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The Cult Classic Casio G-Shock GA2100 1-A-1 ‘CasiOak’

The Cult Classic Casio G-Shock GA2100 1-A-1 ‘CasiOak’

A G-Shock knows nothing of ostentation. It doesn’t care about the distinction of its wearer. It’s remarkably unfussy. There’s something about a G-Shock that goes against the core principles of purist watch obsessives. It works off a small circuit board and has tech-forward materials. And it was born in 1983, centuries after the era when the first watchmakers started writing the history of the mechanical timepiece.

 

History

And yet, the G-Shock GA2100 1-A-1 is perhaps the single G-Shock that’s most likely to convert people who don’t generally embrace the line of rugged watches. Historically, Casio has indulged in the frequent introduction of new G-Shock models. Since Kikuo Ibe introduced the hard-wearing watch to the world, the range of models has grown dramatically. Certain models spawning sub-followings within the larger G-Shock world. But the GA2100 1-A-1 has found popularity with folks beyond the typical G-Shock fanbase.

 

Case

So how does this watch manage to charm like the best of them? To start, it’s the thinnest G-Shock currently in production. The case is 11.8mm tall, and even more, it wraps around the wrist in a way that makes it feel even thinner. The plastic case is practically weightless. By design, there’s little room between the 48.5mm case and the watch bacause of the angle of the strap.

Carbon Core Guard

The case is wrapped around with the Carbon Core Guard tech. It is constructed with a thin layer of carbon fiber in order to bolster its strength. This helps to decrease the overall material usage without sacrificing any strength. The Carbon Core Guard doesn’t change the feeling on the wrist, but it does inspire a sense of confidence that the watch would be fine even if it were run over by a car. There’s a reason why G-Shocks are often worn by military and law enforcement personnel.

Specifications

And what’s more, it’s still very much an analog piece in that it features a traditional dial layout. Casio, king of digital timekeeping, is still fighting the good fight when it comes to keeping analog alive with the GA2100 1-A-1. Sort of. There is a digital display on the southeast quadrant of the dial, and that’s where you can cycle through all the aforementioned functions. And of course it lights up by pressing the clearly labeled “light” button at 2 o’clock. There’s even an analog day indicator at 9 o’clock.

Display

This variant of the GA-2100 flies under the radar with a stealthed-out aesthetic. The display features greyed hands against a dial that looks like it was 3D printed. The indices have enough dimensionality that it isn’t too difficult to tell the time in this ana-digi design. But don’t worry, this is a G-Shock after all, and you can still display the time on the digital screen.

The GA-2100 1-A-1 doesn’t ask you for much and it returns more than you’ve put in. It does have its flaws, of course, legibility being chief among them – but it does what it needs to do with a bit of flair and personality. It isn’t good at everything, but it comes through when it counts. That’s about all you can ask of a watch, at any price.

Make this cult classic your own at Linda & Co. Jewellers.

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Rado Captain Cook

Rado Captain Cook

A Guide to Rado Captain Cook Watches

Rado Captain Cook-  The brand was first founded in 1917 under the name Schlup & Co. by brothers Fritz, Ernst and Werner Schlup. The brothers converted part of their parents home into a watchmaking factory and though slowly at first, they grew and developed their business.

Rado is a globally recognized brand, famous for its innovative design and its use of the revolutionary materials to create some of the most beautiful and durable watches. Every since it’s beginning in Lengnau, Switzerland, Rado has been a pioneer, with the brand philosophy “if we can imagine it, we can make it” still holding true today.

Over the years, Rado has been able to develop different models of watches. As a globally recognized Swiss watch brand, famous for innovative design and the use of revolutionary materials to create some of the world’s most famous and long-lasting wristwatches.

Rado Captain Cook

Rado Captain Cook with Black Dial

When it comes to the dive watches Rado Captain Cook cannot be overlooked that has its own quirks and eccentricities. The Rado Captain Cook was made for the diving. It has everything a diver would need 220m water resistance rating, automatic movement, and a unidirectional bezel.

Rado Captain Cook with Brown StrapRado Captain Cook with Green Dial

 

 

 

 

An original look from 1962 is brought to life in a new and improved form for the twenty-first century. With vintage details and styling true to the original, and up-to-date features that make it a match for modern wearers, Captain Cook is a watch designed to stand the test of time. This model features a bronze case for a perfect combination of ancient and modern materials.

Apparently, divers from the past loved this design, which contributed to the Rado Captain Cook’s iconic status. Furthermore, the small rotating anchor at the top also caught the audience’s attention. Both of these design cues would go on to be staples in future models.

At Baselworld 2017, the Swiss brand took the stage by storm by reacquainting us with a modern watch that’s inspired by the famous Captain Cook. And when we said “modern”, we only meant the inside of the watch because it definitely looks a lot like the ’60s version of the Rado Captain Cook.

By this time, Rado has upped its research when it comes to materials. The new models now use high-tech ceramic for their bezels, which make it more durable. Let’s find out what other new surprises the Rado Captain Cook watch has for us. Click here to find out more about Rado Cook Watches at Linda and Co.

As a Rado Official Stockist , Any model from the collection is available to order. View the full range at www.Rado.com

 

 

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The Longines Legend Diver Watch

The Longines Legend Diver Watch

The Longines Legend Diver Ref. L3.774.4.50.0, or “LLD” for short, is a contemporary redesign of a venerable old classic. In the late 1950s, Longines released the Nautilus Skin Diver. This was their response to an explosion of dive watches at the time. Indeed, the period from the 1950s to the early 1960s gave us some of the most iconic dive watches ever made, such as the Rolex Submariner.

The Legend Diver takes its inspiration primarily from the Reference 7042. However, it also steals the more popular hands from the later 7594 watch. The LLD even comes with a 3 o’clock date window, a modern feature that you couldn’t find on older watches in this series. In fact, the very first production run of the LLD came without a date window, which makes that particular run unique. Finally, the LLD has modern screw-down crowns, which hadn’t been invented when the 7042 was produced.

The Case and Crystal

The Longines Legend Diver has a slim, round profile, with a 42mm diameter and a 12.7mm thickness. This gives it a medium wrist presence, while still keeping the weight to a minimum. Its 22mm lugs accommodate mid-sized straps, allowing for plenty of other options if you don’t like the stock strap. The steel is brightly polished, with a smooth finish and no bezel to speak of. In fact, the steel seems to curve into the side of the crystal prematurely, which makes the already highly-arched crystal seem to pop even further out. The sapphire crystal itself is scratch-resistant, with an anti-reflective inner surface. This makes the dial easy to read, although the arched design will obscure details at a wide angle.

A Rich Monochrome Dial

The Legend Diver’s dial has a classic, monochrome design, with white numerals and indices painted on a black satin lacquered background. The outer index consists of bold hashes, with larger hashes at the five-minute marks. Arabic numerals are sparse, located only at the 6, 9, and 12 o’clock positions. At the 3 o’clock position, you’ll find the aforementioned date window. All of the index markings, as well as the date window, are painted with a Super-LumiNova finish that glows bright in the darkness.

The minute hand is similarly painted, with a slim profile and stainless steel skeleton that’s as elegant as it is functional. The hour hand is shorter and broader, with an arrow-shaped Super-LumiNova-coated head and a thicker frame. The second hand is nearly as fine as a needle, and practically invisible in the dark.

A Reliable Movement

The LLD utilizes Longines’ modified ETA Caliber L888 movement. As you might expect, this is a self-winding automatic movement that keeps running as long as it’s being worn. In fact, it will keep running for a good while afterwards. With a 72-hour power reserve, you can take the Legend Diver off on Friday, and put it back on on Monday morning with nearly a full day’s worth of power to spare.

This is an impressive movement, with an accuracy of +/- 5 seconds per day. It’s also very smooth-operating, with a frequency of 25,200 beats per hour.

An Embossed Leather Strap

The Legend Diver comes with an attractive black leather strap, which is stitched around the edges and reinforced with nylon at the lugs. It’s mostly smooth, but the inside is embossed with a Longines logo that you’ll never even notice.

Shop The Longines Legend Diver Ref.L3.774.4.50.0 at Linda & Co. Jewellers.

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Seiko Watches Guide

Seiko Watches Guide

Seiko Watches Guide

A Short History of Seiko Watches

– The story of Seiko watches began in 1881, when a 21 year old entrepreneur,
Kintaro Hattori, opened a shop selling and repairing watches and clocks in central Tokyo.

Today, after more than 130 years of innovation, Kintaro Hattori’s company is still dedicated to the perfection that the founder always strove to achieve.

Seiko Watches Model Line Up Linda and Co

The Seiko model is massive, its reach global, its diversity unrivalled. It occupies many price points, from sports watch to handcrafted Grand Seiko. Moreover, Seiko is continuously updating its catalogue with newer model and limited editions watches.

So, welcome to the brand breakdown of various Seiko model available at Linda and Co.

Seiko Presage

Seiko Watches Presage

Presage combines a Japanese aesthetic sense with traditional craftsmanship and Seiko’s mechanical watchmaking skills in an original collection that offers Japanese beauty, quality and long-lasting performance. Presage is the dress watch equivalent to Prospex: affordable, durable watches with styles that range from modern and edgy to classic and retro.

Browse through our website to look at different Seiko Presage Model.

Seiko Prospex 

Seiko Watches Prospex SPB143J

Seiko Prospex challenges every limit, with a collection of timepieces for sports lovers and adventure seekers whether in the water, in the sky or on land. Since launching Japan’s first diver’s watch in 1965, Seiko’s innovative technology has changed global standards. We are constantly striving to bring ever greater reliability and safety to both professional and recreational divers.

Click on the following link to check our Seiko Prospex Model 

Seiko Le Grand Sport

Seiko Watches Le Grand Sport

Seiko Le Grand Sport are elegant, stylish, sophisticated and practical. Although we shouldn’t be surprised because this is what we have come to expect from Seiko.

The Seiko Le Grand Sport is the perfect watch for all-day wear or for any formal occasion. For over 130 years now, Seiko has created timeless and innovative watches and the Le Grand Sport is no different.

Come in-store or search online for Seiko Le Grand Sport to find your perfect timepiece from Seiko Watches.

Seiko 5

Seiko 5 Automatic Watches

For over 50 years, Seiko 5 Sports has delivered consistently high levels of reliability, durability, performance and value that have endeared it to lovers of mechanical watches worldwide. Today, with the creation of a new design and a broad new collection, this much loved timepiece is re-born. Welcome to the new Seiko 5 Sports, a collection with all the same values but a fresh new look.

Find out more about Seiko 5 model watches at Linda and Co.

Seiko Coutura

Seiko Coutura Perpetual Solar

Classic everyday style and desirable perfection meet in one watch with the Coutura collection. New perpetual chronographs and kinetic watches offer the most advanced environmentally-friendly watch technology. Diamonds, ceramic and mother-of-pearl dials create a collection ideal for the fashion forward woman. Seiko Coutura watch collection offers Perpetual Chronographs, Solar and Kinetic movement watches.

Come in-store or search online for Seiko Coutura Collection to find your perfect watch today.

Seiko Astron 

Seiko Astron GPS

The world’s first GPS solar watch. By connecting to the GPS network, the Astron adjusts at the touch of a button to your time zone and, by taking all the energy it needs from light alone, never needs a battery change.

The new Astron set a new standard of super-high-precision innovation and, like its 1969 predecessor, followed the evolutionary path of taking a technology that existed in other forms and bringing it to the wrist in a watch that was lighter, thinner and smaller in volume than anything ever imagined before. Now, nine years later, Astron GPS Solar has taken this technology to a new level.

Visit our store or search online to look at different Seiko Astron series.

Seiko Conceptual 

Seiko Premier

The Seiko Conceptual Regular collection boasts cutting edge design and style, as well as models with a classic look and feel. Combining affordability and style, Seiko Conceptual watches really hit the mark and offer an impressive selection of men’s and ladies classic analogue and sports chronograph options. Seiko Conceptual watches feature either solar or quartz movement for time accuracy and dials up to 45mm. With a choice of hard-wearing fabric, durable silicone, or stainless steel bracelet straps, you’ll be spoilt for choice with these up-to-date designs.

Find out more about Seiko Conceptual on Linda and Co website or in store.

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SEVENFRIDAY : A Leap of Faith

SEVENFRIDAY : A Leap of Faith

SEVENFRIDAY was founded in Zurich, Switzerland, in 2012 by Dan Niederer and Arnaud Duval. SevenFriday watches make a real statement with their unique and iconic designs. Niederer believes that a quality watch can be aesthetically top of the range but at an affordable price.

Founder Dan Niederer calls the decision to start SEVENFRIDAY “stupidity” with a hint of ‘’midlife crisis’’ and a strong desire of not being able to work with anymore that allowed him to realize his dreams

After realizing working for others was not for him. He decided to carve his own path and decided to  take a leap of faith to create a new brand. With co-founder and designer Arnaud Duval, work on the project started in 2008/2009 while Niederer was living in Bangkok. In 2012, when he moved back to Switzerland, SEVENFRIDAY became his full-time activity. The first SEVENFRIDAY sold in July of the same year.

SEVENFRIDAY watch collections are pretty unique. The squared-off watch cases and intricate dial designs are instantly recognizable. They showcase a balanced combination of industrial design and originality.

Looking to buy or Inquire. Look no further. To check the full collection, simply click here to check out all the SEVENFRIDAY collections.

To view one of the largest Watch Collections in Australia, visit Linda and Co Jewellers (Premium Authorised Dealer) located in Rhodes – Broadway and Macquarie Shopping Centres in Sydney.

If you prefer to shop SEVENFRIDAY Watches online browse now and find your next watch.

 

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Maurice Lacroix : Get to Know it’s Watches

Maurice Lacroix : Get to Know it’s Watches

The Legacy

The headquarter located in the heart of Swiss Jura Mountain, Maurice Lacroix was  was founded as part of Desco von Schulthess of Zurich in 1975. Founded in 1889, Desco von Schulthess (Desco) is an older company with roots in the silk trade.

Brand Value

The company philosophy lies in its commitment to uphold the long tradition of high-standard Swiss watchmaking craftsmanship. The success relies of Maurice Lacroix lies on a method consisting of reliability, determination, quality.

Reputation

Maurice Lacroix enjoys the reputation of one of the affordable luxury watch manufacturer. Given the fact the company started with a watch assembly factory and sourcing agents for several other brands, they are known as one of the expert watch assemblers.

Over the years, Maurice Lacroix has moved from strength to strength and has proved with its latest watch collections that it is now as competent in creative design as it is in technical prowess.

Some of the Maurice Lacroix Models

Maurice Lacroix Eliros EL1098-SS002-410-1

The calm, relaxed temperament of the Eliros collection provides an interesting contrast with the notion of recording elapsed time where speed is critical and fractions of a second matter. However, the Eliros 40mm Chronograph simultaneously combines both characteristics in one harmonious composition.

The inventory of functions also includes hours, minutes, a small seconds display and a chronograph. Indeed, while proving stylish no vital information is overlooked. Once more, in common with other Eliros models, subtle details augment ownership delight.

Maurice Lacroix A16028-SS001-030-1

In a freshly restyled AIKON case, Maurice Lacroix has fitted a new manufacture, open worked, automatic caliber of unique design. True to its vocation of manufacturing high quality timepieces at an affordable price, deeply rooted in urban and contemporary culture, Maurice Lacroix presents AIKON Automatic Skeleton.

In the spirit of contemporary creation, Maurice Lacroix has made AIKON Automatic Skeleton the sum of many new features. In a wide AIKON case, reshaped in order to house this new type of movement, Maurice Lacroix gives the manufacture ML234 caliber its maiden voyage. It is open worked according to a whole new pattern, designed purposefully for this timepiece. At the crossroads between two Maurice Lacroix ranges, AIKON Automatic Skeleton blends the AIKON design cues with the watchmaking substance characteristic of the Masterpiece collection.

Maurice Lacroix Fiaba FA1003-PVP06-110-1

Irrespective of how you define your personality, there is a Fiaba which can express your character with majestic lines and, courtesy of a reliable Swiss movement, provide a loyal partner for life’s special moments.

Looking to buy or Inquire

Look no further. To check the full collection, simply click on the here to check out all the Maurice Lacroix collections.

To view one of the largest Watch Collections in Australia, visit Linda and Co Jewellers (Premium Authorised Dealer) located in Rhodes – Broadway and Macquarie Shopping Centres in Sydney.

If you prefer to shop Maurice Lacroix Watches online browse now and find your next watch.

 

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Reason to own Oris Watch

Reason to own Oris Watch

History 

Paul Cattin and Georges Christian in the Swiss town of Holstein are the founder of Oris. They buy the recently closed Lohner & Co watch factory, and on June 1, 1904 the two men enter into a contract with the local mayor. They name their new watch company Oris.

What makes the Oris Watch so Unique ?

Maker of the mechanical watches. One of the small handful of Swiss watch brands that makes mechanical watches.

100 years of watch making experience. The watches are made in such a way that is built to last longer and give you a lifetime enjoyment.

Innovative with its classic and unique design they use the Red Rotor which is a registered trademarked as a symbol of this approach.

Oris are Swiss Made and have a classic design. They are also high-tech watches with superior steel and crystals. It is hard to find a watch with so much at this good of a price point.

Oris Australia

To check the full collection, simply click on the here to check out all the Oris collections.

To view one of the largest Watch Collections in Australia, visit Linda and Co Jewellers (Premium Authorised Dealer) located in Rhodes – Broadway and Macquarie Shopping Centres in Sydney.

if you prefer to shop Oris Watches online browse now and find your next watch.

 

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Frederique Constant at Linda and Co

Frederique Constant at Linda and Co

A Bit of History

Frederique Constant was established in the year 1988. The first collection comprising 6 models was announced and lunched in 1992 by Aletta Bax and Peter  Stas.  From watch production, to initial design, to final assembly. Watche are manufactured and designed by Frederique Constant or by independent designers contracted for a specific series of models.

Frederique Constant has grown into one of the larger Swiss watch manufacturers. In 2011, production reached over 120,000 watches, sold in over 2,700 points of sale in more than 100 countries. Frederique Constant positions itself in the accessible luxury segment, with most of its watches selling in the price range of CHF 1,000–5,000 retail.

What is special about Frederique Constant ?

Frederique Constant is focused on affordable luxury watches and has seen success with its heart beat movement, the first such caliber made in-house, with a bridge for the balance wheel on the front side of the movement (patented design).

Why should you buy Frederique Constant ?

The watches are incredibly well made, the designs are beautiful and they feel much more like luxury watches than their price tag would indicate! So if you are looking for a sleek and sophisticated new watch then you would be making a great decision to buy Frederique Constant Classics watches today.

Frederique Constant is famous for its high quality classical watches at sensible prices. Discover Swiss-made luxury watches on Linda and Co site or in store.

Frederique Constant

To check the full collection in our store, simply click on here to check out all the Frederique Constant collection.