Casio Pathfinder PAW-2000 Watch Is Coming
Casio makes watches such as this in a variety of colors. Other models in more colors still. From black to white, and everything in between, there is a cool looking Casio G-Shock style watch for you (man or woman). Aside from being hip and urban looking, these Casio Baby-G watches pack in a lot of features - and are excellent values. The whole point of the watches is actually to be durable and shock resistant. While if you thrash around the watch, it will show wear, it will take a lot to out right damage the watch itself. Underneath the resin (fancy mixture of plastics) case and strap is another special plastic buffer around the inner steel cage for the Japanese quartz movement. You can see the steel caseback of the watch in the images.
The cases are water resistant to 100 meters and the prices are reasonable - retailing at 5 for the 40mm wide version and 5 for the 44mm wide version. Expect "street" prices to be lower than that and the watches to be available soon. My take is that these new Khaki Field Automatic watches are a good addition to a collection that embraces "functional" or vintage styled watches. No one will ever nominate these watches in a beauty contest, but their attraction is in the timeless ease of use and sense of reliability that the watch are able to convey.
The quality of the case is very good for this price level. Solidly made, good surfacing, and a finish that you'll be proud of (sorry about any finger prints on it in the pics). You also have the black PVD version as well that gives you the all dark look and a different styled. If you are concerned about size, the PVD version appears smaller due to it all being black. The dial of the watch is the Lumzilla's best asset. You get the upgraded LUM-TEC GX MDV lume, as well as large numerals and hour markers and easy to read hands. I needed to live with the dial for a bit to really measure it up. At first I though the hands were too small, but they really aren't. The watch is bold looking but easy to read - a tough combination of traits. Many people ask me about lume quality. I can say that it is very good. With some charging, the lume stays bright and the application of the lume over the dial makes the entire face easy to read. The seconds hand is perhaps too small. It easily gets lost in the face. Black on black with just a red tip. If you like having a seconds hand, you might find yourself searching for it. However, I think that LUM-TEC did this on purpose. It was trying to give the face a more simple look, but still give you the benefit of having a seconds hand. Which means that it is sort of like a phantom seconds hand. Not too visible unless you are purposefully looking for it.
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PVD Application To Spruce Up A Watch
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Avenir Chrono Boss Premiere Watches
The watch is available as part of a limited edition only; 300 total pieces with 100 pieces in each style. You can preorder the watch for a handsome discount as the watch is due for arrival in about November/December 2009. The base price is between about 0 - 0, but you can get 25% off plus other perks for pre ordering. You'll a volume discount for more watches (another 5% off for two watches, and then you'll get free shipping if you get three). Praesto will also throw in a T-shirt. Not that you really want the T-shirt, but how often do you refuse a T-shirt?
Inside the watch is the Tag Heuer Caliber 11 automatic movement that is an ETA automatic with a Dubois-Depraz chronograph module on top of it. You can see the movement lightly decorated through the sapphire caseback of the watch. Placing the crown on the left side of the case work because the automatic winding of the watch makes it so that you don't have to wind the watch. Attached to the watch will be a matching perforated alligator strap. They look quite cool with the dial.
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To Switzerland For SIHH and GTE 2010
"At the moment Edox is still a relatively unknown Swiss watch brand. However, they've made quite a few interesting watches during their 125 year history, for instance the 1961 Delfin watch which raised the global bar for shock protection and water resistance. Another interesting fact about Edox is that it remains an independent watch maker to this date. This adds an nice authentic touch to their products. They recently launched a new line of Grand Ocean watches to celebrate their 125th birth date and commemorate the Delfin.
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