Funky finds….

Spotted this monster on eBay.  It’s a Pulsar PK5003X.  Just $85.  It has a power reserve and a GMT ring.  Looks a little big, though.  I asked around the PMWF and it turns out it is 44mm across, a little too big for my wrists.

I also saw this one:



It’s a Seiko 5 SNK645.  I love the cool face and interesting case design.  The bracelet is also pretty cool looking as well, but it can be swapped for leather as well.  Less than $70, shipped on e-bay.  It does have the occasional US seller as well, so this watch will be going on my short list.

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New Aged Leather

We were at the Fossil outlet store in Wisconsin a week ago and I picked up a nice distressed leather band for my military Seiko. Take a look:

I think it suits my little military watch well and will be keeping it on there a while.  The quality of the Fossil leather is excellent.  It is thick and solid feeling.  The spring bars included were of very good quality.  The only thing I would change is the buckle is polished stainless, the watch is bead blasted stainless.  However, there is a bead blaster at my work…hmmm.   The price was very comparable to Timex and Spiedel  replacement bands, but with a little better workmanship.  So I have a new look to my watch with a fraction of the expense of a new watch.

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Glenn’s First Watch

For our son Glenn’s second birthday, we got him his first watch!  He is only two, but he has a fascination with Daddy’s watches.  We showed him some more kid like watches, but he wanted a more grown up looking watch, so he picked this one:

It is a nice, clean looking Timex.  The body is base metal. 50M water resistance. The face is simple, with comic style font with Indiglo.   The hour and minute hands are painted matte black and the seconds hand is silver.  It is on a nylon “Fast Wrap” strap.  It adjusts all the way down to his tiny 3 1/2″ wrist.  The bezel does not turn.

Case: 25mm diameter, base metal, 50m water resistance.
Back: Stainless Steel, snap on.
Crystal: Mineral Glass, flat.
Movement: Quartz, Timex calibre currently unknown.
Complications: None
Other: Indiglo, press in crown activated.

Overall, I think this watch will serve Glenn well, once he knows how to tell time.  He already wears it often, and it does not bother him.

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