Monday, September 30, 2019

Seiko....

I spotted these when I was out... I have to say that I was very tempted. Seiko have indeed stepped up their game with their product offerings....



I believe these is from their Presage line with the Arita porcelain dial. The Seiko SPB093 and the Seiko SPB095. I have to say the pair looks awesome.




The Seiko Presage Collection.




The new Seiko SKX line. Awesome.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Casio G-Shock book...

I was at the book shop today when I saw this book and for sure I have to pick it up...


This book is from Korea and it is an awesome book. I have one of their earlier publication and since I like that book and know the quality of the publication, I had to get this one. 

Publisher: JOH
ISBN: 979-11-6036-074-5 03070
144 pages (not including front and back cover)


The back of the book.



Table of content.



Most interesting part of the book.... interview with Mr. Kikuo Ibe. He is the inventor of the Casio G-Shock.




This section of the book is just as interesting. It shows the testing that is carried out on the watches. 




Some of the collaboration that Casio has with other brands. It is very eye opening. 

I am certainly not disappointed with the book and would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn about the history of G-Shock and all about the watch. 

Additionally I found out that they (the publisher) have another book on another brand and I have ordered the book. I will update once I get that book. 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Straps straps everywhere...

I was at my favourite leather artisan and these were the result. I actually went there to get a custom strap made but more about that on a later day...


Buckles... beautiful buckles.


Snake skin straps. The leather is from the belly area of the snakes.


Closer view of one of the strap.


Gecko anyone? Lizard skin straps. The photograph does not do justice to the straps or the colours.

From their normal leather collection..




These leather straps were hand dyed with Camouflage finish. Lovely.


Leather NATO Straps....





These were very tempting indeed...


Almost left with these...


Don't get me started with this one...

Next time I visit... I need to leave my wallet behind.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

What started out as a planned battery change...

The battery change season continues. This one ended up a bit different. The is my DW-6900 and it looks like it needs a bit more tender loving care then a simple battery change. 


It looks like it has fogged up. 


Closer view. 


It is one of the few Casio G-Shock that I have that has the plastic buckle. The others have the SS buckle. 


Open up the case back. 



The case back removed. Checked the rubber gasket. A bit dry. Time to lubricate. 


The rubber spacer. 


Closer view of the spacer. 


Module removed. I will clean the crystal first before changing the battery.


Now I need to remove the dial? Face plate?



The dial removed. No damage on the dial. 


The 'clouding'.


From inside.


After cleaning with a bit of alcohol. This may not be the recommended or correct way to clean the inside of the watch. If in doubt, best to send to your local Casio Service Center. 


Module back in and ready for battery change.


Old battery ready to be removed. 


New battery installed. Don't forget to reset the module. 


Everything transferred to the watch side and ready to be closed. 


All done.