When taken up Japan and its watch industry everyone, and rightly so, instantly think of one company: Seiko. However, there is more than that. Although Seiko has produced a large number of excellent, iconic and historical timepieces, it is unfair to forget other companies like Citizen. In this article we are going to examine one of the most iconic dive watches coming from Japan of all time. No, it is not the Tuna Marinemaster or the Seiko 6105, but the iconic Citizen Aqualand Promaster.
Let's get to know the AVI-8 LANCASTER BOMBER 4024-02.
Inspired from the most iconic and most famous bombers of the UK during the World War II, the Lancaster Bomber collection of timepieces are certainly one of the best-looking watches out there at a decent price. These timepieces are not just for status symbol which is oftentimes the main reason why people buy watches but they. The Lancaster Bomber timepiece collection have a story to them and one of them, the Lancaster Bomber AV-4024-02, is designed to give you a classic aviation feel.
What calls for special attention is that a frogman re-creates a dive from the 1950s to test the historically inspired Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Acciaio. Original photos are by OK-Photography.
Surprisingly well-conceived and fairly designed, the Andersmann Oceanmaster II 1000m watch is a modern-made quasi-retro-style dive watch that offers an enormous amount of bang for the buck. And I'm happy to say that this timepiece didn't fall through the cracks as we regularly sift through new brands and watches.
Back in 2008, Geneva-based brand Clerc launched a dive watch that was rather different from anything else in the category: The Clerc Hydroscaph introduced, among other features, a unique, octagonal bezel design and an unusual locking mechanism to operate it. Also, it features an ultra-complex case construction and flexible lugs.
After the trend of big-sized watches finally peaked, the market has shown a shift in interest to rather slimmed-down cases. Breitling has overtly played along, but it does so in its own uncompromising way.
With their new Carl Brashear Limited Edition dive watch, Oris pays tribute to the U.S Navy's first African-American Master Diver, the completely impressive Carl Brashear. With a classic and clean diver aesthetic rendered in bronze, this limited edition piece expands upon the success of the Oris Divers Sixty Five, which was announced at Basel last march.
We don't typically pay attention to quartz watches as often as their mechanical counterparts yet there are certain examples like when a quartz movement can offer something not possible or adds functionality not realistically affordable otherwise. Timex is perhaps best notable for their ubiquitous Ironman athletic watches however some of their most interesting new releases come from the Intelligent Quartz, or IQ, line. These models offer something above and beyond that of a typical quartz watch while keeping prices very affordable.
The Bulova Manchester United Club watch is a history book for the wrist. If you happen to find yourself embroiled in the football (soccer) round of any half-decent pub quiz, the hidden clues on the face of the watch could very well steal you first prize. Manchester United was founded by a group of railway workers as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878.