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Archive for January, 2010

New photo of photo setup

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

I finally made myself a light box (also known as a light tent)  for taking some better photos of small objects, particularly watches.  I would rather spend money on watches than photographic equipment, so I followed these instructions. So, I finally took some photos of my setup.  I have the light box, a swing arm […]

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5 for less than $500

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Here are 5 watches under $500 that I really like (and don’t own): Orient 2ER00004D This one is just calling to me. I know it is a Rolex Submariner homage, but it is a pretty one. It is an Orient 2ER00004D, a hair over $100, just $110 on Amazon.  It looks remarkably like the Rolex […]

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Riki Watanabe is one of the most famous industrial designers in Japan.  He worked with Seiko/ALBA (yet another division of Seiko) to create this watch: It’s the Riki AAAA101.   The lines are so simple, yet elegant.  It is also powered by Seiko’s 7S26m which really makes it a very fancy Seiko 5.  Modern, but not […]

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Alternatives

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Although the 2 or 3 handed watch/clock on a center pivot is the most commonly accepted form of time keeping, this was not always the case.  There are other ways to tell time.  My wife, Tiffany, and my older brother got me thinking about what else is out there.  Here are a few interesting examples. […]

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Lightbox

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

I finally made myself a light box (also known as a light tent)  for taking some better photos of small objects, particularly watches.  I would rather spend money on watches than photographic equipment, so I followed these instructions. Ironically, I have not taken a photo of my light box yet, but here are some of […]

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