The Nixon Sentry A105 with leather strap is one of the most popular timepieces front the American watchmaker. It comes in various colors but the one with black dial and tan leather is the one I like so much and which I have chosen for this review, but it´s alright since the other color variation have pretty much the same characteristics.
Sentry Case and Dial
42mm wide not very large and looks really good. with a nice clean modern design with not being too bold too industrial. With no numerals on it with a classic and clean look like the one of the 80´s. The hour markers shaped like wedges which are not only applied like in other bolder watches, but they are raised like a deep cut in a wheel of a car which gives the watch more depth. The hour markers are all bright white which contrasts very well with dark grey of the dial. The minute markers are really nice looking blue a bit close to a lazer blue same as the second hand. It gives the watch a very cool sporty look. All these details and elements which are lightly colored really elevates the watch to the next level. The case is a very cool stainless steel shaped in a cylindrical way with the Nixon logo on the crown on the edge.
The Strap Leather
The leather on the Nixon Sentry is a genuine one, a bold tan khaki like a nice, classy car seat’s color. The edges are not really finished which gives a cool look and makes it feel authentic and seems natural. The leather gets darker over time which is a warning printed by Nixon and stick to the back case of the watch, which is not a problem because I personally like the look of leather when it gets old.
With small black and blue stitches, these two colors goes very well with dial as the dial´s background is all black and the same blue is found on the seconds sweeping hand. It has a clasp buckle in which is engraved the NIXON letters same as in the logo but without the symbol found on the crown.
The Nixon Sentry Leather A105 is 100 Meters water resistant and weighs 8.80 Ounces. This watch is equipped with a Japanese quartz with 3 hands with day and date. The Nixon Sentry is no doubt one of the fashionable timepieces in the world of watches. This watch is ideal for anyone seeking a watch that has more design and appeal than it does mechanical value. The price range of the Sentry leather is between $117 and $135.
Earthwood manufactures wooden watches and sunglasses on earth. The brand’s name is linked to earth because of natural materials that Earthwood uses in their watches. Rosewood and Bamboo are mostly the types used by Earthwood. Watches shapes are various, round rectangular small and big. You find all wooden watches, as well as watches where only the case is made wood. Wood used by Earthwood is Eco-Friendly and 100% natural.
Design of Earth Wooden Watches
With many brands today entering the wooden watches business, design of these natural timepieces has improved since the traditional wood watch originally manufactured by woodworking amateurs on their garage. The Earthwood watches designs vary mainly on the three levels: the case, the dial and the strap. You find round, oval and rectangular shapes. The pseudo-bezel like on the Raywood model gives a more sturdy look and has numerals engraved on it. While this bezel is originally designed to rotate, on this watch it’s only a decoration and it does look nice. You find different dials on Earthwood watches. Most of the time, the dial is made of the same wood as the whole watch. On other models, the dial is of a different color than the case and the band. Another design feature is the numerals designed to indicate the time. On the majority of Earthwood watches, small sticks are in the place of numbers that indicates time. This gives the watch a minimalist look. On some models, you can find the 12,3,6, and 9 numerals only. On the latest collection from Earthwood called “Aztec”, there are only small stick in the place of indices. The Aztec collection features a wooden case with a leather band, while most of the other watches are all wooden (the case and the band). The logo of the brand has also evolved since the beginning, while there was always “Earth” plus the globe as a logo positioned on the top near the 12 o’clock, now Earthwood has decided to put only the globe as logo signature which is a lot better as it’s less busy. The logo is also engraved on the wooden case-back as well as the bracelet’s claps. The glass used on these watches is scratch resistant according to Earthwood.
Earthwood watche are splash resistant, not water resistant. The difference is that you wash your hands with them or walk safely while it rains with the watch on your wrist, but certainly not swim or dive with these watches.
Earthwood watches are nicely designed wooden timepieces that are among the top watches of this category and are contributing to the new fashion of stylish wood watches which have been neglected for a long time.
It’s in Switzerland where Invicta Watch Company has started it’s successful adventure, more precisely in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Many people think that Invicta is originally from United States because of its popularity there, but it’s Raphael Picard the founder of this amazing watchmaker. The company was founded in 1837 and was run by the Picard family, but in 1991 a United States based company bought it. This why Invicta watches are more popular in America than any other country in the world, marketing. Invicta is now based in Hollywood.
Invicta Watches Strength
Invicta means “Invincible” in Latin. Though everyone knows that no human is invincible, Invicta “today” is one of the most successful watchmakers. While many people criticizes the quality of Invicta watches, the price range of its timepieces when considering the quality/price factor is one of the best found in the United States. This is what makes the strength of Invicta. Also, the successful homage, or successful copying if you want, of Invicta from major luxurious brands Such as Rolex and Seiko is another point that makes it popular as it makes the fans of these expensive amazing timepieces able to get the same look at an extremely lower price. Needless to say that the quality is not the same.
Invicta Watches Reviews
Watches fan and watches collectors don’t look for information the same way as an ordinary guy wanting to buy a watch. A review is a piece of report that has the aim to go deeper in the characteristics of a watch to make the buyer more aware of the pros and cons of the timepiece. In today’s Internet, and with the sponsored ads, many bloggers try to highlight only the pros in order to get the commission from the advertiser which makes the watch review less helpful. I wouldn’t say not helpful at all because Invicta watches, like all other watches has clear characteristic that you can find in any review and which could help you decide if it’s worth the dollar or not.
Invicta Jason Taylor
One of the marketing success of Invicta is the collaboration with Jason Taylor. J.T is former Miami Dolphins defensive end. Invicta has named a watch collection after his name and which started to be available by the end of 2012 at retailers like Amazon.com, Tourneau and Zales according to bizjournals.com. The JT collection consists of limited edition watches which their designs are the fruit of collaboration of both Jason Tylor himself and Invicta design team. In addition to that, other masterpieces were selected in order to be modified according to Taylor’s style. Invicta Jason Tylor Bolt is one of the popular watches from this collection. The prices of these timepieces, which are delivered in a custom-designed white collector case, are between $300 and $1,500, depending on the model.
Invicta watches has some good timepieces, but these ones are not cheap at all, and others which are really a bargain and which are ideal for everyone who’s fan of luxurious watches look and don’t have the money to get one of these.
Birkenstocks haven’t been original only because of their iconic design, but also because of their comfortability. These orthopedic sandals have many characteristics that make them so interesting, not only for the pleasure of walking, but especially for the health of your feet. Just like a title of The Washington Post article suggests: “Comfort shoes aren’t necessarily good for you”, one must not only choose the more comfortable shoe but also the one that suits your feet’s health needs.
Whether or not you are in a work environment that involves long hours standing and moving, choosing the right shoes is beneficial for the health of your feet, especially after the widespread of some feet conditions like Plantar Fasciitis, which is reported to be 80% of the cases that experience heel pain. A good reason to think about getting a pair of shoes or sandals like Birkenstocks that are designed to keep the foot’s natural padding under the heel to provide stability since these footwear have a deep heel cup.
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People who are overweight are more exposed to heel pain problems than others. Birkenstock sandals have also another feature called “weight distribution” that is beneficial for this case, as it has a Contoured Footbed and a cork-latex core for more foot support.
More is More
Birkenstock sandals have a footbed that submit to the characteristic of the feet in a way that every worn Birkenstock is different from the others as it takes the shape of the wearer’s foot like a footprint in the sand. Wearers of these have reported that the more you wear them the more comfortable they become.
To conclude, Birkenstock footwear are worth the dollar since they are beneficial for your feet, body and they do look nice in addition to being an item of fashion trend right now.
Just like everything in the fashion industry, not all designers think of comfort first. The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) have reported that 60% Americans who have experienced heel pain over the past year also have had trouble performing life’s daily activities.When you deciding to choose you next pair of shoes, you’d better consider ones that that will help keep your feet safe from injuries such as calluses and blisters,and also prevent ankle twists.A walking shoe must meet some characteristics like shock absorption ability and reasonably lightweight. Other characteristics are to consider which i will talk about in this article.
How to know if shoes are good ?
The basic parts of a walking shoe are the main points that help evaluate the foot suitability. The way by which a footwear is made plays a crucial role in its function as well as its fit. Many brands, like Birkenstock, pay close attention to the different feet shapes and also the long term impact of the foot on the footwear to provide not only comfort but also stability.
Insole. Also called sockliner, is ,in some shoes, made from molded polyurethane or EVA. It could also have extra shock-absorbing materials under the ball and heel of the foot. It function as a support to your foot and arch. You can wash them entirely when you feel it’s necessary, but not all brands comes with removable.
Midsole. Is where the most shock absorption comes to play (or must be) and which results in comfort and foot security.
Achilles notch. Allows the Achille tendon to relax a bit by decreasing the amount of stress on it.
Ankle collar. Usually made of soft material and designed to cushion the ankle.
Upper. The top part of the shoe that is sewn or glued to the midsole, usually in leather or mesh.
Outsole. Is the part that get the most damage as it get direct contact to grounds. So you’d better choose a quality outsole brand. When the outsole is deteriorated, it could lead to serious health problems. And always check if it is not too smooth for reasonable traction maintenance.
Toe box. Is the part of the shoe that could protect you or not from calluses. An ideal toe box should have a round and roomy space.