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So Close…

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

The good news is, my next watch is 2 blocks away, in a locked post office safe. The bad news is is that is it in a locked post office safe, 2 blocks away. So, come 7 A.M Monday morning, I will pick up this little beauty. I just knew they would try to deliver […]

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What makes a Seiko a Seiko

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

As you can probably tell, I am a big Seiko fan, however, I do own a Timex and a Fossil as well. Today I was wearing my Fossil Speedway chronograph, and I was wondering, are my Seiko’s really that much better? What makes a Seiko a Seiko? So, let’s compare 2 watches: Fossil Speedway Red: […]

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Watch disappointment and excitement.

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

Finally got my belated Orvis watch birthday present. From the moment I saw it, I didn’t like it. The face of it was huge and an ugly shade of brown. The movement was an ugly Chinese Seagull movement, nothing like what was shown on the website. I still don’t know how a movement can have […]

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CH-2365 Red Speedway Review

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

  CH-2365 Fossil Red Speedway Fossil red faced 12 hour chronograph, 3 sub dials. General Comments: This is my first analog quartz chronograph. We went out browsing at an outlet mall to get out of the house and Tiffany spotted this watch. I have been wanting a chronograph, as it is the only type of […]

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Monday, March 24th, 2008

Went to the Fossil outlet store, and Tiffany spotted this beauty: It’s a 12 hour quartz chronograph, with date.  It’s 42mm in diameter, so not too large, no larger than my Orange Bullet.  The overall fit and finish is excellent.  The bracelet is integrated, but uses solid links.  Lume is not great, but Seiko tends […]

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Back to desiring a chronograph

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

The one watch I am lacking from my small, but growing, collection is a chronograph. I had an analog/digital Timex chronograph, but that crapped out after about a year. Not a good sign. I want to stick to Seiko but that means I have get another quartz watch. A decent automatic chronograph is well over […]

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Went for a walk at lunch today, finally some good weather. Went to a local jeweler and tried on some pricier timepieces. I think beyond $500 or so, you have a timepiece instead of a watch. Well, it is still a watch. I tried on some Raymond Weils. Meh. Kinda nice looking, but there is […]

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2 watches, 1 birthday.

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

Turns out, in addition to my Seiko 5 Black, I am getting another watch: This will be the next watch, another automatic. It is an Orvis Automatic Field Watch, a larger watch, but it should be easy to read. I think I will more or less retire my light faced Timex after getting this watch. […]

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How not to sell a $2150 watch.

Friday, March 7th, 2008

I was looking at Baily Banks and Biddle *again* and looking at this watch: It’s a Breitling, SuperOcean in Coral. Pretty nice looking watch. The bezel turned well, with a little slop. Only 60 clicks, but acceptable. Oh, did I mention it costs well over $2,000? At the time, I was wearing this watch: That’s […]

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Initial Impressions of my latest watch.

Friday, March 7th, 2008

  Seiko SNKE03J1 Black All Black PVD Seiko 5 automatic General Comments: This is my fourth automatic watch.  This is another watch bought by Tiffany, the greatest wife in the world, for my 34th birthday. It sparkles on the wrist and looks very handsome, but not dressy. It is a Made in Japan Seiko 5, […]

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