very beautiful this watch
I think that this would never watch
look at photos of collectors
Last year I conguir a new complete with box serial low
look at the red cannon and very beautiful
Face: Cannon Red
I am loving every second of this watch! The Cannon Red Face is simply stunning alone and even better next to the Titanium Frame. One of the best watches both visually and mechanically. Based on the pics I felt the black dots on the red face destroyed the beauty on the watch however, when I saw this thing in person that theory was destroyed. It looked amazing. I never had a problem with the O engine system. The watch would stop working if left for days but would be easy to restart and never stopped while in use.. I have treated my watch carefully and with almost regular wear I have not scratched the surface, although careless wear would obviously cause scratches which would be distinct on this watch, given the titanium and the non-crystal face, thereby decreasing its visual affect. Otherwise this watch is simply the best. It I could give it more than 5 Skulls, I would.
Face: Carbon Fibre
I was in an O Store the other day, saw a brand new Timebomb standing proudly in a display case and was absolutely mesmerised; I did own one already, but it just reminded me of how mine looked when I first had it in my grubby little hands. Call me crazy, but I bought mine with the full-on intention of knocking it about (I got it second-hand, so I didn't feel too bad about it). It has held up pretty well despite the number of scratches on the band and some gouging on the crystal.
The Time Bomb does not have a lot of extras going for it, and is simple as simple can be. It employs a HardEx crystal instead of sapphire, while being quite strong is not scratchproof (this is because sapphire cannot angle the light onto the face as well at that curvature, apparently). The Time Bomb also does not have smooth hand motion, and does not have automatic date skipping (you will have to manually change the date to incorporate shorter months). Functionally, the most useful aspect of the Time Bomb is the O-Engine; a fancy name for the kinetic engine which charges the battery as the watch is swung on your wrist.
However, visually, the Time Bomb is unmatched and is the selling point for most. The design flows so well, so fluidly, and is an incarnation of the sculptural physics that Oakley boasts and achieves so well. In fact, it looks more like an industrial machine than something that simply tells you the time. There is even a small window on the back of the watch that most people won't even see (unless you show them!). This is where you can see the O-Engine grind gears into motion, and such attention to detail is undoubtedly a nice touch.
Pictures simply do not do; I seriously believe that the design can only be appreciated in person.
One thing that should be kept in mind is the size of the watch; some have mentioned that it is quite large due to the small angle at which the band can curve, but unless you have very thin wrists, it shouldn't be a problem to wear. For example, I have wrists which are roughly 16cm around but the Time Bomb accommodates nicely; the rubber unobtainium pads help massively in this regard. Also, though it is hefty, it is not heavy, thanks to light-weight Titanium. Finally, there is a barely audible buzz when the gears charge the capacitor; not really an issue in the real world environment.
The Time Bomb is now discontinued. If you do come across a Time Bomb, be sure to try it out; it's one of a kind.
Bought one used one back in the day. Although it does not get used very often, the watch comes alive after a few wiggles because it is automatic. Aside from the "x-metal" titanium finish, having the carbon fiber face is a very good complement for this watch. The only problem is that it has a glass face which is very prone to scratching and cracking. That is one of the main reasons I rarely wear this watch.
Face: titanium, white
I managed to snag both of these from the same local seller, new in metal vaults! I wear the white face daily and keep the titanium mint in box.
These are amazing. Powered by Seiko's kinetic drive, they last for virtually 15-20years without a hitch, before the capacitor needs replacing. The upgraded capacitor (Maxwell TC920S) is a Lithium titanium oxide cell with a Carbon Electrolyte... And this will last a LOT longer.
Downfalls are the ease of scuffing the Xmetal casing/band.. And the crystal not being sapphire. But it really doesnt bother unless you REALLY abuse your watches.
Styling is awesome. Much cleaner and more fluid than the tb2. These to me are the epitome of Oakley design watches. Get one if you can...