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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Graduation watch

I chose this at Costco, and my then-girlfriend and mother both contributed to it. Basic Seiko, 7T32 quartz with chronograph, alarm and lume dial. Served me all through grad school and Fermilab, only to be replaced by a Blue Angels Citizen when I started flying. I recently sent it to Seiko in NJ for a […]

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Grand Seiko 9F GMTs are out!

I had written before about these with great anticipation, and ended up getting my first takedown request over it. Heh. Well, the embargo is gone and there are posts on multiple sites complete with nice press images, yay! Briefly, the first three are out with more to come. One 800-piece limited edition, where the yellow-detail version has improved accuracy […]

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Basic Seiko

A seiko quartz isn’t going to impress anyone; it’s not a luxury item. More a superb functional with a design that takes time to appreciate. SNE498. Good indeed. And I can’t wait for my OWC to get back.

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Next level color coordination

Spiffy, isn’t it? BluShark “AlphaShark Slim” 22mm camel NATO with PVD black hardware. As usual, I trimmed off the extra layer and shortened it to declutter. I like it. Black on gold paired with the converse is pretty darn spiffy.

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Keep it simple: G-Shock GA-800

I was browsing a while ago and for some reason this caught my eye. That’s the GA-800. Sixty eight bucks on Amazon. It’s basic for a G. Analog and digital, a rare second hand, even lume on the hands to match the blue dial illumination. Easy to wear, a bit smaller than most. It lacks […]

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Yes Equilibrium

So this arrived today: That’s the Equilibrium, the new model from Yes Watches. I had a small but prolonged role as an engineering consultant and got to visit Hong Kong twice as part of it. I chose the shiny black titanium case and orange accents because by golly I’m proud and I want you to […]

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