Saturday, February 26th, 2011 | Author:

Spent the morning take photos of the Omega mesh, damn it’s a good bracelet.

When I handled badern’s mesh the first time, I didn’t have another mesh to compare to, so I thought all mesh are made equal.

So now I have both the Hong Kong adjustable mesh and Omega mesh side by side, hope the series of photos will help you decide if it’s worth shelling the extra bucks for it.

Side by Side comparison


Here you can see the Omega mesh on the left is better finished and smoother to the feel.

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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 | Author:

I recently bought this mesh bracelet from goodcheapman, this month really the month of bracelets, after getting 1 for my Alba Black Wave and 1 Anvil bracelet.

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Saturday, October 30th, 2010 | Author:

I hope this post catches your attention and serves as a warning for those who think there’s a deal too good to be true.

Well, I ordered this battery grip from ePrey for my holiday trip, it’s only USD90 with shipping I thought I got a great deal. (It’s around SGD180 brand new from retail stores)

After waiting for so long, it didn’t arrived and I got an offer from a guy who saw my WTB post in a buy/sell forum, so I bought it immediately from him, thinking I can sell the one from ePrey when I’m back.

Then just a couple of days before my trip, I got an email from ePrey warning me about this seller.

We’re writing to let you know that we removed the listing for the following item that you won or bid on:

27XXXXXXXX16 – Canon BG-E5 Battery Grip f/EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera

To help protect you, we removed this listing so we can confirm that the seller is not putting you or other eBay members at risk.

I did and checked the feedback of the seller, apparently he has been selling fake products !!

Lucky for ePrey buyer protection, I got my USD90 back, I went for my trip with my 2nd hand grip.

Now I’m back, the grip that I ordered has arrived sitting inside the parcel.

Here are the comparison photos to spread the awareness that fake products do exist, they do look like the real thing, however on a closer inspection, the flaws will show.


Arrived today, looking good.


It seems to come with everything.
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Sunday, August 01st, 2010 | Author:

The Aquadive 1000M vintage diver watch under the company Jenny. It’s a monobloc case, meaning it’s a one big piece of steel case.

When Jenny created the Caribbean 1000, it was the very first 1000m dive watch and the patents were first registered in 1964 with a tripple safe one piece case.

It was later branded by Jenny for Philip Watch, Jaques Monnat, Jaquet Droz, Ollech & Wajs, Aquadive, Fortis, and probably some others.

Today the Jenny Family currently own Doxa.

More info here: http://www.rruegger.ch/jenny_caribbean.htm

Well enough talk. Here are the pics.


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Sunday, August 01st, 2010 | Author:

I also got this recently, after I got poison deeply by the Omega Ploprof 600m !

I got to learn that Ocean7 actually released a Ploprof homage, LM-7, couple of years ago. I was tempted by it, didn’t really like the SS version, so I managed to source a pre-owned PVD version.

It’s using a Sellita SW200 movement, a ETA 2824 clone. Time keeping is still great, +5-6s after 5 days, even thou it’s a year old watch and I might be the 3rd owner already.

Anyway, I spent some time reading about the whole process of this watch in Watchuseek Ocean7 forum, from how the idea was formed to production, it took a year before it started shipping at the end of 2008 !

It’s amazing how they managed to design this watch with so many inputs from the forum, going over the details of the color of the dial, 5-minute interval markers, acrylic or sapphire bezel insert etc.

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Saturday, July 24th, 2010 | Author:

I finally got myself a Poljot Strela reissue.

If I remember correctly, this reissue model is 1 of the earliest from Poljot. There are subsequent reissues from Poljot International and Volmax.

I am very impressed with the details on the dial and the overall case finishing.

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Friday, July 02nd, 2010 | Author:

My latest Seiko, the Marine Master 300.

When I saw the sales post in SCWF, I couldn’t resist and emailed Kucimo, who’s the seller.

After a few email exchange and googling around for his sales history, I was more assured about the transaction as it’s not a small amount.

So he shipped it out on Monday, and I got it on Wednesday ! EMS shipping rocks.

Upon receiving the parcel, it’s a real hassle to open it as it’s very well packed with multiple layers of tape but you will know that the watch is well protected and it will be safe and sound inside.

My first impression of the watch when I took it out, is WOW. The sweeping second hand, the solid 1 piece case (monocoque), the finishing, dial and hands, it’s a work of art.


A very solid and heavy piece
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Sunday, June 06th, 2010 | Author:

Here’s my mini short review of Seiko Sumo.

Well, it’s a 6L15 with hand winding and hacking feature. I really like hand winding my watch. Besides reading time and adjusting time, hand winding is the closest thing with interacting with the watch.

Most of my Russian watches are hand windable, they tend to go “click click click” when you wind, it’s the click going against the ratchet wheel. The click also prevents the main spring from unwinding.

Anyway, on newer movements, like 6L15 and ETA 2824, the winding goes without such clicking. It’s has a sandy feel, like sticking something into the sand and twisting it.

That’s the main difference on hand winding for me and the hacking is a bonus feature.

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Sunday, June 06th, 2010 | Author:

I just got my first vintage Seiko Chronograph with the 6138 caliber. Automatic with manual winding, column wheel and also uses a vertical clutch system.

Well, I been wearing it for a while, it’s about time to post up a decent review of it yet.

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Sunday, January 03rd, 2010 | Author:

The history of mechanical alarm watches

The first alarm wrist watch was first introduced in 1947 by Vulcain. The Cricket watch was also nicknamed “The Presidents’ Watch”, since Eisenhower, Nixon and Johnson were all loyal customers and eminent ambassadors for the Cricket.

In 1959, 1st Moscow Watch Factory developed the first Soviet Wrist alarm clock “signal” 2612 (“Flight”). It was almost a copy of the A.Schild 1475. I can’t find much information on the AS and Poljot link.

Photos of the AS 1475 can be found at Ranfft Watches.

In 1978, the 2612 was slightly tweaked, thus the caliber code was changed to 2612.1.

A comparison between the 2612 and 2612.1.

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