Truth, beauty and quartz

A recent podcast (Scottish Watches, with Adam Craniotes) there was a nice side discussion of the nature of men’s watches. “Metal Barbie dolls,” to paraphrase, and it did inspire a thought or two. This is the watch on my wrist now – Seiko SBGX117, a Grand Seiko quartz diver made between 2014 and 2017. 42mm, […]

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OWC reviews in progress…

Just wanted to post a brief update – I’m done photographing the watches and will be doing photo edits and starting the writing. It took much longer than planned: My copy of Apple Aperture now crashes doing almost anything, so I had to find a new photography app and get it setup. That’ll be a […]

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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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School 3D

Older daughter’s school has printers too and a high power laser cutter. Damn. And my Scurfa arrived! More to come on this.

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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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Colors

Desaturated orange Barton band – I love this color.

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Where to buy watch straps

A friend asked me for a few sources of watch straps, so I’ll start a page here that I can share around. I’ve bought a lot of straps and bracelets, probably in the 1-2k range if you count watch-specific bracelets, so I’ve got lots of opinions to share. Here’s a quarter of my current collection: But […]

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