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Friday, January 01st, 2010 | Author:

Beautiful fireworks at the bay..

Happy 2010 !


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Friday, December 25th, 2009 | Author:

I have officially launch my new blog/shop, titled Vintage for life. I will be selling some of my Soviet mechanical watches for my collection and other pre-owned accessories.

Do visit the site and show your support 🙂

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Sunday, July 26th, 2009 | Author:

Finally, I got myself a pocket watch. A Молния / Molnija 3602.

Molnija

Model: Pocket Watch
Movement: Molnija 3602 manual wind
Jewels: 18
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds

It has a sub dial second hand.

Movement shot
Movement

If you look at the movement shot, right on the top, there’s an inscription “85 2”. It means that this movement is produced during the 2nd quarter of 1985.

Inscription: “Made in USSR”

Sunday, July 26th, 2009 | Author:

The 2nd generation of Boctok Amphiabia, probably dated between 1970s – 1980s.

Boctok Amphibia

Model: Boctok Amphibian – 2nd Generation
Movement: Boctok 2209 manual wind
Jewels: 18
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds

It’s a Diver watch, up to 20ATM/200M with screwed in crown and the inscription below “Сделано в СССР” = “Made in USSR”.

A wrist shot
Wrist Shot

Сделано в СССР
Sunday, July 26th, 2009 | Author:

When I saw this listing on eBay, it was listed as “VINTAGE RUSSIAN BOCTOK GENTS DIVERS WATCH”. Little did he know, it’s a Komandirskie with “заказ По CCCP” !

Boctok Komandirskie

For those who can’t catch my excitement, the Восток Командирские / Vostok Komandirskie is a Commanders watch and “заказ По CCCP” translated to “By the order of Ministry of Defense of USSR”. It was a military issued watch, a civilian version is available, but it will be “Сделано в СССР”/ “Made in CCCP” instead of “заказ По CCCP”

Movement: Восток 2214 manual wind
Jewels: 17
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, date calendar

It has a screwed in crown, however I not very sure on the water resistance rating.

A wrist shot
Wrist shot

Sunday, July 26th, 2009 | Author:

An automatic modern Слава / Slava
Slava 2427

The inscription is “автоматическое” = Automatic, “23 камней” = 23 Jewels and “Сделано в России” = “Made in Russia”.

Movement: Slava 2427 automatic
Jewels: 23
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, day, date calendar

The unique part of the movement is there are two mainsprings.
Movement

Giving constant power, even when it’s low on reserve.

Sunday, July 26th, 2009 | Author:

I wasn’t big on watches previously, I don’t even wore a watch since school !

When my girl bought me this Fossil 52MM, I was practically hooked on big watches.
Fossil

I was shopping for a mechanical watch as opposed to the usual quartz watches. I wasn’t a big fan of mainstream or popular products, I rather go out of the norm, I’m always choosing obscure products.

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Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 | Author:

Congrats to Dave on completing his Ironman 70.3.

Well it’s 7 hours journey for him, 1.9KM swim, 90KM cycling and finally 21KM of running, a total distance of 112.9KM or 70.3 miles !!

Here are some photos taken from the event.

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Monday, October 13th, 2008 | Author:

Recently, my friend, Dave, participated in Aviva Ironman 70.3 and met with a nasty accident. As you can see on the left, he broke his right clavicle when he crashed his bike trying to avoid water bottles on the road.

Yet he finished his race ! Salute !

As a result, he will need 2 separate surgeries, first to insert that metal piece, second to remove. He will require 4-6 months of rest and will probably miss Ironman next year. His dream for an Ironman.. he got it literally.

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Tuesday, September 30th, 2008 | Author:

Finally, my HTC Touch Pro has arrived few days ago. I have traded in my Sony Ericsson P1i.

Good bye UIQ3, Hello Windows Mobile.

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