Monthly Archives: February 2009

BIg Bird Redux

Went to my favorite watch store and got the crystal replaced on Big Bird. It is a huge improvement and it didn’t cost much as well.  The watchmaker was kind enough to let me take a look at the movment. … Continue reading

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Poor Man’s Marinemaster

Seiko makes some of the best diving watches in the world.  At the top of their line is the Marinemaster: It is an amazing looking watch. It also costs $2,200. Well, I do love a nice watch, but I like … Continue reading

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Childhood Watch

When I was a little boy, I wore a watch like this: It’s a cute, boys, mechanical watch. Swiss made by Bradley. I spotted this at an antique store and had to pick it up. It has some cracks in … Continue reading

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Pretty Seiko Watches

Here are some Seiko watches that I like, but are a little out of my desired price point.  They are all between $300 to $600. Peanuts compared to luxury watches, but more than I like paying. The SEIKO Prospex 200M … Continue reading

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On wrist accuracy

Been seeing how accurate my watches are on the wrist.  So far I have: Orient, -1 second after 6 hours, so about -4 seconds a day. Seiko Green Military, +4 seconds after 6 hours, +16 seconds a day. Seiko 5 … Continue reading

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Father and Son

I didn’t realized until recently how closely Glenn’s (our Son) watch looked like one of mine watches. On the NATO strap, the resemblence is striking.  Glenn’s watch is on a ‘fast wrap’ nylon band, which can shrink down to his … Continue reading

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