Wednesday, July 31, 2019

IWC Exhibition...

I was most fortunate to be able to arrange my recent holiday to coincide with the IWC Exhibition held in the Pavilion, Kuala  Lumpur, Malaysia. 

I actually got to the exhibition on the last day. Phew...

The Exhibition space was not very big but it was sufficient. 

The Silver Spitfire...


Another view...

What was on in the exhibition? Well, the focus of IWC for 2019 is the Pilot Collection. Trust me, I was very very tempted...

Photographs: IWC

These were some of the models IWC released at SIHH 2019. I have to say the watches are very nice.

Anyway on to the exhibition...

Lots of modern IWC Pilots watches to view..

The vintage pieces.. I do miss my IWC mk XV and Spitfire...

The Vintage Big Pilot watch... in its 55mm glory.

Overall it was a nice exhibition.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Watch spotting .....

There was lots of watch spotting when I was on holiday. Some more interesting then others... :)

The Laco display at Red Army Watches in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. I have to admit, the selection is awesome.

Azimuth Mr. Roboto R2 at the same shop as the Laco. I have to admit that I have always like the design of the watch. Maybe one day....

A nice selection of Omega Speedmaster at Pacific Time Watch Co in Bangsar Shopping Center. 

Nooka Limited Edition watches in Borders in Bangsar Village 2. Got to love the Zub Zinc design.

The new Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical in Hang Thai Watch in Bangsar Village. I like the watches.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Bezel replacement...

Remember this post?

Well, I got the replacement bezel. Not the same but I guess it will do...

My DW-6600 minus the bezel...

The parts, screws to hold the bezel and strap spring bars.

The replacement bezel. It cost me NTD650.

The replacement bezel. 

The straps. 

The replacement bezel.

The module ready for the bezel. Remember to clean the module before you install the bezel.

Installing is easy. Just slide the bezel onto the module. I suggest you start with the side with the two protruding buttons, ie the right side. 

It is easier to slide the left side as this side has only one button that sticks out, the adjust button does not stick out as much. 

Bezel installed. 

Check that all the buttons work properly before you install the screws.

Install the screws. Do not over tighten the screws. You do not want to damage the module. 

All done and time to install the straps. 

Happy I am. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

What I do late at night.....

It was late at night and I could not sleep. So what did I do? 


Yeah another battery change...

Getting batteries late a night was not a problem as there is a 7-11 just around the corner from where I stay. And the best part about Casio G-Shock is that they tend to use batteries that are pretty common and easily available.

Remove the end pieces... I remember my last battery change. :)

The 4 screws to be removed.

Screws removed.

The movement exposed. Note the gasket and rubber spacer on the case back. 

Unlatch the locking retainer. 

New battery in. 

Transfer the gasket and rubber spacer from the case back to the movement side. This is ensure the gasket and spacer sits in the right place. And don't forget to lubricate the gasket.

And don't forget to reset the module before closing up the case back.

All done.

I don't have the original blue strap for the watch and it is currently mounted on a blue/ gray NATO strap. I will need to check with my local Casio Service Center if they have the original straps.