Trivial news

Uncle Seiko makes decent straps. My friend has a epic cool home hacking setup. I got a Motiv fitbit ring… works well so far. Here’s a beach volleyball game, middling effort: Life goes on! Lastly a two part scale for bad watches, from the WPAC 2019 thread.

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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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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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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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