Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Grande Date Watch
In watches, precious few qualify as genuine icons and those that do line up behind the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso. The original sport watch, today the Reverso skates both sides of the line dividing dress watches from casual and is equally at home in both roles. The vast range of contemporary Reversos includes five case sizes for men and women, and every wrist size. The Grande case size has enough presence not to get lost in a sea of today's dinner plate sized watches, yet is discreet enough to fit under a shirt cuff and work with a suit. The Grande Date Reverso is a hand-wound Swiss mechanical watch with Jaeger's in-house double-barrel 8-day rectangular movement. That's right -- wind this watch no more than once per week for up to 8 days of precise timekeeping. This watch has a large date indicator, a power reserve gauge, standard hours/minutes/small seconds, and a sapphire display window on the reverse of the case to show off the exquisite movement. A Reverso of any size will never be unstylish nor ordinary. This Deco-infused design and exacting JLC execution provides a lifetime of ownership pleasure, and telegraphs your taste. Available in steel, gold and pink gold, with leather strap and deployant clasp or polished bracelet.
Wow. This is on ThinkGeek.com?? A classic yet modern watch. Besides the separate and unconventional seconds, hours and minute hands, the middle dial of the watch (which appears black in the photo) actually conceals a regular, c... Wow. This is on ThinkGeek.com?? A classic yet modern watch. Besides the separate and unconventional seconds, hours and minute hands, the middle dial of the watch (which appears black in the photo) actually conceals a regular, clean, hour dot-markers dial. As the second hand rotates, it turns a top, clear plastic piece that's polarized (like your sunglasses). This makes the dial fade from crystal clear, to a darker, darker, twilight shade (hence the name) until it is night-black. Then, 20 seconds (and rotations later) it goes in reverse - from complete darkness to perfect clarity. This goes on and on, dark to light, light to dark. It's jewelry in motion. While how it works might be geeky, it's a modern and surprisingly cool looking watch. The leather band has no visible lugs, so it meets the watch case seamlessly, like a bracelet. The case is made with a sleek, matte aluminum finish. All the marker hands are different shapes. And it's an understated 36 mm in size, letting the watch itself shine without shouting. To truly appreciate the watch in motion, watch the video on their site. $120. UPDATE: Figures this isn't a ThinkGeek exclusive. It's from the Projects Watch Co., by designer Daniel Will-Harris - maker of the also modern and cool 'Reveal' Watch, among others. Check out the included pics for close ups of each phase.
Until I can afford a fully scratch-proof, crush-proof, nuclear-holocaust-proof watch that is ALSO a fancy mechanical piece of horological kit, I have to settle for a little less. The good news is, a little less is still pretty dar... Until I can afford a fully scratch-proof, crush-proof, nuclear-holocaust-proof watch that is ALSO a fancy mechanical piece of horological kit, I have to settle for a little less. The good news is, a little less is still pretty darn good, if not better, when it comes to dive watches. The Freestyle Hammerhead is THE dive/water watch. I use it every time I go in the water. I use it in the pool, scuba diving, boating - you name it. The size is generous and easy to read without looking like a dinner plate. The metal is solid, with a good heft and excellent durability. It's got a top-notch timer bezel (for timing dives or the roast in the oven), super luminescent hands and numeral markers (so you can tell the time in darkest depths), a date window, and, to top it all off, a little dive flag printed on the dial. Oh, and did I mention it's waterproof to 660 feet? Best of all, it's got a backlight! A really good one, that lights up the entire face. It provides this indispensable benefit of a digital watch without the lack of, shall we say, élan. It comes in white and black dial versions. I got mine years ago (still works!) and it has a neoprene strap - super comfy! Sadly, they abandoned this in favor of PVC plastic. But the watch still rocks. A great dive/boating/water sports/beat it up watch at a great price (about $70). For those so inclined, here are the specs: Case material: stainless-steel Case diameter: 42 millimeters Case Thickness: 12 millimeters UniDirectional Bezel Date window Quartz (battery) movement Water resistant to 660 Feet (200 M)
I like the idea of this watch alot, It has a simple hour and minute hand, and running across the face is a message reading "remember you will die". I would think though that after a while it will be depressing to check the time.