Nauman Rashid

Nauman Rashid

First Published: September 15, 2018
Nauman is a full-time freelance web content writer with over 3 years of experience in many areas. From articles, blog, product descriptions, and copywriting with a good hold over several other niches. Continually working to be at his best by staying updated with the latest happenings of the content writing world. Car & food enthusiast through and through!
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  2. Why the Panerai Radiomir Series Is a Great Pick

    Why the Panerai Radiomir Series Is a Great Pick

    Panerai watches have a special value in the marketplace. Panerai has become one of the most competitive watch brands in the market with their unique watch identity, and styles and quality. The hard work and devotion of the craftsmen appear in their timepieces. Panerai watches are known for their style, luxury, and simplicity. Panerai has produced many series of watches having their own best signatures; one of them includes the Panerai Radiomir. This series is one of the most demanded series in the market because of the quality and elegance found in its timepieces. And to make you agree more, let us discuss some of the watches in this series. Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days (reference PAM932) has the perfect midnight myth enclosed in it. The dial is sunburst with a blue color that’s relatively lighter than the surrounding. The color goes darker as it moves to the circumference. In addition, the silver bezel and crown add smoothness to the watch appearance. The indexes seem to be engraved in the dial. Navy blue strap matches the color combo, making the overall appearance of the watch magical. Lastly, the watch offers a sub-dial for the second movement. Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days GMT This men’s watch (reference PAM00628) with an automatic movement and a caliber p.4002 gives more accuracy in time. It has a power reserve of 72h. This 31 jewel timepiece has water resistance up to 10 ATM. The black color dial suits best with the black leather bracelet with a buckle clasp. Moreover, the skeleton back and sapphire glass protection ensures the durability of the watch. The buckle and bezel are also stainless steel. This two barrel and 288 components watch is truly a masterpiece in the Panerai Watches collection. The other features this watch offers include luminous markers, a date display window at 3’o clock position, GMT, 24-hour indicator at 9’o clock position and a power reserve indicator at 5’o clock position. Panerai Radiomir 1940 Oro Rosso This watch is one of those that are known for their simplicity in appearance as well as the elegant look. The watch is a cushion shape case of rose gold, with a case thickness of 11 mm and 42*45 mm diameter. The movement of this unisex watch is manual winding. The color combination with rose gold is appealing brown that is always admired. The brown dial has significant markers and a second’s sub-dial. With a water resistance of 10 ATM, the watch offers sapphire glass resistance and display back. In matching with the watch’s color code, the 200mm long bracelet is brown in color, complementing the watch’s pretty appearance. This Panerai Radiomir 1940 is one of the demanded watches because of its simple smooth look. Panerai Radiomir Black Seal 3 Days Automatic Panerai Radiomir Black Seal 3 Days Automatic is a men’s watch. This elegant piece has a black dial with a luminous Panerai logo and luminous Arabic or stick index that complements the beauty of watch when combined with the smooth steel bezel and black leather strap. The case is stainless steel having a diameter of 45 mm. With the sapphire see-through back and front protection, the watch offers additional resistance. Other appealing functions Panerai Radiomir Black Seal 3 Days Automatic offers include screw-down stainless steel crown, luminous hands, and Chronometer. The watch has a cushion shape representation with a skeleton back that allows viewing the strong movement of the watch. Panerai Radiomir Chronograph Chronograph watches have always been very attractive and demanded. That is a reason for Panerai Radiomir Chronograph to be an eye-catching element of the company. Featuring caliber OP XII, automatic movement, and a power reserve of 46h, the watch has every requisite a chronograph lover will want. The case is stainless steel with sapphire crystal protection while the watch has a black dial having luminous hands and index Arabic numerals. The dial also has two sub-dials and makes a beautiful colored combination with a brown leather strap. In addition, the folding clasp gives a perfect fit/grip to the hand. Other features include chronograph and water resistance of 10 ATM. Panerai Radiomir 8 Days Ceramic Edition This one is a manual wind movement watch with a caliber of P.2002/3. Panerai Radiomir 8 Days Ceramic Edition is a discontinued edition of Panerai Watches. The 21 jewels ensure the precision of the watch. The watch is unisex with an astounding power reserve of 192h. It has date display at 3’o clock position. The strap is black leather with a buckle clasp of titanium. The case material is Ceramic and diameter is 45 mm with a cushion representation. Water resistance offered is 10 ATM. The Arabic numerals seem to be carved/ engraved in the black dial.

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  3. Grey Market: What Is It Exactly?

    Grey Market: What Is It Exactly?

    You must have heard someone advising you to buy grey market watches. The first question that arises is, what is grey market anyway? A place where the goods or products are traded outside of the original manufacturers authorized distribution channel is called the Grey Market. These goods are neither illegal nor counterfeit. The goods are usually sold at a much lower price than the price they’re sold at by the authorized sales market.  This market allows trading to take place on suspended stocks or before official trading in the white market starts. One of the biggest stocks that are traded around in the Grey Market comprises of watches. Over the years, this industry has bloomed into a multibillion-dollar one. This allows consumers to get their hands on products such as a diamond-studded Rolex at a price that’s almost $10,000 cheaper than the original price. Why Does the Grey Market Exist? Once a retailer has excess inventory, he could make a proposal to the Grey Market dealers, with heavy, daunted prices. Before the invention of the internet, this market existed in major cities and storefronts. These transactions at that time had almost little to no effect on the authorized retail market, other than that you wouldn’t even know you were purchasing something from the Grey Market. But now, times are different, and the internet has a big impact on the transactions of these watches. The internet has given an opportunity to these Grey Market dealers to make a prominent presence. More timepieces make their way from the Swiss dominated official retail industry to the Grey Market where they’re sold with surprising discounts. Although the sound of discounted luxury watches would be like music to the consumers’ ears, these high discounts damage the careful fabrication of the prestige this luxurious industry holds and makes it much harder to sell products at their original price of retail. It also causes issues for the distributors of high-end brands, whose main goal is to make deals with authorized retailers. When these brand’s spokesperson walks into the shop of an authorized dealer, the first they get to hear is, “My clients are buying you watches at lower prices online, so I can’t sell these here anymore.” or “Why shouldn’t I buy your watches from the internet where they’re sold at a much less price?” This causes a great plummet in the sales of the distributor. Many leading companies are trying to reduce the loss that occurs in the industry. The chief executive of Longines, Walter von Kanel, is using a group of private operators to track down the retailers that sell their goods at the Grey Market. Where Does it Get its Supply From? It’s actually the brands themselves that give the market what they want. When retailers in foreign countries liquidate their inventory, it ends up in the Grey Market. This is done to get rid of old inventory and to gain short-term money flow. Some Grey Market dealers have contacts with authorized dealers and can actually order or demand a specific watch. If you’re browsing online and find a watch with 40 percent or more off, the chances are that it’s probably a product of the Grey Market. The catch is, no matter where the watch gets sold, it’ll add to the advertisement profit. For example, if an authorized retailer sells $100,000 worth of watches to the Grey Market, the profit might only be $5,000 to $10,000, but the advertising will give it an additional $5,000-$10,000 profit. How Should Brands Avoid Selling to the Grey Market? Brands like Rolex and Patek Philippe have an annual inventory in the 90 percent range. These are rare brands to see on the Grey Market. The products of these brands aren’t easily accessible; the demand will either meet the supply or outweigh the supply; hence, there’s no need for them to sell at discounted prices. Secondly, the brand should be loyal to the authorized retail network. If one thing is to be avoided, it has to be over-manufacturing. That’s how these brands stay off the Grey Market. Only occasionally, you can find them on the Grey Market, and even those watches are purchased at a suitable discount and then sold at or very close to the original price. Usually, these brands cut off their supply from the offending authorized retailers and deprive the market of their goods. If a large manufacturing company is capable of making 50,000 watches, it doesn’t mean that they should. Especially if the demand is of 40,000 watches, instead, making it less than the required amount would be more beneficial. Brands can also lower the original price if they’re not selling at current prices. This could appeal a lot more to the consumer’s side. Another solution is that instead of dumping their old inventory to the Grey Market, they can sell those same watches to authorized retailers in bulk. They can sell these with better prices than the prices they sell them at for in the Grey Market. Conclusion Not to forget that there is a much bigger risk of buying rip-offs of such products from the Grey Market. It’s much more important to do background checks when buying from an unauthorized retailer. In conclusion, there is a big risk factor in making trades with the Grey Market from both ends. It all depends on the strategy the consumer or retailer uses.

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  4. Rado Captain Cook Limited Edition Watch

    Rado Captain Cook Limited Edition Watch

    Rado is a Swiss brand which has introduced Rado Captain Cook timepiece after almost 240 years of the death of the famous British navigator, cartographer, and navigator. These Rado watches have been named after him. The latest Rado watch, known as the Captain Cook automatic limited edition watch, had 1962 pieces. Since it was a very limited edition watch, it was only available between the years 1962 and 1968. Rado Captain Cook Introduction 2017 was a good year for Rado watch fans because the Rado Captain Cook automatic limited edition watch was reintroduced. This watch has been so popular that it is still widely bought. The new edition watch introduced in the year 2017 has a lot of features; for instance, the high technology black ceramic inserts as well as the sapphire crystal for maximum protection of the dial. A very common and usual feature of Rado watches is the use of ceramic in their making. The use of ceramics is a must to give a look of perfection. In the year 1990, Rado introduced the Rado ceramic in which both the bracelet of the watch as well as the case was completely made up of ceramic. Apart from this, the high technology injection feature and process paved the way for the creation of valuable timepieces. However, ceramic is just one of the materials that Rado is proud of using in the making of their watches. The ceramic looks like metal but the best thing about it is that it has the weight of ceramic while it is durable like steel. So, you might witness many of the Rado watches in a lot of colors like gold, rose gold and platinum, but in reality, since they are a type of ceramic, they rarely have any weight. This means these watches are extremely light on your wrist and are durable. Rado Captain Cook Automatic Limited Edition The Rado Captain Cook watch has 80 hours of power reserve, which means it has a huge battery life. Apart from this, you can view the seconds, minutes, and hours as well as the date at the 3 o’ clock position. The brown colored dial on the Rado Captain Cook is printed with indexes along with super luminova which gives a very retro-like look to the watch. People who love vintage styled watches will love this watch due to the polished stainless steel case. You can also view three seahorses on the steel case back. Along with the arrow and sword-shaped hands, which further give a very vintage look to the watch. The best thing about the Rado Captain Cook limited edition watch is that it is genuinely important for customers. This is because of the amazing options that it comes with. For instance, any fine day, you would not want to wear the brown leather strap. This isn’t an issue at all because you can always opt for the stainless steel Milanese bracelet as well as the green colored strap which comes with the watch. Rado Materials Earlier we read about the use of ceramic materials in Rado watches. Now we will let you know a bit more of the amazing materials used in these. Talking about the high-tech diamond, Rado has been using diamonds in their watches for a while now. The use of cutting-edge nanotechnology along with resistant high-tech diamond surface has allowed Rado watches to be unique. Apart from diamond, sapphire crystal is also used in almost all Rado watches. The use of sapphire crystal is responsible for creating a seamless transition from the sapphire crystal to the case as well as to the bracelet of the watch. Coming over to the metal used, in the year 1962, Rado introduced the Rado Diastar 1, which was the most popular watch of that time. The great secret and success behind this watch was the use of hardcore metal in its making. Metal is still used in the making of Rado watches today as it does not wear and tear with time. Metal also has the ability to withstand climatic changes and so, you can wear this watch anywhere in the whole world where no matter how the weather is. Rado, a Brand Worth Buying Rado watches are actually popular all across the world. That’s because their innovative design and revolutionary materials used to create the masterpieces. It has the ability to produce the most durable as well as recognizable watches in the whole world. Rado watches have made their name in the world as goes their famous motto, “If we can imagine it, we can make it.” This is true even to date as their loyal customers and fans are spread out over the entire world.

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  5. Hands-On Review: Rolex GMT-Master II

    Hands-On Review: Rolex GMT-Master II

    Rolex is a brand that everybody knows and loves is a synonym for luxury watches. It has never strayed from its unfailing mission to produce the finest, and most reliable tool watches available. Rolex has made many important contributions to horology that cannot be contradicted. The brand is responsible for creating the world’s first water-resistant watch. They also made the first watch that changes date automatically, the Datejust. And the first watch to display two time zones at once, the Rolex GMT-Master. The GMT Master eventually led to the Rolex GMT Master II. A Brief History The Rolex GMT Master was first launched in 1955 and is a popular watch in the Rolex’s professional watch collection. The GMT in the GMT Master stands for Greenwich Mean Time which is the primary standard which regulates clocks and time worldwide. Originally this watch was designed in collaboration with Pan American Airways. It was issued to the airline’s crew on long-haul flights. In 1982, a new movement was introduced by Rolex which allowed the hour hands to be set separately of the other hands in the GMT Master thus resulting in the birth of Rolex GMT-Master II. In 2005, Rolex introduced the modern Rolex GMT Master II with some groundbreaking innovations. It came with a virtually scratch and fade-proof ceramic bezel, a larger Trip-lock crown, green 24-hour hand, a bracelet with polished center links and Easylink extension, and a new movement, the caliber 3186. Later Years In the following years, various iterations of the Rolex GMT-Master were introduced. But they were all missing the bi-color bezels that were the most recognizable feature of these watches. Despite all the improvements and benefits, the new ceramic bezel was only available in black color. Ceramic is a much harder material to work with, and according to Rolex, it was impossible to create a bi-color bezel in ceramic. Innovative Bi-Color Bezel However, in Basel 2013 Rolex showed off another amazing feat which their technician has been working on for many years. They were able to develop the world’s first one-piece ceramic bezel in two different colors – black and blue. This bezel is a complex component as the color changes depending on the lighting. In direct sunlight, the blue of the bezel looks very vibrant and bright while in neutral room lighting the blue changes to a more subtle hue. However, in darker settings, this blue color almost transitions into the black. The bi-color bezel starts off as blue while the black is mixed in later with the help of a patented Rolex process. The second tone is accomplished by masking one half of the bezel and treating the other half with a special chemical. The transition of the two colors is extremely sharp and flawless with no evident fuzziness or bleeding. The engraved numerals are polished with a thin coating of platinum thus giving it a three- dimensional, glossy look that is legible as well as striking. In this unique combination of black and blue, black denotes the nighttime hours while blue represents the daytime hours. The sporty look of the bezel makes it perfect for casual outings. You can pair it with jeans and a t-shirt for a day in the park. However, when you wear it in your office or in evening events with a suit, it takes on a more subtle nuance. Rolex GMT-Master II Classic Dial The dial of the Rolex GMT-Master II has large easy-to-read at glance hands and markers. The black dial perfectly balances the playful nature of the blue GMT hand and bezel. The GMT hand is a beautiful study in contrasts. Moreover, the GMT hand is super thin which completely opposes the larger elements of the dial and certain subtleness to its blue sporty components. Comfortable Jubilee Bracelet The Rolex GMT-Master II is presented on a jubilee bracelet that is very comfortable. The center links of the bracelet are polished while the outer links are presented with a brushed finish giving this watch a dressier look. The small links fit snugly against your wrist without pulling any fine hair. The jubilee bracelet for the GMT-master II uses the Oysterlock folding clasp with a convenient Easylink extension. That’ll increase the length of the bracelet by 5 mm. This practical feature is particularly helpful on warm days. Increased Power Reserve The Rolex GMT-Master II provides the wearer with three full days of uninterrupted power. The more efficient Chronergy escapement allows this watch to be designed with perforated and lighter components. Moreover, the use of nickel-phosphorous alloy ensures that the escapement is not affected by magnetic fields. Rolex GMT-Master II 40 mm Oyster Case The Rolex oyster professional 40 mm case gives this watch a substantial and powerful look. It slips under the cuff of the shirt easily if you want to be discreet. You can comfortably wear this watch for the whole day. The slightly oversized Triplock winding crown provides a testament to the waterproof heritage of all Rolex oyster watches while giving off a sense of impenetrability. Perfect Watch for Pilots As Well As Travelers The simple-to-use winding crown must be unscrewed to wind the watch. The primary hour hand can be adjusted to set a second-time-zone in the first pulled-out position. The minute’s hand can be adjusted in the second position. The 24-hour hand is primarily used for home time. Or in the case of pilots the all-important GMT with the local time denoted by the hour hand. This function makes the GMT-Master II perfect for pilots and travelers. Rolex GMT-Master II Conclusion The Rolex GMT-Master II is a perfect amalgamation of design, quality, and pedigree. It provides a fresh take on the day/night concept while maintaining Rolex’s traditional values.

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  6. Why the Hamilton Khaki King is a Great Watch

    Why the Hamilton Khaki King is a Great Watch

    Hamilton watches are iconic, bold, innovative, and known for their flawless Swiss precision and American spirit. Hamilton designed timepieces for the United States Army during WWII, which says more than enough about its aviation and military heritage. The Hamilton Khaki King automatic is a beautiful timepiece, underlining its military heritage. Following are some features which make this model one of the best Hamilton watches for men. Hamilton Khaki King Size Though it might be available in other sizes, the standard diameter of this timepiece measures 40mm. This size is perfect for any wrist, being neither too big nor too small. Watches which have a diameter of over 45mm look a bit gaudy, while smaller models look tacky on larger wrists. But, with a 40mm diameter, the Khaki King is the ideal option. This mesmerizing timepiece sits at the height of 11mm, which further complements the size of the dial beautifully. Overall, the sizing of this timepiece is just about perfect. Watch Aesthetics The aesthetics of any timepiece usually comes down to personal preference. But, with its rare combination of functionality and elegance, it’s hard not to fall in love with this Hamilton. Flawlessly designed to give a wide array of information, the dial beautifully displays the date, the day, and much more. While all this can make the dial a bit crowded and cramped, Hamilton still manages to give this timepiece a minimalistic, luxurious look with the impeccable mixture of white, silver, and black coloring. This classic combination surely makes the Hamilton Khaki a truly beautiful piece. The Dial The dial of this timepiece beautifully captures the military heritage of the Hamilton field. The outer ring is fashioned with large hour markers, while the 24-hour markers are designed on an inner ring. Along the bezel, the minutes are also marked with Arabic numerals on the extremely accurate chapter ring. As mentioned above, this Hamilton elegantly displays the date and the day at the 12 o’clock position. Some people might not like this style as it takes up a lot of space on the dial and ‘ruins’ the hour markers from 11 through 1. However, if you love this useful feature, then it’s only going to add to the aesthetic appeal of this timepiece. Designed with an easily legible white background, clear black text, and bold, capital sans-serif font, the day and the date are extremely easy to read. The smooth hands of the watch further complement its timeless elegance. The Hamilton has simple pointed tapers to indicate the hour and minute, while an arrowhead hand with circular counterbalance is designed for the seconds. Toughness Although this timepiece was not designed to be a diver, it still features 50m water resistance. It’s simple and durable design makes it a luxurious and high quality watch. The crystal is constructed with resilient sapphire, the steel bracelet is state-of-the-art, and the case feels sturdy on your wrist. All in all, the Khaki King is crafted with quality materials and is tough enough to last you for a long time. Khaki Field King Case and Bracelet The case of the Khaki Field King is manufactured with a classic combination of both polished and brushed stainless steel. The polished bezel elegantly accentuates the domed sapphire crystal which provides a lovely curved finish to the dial. Although the crystal is extremely scratch proof, it is important to remember that the polished stainless steel is not designed with the same quality. The bracelet itself is a stunning quality stainless steel three-piece. It is completely brushed and adjustable in two small positions. The double button safety on the clasp further adds to its ease of use. Movement With a mesmerizing display-back, time exposes all its secrets, offering a glimpse into Hamilton’s proprietary H-40 movement. This flawless timepiece is equipped with the famous Swiss ETA Caliber 2834-2 automatic movement. Although Hamilton does not produce it in-house like other brands, this exceptional piece of machinery has a distinguished reputation in the horology community. With only 5-15 seconds of error all through the day, this automatic movement ensures accuracy and precision. Both bold and beautiful, the H-40 further features an extended power reserve of almost 80 hours, which is almost double the market standard. The 80-hour power reserve also means that you can take off the watch on Friday, and it will still be working on Monday. Furthermore, Hamilton has reduced the movement to 21,600 BPH, or 3Hz, giving the second hand less of a sweeping motion, and making it more accurate than other movements from Hamilton’s range. Fewer beats also extend the life of the timepiece. This is because higher beats exert more pressure on the parts of the movement, ultimately reducing its life. The Hamilton Khaki King is equipped with an automatic, 80hr power reserve, Swiss Made, 25 jewel movement. Overall wearability One of the most important parts of a timepiece is its feel on the wrist. Mostly, wearability is affected by the weight, materials, size, and comfort of the watch. Regarding the Hamilton Khaki King, this model wears well. It is not too heavy, extremely comfortable, and feels and looks great on the wrist. Surely, this is a timeless watch certainly worth having!

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  7. IWC Portofino Collection is a Classic

    IWC Portofino Collection is a Classic

    Wristwatches have been known to stand for sophistication and class ever since the 19th century. People love showcasing their love for exemplary style and fashion by strapping on an elegant timepiece on their wrists, like the IWC Portofino.  Wristwatches came into fashion when battle-worn soldiers came back from the First World War with pocket watches. This fashion spread rapidly, and people worked on finding methods of turning the odd design into a fashion statement. Ultimately, this gave birth to the idea of wearing a watch on the wrist.  A True American Dream Way back in in the late nineteenth century, 1868 to be precise, there was a young man by the name of Florentine Aresto Jones. He wanted to marry the creative ways from the Swiss with his ideas and modern technology and create something new. Though his initial plan to establish a factory failed, he later collaborated with the finest Swiss designers and workers and made his dream true. Jones’ hard work, dedication, and love for innovation still ran through the IWC company. IWC Portofino line reflects the true nature of the designer, which is less is more. The simplicity is given precedence over bejeweled timepieces. The bold designs were known for being big and too over-sized for the belt. The boldness came in the form of big dials and overly sized bezels. In true fashion, they were statement makers for the wearers and for the world to know. With roots set deep in America, the timepiece, has been entertaining men and women alike, with innovative designs and jaw-dropping aura. IWC Portofino decided to stay true to the roots and go down the similar path. The First Portofino  The very first Portofino model was numbered ref 5251 in 1984. The wristwatch was somehow able to house all the bold elements within its design.  The watch had a particular design and color contrast, white center dial surrounded by the golden circular dial. Ref 5251 established the moon phase as the most exemplary complication of the Portofino line.  Innovation in the Portofino Collection The king of all collaborations came in 2014 for the IWC Portofino in the shape of Peter Lindberg. IWC Portofino collaborated with the epic photographer, Peter Lindberg. The photographer designed a larger-than-life photoshoot. They called for all the A-listers her had contact with, by the names of Cate Blanchett, Emily Blunt, etc. to model the jaw-dropping wristwatches. This ambitious stunt brought the IWC watches back in center stage with a humongous spotlight catching the eyes of all the millennials. IWC Watches 2015 Makeover  The company has always had loyal customers. However, to gain a new loyal fan base, it had to attract the millennial. Especially when the wristwatch community faced an almost extension not so long ago. It was important to get the millennials to fall in love with a classic wristwatch. No one really batted an eye when IWC Portofino revamped itself a couple of years ago. It was understandable. It was as well-loved and appreciated by everyone. The wristwatch pundit did not have a single thing to complain about. The designers were able to keep everything that was the essence of IWC Portofino.  IWC Portofino, The Grand Celebration  Just last year, IWC Portofino celebrated a hundred and fifty years of being in business, and of giving people a chance to flaunt their style. IWC has somehow been able to capture the attention and maintain said attention for so long. The company again went all out by producing new designs to celebrate the event. It keeps on churning ideas left and right and has left the world at awe. The timepieces have the color scheme of blue and white with painted Roman numerals and leaf for hands tip, with dashes of red gold and steel. The style and elegance that oozes with each timepiece still leave the wearer in awe and the on-looker star struck, making it a worthy purchase. Even today, IWC Portofino is a sign of class and purity, a symbol of the perfect amalgamation of classic and contemporary.

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  8. Closer Look at the Grand Seiko Snowflake

    Closer Look at the Grand Seiko Snowflake

    Coming from the world of most iconic Grand Seiko watches, the Grand Seiko Snowflake is surely one of a kind! Grand Seiko has crafted one of the best watches in the world outside of Germany and Switzerland. However, this beautiful model raises the standards of watchmaking and is manufactured for those customers who have an eye for perfection. After being introduced in the year 2010, the watch became an instant success. Here are a few reasons which prove that the mighty Snowflake is indeed every watch connoisseur’s dream come true! Grand Seiko Snowflake Dial An intriguing fact about the watch is that the dial is build up of multiple layers to give the textural effect of freshly fallen snow. These tiny details, such as the reflective surfaces of the hands and the surface of the dial combine to make the Grand Seiko Snowflake one of the most cherished models this collection has to offer. It takes you back to the calming view of snow-covered mountains. Created in the Shiojiri dial workshop, its aesthetics take you to another world. In order to create this dial, watch-makers put it through a six-step process. There is a combination of paint coating, metallic treatment, and paintwork. As a result, this creates a random yet intricate pattern on the dial which channels the untamed wild of the Japanese winter. The contrast to the dial is provided by the highly polished indices and hands. Every edge is crisp and faceted. Overall, the design of the Snowflake is effortless yet memorable. Grand Seiko Snowflake Materials When we talk about quality, the Grand Seiko Snowflake is clearly one of the best. It is manufactured out of high-intensity titanium which is extremely resistant to scratches as well as corrosion. It is approximately 30% lighter than stainless steel; therefore, it is easy on the wrist. Plus it’s durable! Keeping in mind the idea of snow, the watch is meant to be ‘as light as a snowflake.’ Despite its large diameter of 41mm  and thickness of 12.5 mm, the watch is quite comfortable. The case has a special Zaratsu polishing treatment, giving the watch its character and everlasting beauty. As seen from the final result, the amount of work that goes into the hands, markers, and dials is intensive. Also, the glass material is a dual-curved sapphire with an anti-reflective coating on the inner surface. In addition, there is a three-fold clasp with push-button release. What more could one desire? Bracelet Attached to the case is a ‘Speed-master’ style bracelet with matte finished links. Due to the titanium, the bracelet is a pleasant ally on a daily basis. The links are also quite thin yet sturdy at the same time. Also, the butterfly clasp comes with security pushers. Available in silver color, the bracelet proves to be one of the most prominent features of the Grand Seiko Snowflake. Even the buckle material is fashioned out of high-quality titanium that is soft on the wrist. Design and craft value The shimmery blue steel second-hand moves smoothly against the white surface, thus intensifying the dramatic effect. Adorned with thirty jewels, the Snowflake is a sight for sore eyes! Stamped with a lion emblem, the case-back is see through. In short, this model is a mix of Japanese watchmaking skills and state-of-the-art technology. The Grand Seiko logo can also be seen on the frame around the date aperture. The rotor also shows the GS logo, but the difficult part is that it is hard to repair these watches outside of Japan. A legend in its own right; this line of watches has evolved over a period of time. With the passage of time, the dials have transformed, thus resulting in a more minimalistic and charming look. Grand Seiko Snowflake Technology It surely is a symbol of technological innovation with a spring drive movement that is automatic in nature. Having the motive force of a mainspring, this piece is close to perfection when it comes to precision. It has a highly developed caliber with a power reserve of almost 72 hours. The spring drive is as accurate as a good quartz watch; it also uses a coil and an integrated circuit. The Grand Seiko Snowflake is water-resistant up to 10 meters with an analog display. Powered by the caliber 9R65, the chronometer standard is +6/-4 seconds per day. Being a mainspring, the spring drive can be wound by the rotor or by manually winding the crown. Also, the spring drive does not have traditional escapement. The Tri-Syncro generates electricity by using the power of the mainspring; this electricity is consumed by the IC. A reference signal is produced by the integrated circuit that steers the electromagnetic brake. Developed by Yoshikazu Akahane, this invention took 20 years to evolve. Grand Seiko Snowflake Versatility From parties to formal meetings, this model can surely add extra oomph to your look. It is even suitable for semi-formal occasions. Moreover, it is a very suitable gift for someone who is very close to you. Like Rolex and  Omega, it is modern yet powerful. The Grand Seiko Snowflake is highly versatile. Because of the zen-like aura this watch exudes, the Snowflake will always be one of the favorites of many watch enthusiasts. 

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  9. Nomos Glashütte Watches: Top Collections

    Nomos Glashütte Watches: Top Collections

    Nomos Glashutte watches are notable in their native country, Germany. But they’ve yet to fully make their statement with watch sweethearts in the United States as other Glashutte-based watch brands, for example, A. Lange, Söhne, and Glashutte Original. Nomos watches have their particular look, the brand has won a few global structure grants. As the Nomos Glashutte brand turns out to be progressively conspicuous in the U.S., we offer the top three collections that will surely make your inner watch fanatic happy. 1: Ahoi Nomos presented its first jumper style watch, the Ahoi, in 2013. The Ahoi Atlantik Datum, propelled the next year, conveys the subject further with its lacquered “Atlantic blue” dial. The Ahoi Atlantik Datum contains one self-winding Nomos Zeta gauge, which controls the time, small seconds, and date show. The 40 mm watch case highlights a sapphire presentation case back. It comes fitted with six screws, just as a screw-down crown. The hour and second hands are gold-plated, with green Super-LumiNova trims; the little second’s side has a red lacquered completion. The Ahoi Atlantik Datum is waterproof to 200 meters and goes along an unmistakably nautical-looking dark material tied with a winged catch. Details The back, held firm by six screws, the screw-down crown, and crown protect all guarantee that everything remains watertight. This timepiece for water, sports, getaways, and the workplace can jump to profundities of 200 meters. The programmed gauge inside demonstrates what it guarantees: elite and the most beautiful occasions. A lot of convention and handcraft—joined with cutting edge when it guarantees the best outcomes: that is NOMOS Glashütte more or less. Ahoi dependably ticks naturally; with the DUW 5001 bore, DUW 5101 (including a date), or as a pneumatic adaptation with the ultra-thin programmed gauge DUW 3001. Nomos can do what no other organization worldwide can—deliver a restrictive escapement. Known as the Nomos swing framework, it’s a statement of freedom in the realm of fine watchmaking. 2: Lambda The components on the dial of the Nomos Lambda Rosegold are intended to take after the movement of a versatile timepiece. The broad curve molded pointer at best shows the liberal three-and-a-half-day control hold, made conceivable by the two origin barrels in the development; Nomos’ in-house, manual-winding Caliber DUW 1001. The 18 karats rose gold case is 42 mm in width and 8.9 mm thick and features a simple back. The Lambda Rosegold sits on a hand-sewed dark shaded cordovan cowhide lash with a rose gold secure. Details In science, the Greek letter Lambda is the image for ‘characteristic qualities.’ At Nomos, Lambda is a gold watch esteemed exceptionally profoundly without a doubt; planned by the guidelines of a building, cherishing delivered by the conventions of Glashütte watchmaking: A timepiece that creates the noblest feelings. Liberal extents—in gold for men: The distance across of this bigger Lambda is a generous 42 millimeters; a watch for strong wrists that wouldn’t fret being the focal point of consideration now and then. Nomos Atelier has created the hand-wound gauge DUW 1001 and outfitted in addition to other things with twin fountainhead barrels and power save marker. When wound, this watch ticks a large portion of seven days, totaling up to 84 hours. A gauge “affectionately created in Glashütte”— as engraved on the parity cockerel. 3: Tangente Nomos’ honor was the Tangente collection which currently includes a watch whose returns help advantage a universal magnanimous activity. The Tangente 38 “Specialists without Borders” Limited Edition USA is recognized by its red numeral “12.” It’s on the white, silver-plated dial and a unique etching on the back alluding to the Doctors without Borders, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning compassionate therapeutic association. It additionally has dark; oxidized delivers place of the conventional tempered blue hands of different Nomos Tangente models. Details There are four models total in the Doctors without Borders release. Two exclusively for the United Kingdom and two for the United States, each constrained to 1,000 pieces. One hundred dollars (in the U.K. versions, 100 pounds) from the closeout of each watch goes straightforwardly to Doctors without Borders. The development, the Nomos manual-winding Alpha gauge, is noticeable through a reasonable case back. The round Tangente watch with some privilege points, exemplifies the Glashütte watchmaking organization like no other. Tangente, the prizewinning exemplary for the wrist, has been a persistent smash hit for a long time. In addition, the Tangente is accessible with events that offer date and power save marker. Conclusion NOMOS Glashütte can do what no other organization worldwide can—deliver a restrictive escapement. Known as the NOMOS swing framework, it’s an affirmation of autonomy in the realm of fine watchmaking.

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  10. Top Affordable Classic Watches

    Top Affordable Classic Watches

    A classic timepiece is one that will never get old. In fact, a classic watch ages like fine wine. As the years pass, it only gets better and better. It is more than likely that the timepieces that were the talk of the town back then still gather the same amount of attention even now. From the design to the internal structure, each and every aspect of these affordable classic watches are incredible. A watch that becomes a classic is not just about the design. Nor is it just a status symbol. No, a classic is like a storyteller. It carries with it a fair amount of history and is assembled with unmatched craftsmanship. However, timepieces with such class and amazing craftsmanship are often hard to find and come at a hefty price. Even so, a classic is a must have for any watch lover. Therefore, we’ve listed some top classic watches for watch enthusiasts to indulge in. These affordable classic watches are easy on your budget, but are amazing statement pieces! Seiko Seiko dates back to 1881 when a 22-year-old entrepreneur set up a shop in central Tokyo. The word Seiko is Japanese for “exquisite” and is also translated as “success.” True to its name, even after almost 140 years after its creation, the company delivers pieces that are nothing short of exquisite. As an old watchmaker in the business, Seiko is known for its classic watches. It is home to both the first quartz and the first quartz chronograph watch. Later, in the 1980s, it also produced the very first automatic quartz, setting a path that many watchmakers to come would follow. Seiko 5 Watches from this line are a must-have. The theme of the Seiko 5 is that watches from this line have five fundamental attributes. They are water resistant, have a self-winding automatic movement, feature a recessed crown, showcase the day and the date in the same window, and have a durable case. To top all that off, these are the most affordable automatic watches out there. These watches have many different variations in design. Moreover, they function with an in-house movement, namely the 7S26. The Seiko 5 remains a favorite to this day even after more than 50 years of the collection’s release. Longines Recognized by its iconic winged hourglass logo, Longines is a name you simply cannot ignore. The Swiss luxury watchmaker brand is known to put forward timeless designs and great quality. The company’s motto is “Elegance is an attitude,” and it certainly does not stray very far from it. Longines produces stopwatches that could mark the time with extreme accuracy. Due to that, the stopwatches were used in professional events and sports where timekeeping was a must. By maintaining that standard, Longines was soon well known for producing timepieces that measured the time with utmost precision. The Longines Conquest The Longines Conquest line caters to both men and women. There are many brilliant variations in this line, so there is a lot to choose from. A good option is the Conquest V.H.P. Perpetual Black Dial for men. This watch has an exemplary design. It features a 41mm stainless steel case and a stainless steel bracelet. The dial of the watch is black with red accents, and it showcases the date at the 3 ‘o clock mark.  Another beautiful pick from the Conquest line is the Conquest Mother of Pearl Dial for ladies. As the name suggests, the watch hosts an enthralling mother of pearl dial which is studded with diamonds. In addition, the stainless steel case and bracelet give it a very classic finish. IWC The International Watch Company is based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland and was founded in 1868. This Swiss watch manufacturer is well known for producing aviation watches of the best quality. IWC is also recognized for utilizing titanium in its watchmaking process. IWC Pilot Chronograph The Pilot chronograph timepieces have been crafted with great detail. The IW3740 is a good example of this. It features a simple design that can be used for everyday wear. The dial is black and is set in a 36mm stainless steel case. Additionally, the dial has three subdials and also displays the date between the 4 and 5 o’clock mark. Tudor Tudor, registered in 1926 is a Geneva-based, Swiss watchmaking company. It is the sister company of Rolex and is seen by many as the more affordable option. Regardless of its image as the “more affordable” option, Tudor maintains a standard for high quality. With the passage of time, the company became renowned for producing watches for the military and divers. Tudor Prince OysterDate This Tudor Prince OysterDate was the core of all of the collections by Tudor. It was launched in the 1960s and still has one of the most timeless designs. Each piece from this line is equally stunning and quite difficult to pass by. The Tudor Vintage Prince Oysterdate 7966, for instance, is a brilliant piece from the line. It hosts a silver dial with a sunburst finish. The watch comes with silver index markers and hands. It also displays the date at the 3 o’clock mark. The case of the watch measures 34mm in diameter. The case and bracelet of the watch are made from stainless steel and has a polished finish. All in all, it is a timepiece that you cannot go wrong with.

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  11. Orient Watches: Top Collections

    Orient Watches: Top Collections

    Orient Watches Watches speak volumes about your personality. Believe it or not but the watch you wear could say more about you before you do so yourself! The Japanese brand has, throughout centuries, been a gentlemen’s accessory. Orient watches is a brand that has perfected the art of crafting watches over the years. Since the 1950s, they have delivered the world high quality and stylish timepieces. Their aim is to give you the best of both worlds that is you have graceful and stylish looking watches which are, at the same time, durable and hardcore. Here are Orient watches you shouldn’t miss out on! 1: Orient Star Collection This collection has been around since the 1950s. Over the years, it has morphed into what now is one of the most graceful and luxurious timepieces you’ll come across. It has two subsidiaries which feature distinctive designs of watches, so there’s always something for someone irrespective of your likings. You’ll surely find the right accessory for you; given you have so many options to choose from. 2: Classic Orient Watches This line features timeless timepieces dripping with grace and flair. You are to find meticulously crafted models showcasing finesse and beauty; you’ll hardly be able to take your eyes off it. Some of these models may appear to be simple; however, the detail that has been put into it is what makes it truly remarkable. If you are a true appreciator of classic watches, then you’ll be floored by the designs of these watches. You can find a variety of designs in this line according to your preferences. It features a variety of styles from ones with metal straps to leather strapped ones. Furthermore, there are models with different dial colors to choose from. The featured models are water resistant and have a large capacity of power reserve. Furthermore, these watches have sapphire crystal and anti-reflective glass coating to ensure clear visibility. So, these watches don’t just look good but are actually pretty durable and convenient as well. 3: Contemporary Orient Watches For those who like more edgy and modern timepieces; Orient watches has got you covered again! This particular collection features modern designs with much attention given to detail. The idea behind this series of watches is to provide you with accessories that are versatile and can be worn at a number of occasions. This line also features a number of designs with the same basic concept. You have a choice whether you want a metal case or leather case as both are offered. Furthermore, unlike the classic collection, it plays a bit more with color and offers unique dial colors like green. These come in a number of diameters ranging from 39 mm to 44 mm. They are also water resistant and feature an anti-reflective coating glass for better visibility. 4: Bambino Orient Watches The Orient Bambino collection is perfect for any minimalist. The sophisticated watch has a classic look and can easily be dressed up for events or dressed down for your daily wear. There are many different versions and models for the Orient Bambino, from small seconds to open heart to version 5. 5: Sport Orient Watches If you have an active lifestyle, you surely need a watch which can measure up to it; Orient has got you covered here too with their sports collection! The sports collection brings you a watch series which is an amalgamation of form and function. It brings together power and style combined in an attractive design. A lot of thought is put put into the design of these watches. These aren’t only stylish but durable as well. Its distinctive features are the unidirectional bezel, eight accentuated hour markers, and water-resistant design. Furthermore, there is a range of case sizes available made of stainless steel. Are Orient watches worth it? As a major player in the game, Orient is one of the most globally recognized and appreciated brand for watches. It is based in Japan and has been around since 1950. It is at the forefront of mechanical watch production in Japan. However, they do produce quartz, solar powered and radio-controlled models as well. All the collections offered by them are of top-notch quality and showcase the utmost elegance in terms of design. It’s a brand you can place your trust in. The philosophy behind every model they come out with is to give you a watch which marks every passing moment of yours and fills it with class and elegance.

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