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Vostok Komandirskie #211428 “Battle cruiser”

Vostok Komandirskie #211428 “Battle cruiser” This is my first Vostok watch.  I have heard they are simple, reliable watches that come in hundreds of styles.  The Komandirskie (Commander) watch is a 17 jewel, hand wound watch.  Now that I have … Continue reading

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Site coming back to life

Getting back into the swing of my watch collecting, I discovered I have 2 watches I have not reviewed since getting my grail watch, the Seiko Alpinist, the SARB017.  It is a fine watch, but recently the watch collecting itch … Continue reading

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Marina Militare

When is a Panerai not a  Panerai?  When it is a Parnis Marina Militare. More than a year ago, I purchased a Parnis Marina Militare 42mm, with power reserve, automatic watch.  I purchased this model specifically because it has the … Continue reading

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How not to open a watch

  Whatever you do, don’t open a watch like this. They are delicate machines; hammering into one, jammed up against a door frame, makes a watch collector cry. The proper tools cost about $10 to $15 on eBay or Amazon. … Continue reading

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Watch of The Day

This is a feed of my instagram photos of my watch of the day.   by

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Orient Day Date CEV0J002B

Orient Day Date CEV0J002B I had my birthday a couple months ago and received a watch. It was not quite me, so I went ahead and bought this one instead. For years I really admired Orient’s homage watches. Sadly, since … Continue reading

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Watch of the day.

Watch of the day.  Orient day date homage on jubilee bracelet. by

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Apple Watch

A couple of days ago, Apple announced the Apple Watch.  To be honest, I think they are just the ugliest things out there, but I wanted to do a more objective comparison of what you get when you buy an … Continue reading

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Seiko Alpinist SARB017

Seiko Alpinist SARB017 The Grail.  For every watch collector, there is a ‘grail’ watch.  The one watch you have wanted for years, but could never justify the expense.  Some collectors shoot so high, they will never own that Rolex or … Continue reading

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Sad day for affordable watch lovers

I  just read that the owner and founder of the Poor Man’s Watch Forum was shot and killed.  I don’t know all the details, but it is very shocking.  The PMWF let me know you don’t have to break the … Continue reading

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