Introducing the BMW 328 Hommage Concept

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To celebrate the 75th anniversary of their 328 sports vehicle, BMW has bestowed upon the world the BMW 328 Hommage. The 328 was one the most successful and best-looking sports car of the 1930s. Fast forward to today and the new BMW 328 Hommage merges new (BMW Vision Connected Drive) with old (kidney-style grille, taped racing headlamps and an open cockpit.) The 328 has carbon fiber skin, a tan accented interior and a edgy-curved shape, powered by a 3.0L inline-six. As well as another car that I will be yelled at for standing too closely to it, and drooling.

The Shot Flask

shot flask The Shot Flask

Hey you’re older now, so start drinking in a more sophisticated way. No more passing around the communal flask at the football game with your buddies. Instead, start passing around your flask with a built in shot glass and add a little classiness to your outing.

$25.00 at Uncommon Goods

The Rolex Submariner

Rolex Submariner The Rolex Submariner
Back in the old days, somewhere around 1998, a co-worker of mine at the time starting wearing a Rolex watch, a gift from his CPA wife. At the time I shook my head at him and asked why spend so much money on a Rolex, when you can own a cheaper watch like a Timex (I was probably on my 100th Timex at the time.) He explained to me the inter-workings of the Rolex watch to me, and how superior it was to anything else out there. I agreed it was a cool watch, but the money?

Well fast forward to today. I’ve since upgraded to nicer watches, that still break eventually. My friend still has his Rolex, working just as well as back in the day. And, it’s value has barely went down. Older Rolex’s have even seen their prices go up. And some websites allow you buy and sell Rolex’s such as Bob’s Watches, on their website.

Rolex is synonomous with luxury. They make about 2000 watches a day. They are based out of Geneva, Switzerland, after being founded in London, England in 1905. They had the first water proof watch among other innovations. Their current product lines are Datejust, Daytona, GMT-Master II, Lady Datejust, and the Submariner. The Submariner being my favorite.

Today’s Submariner is waterproof to a maximum depth of 980 ft. It has the Triplock system waterproof crown, which screws down tightly onto the case tube and against the Oyster case providing another layer of protection. It has a made of a solid block of 904L stainless steel, a corrosion-resistant stainless steel alloy, or gold, which is made in it’s own foundry where they can control the quality of the gold.

Professional divers consider to be a “true” diving watch, which utilizes a unidirectional bezel that helps divers memorize and follow immersion time. The way the Submariner is created, rotating only counterclockwise, avoiding the danger of spending too much time underwater.

You will never have to wind your Rolex, or worry about it running too fast or too slow, or having to replace a battery. It has a Perpetual rotor that uses movement to store energy in it’s main spring. So with every movement the watch is storing and winding. As a matter of face the watch can still function with no movement for up to three day.

It is also a an officially certified Swiss chronometer. Meaning that at midnight, the Rolex calendar mechanism advances to the next date in a single short rotation.

Overall the Rolex is a beautiful watch, holds it’s value, and is a complete joy to own. Everyone should own one.

Check out Rolex’s at Bob’s Rolex Store.

NOVO Watch Review

Novo NOVO Watch Review

the ABSOLUTE

The folks at NOVO Watch, a cool watch company out of Canada, were kind enough to send me one of their watches to review. I can say it’s one of the better watches I’ve reviewed over the years.

My first impression was it’s weight. This felt like a real men’s watch. I’ve never owned a watch that was quite as heavy as this, but if you’re used to wearing something flimsy and cheap, you’ll soon appreciate this watch’s  extreme durability. As a matter of fact the NOVO watches are made for outdoor activities. It’s water proof and water resistant to 30 meters. And I have a hard time believing this watch will break in any activity you might be participating in.

The watch I reviewed, the ABSOLUTE, is an awesome looking watch as well. It’s silver with a black watch face and red minute and hour hands. It’s simple design was also very attractive to me. And as an added feature, the logo on the watch face spins as well, 24/7, making it a cool little feature. This is definitely a watch that will stand out in the crowd.

Mayhem SilverBlack NOVO Watch Review

The MAYHEM in Silver/Black

The only problem, which isn’t really a problem at all, is that wrist band didn’t fit my wrist (too big, which is way better than the opposite), but was easy to adjust myself. The pins came out easily. It’s pretty easy to do, but even easier with the NOVO watch. And any jeweler can do it for you in no time.

Overall, the NOVO watch I reviewed is strong, durable, and visually pleasing. Plus the price is great. A good quality watch like this is usually much more expensive than the $200 they are asking for it.

$160 to $240 – Buy directly from NOVO Watch

 

Shiner Hand Carry Leather Bag

tanweb grande Shiner Hand Carry Leather Bag

Sometime simpler is better. The Shiner Hand Carry by Bexar Goods Co. fits that bill. It has the simple design of the Porter Satchel, but designed to be carried by hand.

The bag itself is durable, tough and stout, which makes it perfect to take on the bus, train, plane or just throwing it in the passenger seat. The rougher it’s handled, the better, as these high end leather products age well (think the softness and look of a real old leather chair.)

It’s good for many uses. You can use it for any outdoor adventure, commuter bag of course, or even as a gym bag. But it’s stylish and refined enough to bring into the office, or any business setting.

According to Bexar, “The Shiner is constructed of thick English bridle leather, sewn by hand with thick waxed thread, more specifically using the time honored saddle stitching method, and riveted with industrial grade solid copper rivets.”

If you have the means, but all means I would check out this bag if you’re in the market for one.

About Bexar Goods Co.

BEXAR Goods Co. is a small team of leather craftsmen based out of Bexar County, TX, the heart of Texas where the use of leather in outdoor activity is the norm. According to their website they gather influence not only from Texas but their “vision and inspiration are drawn from cultures  around the world.”

$570 – Buy directly from Bexar

 

Purchasing Your First Rolex Watch Model

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When it comes to time pieces, there are many that can compare to the quality, beauty and just plain cool of Rolex watches. These watches are known for their particular and distinct look that makes them stand out. The distinct look is aimed at exuding class and elegance and it does exactly that! Rolex is a very popular brand that has been able to maintain and even upgrade the quality of the products that they present to the market. The overall look of a Rolex has however been maintained generally. If you look at the original watches from the inception of Rolex and the more recent models, you will notice that there are many similarities between these watches.

The Rolex Datejust is one of the original time pieces from back in the day.  It is popular with many people and thus can be a good way to start your Rolex collection.  The president dials are also something to consider.  Many people say that they are for the rich because they are often worn by high profile people.  However, this observation is not a license to bar you from buying a president dial if you want one.

It is wise to get advice from someone who owns a Rolex and who has had it for some time. Such an individual will help you with an overall guideline as to how you should choose and buy your first Rolex watch. However, if you may not know such a person, the attendants at stores and shops where genuine watches are sold will be more than glad to help you in your quest. Regardless of whether you have the money and recognize that Rolex is a trusted brand, take your time to find a model that suits you. Finding the right watch is important so that a few weeks or months along the line you do not ask questions like, “Where do I sell my rolex?”

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