Is it wrong for me to secretly covet another U-Boat? Ive always kind of liked the idea of a black watch, but PVD is a definate no-no for me, since it can come off easily and cant be fixed. Ceramic, while its a harder to scratch material, could totaly shatter or fracture if knocked hard enough, like the IWC Ceramic Pilot article that many have Corum 039-250-20-0F03FB30R WoMen's watch read.Ive owned a U-Boat Flightdeck Chrono in the past, but this ceramic dial with the cut-out arabics and markers along with the Ceramic case is really calling to me oversized 50mm case, with little attention to movement detail are big minuses against the watch, but I cant deny that the combination is enticing.Thats the one that I am coveting, but with recent purchases of watches, I cant justify buying a U-boat of this price range.
Team Astana announced this morning that it has resolved the financlial issues that saw Lance Armstrong, Levi Leipheimer, and the rest of the team riding the Giro dItalia in jerseys that had most of the logos removed, paving the way for the teams presence at next months Tour de France. The teams sponsors, a coalition of businesses Corum 196-250-20-0F01FM30R WoMen's watch from Kazakhstan, were several million dollars in arrears. Riders hadnt been paid in months, and the UCI was threatening to revoke the teams Pro Tour license before the Tour. This had led to speculation that team manager Johan Bruyneel would be awarded the license and would form a new team with Lance Armstrong and a new sponsor, with 2007 Tour de France champion Alberto Contador leaving for a Spanish team.
Those rumors now appear to be put to rest, meaning Astana could show up for the start of the tour with Armstrong and Contador, both former winners, plus Leipheimer and Andreas Kloden, both former podium finishers. Thats a lot of firepower.—John Bradleytwitter: johnwbradleyFull text of the Astana press release:Financial Problems Corum 196-250-20-0F11PN95R WoMen's watch Astana Cycling Team ResolvedAstana Cycling Team has a future again. Manager Johan Bruyneel has reached an agreement with the license holder, the Kazakh Cycling Federation (KCF).It was a fruitful meeting between Manager Johan Bruyneel, the managing company of Olympus SARL and KCF.