Thursday, February 20, 2014

Apple iPod Nano - A Joy to have but There are Better Options Available in the Market, A Review

This iPod Nano is strictly not a watch. However, it can act and look like a typical wristwatch due to its adaptability. Coupled with the excellent functionality, this iPod Nano can be considered the "Swiss Army Watch" of the 21st century.

There are 18 different dial design for the iPod Nano. From analogue to digital, there are enough choices for most people.


The watch is 38 mm across and about 6 mm thick. It has a clip at the back for you to hang it on your shirt etc. There is a slot to plug in the wires to connect to the computer and to charge the internal batteries. There is also a standard jack for headphones, a on/off button as well as up and down keys on the side of the iPod Nano.

Apart from the watch function, it can play MP3s, tune it to FM radio (the headphones acts like an aerial), display photos as well as the Nike Fitness application installed.

The memory for this particular model in 8 GB.


In the picture below you can see the large on/off switch an the "+" and "-" buttons.


The bracelet does not come standard with the iPod Nano. There are actually a lot of choices in the market. I chose a aluminum based bracelet from iwatchz. The slot you see in the metal plate is where you slip in the clip that is at the back of the Ipod Nano.


This is a good combination to have when traveling for work. Elegant and full of functionality.


The clasp on the bracelet is flushed with the rest of the bracelet.


I have used this combination for traveling on business trips. Ability to listen to music is a luxury very difficult to find when cramped in a seat while traveling. The added ability to tune in the FM signals makes it even better.

I won't recommend you to get this as there are better options available in the market. Do shop around and you will find something that will give you joy.



Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tissot Seastar II T55.8.483.11 - A Refine Watch, A Review

In February 2011, I was in Switzerland. While there, I got a couple of watches. One of them is this Tissot Seastar II for my wife. Although defined as a gentleman's watch, its diameter size of just 36 mm makes it more "feminine" than "masculine".


It is an all stainless steel construction. With a white dial, it has markers with gold plating, including the hands. It has say and date functions situated at the 3 o'clock position. Apart from the brand "TISSOT 1853" at the North of the dial, the South has "AUTOMATIC 25 JEWELS SWISS MADE". All along the perimeter of the dial are micro-markers in 0.2 second intervals.


Friday, February 14, 2014

OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean Co-Axial - A Great Tool Watch That Can Take A Beating, A Review

This OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean Co-Axial Reference 2208.50.00 was a gift to my wife back in 2010. I bought it to commemorate her obtaining an open water diving certification. This watch has the "600 M" stamp that denotes its capability to operate down to a depth of 600 meters. A very serious tool watch.

OMEGA launched the Planet Ocean line in 2005. This model, with its scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, features a black dial with a date window at the 3 o’clock position. The orange unidirectional rotating divers’ bezel is mounted on a 45.5 mm stainless steel case on a stainless steel bracelet. To put it in perspective the diving capability of this watch, the 600 metres is equivalent to 2000 feet or 60 bar. The Co-Axial calibre 2500 is at the heart of this certified chronometer.



Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 116520 - A Grail Watch To Own, A Review

People do say, once you own a Rolex watch, you become life-long fan of the brand and its mystique. After getting my first Rolex back in 2010 (Rolex Deepsea Sea Dweller), I started to explore the history behind the brand and the various models available.

 


DSSD Milgauss GV Explorer 1 DaytonaSubmariner ND (TBA) Yacht-Master II (TBA)
TBA – To Be Acquired; excludes same model with different dials i.e. I would not go for another Milgauss (white or black) as I already have the green.

My preference for Rolex has always been the sports model. To be more specific, sports model without the cyclops eye. Honestly, the cyclops eye is ugly in my view. Rolex should keep the crystal on their watches flat.

As a result of my personal choice, there are only six sports model currently sold by Rolex to fulfill my requirements. These are listed in the table above.

Four years since my first Rolex, I have added my fourth, the Daytona into the collection.With this purchase I have another two more models to go before I complete my personal collection of Rolex sports model minus cyclops eye.

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