Category Archives: Watch Musings

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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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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State of the Collection, September 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 … Continue reading

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Amazing day…getting a Speedmaster, for real

Got an e-mail from lussori.com, saying I won a sweepstakes for an Omega Speedmaster!  Well, I remember signing up for this a few weeks ago, and I guess someone has to win.  I called the company, and sure as heck, … Continue reading

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Watch lover’s nightmare

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 … Continue reading

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Resurrected

I pulled this old friend out of the junk heap and decided to give it another chance.  I put is on a $5.00 nylon band which does 2 things.  1)  It keeps the base metal away from my skin, making … Continue reading

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Think I found out something…

I was looking at my “Speedmaster” and I think I finally found out what the movement really is. Mine It is definitely not a Seagull movement, but a DG3836 from Man Power Technologies, Guangdong Province, China.  This is around where … Continue reading

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Two interesting articles on watch movements

Came across this article about Rolex movements: THE ROLEX EXPLORER REF. 14270 by Walt Odets Among the watches in Rolex’s current production, the Oyster Perpetual Explorer (Ref. 14270, but known popularly as “The Explorer 1”) stands in the lower-middle segment … Continue reading

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Addiction

Why do I want more watches?  Why? 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 … Continue reading

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Planned obsolescence

I was at Target today (not our normal one) and I went past the jewelery counter with a sign that says they will no longer offer watch battery replacements or watch band swaps.  Wow, way to go to save the … Continue reading

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