True to its passion for underwater exploration, Rolex is taking an active part in the Deepsea Challenge expedition of film-maker and explorer James Cameron Titanic, Avatar in partnership with the National Geographic Society. The expedition aims to reach and explore the deepest point in the oceans at a depth of about 11, metres 36, feet in the Mariana Trench Pacific Ocean. An experimental Oyster watch Rolex has developed and manufactured an exceptional experimental model for the dive: On that exploit, an experimental Oyster model, the Deep Sea Special, attached to the hull accompanied the Trieste into the abyss. It reached the record depth of 10, metres 35, feet , returning to the surface in perfect working order, a feat that remains unrivalled to this day. The experimental Rolex Deepsea Challenge perpetuates the adventure of the Oyster and the pioneering spirit of innovation that has forged the reputation of Rolex. It is manufactured by an entirely integrated watchmaker with unparalleled design, development and production capacities.
Omega Seamaster steel automatic
We buy and sell better quality watches from all prominant brands. Zero evidence of any use. Ultra stealthy and built to withstand anything you could possibly expose it to and live to tell the tale. The incredibly accurate certified chronometer Breitling quartz movement is powered by a high capacity lithium power supply that should last more than 5 years. Comes with an extra NATO style nylon strap that has never been installed.
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Never underestimate the power of luxury to make something a classic. Buying a counterfeit knock-off of a luxury watch is just gauche. Not only is it unethical, it just comes off as desperate and insecure to try to pass off a fake as the real deal. An homage watch is one made by another company that takes design inspiration from a classic wristwatch. Not dirt cheap, but certainly more affordable. An affordable alternative is a dress watch put out by Seiko.
The SUP has the same long, rectangle shape of the original Tank and some versions have the same Roman numeral numbering as the Tank as well.
Watch timing standards and information RATE: This is the ‘heartbeat’ of the mechnical timepiece and rotates on an axis. Ideally u want to see a single line.
The Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea Challenge is an experimental divers’ watch guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 12, metres (39, feet), entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex to resist the extreme pressure present in the deepest reaches of the oceans. It is manufactured by an entirely integrated watchmaker with unparalleled design, development and production capacities.
After two decades it remains virtually unchanged since its introduction. Very few watches could gain an iconic status in such a short time frame. But what is the path that brought to the ideation and development of the Lange 1? The origins of the Saxon manufacturer date back to , when Ferdinand A. Lange, an extraordinarily talented Dresden watchmaker, established his own company and started creating superior pocket-watches highly coveted among collectors all over the world.
In order to make a successful return, it was essential to present to the world something truly unique and special, a timepiece that could surprise and receive unanimous support from watch experts. The big question was: For the creation of the signature watch of A. Lange and Sohne, they thought to give it a strong and unique identity by adopting an outsize date indication which was inspired to the Five-Minute Clock of the Semper Opera House in Dresden, a revolutionary clock with digital indication dating back to Positioned just above the stage, the Five-Minute Clock was built on request of the King Frederick Augustus II of Saxony in order to allow everyone at the opera house to read clearly the time without disturbing the musical performance by activating minute repetitions.
The ground-breaking design was the work of the Dresden clock maker Johann Christian Friedrich Gutkaes, genius apprentice-master and mentor to Ferdinand A. Since there was very little space available above the proscenium arch and a round dial would not have provided the required legibility in the large and dark auditorium, the two watchmakers decided to create a structure without precedent, involving two counter-rotating drums showing the hours and the minutes, the latter in intervals of five.
Omega Speedmaster “Mark” Series of Chrongraphs
Description Description A fully restored range topping Omega Constellation in 18ct solid yellow gold from , making this the perfect 60th birthday or special anniversary gift! The watch has a noticeably heavy, 37mm diameter case which carries the Omega Constellation emblem on the outside of the case-back. This is very distinct, showing the watch has seen only light occasional use. Raised, applied gold batons with black onyx inserts. The original gold hands are in excellent condition and a new Omega centre signed lens has been fitted.
Please take a close look at the photos of this fabulous dial.
Though it might seem unusual, the X’s multifunction analogue/digital design was by no means a new concept to Omega. They already had a very suitable basis for the X’s multifunction design and had long been making watches with a similar capability, though with a simpler interface and without the sophisticated mission-specific functions of the X
The dial is excellent and factory original. The date snaps over perfectly at 12 pm sharp. The top of this Omega signed case is gold filled and the back is stainless steel and a snap in. The case reference number is The hands are original and the crystal will come to you flawless. From lug to lug this Omega signed case is 38mm long and wide less the Omega signed crown it is 33mm. The movement is fully automatic and it is a double roller balance system and inca bloc shock protected.
This is a caliber Omega in house factory movement and there are 24 very clean and inspected jewels. The serial number for this piece is 21, , which tells me it is from the year On a closing note this is not a quick date set. When you flip the date over at 12, you go back 20 minutes and then forward to 12 and the date will change to the next date. This model is one generation prior to the “quick set date”.
This is a signed Omega 14 karat solid gold and it is rose gold. The case from lug to lug is 30mm and across it is 24mm so this is a small size piece.
The Watch Quote: The Rolex Deepsea Challenge watch
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I have OMEGA pocket watch ser. 2,, — wondering the production year.
Watch movements come in three types: Below we explain the differences between them and their pros and cons. Most mainsprings are about inches long. Not all mechanical movements are created equal. The attention to detail and craftsmanship that goes into a watch will determine its smoothness and accuracy. Pros of Mechanical Watches: When the watch stops ticking, just wind it up. The engineering and work that goes into a mechanical watch is breathtaking.
Inside your watchcase are tiny gears and springs that work together to give you the time. If you appreciate craftsmanship, then consider adding a mechanical movement watch to your collection.
The unveiling was conducted in concert with a live satellite uplink to the Russian MIR space station, which already had pre-release prototypes of the X aboard for final testing. The new watch was intended to update and supplement to the original Speedmaster Professional in use by NASA since the Gemini program, which had been arguably outpaced by the potential of emerging quartz and digital technologies and was no longer adequate to address emerging NASA mission needs.
Photograph courtesy Omega Museum.
» view our Submariner selection With its rich history and instantly recognizable appearance, the Rolex Submariner is now firmly established as a legendary divers’ watch and one of the ‘go to’ options for those seeking a timepiece with excellent water resistance properties. Indeed, Rolex refer to the collection as the archetypal dive watch and even entry-level timepieces in the collection.
I should also mention a short article I composed for an article on the Speedmaster that explains How to use four different types of chronograph bezels Vincent’s example is as clean of an example as I’ve ever seen, and he has granted me permission to include those photo’s here: This is about as good as it get’s folks! Thanks again eieioeieio for your scans and your permission!
Commentary on the Mark II’s: The black dialed Speedmaster being the most common of the common. The Gold version is even rarer. Although I have never seen one so equipped it would be a relatively simple matter to put a black bezel crystal onto the Gold edition which came with a Red or Maroon Bezel, which I would think would be an attractive combination. A watch I still hold dear. I recently restored that Mark II and the story of it’s restoration is located here: Speedmaster Professional Mark II:
Watch timing standards and information
Vintage Omega watches from the golden period when the company still manufactured its own movements in-house are one of our specialities. The quality of Omega production pre s was extremely high and compared side by side, there is no doubt at all that the mechanisms in these models are every bit the equals of those by Rolex, IWC, Jaeger LeCoultre and the other top tier Swiss makers.
In our business, we have said for years that classic Omega models offer Rolls-Royce quality at Jaguar prices and we always strongly recommend them to our customers. This watch dates from and is the cleanest, most original example of a vintage Seamaster from this period that anyone could ever hope to find. By the time the example here was created, the case style and movement type had both evolved from that of the immediate post-war models, but the overall Seamaster concept of a rugged, masculine watch that was dually elegant and capable of withstanding rough use still remained unchanged.
The large stainless steel case is classically styled, which is certainly a bonus to the investor.
OMEGA STAINLESS STEEL CASE MONSTER ON BACK WELL SERVCIED AUTOMATIC SEAMASTER STOCK NUMBER # OMEGAHere is a freshly serviced Omega automatic Seamaster and the Sea Monster on the back is crisp.
Poljot chronograph Casio AE12 LCA liquid-crystal-analog watch Traditionally, watches have displayed the time in analog form, with a numbered dial upon which are mounted at least a rotating hour hand and a longer, rotating minute hand. Many watches also incorporate a third hand that shows the current second of the current minute.
Watches powered by quartz usually have a second hand that snaps every second to the next marker. A truly gliding second hand is achieved with the tri-synchro regulator of Spring Drive watches. All of the hands are normally mechanical, physically rotating on the dial, although a few watches have been produced with “hands” that are simulated by a liquid-crystal display.
Analog display of the time is nearly universal in watches sold as jewelry or collectibles, and in these watches, the range of different styles of hands, numbers, and other aspects of the analog dial is very broad. In watches sold for timekeeping, analog display remains very popular, as many people find it easier to read than digital display; but in timekeeping watches the emphasis is on clarity and accurate reading of the time under all conditions clearly marked digits, easily visible hands, large watch faces, etc.
They are specifically designed for the left wrist with the stem the knob used for changing the time on the right side of the watch; this makes it easy to change the time without removing the watch from the wrist. This is the case if one is right-handed and the watch is worn on the left wrist as is traditionally done. If one is left-handed and wears the watch on the right wrist, one has to remove the watch from the wrist to reset the time or to wind the watch.
Foreword The Seamaster models, which have been part of the official catalog in one form or another for more than 40 years, were the first diver’s watches made by Omega. While the Seamaster family has been expanded and now includes the Planet Ocean series, the Seamaster M Chronometer remains the reference watch for many fanatical enthusiasts. The model has evolved tremendously over the years, so much so that the current version doesn’t bear any resemblance to the original Seamaster.
It has nevertheless succeeded in preserving its core essence. The Seamaster M is to the diver’s watch what the ultra-famous Speedmaster is to the chronographs:
The Speedmaster Mark Series consists of four distinct different “Marks” that in some cases (pardon the pun) spawned their own offshoots.
Models like this one can credibly be considered as among the best choices for investment, simply because at present, they are largely overlooked by the majority of collectors who tend to focus on much earlier items. There is absolutely nothing wrong with these watches, far from it, and we could present a strong and reasoned argument as to why even a decade from now, this particular Seamaster variant is likely to be a lot more valuable than it is currently.
This model reference, Rightly or wrongly, many purists shy away from quartz watches, preferring those with traditional hand wound movements. When we advise our buyers on what they should purchase for investment purposes, we tell them that they should opt for established, blue chip classics with mechanical movements.
We are actually great fans of quartz watches, but our enthusiasm for them stems from their superiority as items to be used on a daily basis rather than from their potential to rise in worth. The model here is one of very few watches that we would recommend buying for investment in quartz, rather than mechanical, form.
The reason for this is simply that in the Bond films, agent wears a quartz Seamaster, not a mechanical one. When the Bond tie in hit the cinema screens, sales of the Seamaster soared. This association was an enormous commercial success for Omega and it still continues today. While the Bond connection is obviously a glamorous one, the fact remains that these pre-Bond Seamaster s are much rarer watches that were sold in far smaller quantities when new.
We believe that they have the potential to rise in value to a greater extent than the ubiquitous James Bond versions that came immediately after them. Because the Seamasters used in the Bond films were quartz models, there is no stigma to quartz in this context. As a pre-Bond version of what would morph into the Seamaster, this is a very interesting watch that, despite its low price, is worthy of a place in an advanced vintage Omega collection.