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Watch Review: Vintage Waltham Small Seconds

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Vintage Waltham, Small Seconds When going to my usual antique store for vintage watches, the owner said he had a new shipment for me.  Did he ever!  I picked up two watches.  This was the first I pulled out the bucket.  A stunning, blue, Waltham watch, with small seconds.  I really wanted a small seconds […]

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3 new reviews coming

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

As a teaser, 3 new watch reviews are coming, 2 Timex’s and  Waltham. by

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Caravelle, Vintage

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Vintage Caravelle, Hand Wind aWhat we have here is a simple, hand wound Caravelle watch (by Bulova) made in 1969.  It has a 7 or 17 jewel (probably 17) Citizen made movement.  It is a Japan made watch, with Ttritium painted dial.  The dial is a subtle, satin finish with Arabic markers.  The hands are […]

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Watch Review: Timex vintage 46150

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Review Timex 46150 from 1973 As part of my expanding vintage watch collection, I have added a Timex Automatic watch from 1973. It has a nice mid seventies look to it, complete with pillow shaped case and abstract styling. The dial is a gray metallic with ‘H’ shaped markers with a splash of red on […]

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Watch Review, Lucern De Luxe

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Lucerne De Luxe Diver’s Style Picked this watch with 2 others as part of my ongoing vintage watch collecting.  It looks like an 70’s style ‘Diver’s’ watch.  It in no way is actually a diver’s watch, since it is not waterproof.  It has a very easy to read dial with huge, luminous markers and hands. […]

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Triple Play

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Went to a local vintage store (my secret) and picked up 3 new watches! Above is a quick and dirty ‘before’ shot of them.  From left to right, a Caravelle hand wound watch from 1969, then a Timex Automatic from 1973, and finally a Lucerne De Luxe from some unknown time, probably late 60’s to […]

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New Watch: Gruen vintage

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Got a nice score from a funky antique shop today, a Gruen hand wind dress watch! This is the untouched watch, with a wonderful linen pattern dial.  It is a 17 jewel Swiss made hand wind movement, cased in base metal is 10 micron gold plate.  The crystal is in excellent condition, with very minor […]

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My new watch, the Orient 2ER00004D

Friday, February 5th, 2010

2ER00004D This is my second Orient watch, and I must say, I am very pleased with it.  It very obvious homage to the Rolex 16613, which is probably my favorite Rolex ever made.  That being said, the real deal costs as much as a good used car.  So, what do you do when you love […]

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First J. Springs

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

J. Springs Model BEB006 Here it is, my first J. Springs.  It is made by SII, Seiko Instruments, Inc.  J. Springs is short for Japan Springs.  SII happens to make all of Seiko’s springs and advanced alloys.  Every other watch manufacturer relies on Elnivar (an alloy and the name of a company) for the special […]

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SKX033K Review

Friday, April 11th, 2008

SKX033K This is my first “Pepsi” style ‘Divers’ watch.  It is not a true diver, since it lacks:  More than 100m water resistance and unidirectional rotating bezel.  That being said, I am not a diver, and if I was, I have my Orange Bullet, that is a true diver. Features: Case: 39mm diameter, stainless steel, […]

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