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January 2008

Which one do you prefer?

Porsche Design Indicator Black Version Oceanus 5 Motor Atomic Black Ion Plated Nixon 51-30 Barney's New York Limited Edition Black Dive Watch Oris TT1 Williams F1 PVD Chrono Watch Which watch do you prefer?Oceanus 5 Motor AtomicNixon Barney's New York Oris TT1 Williams F1Porsche Design Indicator  pollcode.com free polls

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Eterna Soleure Moonphase Chronograph Monopusher

The Eterna Soleure collection was named after the little town Solothurn (Soleure in French) that is situated at the south side of the Jura mountains in Switzerland, where the Eterna watch brand was started. The Soleure Moonphase Chronograph Monopusher is a very classy looking chrono. Moon-phase indicator, time in the second time zone and chronograph are all included in this 42mm wristwatch.

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Maurice Lacroix Memoire 1

This is the first mechanical watch in the world to feature a memory function, the Memoire 1. It has a dial with hands for minutes and seconds and a disk to show hours. There is a push button in the crown which allows you to switch from "Time" to "Chrono" mode. The hands and hour disk switch to measure time and then back to a normal watch with the press of the button. You can even toggle back and fourth while the chrono is running. This watch uses 537 components and has yet to be officially introduced, but you can check out the microsite here.

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Porsche Design Indicator P6910

Porsche Design does not specialize in the manufacturing of high-end watches or writing instruments. What they do specialize in is the design of such products. They may not manufacture the watches or pens that display their name, but the companies they have sourced, definitely do. Eterna and Graf von Faber-Castellare well respected companies, so when you buy a watch or pen with the Porsche Design name, you know it is well made. The Porsche Design indicator is the perfect example, it is currently the only chronograph in the world which is equipped with a mechanical-digital stopwatch display.

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Moving Design Discus by SEIKO

These are two versions of the Discus from the new Seiko Japan Moving Design Collection. These mechanical watches have a three numbered discs that continuously rotate to display hours, minutes and seconds. I like the smoked glass version the best.

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