Category Archives: Watch Musings

Watch band ideas

Even though we have decided to not buy anything permanent this month, Christmas is coming and I wanted to got some ideas down for watch bands that I like: For my 22mm divers (Orange bullet, Pepsi, and Full Lume compass): … Continue reading

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First real watch repair

With my vintage Timex, it was starting, stopping, and not keeping good time.  So, I opened it up and did a little basic repair.  I used lighter fluid (napthha) to clean the balance pivots and the lever pivots.  Then I … Continue reading

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Sad day for fine watch lovers.

It looks like Bailey Banks & Biddle is going out of business after 175 years.  They were always very helpful, but with the downturn of the economy, I can understand why they were struggling.  Even high end stores falter.  I … Continue reading

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Watch investigating

Took a look inside of my little Timex and I had a couple of things confirmed: The movement is very clean, and untouched since it was made almost 40 years ago.  It also has not seen the loving touch of … Continue reading

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Watch review, Vintage Timex 4144

Vintage Timex Model 4144 This is my first vintage watch for myself.  I picked it up at a local antique store.  It has some nice, vintage charm, starting with the size, just 34mm diameter.  The 3270 on the dial indicates … Continue reading

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Watch Revitalization

So, I picked up this little guy Friday: The crystal is a little scratched, but no cracks, and the bracelet is not to my liking.  Also, there is about 40 years of someone’s DNA on there that is not mine.  … Continue reading

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A little project I may have to try later.

Polishing watch crystals. I just picked up a vintage piece that I don’t want to spend money on a new crystal, since it really isn’t that bad. I’ll let you all know how it works out. This is the object … Continue reading

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New Wishlist.

It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas or unexpected money, so here is a list of a bunch of watches that I like.  All are newer designs. Here is a trio of watches that I like, The Orient … Continue reading

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Too cool

Spotted this one on eBay recently: It’s an Orient CEX0P002, automatic with power reserve indicator.  It has a nice, classic look, 39mm across (not too big) and even comes on a nice leather strap with a signed deployant clasp!  It … Continue reading

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Another DIY watch band.

Tried out sewing on a sewing machine the first time today.  Using some extra canvas and a an existing diver’s clasp, I made this! It took three tries, but in the end it looks really nice and it very comfortable … Continue reading

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