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Dievas TimeAttack Chronograph – A brief review

The Dievas TimeAttack chronograph is Dievas Uhren Technik’s first effort at offering a tactical chronograph which combines excellent German craftsmanship with one of the finest Swiss automatic chronograph movements. The watch proudly display the label “Made in Germany” on its dial, … Continue reading

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Tag Heuer Carrera Featuring Caliber 1887 – A Watch Review

Introduction: In 2010 Tag Heuer celebrated the 150th anniversary of its founding by releasing a new in-house manufactured chronograph movement called Caliber 1887. It was first officially announced to great fanfare at Basel World 2010. The design of the Caliber … Continue reading

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Watch Review: Prometheus Recon 5 – a modern interpretation of the pilot watch

Prometheus Watch Company, a boutique manufacturer based in Portugal, was founded by Carlos Carvalho in 2008. Mr. Carvalho is a watch enthusiast who decided to turn his passion into a business venture, much to our delight. In Greek mythology Prometheus was the Titan who brought mankind out of the stone age by stealing fire from the Greek Gods and giving it to us mortals. Similarly Prometheus, the watch company, has used its diligence and ingenuity to design, engineer and build Swiss made watches of uncompromising quality and made it available to the market at very affordable price levels. Mr. Carvalho has brought Swiss made watches out of the realms of the Horological Gods and placed them within reach of us everyday watch enthusiasts.

Prometheus watches are made in the Swiss Jura mountains, the traditional home of the Swiss watch making industry. Being based in Portugal, Mr. Carvalho communicated with his Swiss suppliers and manufacturers using the internet. He has also harnessed web based forum technology to constantly communicate with his customers, soliciting valuable input and feedback to improve on Prometheus’s product offering. In fact the successful Ocean Diver collection is a direct result of a design competition sponsored by Prometheus on Watchuseek Forum. It is this unique blend of savvy internet marketing and fiery passion that has differentiated Mr. Carvalho’s Prometheus brand from the many other small independent watch brands which have sprung up in the past few years. Prometheus watches are truly designed by collectors for collectors. Continue reading

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Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Co-axial caliber 8500 – A watch review

  Background   Omega first introduced the co-axial escapement into their serially produced watch movements back in 1999 with the launch of the caliber 2500. The first generation of co-axial caliber was actually adapted from ETA’s workh… Continue reading

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Junkers 6660-1 Iron Annie JU52 (featuring ETA Valgranges A07.161) – A WATCH review

Background Junkers (pronounced Yoonkers) is one of three watch brands owned by Pointtec Electronic GmBH, a German company founded in 1987. The other two brands offered by Pointtec are Zeppelin and Maximilian Munchen. Pointtec began by designing… Continue reading

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Schaumburg Auf/Ab Gnomonik – A review of a unique single hand watch

Background Since the dawn of civilization people have been trying to find practical means of measuring the passage of time. The ancients invented the sundial which indicated time using the shadow cast by the “Gnomon” or pointer at different ti… Continue reading

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Graf Zeppelin LZ-127 hand wind chronograph watch: a review

Background – I discovered this watch at the Malaysian outlet of Red Army Watches, which newly opened in December last month at the Tropicana City shopping mall. It caught my attention with its unusual lineage. The Zeppelin brand is of German origin. Whil… Continue reading

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Orient 300m professional diver watch – a brief review

Orient is a Japanese watch company with a history dating back to 1901. Orient offer excellent quality watches at very reasonable price points. In September 2008 Seiko Epson announced its intention to take full ownership control of Orient. Prior to that… Continue reading

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