Holy crap… This is cool. Swatch and Blancplain collaborated to create a ceramic version of a classic. The colors just bring another dimension. And the prices aren’t that bad man… $500?
Seiko just dropped their latest Speedtimer and it’s almost perfect. The 42mm case size is a bit big for my taste, but there’s no day/date window to deal with and it features Seiko’s first analog quartz chronograph movement. Hell, it’s solar powered…
“I want a real watch. Something I can wear everyday for the rest of my life and then leave to my kid when I’m dead. Also, I only have about $1500 to spend. What do you suggest?”
You want a mechanical device that will last at least two lifetimes and you only want to spend $1500? Sounds impossible, right?
It’s not… The Sinn 556 is your answer. It’s a German made tool watch that is made like a brick shit house with a proven movement and, in my opinion, the best aesthetic on the market. The only thing keeping it from absolute perfection is that it features a date window… and I prefer clean “no date” faces.
Still… Starting at around $1300, you will not find a better a watch than this. Period.