Archive of February 2018

Take A Look At The Haldor Armis 2000m Men's Replica Watch

Nascent micro brand Haldor, based in Slovenia but whose replica watches are designed in Germany and then made in Switzerland, are into diving replica watches with substantial water resistance for their price. Last year, Haldor released a hulking 45.5mm wide diving-oriented tool replica watch, the Abissi, which we reviewed in depth here. More recently, Haldor announced their sophomore model, the Haldor Armis 2000m, a somewhat smaller Swiss automatic diver’s replica watch built with durability, dependability, and tactical operator style in mind. So strap on your matte black diving getup and check your gauges, because we’re about to go over the side and plunge into a wrist time review of the Haldor Armis 2000m Replica.

While imagined as the more compact of Haldor’s two offerings, it’s important to note the Armis is still no lady’s Aqua Terra. With a still hefty 42mm wide by 50mm long by 14.9mm thick stainless steel case, the new Armis is a fair sight smaller than the massive Haldor Abissi, but still more than adequate in weight and girth for my child-like left arm to get in some mean curls. However, the Armis wears surprisingly well even on my 6.5” wrist, something I found surprising having read up the size before actually receiving the replica watch. The lugs on the Armis case are angled fairly sharply toward the wrist, allowing the replica watch to wrap well and fit comfortably even for me. I would even say it doesn’t look “too big” but the photos will tell the tale.

Interestingly, the Armis case is also coated with about 25 microns (I eyeballed it) of an alloy composed of steel, titanium, ceramic, and an alloy of the nickel-copper family to create a thin yet dense scratch-resistant layer. Haldor call it the “HHC-Haldor Hard Coating." The effect is something of a bead blasted appearance which plays into the tactical non reflective look of the piece as a whole. While I have yet to really attempt to scratch the Armis, I’d imagine this coating would help keep it looking new if you were assaulted by an aggressive door frame. For those in need of the full ninja treatment, a black DLC coated version is also being produced in a more limited 50 pieces.

Case finishing on the Haldor Armis Replica is also well done for something so utilitarian, with multi-faceted lugs and crown guards which give the Armis more than a little bit of a Sinn EZM feel. A completely unnecessary helium release valve at nine o’clock allows for the exit of compressed helium in extreme commercial saturation diving environments while drilled lugs with screwed lug bars aid the wearer in switching between the included bracelet and rubber strap. A large 7mm signed screw down crown at four o'clock screws in and out smoothly with many turns, something which makes a diver feel warm and cozy about their replica watch as they leave the surface.

The unidirectional 120-click diver’s bezel is also well done, featuring a lumed triangle at twelve and deeply engraved black-infilled markings all around. Bezel action is also excellent and the bezel lines up perfectly at the twelve o’clock position. An unexpected-at-this-price sapphire crystal adds to the durable package and aids the very solid looking case in achieving its impressive 2,000m of water resistance. While I won’t get started on it here, this kind of water resistance is of no use to anyone other than trash-talking desk divers but does represent a feat of engineering for such a small brand like Haldor, especially given the reasonable cost of the Armis.

Rounding out the case is an engraved, screw down, double gasketed caseback, resplendent with a crossed saber, anchor, and Haldor shield motif to give the back of the replica watch some badass points. I always like it when brands take the time to do a cool caseback. Though functionally unnecessary, an engraved caseback shows when a company has thought the replica watch through from front to literal back and gives them the chance to show off a little on-topic artwork. In this case, the caseback perfectly compliments the pseudo-military nautical theme, which is again present in the dial.

A Charming Watch On Your Wrist:Ralph Lauren 35mm 867 In Steel Replica Watch

At SIHH 2018 Ralph Lauren replica watches released an important new version of the Ralph Lauren 867 collection in a 35mm wide square case. This for me is the first version of the 867 collection that I consider appropriate for men, and it's also the best value in the collection so far from a price perspective. Let me give a small bit of history related to the 867 replica watch collection so far. A few years ago Ralph Lauren debuted the 867 replica watch collection as a testament to Mr. Lauren's appreciation of the Art Deco aesthetic as applied to timepieces. He was trying to go for a smaller look and the brand believed that there would be a growing market for men to wear smaller replica watches. It didn't quite work out that way. NOTE: these replica watches are pre-production prototypes and have cosmetic and quality issues (such as paint on the hands) which are not representative of final retail models.

I actually remember the conversation at the meeting with Ralph Lauren a handful of years ago when I was informed "the fashion press feels that smaller men's replica watches will become popular." At 27.5mm wide (which was the original size of the first version of the square 867 replica watch) I recall thinking to myself "there is no friggin' way even the fashion authority can convince men to wear such small sizes." Turns out I was right and Ralph Lauren eventually pivoted the 867 collection replica watches for women. Later, a 32mm wide size of the 867 replica watch was released, but it was still merely a medium to large-sized women's replica watch. At 35mm wide, and available on a handsome-looking bracelet, Ralph Lauren finally has the men's 867 collection swiss replica watch they were originally aiming for. The 35mm Ralph Lauren 867 men's replica watches come in four different versions, including two dials, case finishing styles, and strap options. They are the black dialed on leather strap reference RLR0150700, white dialed on leather strap RLR0150701, black dialed on steel bracelet RLR0150000, and the white dialed on steel bracelet RLR0150001. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get any wrist shots even though I did spend a good deal of time with the replica watches taking beauty shots. At 35mm wide these replica watches sound petite, but I recommend you check out the width of your average Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso. Consider for instance that a Cartier Santos (the largest version) is 38mm wide. On the bracelet with the wide-spaced lugs.

Let Us Review The Blancpain Villeret Date Moonphase Ladies’ Replica Watch

The “Battle Of your Queen Cows” will not be a bullfight – the cows will not attempt to gore one another with their horns and also a battle, when it takes place, is for dominance inside the herd as opposed to to inflict injury. Typically the way in which it operates, apparently, is that a few prospective rivals are allowed to give each other the stink-eye until finally they make a decision they dislike the cut of each other’s jib adequate to combine it up. In spite of their extraordinary armament, the real fight is comparatively sedate – the 2 cows place their foreheads collectively and engage in the shoving match till a single or the other decides the game is not well worth the candle, and wanders off. Herdsmen blancpain leman flyback the animals cautiously and if it appears like anyone could get harm, the cows are disengaged (they are worthwhile animals following all, and what is wished is good clean fun, not personal damage).

The moon phase function has evolved from its traditional role as an accompaniment to men’s perpetual calendars to a “poetic” complication, used more often in ladies’ replica watches. It has been reimagined in many ways that depart from the traditional blue-sky-gold-moon-and-stars configuration, but Blancpain finds a way to maintain tradition while updating the function for a modern ladies’ replica watch. The Blancpain Villeret Date Moonphase Replica, introduced at Baselworld 2017, sports the traditional moon phase colors and configuration – as it should in a traditional collection such as the Blancpain Villeret – but with a few small tweaks to make it feminine, even poetic. If you look closely, you will see that the moon has eyelashes, lips that look as if lipstick has been applied and, what’s that? – a beauty spot. The artificial mole or beauty spot (known as a mouche for its resemblance of a fly) was regarded in 18th century France as symbolizing a playfully teasing attitude. Mouches were used by coquettish ladies of the Court as messages to their suitors that differed according to where they were placed.

The movement is a next-generation caliber made by Blancpain specifically for ladies’ replica watches and is an example of the commitment being made by luxury blancpain complete calendar brands to develop a stable of calibers sized for ladies’ replica watches that are equipped with all the advancements in replica watchmaking that are often reserved just for men’s movements. The Caliber 913QL is an evolution of the women’s Caliber 953, a 21mm-diameter movement that has been a staple of ladies’ replica watches at Blancpain. It remains the same size but now has a high-performance silicon balance spring. Silicon’s low density makes it lighter and thus more shock-resistant. It is also impervious to magnetic fields and generally more stable, with improved isochronism.

In addition, the 913 has a glucydur balance wheel with gold micrometric regulating screws, which makes it adjustable and also more shock-resistant than its predecessor. There is also an improved winding system that uses a ball-bearing mounted rotor. The sapphire case back reveals the rotor, which is red gold with a snailed bevel, polished chamfers and straight and circular Côtes de Genève patterns. The Caliber 913QL is fitted with a moon phase module, a wheel with 59 cogs covering two complete 29.5-day lunar cycles. It has a 40-hour power reserve.

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