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Crazy Wants

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

You would think that with over 20 watches in my collection, I would have almost every type of watch out there.  In order of wanting, this is what remains on my wish list: Seiko Alpinst SARB17 The Green Seiko Alpinist Just an amazing looking watch in my opinion. Looks much more expensive than the $500 […]

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Oh so tempting panda

Friday, March 19th, 2010

I don’t usually look at vintage pieces, but this one is just calling me: It is a Seiko 6138-8020 “panda’ automatic chronograph.  It has nice, clean lines, a 12 hour chronograph and day and date.  To get these features in a new watch would cost you thousands.  On e-bay, examples are going for less than […]

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5 for less than $500

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Here are 5 watches under $500 that I really like (and don’t own): Orient 2ER00004D This one is just calling to me. I know it is a Rolex Submariner homage, but it is a pretty one. It is an Orient 2ER00004D, a hair over $100, just $110 on Amazon.  It looks remarkably like the Rolex […]

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Changing tastes

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Went through my list of watches that I ‘want’ and realized some really don’t appeal to me a much now.  I like a few new ones, as you can see below, and I want to pick more bands/bracelets as opposed to collecting more watches. New watches that I like: Seiko SNZF17K1 5 sprots. The SNZF17K1. […]

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Cream Faced

Monday, August 18th, 2008

I am looking for a nice cream or white faced watch.  I don’t have any ‘nice’ watches right now that fit that bill.  Here are a few I like: SNZE85 A Seiko 5 Sport SNZE85K1.  A really nice looking watch that is not too big (40mm), has a 22mm lug width, so it can share […]

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Funky finds….

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Spotted this monster on eBay.  It’s a Pulsar PK5003X.  Just $85.  It has a power reserve and a GMT ring.  Looks a little big, though.  I asked around the PMWF and it turns out it is 44mm across, a little too big for my wrists. I also saw this one: It’s a Seiko 5 SNK645.  […]

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Grail Watch

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

Most watch collectors have one (or a few) “Grail” watches. This is the watch you really really want, but for one reason or another, usually money, you usually don’t have that watch. For me, it is a rather modest watch, compared to a Rolex or an Omega, it is a Seiko Alpinist, SARB017. It is […]

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