Now this is an interesting piece, it was very popular for a while and everybody is hunting high and low for it.
I was on the fence, I like dress watches but I didn’t have that feeling for it.. so days goes by, 1 came up for sale, I was like ok, let’s grab it first and decide later.
So viola, the Blue Spark
I can tell why it’s so popular, it has a very classic, clean feel and somehow I feel like I’m wearing a vintage Grand or King Seiko.
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This is a very quick purchase, decided the moment I had a good feel of it.
What attracts me to the this model is
– Red, I just love red.
– Better movement, hacks, hand winds. I would have ignore if it’s a 7S.
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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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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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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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