Showing posts with label watches. Show all posts
Showing posts with label watches. Show all posts

Friday, February 10, 2012

Reactor Poseidon

Well the Poseidon went belly up, so not sure what's in a name since this watch looks bullet proof. 

Poseidon takes Reactor toughness to a whole new level with a 1000M depth rating and ISO Professional Diver certification. Dual rotating bezels allow timing of overall dive time and safety stops while the bold dial design is easy to read under any conditions.


• Reactor DNA
• Forged, solid 316L stainless steel
• Internal & external rotating bezels
• 10-year lithium power cell
• Bracelets feature wetsuit expander
• 1000M/3300Ft depth tested


• Numbered limited edition of 500 pcs.
• Self-charging auto quartz movement
• Exhibition caseback with logo'd rotor
• Interchangeable bracelet & rubber strap
• Never Dark® dial illumination 

• Case diameter: 48mm
• Thickness: 17mm
• Weight: 255 grams
• Width at lug: 34.7mm
• Width at clasp: 22mm

Friday, November 18, 2011

MINUS 8, Astro Studio

So we are all looking at movements of watches, hopefully they are swiss. Well The MINUS 8 brand, consisting of products designed in this West Coast culture, is proud of its position on the world stage and takes its name from this international nomenclature. Time is relative. We are only aware of its passing if change occurs. The MINUS 8 watch references our dependence on change through a series of subtle color shifts, each step only visible in the context of the others. This color shift is achieved through the process of Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD.) PVD is an industrial coating process which is inherently time dependent. A raw stainless piece is placed in a vacuum chamber where a hard coating accumulates over time. More time in the chamber produces a thicker coating and a more opaque color. A new wave of watch designers are starting to hit the market, using swiss movements, putting more focus on design. They are great, Professional Watches, has a great assortment of new and old watches with great reviews. 

If you are new to the scene check out the directory, to see what you have in front of you. Watch collecting is coming back, so get on the wagon before the prices of some of these new watches gets out of reach.

Monday, August 15, 2011

RedSea Watches, the Six Pounder!

It seems as though many more watches are starting to come out, in fact many good looking and functional watches are starting to be wanted and worn. It is great to see RedSea make that transition, plus the price is dead on $695. Done

Inspired by the pirates’ name for cannons, the Six Pounder features rugged construction and unique styling. The hands replicate a cannon with lumed cannon balls. The sweeping Miyota 9015 movement second hand illuminates at the tip – looking like a burning cannon wick as it moves around the dial.

Case: 44mm 316L Stainless Steel (or PVD)
Lugs: 22mm
Height: 14mm
Movement: Miyota 9015 (28,800 BPH)
Lume: LÜM-TEC® (Blue)
Water Resistant: 300M
Crystal: AR Undercoated Sapphire
3 bands included with every watch
5 Link Diver Bracelet, Nato, and Rubber

Available in Stainless Steel or Black PVD

Friday, March 25, 2011

TSOVET - Another Automatic

TSOVET is really hitting their stride, the new Automatic, is much like the "Limited Edition",

The best thing about TSOVET is the durability and price. The watch is perfect and price for anyone, from the collector to the average person wanting a beautiful watch.

Here is what TSOVET has to say and they are dead on.


Monday, February 21, 2011

Lum Tec Watches Should Be Called Lov-Tech

One word indestructible, going diving, need to see, this 500M series from Lum-Tec, will show you the way.
I have been testing the Lumazilla and so far it performs like clock work, guess it should. The price on most of Lum-Tech Watches are less than $1000 which makes them a bargain.

500M Series
  • 44mm width excluding crown./18.5mm thick.
  • 24mm lug width.
  • 316L Stainless steel case.
  • screw lock crown with triple diamond sealing system.
  • Threaded caseback with double sealing system.
  • 5mm. thick curved sapphire crystal with double side anti-reflective coating.
  • Full LUM-TEC MDV technology® orange luminous diver bezel (uni-directional rotating).
  • LUM-TEC MDV technology® orange luminous.
  • 500 meters / 1650 feet water resistance.
  • Modified Japan Sii NH15 Automatic and Handwinding mechanical movement.
  • Custom molded anti static rubber strap. 24/22 size.
  • Lifetime timing adjustments free of charge.
  • 1 year limited warranty.
Now I am borrowing the Lumazilla from a friend and still waiting for Lum-Tech to send me the 500M to really rest out. I am re-branding the watch Lov-Tech.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Lum-Tec, The Ultimate Watch!

Watches are becoming a thing of the past, until now, the Lum-Tec LZ2 is one bullet proof watch. Now I am just borrowing it from a friend, would really like Lum-Tec to send me a A2 to demo, sorry buddy I am not returning anytime soon. This watch is great, big, tough, large letters and has MDV Technology;

This is a special 8 layer application of ultra bright glowing superluminova photoluminescent material.
MDV hands and dials are extremely visible in all light conditions.

Let's just say it glows, like a flashlight. Along with the MDV technology the Lum-Tec features are:
  • 316L surgical grade Stainless steel or tungsten carbide.
  • Thick top grade Sapphire crystals.
  • Double sided anti-reflective crystal coating.
  • Top grade straps or bracelets.
  • Hard PVD bead blasted coatings on some models.
  • Large case designs. 38mm-50mm sizes.
  • Exclusivity. All watches are numbered limited editions.
  • 100 meters/330 ft. minimum water resistance minimum.
  • Full feature heavy duty movements.
  • Lifetime battery replacement on quartz models.
  • One year limited warranty.
  • Highest grade packaging and display box set.
  • Designed and tested in the USA

The LZ2 has proven to be a solid watch, from CrossFit workouts, to running in 12 inches of snow, it does what it should tell time, spot on. Along with it being black/blue face depending on the light, big numbers to read at all time in all conditions, date and a band that gives off a leather presence but is actually rubber.

If you need one watch this would be my choice. One and Done. Collectors should all have one in their box.

P.S. Lum-Tec, I would gladly test out the A2, usiskin(at)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Suunto Core Collector's Edition Everest Watch

Watches are cool, cell phones are for call. Suunto, makes some of the coolest and most useful watches on the market. Well their newest watch does something a bit more it gives back. 
Thrilling Moves with Apa Sherpa
In honor of the legendary mountaineer and Suunto Ambassador Apa Sherpa, Suunto launches a limited edition outdoor sports instrument, the Suunto Core Extreme Edition Everest. Celebrating Apa Sherpa’s world-record 20th summit of Mount Everest, the Core Extreme Edition Everest reflects the determination and strength of one of the world’s greatest living mountaineers.
Suunto will donate a portion of all proceeds of this product to the Apa Sherpa Foundation to help support the education of the children living in the remote village near the base camp of Mount Everest.
As a limited edition, Suunto is producing only 8,848 pieces of the Extreme Edition Everest to match the elevation of Mount Everest’s peak at 8,848 meters. 

  • A numbered, limited edition of 8848 pieces inspired by Mount Everest’s height of 8848 meters

  • Altimeter with altitude log memory and altitude difference measurement 

  • Barometer with storm alarm and weather trend indicator 

  • Automatic Alti / Baro switch 

  • Compass with semi automatic calibration and a digital bearing 

  • Depth meter 

  • Multiple watch, date and alarm functions with dual time and countdown timer 

  • Sunrise/Sunset times for over 400 locations worldwide 

  • Digital thermometer 

  • Menu based user interface in English, German, French and Spanish 

  • User-replaceable battery

  • Thursday, August 06, 2009

    Watches, Burn Notice - Chase-Durer

    Watches are so simple but elegant. Seeing the show Burn Notice a ex spy that lives in Miami, helps people out, blows things up and never get caught by the police, hey it is hollywood and with hollywood come products that you are cool. Chase-Durer, Special Forces is one of those products.
    Formed a decade ago by Hollywood film producers Brandon and Marianne Chase, the company structure was based on the need for realistically-priced, top quality Swiss Watches specifically directed to the needs of professional pilots, both civilian and military. The design process began after months of consultation with all categories of flyers. It was only after this research that the precision timepieces went to the drawing boards, then to prototype testing and finally into production.

    The reaction to the CHASE-DURER "look" and to its functionality, ruggedness and dependability was instantly acknowledged by the aviation world. Not only were their most important needs incorporated into the watches, but CHASE-DURER created a pricing structure that raised eyebrows within the industry by eliminating the exorbitant profits demanded by other companies making similar (though not as attractive) timepieces. "prices for top quality Swiss Watches include thousands of dollars of profit on each watch for the manufacturer and this is simply not necessary," said company founder Brandon Chase. "There is no need to go beyond fair pricing for top quality to maintain our company's success and our customers' support," said Chase. Today, thousands of military and commercial pilots in many nations covet their CHASE-DURER Watches. Hundreds of unsolicited rave reviews are on file at the CHASE-DURER offices. Many of them are posted on this website. Repeat buyers are counted in the thousands. Following their success in the aviation world, CHASE-DURER entered into another form of military timepiece, the ultra-rugged SPECIAL FORCES Underwater Demolition Team Chronograph series. Again the company met with officers and enlisted men from Special Forces units and, before long, the unique SF 1000 was born.

    Since the creation of its first watches, CHASE-DURER has spread its wings and created an entire collection of quality Swiss watches that enjoy the very special "look" and pricing that continue to be the buzz of the industry. The Collection is the largest Chronograph selection of Military, Special Forces, Pilot, Racing, Diving and Ladies' Sport Watches available. The range is complete, from moderately priced models to diamond and 18K gold models. Scores of different choices have been designed to satisfy the needs of discerning watch buyers in every field of endeavor, offering a wide selection of features within a popular price range.

    The CHASE-DURER two-year international incremental warranty is possible only because of the stringent quality control maintained by the Company, and the design and construction elements specifically dedicated to dependability and ruggedness.

    Headquartered in Beverly Hills, California, the company is a fast-growing Watch manufacturing/distribution company. CHASE-DURER is proudly displayed in hundreds of retail sites, with the number growing steadily. These fine precision instruments can also be found at the United States Naval Academy, West Point and the Air force Academy. Among the many professionals who wear CHASE-DURER timepieces is world-renowned test pilot Robert Gilliland, who was first to fly the SR-71 Spy Plane, THE BLACKBIRD, and who has flown higher and faster than any pilot in history. Among proud owners are Generals, Admirals, Combat and Commercial Pilots, Fighting Ground troops, Doctors, Lawyers, Industry Leaders and so many others who require and enjoy the unique power, performance and design of true CHASE-DURER Swiss precision.

    Tens of millions of television viewers have been introduced to CHASE-DURER on prime time network television programs such as JEOPARDY, HOLLYWOOD SQUARES, WHEEL OF FORTUNE, THE PRICE IS RIGHT, SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP and others. Network television host Pat Sajak owns three CHASE-DURER timepieces. Many film celebrities wear the Watches.

    For most of the decade, CHASE-DURER Watches have been exposed to millions of magazine readers in full-page color ads in such major publications as ESQUIRE, DISCOVER, SMITHSONIAN, MAXIM, GQ, PLAYBOY, POPULAR MECHANICS, MEN’S JOURNAL, DUPONT REGISTRY, MILLIONAIRE, and dozens more. The company participates in major Jewelry and Watch trade shows around the world. This exposure assures that the company will continue growing its significant Dealer, Distributor and Customer base. CHASE-DURER is a charter member of the AMERICAN WATCH GUILD and serves on the Advisory Board together with CARTIER, ROLEX, JAEGER LE COULTRE and VACHERON CONSTANTIN.

    CHASE-DURER for those who know Watches.

    Monday, August 03, 2009

    Nixon 51-30 PU CHRONO, ONE BIG, TOUGH Watch

    Some watches are low tech, some are fashionable, some high tech sports computers, the NIXON 51-30 PU CHRONO is big, tough and rugged. A watch that you would be proud to wear. It is a heavy 54 MM face chronograph, 300 meters stainless steel.
    It is low tech and one watch anyone should proud to wear, so stop looking at your phone for time and get back to looking at your wrist.
    This is on my wish list to demo, if Nixon wants to send me one. You never know

    Thursday, May 28, 2009

    Suunto Elementum

    Wether it is needed or not, when endurance watch companies branch out the outcome is usually good. Suunto has done just that with their Elementum collection. Bringing the bling to the enthusiast when they are not running, biking, hiking, camping or even fishing. These watches go deeper, higher, further and they do it with style, from the Aqua to the Terra and the Ventus, Suunto is sure to have a watch that will fit your style. Hey the Aqua even set a world record free dive with out fins, William Truebridge goes 86 meters, guess the watch works.

    Friday, April 03, 2009

    NEW, Forerunner 310XT

    Your next favorite watch is coming, second quarter of this year (not sure when that is), the Forerunnner 310XT! Since the watch is not out yet, here is what Garmin is saying...

    Finally, a GPS-enabled training device that isn't afraid of the water. The rugged Forerunner 310XT is the triathlete's indispensable training tool — a GPS-enabled, swim-proof trainer that tracks bike and run data and sends it wirelessly to your computer. This multi-sport device has up to 20 hours of battery life, tracks distance, pace and heart rate (optional), and goes from wrist to bike in seconds.

    Time Your Swim

    The swim-proof Forerunner 310XT is waterproof to a depth of 50 meters, so you can wear it in the pool or the lake to time your swim. And its slim design and flexible wristband mean Forerunner is easy to wear in any conditions.

    Transition Effortlessly

    When you're ready to jump out of the water and onto the bike, Forerunner 310XT moves easily from wrist to bike with the optional quick release and bike mounts, making the transition between sports effortless. Forerunner 310XT categorizes multisport activities in one workout and can also log transition time in the process, so you can analyze your performance from start to finish.

    Collect Workout Data

    Forerunner 310XT tracks your position precisely with GPS satellite data and records distance, pace, heart rate (optional), power data (from ANT+™-enabled third-party power meters) and more. High-sensitivity GPS and HotFix™ satellite prediction mean Forerunner acquires satellites quickly and tracks your movement even near tall buildings or under tree cover. And using innovative ANT+™ wireless technology, Forerunner 310XT connects seamlessly to an optional heart rate monitor, foot pod and cadence sensor.

    When paired with the optional wireless heart rate monitor, Forerunner 310XT continuously tracks beats per minute and uses heart rate data in advanced calorie computation. Train in a certain heart rate zone to improve fitness and monitor your level of exertion.

    Run, Sync, Store and Share

    Once you’ve logged the miles, innovative ANT+™ wireless technology automatically transfers data to your computer when Forerunner is in range. No cables, no hookups. The data’s just there, ready for you to analyze, categorize and share through our online community, Garmin Connect or our optional Garmin Training Center™ software. You can even plan workouts on your computer and then send them to your Forerunner.

    At a cost of $350, that's not bad..

    Tuesday, December 09, 2008

    Innovations by Rossignol :: CHRONO METEO JACKET

    When companies push the limit it should make you happy. Rossignol is one of those companies. It seems as though they took a good concept from Swatch, POP Swatch which just had the watch on it, but could be embedded in clothes. So it seems as though Rossignol is trying a similar approach but using high end technology to click in to its jacket.
    It's not easy to check your watch when you're on the trail wearing gloves, a fleece, and a protective jacket . Rossignol has found the solution: The Gore Tex® stretch CHRONO METEO jacket with the Pure Mountain Station.
    Used alone or slid inside a watertight thermoformed insert worn outside the jacket on the wrist, it combines all the vital features for skiers:
    • Barometer mode providing atmospheric pressure, temperature, and weather forecasts
    • Altimeter mode to display the altitude in real-time, calculate and record your vertical drop, and measure your performance using a computer
    • Digital compass to determine your direction

    As the watch is always subject to a fall or extreme conditions, it was designed to be shock proof and weather resistant. The intentionally oversized liquid crystal digits and numbers are easy to read at a glance. It includes a number of other practical features: timer, alarm, etc.
    It comes with an accessory kit including leash, desk stand and clip for use in all situations, at home, touring, in the car, in the office, etc. More than just a watch, this is a genuine multi functional screen

    Good Stuff Rossignol

    Thursday, October 30, 2008

    Polar's new body tunning watch - FT80

    Wow Polar has really stepped it up with the new FT80, the FT80 is the most dedicated training partner for the most devoted fitness enthusiasts. This intelligent training computer helps you achieve maximum efficiency and reach your workout targets for both cardio and strength training, plus its stylish design is comfortable during a hot workout or in everyday use. You can hook up the GPS and Foot pod to make the watch a complete body tracker. The best thing is that it takes TWO heart rate functions and you can overlay them to see together. NICE

    Monday, June 30, 2008

    Nike+ and Gym Equipment

    Well it is happening and keeping all the info into a place is happening Nike+, Nike and Apple seem to really understand the consumers that use their equipment. Not all have Polar watches. So what do to powerhouses do, use their muscles and get the gym equipment manufactures to get involved. 24 Hour Fitness has teamed up and coming in July.

    Friday, May 16, 2008


    For those with tiny wrist or don't like the feel of rubber against you skin, then the Maratac "S-Series" Zulu Bands is for you. Now a days watch bands are pretty comfortable and easy to get used too but if you have small wrist the band gets bunched up and is always hanging on something. These can be trimmed since they are nylon and what is nice is they have two rings to hold the strap in place. Another advantage is the band goes through the pin, in case one pin lets go you won't lose your watch like traditional watches. If you are really using your Polar there is a good chance it will get hung up on something pop the pin and by, by $300+ watch, the Zulu watch band is only $17.00.
    Check them out. Maratac "S-Series" Zulu Bands

    Monday, April 28, 2008

    GPS Tuner - Offroad Navigation

    If you send more time off road, via running, biking, walking, hiking, etc., and you have a watch GPS that keeps you data then you might want to look at this software.
    GPS Tuner is an off-road navigation software for Pocket PC devices. While most car navigation software gives you the possibility of planning your route based on a road network, GPS Tuner gives you the ability of navigation where the roads end.

    GPS Tuner is an excellent tool for hiking, geocaching, boating, flying, driving and many other sporting activities, where the monitoring of duration, distance and speed can be important.

    If you are in possession of our 'Geo license' with extended features, the Area Calculation function is available to you, which makes it easy to measure perimeter and area. All you need to do is activate GPS and walk (or drive) around the boundary. The created area (shape) can be saved, exported in DXF format and even reloaded.


    English, German, Italian, Spanish, French, Dutch, Portuguese, Dansih, Czech, Swedish, Norwegian, Slovakian, Russian, Hungarian, Finnish, Afrikaans, Romanian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean
    Units and National Grids
    Selectable Metric, Imperial or Nautical units
    24 National Grids are supported (like WGS-84, British (OSGB36), NAD27, NAD83…)

    GPS Tuner supports JPG files as maps
    Online map downloading from Google Maps, TerraServer, Open Street Map
    Easy Calibration on Pocket PC or using Desktop Map Calibrator (free) program
    Auto map loading feature
    Zoom and Pan by pen or joystick
    Flexible layer and track/route display
    Distance measuring and route defining by drawing on map
    Map image rotation according to your heading in 90 degrees steps
    Blank map support

    Navigation, Digital Compass
    Real time rotating compass with big target arrow
    Sun's direction
    Custom target from entered coordinate
    Any waypoint, trackpoint or point of map can be selected as target
    6 different types of Compass views
    38 selectable Compass tools
    Voice navigation and next turn indication for routes

    Trip Computer
    Monitor your whole trip
    Save, Load and Reset is possible
    31 selectable Trip Computer tools
    Graph for Altitude and Speed
    Selectable tool window size
    Push track data into Trip Computer to get a full track analysis
    Speedometer with speed limit warning

    Waypoints, POIs, Track, Routes
    Waypoint, POI: GPX, LOC, KML, SDF files supported
    Track, Route: GPX, TRK, KML, SDF files supported
    Data exchange with Suunto X9i/X9Mi GPS watch (wristop computer)
    Track recording by configurable Auto, Time or Distance interval
    View your waypoints and tracks in Google Earth directly (KML export/import)
    Flexible waypoint management
    You can easily convert track to route and reverse the direction of route
    Area Calculation feature is also available in our Geo version

    NMEA recording
    NMEA playback (with selectable speed)
    You can jump to any position of NMEA file (skipping unnecessary data)

    GPS Share
    Share your position in real time with other users
    See your friends position displayed in GPS Tuner
    Monitor your (and your friends’) position on your web browser
    Ideal for personal and vehicle tracking purposes
    SMS interface

    Friday, March 07, 2008

    Apple and Nike+ at it again!

    Apple and Nike are at it again, no not getting the iPhone to work with the Nike+ but working with fitness companies to bring an integrated solution to the users. Having a user be able to plug into a treadmill, stair climber, stationary bikes, well you get the picture. Full blown athletes seem to have devices like Polar watches and Garmin's that can read your HR and many other functions. But allowing the user to hook right into the machines is really taking it to the next level and increasing the Apple/Nike+ population. They still have not contacted me regarding Health Currency. Oh well one can only hope.

    Saturday, January 19, 2008

    Forerunner 405, almost there.

    Now Polar has a great bunch of watches and their newest RS800 is not lacking much, since does not have the GPS built in you have to attach somewhere on your body along with the foot pod for running stride and distance. A bit of a pain consider the Forerunner 405 has it built in. Goods and bad to all this technology is that the Forerunner has a built in GPS, but like the Polar you need the foot pod. Mostly for the things mentioned above but if you don't like the weather outside and you want to record your workout, you need the foot pod for the treadmill. Sorry not everything can be in one neat package. Cost is $300 with out the foot pod.
    Here is Garmin's verbiage:

    "Watch Results

    Loaded with serious training features, Forerunner 405 continuously monitors your time, distance, pace, calories and heart rate (when paired with heart rate monitor). Each run is stored in memory so you can review and analyze the data to see how you've improved. You can even download recorded courses to compete against previous workouts or race a Virtual Partner®. Customize Forerunner’s data screens for instant feedback while you train.

    Use with Ease

    Sport watch and personal trainer — Forerunner 405 gives you the best of both worlds in a sleek, stylish package. This high performance watch is easy to use and comfortable to wear when not training. Simply tap the touch bezel to change screens without fumbling for a button. Forerunner 405 comes in two color options — black or green — to fit your style.

    Run, Sync, Store and Share

    Once you’ve logged the miles, innovative ANT+Sport™ wireless technology automatically transfers data to your computer when the Forerunner is in range. No cables, no hookups. The data’s just there, ready for you to analyze, categorize and share through our online community, Garmin Connect or our optional Garmin Training Center® software. You can wirelessly send workouts from your computer to Forerunner, too.

    Share Wirelessly

    With Forerunner 405 you can share your locations, advanced workouts and courses wirelessly with other Forerunner 405 users. Now you can send your favorite workout to your buddy to try, or compete against a friend's recorded course. Sharing data is easy. Just select “transfer” to send your information to nearby units.

    Track Heart Rate

    Forerunner 405 is available with or without a heart rate monitor (see the versions tab) to help you make the most out of your training. Versions with a digital heart rate monitor continuously track heart beats per minute. Train in a certain heart rate zone to improve your fitness level or compare your pace and heart rate to past performance on the same run.


    Take your training inside with the versatile Forerunner 405. Pair it with an optional foot pod to track your speed, distance and running cadence indoors when a GPS signal is unavailable. This new design clips onto your laces for easy removal and automatically turns on when you start moving. You can also add a speed/cadence bike sensor to track the speed and distance of your cycling workouts.

    Lock Onto Satellite Signals

    Forerunner 405 sports a unique design that gives the GPS antenna a better view of the sky, so it can get a stronger signal during your run. And its high-sensitivity GPS receiver provides improved tracking under trees and near tall buildings."

    Saturday, October 06, 2007

    Nike and Apple release the Amp+

    Post comes from our friends at
    Well this is pretty cool looking, Nike could have made a bit more fashionable watch but at least the made the watch. The Nike Amp+ Sport Remote Control is a watch and a remote for the Nike+ experience. Hear instant voice feedback of your time, distance, calories and pace when you add the Nike+ iPod Sport Kit and Nike+ Ready shoes or the Shoe Pouch.
    Now I am not a fan of the crazy new look but for the individuals that are wearing this at the gym or to do their daily run, Nike has hit the spot. Not being able to use a iPod or MP3 player while in a race, training with one becomes a crutch.
    They built the controls right into the front of the watch along with a speaker so if you don't have the headphones you can still hear your results, smart since you don't want your headphones in while running on a crowded street or at night.
    Nike and Apple are pushing technology further than most and other companies are just following at this point. The Polar is still the leader in high fitness, but with the middle market still needing a cool watch Nike + Apple are it. If they wanted to take this to the next level (which I am sure they have thought of) is the iPhone, let me have one device to do it all.
    Check it out.
    Nike Amp+