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BEST FROM: aBlogtoWatch & Friends November 29, 2021

On this month’s roundup, we take a more in-depth take a look at the Rolex GMT-Grasp II “Batman” and “Pepsi,” which at the moment are provided with Oyster bracelets to see how they differ from their Jubilee bracelet counterparts. Subsequent, we have now new variations of Casio’s G-Shock MTG-B2000, which now are available lighter-weight carbon and metal. Lastly, we attempt to uncover the the reason why we spend a lot on luxurious items, significantly watches.

And from across the Net, we check out Tudor’s new Pelagos FXD, which can undoubtedly be one of many hottest watches this vacation season. We additionally discover a few of the prime chronograph watches launched up to now yr and look again on the influence of social media on the passion of watch gathering.


1. HANDS-ON: CASIO G-SHOCK MTGB2000YBD1 IN LIGHTER-WEIGHT STEEL & CARBON

The MTG-B2000 is G-Shock’s newest model of its premium Bluetooth-connect analog-digital watch. It options steel building, the corporate’s new Carbon Core Guard construction, and a ton of performance akin to solar energy, radio-controlled timing, the same old chronograph, world time, alarms, and extra. However extra importantly, it fixes a few of the complaints of the older MTG-B1000 by being much less chunky and having easier-to-read dials. And now, the newest model of the MTG-B2000 takes its enhancements a step additional by incorporating light-weight supplies akin to carbon and glass fibers and lowering weight much more, making the watch extra snug to put on. Have they determined? You could find out in our evaluation by clicking the hyperlink beneath.

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2. HANDS-ON WITH THE STEEL ROLEX GMT-MASTER II “BATMAN” & “PEPSI” 126710 OYSTER BRACELET WATCHES

When Rolex up to date its stainless GMT-Grasp II watches with the brand new calibre 3285 motion, they solely got here with Jubilee bracelets. Now, whereas I’m fairly keen on the Jubilee bracelet, there was a major quantity of people that had been adamant that an Oyster bracelet was the one strategy to go. Happily, Rolex took heed and is now providing clients the selection to spec their chrome steel GMT-Grasp II “Batman” and “Pepsi” with both a Jubilee or Oyster bracelet. Clearly, the selection of bracelet significantly impacts how a watch appears to be like and wears, so right here’s our tackle these watches on Oyster bracelets.

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3. WHY WE SPEND MORE FOR LUXURY WATCH BRANDS

What makes individuals wish to spend extra on luxurious items? It doesn’t even essentially must be watches, though a case will be made that watches are probably the most illogical of all luxurious items purchases. Certain, luxurious items are sometimes higher made and maybe supply higher efficiency, however are they actually definitely worth the premium? What makes a Roll Royce price 10 instances greater than, say, an Audi or perhaps a BMW? Absolutely, it could’t be 10 instances higher. Or why does a Patek Philippe price a lot greater than a Rolex or IWC? Each inform time simply as properly, the Rolex possibly even higher. This text makes an attempt to elucidate the mindset of shoppers who spend on luxurious items. Maybe it could shed some gentle on why a few of us love watches a lot.

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4. WATCH REVIEW: SEIKO PROSPEX BUILT FOR THE ICE DIVERS U.S. SPECIAL EDITION SPB261, SPB263, AND SPB265

One factor Seiko is especially adept at is releasing fascinating variants of current well-liked fashions. A high quality instance is the Seiko Prospex Constructed for the Ice Divers U.S. Particular Version sequence, which incorporates the Seiko Prospex SPB261, SPB263, and SPB265. These watches are based mostly on the favored Prospex ‘Captain Willard’ SPB153 however with a twist. They function dials which have arctic-inspired finishes. I feel the rationale they’re so properly obtained is that they offer followers the possibility to personal a extra distinctive model of a preferred mannequin of watch. In spite of everything, many collectors would like to personal one thing that’s maybe slightly extra obscure and fewer mainstream. And Seiko’s follow of churning out a number of variations of well-liked fashions lets them do exactly that.

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5. WATCH REVIEW: IKEPOD SEAPOD “THE MODERN SEASLUG”

Longtime watch lovers and collectors will probably be acquainted with the title Ikepod. Based by Marc Newson and Oliver Ike, the model was well-known for its pod-like watches and quirky design. Although each gents are not there, the model continues to carry a particular place in lots of collectors’ hearts. Lately, the Ikepod launched into a relaunch with a give attention to extra reasonably priced watches. One among these watches is a brand new model of the Seaslug. The quirky and pod-like aesthetic lives on on this new watch however it is available in at a significantly extra accessible worth level. This can be a watch value trying out in case you are on the lookout for a diver that’s much more fascinating than your typical Seikos and Sinns.

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