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A personal website that has a focus of affordable, mostly mechanical watches.

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Sad day for affordable watch lovers

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

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 bank to collected mechanical, new watches.  He shall be missed and I hope the forum […]

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Since I’ve been gone…

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

In case you have been wondering why posts have been scarce, here is a repost from my main blog: Three weeks ago, Tuesday, June 28, I collapsed on the way back from lunch at work.  I had just walked up an inclined ramp when my heart started pounding and I just could not catch my […]

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State of the Collection, September 2010

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Still working on my Speedmaster review (there is a lot to say about a fine time piece).  For now, I wanted to summarize my current collection, including what band/bracelet everything is on.  So, click above to see my collection.  All of the watches above are in the current rotation.  I have a few that are […]

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Watch lover’s nightmare

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

In the last 6 months or so, Oakbrook Center Mall (in Illinois) went from being a watch lover’s mecca to almost a desert. They have lost, in order: Bailey Banks & Biddle Swatch company store Movado company store Mont Blanc company store Bailey Banks and Biddle went out of business earlier this year.  Swatch and […]

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New photo of photo setup

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

I finally made myself a light box (also known as a light tent)  for taking some better photos of small objects, particularly watches.  I would rather spend money on watches than photographic equipment, so I followed these instructions. So, I finally took some photos of my setup.  I have the light box, a swing arm […]

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I need your help

Monday, November 26th, 2007

I have a wife and child, so I can’t pick up watches every day of the week. So, I come to you, dear readers, for watch reviews.  Any watch under $500 is just fine for me.  There are enough sites dedicated to watches that cost more than a used car.  You can post it here, […]

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