Temptation Thursday by Escapement: Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar ...
Simon expertly glided across the sales room floor, evidently aware that a watch addict was in his midst and before you could say “Honey, I've shrunk the kid's inheritance,” placed the Ref. 5159G-012 in my 5159G-012 is equipped with its own ...
July 9, 2015
Peoples Bank building downtown landmark since 1911
And while certainly true by most measures —distinctive architecture, superior building materials and exquisite craftsmanship by unionized tradesmen — all that and more doesn't guarantee their long-term preservation and survival. Notwithstanding the ...
June 21, 2015
Home Grown: Testing the RGM 801 Aircraft
The 801 Aircraft, from RGM, the Lancaster County-based watch company owned by watchmaker Roland Murphy, is a past-meets-present creation that completes a unique clock-pocketwatch-wristwatch timekeeping trifecta. The dial The machines that turn the ...
June 23, 2015
The Battle of Waterloo, as it happened on June 18, 1815
For the first time since dawn, the valley floor is silent. A British soldier walks near and .. This little town with its distinctive church steeple could be the decider. Blücher believes that if he can take it .. This ammunition makes cannons ...
June 18, 2015
Audi A4 Avant
The related load-securing set consisting of a telescopic rod, straps and moveable eyelets can be stored in a recess in the loading floor. The tow-bar unlocks electrically by The underside of the engine compartment is sealed off from the road, and ...
June 28, 2015
Watches And Whisky: A. Lange & Söhne And DoubleWood
At 8 o'clock is the customary running seconds, at 4 o'clock are the chronograph minutes, plus chronograph split minutes and at the very centre is the rattrapante (split-seconds) hands. At 12 o'clock is the Founded in 1892 The Balvenie is one of the ...
June 19, 2015
Review: Decision by Carsten Höller at the Hayward Gallery
The floor levels dip down and ramp upwards, there are tight corners and the use of minimal sheet-metal amplifies noises and echoes, footsteps clanging above you, people talking, noises you can't locate – all contributing to the disorientation. It was ...
June 26, 2015
In the late 18th Century, the advent of the industrial revolution saw Britain become the world’s biggest producer of cotton. In particular, by 1860, Lancashire’s “dark satanic mills” were responsible for producing half of the world’s cotton supplies. Despite the cotton-weaving industry suffering decline during the 20th century, culminating in its extinction, remnants of Lancashire’s former commercial success remain. This county shares Lancashire’s rich history of manufacturing textiles, again formerly producing cotton, but also creating high-quality woolen fabrics. While many northerners talk of the so-called rivalry between the two counties, making reference to the War of the Roses (1455 – 1487), both Lancastrians and citizens of Yorkshire share much in common. Indeed, many of its inhabitants share a passion for cricket, rugby leagues, and a pint of beer. Moreover, such is the importance of beer for many northerners, the prevailing price of a pint is often another source of consternation. Today, I would go so far as to say that, despite being a Lancastrian, I share much in common with many Yorkshire folk.
And while certainly true by most measures —distinctive architecture, superior building materials and exquisite craftsmanship by unionized tradesmen — all that and more doesn’t guarantee their long-term preservation and survival. Fortunately, the 104-year-old Peoples Bank (now Commerce Bank) building at the southwest corner of the historic courthouse square appears to have avoided such a fate when one recent proposal to raze it and several other buildings was tabled for... When completed and opened in 1911, this handsome, seven-story bank and office high-rise earned the distinction of being the tallest building in Bloomington. Peoples Bank of Bloomington received its state charter in the spring of 1869, and less than two years later opened a four-story edifice on the same site of the current building. Designed by prominent Bloomington architect Arthur L. Pillsbury, the “new” Peoples Bank building was built in the “Chicago Tall” style, meaning the structural load was carried not by the masonry walls but rather a skeleton of structural steel —...
What do you get when you cross a historical, American-made pocketwatch with a clock made for military aircraft. The 801 Aircraft, from RGM, the Lancaster County-based watch company owned by watchmaker Roland Murphy, is a past-meets-present creation that completes a unique clock-pocketwatch-wristwatch timekeeping trifecta. The dial and hands were inspired by a clock developed jointly by Elgin and Hamilton during the 1940s for use in military aircraft. Today, the clock is known by the unromantic alphanumeric designation AN 5741-1. The 801 Aircraft’s movement is styled after the one used in an E. Howard pocketwatch produced in 1915. Today, both clock and pocketwatch are collectors’ items. Taking one step toward the center, the scale for the minutes and seconds is slightly sunken. The center portion of the dial, about the size of a dime, is sunken, and it hosts the a. m. hours and a small “RGM Professional” logo. The twin hour scales take a few minutes to get accustomed to, unless you’re the type who only looks at the hands. At the bottom of the dial, the oversize subsidiary seconds chapter is sunken and snailed. The modified diamond pointer hands are custom-made to follow the design of the AN 5741-1 clock. Though we like the shape and appreciate the historical fidelity, the hands strike us as slightly petite compared with the bold dial elements. We would have kept the diamond shape, but made the hands just a tiny bit beefier.
Woven Metal Clock with Distressed Look Face
Twists of metal and a clock face with an aged, weathered look give this distinctive timepiece an appealing edge. Both intricate and fanciful, the clock would be a perfect accent in any room of your home, and is finished in a rustic brown for added vintage ...
December 10, 2013
Sleek Buckingham Contemporary d Metal Wall Clock
Features: Metal wall ... this is the wall clock you should seriously consider buying. With a brown dial with age marks, and white border with chocolate brown bold digits, this wall clock not only displays time, but it does it in a distinctive way.
December 10, 2013