Merrell Chameleon

My Merrell Chameleon Mid Ventilator GTX ( oh how I yearned for the Titanium Vanden Plas Ghia Elegance GTI variant with climate control … ) have lasted a good distance in rough conditions. It’s distance, rather than time, that is the mark of a durable boot. My dad has some fine leather hiking boots that have “lasted” …

Patek Nautilus

Another helpful post for those having problems buying the correct wristwatch. My opinion of the Patek Nautilus 5711.     It’s a Rolex Submariner for those that find Rolex Submariners too cheap. In other words, it’s superb. Yet equally, it’s so obvious. Having said that, it has more class, in my opinion, than the versions …

Wristwatch Names

Names for watches are intended to appeal to their future owner’s aspirations. Hence lots of “Masters” – Sea, Marine, Speed all represented. Military watches are most often embellished with the word “Tactical” somewhere. Some suggestions I had for new names, should the big manufacturers be running out of ideas : The Rolex Salesmaster The Casio …

Fuji X100

Possibly the most loved and worshipped camera on the internet. If you read a review that mentions in appreciative tones “rangefinder-like” just ignore everything else the author writes. The X100 is not rangefinder like to anyone who has actually used a rangefinder. It’s a somewhat compromised camera with a shape that makes some buyers feel …

Rolex as an investment

Rolexes are a poor vehicle for investment. You may hear or read otherwise, especially from citizens of any nation whose currency has devalued during the credit-crisis. Such as the UK and USA. If you are English-speaking, and thus tend to read English-language web articles, blogs and fora, you are likely to obtain a biased opinion …