Saturday, January 2, 2010

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

My next watch: Suunto Core

The Suunto Core Alu/Brown will be my next watch after a lot of days of meditation. Just wanted to say to anyone that reads my blog (if there is anyone...) that if you are also planning in buying a Core. you should check it's serial number. It should start by 907xxxxx or further, the previuos models showed some issues with the software.
I've already got a Black/Orange Core s/n 746xxxxx and it just shows two problems: it drains batteries pretty fast and it doesn't show the low battery symbol. But it's not a big issue for me, I can live with it.
I will post pictures of my Suunto Core B/O when I have time of taking some good pictures.
When I get the new Core, I will also take some pics comparing both Cores.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Wishlist updated

I've updated the wishlist. My thoughts have change a bit as you can see at the wishlist. I will post some pictures of the new models added.

Suunto Core

Suunto Elementum
Suunto X6

Casio GW-2000B-1AJF

Casio GW-2500

Suunto X10

Casio GW-6900

Monday, March 23, 2009

Hamilton Khaki X-Wind Limited Edition

As I promised, here is the review of the Hamilton Khaki X-Wind Limited Edition. This is one of the few limited edition watches that I have, so I'm very proud of it.
For the Swatch group (which Hamilton belong's to) it's positioned as a medium range brand in their scale of valors.
For me it could be positioned further above than medium. It's true that it's case isn't elaborate with precious materials, but it's the only feature of the watch that I would think why they don't consider it a higher level range.

The machinery of the X-Wind is a Valijoux 7750 which is a common machine for top end chronographs. It has two rotating bezels in the interior which enables you to calculate the cross wind. If I have to tell you the truth, I don't know how to do it, and as I'm not a pilot, it will have to wait in my list of things to learn, I have other priorities...
The level of detail of the watch is incredible, when I first saw it in the display of the retailer I knew that it had to be mine. I love the contrast of the orange graphics on top of the black. It's legibility is nearly perfect. As far as I have seen, this is one of the best chronographs in that aspect, even it's superior to some diver's chornographs.
The lume is ok, it could be much better. The way I would improve it is applying the lume material to the numbers indicating the hours. By now it has lume on the dots that are just beside the hour numbers.
When your eyes get used to the dark you can read the hour perfectly, but just until then, if you do a quick change of light, forget it.
The rubber strap with it's unique orange stitching is very comfortable and I think that matches the watch perfectly. If they did a leather strap as the other X-Winds but with black metallic clasp and rivets it would also be great.
The back case has on the half of it a diagram which I supose is the angles that the plane can achieve when landing or something similar. The other half you can see the machinery through a saphire glass.
Well, hope that you enjoyed the review, if you hae some questions don't hesitate to ask.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Orient WL FH04-CO

Just a few pictures of my Orient pilot watch. A review will come soon!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Lately i'm having a crush on these watches...

This are the watches I'm pulling my trigger on, but the problem is: NO MONEY AT ALL!!!

Seiko SBDX001

Seiko SBDB001

Seiko SRP031K1

Seiko SKX007K-P

Seiko Orange Monster

MKII Sea Fighter

Stowa Prodiver

Baume & Mercier Capeland Diver
Ocean7 LM2


Monday, February 2, 2009

Next month: Hamilton X-Wind Limited edition!

Just introducing my next month's review: Hamilton X-Wind Limited edition.