Pre-Basel 2008 – Blu Open Planet Watch, Welcomes You To Its Waters
Being a fan of Marcello C. watches, it quickly became clear to me that the Nettuno 3 and Tridente watches were very similar. Now owning both watches, I can say that while these watches look similar, and share certain components, they are two different watches, both useful and worth coveting in their own degree. See my full review of the Marcello C. Nettuno 3 here for even more information applicable to both watches.
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On a few instances I have dedicated discussion to the world of luxury diving watches. To some, it seems a contradiction, why imbue a tool meant to be exposed to harsh elements with a luxury facade? To others, it seems like the perfect combination of things they love. I fall into this latter category. The seminal luxury diving watch was the Rolex Submariner. Since them, many have come in to market and have succeeded Rolex at it's own game in many areas.
Do you remember playing with spy toys as a kid? Those plastic things that you wished came in professional quality? Well I remember, and I think most of the real stuff was reserved for the CIA, and alike agencies. And now, when I am (publicly) too old to play with toys, comes Veldini with its Q watches. Three models are due for release, the Q; Outdoor, Spy, and Everyday. Further the watches will come in three materials, sterling Silver, yellow gold, and rose gold. Prices depend on the material used and will range from ,000 to ,000 dollars.
It is debatable whether or not the new Timex watches are "beautiful." They are certainly masculine and functional with a hint of "now what is that?" Inside, we are talking about quality swiss movements and a good deal of attention towards detail. I really need to see one of these watches to determine how they measure up, but from the consumer images I have seen, there is a lot to like in terms of size, and finish. What they do not have yet is a lot of variety. While the colors, materials, and composition might alter, they seem to be using many of the same movements. Further, the designs all seem to focus on partial circles with jump-back dials on the face in asymmetrical layouts.
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