Tuesday, 25 August 2009

An Alternative to Rolex?

TokyoFlash Watches - ZG Watches
Tokyoflash have a bit of a reputation for producing ‘geeky’ watches. Fun to wear, their bright LED designs often have unusual and interesting mechanisms for telling the time. There is a new collection of watches available now however from Tokyoflash that have moved away from this previous design, towards a more functional and stylish look. The Independent Series as it is known include a selection of designs that offer a look that is not totally dissimilar to a Rolex.

A Rolex is a coveted watch - the style and expense makes the watch not only attractive to look at, but an effective symbol of wealth and success. Alas, not everyone can afford a Rolex, so why not instead look for a cheaper alternative? A cool design, elegant look and extremely high fashion trend can be found not just with a Rolex, but also amongst the Tokyoflash Independent collection of 2009. If you are looking for a sophisticated, attractive watch that makes a statement, and yet can’t afford a Rolex then one from the Tokyoflash Independent collection could be just the ticket.

Here at ZG Watches we have a whole supply of Tokyoflash watches available. As purely an online operator, we have no overheads that a traditional shop has which allows us to pass our savings on to our customers. If there is a particular design of watch you want but cannot see on our site, don’t hesitate to get in touch so we can source it for you, of course passing along our excellent savings.

Have any of you got a watch from the Tokyoflash collection? Do you find it makes a statement in a similar way to that of a Rolex, or do you think there are no similarities at all between the two brands? As always, send in your comments below.

Friday, 21 August 2009

WITness wrist watch

Mens Wrist Watches - ZG Watches
Another very funky wrist watch has recently been released to the market. Designed by Hay Heun, this watch takes its inspiration from a time gone by, when sun dials were the time pieces of the moment. This watch is called the WITness watch and although given a modern twist, is very reminiscent of a sun dial. It does not however actually need the sun to offer the time and instead works using radial bars.

The watch consists of 2 dials, an outer dial and an inner dial. The outer dial represents the minute hand, and the inner dial represents the hour hand. The dials both consist of radial bars, and when one bar is absent, the correct hour or minute is represented. So all the wearer has to do is look at the face and see where the break in the radial bars of both the outer and inner dials are to get the time. It may sound a little complicated, but it isn’t really!

If sun dial inspired watches are not for you however, you should have a look at our selection at ZG Watches. We have all the classic makes and models from Seiko to Casio to other designer brands. We offer some of the best rates found anywhere on the web, as we work hard to keep our overheads down so we can pass on the savings to our customers. If there is a particular watch you cannot find on our site, like for example the WITness watch (!) then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, as we may be able to source it for you.

Would any of you be interested in the new Hay Heun sun dial watch? Do you like wacky wrist watches or are you more traditional? Send in your comments below.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

The Watches of James Bond

Seiko Watches - ZG Watches
The world always awaits with baited breath to see what classic watch our favourite secret agent is going to be wearing on his wrist during the latest film. Over the years, Bond has worn Omega wristwatches, Rolexes and even Seiko’s amongst the impressive collection. Here is a closer look at the watches from the movies...

The very first bond film, Dr No, filmed in 1962 sees Bond wearing a Rolex Submariner. Rolexes continued to be a presence throughout the films and different models are worn by Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and George Lazenby.

Omega watches were introduced by Pierce Brosnan in GoldenEye who wears a Seamaster 2541.80. Quantum of Solace, a much more recent film sees Daniel Craig sporting the Omega Planet Ocean 2201.50, so it looks like the Omega is here to stay for a while.

The 1973 film ‘Live and Let Die’ saw a collection of up to the minute and inventive watches appear alongside the new Bond at this time, Roger Moore. The Hamilton Pulsar 'P2 2900' LED digital watch is just one of the up to the minute technological watches shown in the film.

Seiko is another favourite brand of watch for 007. Both analogue and liquid crystal diode displays have been worn over the years, and one from this range was even adapted by Q to be fitted with a television monitor!

There are too many watches to mention all of them, so this is just a sample of the types of watches worn over the years by our favourite agent. The watch in a Bond movie is often altered to include a host of other functions that only a secret agent (or a dastardly villain) could need. Some favourite features include the retractable piano wire, the ticker tape messages and the spinning dial turning it into a saw!

What are your favourite James Bond watch moments? Send in your comments below.