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Archive for October, 2008

Goodbye little Timex

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

I had to part with my old Timex Expedition.  The wear through on the plating made the watch react with my skin and unwearable.  The last time I wore it, my skin broke out around where the crown and lugs came in contact with my skin.  Whatever ‘base metal’ is, my skin chemistry does not […]

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Affordable Mechanicals in a Store Near You!

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

In this day and age of affordable, reliable quarz watches, why would you want to wear a mechanical?  Because they are cool!  Before Seiko came out with the the Astron in 1969, nearly all watches were mechanical, with a few electrics and tuning fork watches.  Seiko and the quartz revolution changed everything.  Mechanical watches have […]

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Cream Faced Wish List

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Here is a list of cream, white, or full lume faced watches that I like: Seiko 5 Sports SNZE85K1 A Seiko 5 Sport SNZE85K1.  A really nice looking watch that is not too big (40mm), has a 22mm lug width, so it can share bands with my other divers,  and has two neat features I […]

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