October 18, 2009

Breitling Avenger Seawolf Review

Breitling Avenger Seawolf Watch Watch Review

  The Breitling Avenger Seawolf mens watch is a serious hunk of steel. The Seawolf is built off of the Avenger platform and comes in with a staggering water resistance of 3000M/10,000ft! If you need to go that deep, this watch will get your there. Visually the Avenger Seawolf seems to do everything right. Fitted with the Professional II bracelet, big dial, large Arabic numerals, red accent on seconds hand, HEV, and a date window a 3 o’clock. The most difficult decision about this watch is deciding on a dial color, black, blue, yellow, or gray. 
  It is powered by Breitling’s Cal 17, built off an ETA 2824-2. C.O.S.C. certified movement with a 42 hour power reserve. All of this is housed in 44mm case with double AR coated sapphire crystal.

Pros - Great design, built like a tank, fantastic bracelet

Consideration - The watch has a large presence on the wrist

Case: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 44mm
Lug Width: 22mm 
Bezel: Unidirectional
Crystal: Sapphire
Dial: 4 choices
Bracelet: Stainless Steel 
Movement: Auto
Water Resistance:3000m

October 11, 2009

Tissot T-Touch Expert Review

Tissot T-Touch Expert Watch Review
  The Tissot T-Touch Expert mens watch is quite possibly one of the best “tool watches” made. This watch is pure function and manages to be aesthetically pleasing at the same time. Let’s start with the manly features of T-Touch Expert. The expert has a Barometer, Altimeter, Compass, Chronograph, Alarm, and Thermometer. As the name suggest simply touch the crystal at the 12, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 o’clock positions to operate any of these functions. My favorite feature of the T-Touch is the compass, when engaged the minute hand swings freely functioning as the directional hand. Rounding out this tactile watch there is a Perpetual Calendar, Luminous hands, LCD backlight, and 2nd time zone. It is powered by a quartz battery, these features could never happen with a mechanical watch. The model pictured is the 43mm stainless steel version, with bidirectional rotating bezel and scratch resistant sapphire crystal. 
  Watches And Reviews is heavily geared around mechanical watches. Sometimes there is a watch that is not mechanical and is still a head turner. This is one such watch! So many functions packed into this watch, yet it does not come across busy. Well thought out and easy to read. Most of all the T-Touch Expert does what it is meant to do, function.

Pros - Functional, legible, more options than you will probably ever user 

Consideration - Would prefer a 22mm lug width to aesthetically support the case

Case: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 43mm
Lug Width: 20mm 
Bezel: Bidirectional
Crystal: Sapphire
Dial: Black Kevlar
Bracelet: Stainless Steel 
Movement: Quartz
Water Resistance:100m