A story in two posts

I adore a great rant and this one is right up there. Here’s the setup: WPAC, the Watch Purchasing Abstinence Club, is a group of watch addicts trying to help each other wasting money. One of the recurring conversations is that a member posts a prospective watch and the others ritually insult it. This is […]

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The 9F as an adventure watch

Took the SBGN001 for a weekend jaunt. Hiking, snow, desert. It did great. The wear comfort on this 39mm size is fantastic.

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F and E Buckles and Bands closing sale

One of my go-to shops for watch bands is the inexpensive F&E Bands. I got the email today that they are closing: My customers,I have decided to get out of the watch strap business for good.  I must liquidate my inventory before I close.  In order to do this, I am having a closing sale.  […]

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What I like

I’ve come full circle on quartz as I transition from watch geek/writer into ‘person who needs a good watch’.

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My SBGN001 arrived

19mm lugs… bad. Really limits strap choices. Some of my 20s can be fitted as shown. More as I wear it! And yeah, I shot it next to the Bolt, both are personal milestones.

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More 9F GMT pictures and details

As noted in Coming soon to a WIS near you and Grand Seiko 9F GMTs are out!, I can’t wait to see these. As Seiko does press events, pictures and details are emerging, here’s what I’ve found so far with links to source materials. From this WUS thread by user yonsson, click for full size versions: Some gorgeous pictures in there! […]

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An unusual strap

Bought this ages ago but finally tried it. The stiffness works well with the large Seiko and it’s quite comfortable, which was a nice surprise. Find it on Amazon. 13 bucks.

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