Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Bracelet adjustment Casio GMW-B5000D-1

This is one of the hottest Casio models in recent history. It is the Casio G-Shock model GMW-B5000D-1. It is a full metal G-Shock and comes in the DW-5000/ DW-5600 guise. I like the watch. 

The Casio G-Shock GMW-B5000D-1.


It comes with a full metal stainless steel bracelet. I have to say that it is a very well made bracelet. 


The clasp. Again well made and very nice. 


To resize, first disconnect the bracelet from the clasp. 


The spring bar connecting the bracelet to the clasp. Don't lose it. 


As you can see, there are no indications on how to remove the links. It is very easy to remove. The links are held together by tiny spring bars. It makes adjustments easy.


The links disconnected.


The tiny spring bar holding the links together. 



The spring bar sits in the center link.


Adjustment all done. It was fast and easy. Just be careful not to lose any of the tiny spring bars. 


Saturday, December 08, 2018

What was....

This was once part of my collection...


Click on photograph to enlarge.

Can anyone guess what models they were?

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Lume shot...

It has been a while but this is one I just got...


This is an interesting one. And no it is not an IWC or JLC but it is a homage to the Mk XI watches. It is from MKII and it the Hawkinge. It is part of their ready to wear collection. 

Monday, December 03, 2018

What has happen since...

I know it has been a long time since I last posted or updated the blog but basically I have had the following happen.

I am trying out another hobby.

I have slowed down on buying new watches. In fact I have not bought anything for myself for sometime. I have bought a few watches but those have been sold almost immediately. I have also bought watches on behalf of friends. 

That does not mean I will not be buying watches. I would if I could but sadly the watches or brands that I like have increased their prices beyond my means or beyond the value I place on the watches from those brands. 

Additionally, some brands have embarked on rather questionable sales practises which I cannot support or subscribe to. That does not mean I would not buy from those brands but I guess until that 'bubble' burst, or that I can buy at retail, it will be sometime before I buy from them.

I have also rationalized my collection down to a few (very few in fact) watches and I see that will remain for sometime. 

I have also slowed down on tinkering on watches, passing them to professionals for any work that is required. 

Anyway, I will be posting more on this blog but it will not be as much as before. 

To those who have stayed on with this adventure, I say thank you. To those who have left, I hope you have enjoyed the adventure and who knows maybe our paths will cross once again in the future. 

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.