Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Reactivation of blog

I will be reactivating this blog after a long time. Stay tuned....

Monday, January 01, 2018

Aircraft Clocks

Since yesterday was a nice day, we as a family decided to visit the old street in Danshuei in Taipei. It is an interesting street filled with many small shops selling food and nick knacks. What was interesting for me was a small watch shop, so small you could miss it. 

Inside the shop, I found these...



This is a dash mounted clock/ stopwatch. I believe the model reference is Sinn NaBo18 and I believe it is from the 70s. It has a rotating bezel, a 30 minute totalizer at 12, small seconds at 6 and a center mounted chronograph. It is powered by Caliber Sinn 555 (Remont 55).

Oh and also the owner use a camera lens filter as the case back to display the movement. That is not the original case back.



I believe this is a Waltham aircraft clock and I believe it is powered by the Caliber Waltham A-13A. I also think that there are parts missing e.g. the sweep second hand and the outer bezel (casing). I could be wrong.

The owner did not have much information other then there were aircraft clocks. Sadly these were not for sale. I always like to get one of these aircraft clocks. 

An interesting outing indeed.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year

Wishing all a Happy New Year. May 2018 be a blessed year for you and your family. 

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas

Wishing one and all a MerrChristmas

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Lume shot... with a twist

It has been sometime since I last did a lume shot. Here is the Wired watch I got recently.


Unlike the watch of old, the light is white instead of yellow. :)

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Wired...

I was at Costco today when I saw this watch. Looks interesting and kind of reminded me of vintage Seiko watches from the 70s. 

The watch...


The Seiko watch from the 70s...


Photograph: shameless borrowed from the Internet

So while waiting for the missus to do her shopping, I quickly searched the Internet about the watch. Interesting. The watch is part of a series of watches Wired produced in collaboration with Beams. The other watches in the collection..


Photograph: shameless borrowed from the Internet

The model on display is the AGAM701. The watch is also know by various names, so far I found that it is called Seiko Basel 2017 Limited Edition Wired x Beams, Seiko Solidity Beams produce, Seiko Wired x Beams Solidity and the list goes on. 

So far, I have established this is Limited Model produced in collaboration with Beams and it is a Limited Edition of 1,600 pieces. 

So I got two. One for me, and the other for my brother. 




I have to say the watch is rather unique and I like it. 

Oh, before I forget, one of the watches below appeared in a Bond movie. 


Photograph: shameless borrowed from the Internet

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Bracelet resizing..

I was resizing some Seiko watches the other day. The most important thing to watch out for when resizing the Seiko monster bracelet is the locking collar and pin that hold the bracelet links together. Seiko use the pin and collar locking system and the collar is plenty small. 

The pictures below, don't serve as a step by step guide. Apologies for poor quality of some of the pictures as the background is not the best in the world... 

The Seiko Monster SZSC003 Blue Ocean.


Disconnect the bracelet from the clasp.



Mount it on the tool to punch out the pin.


The removed link, pins and locking collars. See how small the locking collars are.


All done.


The watch, Seiko SZEN006.



Note the direction to punch out the pins. 


Disconnect from the clasp. Note the spring bar. Don't lose this. :)


The link removed. Note the pin and locking collar. 


Reconnect the bracelet.


Pin in position.