Weekly Wrist Watch Round Up

For the 2011 holiday season aBlogtoRead.com is giving away a total of ten watches. Winners will be chosen randomly and selected to win one of the available timepieces. Up for grabs are some desirable mechanical watches and cool gadget pieces.

While we tend to prefer “new” versus “old,” there is a certain charm in some vintage watches. A great brand to look at is Swiss Omega, and here is a very definitive guide to collecting the best timepieces from their past.

It is one of the most popular high-end wrist watches in the world, and for 2011 the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean watch has never been better. The review details both the titanium and steel version with Omega’s in-house made automatic caliber 8500 Co-Axial mechanical movement.

German watch brand Muhle Glashutte offers up a new version of their Terranaut (the Terranaut III Trail) watch with a vintage aviator look and four style options.

Designed in partnership with rally race driver Sebastian Loeb, Swiss Marvin watches released a new collection of Loeb Rally timepieces with handsome dark sporty looks and mechanical movements. Still cool if you don’t like or care about rally car racing.

A new column series called “Watch What-If” experiments with new colors styles for the world’s most popular wrist watch designs. See these artistic variations on the Rolex Submariner.

Limited to just a handful of pieces, the already high-end MB&F HM4 Thunderbolt gets a retro restyling to honor riveted World War II aircraft. The titanium and sapphire crystal case comes complete with pinup art on the MB&F HM4 Razzle Dazzle & Double Trouble watches.

This week we also talk holiday gifts on the Hourtime Podcast.