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Archive for September, 2008

Didn’t know that…

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

One of my favorite watches is my Orange Bullet, a Diver’s watch.  What does it mean to have Diver’s indicated on your watch:  You have to meet ISO 6425 standards: The presence of a unidirectional bezel with at least at every 5 minutes elapsed minute markings and a pre-select marker to mark a specific minute […]

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Watch strap ideas

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Here are some possible combinations for watches that I own. That watch: My Seiko “Pepsi”.  It is a Rolex Submariner inspired watch, so it should look great on a NATO “Bond, James Bond” strap: This is the traditional Black and Grey version.  There is also a red striped version as well: I think it would […]

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Store Review: Movado Company Store, Oak Brook, IL Overview: Corporate owned direct sales store Brands sold/spotted: Movado Only Prices: Retail ($250 to $6000) Watch bands/bracelets sold there? No Detailed Review: I am not a huge fan of Movado watches, but they are a classic and well respected brand that others like.  Customer service here is […]

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Pretty Panerai Homage

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Here is an original Panerai Luminor Marina: This is the homage Marina Militare: And again, in the really cool blue: The original is about $5100, the homage goes for about $80 to $120 on ebay for the Asian (read, Chinese) made version.  Considering how nice my “Speedmaster” is, I am sure the quality is very […]

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Store Review: Rogers and Holland, Oak Brook

Monday, September 1st, 2008

Rogers and Holland in Oak Brook, IL Overview: Corporate owned mall jewelery store Brands sold/spotted: Hamilton, Citizen, Rado, et al. Prices: Retail Watch bands/bracelets sold there? No Detailed Review: I orginally checked out this store to see the Hamilton watches. I like Hamiltons, they are American cased and have many military style watches. They did […]

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New Feature

Monday, September 1st, 2008

I really like to visit watch stores and stores that sell watches.  Wouldn’t it be nice if someone out there could tell you where you can go and what stores to avoid?  Well, here I am.  I live in a Southwest suburb of Chicago and work in a Western suburb of Chicago.  I have visited […]

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