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Watch Wish

by Michael Weare
27 November, 2012
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Michael Weare has been a professional writer for 30 years, writing about Japanese technology, German and Italian cars, British tailoring and Swiss watches. Michael manages the editorial content of Click Tempus and will be keeping the magazine fresh and informative with regular features, as well as bringing great writers to the magazine. Email: michael@clicktempus.com

Watch Wish

These are the watches that can turn a normally peace loving man into something of a vigilante. These are the watches that can push a man over the edge, due to the quality of their manufacture, the lustre of their name and the irresistible lure of their powerful looks.

If you are lucky enough to be given one of these watches for Christmas you won’t have to prowl the mean streets to find one any way you can. Just as there were five Death Wish movies starring the late Charles Bronson, there are five Watch Wish watches. The only difference is, unlike the Death Wish franchise, each of them are as good as the one before.

Watch Wish 1: Omega Seamaster Professional

Omega Seamaster Professional

41mm of sheer masculinity. The Omega Seamaster Professional Automatic men’s bracelet watch with Chronometer in stainless steel. An iconic classic. The black dial gives this Omega Seamaster Professional watch a look ideal for a man who demands quality and has presence. The date is at the 3 o’clock position and this Omega bracelet watch is water resistant to 300 metres. You don’t need James Bond logos on this watch to look in control and in demand.

Watch Wish 2: Linde Werdelin Oktopus Moonphase

Linde Werdelin Oktopus Moonphase Diver

Sometimes a watch brand comes along, which although relatively new, you just know is going to be huge. Linde Werdelin is just such a brand, and their Oktopus range is hot enough to drive a man to put a brick through a window to attain one. Water resistant to a nose bleeding 888 metres (other models can go down to 1000 metres). This particular moonphase model was limited to just 29 pieces. Somewhere in the city lurks just 29 men who own this awesome diver. Track them down.

Watch Wish 3: Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionelle

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionelle

You simply can’t beat classic, clean, simple but exquisite design made to the highest standards of traditional watchmaking. That’s the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionelle range. Understated, effortlessly elegant. every Patrimony model provides a convincing argument for getting hold of one any way you can. When a watch is so secure in its quality and pedigree, very little more needs to be said.

Watch Wish 4: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

In 1972, literally overnight, the late legendary watch maker Gerald Genta designed a watch which has grown from an avant garde design with its distinctive octagonal bezel with 8 screws, to become an Audemars Piguet icon with a huge following of watch connoisseurs and celebrities alike: that watch is the Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore, considered to have created the market for a stainless steel sporting watch.

Watch Wish 5: Rolex Sky-Dweller

Rolex Sky-Dweller

If Rolex is good enough for Roger Federer, it’s more than good enough for me. And the Sky Dweller is a novel twist. Not only is it a relatively new model from Rolex, but the Sky-Dweller’s functions can be individually selected and adjusted via a rotating bezel known as Ring Command. It enables you to easily set the date, local time and reference time. A simple twist counter-clockwise selects the date function, which can then be set via the crown. Twist once more for local time and again for the reference time.

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Michael Weare has been a professional writer for 30 years, writing about Japanese technology, German and Italian cars, British tailoring and Swiss watches. Michael manages the editorial content of Click Tempus and will be keeping the magazine fresh and informative with regular features, as well as bringing great writers to the magazine. Email: michael@clicktempus.com

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