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Watch Lizard: Girl with the Cartier Santos 100 Carbon ADLC

Monday, April 20th, 2015

 

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People become knowledgeable in horology for different reasons. Some want to know if what they’re buying represents good value. Some want to sound clever during parties. But most guys just want to impress others, like the hot chick at the corner of the bar. And when it comes to this domain, there is no one more superior at the art of Horological seduction than the Watch Lizard. These are his adventures.

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Friday, March 6, 2015. Paul Lamer’s Brewery, Singapore. I strode into this popular pub, frequented by white collared finance executive types, with the confidence of a man looking for a washroom. It was the weekend, and that means hunting time for the Watch Lizard.

I sat at a table which offered me a good view of the room. Almost by reflex, my keenly honed senses executed a quick scan of the ladies present and what they were wearing. There was a Rolex (a ladies’ Datejust), a couple of Omegas (mostly Constellations), a Swatch here and there, and also what looked like a really hairy wrist. In short, nothing very interesting.

A disinterested-looking waitress approached. “You wan do order?” she asked, thinking I was one of those persons who used the restroom without ordering anything. (more…)

Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon (DSOM): 10 Questions

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

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QN1: What is this?

AN: It is an automatic self-winding wristwatch.

QN2: What does “Dark Side of the Moon” mean?

AN: It could refer to one of the following:-

i)      According to Wikipedia, the Dark side of the Moon refers to the side that is opposite to the Sun and which causes the phases of the Moon, e.g. New Moon, Half Moon etc., to appear from the perspective of the Earth;

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ii)     The Dark Side of the Moon could also refer to a studio album released by Pink Floyd in 1973;

iii)   It could be an all-black wristwatch made and released by Omega during Baselworld 2013 when black wristwatches are already a little passe. (more…)

CASIO MTG S1000BD: The Luxury G-Shock

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

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When Casio announced the launch of their new MT-G (“Metal Twisted G-Shock”) series last year, executives sat up and paid attention. Finally now, here is a G-Shock that Casio claims is as at ease on the wrist of a delinquent skateboarder (stolen) as peeping out from under a crisp, cuff-linked three-piece suit sleeve. Just make sure it’s a XL-size sleeve. (more…)

Rolex GMT Master II Ref 116710 BLNR ‘Batman’:

Saturday, May 17th, 2014
Oyster Bracelet... geddit?

Oyster Bracelet… geddit?

Geneva, Switzerland, Late 2012.

In this completely fictional account, the Chief Marketing Officer of world-famous luxury watch manufacture R*lex is meeting with his two vice-presidents on the latest designs that they will be launching at Baselworld 2013…

Chief Marketing Officer: On a une probleme!! (We have a problem!!)

VP1:        Oui.

CMO:      The Baselworld fair is four months away, but we only have 3 ‘new’ models! This won’t do!

VP2:        Non!

CMO:      Omega is intending to launch a ton of new watches, and even Patek Philippe has more new models than we do!

VP1:        What?! P… Patek? I thought they only made one watch in 40 years!

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Comparative Review: AP Royal Oak Ref 15400ST vs Ref 15300ST

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

In 1972, Audemars Piguet introduced a stainless steel wristwatch destined to be an instant classic. Designed by the legendary Gerald Genta, the Royal Oak would almost single-handedly rescue Audemars Piguet from insolvency during the difficult years of the Quartz revolution, and play a large part in establishing AP as one of the leading watchmakers today… but you already know this story.

What you may not know is how the new Royal Oak, reference 15400ST, compares against the old Royal Oak, reference 15300ST. Well, if you’ve been following this blog (and I know you’re out there, that guy who keeps stealing images without my permission), you’d have guessed that Tourbullion almost always approves of older stuff, including cheese and fine vinegar. I’m not going to lie; the 15300 is clearly the superior watch here, but hold on! I actually have a proper thought process this time, and I urge you to read on till the end of this article. Please.

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