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The Sparta 1 Mini comes with two foam bricks. They are in two sizes depending on the size of your watch strap, you'll know which one to use. For me, I used the smaller brick. You can easily squeeze the brick into a closed watch strap or bracelet or close the watch over the brick. The foam material of the brick won't scratch your watches. Placing the brick in the winding unit is easy and it fits in there snugly. I don't worry about it slipping out, nor does it stick inside stubbornly. More expensive unit "house" watches more. This helps protect them from dust and from coming in contact with other things that might damage or cosmetically harm your watch. The Sparta 1 Mini has watch more or less exposed. Again, this is only a problem in certain situations and for select highly expensive watches. If you have a watch that you don't want collecting much dust or needs to be utterly protected, there are closed unit watch winders available - but realize that a "housing" just gives you one more thing between you and your watch possibly making it less convenient to use your watch winder, and watch winders are all about convenience. Also, remember that the same type of winding (via the RotorWind system) is being increasinly used in more and more Orbita watch winders, even the very expensive winders that accomodate many watches - it is just that good of a system.
The game changing watch has changed its game. Swatch is one of the most popular names in watches - ever. Probably as well known as Rolex or Seiko, maybe even more do. Swatch is almost single-handedly to thank for saving the Swiss watch industry. It was the high volume sale of pop culture friendly Swiss quartz watches that fed the high-end mechanical Swiss watch making world we have and appreciate today. While this is a bit of an over simplification and there are other details, the bottom line is that Swatch should have a special place in the hearts of watch lovers everywhere.
What type of woman would wear these watches? Certainly not ever type of woman. I am not here to predict who would wear it, but I think it is clear that these watches are not for everyone, and that is likely how Boucheron likes it. Me too, because the richness of the watch world has room for models that some lust for and others loathe. Aside from the gray gold cases and many types of jewels the watches have either satin, galuchat (sting ray) straps. Overall, I appreciate this Boucheron ladies' watch collection because it is able to be humorous about luxury. This is not the first time that Boucheron has had a Bestiary collection, or that they have does animals mixed with jewelry. But the humor is there and so is the fantasy. So I like these watch. Check out the invidiual articles for more information about each model via my Luxist articles here:
All of the important parts of this watch in are carbon fiber, and I've never seen a watch so decked out in the material before. I wonder how light it is? Bell & Ross suggest that it is very light. Probably lighter that titanium watches, with the sapphire crystal, movement, and caseback being the heaviest parts. The case and dial are made from several layers of carbon fiber. You know I am not the biggest fan of all carbon fiber watches, but if you are going to go carbon fiber - go all the way! Just like Bell & Ross did. The straps are also in carbon fiber, still padded though, and in that specially tapered shape that we know and love from the BR01 watch collection. Case size is still 46mm wide, and pretty much the rest of the case is the same design as the Pro models (see the hexagon inside the square case, and the shape of the screw frames).
Lots of interesting little details highlight the nautical theme of the watch. The small seconds hand has a compass like style, and the gold colored hour and minute hands add to this theme. The distinctive style of the hands is also present in a compass like relief on the black face of the watch. One problem I noticed after using the watch for a few days is that the gold colored hands are hard to read on the black face in bright sunlight. There's also no lume whatsoever, so as far as legibility goes the watch doesn't score top points. Still, under normal conditions its perfectly fine and certainly not bad enough to be annoying. On the chapter ring is a tachymiler instead of a tachymeter. I'm guessing this ties in with nautical miles. On the back of the watch, you can see the balance wheel of the movement trough a little porthole. A map of the world's oceans finishes the nicely detailed steel back.
On the side of the watch you have a gold colored screw-down crown to wind the watch and adjust the time and date. This crown features the Edox logo: a stylized hourglass. A further two push buttons control the chronograph start-stop-reset functions.
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Lastly, any software is an ongoing commitment. You don't just make it and then forget it. All apps are software and are thus never really done. If one commits to an application, they also commit to updating it and fixing issues down the road. The second the consumer notices that a brand has a mobile phone application, they will expect it to be updated often and in a timely manner with ALL new products and some news. If a brand isn't able to keep their website up to date with good information, they surely aren't going to be able to handle an iPhone app.
Mido has had a long history of Multifort watches over the years. I don't really get the name, and the people at Mido I spoke with don't really understand it either. Some combination of the world "multi" and "comfort?" Which means what? It provide multiple types of comfort, OK.... Anyhow, the Multifort name has now been applied to yet another watch, and one that is really cool. So cool I wish they would have given it a better name. There are are two versions of the new 2009 Multifort. the three-hand day-date Multifort Gents with an automatic ETA 2836-2 movement, and the Multifort Chrono Valjoux with (you guessed it) an automatic ETA Valjoux 7750 chronograph movement.