After an extreme hiatus, we are back! Reviewing watches, pens, and the media about them. Stay tuned for new posts, and reviews!!!
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
The Fountain Pen Hospital is having a Holiday Festival of Writing this weekend at its showroom. They are offering free gifts to the first 100 visitors of each day, and specials on most brands of pens. If you still need to find gifts for those special people in your life, this may just be the place to do it!
I have seen some unattractive pens in my time, but this new one make take the cake. The Uglee Pen was designed to be comfortable. Unfortunately, the design leaves a bit to be desired. The pen was designed by Dr. James Lee, who received his BS in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University, and his MD from Stanford University School of Medicine. After spending years looking for a comfortable pen, he decided to create one. Thus, the Uglee Pen was born.
The Uglee Pen is extremely light, weighing only 11 grams. The lack of weight reduces fatigue in the hand. The grip of the pen extends 2/3 of the way up the barrel, making it easier to grip the pen. Dr. Lee claims that this combination, along with its extremely smooth ink-flow system makes it the most comfortable pen around.
The Uglee Pen is available in seven colors. It is refillable, and refills are available in multi-packs. It can be purchased at the Uglee Pen web site, and from other online pen retailers.
I am not sure how I did not know about this, but another artisan is combining my two favorite topics, watches and pens. Barry Gross, a craftsman and woodworking artisan created a line of pens that is truly unique and eco-friendly. Old mechanical watch parts, including fly wheels, cogs, and other items from old watch movements, are glued into place over the body of the pen. Once the parts are glued into place, the pen body and cap are coated over a three day period with a non-yellowing acrylic and polished to a smooth finish. The result is a pen with three-dimensional depth to its design. Barry Gross calls the line of pens his Eco-Friendly pens. The watch parts pens join other pens in the Eco-Friendly line, which includes pens crafted from recycled beer caps, cold computer circuit boards, and fountain pen nibs.
Barry Gross is an artisan with over 30 years experience. He works with wood, and pens, and has been featured at pen shows and in pen magazines. His work is amazing, and his watch parts pens are a must for collectors and watch enthusiasts!
The Fountain Pen Hospital is having its Annual Holiday Expo December 3-5, 2009, from 9am to 5pm. This expo is quite an event, hosting representatives from over 25 manufacturers, and showing thousands of new and vintage pens. If you happen to be in New York City over the first weekend in December, check it out! The Expo is at the Fountain Pen Hospital’s showroom located at 10 Warren Street, New York, NY 10007. Wish I could be there!
The Delta Pen Company has a new collection for the holiday season. The Dreidel Collection is a tribute to the story of the Jewish Holiday of Hanukkah, and the children’s game of dreidel (Yiddish) or sevivon (Hebrew). The game is played with a four-sided top, emblazoned with letters on the four sides, and candies or other items that are gambled with. Each player spins the top, and either pays in to the pot or receives from the pot based on the letter that shows up on the top.
The Dreidel Collection comes in two varieties, crafted of Italian resin with solid 925 sterling silver trims. The Sevivon (meaning spinner in Hebrew), comes in a Limited Edition of 358 pieces. The Celebration edition is limited to 48 pieces constructed of celluloid with vermeil trim, and a sapphire on the top of the cap. The fountain pen is a lateral lever fill with an 18kt gold nib. The pens are available in black, rose, white and blue. The dreidel is hidden in the top of the pen cap.
Delta Pens are distributed by the Yafa.
At one time or another, nearly everyone feels a need to get into shape, or get back into shape. Exercise may be tough, but tracking your exercise progress doesn’t have to be. Tech4o offers a few choices for this purpose.
The Women’s Accelerator TW2 is an all-purpose sport watch. Designed to take the guesswork out of your workouts, the accelerometer works under all weather conditions, indoors and out. It measures distance, speed, and calories burned, giving the information on an easy to read face. It has a built-in personal profile program, allowing the user to customize the watch to her specific body type and exercise level. The bezel is stainless steel, and able to take on most active sports.
The Women’s Accelerator RW2 is designed with the runner in mind. It also measures distance, speed, and calories burned, and allows easy stride adjustments for different running speeds using the same accelerometer technology. It also has a personal profile program, for additional customization. Its two-toned pink design is feminine, but not overwhelmingly girly.
Hopefully, you are already in shape. Whether you are or not, these watches may be great tools to help you with your exercise goals!
We all have secrets. There is one pen designed to hide them for you.
The Delta Pen Company, designed a pen with a secret compartment in the cap. The Scrigno Collection comes in midnight black, violet, and white hand-turned resin, with a larger barrel for the pen body. The compartment in the cap is large enough for notes or an additional pen refill. The compartment is made from food-grade steel, so it can even be used for pills. The fountain pen comes with a fine, medium, or broad nib, and there is a rollerball version, too.
Have something to hide? Try the Scrigno!