Watches at

Horology at less than $500

A personal website that has a focus of affordable, mostly mechanical watches.

Archive for January, 2008

Not so torn anymore.

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Went looking at some Swatch watches today. I looked at the “Windfall” in the store. Three real deal breakers for me: 1) Looked at the watch critically today. The front is finished very nicely. The hands, meh. The back of the watch looks terrible. Very roughly machined with no polishing. I am sure they could […]

Read the rest of this entry »


Sunday, January 27th, 2008

I am looking at getting a new chronograph. It is type of watch I do not own and have never owned, other than some digital models when I was a kid. I still don’t like digital. It looks ugly and hard to read for me. So, here are the two watches I am torn between: […]

Read the rest of this entry »

My Automatics and endless watch browsing

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

My 3 automatic watches are working very well.  My green military has been keeping great time.  It looks like it is gaining less than 5 seconds a day now, after having it about 2 months.  The Orange Bullet is still running a bit fast, about 15 to 20 seconds a day.  However, I have only […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Interesting old book.

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

For Christmas, my brother Ron bought us all really unique, if inexpensive gifts. For me it was a Dictionary of Clocks and Watches by Eric Bruton. It is pretty fascinating book for someone interested in horology. What make is really neat is the fact that it was published in 1963, so it is a snapshot […]

Read the rest of this entry »


Monday, January 14th, 2008

I was just curious, and I started looking around to see if I could find my first analog quartz watch. Turns out, not only did I find it, Casio STILL MAKES IT! It looks darn near identical to a watch I wore for years. The lug design looks a little different, but the face, hands, […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Saw a Black Monster

Saturday, January 12th, 2008

Went to TJ with Tiff today, and saw a Seiko Black Monster. In the last 2 weeks I have seen an Orange and Black monster in the store. The bezel still does not work for me. I like the classic bezel like my Orange bullet.  The hands are neat, but I  like the classic Seiko […]

Read the rest of this entry »


Friday, January 11th, 2008

Went out to TJMaxx at lunch today and tried on this little beauty: It’s a Seiko SKX031, a 100 meter watch, not a true diver. It looks very similar to a Rolex Submariner, but with Seiko style hands. It also costs about $5500 less. TJ had it for $160, which is OK pricing, but nothing […]

Read the rest of this entry »


Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Got the new watch, 10 times better looking in real life than the photos! I think this one with quite a bit of wrist time. by

Read the rest of this entry »

Tissot vs. Seiko

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Looked at some watches at lunch. I am shocked how bad very expensive Swiss watches compared to the Seiko I was wearing. I looked at a Tissot Seastar 1000, retail for $550 and it looked a little hokey compared to my $150 Seiko. Ok fit and finish, crappy feeling bezel. If you ever look at […]

Read the rest of this entry »


Saturday, January 5th, 2008

Seiko 5 SNK615K1 I got some money for my “Names Day” from my mother in law, so I bought this watch.  I have had my eye on this watch a long time. Classy but not too flashy. by

Read the rest of this entry »