Blue dials

And straps. Taking the Omega back for another service, won’t stay wound on the winder.

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OWC snowflakes

Yeah, plural! Review here and the time bum. Gorgeous, the new dial is… That’s on a Scurfa strap which suits it well.

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Sapphire and materials

Titanium. Forged carbon. Carbon fiber. Bronze. And now sapphire: (Image credit: K&H) All the materials on that list have followed a common pattern: High-end watchmaker spends R&D funds to learn how to make watch cases out of it Other watchmakers learn, adopt/copy Prices drop precipitously. Sapphire, I think first used in a six-figure Richard Mille, […]

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You should buy a Scurfa dive watch

TL;DR It’s sold at cost and you literally and actually cannot buy a more legit dive watch. $268 at your door. Framing the narrative Back when diving was dangerous and new, companies like Comex and militaries like the French navy commissioned then-new watches to be used for measuring elapsed dive time. Advances in materials and […]

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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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