Friday, June 28, 2019

IWC Exhibition ...

For those who will be in Malaysia, specifically in Kuala Lumpur, there will an IWC Exhibition...

Details of the exhibition:

The IWC Pilot's Watches Exhibition will be held in the Center Court of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. It will run from 1st July to 9th July 2019 from 1000 to 2200 hours daily. Admission is free. A private viewing can be arranged.

I hope to be able to visit the exhibition as I will be in Kuala Lumpur during the said period. As such, there could be a reduction in postings...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Some lume shots...

Lume shot of a watch that is about 20 years old with corroding hands...

But one of my favorite lume shots..

And the watches?

Oh and the 20 year old watch?

More on this watch soon...

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Longines Classic Ladies Collection...

Longines introduces the new Conquest Classic ladies’ watch collection, skillfully balancing modernity with the refinement that defines the Swiss watchmaking brand. The collection introduces new case sizes and new dial designs that mix mother-of-pearl, diamonds, and a touch of pink. The Conquest Classic has been designed to set the pace of the modern woman’s day.

Available in two sizes (29.50 mm and 34 mm in diameter) with select models featuring diamonds, the steel case of the new Conquest Classic houses a quartz movement.  The collection offers five different dial options – sunray blue, sunray black, sunray silver, white mother-of-pearl or black mother-of-pearl – on which pink or rhodium-plated hands revolve. Pink indexes or diamonds mounted on a steel bracelet complete the dial of this timepiece and lend it finesse and refinement.

The Conquest Classic will delight modern women who masterfully weave together the many facets of their lives, such as champion American alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin: “At once elegant and sporty, the new Conquest Classic is a natural fit on my wrist. Its feminine lines and dynamic spirit make it a watch that suits my personality as an athlete and a woman.” As a Longines Ambassador of Elegance since 2014, the young ski champion perfectly embodies the values of the winged hourglass brand represented in these new models.

Photographs: Longines

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Monday, June 24, 2019

RJ Star Twist collection..

The new Star Twist collection also marks a milestone for RJ as the brand’s first ladies’ collection. The Star Twist’s patented spinning bezels offer a unique “spin” on high horology for the modern woman. When in motion, the whirling gem-set bezels (adorned with sapphires, amethysts, or topaz) create a mesmerizing whirl of color that perfectly accentuates the depth and hue of the Star Twist’s painted dials.

The dial designs of these 39 mm models depict four real, distinct deep space entities: Titanium Blue Spiral Galaxy, Titanium Purple Spiral Galaxy, Titanium Glowing Eye Nebula, and Gold Blue Magellanic Cloud. Each Star Twist colorway is limited to only 100 pieces. In a world first, RJ has rendered these galaxies, nebulas, and clouds in four layers of paint and transparent coating over mother-of-pearl. The lustrous, multi-dimensional effect reinforces the immensity and chromatic range of a vast universe. The mesmerizing dials display central hours, minutes, and seconds, as well as a date aperture at 3 o’clock.

Photographs: RJ Watches

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Battery change season begins...

Yeah its battery change season again... and this is the first batch.

We have three watches and the watches are...


DW-8600ZJ-1T Fisherman


Please note this is not a step by step instruction on how to change batteries in Casio G-Shock. Note this post is photograph heavy.

First up is the Fisherman..

Case back screws...

The case back is made of Titanium and is held by the 4 screws shown above. 

Case back removed. Note the rubber spacer/ protector.

The rubber piece removed. We now have access to the battery. 

The battery is held in place by the clip. You need to pry open the clip by pushing on the tab.

Closer view of the tab.

Tab open, battery ready to be removed. 

Battery removed. 

Replacement batteries from your neighborhood 7-11. Cheaper then getting at my friendly neighborhood watch guy, sadly. 

New battery in. 

The locking clip.

Case back on. Don't forget to lubricate the gasket before closing. 

Why I love this Fisherman model...

Next its the turn of the DW-5600CL.

I thought I could get to the screws and do the change without removing the strap. Mistake no. 1....

The screws removed. Mistake no. 2, yes I have to remove the end pieces to remove the case back. 

The end pieces removed. 

Closer view of the end pieces. 

Now we are ready for the battery change. 

Case back removed. We see the rubber spacer/ protector. Oh what is that on the inside of the case back?

Warning.. don't forget to reset the watch after battery change. 

We see the same setup at the watch earlier. The battery is held by the clip. 

Clip unlocked and battery removed. 

New battery in and the reverse process to close up can begin.

All done. Note the reverse red display. I like...

Now its the DW-5600B. This one is unique due to the strap used on the watch. It reminds me of the flight jackets used by military pilots. 

The holes are access points for you to gain access to the spring bars. I found that it easier not to use them as it is very small. 

The mounting points of the strap. 

The DW-5600B. Another watch with reverse display.

The case back. And the same process as the watches above. Nothing much to explain... :)

Closer view of the locking clip.

Old battery.

New battery.

All done. Batch 1 completed. :)