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TX T3C307 Gents Chronograph Black Leather Strap Watch
TX T3C307 Gents Chronograph Black Leather Strap Watch

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TX is a name to remember, 13 Jan. 2012
Just got my third TX one for my lady equals four!
The first is 4 years old now (700 series,T3B911),the second is 2 years old (800 series,Titanium,black silicone strap,T3C316) and now this.
So you can say that i have put plenty a mile to them...and i work with my hands- i'm not a suit and collar guy!
What can i say?
The designs are sporty and unique but elegant (never over the top!),they are very reliable (battery lasts for ages),
the quality of workmanship is superb (just look on the details!)...
The polished metal stays polished,the black surfaces don't fade,the mechanisms are a joy to use,the sapphire glass
is "gorilla" type,the buckles and leather straps or bracelets are trully first rate...
The ones that have metal bracelets or silicone strap i use on shower and sea swimming without a single problem so far.
Don't kid yourselves:these are superb quality watches at surprisingly "affordable" prices!
My first day at the gym wearing this least three guys were all over me about it,
admiring it and asking about how expensive it was...
It's the same story with every model...
A courrier guy delivers a package and commends on my steel 700 series...(Ouch!How much did this set you back?)
At a dinner out with friends (one wearing a run of the mill Rolex costing 3000+ euros)
a friends wife commends on my 800 series Titanium black and asks to inspect it...
The Rolex guy admits it looks and feels like a million $ and at the same time complaints
about having taken his watch for service/tuning twice within 4 years...
Each "service" was charged almost at a price equal to the one these watches cost!
My wife wears the T3C255 perpetual calendar i bought her as a present...
and her girlfriends at work notice it (ohhh,ahhh!) from the first moment...
She adores it!
I prefer treating myself with one every two years and have an arsenal of great watches (real man's only jewel!)
for every situation...
My 2 cents...

Price: £12.78

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars First class as always, 17 Oct. 2008
This review is from: HERE IS WHAT IS (Audio CD)
Another cracking alboum by Daniel.Moody ,broody,emotionaly provocative and
filled with moments of stunning melodic beauty.Everything you knew about
his music is here for enjoyment.You are all called to participate to the mass of his "church in the suitcase".Thank you Daniel,we are praying to the same god...

Tracy Chapman
Tracy Chapman
Price: £3.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply a masterpiece, 17 Oct. 2008
This review is from: Tracy Chapman (Audio CD)
Just to say that i own it on LP and whenever i play this alboum i can't stop the tears from my eyes.I'm 43,father of two children but this music
turns me into a kid that has lost it's most beloved toy...Simply brilliant!


5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece!, 16 July 2008
This review is from: Acadie (Audio CD)
I have this record in my collection for a number of years.Every time i hear it again it's like the first time!I have to admit that i can't get enough of these Lanoiesque sonic landscapes.To the contrary of others here i tend to like more the "fisherman's daughter" and the "white mustang II".I can understand the beauty of the other songs but for me the Lanois' musical genius really shines when he just plays his heart out ...

At the End of Paths Taken
At the End of Paths Taken
Price: £10.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is no Springsteen's substitute!, 26 Nov. 2007
...and of course Bruce's music can't substitute this either!I can understand having difficulty to grasp the music and meanings from
the first listen but if you don't even's your loss!
Here we have their best effort since "Lay it down".It's all here:
the voice,the compositions,the feeling...but there are new things
too.Beautifull strings (Spiral down),superbly played hard rocking guitar (Cutting board blues),"common" songs full of that special "Junkies"
quality (Brand new world-Follower 2-Blue eyed saviour),vivid country colours (Someday soon),and a very welcomed first:subterranian,post rock vibes (My little basquiat-It doesn't really matter anyway-Mountain)that made me check if the producer was Daniel Lanois or Hector Zazou!All in all,an alboum they should be proud of and another masterpiece for our "specials" vault.
A masterpiece!

The Ragpicker's Dream
The Ragpicker's Dream
Price: £5.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good old laid back rock and roll, 3 Nov. 2007
This review is from: The Ragpicker's Dream (Audio CD)
You know what you'll get with this:Fine songs,lyrics-often with a twist,some brilliant moments of guitar playing and a slow-
laid back feeling all along.You'll LOVE "Coyote",especially when
you're in your car and feel like putting the pedal to the metal...

Live - A Fortnight In France
Live - A Fortnight In France

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Second ressurance..., 2 Nov. 2007
Her second live alboum is a testament of what is lurking in our mind for some years now.That we are happy to listen and savour on the music of a very rare musical jenius.Jazz is just a springboard for this wonderfull lady.Her two live albums so far proove that jazz is a too narrow street for her.
Rock and pop are among the stones she's stepping on to communicate her message.And what a message that is!Sometimes blue,sometimes jazzy,sometimes relentlesly rocking (not just in sound but in meaning too)-all in all a great concert to witness and tell your grandchildren about!Patricia i trully am in love with your mind,please keep making this
wonderfull music...

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Price: £5.94

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Take no prisoners..., 26 Oct. 2007
This review is from: Presence (Audio CD)
Remember Iron Butterfly?Presumably the first hard rock-metal(?) band that
made their name on one hit (In a Gadda da vida).Well,there are a lot of succesful bands out there that will never produce something even remotely
significant as the three top songs in here "Achilles last stand","Tea for one" and "Nobody's fault but mine".And they're not even similar.Each song
takes it's own path...and all lead to heaven.The third is a stomp rocker
like something taken of their first album,the second is a gut wrecking 90's blues and the first...oh,the first is the most "modern" epos i've heard so far.Forget the vocals(!)forget the guitars(!) and focus on the rythm section-that's what raises this song to everestian highs.I would rate this album with five stars for this song only.Enough said-get it!

Lay It Down
Lay It Down
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £9.62

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wolf among the sheep?, 26 Oct. 2007
This review is from: Lay It Down (Audio CD)
As others eloquently described before me,this is a masterpiece.Period.The difference is that this a more "rocking" alboum.The sound is much more guitar+drums oriented and this along with the final mixing produces a sound more mainstream than the Cowboy Junkies' usual.I don't mean that this is an "easy" or mass targeted album-far from it.It's just not so esoteric as the "Pale sun,cresent moon".It's got rocking rythm in it,and sometimes that's not so bad.All the rest is here:superb lyrics,ethereal
vocals and a band really going at it.What more can you ask?Please repeat it...

Pale Sun Crescent Moon
Pale Sun Crescent Moon

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorites..., 19 Oct. 2007
This review is from: Pale Sun Crescent Moon (Audio CD)
I've had this album for the last five years.So my opinion isn't based on
last night's enthusiasm.This is one of their darkest albums with some amazing lyrics and superb music as usual.I would say that "First recollection","Seven years","Pale sun" and "Hunted" are my favorites
-yours may differ,that's the good thing about "cult" bands:there are no
"hits" per se.IMHO after the Trinity and Lay it down alboums it's the
next best.I have a very soft spot for the song "Pale sun".I think (lyric-wise) it's the most pessimistic,cynic(?)song they've done ever, and all of us listening to this group know that listening to their albums guarantees
a downer...anyway.If you like Cowboy Junkies you got to have this one,if
it's your first taste leaves a sour taste in your mouth.

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