Susan Beatrice has all of the funky sculptures you need. Creating her pieces of art out of broken watch pieces, each creation is unique and accurate to the animal that she is trying to depict. It combines urban with rural in one clashing, beautiful image, and she has many fans of her work. Beatrice writes that her recycled sculptures are “Earth-friendly and artistic items sensitive to the limits of our natural resources.” Please check her facebook page for more great designs
Bullhead Watches always fascinated me and wanted to get my hand on one of these classics,Thanks to my dear friend John Matthew who has been visiting Goa for the last 32 years and always finds treasures for us.
Thank you John this ones for you mate.
Lets take you back to the 1970s
The Omega Bullhead was introduced in 1969 as part of the Chronostop range, it was marketed as drivers / rally watch and was nicknamed the “Bullhead” because of the configuration of the winding crown being located at 12 o’clock with the chronograph pushers on either side.
The calibre 930 was introduced Seamaster Bullhead and De-Ville models. The watch was produced by Omega SA watches as a twin register chronograph with date in stainless steel models and gold plated models. The movement was manual wind and was an evolution of the calibre 27 CHRO used as part of the wider Omega range but with date function
The movement was an evolution of Omega’s 27 CHRO range and formed part of the wider 861 family of watches, developed from the 320 and 321 series. The movement was manual wind with date.
The Omega De-Ville calibre 930 with twin side-by-side chronograph in stainless steel or gold plated cases. The watch was marketed as a dress chronograph with silver, black or gold dial configurations. The winding crown was located at the traditional three o’clock position with over and under chronograph pushers.
The Bullhead variation of the calibre 930 movement was also produced branded by Bucherer and Lemania as well a Richard Chronograph. There was also a non date variation produced by Lemania without the internal rotating bezel as well as a composite cased model produced by Tissot as part of their Sidereal range.
The calibre 930 was relatively short lived and was not originally popular. At the time of introduction quartz watch technology such as the Omega Electroquartz was taking off and there was already a significantly established line of Omega chronographs which was complimented in the early 1970s
The Bullhead variation of the calibre 930 is now a very desirable watch and highly sought after by collectors because of its relatively short lived life span (produced for one year only in 1969) and interesting case design and dial configuration.
The watch was reintroduced in to the Omega range in 2014 utilizing a new coaxial Chronometer movement but remaining true to the original design.
Not only Swiss but Japanese companies like Citizen and Seiko also had Bullheads among their line of watches of the time.
Grab one guys there are not many available.Once a classic always a Classic
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Woke up this morning with the local news paper carrying a full page advertisement on The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40
It was way back in 1956, the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date made its debut. It was the first wristwatch to display the date and day of the week.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day Date 40 mm is the most radically changed version and looks simply evolutionary.Exclusively made in precious metals – gold or platinum
The new Chaine Bourg dial factory that Rolex invested in is doing what they have always done with their amazing dials available with the new day date 40 .We loved the new ice blue criss cross available in platinum Day Date 40 mm
Rolex 3255 movement boasts 14 patents, which, all together, account for the gains in precision, power reserve, shock resistance, and magnetism.More than 90 per cent of the movement parts have been redesigned and optimised, from those that produce and store energy (self-winding module and mainspring) to the regulating organ responsible for precision (oscillator), the gear train and the escapement.
Here are a few changes we noticed
- A new barrel and mainspring for a longer power reserve
- The variable-inertia balance wheel
- An improved gear train with new lubricants for less frictions
- A new perpetual rotor for a more rapid winding of the new high-capacity mainspring
- Parachrom is made from an exclusive-to-Rolex para-magnetic alloy .Rolex claims that it is said to be 10 times more precise and reliable accurate
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40, is a complete package,and like always Rolex has used its traditional style of just fine tuning and updating and keeping the main good points and staying alive with this model .Day Date 40 is comfortable, versatile luxury watch with plenty of advantages,reliability, a fantastic construction,
Its always a pleasure to review a Rolex
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Here are the differences between the grades of Eta movements available.
- The 2824 and 2892 can be ordered in different grades of quality: Standard, Elabore, Top, Chronometer
- The differences in grades can range from quality of materials used to level of testing and regulation
- Most 2824 movements you find will be of the lowest grade as they were the most widely produced. Even in lowest grade, it’s still a very good movement.
- The lowest grade of 2892 utilizes better shock protection and better finishing and materials than the lowest grade of 2824.
- Unless specifically stated by the watch maker what grade of movement is used, assume lowest.
- At the top grades, some people consider the 2824 to be more robust albeit at the expense of being thicker. Some designs, especially today with “turnip” sized watches can accommodate for this 1mm thickness (significant) difference.
- It’s sometimes mistakenly implied that the 2892-A2 is a significantly newer design than the 2824, both trace their roots far back. The 2892 from Eterna and the 2824 from back when ETA used to be part of Eterna.
- At top levels, both can be made equally accurate
Our search for a slim watch is complete with this Appella Infinitus ,we love the flawless simple design and the Slimmest Swiss movement height 0.98mm; slimmest case with a thickness of 3.35 mm in 18 carat gold is the icing on the cake priced just perfect at 3250 usd
we are surely going to review more of appella
link to their well informed website www.appella.com
Appella, the internationally well known Swiss watchmaker launches the Slimmest gold watch in the world in its category. A superb product of excellent craftsmanship, this unique model culminates the stringent efforts of its Research and Development wing.
The slimmest gold watch in the world in its category is crafted entirely in 18 carat gold and bears the following specifications: Slimmest Swiss movement height 0.98mm; slimmest case with a thickness of 3.35mm; and has high quality genuine leather strap. Certified by the Swiss Central Office for Precious Metal Control.
Since 1943, Appella has dedicatedly kept pace with the changing tastes and requirements across the world. It belongs to the elite category of the Swiss watch manufacturers who produce 18 carat gold, diamond and high-end mechanical watches. The brand successfully blends forward-looking styles with quality features, resulting in the most fashionable timepieces that are both elegant and practical. It has kept abreast with the vogue, while maintaining the conventional Swiss tradition.
The wording was formally adopted in the late 19th century and is unique in that most other countries use the phrase “Made in (Country Name)”. The most obvious place where the label is found is on Swiss watches. The Swiss laws permit the use of the words “Suisse”, “produit suisse”, “fabriqué en Suisse”, “qualité suisse” or the translations, “Swiss”, “Swiss Made”, or “Swiss Movement”. On some older watches, for example, the word “Swiss” appears alone on the dial at the six o’clock position.
There are two discrete sections of the Swiss law that pertain to the use of the name Swiss made. The first law, which applies to all types of Swiss products, is the Loi sur la protection des marques (LPM). The LPM at Article 50 provided the authority for the enactment of the second law, Ordonnance du 23 décembre 1971 réglant l’utilisation du nom «Suisse» pour les montres, relating specifically Swiss watches. The text of either law is available in French, German or Italian, since those are the principal official languages of Switzerland.
Currently the aforementioned Swiss legal standards permit watch brands or watchmakers to label watches Swiss Made under certain legally defined circumstances. These standards have changed over time and were not always codified in the national law, so older watches which bear the mark Swiss Made may not necessarily meet the current legal definition. On the other hand, they might well exceed the current legal definition of Swiss made. Indeed, the current law of the applicability of Swiss made was codified on December 23, 1971.
A Swiss watch
A minimum standard
When reading the standard for the use of the name Swiss made on a watch, the reader must bear in mind that the law does not so much define Swiss made as it pertains to wrist watches, but rather it sets a minimum standard of what is required for a watch to be considered Swiss made. Often the Swissness of a watch is largely dependent on the brand and its reputation and for this reason, among others, the watch industry is stratified over the definition of Swiss made. The Swiss Federal Council modified the ordinance regulating the use of the “Swiss” name for watches in 1995. This revision was explained in a press release entitled Des composants étrangers pour les montres (On foreign parts for watches)
A watch is considered Swiss, according to the Swiss law if:
- its movement is Swiss and,
- its movement is cased up in Switzerland and;
- the manufacturer carries out the final inspection in Switzerland
Swiss watch movement
A watch movement is considered Swiss if:
- the movement has been assembled in Switzerland and,
- the movement has been inspected by the manufacturer in Switzerland and;
- the components of Swiss manufacture account for at least 50 percent of the total value, without taking into account the cost of assembly.