Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Ice and Sub

My Ice Watch with my brother-in-law's Submariner Date....

Just for the fun of things... 


Looks like Seiko has introduced a pair of new monsters under its Prospex line. Evidently Seiko will be introducing the Prospex line globally. The monsters will carry the Prospex logo on the dial.

The Monsters, reference SRP581 and SRP583. 

The Monsters.

The SRP581. The watch will feature a PVD black case and blue coated bezel and minute hand. It will be mounted on a rubber strap.

The SRP583. The watch has a PVD Black case and bezel. The hands and crown is rendered in gold. It will come fitted with a black bracelet.

Photographs: Seiko

The SRP581 is expected to cost USD 475 while the SRP583 will cost USD 595. 

Both watches will feature the following basic specifications: 

Curved Hardlex Crystal
Screw Down Case Back
Screw Down Crown
Stainless Steel Case, 42.3mm diameter

I have to say that the pair looks great but I doubt I will be getting it. I do know that the watches have begun to hit the stores. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Picked up a pair watch for me and my wife. Sort of birthday presents for ourselves. :)

Ice Watch. Part of their older collection. I believe it is called the Ice Pure Collection. Both watches are from the Ice Pure Anthracite series. The larger watch is reference PU.AT.U.P.12 while the smaller is PU.AT.S.P.12.

I like the watches. 

What do you find in the Polar regions? Ice...

OK, I will not quit my day job anytime soon.... :)

Watch Shopping in Malaysia Part 14

Decided to visit The Curve today. It is a mall in the Petaling Jaya area in the state of Selangor, Malaysia. Spotted this shop. 

Not a good start to the day. The family have a weakness for this brand, as can be seen below....

More about these later...

This was the other shop I saw. It carries the usual mall brands, Tissot, CK, Ingersol and Seiko among others. 

I am sure there are other watch shops in The Curve, but we did not spot them as we spent most of the time in a bookshop. 

Lume shot

Been sometime..... :( 

RXW MM25 fully charged...

I like....

Sunday, July 27, 2014

RXW MM25 Cali

This was a surprise purchase. I have always liked the cali dial on watches as evident by the fact that I have a Tudor Date Day with cali dial and the Maranez Bangla Cali. But, while I liked the cali dial, the PAM00249 never did sing for me. Perhaps it was the price, perhaps I found it not 'balanced'.... (me being a sour grape). 

Anyway, when I was first offered this watch, it never clicked. But slowly it clicked and lucky for me, the owner was still willing to part with it. And the rest, like they say, is history.... :)

The watch being cleaned. It is 6 years old. It has had a service and some parts were changed. 

On its original strap. I will continue to use this. 

Happy camper indeed. :)

Its time...

I figure with my latest pieces, it is time to call it a day. Way too many watches.... Time to consolidate and call it a day. Anyway, the pieces I recently acquired.....

The Rolex Explorer II Polar, the RXW MM25 Cali and the Zenith El Primero Rainbow. Yeah, somehow I ended up with the RXW as well.... :)

Interesting that I also decided to use the original strap that comes with the RXW and not to purchase independent strap for the watch.

Slim Line Collection Bracelets from TW Steel

Firmly embracing the brand’s mantra of being ‘Big in Oversized Watches’, TW Steel's desirable new Slim Line Collection features slimmer models with 45mm cases, presented with a simple but classically appealing style.

Designed to appeal to the consumer seeking a smarter, more formal look, the 10 piece Slim Line timepieces are the perfect accompaniment to a designer suit or a sleek business look, as the watch nestles comfortably and subtly alongside any dress shirt or cuff.  Very much in style, these pieces cleverly combine the appeal of an oversized watch with a stylish and slender case.

The Slim Line range is comprised of 10 executions, available only in 45mm dimension, with either steel or A-grade PVD rose gold plated cases.  All models utilize a Miyota 1S13 slim movement housed in a case which features a shine finish, adding an additional visual appeal to these sleek and slender new pieces.

Photographs: TW Steel

Six of the new additions, TW1300 to TW1305, sport a stylish turn edge leather croco-print strap, with the familiar two dots amended in position and size slightly in keeping with the slender design. 

TW1306 and TW1307 feature steel bracelets while TW1308 and TW1309 are presented with steel bracelets resplendent in A-grade PVD rose gold plating. The interlocking bracelet is reminiscent of classic, vintage watches- representing timeless style that is perfect for any occasion, whether formal, festive, or casual.

All models in the Slim Line collection feature sapphire crystal while additional highlights of the new range include the use of sunray dials, with matching hands and numbers, all with a shine finish in keeping with the cases.  Each model is 5 ATM water resistant.

Pricing for the Slim Line collection ranges from $389 US to $559.

For more information:

TW Steel

Pathos Diva: Feminine, Elegant, and Divine

Carl F. Bucherer pays homage to the sophisticated, elegance of women with the new Pathos Diva. This beautiful, automatic timepiece interplays strong, bold steel and feminine, elegant 18-karat rose gold. The interaction of color brings a complexity to the design and the woman wearing it. Its strong yet feminine aesthetic make it the perfect timepiece for any occasion and a wonderful holiday gift.

One of the most fascinating aspects of the Pathos Diva is the elaborate areole. Featuring a rose gold foreground, the intricate details create a stunning iridescent light effect across the white dial. This captivating impression is echoed in the design of the duotone bracelet as well in the crown, which mirrors the aureole's delicate appearance. The Pathos Diva is flawless, feminine, and unique. It is the manifestation of the divine aura that dwells within each woman and – there is a Pathos for every woman. Pathos Diva variations are as diverse as snowflakes, including variations in aureole design, single or two-toned models, and brilliant, sparkling diamond accents.

Photographs: Carl F. Bucherer

For more information:

Saturday, July 26, 2014

GTG Part 2...

Anther GTG... This time, there seems to be a theme.... :)

The Explorer II first GTG (with me)... and yes, it is upside down. 

The Ennebi Fondale 44 Bronze. One awesome watch...

The BR01-92 Carbon Fiber Phantom. 

The BR01-92 Heritage.

The all new BR03-92 Heritage Ceramic. This is a very nice watch. 

The BR WW1 Chronographe Monopoussior Heritage.

So, can you figure out the theme of the GTG? 

Creative photography

Attempting some creative photography....

Thursday, July 24, 2014


One of the nice things about coming back, GTG.....

The watches....

Zenith El Primero Flyback, PAM00000 and RXW MM25 Cali.

BR02-92. I like this watch. Limited production. 

The Rolex Yacht Master. 

The Yacht Master with the 42mm Explorer II Black.

Together with my Zenith. 

Tissot Visiodate. Nice watch. Lots of watch for the price. 

I am sure there will be more GTG. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Somethings I picked up....

I picked these pieces up while I was in Malacca. These, I believe, are vintage pieces. I don't know much about the pieces, but they looked interesting. Thought I 'play' with them. If I don't take a fancy to them, I will just sell them off.....

Two Orient watches and a Seiko. They are in working condition but I figure a service would not hurt. 

The Orient. 

The Seiko. I like the Seiko and I like the shape. 

Another Orient. 

Basically, I am trying to find out more about these watches and will report on them soon....

Oh, sorry about the poor quality of the photographs. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Watch Shopping in Malaysia, Malacca

We were passing the time, so decided to visit and see what's what in terms of shopping in Malacca. So, we visited the Dataran Pahlawan Mall. Interesting place. 

List of watch shops in the mall. It is not updated.... :(

I did not manage to find the Bucherere Timepiece shop or V Time shop.  :(

Classic Hour. Big shop. Carries Bell&Ross, Longines, Glycine, Rado, etc. Nice shop. 

Part of their shop, Omega 'Boutique'. 

G-Factory. Casio products. A few 30th Anniversary models in the shop. Cool...

Vinic Time. The usual stuff, Casio, Luminox, Bum, Fossil, Fila, Seiko... mostly fashion brands. Saw the Seiko Orange Monster (fangs) here.... tempted. 

These shops were not on the list...

60 minutes. They carry Oris, Hush Puppies, Ingersoll and Casio among others. Rather good selection of Oris watches, a few interesting Limited Edition Oris in the shop. 

Fame Moments. Usual offering of Fashion brands, Seiko, A/X, DKNY, Titoni, Epos, Certina and Casio among others. The shop use to carry other brands but no longer. However the names of the brands still there. 

Looks like Malacca moving up in terms of what watches are being offered. Cool.....


One of the watches that I always wanted to get but never got (until recently) was the Explorer II. I was fortunate to get one fitted with the Rolex caliber 3186, a late Z series from 2006/07. 

The watch...

This watch has an interesting history. The watch was produced in Switzerland (in the Rolex factory). It was shipped to Taiwan where it was sold to the first owner. Somehow the watch was sold and ended up in the USA (Florida, if I am not mistaken). It was subsequently sold to its last owner and ended up in Malaysia. 

With its last owner, the watch has travelled around in Malaysia and even travelled with the owner to Australia (Queensland and Tasmania). The watch was in Australia for sometime. In between the travels, the watch was sent back to Taiwan, to Rolex for a service. 

Now the watch is with me. I intend to continue to expose the watch and live up to its name, being an Explorer. So, the watch in essence would be my go to watch. So lets begin....

The watch with me in Malaysia, to be exact, in Malacca. In the back ground, one of Malaysia's National food, the Nasi Lemak. 

More to follow...