Saturday, August 21, 2010
A dragonfly is a type of insect belonging to the order Odonata, the suborder Epiprocta or, in the strict sense, the infraorder Anisoptera. It is characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, and an elongated body. Dragonflies are similar to damselflies, but the adults can be differentiated by the fact that the wings of most dragonflies are held away from, and perpendicular to, the body when at rest. Dragonflies possess six legs (like any other insect), but most of them cannot walk well.
Dragonflies are valuable predators that eat mosquitoes, and other small insects like flies, bees, ants, and butterflies. They are usually found around lakes, ponds, streams and wetlands because their larvae, known as "nymphs", are aquatic.
Credits to wikipedia.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
One of my favourite watches is this Casio G-Shock. The shape, the band, and its weight are making this watch the most comfortable one i ever had. You put it on hand and you forget you have it, it becomes a part of you. Its light, its durable and soft as velvet. It features a resin band and case with stainless steel reinforcement for maximum shock protection, and stailness steel back cover. A mineral glass its used for enhanced durability.
What makes this watch one of the most interesting on the market its his functions. It has a large and bright display, with auto illumination (blue electroluminescent panel) for night view. Hour and minutes are shown very big, very clear, with day-month and seconds on a secondary smaller line. Also shows day of the week.
It has about the basic and most important functions you expect from a watch of this kind. Along the hour, that can be set in 24h or 12h format, it also has a DST feature, a World Time option where you can see two time zones at the same time, has a timer and a stopwatch and you can set up to 5 alarms with snooze. Also has an hourly signal.
But the unique part of this watch its his "e-Data Memory". What this means ? You can save directly into your watch, depending of their lenght, up to 40 email adresses or webpages, and you can even protect them with a password. Isn't that cool ? Wait, its not all.
You can also use this feature for alarms. You are able to set 5 alarms using any day of the calendair for the whole year, and insert a text too, a text that will be displayed on your watch LCD when the alarm rings, an important event, a birthday or aniversary, or a meeting you don't want to miss. Awesome!
Who says the watches are useless ever since the mobile phone era ?
Highly recommended watch!
Monday, April 19, 2010
These Q&Q watches are quartz watches, powered by battery. The Q&Q have an outstanding look and they are very accurate, about 1-2 seconds a month, and also extremely cheap for prices between 15 and 30 €, depends from where you have them. But these incredible prices have their negative parts too. The biggest two are the case and the strap. The case its not stainless steel but cromed copper or brass. At prolonged use (months or years), the real aspect of the metal will come to surface in places where friction its high.
The other drawback its the strap, who is made from some kind of plastic copying leather pattern. I suggest replacing it with a real leather one, as the original will crack after a few months of usage.
But with these said, you still get a very good quality watch, who is very precise, very well built with nice finish and attention to details. See the photos in large size to convince yourself.
The little one, has a classic design, its very stylish, very light, very thin, and fits nicely when you have an elegant meeting. Its size its medium and can be weared by both male and female.
The bigger one has a larger diameter aprox 40mm (43mm with the crown), its a man's watch. Also features a date.
Being under warranty and having the back cover pressed instead if using a thread, i haven't opened any yet. But to my understanding from other possessors, they feature Miyota movements.
As many of you already know, beside photography, i love watches. Today i'll show you the Seiko 5 SNK807K2, the blue version of the Seiko 5 Aviator series. It features the well known day-date Seiko 7s26 automatic movement, which for my model has an aproximate accuracy of +10s/day. Means it gains about 10 seconds each day. The case its stainless steel with a nice titanium finish. I had to find out that the case its not all conditions resistent, when i had the unluck to hit mine on a concrete wall. It didn't broke but now has a very visible scratch. The strap its a highly resisten nylon band. There's also a version with stainless steel bracelet.
Because of his medium size, and light weight, the watch can be weared by both male or female. Its also classy enough to go well with most of daily use clothes, no matter if you are a sporty person or an elegant person.
Full specifications below:
Movement: Automatic (Self-Winding)
Caliber 7S26B : 21 Jewels
Dark Blue dial with blue Nylon strap
Arabic figures on dial
Day & date function
Regulated 24hrs scale
Stainless Steel Case
Strap width: 18mm
Case diameter: 37mm