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Archive for April, 2009

Store Review: Bailey Banks and Biddle, Oakbrook, IL Overview: Chain jewelery store Brands sold/spotted:  TAG Heuer, Omega, Zenith, Breitling, many others. Prices: Retail ($750 to $15000+) Watch bands/bracelets sold there? No Detailed Review: I must say, if you are willing to part with a couple of grand or more, this is the place to stop.  […]

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Book Review, Practical Watch Repairing

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Here is a new feature for this blog, a book review! Title: Practical Watch Repairing Author: Donald de Carle, Illustrated by: E.A.Ayres ISBN:978-1-60239-357-8 © 2008 Don’t be fooled by the copyright date, this book was originally written in the mid 60’s.  That being said, it is probably the best written book on mechanical watch repair.  […]

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Store Review, Macy’s, Oakbrook, IL

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Store Review: Macy’s, Oakbrook, IL Overview: Chain department store Brands sold/spotted: Fossil, Nautica, TAG Heuer, Seiko, Citizen, many more. Prices: Retail ($40 to $9000+) Watch bands/bracelets sold there? No Detailed Review: This store has two watch sections, a fine watch and a fashion watch section.  The fashion watch section has a very wide selection and […]

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Store Review, Nordstrom, Oakbrook, IL

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Store Review: Nordstrom, Oakbrook, IL Overview: Chain department store Brands sold/spotted: Zodiac, Baume and Mercier, Longiness, AK, et al. Prices: Retail ($40 to $4000) Watch bands/bracelets sold there? No Detailed Review: This store has one watch counter with a very wide range of price points.  Anything from $45 Anne Klein fashion watches to $2,400 Longiness […]

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Interesting new Fossils

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Got a flyer in the mail for Fossil and on the back cover they have some decent looking Speedmaster look-a-likes: Basic Black: And a neat green: There is also a white one, but with white on white hands and dial, it is a little silly.  All three are $95, list.  It looks like a different […]

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