In Esperanto, Movado means “always in motion”. With that in mind, it is no wonder that Movado has come up with a line of sports watches that look good while in motion. The Movado 800 series is an elegant collection of watches crafted from stainless steel.
Sporting the signature Movado dot at 12 o’clock, the rest of the face is a bit of a departure for Movado. Movado is known for its simplistic watch face designs with simple hands, a blank face, and no markings other than the signature dot. The 800 series faces feature a wavy design, and simple luminous bar hour markers. The date window is small, but easily readable at the 3:00 o’clock mark. The hands are oversized and luminous, making them easily readable.
The watch is well weighted, without being overweight. The stainless steel surfaces are brushed, with polished accents. The fold-over clasp has a safety that snaps into place, making the closure feel tight and secure. The unidirectional bezel is marked with large, easily readable numbers, and smoothly integrates into the body of the watch. The beveled design of the bezel gives the illusion of a lower profile. The watch has a screw-back case design, and is water resistant to 660 feet. The crystal is scratch-resistant sapphire.
Overall, the Movado Series 800 model 2600027 is a fine addition to the sports watch world.
Brand Name: Movado
Model number: 2600027
Dial window material type: scratch-resistant-sapphire
Case material: stainless-steel
Case diameter: 31 millimeters
Case Thickness: 9 millimeters
Band material: stainless-steel
Band length: womens
Band width: 8 millimeters
Dial color: black
Bezel material: stainless-steel-and-rubber
Bezel Function: unidirectional
Water resistant depth: 660 Feet
Almost in contradiction of the original nature of its business model, the Swatch Group announced its creation of a most opulent watch. The Diaphane One Turn 2 Him and the Diaphane One Turn 2 Her are the most expensive watches ever manufactured under the Swatch name. Both watches have skeletonized movements, and escapements and balances that are attached to a platform that rotates within a cage two times per hour. While not true tourbillons, the watches represent a dramatic turn from the Swatches you normally see.
The Turn 2 Him is a limited edition of 130 pieces, and costs $13,500.00. The Turn 2 Her is a limited edition of 50, and costs $8,000. Both are available only through a few of Swatch’s high-end Tourbillon stores. These are not your father’s Swatches!
If you happen to be near Philadelphia, PA before September 7, 2009, I highly suggest checking out the Franklin Institute. It is currently hosting the only United States appearance of the Galileo, The Medeci, & the Age of Astronomy exhibit. The exhibit, presented by Officine Panerai (the link to watches!), showcases Galileo’s contributions to the developments of the telescope, his impact on math, astronomy, and physics, and his relationship to the Medici family. He worked to make the clocks of the time more accurate, was one of the first to see Saturn’s rings, and created some of the most intricate and beautiful tools of the time. Visitors get to see some of the tools he created and used, and two telescopes–one he used in his work, and one he built for the Medicis.
I have to say thank you to Officine Panerai for making this exhibit possible. It is truly amazing to see, and is well worth a trip to the City of Brotherly Love!
Not that the default themes for most blogs aren’t just lovely, but I felt that a personal touch was in order for this site. Thanks to Michael Aubrecht, Her Watch and Pen has a lovely new banner.
Now I can get on to looking for watches and pens!
Not much to look at, huh? Yes, I know. I am just starting out, so this place looks like a spartan apartment right now. However, I will be adding links to watch and pen sites that I like, as well as other sites that I regularly visit. Watches and pens are not my only interests, and you will see that in the links.
So check back soon. I promise to jazz the place up as soon as I can.
I have always found watches and pens interesting.
I received my first watch (a Mickey Mouse) when I was four years old. It was a gift from my parents on the last day of a trip to Disney World. I saw the watch in a display case in one of the gift shops, and thought it was just the neatest thing I had ever seen. I spent the entire trip home from Florida to Ohio telling everyone in the car what time it was, every 15 minutes. By the time we got home, I think everyone in my family wished I had lost that watch!
My first fountain pen was a gift from my mother. It was a Lady Schaefer Skripsert pen that she had had for many years, and did not use anymore. She gave it to me when I graduated form high school. We shared a love for writing instruments, and I learned a lot about them from her. I still have that pen, and it has always been a favorite. Since receiving that pen, I have used, owned, and collected many more.
So, this site is devoted to two of my greatest interests. Watches and pens–from a woman’s point of view.