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Archive for October, 2009

Watch band ideas

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Even though we have decided to not buy anything permanent this month, Christmas is coming and I wanted to got some ideas down for watch bands that I like: For my 22mm divers (Orange bullet, Pepsi, and Full Lume compass): This is something different, a mesh bracelet.  About $19+8 shipping on eBay.  They look pretty […]

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First real watch repair

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

With my vintage Timex, it was starting, stopping, and not keeping good time.  So, I opened it up and did a little basic repair.  I used lighter fluid (napthha) to clean the balance pivots and the lever pivots.  Then I used a tiny amount of mineral oil to oil the pivots.   Although this is not […]

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Sad day for fine watch lovers.

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

It looks like Bailey Banks & Biddle is going out of business after 175 years.  They were always very helpful, but with the downturn of the economy, I can understand why they were struggling.  Even high end stores falter.  I shall miss browsing their nice selection.  Even at 50% off, it is still way out […]

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