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Archive for December, 2009

Super macro fun.

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Here is a balance wheel from a 7S36. by

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Updated WordPress

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

I upgraded to the latest version of WordPress (2.9), which also required me to update from msSQL 4 to 5.  Hopefully everything looks and works the same. by

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Thursday, December 17th, 2009

I pulled this old friend out of the junk heap and decided to give it another chance.  I put is on a $5.00 nylon band which does 2 things.  1)  It keeps the base metal away from my skin, making it wearable again and 2) it gives it a really military look, which compliments the […]

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Think I found out something…

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

I was looking at my “Speedmaster” and I think I finally found out what the movement really is. Mine It is definitely not a Seagull movement, but a DG3836 from Man Power Technologies, Guangdong Province, China.  This is around where the watch was made and has all the features of the movement.  Automatic, with day […]

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Two interesting articles on watch movements

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Came across this article about Rolex movements: THE ROLEX EXPLORER REF. 14270 by Walt Odets Among the watches in Rolex’s current production, the Oyster Perpetual Explorer (Ref. 14270, but known popularly as “The Explorer 1”) stands in the lower-middle segment of the stainless steel line: a COSC certified center-seconds caliber 3000, without date, retailing for […]

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