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Archive for August, 2010

Waltham Vintage Hi-beat

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

Watch review Waltham Vintage, High Beat. I picked this one up on impulse, along with a quartz Seiko.  It is a surprisingly clean watch, with a 8 bps movement (28,800 BPH) that keeps great time.  I have not even polished the crystal.  Just removed some dirt and put it on a metal bracelet. The dial […]

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Watch Review, Seiko SQ Quartz, 1990

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

This is one of my latest finds (which was free, since I am a ‘good’ customer) is a Seiko Quartz watch from 1990.  It was in pretty sorry shape when I got it: Pretty sad looking for a watch which probably cost about $100 new, just 20 years ago!  Well, here is where Brasso and […]

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Dave’s Home for Wayward Wristwatches

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Picked up two new-to-me watches, one is a fine, high beat Waltham, hand wound watch: It is a surprisingly clean watch, with a 8 bps movement (28,800 BPH) that keeps great time.  I have not even polished the crystal.  Just removed some dirt and put it on a metal bracelet. My second find (which was […]

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Vintage vs. Modern

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Vintage Vs. Modern As you may have noticed, my collection of watches is split between modern and vintage pieces. Why? The are many reasons, cost, style, practicality, and general coolness sums up why I have both types. Why modern? With a modern watch, you get a watch with features that are lacking in a vintage […]

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Watch lover’s nightmare

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

In the last 6 months or so, Oakbrook Center Mall (in Illinois) went from being a watch lover’s mecca to almost a desert. They have lost, in order: Bailey Banks & Biddle Swatch company store Movado company store Mont Blanc company store Bailey Banks and Biddle went out of business earlier this year.  Swatch and […]

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