Timezone.com (which collectively shall include watchnet.com) has a growing reputation for banning and censoring its members. Banning is typically a severe action reserved for when no other remedy is successful. Banning means that a member is forever disallowed to post or use the forum and site ever again. Sometimes banning effects an e-mail address only, but can include banning entire IP addresses altogether. Timezone.com began as a haven for watch enthusiasts, but now is said to be a haven for advertisers. Current and past users complain that their accounts were banned, or their postings censored or edited to better reflect the interests of the Timezone.com advertisers or owners. This is truly a sad state of affairs for what is supposed to be a member driven watch community.
The specific watch available on eBay now comes with all the papers and the box. You'll find that other watches with the same movement go for much more. The average price these days for Valjoux 7751 based watches is at least ,000, but here you will pay less.
As part of an early 1990's art exhibit, Giger used his love of the simplicity of the Swatch watch, and took it to another level. Though never commercially available, these designs are a wonderful depiction of how to incorporate the watch into a great and dark design theme. Notice how the watch in each design is the classic Swatch design. You can see more pictures of the Giger watch designs here.
This new offering does more than just re-enforce the company's ethos: “The Watch. Reconstructed.” the new Concord C1 Tourbillon Gravity effectively makes it a statement of fact. The Tourbillion was first invented in 1801 as a solution to the challenges of gravity. Now in 2008, Concord pays tribute to this horological tradition. An astounding time-measuring instrument, the C1 Tourbillon Gravity features a tourbillon housed outside the dial and outside the case in a revolutionary perpendicular mechanical concept. The position of the tourbillon enables it to serve its initial function: to negate the effects of gravity in a vertical position.
Reaffirming my point above, Tag Heuer makes a statement on their site which says (awkwardly translated from French), "so yes, this is not a phone for geek, but for those who love beautiful things, they will be served, it is a little Swatch compared to a multi-function Tag Heuer, it is not the same thing!" Thank you elitist Tag Heuer marketing department for catering to those people who merely like "beautiful things." As though people buy Ferraris because they merely look nice, and handle like mud. No, I'm sorry, its doesn't work that way. Your uber-phone needs to function very well, and if you alienate the hype you'll get from internet geeks, you are going to severely limit your market to those people who don't use the internet. Basically what I am hearing from Tag Heuer is this, "you picky geeks are always looking for a well functioning product and criticize the engineers. Look, you made Marcel and Antoine cry. Can't you just be ok with a fancy looking phone that is nice to hold? Look at the nice carrying case, hand stitched by French union labor!"
Sometimes you need to do more than merely appreciate or discuss what currently exists, you need to ask for things to be made. There are a variety of watches from makers such as Suunto, Polar, Linde Werdelin, and other that will tell you your body's temperature, and heart rate. With that information they will also attempt to tell you other information such as how many calories you are burning and peak exercise levels. But what if there existed a device that could turn weight loss and fitness into a more exact science.