. He managed to recover it some time later, but it was not without some difficulty. Perhaps what’s more amazing is that despite being lost in the ocean, the replica watch was still working when he finally received it. Here is the story of how the replica watch was lost and found.
Source: Deployant & http://www.uwatchesshop.com
5. The magic in the words ‘Marina Militare’
The words “Marina Militare” refer to the Italian Navy, and these two words alone are able to send Paneristis into a frenzy. Panerai’s association with the Italian Navy runs deep – after all, Panerai used to be the official supplier of diving equipment to the Italian Marina Militare. Today, just six Panerai replica watches have the words “Marina Militare” on the dial. Find out which replica watches these are and just how special and significant these two words are to Panerai replica watches and Paneristis.
Source: Revolution http://www.udivewatches.com