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Archive for January, 2009

Something new from the Orient

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Why what do we have here?  It looks like my first Orient watch.  Who is Orient Watch?  They used to be one of the big three watch makers in Japan, after Seiko and Citizen.  The quartz revolution almost wiped them out, but they continued to make mechanical watches.  Most of their production is still mechanical. […]

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Tools and something new

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Got a set of watch tools in the mail, thanks to my lovely wife.  A nice assortment of tools including: A pin remover, which is great for resizing most metal bracelets.  It is easy to use and works well. A hammer with nylon tip.  Used to put pins back into place Jeweler’s screwdrivers. Handy for […]

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First NATO strap.

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

A couple of weeks ago, I picked up my first NATO style strap from one of my favorite watch stores. What is a NATO strap?  It was originally designed for, shocker here, NATO.  It is a long nylon strap that can be used under or over clothing, due to it’s length.  It can also be […]

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