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Archive for March, 2010

New Watch: Gruen vintage

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Got a nice score from a funky antique shop today, a Gruen hand wind dress watch! This is the untouched watch, with a wonderful linen pattern dial.  It is a 17 jewel Swiss made hand wind movement, cased in base metal is 10 micron gold plate.  The crystal is in excellent condition, with very minor […]

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My other watch hobby

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

You know what is fun, really does not cost money, and is watch related at the same time?  Collecting watch catalogs! All you really need to do is dress decently and carry yourself with some confidence and live close to some high end retailers, and you too can collect some watch catalogs.  There are some […]

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Oh so tempting panda

Friday, March 19th, 2010

I don’t usually look at vintage pieces, but this one is just calling me: It is a Seiko 6138-8020 “panda’ automatic chronograph.  It has nice, clean lines, a 12 hour chronograph and day and date.  To get these features in a new watch would cost you thousands.  On e-bay, examples are going for less than […]

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