September 2009


In the spirit of my budget watches series of articles, I bring you a video review of the budget Swiss Army Ambassador automatic Day-Date. This is a very well made watch for the money, and is crafted very well. The case work is substantially better than many watches in the price range.

One of the users over at Panerai Source forums posted an awesome video of his Pam 104 going scuba diving. This is a sweet video, and I really enjoyed it. Check it out!

I just picked up the Breitling The Book from an Authorized Dealer, and it is a beautifully crafted peice of kit, with some amazing photographs and very nicely made, 336 pages of information and photos of everything that is Breitling starting from the beginning and ending at the present with the creation of the B01 Caliber movement.

I have shot a video of the book with several shots of more pages on the inside, which will give you a better idea if you want to spend the scratch on this beautiful book.

Yet another iPhone app.. this one from Piaget. If you’ve always wanted a Piaget Polo 45 on your iPhone telling you the time, your dreams have come true! The Piaget Polo Forty-Five app from iPhone will display the watch with corresponding time and date.

Just one more watch-related iPhone app of many… and what looks like many more to come.

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Sinn launches a new model, and this one departs a bit from the Sinn mold as once in a while their models do. While not quite as different as the 6100, this one still shares a much less “Tool Watch” style than most Sinns. The Sinn 917 has a Destro, or left-hand, crown and pushers, along with a crown at the 4 o’clock position on the right hand side for rotatiing the inner bezel. The case is Argon-filled, and measures 44mm x 15.5mm. Water resistances is good to 100m.

The movement inside the Sinn 917 is the ubiquitous Valjoux 7750, with an additional Power Reserve complication in addition to the standard Chronograph and Date. Watch is fabricated in Germany as all Sinns are.

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