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Watch Review Seiko SSB041

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Been slacking on the watch reviews, but with my just passed 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 one of three. First off is a watch […]

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Watch Review, Seiko SARY005

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Seiko SARY005, Presage, Silver Dial For our upcoming 10th wedding anniversary and Christmas 2012, my beautiful wife gave me this Seiko Automatic dress watch, the SARY005 aka SRP119J1.  It is a watch designed for the Japanese domestic market and, to be honest, the photos really don’t do it justice.  First, let’s start with the dial. […]

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Watch Review, Rothco Vietnam Era Homage

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Rothco Vietnam Era Hand-wound homage. For my birthday I received a nice little gift, an homage to US Vietnam era mechanical watch, wrist.  The watch came in this simple tin, complete with military specification numbers.  I am sure it is all for show, since this watch was made in China. Opening the tin revealed this: […]

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Watch Review: Vintage TIMEX 37319

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

TIMEX 37316 from 1979   Here is a rare item in my collection, an all Stainless Steel TIMEX automatic, from 1979.  This watch was made just before TIMEX started transitioning all of its watches to quartz in the early 1980’s.  It is a shame, really, TIMEX was very good at making reliable, accurate, and durable […]

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Flurries coming.

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

I have quite a few watches in queue to get reviews, so expect some fresh content soon! What to expect: Timex Stainless Steel automatic, Waltham hand-wind, Lucerne Digital Mechanical, Nike Sport Chronograph, and more! by

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Watch Review: Seiko SNZH40 Rose Gold Automatic

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Seiko SNZH40 Rose Gold Automatic At long last, here is my review of my Seiko SNZH40 Rose Gold dress watch.  I received this watch as a birthday gift (6 months ago!) but with health issues, I just have not found the time to do a proper review for this stunning watch. As you can see, […]

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Watch Review, Swatch YGS4000 PROMENADE

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Watch Review, Swatch YGS4000 PROMENADE Look at what I picked up at my favorite antique store.  I usually don’t go for quartz watches, but this one just spoke to me.  It is a Swatch YGS4000 PROMENADE, originally released for the Fall/Winter collection in 1995. As you can see, it is a very unique looking watch.  […]

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Watch Review, Valgine Pocket Watch

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

Valgine Pocket Watch Overview: I am not usually tempted by pocket watches, but recently I picked up a modern watch for my younger brother, so my interest was piqued.  So, on my last visit to my local antique store, I looked through the vintage bin.  When I opened up this little beauty of a watch, […]

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Watch Review, Seiko Bell-Matic, 1970.

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Seiko 4006-6010T Bell-Matic. Overview:  While looking through a coffee can full of watches at a local antique store, I pulled out this little gem.   First I saw the back, so I knew it was a Seiko, then I flipped it over and saw some magic words, Bell-Matic.  What is a Bell-Matic?  In the late sixties […]

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Watch Review: Vintage Timex Square Faced

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Vintage Timex Square Faced Last, but not least, is a watch I picked up a few weeks ago, and I have finally gotten a chance to review.  This is a squarish faced Timex, of unknown vintage.  I am sure if I opened up the case, I would see a manufacture date, but if a watch […]

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