Taking A Look At Favre Leuba Watches (2022)

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Date: May 29, 2020

By: Tim Vaux

What do watches from one of the oldest names in watch making look like now?

The watch world is obsessed with stats, titles and poignant statements with meaning. So how about we take a look one of the oldest name in horology? Favre Leuba has quite a claim to fame here, but surprisingly the brand is relatively under the radar when compared to other equally old brands such as Blancpain.

Fortunately, Favre Leuba’s designs are far from under the radar, they’re bold, unique and peak curiosity, something that isn't new for the brand. With over 283 years of history, it probably comes as no surprise to hear they have a fascinating one. With links to brands such as JLC, Bovet, Vacheron Constantin & Audemars Piguet it’s fair to say Favre Leuba offer huge importance to watchmaking.

Who is Favre Leuba?

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A vintage Favre Leuba Harpoon - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

Created by original founder Abraham Favre (1702–1790) and with a later addition to the brand in the form of Auguste Leuba, initially, they started making pocket watches. Due to the age of the brand, this was naturally common practice. The brand saw many successful years during these pocket watch dominated times which guided them successfully until 1925 when watches moved to the wrist and they began making monopusher chronographs. Over the next 40 years, the brand celebrated many milestones including the acquisition of Bovet as well as the successful development of their own in house calibre, the FL101 which led to further in house movements.

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The 1960s turned out to be a fascinating and pivotal time for the brand. To kick the decade off the brand released a diving watch in the form of the Water Deep. This was a popular, sensible addition to the brand’s offerings, however with the rapid demand for watches with increased water resistance, the Water Deep was replaced by the Deep Blue just 4 years later (remember that name).

In 1965, Favre Leuba acquired Jaeger LeCoultre and in 1969 they became sister companies. The outcome of this pairing came in the form of double-signed dials as well as some interesting releases from Favre Leuba that have always been referred to as JLC icons (including the Reverso).

There are also examples like the above Zenith & Favre Leuba double-signed dial.

Another interesting model joined the Favre Leuba family in 1968 in the form of the Bathy. This characterful watch not only looked incredible, but it also was the first watch to display to the wearer dive time as well as dive depth.

The 1970s saw new models such as the Sea Raider, Memo Raider, Sea Sky and the Sea Sky GMT introduced to the range. However challenging times were ahead for the brand as during the 80s, the dominance of battery-powered watches resulted in the brand having to be sold. This was extremely common during these times, many mechanically focused brands simply had to give in to the clearly more modern, reliable and affordable option of quartz.

Modern-day Favre Leuba

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The Favre Leuba Raider Harpoon - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

(Video) c1967 Favre-Leuba Sea Chief men's vintage watch with blue dial

2011 saw the revival of this historical name thanks to a new dedicated team who were driven by ensuring the ethos and mentality of the original family owners didn’t remain in the history books. 12 months later the brand released a new range of watches fuelled by the principles of the brand's ancestors while making the most of modern technology.

Which neatly brings us to today and these three models we’re exploring in more detail...

Favre Leuba Deep Blue 41mm

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The Favre Leuba Deep Blue - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

To kick things off we start with an early name the brand used in their detailed history. The barrel-shaped case has been created to efficiently bring those design choices from the 60s and 70s through into a modern-day piece. The short, stumpy squared off-hour markers are also suitably 70s. In fact, so are the hands with their tapered design and the square tip of the minute hand being one of three additions of colour seen on the watch. The other pop of colour is on the bezel with 12 to 20 being highlighted in yellow on this particular model. The bezel itself has a unique design to it as well with two almost square bracket-like sections between each 5-minute mark to enhance the visibility of each passing minute. The final pop of colour is in the centre of the dial framing this short seconds hand design.

The watch has a real quirky appeal to it. The diving watch is such a popular category of timepiece that commonly can look all too similar. But the Deep Blue is curiously distinctive. This particular model is actually PVD Gunmetal coated which really drives home the ability to stand out.


Case width: 41mm
Thickness: 13.8mm
Lug width: 22mm
Movement: ETA 2824-2
Case Material: Stainless steel with PVD Gunmetal finish
Water resistance: 300m
Bezel: Unidirectional rotating bezel made of anodized aluminium
Bracelet: Leather strap
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, date, unidirectional diver bezel

Price: Starts from £2,400

To find out more about this unique take on a diving watch click here.

(Video) Introducing Favre-Leuba Watches

Favre Leuba Raider Harpoon

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The Favre Leuba Raider Harpoon - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

Imagine if Favre Leuba took all of the unique aspects, quirks and unexplainable appeal of the Deep Blue and simply turned it up a notch. Well, imagine no longer as this is where the Raider Harpoon steps in. On the surface, it’s a similar watch to the Deep Blue. The minute hand is the same, good use of colour throughout the watch appears and their signature case design is present. Upon further inspection however, the hour hand has been replaced by an hour disk that sits and rotates around the edge of the dial. This can look pretty confusing at first so here’s how it works.

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The Favre Leuba Raider Harpoon - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

As you pull the crown out and turn the minute hand, the hour disk will also turn with the minute hand working its way through the section for the hour it is currently in. Once you have rotated around to the 12 o'clock position the hand will have moved into the next hour section of the disk. This principle is similar to a jump hour watch however in this set up rather than the hour jumping, it comes along for the journey around the dial.

The result is a watch that can make telling the time simple and understandable with an emphasis on minutes first. That focus on the minutes naturally suits the watch being a diver with 300m of water resistance, a large size for legibility and it’s bold appearance.


Case width: 42mm
Thickness: 14.92mm
Lug width: 22mm
Movement: Automatic FL301 movement based on the Sellita SW200 ­caliber, patented mechanism for hour display
Case Material: Stainless steel
Water resistance: 300m
Bezel: Unidirectional rotating bezel made of anodized aluminium
Bracelet: Rubber strap
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, helium escapement, unidirectional diver bezel

Price: Starts from £3,350

Click here to find out more!

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Favre Leuba Sea Sky

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The Favre Leuba Sea Sky - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

Last but not least, we have the Sea Sky. This large chronograph effectively encapsulates the modern-day Favre Leuba perfectly. Design touches from the two earlier models are apparent here including that unique minute hand, purposeful hour markers appealing case design and fantastic use of colour. This is the orange model which sees the dial and the bezel get the orange treatment. What’s brilliant about the Sea Sky is how balanced that use of colour is though. Just when you may start to think the colour begins to feel controlling and biased, the black subdials or the subtlety of the orange on the bezel jumps out.

At 44mm this is certainly a watch for someone who enjoys a watch with some real presence on the wrist, but the quality and reasoning for the increased size is abundantly clear.


Case width: 44mm
Thickness: 16.99mm
Lug width: 22mm
Movement: Automatic ETA Valjoux 7753 movement
Case Material: Stainless steel
Water resistance: 200m
Bezel: Unidirectional rotating bezel made of anodized aluminium
Bracelet: Stainless steel
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph with 30-minute and 12-hour counters, date display

Price: Starts from £3,350

To explore more, click here.

Favre Leuba and WatchGecko

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The Favre Leuba Collection - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

We’re incredibly pleased and excited to announce that WatchGecko now officially stock Favre Leuba on the site! This new addition builds on the recent update to the site that also saw Delma Watches become available.

(Video) c1967 Favre Leuba men's vintage dress watch with blue dial

Be sure to click here to see all Favre Leuba watches now available on the WatchGecko website.

Much like Delma Watches we recently took a look at, Favre Leuba has effectively translated their ethos and approach to horology throughout their models. The brand has a fantastic history with some beautiful vintage watches that can be found on the second-hand market for obtainable price tags. Their modern watches explore and act as amazing examples in the strength of unique design. They are watches that are designed to be used, worn and enjoyed. And it’s pretty hard to argue with that...


Is Favre Leuba a good watch? ›

Much like Delma Watches we recently took a look at, Favre Leuba has effectively translated their ethos and approach to horology throughout their models. The brand has a fantastic history with some beautiful vintage watches that can be found on the second-hand market for obtainable price tags.

Is Favre Leuba a luxury brand? ›

Favre-Leuba is a Swiss manufacturer of luxury wristwatches headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, and formerly a pioneer in watch design, manufacturing and distribution.
IndustryWatch manufacturing
ProductsLuxury Watches
ParentTitan Company Limited
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What is the oldest watch brand? ›

So Gallet & Co. (1466) is listed as the oldest watch brand in the world as they claim their origin starts in that year. Although the registered year of founding is 1826. The factory that was the origin of the Russian brand Raketa was founded in 1721, although they started to produce watches in 1949.

How do you pronounce Leuba? ›

How to Pronounce Favre Leuba? (CORRECTLY) - YouTube

Is Favre-Leuba owned by Titan? ›

Favre Leuba AG (FLAG) is a 100% subsidiary of Titan Company Limited. The company is headquartered in Solothurn, Switzerland and owns the Favre Leuba brands, one of the oldest Swiss watch brands.

Which is the world's second oldest watch brand that was acquired by Titan? ›

Favre-Leuba has a rich history as it's the second oldest watch brand in the world, founded in 1737, after Vacheron Constantin, which was launched in 1735.

Which of the following is the world's second oldest watch brand that was acquired by? ›

Favre-Leuba, one of the world's oldest watch brands, is back with billionaire backers. Favre-Leuba is the world's second-oldest watch brand in production today.

What is the most luxurious watch brand? ›

What are the top 10 luxury watch brands?
  • Audemars Piguet.
  • Vacheron Constantin.
  • Rolex.
  • Jaeger-LeCoultre.
  • Patek Philippe.
  • Blancpain.
  • Chopard.
  • Omega.

What is the most expensive wrist watch? ›

As of December 2021, the most expensive watch (and wristwatch) ever sold at auction is the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 6300A-010, fetching US$31.19 million (31,000,000 CHF) in Geneva on 9 November 2019.

Is Titan watch a Tata product? ›

Titan Company is one of India's prominent lifestyle companies. It is a leading player in the Jewellery, Watches and Eyewear categories with several successful brands. It is the fifth largest integrated own brand watch manufacturer in the world.
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NoTitan Company LimitedFeed
2NSE Price2325.0 ( 1.59%)
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Are Titan watches made in China? ›

Titan Industries, the watches, jewellery and eyewear major from the Tata Group, is looking at reducing dependence on import of watches and watch parts from China as costs are rising. The watchmaker will instead increase manufacturing capabilities in India to save costs, managing director, Bhaskar Bhat told DNA.

Is Titan an Indian brand? ›

Titan Company Limited is an Indian luxury products company that mainly manufactures fashion accessories such as jewellery, watches and eyewear.

Who is the owner of Titan? ›

Titan Company

What is the oldest luxury watch brand? ›

The oldest uninterrupted luxury watch brand is Vacheron Constantin. Founded in 1755 by independent watchmaker, Jean-Marc Vacheron, Vacheron Constantin has remained a leader in the luxury watch industry. .

Who is the oldest Swiss watchmaker? ›

Vacheron Constantin

What is the oldest Swiss watch brand in production today? ›

Jehan-Jacques Blancpain founded the Swiss watch manufacturer Blancpain in 1735, making it the oldest in the world.

Which company made the first wristwatch? ›

The first wristwatch was made for Countess Koscowicz of Hungary by the Swiss watch manufacturer Patek Philippe in 1868, according to Guinness World Records.

What is the first watch maker? ›

A clockmaker from Nuremberg named Peter Henlein is typically credited with inventing the very first watch. He created one of these “clock watches” in the 15th century. It's important to note, though, that many other clockmakers were creating similar devices around this same time.

Is Longines the oldest watch brand? ›

Today, Longines is the oldest trademark or logo still in use in its original form registered with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Who made the first watch in the world? ›

Peter Henlein (also spelled Henle or Hele) (1485 - August 1542), a locksmith and clockmaker of Nuremberg, Germany, is often considered the inventor of the watch.

So Omega , please bring back your beautiful historic reference ST 366.0847 — the day-date Seamaster with an integrated bracelet.. The brand introduced the Gérald Genta-designed Royal Oak, a steel sports watch with an integrated bracelet.. Granted, this was a quartz watch, but it was still a luxury integrated-bracelet design.. The 1978 Tissot model that is referred to as the source for the PRX re-edition is extremely similar to our 1975 Omega ref.. For starters, I would keep the general case shape and bracelet design, then add some nice beveling and contrasting finishes to showcase Omega’s prowess.. Where Tissot fitted the PRX with a broader handset, I would keep the slender hands of the original Seamaster ref.. There are plenty of beautiful colors in Omega’s catalog for this watch.. If Omega were to release the above in the price bracket of similarly specced Seamaster Aqua Terra and Constellation watches — around €6.5K — I would certainly be a customer.

And if we combine the supposed trend with my recent love for smaller pieces, it seems like a great opportunity to come up with a list of 10 of the best smaller watches available today.. Without a doubt, one of the most commonly heard sentiments among watch fans is that the brand should have made the watch in “this” size.. The watch comes in 38mm and 42mm sizes, and the smaller version captures this watch’s charm perfectly.. Fratello’s Thomas van Straaten owns the silver-dial version and explained perfectly what makes it such a great watch.. The watch comes with a 39mm stainless steel case that is (a much-debated) 14.6mm thick and 47mm from lug to lug.. The brand’s Ultra-Chron Diver made it onto our list of the best recently released dive watches , and the Spirit Zulu Time GMT is another recent standout release.. The watch features a 33.7mm × 25.5mm stainless steel case that is only 6.6mm thick thanks to the quartz movement that powers it.. The watch was met with a lot of praise during Watches And Wonders, and I completely understand why.

One look at the story and I was sucked into a time-loop back to 1984, looking through the window of a local watch dealer at the Casio F-91W.. My wife’s outburst was, “But it’s a kid’s watch!” This triggered a long monologue on Casio as the great leveler of class and the F-91W being the world’s most popular digital watch (yes, she walked away halfway through…).. I wore it every working day for a week as a psychological experiment, making me revisit my reasons for watch collecting.. Every evening, I’d go to my watch cabinet, check what watch I’d missed the most, and wear it for a couple of hours.. Don’t get me wrong, I still desired most of my watches, but I could see the value in distilling the collection down to fewer quality pieces.. I whittled the collection down, selling three watches, including a lovely Serica (miss you), a beautiful albeit large-wearing Longines, and my very first Grand Seiko.

I was a lucky boy because my father even took me to the Senckenberg Museum of Natural History in Frankfurt.. I learned that Montblanc , after Richemont bought Minerva and made it part of the brand, was offering high-end chronographs with hand-finished movements at surprisingly fair prices.. But that was a fraction of the price other brands asked for similar watches.. Even if Montblanc had offered the same watch with a gold case for the same price, I would have preferred bronze.. The story behind this watch is quite similar to that of my childhood pipe dream of the trilobite.. Or does a grail (watch) mean something entirely different to you?

Secondly, paying over the list price for a new Rolex just seems like a weird thing to do.. If you asked me what one Rolex watch I would choose to own, the Sea-Dweller ref.. I had experienced wearing several Rolex watches before getting the chance to wear the Sea-Dweller.. As Thomas explained in his recent article about Rolex prices , the prices for most five-digit models have come down but only slightly.. A lot of people thought we would get an update this year at Watches And Wonders, but the people at Rolex decided differently.. The attraction of the Rolex Milgauss for many is its quirkiness, but it’s just quirky by Rolex’s standards.. As I explained in the Buying Guide article about the best Rolex models of the 2000s , I still vividly remember seeing the Milgauss for the first time in the local Rolex AD display.. It reminds me of a great time in my life, and that’s why it is second on this list of my top three Rolex picks.. The last watch on this list is a Rolex Datejust.. It was the first Rolex watch I ever put on my wrist, and from the moment I did, I knew I would have to get one someday.. Prices have come down for this Datejust only marginally, so I don’t expect to see big price drops anytime soon.. With prices today, what are your top three Rolex models that you could still justify?

However, Fortis’s “Tool Watches.. The new Fortis Stratoliner is no exception to that.. While the Stratoliner name may not be wholly new, the Stratoliner case certainly is.. Fans of the brand may recall that Fortis initially launched the Stratoliner collection sometime in the ’80s.. In turn, Fortis has released a slew of excellent watches — look at the Marinemaster , for example.. The leather straps are nice, but the Stratoliner sings on the recycled-steel Block Bracelet.. The dial is my favorite part of the watch.. It wasn’t until I saw the watch in hand that I realized it was the lack of hour markers.. The dial is very flat without any real depth, but for a tool watch, that’s fine.. On the wrist, the Fortis Stratoliner is a pleasure.. If this watch knocks into a door handle or a brick wall, it’s not the watch I’m worried about.. The Fortis Stratoliner is available now, and you can get one or find out more information on the official Fortis website .

That said, Chanel is independent.. And that is the movement that we now find in the 38mm J12 watches.. The most sought-after item in the capsule collection is this box in black-lacquered wood containing six exceptional J12 watches.. The black shiny logo motifs play against a matte black backdrop across the enamel dial and ceramic bezel in different compositions.. The 38mm case has a new matte black finish and a highly scratch-resistant ceramic construction with a black-coated steel bezel.. The two J12 limited editions showcased in the WANTED collection are crafted in black and white glossy ceramic.. The retail price for this watch sits at €8,100 .. Taking the iconic Première bracelet timepiece a step further, this limited edition features six Chanel-letter charms in black lacquer dangling as pendants from its steel and leather chain.. The watch itself has a high-precision quartz movement housed in a steel case with a solid case back and a black-lacquered dial.. The watch has a steel casing with a solid case back and a quartz movement ticking inside.. This rhodium-plated motif on a black-lacquered dial recalls a frame of the Tetris game.

From there, my colleagues and I would drive to Zürich where we would spend another two days before heading home to Germany.. Back in the day, Le Locle was also the home of one of my favorite brands, Angelus .. Instead, we parked the car and casually walked into the shop, where we were immediately greeted with the MoonSwatch display suitcase that many of you know already.. But we know how things are with the MoonSwatch these days.. That shop did not have MoonSwatches and will not have them, or so we were told.. Feeling confident about our luck in Biel, we casually walked into the Swatch boutique at the Bahnhofstrasse and asked if any MoonSwatches were available.. Sadly, I had no time to enjoy the view of the buzzing morning in Zürich in the queue as the Swatch lady from the day before appeared and started to give us a PSA.. She told the crowd they might have a new batch coming in that day, but it had not arrived yet, so we should not queue up.. When we made our way into the shop, we sadly realized it was not our lucky day.

The watch was a vintage Nivada Datomaster, a small hand-wound chronograph with a light gray dial, white sub-dials, and pump pushers.. Vintage Nivada Datomaster in a smaller 36mm case. See, the new Nivada Datomaster Mechanical will come in three dial colors.. The original Datomaster was a 36mm timepiece, but the new Datomaster Mechanical comes in a 39mm steel case.. See, it is white, like the Datomaster Mecaquartz, but this time, in a more significant case with the date window at 12 and “Datomaster” text at 6 o’clock (which is the case in all three executions, mind you).. The third dial color of the new Datomaster Mechanical with a date window at 12 o’clock. Nevertheless, Nivada still wanted to offer a timepiece for the fans in the original case size — enter the 36mm Datomaster Mecaquartz.

The new Scafograf 200 is black, the Ocean Star Titanium is light, and the Ahoi neomatik Atlantic is a long-distance swimmer. Rest assured Fabio, LeFred, and @babywildanimal — the three winners of the #FratelloSummerSplash competition who will very soon receive the colorful and fun watch that’s on my wrist — I treated your Casio G-Shock DW-5610DN-9ER with extra love and care.. Let’s talk about watches that don’t mind a summer splash in the sea, the lake, or the inflatable pool on your apartment’s balcony.. Instead, I’m talking about small, traditional watch brands with quite the reputation that are struggling to keep their heads above water.. Back in the 1950s and ’60s, Eberhard & Co launched quite a few relevant dive watches.. One of them was the Scafograf 200, a helium-valve-equipped watch that was water-resistant to 200 meters.. The newest iteration of the Scafograf is based on a dive watch from 1959 and will be made in a run of 135 pieces.. Those who still find the watch a bit too plain — I’m referring to the steel case and bracelet — might get excited when I tell you that there now is a titanium version available.. The Ocean Star Titanium (M042.430.44.051.00) is a dive watch that’s water-resistant to 200 meters.. Additionally, as you’d expect from a modern dive watch, the screw-down crown has protective shoulders to keep it safe from hazards.. Even after more than twelve hours in the water, the watch still felt great to wear.. I’m amazed that something so beautiful and graceful can withstand such a battering without it leaving a trace.” Heß had only the watch as company as he swam downstream: “It’s a lonely sport because you don’t hear or see anything.” Shipping traffic, cold, heat, enormous calorie consumption, faulty escort boats, and strong currents were some of the other obstacles that Heß faced.. In any case, have a great watch week!

Admittedly, Oris offers the Aquis as a divers’ watch, and within the collection, some models do fit that role… If any mechanical divers’ watch would, that is.. But the two-tone Oris Aquis Date Caliber 400 that I took out for diving undoubtedly aims to be more beautiful than functional.. Well, despite that, I went in all the way and gratefully accepted the blue two-tone Aquis Date Calibre 400 with the almost fluorescent blue rubber strap.. Neither had we, so we figured that the next thing to do (before putting on a diving suit) was to take the watch and ourselves to the sea for some snorkeling.. I also found that the Aquis Date Calibre 400 wears comfortably, is easy to read, and looks the part both in and out of the water.. When using a divers’ watch for diving, it should be possible to rely on it.. While I normally take pictures for my articles myself, I had quite a bit of help this time.. Time, date, divers' bezel

Nothing beats a watch with a good story.. But with so many historical watch stories out there, it can be hard to develop a relatable narrative for an actual new watch.. The Bremont Apex Waterman was developed for the brand’s new ambassador, Laird Hamilton.. Peralta also created the 2004 documentary Riding Giants about the story of big wave sdocumentss a compelling story that documenting the search for bigger and more dangerous waves.. While Riding Giants was definitely not my first exposure to big wave surfing or Laird Hamilton, it does give a great overview of the developments in the sport.. I could definitely talk for hours when it comes to Laird Hamilton, but we have a watch to cover as well.. As you will understand, I was intrigued to find out more about the new Apex Waterman Limited Edition when it was first announced, not only because of its ties to Hamilton but also because I love the colors of the pie watch combines black with a really nice shade of light blue.. This is Bremont’s line of dive watches.. The watch features a 43mm stainless steel case with a 16.5mm thickness and 51mm lug-to-lug.. The lug width is 22mm, and the watch comes with a beautiful, sturdy blue rubber strap that can carry the weight and size of the Apex Waterman perfectly.. But thanks to the integrated rubber strap and the 42mm size, the watch did not feel too large.. The colors used for the dial, hands, bezel, and strap work very well together and essentially create a very nice summer watch.. I love what the watch has to offer, but for that amount of money, I want a watch to have everything that I want.

The rules are simple: pick your favorite brightly colored watch and let it go head-to-head with your opponent’s summer watch of choice.. Today, Thor and Daan will bite the bullet first, and at the end, you’ll decide who takes the win!. Will it be Thor’s very own Doxa SUB 300 Divingstar that prevails, or will Daan claim the victory with the Autodromo Group B Aqua?. I know, the Autodromo is a cool watch if you’re into cars, but no matter how good your sales pitch is, it doesn’t stand a chance against the lemon-popping freshness of the Doxa SUB 300.. You’ll feel like you’re time-traveling back to the swinging ’60s, while only a quick glance at the sunshine on your wrist will make your day.. The lemon-popping SUB 300 gets me wondering every time I put it on.. The dial itself is smaller than the dial in one of my 38mm watches, with a crazy diameter of about 28mm.. The period perfection is perhaps taken too far with the rather thin clasp, but once it’s on the wrist, wow !. Even if it has less impressive history and features, at least it’s a more original piece and not another re-edition of a heritage diver.. Enter the Autodromo Group B Series 2 with its beautiful aqua dial, which is at least as bright as the yellow dial on that SUB 300.. I mean, isn’t this the perfect combination?. This year’s Summer Splash prize — Casio G-Shock DW-5610DN-9ER. All right, Thor and Daan have made their cases now for the first round of this year’s Summer Splash.. Will it be the yellow Doxa with a UFO complex?. Vote now, and please let us know in the comments why your favorite should make it to the next round!

It’s the same with watches.. And as much as the color green is making its debut in the SMP 300 line here, it’s not the first green Seamaster diver that Omega has produced.. Back then, green was not a color that people could take seriously on a professional dive watch.. And after far too much talk about the color green and its relevance, I think I’m ready to share my thoughts with you.. To me, the current Seamaster Professional is the ultimate luxury dive watch available today.. After a couple of days of wearing the watch on a few different straps, there were a few things that surprised me.. One thing to note is that as much as I wanted to like the bracelet, I think this watch shines on rubber.. What do you make of the green Omega Seamaster Professional 300M?

Normally, I do a rundown of the top five or so comments, but this time I’m passing on that format.. I think I need to start with my father… Under the soviet umbrella, you don’t have access to nice things, you only get what’s necessary, but somehow he managed to work in Libia in The ’70s so having access to Japanese tech, he got two watches from there: a Ricoh 061437 and another red-ish/maroon orient (maybe).. Fun times, but as we must leave the childish things behind, then came the teenage years and I had to carry with me the guilt of being stupid or naive.. My father’s watches were stolen — they disappeared and, truth be told, I did show them to friends of questionable character that used to come by my place often… These were irreplaceable things for those times and for our modest means of life and I can’t share the blame for being young and foolish…. I have it now, I serviced it and tried to polish the oval mineral crystal but my half-decent job does not do justice to the green sunburst waved dial with gold indices… It was all beaten up and the first time I’ve actually seen the dial was when the watchmaker took it apart.. As for me, I own and love the SNK805, military green, on a military digital camo Zulu strap most of the time.. I’m so glad I have the olive green, the sandblasted small case, and the matte green color make it a perfect field/adventure watch.. It might not be the most interesting story but it is my (first) watch and even though the little SNK is a little sick with unfixable issues I love it as my own and I suppose the extra care and headache makes it even more mine…. I have a clip-on button compass for it to make me feel more adventurous than I am… I do love mountains and sometimes gather enough courage to go up there by myself but even if the compass makes it look and feel cool it sometimes makes me feel like a “poser”.. There is one feeling however that I always have whenever in the lower mountains: If you’ve let yourself wander through the lower forests in the morning or in the evening, you sometimes get to see the sun rays come through the forest leaves like a pack of light spears bursting through, and whenever I stumble upon such an ethereal sight I always, without fail, think of the Alpinist dial.. Thanks for sharing this story with us and for winning the contest with the glorious turn of phrase, “like a pack of light spears bursting through.” I really appreciate you taking the time to engage with the Fratelli in, as you told me, your second language.. I could only dream of being able to express myself so eloquently in anything other than my mother tongue.


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Address: Suite 493 356 Dale Fall, New Wanda, RI 52485

Phone: +29914464387516

Job: Customer Engineer

Hobby: Cryptography, Writing, Dowsing, Stand-up comedy, Calligraphy, Web surfing, Ghost hunting

Introduction: My name is Lidia Grady, I am a thankful, fine, glamorous, lucky, lively, pleasant, shiny person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.