Posted on 11 April 2012.
I’m not a fan of time pieces, but these watches caught my attention as I was shopping around. All I see these days are watches that are iced out with no creativity or originality. So, I tried these watches on. These three Oris watches were simple and that’s what I like. The First one showed the inside of the watch, which showed the quality of craftsmanship and showman ship. The front and back of the watch are open,so you get to see the wheel and all the gears, which is pretty cool.
The second Oris watch is the Oscar Peterson Limited Edition Watch, which is designed after the pianist, Oscar Peterson. The numbers on the watch are designed as piano keys, creativity and original.
The last Oris watch has a night and daytime picturesque design. There is a dial that rotates showing a picture of a moon for nighttime and the sun for the morning. Something new and different. Light in weight and medium size face. Not too gaudy.
Came across two Hamilton watches. The first one looked vintage and I like that sophisticated design. Light and fits well. The Second watch with the gold rim looked more aviation and it looked rugged. Was not a huge fan of the band. Didn’t feel too smooth.
Tourneau watch was designed to look three dimensional. The watch is suppose to have layers, but I didn’t see it, but the band is different. More of a click on, then a press down band like other watch bands. Comfortable and a decent watch.
These U-Boat watches are boss. Obviously made to resemble watches for the water. It gives it a navy seal look. The massive dials caught my eye and The second one glows in the dark. Those big dials are sick and original.
Longines made this limited edition Lindbergh watch. The really cool thing about this is the whole layout is designed out of the map Linbergh used during his time.Resembles the number and lining on a map. It’s light, the band is smooth, and the watch fits like my Baume and Mercer.
Last but not least, the Bentley of Watches, literally.This Breitling for Bentley goes hand in hand with the new Model Bentley that is on display at the NYC auto Show. The steering wheels on the face work well with the rim of the watch, which looks like the pattern of the tires on the Bentley. This watch is smooth and it has a good weight. The quality of this watch matches that of the car. Classy, smooth and sophisticated. Not showy or over the top.