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Archive for May, 2009

Quartz Fun

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Had some free time and I decided to take a look inside of my two quartz watches.  It seems like not many people take photos of quartz watch movements and I wanted to add a little to the internet.  The first one I opened was my trusty, 5M62 based Seiko Kinetic: As you can see, […]

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First J. Springs

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

J. Springs Model BEB006 Here it is, my first J. Springs.  It is made by SII, Seiko Instruments, Inc.  J. Springs is short for Japan Springs.  SII happens to make all of Seiko’s springs and advanced alloys.  Every other watch manufacturer relies on Elnivar (an alloy and the name of a company) for the special […]

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You only get one chance at a first impression, so when I saw this watch, I thought it was very nice looking: I really liked the way it looked, even though it violates my watch buying rules: Always buy Seiko (or Orient, Lorus, J. Springs, or something owned by Seiko.) Don’t buy Gold or Gold […]

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