A 500-Year History Of How To Set The Watch

It hardly needs to be said that watches need to be set to be of any use, and to be of any use, they must be set to a trustworthy time standard. It is something we hardly think about today – someone is dealing with it; the Internet is dealing with it, the atomic clock is coping with it, or the U.S. Naval Observatory is dealing with it. However, these resources were not available for most of watchmaking history. So if you want to set your replica watch precisely, you must use another time standard. One of my earliest horological memories is dialing a phone to get the time – when I was six or seven years old, I didn’t own a watch yet. Still, when calling for the time, I heard a gentle voice say, “On the beep, the time will be ……” followed by the announcement of the time, followed by a short beep, and it was a fascinating feeling.

In the 16th or 17th century, if you were lucky enough to own a watch – portable timepieces were for the wealthy, and even though the watch’s case was made of gold and precious stones, the movement was often more valuable than the case – setting up a look wasn’t as obsessive as it is today. A sundial would suffice if the weather were good, or, after the development of the first pendulum clocks, a clock would also suffice. As far as we know, the pendulum clock was invented by the Dutch mathematician and physicist Christiaan Huygens in 1656 and patented the following year; his design was built by the clockmaker Salomon Coster. After subsequent improvements to the design – including the deadbeat escapement invented by Englishman Richard Towneley in 1657, which was used primarily in the two precision regulators Tompion made for Greenwich Observatory in 1676 – the pendulum clock would become the most accurate timekeeping device until practical quartz clocks began to be produced in the mid-20th century.

For replica watch enthusiasts, it is interesting to contemplate the fact that, from a technical point of view, by the end of the 17th century, pendulum clocks had solved the most fundamental problems in accurate timekeeping (there were constant improvements later, including in the 20th century, but all the basics have long been there). Clocks spent the next two centuries or so essentially trying to catch up.
In general, the procedure seems to be lifting the time sphere about 5 minutes before the hour to alert moored ships of the impending time signal; time is recorded when the sphere starts to descend, not when it reaches the bottom. There are dozens of time spheres in operation worldwide, including (to pick just one) the Deere Time Sphere in Deere, England (Deere was an essential anchorage for fighting ships during the Napoleonic Wars). The Deal time sphere is triggered remotely by telegraphic signals from the Royal Observatory. In some places, the time is signaled by firing guns – these signals go off at different times depending on the location, although noon has been a long-time favorite. In Cape Town, South Africa, guns have been fired from the Battery on Signal Hill every day at noon since 1806, and they still are. Vancouver, British Columbia, also has a famous 9-point gun. This particular cannon is a muzzleloader, a 12-pounder for naval history buffs, which was cast in 1816 and bore the symbol of George III and the 1st Earl of Mulgrave, who was the Director of Ordnance.
For many people, the time displayed on their cell phones is accurate enough, and for a good reason. For the Internet to work, it is necessary for the system clocks in mobile devices and computers to be precisely synchronized throughout the network. Network time protocols are designed to synchronize participating devices within a few milliseconds of UTC, a time standard that in turn is regulated by International Atomic Time, the average of the times kept by more than 400 atomic clocks in laboratories in more than 50 countries around the world.  c33565b951557678b0dfb85605f4345a-600x400 d04cf99836262cfeb87ff33c922f672a-600x400

Philosophically and psychologically speaking, the act of adjusting your watch is an interesting one. You try to make your watch as accurate as possible, but in setting it to a time signal or other time standard, you also acknowledge the limitations of the watch itself. However, fake watches continue to become more and more accurate, which can come as a surprise if you’re worried that the art of watchmaking is stagnating. Some companies – Omega, Rolex, Grand Seiko, Citizen, and others – continue to invest a great deal of time, energy, and effort into making more accurate watches; in fact, Citizen announced earlier this year that this lives the most accurate and precise copy watch ever made in over 500 years of watchmaking history, so clearly time and progress are moving forward, at least as far as watches are concerned.

As watchmaking evolves, obtaining the precise standards of an atomic clock is no longer a necessity but a way to enjoy and observe how precisely one’s watch or watches measure the passage of time – and how close we can come to the centuries-old dream of setting it and forgetting it.

1812nycadmin / August 10, 2022 / Article

Tom Cruise Wears A Wacky TAG Heuer Watches In ‘Jerry Maguire’

In the 1990s, Tom Cruise was a huge movie star, even bigger than he is today. In 1996 alone, he starred in the first Mission Impossible blockbuster and today’s film of choice, Jerry Maguire. It was not a bad year. The film follows the eponymous Maguire, a sports agent whose life gets turned upside down after getting fired from his agency, leaving him with only one client – pro football player Rod Tidwell. In the midst of all that, Maguire falls in love with his only employee, Dorothy Boyd. This is not only a sports movie, but also a romantic comedy, but really it’s one great game of Tag – as in TAG Heuer.  
The closing ceremony of the 2020 Olympics takes place this weekend, but the Olympics aren’t the only sporting event going on right now. Between Major League Baseball’s trade deadline, NBA free agency, and the start of NFL training camp, it’s a full-blown sports frenzy. Where there are elite athletes, there are agents. Sports agents are responsible for negotiating on behalf of athletes in terms of contracts, in addition to acting as their representatives in all areas of the sport and beyond.
Directed by Cameron Crowe, who captured the 1970s in Almost Famous and the 1980s in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, this 1990s classic is a portrait of the decade’s fashion, music, and exact replica watches. There really is no watch brand that captures the 90’s better than TAG Heuer. Or why Brad Pitt wore one in “Moneyball”. In Jerry Maguire, it felt as if the entire cast was wearing them. I think when the prop man approached Crowe, he interrupted her and said, “You remind me of TAG Heuer.”
The two-tone TAG Heuer Professional 200m worn by Gooding is definitely more modest. Zellweger wears what appears to be a stainless steel Professional-type quartz replica watch with a plastic bezel that completes the party. It’s hard to make out her watch in the film, so if anyone has a better eye, please let me know in the comments.
In the film’s first act, as Maguire’s entire career spectacularly unravels in a single day, he raises his left hand to his face, showing off his loud and wild TAG S/el to the empty room. This is a crucial moment because it comes just before his next phone call – to Tidwell – where we get the “Show me the money!” line that became an instant catchphrase and national phenomenon.
The aim at the scene is to illustrate Maguire’s inability to love unconditionally and to move the plot forward, helping his character grow into his “you complete me” self. For our purposes, however, this scene is significant because it contains the only real close-up of the fake watch. That would be Tidwell’s two-tone TAG Heuer Professional watch, which fills the frame just as his wife knocks on the crab shell.

1812nycadmin / October 9, 2021 / Article

Shocking news about Justin Hartley with his watch

However, it’s not another Speedmaster. At this weekend’s MTV Movie and TV Awards, Justin Hartley was known for his work on the hit show. When they announced Anthony Mackie for the award – a logical choice considering his transition from Falcon to the new Captain America – Justin could be spotted wearing the Omega Constellation 41mm watch. 131.63.41.21.03.001. The Time+Tide team agreed that the watch looked great on him. But what we also like is that whether the replica watch is part of his personal collection or the result of him being a friend of the brand, it’s nice to see the broader Omega reference catalog get a little deserved time in the spotlight.   men watch
The Omega Constellation has been getting more attention lately, with Zayn Malik recently wearing the precious metal Omega Constellation in one of his recent music videos. But it’s no secret that the Seamaster and Speedmaster are the most common focal points for watch collectors and enthusiasts alike. The beauty of the Constellation in this setting is that it feels right at home.
OMEGA’s Constellation is firmly in the category we call “robust elegance”. It has a decidedly sporty, yet sassy, integrated design that, to be honest, can only be compared to the vintage Piaget Polo watch – and even then, it’s not really an apples-to-apples comparison in this most modern iteration. Sports replica watches have come to dominate the world, so when we see someone like Justin Hartley spreading the love and going for the less obvious choice, we’re all for it. Especially considering the quality of the Constellation collection’s design.
The OMEGA Constellation 41 mm model. 131.63.41.21.03.001 is housed in an 18-carat Sedna™ gold case. It features a polished blue ceramic bezel with Ceragold™ Roman numerals, a sun-brushed blue dial, and a date window at 6 o’clock – its discs are in matching shades to minimize distractions from the dial. The hands, the OMEGA logo, the constellation stars, and the faceted hour-markers are also in 18-carat Sedna™ gold, contrasting with the rich sunburst pattern on the blue dial.
The fake watch is fitted with a blue leather strap with rubber lining, which echoes the dial and serves as an elegant foil to the sporty Constellation case. Inside is the OMEGA Co-Axial Chronometer Calibre 8901, visible beneath the domed, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, which provides the owner with the same quality movement you find in the more common Seamaster watches.

1812nycadmin / July 7, 2021 / Article

Unlocking the Equity in Luxury Watches without Selling

Easy and effective access to capital when needed to help people solve problems, seize opportunities and achieve their dreams. While traditional financial institutions can meet many of the financial needs of most affluent individuals and families, they often fall short when people need five to seven figures in a short period of time, or when individuals are highly leveraged, or both. For owners of luxury assets (especially replica watches), Borro is a specialized financial services provider that fills these gaps with confidential non-bank loans and lines of credit that can be financed almost immediately. Borro simply pledges one or more of the borrower’s luxury assets as collateral and also provides inventory loans to dealers in the luxury trade.
Luxury assets can yield substantial returns. However, unlocking their equity through a private sale or auction takes a lot of time and effort. Borro makes it easy to realize the true value of your replica watch or collection without waiting and, more importantly, without selling.
Borro’s lending process is highly personalized, beginning with a discussion with a Borro specialist about the amount of funding required and the assets to be used as collateral, either by phone, email, or by private appointment at the company’s New York City or Denver offices. Based on the discussion, a verbal loan offer is made based on the final valuation of the collateral. From there, the assets are securely shipped to Borro for valuation and a final loan agreement is provided for signature. Upon receipt of the executed loan agreement, the proceeds of the loan are remitted to the client’s designated bank account. Once the loan is paid off, the client’s assets are returned.   Luxury Watches

Borro provides exceptional security, care, and handling of luxury assets during the transportation, valuation, and storage process. Assets are insured from the time they are shipped or brought to Borro’s facilities, stored in its vaults until they are returned after the loan is paid. Borro uses advanced protocols to handle and track assets, and its vaults are the most secure available.
Burke concludes, “Even people with significant incomes and high net worths run into situations where traditional funding sources are too slow, too cumbersome, or too onerous to even address a situation or meet an opportunity. There are a lot of lenders out there; for our clients, it’s about time, trust, and flexibility to structure something to meet their individual needs.”

1812nycadmin / April 1, 2021 / Article

Affordable Racing Watches

Race cars and motoring have been a source of inspiration for the Tissot PRS 516 since the 1960s. “PRS” is short for “Particularly Robust Sport”, while the 5 denotes the specific caliber finishing and 16 represents the 16th model. While these numbers no longer apply to the current PRS 516 range, they remain part of the collection’s name as a tribute to the history of Tissot’s racing watches.  Racing Watches
From previous replica watch designs which are featured holes in the straps to today’s bold and sporty iterations, the PRS 516’s connection to racing is always front and center. As one of the more affordable Swiss watch brands on the market, Tissot’s expensive automatic PRS 516 chronograph lineup offers some amazing entry-level options in a variety of styles and materials.
Whether or not the stopwatch function is activated, the chronograph — especially the various horse racing watches — is one of the most popular timepieces today. The attractive combination of sports design and connection to the adrenaline-fuelled world of motor racing is one that will continue to drive demand for racing chronographs for the foreseeable future.
Different from the car-centric racing replica watches we’ve outlined so far, Tudor took a slightly different turn by cooperating with motorcycle-manufacturer Ducati. To kick off the partnership, the pair presented a unique edition Tudor Fastrider automatic chronograph dressed in Ducati’s red and black colorway.
This led to a good foundation for other Tudor Fastrider models to join the series a few years later, complete with quick-cut ceramic bezels and other different dial colors. Decades ago, Tudor further introduced the Fastrider Black Shield variant, featuring a 42mm all-black ceramic case and matching black dial, the key point is that the price is rather affordable.

1812nycadmin / December 2, 2020 / Article

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Interesting watches during COVID-19

Users with perpetual calendars will finally get a chance to see their watches today, as their dates advance to February 29. So much has happened in the past month with the spread of covid-19. However, we are seeing major events and exhibitions around the world being postponed or canceled. This month, we got up close with several interesting replica watches, what are they? Please see the details below.
From around the web, we turn our focus to an unfinished George Daniels watch. This epic watch, if completed, would have featured a 60-second tourbillon, remontoir egalite, and a co-axial escapement. We also looked into the history of the helium escape valve. Although it’s closely connected with Rolex, some believe it was actually co-developed with Doxa. Finally, we discuss Patek’s Nautilus. Is the watch all hype or is it as perfect as it’s made out to be?
Some watches are slow burners. These are watches that are overlooked when they are released and are only appreciated later — often when it’s too late. An example is the Rolex Explorer II Ref. 16570. It really lives up to its name, coming in a 40mm Oyster case and featuring a GMT complication with a fixed 24-hour bezel. Amazingly, the watch was in production for over two decades, beginning in 1989 and ending sometime in 2011. However, it wasn’t until the last three years or so, when people finally began to appreciate its low-key elegance and beauty, and the watches began to catch on. Here’s a closer look at the watch. image001 image004
G-Shocks should be tough and inexpensive. Some might think of them as vaguely disposable watches, which is why the G-Shock G-D5000-9JR is unlike any other G-Shock watch. It’s made entirely out of 18k yellow gold and, as a result, costs a cool $60,000. It goes against the key tenets of what makes a G-Shock. But it is also because of those qualities that it’s such a nice watch — one that will certainly live on in the annals of G-Shock history. Recently, we got the opportunity to unbox one. Here’s how it went.
Seiko shook up the entry-level mechanical watch scene by making two big announcements last year: One was the discontinuation of the famous SKX series, and the other was the introduction of an entirely new collection of Seiko 5 sports replica watches. This is big news since the Seiko 5 is the starting point of a lot of people’s watch journeys. Besides that, Seiko has no fewer than 27 new models in different dial and bezel colors, case finishes, and straps.

1812nycadmin / July 21, 2020 / Article

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2020 Black Tudor Popular Worldwide

We know that in watch collections, antique fake Rolex watches are in a period of good auction prices and soaring secondary market values. As a result, while people like the look of an old-fashioned tool watch, the current price is limited for many people. Fortunately, Tudor, Rolex’s sister company, has jumped on the bandband10 with a very retro dive watch that meets modern standards. Let’s look at the details here.
The new Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight includes a stainless steel case that is not only smaller in size at 39mm in diameter but also slimmer at just 11.9mm thick. These new pared-down proportions fit perfectly into the retro style, as vintage watches are typically much smaller than today’s modern counterparts. Whether for men who favor more restrained sizes or for ladies who are in the market for great cheap replica watches, this new size is right on so many levels.  rado-078085_02
Another big draw of the new Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight dive watch is the new manufacturing movement it runs on. The Tudor Caliber MT5402 is a brand new in-house automatic movement built for mid-sized Tudor timepieces. It joins Tudor’s other in-house calibers—the first of which was unveiled in 2015 for the Pelagos.
Stressing on the vintage vibe of the Black Bay Fifty-Eight is the black domed dial fitted with gold surrounds on the luminescent hour markers, gold center hands, gold outer minute track, and gold text. Besides, there’s also the gold detailing on the black unidirectional rotating dive bezel like the typical Submariner. Features of Black Bay watches, the new Tudor Fifty-Eight also includes the snowflake style hands from the late 1960s and an oversized winding crown. Protecting the face of the watch is a domed sapphire crystal.
Tudor now provides the new Black Bay Fifty-Eight with three different strap choices. There’s the riveted satin-finished steel bracelet, the brown leather strap decorated with a folding clasp, and a black fabric strap with a gold stripe running through the center.
Surely, Tudor released a huge number of replica watches and the Black Bay Fifty-Eight is no exception. Perfect for those who appreciate a watch that has a vintage look, a smaller size, and a more accessible price point, the Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight will have many fans clamoring to get one on the wrist.

1812nycadmin / May 2, 2020 / Article

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How Important of In-house Movements Replicas Watch

If you’re looking to buy a new replica watch, you should ask, “Does it have an internal movement?” To put it bluntly: the mere presence of an internal movement is not necessarily the same as a better imitation watch.
Let’s start with what the term actually means. Like other words that have been hijacked by the luxury marketing community and rendered meaningless through misuse and overuse, “in-house” has been reduced to little more than jargon – and has bamboozled watch buyers in the process.
In fact, all parts of the internal movement must be made under the roof of the brand, whose name is on the dial. Employees at the same company also design and develop the movement from scratch, then assemble, decorate and complete it. By this definition, true internal motion is completely rare.
To make a real in-house movement needs mastery of a tremendous range of complex and exacting tasks, both technical and creative – and until a decade or so ago, only a few watch-making houses possessed the necessary mixture of skills, time, and money to do it. However, it is because they didn’t need to.
Two things changed the industry beyond recognition. The first was the revival of mechanical watchmaking after the ‘quartz crisis’. Mechanical fake watches were not seen anymore as the everyday necessity that they had been – but as a luxury. Making at least some of their own movements in-house enabled the top-tier brands to develop distinctive and wholly-owned calibers, with horological substance and rarity that justified their high prices.
The second was Swatch Group’s determination to drastically cut the supply of ebauches to its competitors. Brands that had taken full use of this ready source of well-proven and cheap movements faced a major crisis. Those with the financial means began to develop their own vertically integrated supply chains; they saw in-house movements as the ways of survival.
That tremendous capital investment has to be recouped. So obviously, an in-house movement will be more expensive than a mass-produced third-party one. And naturally, it will be marketed as being more prestigious.
The truth is that it hardly matters where a movement comes from, but how it is described before it is put into a watch and ready for sale: how much it has been modified or improved. Perhaps the best way to illustrate the folly of this debate is to the replica Breitling and Tudor movements.
The main problem is transparency — or lack thereof. All this ambiguity about internal activity erodes trust. Note, however, that some of the most genuine “in-house” brands don’t even bother to use the term: cheap Rolex and Seiko-reproductions, we’re looking at you.

1812nycadmin / November 27, 2019 / Article

Best Selling Vintage Rolex GMT-master Watch Replica

It seems that more and more people love vintage Rolex watches nowadays. And I have written several articles on the vintage replica Rolex watches, which are all selling very well, such as Daytona Paul Newman, Double Red Sea-Dweller, and so on. They are all best sellers and there are inquires about Daytona Paul Newman each day. Today, I will talk about another vintage Rolex, which is a GMT-Master Rolex 1675. In fact, I already gave a review about a vintage Rolex GMT Master Blue/Red Bezel here before, and it raised a hot discussion on my blog that time, now I am going to write a post about another vintage GMT Master 1675, which has a black bezel. This fake watch was just released by the BP factory not too long time ago. rolex rolex-078985_04
There are two factories producing vintage Rolex in our market, JK makes the best Rolex Daytona Paul Newman, while BP has the most sophisticated collection of vintage Rolex watches. Now the case of the replica is made of 316L stainless steel, it is measured to be 40mm in diameter and 15mm thick. The case shape and profile have no difference with modern GMT Master but have you found Rolex Crown Logo on the crown, it is fat and there is a horizontal line below the Crown Logo, but the modern GMT Master features three dots. The bezel is metal black with white GMT markers, and it has a shallow tooth design that is non-slip.
The black dial gathers all vintage features, and the GMT hand has a red stem with an arrow-shaped tip. On the dial at 6 o’clock, the white printings are “SWISS – T < 25″. All hour markers do not have a silver round edge, together with hands, they will emit strong green light in the dark. A date window has a black date font on white background, which has good readability under the black main dial.
The key point is that the fake watch works extremely accurate and stably because it uses a genuine Swiss ETA 2836-2 automatic movement, please don’t forget that it is a genuine ETA, not an Asian cloned one. As I mentioned in another post, in our market, only BP factory provides genuine Swiss ETA movement for Rolex replicas.

1812nycadmin / August 25, 2018 / Article

Luxury Replica Vacheron Constantin Overseas Reverse-Panda Chronograph

The newest Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph remains the occasional center of debate since its first unveiling two years ago. A reconfiguring of its sub-dials, alteration of its bezel and case design, and most notably the switch from a big-date display at 12 to a standard date between four and five o’clock were all contentious issues amongst the collecting community, though overall the updated model has been generally well-received. Most recently, the replica Vacheron Constantin unveiled a pair of black dialed variants including this reverse-panda dialed chronograph. Capitalizing on an ever-growing trend in the replica watch industry of late, the new dial is the first chronograph in the collection to ever feature contrasting sub-dials—a real departure from anything previously offered. It’s safe to say I’ve been a fan of the majority of the new Overseas line since day one, so taking the new reverse-panda out for a spin was something I just couldn’t turn down.
One of the vast changes that came with the newest version of the Overseas is its new in-house manufactured column-wheel chronograph movement. Good for a 52-hour power reserve, the new caliber uses a vertical clutch coupling and column wheel mechanism and is elaborately finished with Geneva striping throughout. Different from its predecessor, the caliber of the new Overseas Chronograph is visible via a sapphire display case back. It is said the caliber took Vacheron five years to develop, though they haven’t exactly reinvented the wheel here. The three-register configuration displays chronograph hours and minutes via sub-dials located at six and three o’clock, as well as running seconds located at 9.
Though there are a few changes to the new model, Vacheron thankfully didn’t reinvent the wheel with the overseas redesign. The gear-like notches in its bezel have been broadened to a six notch pattern instead of eight, and a fair bit of effort went into softening its case edges, giving it a more refined aesthetic.
On the topic of the bracelet and strap setup, this is also a major change for the new overseas line across the board. The ability to rapidly change straps on a watch has been something more and more brands have been getting on board with recently, and though the straps of the new Overseas look much akin to those of the previous version, the brand has conceived a very easy-to-use strap changing system that is fitted to every new overseas model currently available.
Having worn the fake watch for almost a week or so, I can safely say the Overseas is an easy one to bond with. Splitting my time between its integrated bracelet and rubber strap, the strap option remains the most comfortable in my books, mainly because it helps reduce the overall heft of the watch both physically and visually. In the case of the smaller 3-hand or dual time models, the Overseas could even tuck under a shirt cuff, however, the case thickness of the chronograph makes it just a touch too chunky for formal attire.

1812nycadmin / July 18, 2018 / Article