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Orient Day Date CEV0J002B

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Orient Day Date CEV0J002B I had my birthday a couple months ago and received a watch. It was not quite me, so I went ahead and bought this one instead. For years I really admired Orient’s homage watches. Sadly, since Seiko now controls Orient, they politely told them to stop producing the Rolex homage watches. […]

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Seiko Alpinist SAR017

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Seiko Alpinist SARB017 The Grail.  For every watch collector, there is a ‘grail’ watch.  The one watch you have wanted for years, but could never justify the expense.  Some collectors shoot so high, they will never own that Rolex or Bell&Ross.  Me, I fell in love with the Seiko SARB017 Alpinist.  By no means a […]

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Orient FFD0F004W0 Vintage Modern

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Orient Watch Review FFD0F004W0 Vintage Modern For my birthday I wanted a dress watch with a complication that I have not had before. In this case, I really wanted a dress watch with a power reserve indicator. I ended up getting an Orient FFD0F004W0 automatic watch with power reserve. It has all the styling of […]

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Seiko 5 SNK803 Beige Flieger/Pilot’s

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

Review Seiko 5 SNK803 Beige For years I have wanted this watch.  It was almost my first automatic watch, it lost out to my green military style 5.  It is a Flieger or pilot style watch.  It is a wonderfully clean design and has been made by many manufactures for many years.  This Seiko example, […]

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Seiko 5 Sports SRP273K1

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

This is a very unique watch, insomuch that it was paid for by you, the readers of! The small ads you see on the side and bottom of the page generated enough cash to fund the purchase of this watch, so, a big Thank You, to all you kind followers out there. Now, off […]

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Timex Blue Vintage

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

Review Timex Blue Dial Vintage As part of my expanding vintage watch collection, I have added a Timex hand-wound watch watch.  Not sure what year, but it looks like it is from the early to mid 1970’s.  If I ever open up the watch, I will update this review.   It has a very clean look, […]

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Gallery Rado Homage

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Gallery Rado Sinatra Homage I received this watch as a gift from my father in law. It is a Gallery all ceramic watch, which is an homage to a Rado Sinatra watch.  The entire watch is ceramic with a sapphire crystal.  The dial of the watch is a simple black, with gold rectangular hour markers.  […]

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Bulova Dress

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Bulova Dress Watch I have had this piece for quite some time now, but I have not had a chance to actually review it.  It is a Bulova dress watch from 1960.  It has an M0 date code.  The dial is wonderfully simple, silver, with alternating finishing at the cardinal points.  The hour markers are […]

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Pulsar PT3035

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Been slacking on the watch reviews, but with my distant birthday, I received two new watches, and I have had one in my watch box that deserves some attention. Interestingly, they are all Seiko movement chronographs, so I get to compare and contrast. This is article two of three.   Above is my first Pulsar […]

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Waltham Vintage Black Dial

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Vintage Waltham Black Dial. What we have here is a classic, Swiss Made, Waltham watch from the late 50’s or early 60’s.  It features a clean, black dial, a hand-wound movement and classic look you have to pay big money for in a modern equivalent. The dial is a charcoal black and has held up […]

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