New Model – Son of BroadArrow Can’t afford the real one? Well you’re in luck! Time Force has produced these interesting watches, MSRP from $80 to $135. Featuring Miyota quartz movements, the models of the Steermax collection seem poised to become someone’s favorite. 12/5/02   Read more
New Model – Lefty Oris F1 McNish Limited Edition Oris has released a new Limited Edition of 1,000 watches (all with left crown) in honor of Allan McNish, a popular Scottish Formula One driver. Case size is 42mm, and the watch features sapphire crystals front and back. Water resistance... Read more
New Model – Mauboussin Lady M 2002   Since 1827, the House of Mauboussin has been a family-run business. In 1994, Mauboussin launched its first watch lines. The Lady M watches for women and the Fouga watches for men. Mauboussin is the only remaining independent major French jeweler (Chaumet... Read more
A Simple Lightbox Message 1171. Adding versatility to your lightbox. Posted By Michael Camp ( Date 2/21/2003 8:39:36PM I started with a simple frosted plastic storage box ($9.95 at Staples) and taped sheets of heavy artists vellum on 3 sides, both inside & out. This diffuses the lighting from both sides... Read more
A Simple Lightbox Message 36353. Here’s Mine Posted By Keith Downing ( Date 2/10/2003 1:44:44 AM I went to The Home Depot and bought a cheap 2’x4′ fluorescent light diffuser, the type that goes in the suspended acoustical ceiling light fixtures. I think it was under $5. I bought... Read more
A Simple Lightbox Posted By OneSound Date 1/18/2003 8:40:17 PM Not much a secret really. I’ve been receiving emails asking for my “secret,” so here it is.. a very expensive high-tech setup. You’ll need to sell your Patek to afford this setup. A fake Patek. 1) Plastic container easily... Read more
A Simple Lightbox Posted By watchbible 1/11/2003 5:06:04 PM I posted this on the PP three weeks ago. Here are few samples: *Content and photos used with permission from the Authors* Read more
The Breguet Legacy Part II by Carlos Perez December 17, 2002 “All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses.” — Friedrich Nietzsche Under the ownership of the imperial Swatch Group, Montres Breguet is now a central focus of its powers-that-be. Naturally not satisfied... Read more
“Nothing says loving like the TimeZone Wrap-Up.” – William Shakespeare Week 3/29/1999     My Stepfather, with my Dad’s first wife! This week’s wrap-up may possibly be remembered more for it’s brevity than breadth of content as I am leaving early this week to attend my Dad’s wedding in... Read more

Seiko Calibers

Extras February 9, 2003

Seiko Calibers Movt. # Prefix # Winding Model Name Model # Jewels MadeYear MadeLoc. Diam; Thick Beats/sec 10 A Hand 10Solar 10S 19 D 15.5 x 13; 3.5t 5.5 10 B, C Hand 10Solar 10S 17 – 21 15.5 x 13; 3.5t 5.5 10 M Hand 10Solar 10S 17... Read more
The Breguet Legacy Part I by Carlos Perez December 5, 2002 “When one has finished building one’s house, one suddenly realizes that in the process one has learned something that one really needed to know in the worst way – before one began.” — Friedrich Nietzsche In the more... Read more
A Day with A Lange & Söhne Part I   Go to Page 2   On November 16, 2002, about 100 watch collectors and enthusiasts, aka WIS, gathered at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay to spend a glorious day with A. Lange & Söhne. Several of Lange’s top people... Read more
A Day With A. Lange & Söhne Part II Page 1 One of the favorite displays was this 10:1 Datograph movement, housed in a glass case in the center of the room. During a break between presentations, admiring enthusiasts study the Datograph movement display.     Walter Lange talks... Read more
IWC’s Pocket/Wrist Watches By foie gras and Michael Friedberg   This article describes two unusual large wristwatches madein this decade by International Watch Company in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.These watches are the Jubilee Portugieser, reference # 5441, and the PortofinoPocket Wrist Moon phase watch, reference # 5251. As discussed later, bothwatches... Read more
Inside COSC Watchbore investigates the only organization in the world that decideswhether a watch is a chronometer or not. There are three questions that dominate the forums at TimeZone: How good is mywatch? Is it really worth all the money I paid for it? and, Am I mad? Watchbore... Read more
A Little Exercise In Reflections Posted By Tom S Date: 12/30/2002 7:14:32AM I posted this on the PF as a gag, but it might be more interesting here as an example of creating reflections where they didn’t exist in the original shot. It might seem at first that it’s... Read more
A Simple Lightbox Message 36376. I have just been using architect’s vellum, about $10 for a pad of 50 large pieces… Posted By SteveG ( Date 2/10/2003 2:51:28 AM It’s stiff enough to pretty much support itself, if creased. Here is my arrangement, without the diffusion, and then with:... Read more
TimeZone Wrap-Up – 2/22/99 As you have unwittingly grown to expect and, undoubtedly look forward to myweekly recap of Timezone activities, I invite you below to once again relive theexciting highlights of the past five days (in no particular order): This was certainly a week of polls! We had... Read more
TimeZone Wrap-Up – 3/1/99 It was indeed another week and Id like to start by thanking all of you who publicly and privately conveyed to me how you thought last weeks wrap-up was the best ever. It was also the first ever and was going to be the last... Read more
TimeZone Wrap-Up – 3/8/99 First of all, I don’t know why I’ve decided to do this again. I have receivedthousands of cards and letters this week from Zoners begging me not tomention them in these wrap-ups, yet not a single one of them could produce anyevidence as to why... Read more

TZ Logos/ Pictures

Extras January 16, 2003

The Banner of Villeret by Carlos Perez November 11, 2002 “…Yes our collection has become a little bit too large and we need to focus again and focus to our roots. In that sense I share your opinion concerning the classique line which is also my favorite, except the... Read more
Sam’s Easy Guide To Photo Tweaking #1 Posted by OneSound on November 30, 2001 at 22:54:16: TZ Classics Forum Number: 1863Posted from Host: ( Here is a very simple and effective way I like to use to tweak my scans. This is the original picture we’re going to use.... Read more
  A Perfect Circle by Carlos Perez September 15, 2002     Variations in Adjustable-Inertia Balance Design “Trifles make perfection, but perfection is no trifle.” – Michelangelo The balance wheel is the heart, the regulating organ at the essential core of any mechanical movement. It is something which has... Read more
On Companionship & Soul in Watches By Mycroft July 3, 1998 Hi Guys! I have been following the quartz vs. mechanicals debate and also previously related posts along these lines. I feel that we are getting a little closer to describe that indefinable endearment that mechanicals bring to the... Read more
You might be a WIS if… Posted By: TZ Community Date: 2/10/00 13:12 You might be a WIS…. …if you find yourself looking at your watch 6 or 7 times in a row and still don’t know what time it is. …if you read a poster on “Back pain”... Read more

TimeZone’s Mascot

Extras December 25, 2002

A Tribute to Gracie   Gracie was an extremely brave toy poodle owned by TZ regular Stan Sirody. Gracie was attacked by another dog on December 17, 2002, and suffered massive injuries. The initial prognosis was not good. Her injuries included: a torn open belly, torn spleen, herniated muscle... Read more
A Tale of True Luxury Part I By Watchbore In his constant quest for the factors thatdistinguish a truly great watch from a merely ordinary one, Watchbore isreminded of the story of a certain English gentleman, who upon taking deliveryof his new motor-car, resolves to subject it to the... Read more
Watchbore and the Story of Time (Part II) BY Watchbore In which Watchbore reveals the most significantwristwatch of all time and brings the story to a grateful conclusion. Readers will recall that they left Watchbore in conclavewith his new part-time personal assistant, Miss Gloria Luscious, a lady whosesecretarial skills,... Read more


Extras December 13, 2002

Titans of the Deep by Carlos Perez September 1, 2002 “Below the thunders of the upper deep,Far far beneath in the abysmal sea,His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleepThe Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights fleeAbout his shadowy sides: above him swellHuge sponges of millennial growth and height;And far away into the sickly... Read more
Interview with Michel Parmigiani by Michael Friedberg December 2001 MF: Michael Friedberg – TimeZone.comMP: Michel Parmigiani MF: Mr. Parmigiani, thank you for telling us about yourself, your company and your fine watches and clocks. I’d like to begin by asking about yourself and your history. I understand that you... Read more
A TimeZone Exclusive Interview AngeloBonati of Panerai Comandantedel Tempo ByMichael Friedberg December2002 Ifthe Panerai watch represents a military secret, then the commanding secret behind thecompany is its President, Angelo Bonati. Signor Bonati has created what may beone of the great success stories in the watch industry over the pastquarter-century.... Read more

With RGM

Archives November 27, 2002

RGM Chat   Aran 9/2/97 7:49 AMLong post (forgive me), but this is info from Roland’s web site that is good background before the chat begins. The man behind the brand, Roland G. Murphy, is a watchmaker by trade whose intent to creating is to bring technical prowess and... Read more
The Decay of the Angel Part III by Carlos Perez July 13, 2002 ‘The works and ways of man, their death and birth, And that of him and all that his may be; All things that move and breathe with toil and sound Are born and die; revolve, subside,... Read more
Mini Review: 1960’s GP Gyromaticca. 1960(some large scans) Posted by Ed Hahn on February 16, 2000 at 13:13:40: TZ Classics Forum Number: 1119 Posted from Host: ( This stainless steel watch was a gift from my mother to my father when they got married in 1962. My mother... Read more
Yet Another Omega Seamaster GMT Review/Photo Gallery… Posted by Ed Hahn on July 11, 2000 at 07:56:37: TZ Classics Forum Number: 1353 Posted from Host: ( The Seamaster GMT by Edward Hahn There are plenty of good reviews of the Omega Seamaster GMT out there. Of note is... Read more
The Decay of the Angel Part II by Carlos Perez July 13, 2002 ‘The everlasting universe of things Flows through the mind, and rolls its rapid waves, Now dark — now glittering — now reflecting gloom — Now lending splendour, where from secret springs The source of human thought... Read more
The Omega DeVille Co-Axial EscapementLimited Edition Copyright (c) January 10, 2000 Edward Hahn Thanks to Walt Odets, Gerard Luppino, Walt Arnstein, and Ei8htohms fortechnical background. Introduction Among the more anticipated releases at the Basel fair in 1999 was by Omega of a new DeVille model. While the DeVille in recent... Read more