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Archive for April, 2008

Straps

Friday, April 25th, 2008

If you want to bring new life to an old watch, I recommend getting a new strap or bracelet for it. They really don’t cost much, and it can totally change the look of a watch. It can turn a dressy watch to casual and give a more sporty look. I recently replaced the strap […]

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Another one to add to the wishlist.

Monday, April 21st, 2008

I like this one: It’s a Seiko 5 sports SNZ387J (Japan made model).  I love the clean looks, large markers and rotating bezel.  This one has does not have an integrated bracelet, so it can be swapped with something even more sporty.  Less than $100 on eBay.  It also comes in blue as well. This […]

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Low cost alternative

Friday, April 18th, 2008

Came across some Casio chronographs looking online and discovered the “Edifice” series. This is an EF-503L-1A EF503L Casio Edifice Chronograph Watch, as seen on eBay. Going for about $80, and, of course, shipping from Singapore, but I may look in local stores to see what is around. There are white dial versions as well, but […]

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Nice, but pricey

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

Chronographs are still haunting me. I love the look, but I don’t like how cluttered the dial gets. I like my Fossil chrono a lot, but my favorite is the very rich man watch, the Omega Speedmaster moon watch. Too bad it costs over $3000. I was looking at longislandwatch.com and saw this little beauty: […]

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SKX033K Review

Friday, April 11th, 2008

SKX033K This is my first “Pepsi” style ‘Divers’ watch.  It is not a true diver, since it lacks:  More than 100m water resistance and unidirectional rotating bezel.  That being said, I am not a diver, and if I was, I have my Orange Bullet, that is a true diver. Features: Case: 39mm diameter, stainless steel, […]

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Got it…

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Been busy, but I did get my latest watch, the “Pepsi” bezel Seiko.  I really really like this watch.  The watch even  better than I expected.  I almost never wear the same watch two days in a row, but this watch is an exception.  It is super comfortable on the wrist, the finish is great, […]

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So Close…

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

The good news is, my next watch is 2 blocks away, in a locked post office safe. The bad news is is that is it in a locked post office safe, 2 blocks away. So, come 7 A.M Monday morning, I will pick up this little beauty. I just knew they would try to deliver […]

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What makes a Seiko a Seiko

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

As you can probably tell, I am a big Seiko fan, however, I do own a Timex and a Fossil as well. Today I was wearing my Fossil Speedway chronograph, and I was wondering, are my Seiko’s really that much better? What makes a Seiko a Seiko? So, let’s compare 2 watches: Fossil Speedway Red: […]

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