Sunday, January 26, 2014

Casio MRW200H Diver-style Watches - Adventure on the Cheap!

There are some watches that I see every time I go to the store.  They catch my eye, hold my attention, and then I put them back.  These watches intrigue me, but are just too similar to some of the watches that I already have in my collection.  For example, these Casio MRW200H Dive Watches are attractive and affordable.  You can always find them at Walmart, Target, or Kmart. Amazon has them even cheaper!

These utilitarian dive watches have rotating bezels and are waterproof to 100 meters.  They also have readable dials with large numbers, day/date windows, and a mineral crystal.  It should be noted that the bezel is not unidirectional and doesn't give you a click with each turn.  But, at less than $25, they are the kind of watch that you won't be afraid to abuse.  They look good and they offer adventure on the cheap!

I think I would buy one of these watches in a flash.  But, my trusty Timex is still taking a licking and it still keeps on ticking.  One day, I'll surely succumb to the lure of an inexpensive bang around Casio watch that has adventure written all over it!

By David Haberthür (image description page) [CC-BY-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Reviewing My New Pulsar Chronograph Watch

Over Christmas, I got an outstanding new watch.  It's a Pulsar Chronograph Dress Watch with Roman Numerals.  This watch (Model PT3399) has a silver on silver motif with vertical stripes of white on the dial.   It's a very classy and powerful watch.  Plus, Pulsar Chronograph Watches are made by Seiko!

Men's Pulsar Chronograph PT3399
This timepiece has quickly become one of my favorite watches for the office.  If you'd like to read my full review on Yahoo Contributors Network, you can read it here:

Wristwatch Review:  Men's Pulsar Chronograph Dress Watch with Roman Numerals

Pulsar PT3399 Chronograph with Locomotive in Marietta, Georgia

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Unreadable Monochrome Watches Must Go!

If there is any watch design trend that I'd like to see disappear in 2014, it's the trend towards monochrome watches with hands that match the dial.  These watches are much like "The Emperor's New Clothes."   They are useless!  You can't read them with a quick glance!

Here are a  few of the monochrome watches that I saw in 2013. 

Black Hands on a Black Dial

Green Hands on a Green Dial

Blue Hands on a Blue Dial

Gray Hands on a Gray Dial

Black Hands on Dark Brown
Each of these watches is completely ridiculous!  Some are barely readable and others are completely unreadable.  This is one watch design trend that simply must die!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

New Years Resolutions for Watch Collectors

Happy New Year!  It's a brand new year and a good time to reflect on your watch collection.  As a watch enthusiast, it's a good time to do all the things you need to do to enjoy your collection.  It's time to set some goals and make things happen with your watch collection.  If you love watches, here are some New Year's Resolutions for you:

By SimonPix [CC-BY-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Here are some of the tools that you can use to keep your resolutions:

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A Vintage Bulova for Ladies

This year we are ringing in the New Year with an old watch.  My wife was going through her jewelry recently and she came across a rare treasure:  a women's vintage Bulova watch.  It was high school graduation gift or anniversary gift for her mother back in the 1960s.  We believe it may date to 1964.

1960's Women's Bulova Watch

1960's Women's Bulova Watch
I was able to gently wind this mechanical watch and it kept time for at least 15 minutes before disappearing back into a jewelry box.  It's a nifty family treasure for us.

I looked for similar watches to see how the Bulova tradition of fine women's timepieces has continued into the current day.  Bulova has square watches for women at a variety of different price points.

Interestingly, if you'd like a watch with all of the numbers present on the dial, you might want to take a look at this women's Caravelle by Bulova watch.

All of these women's timepieces carry on the Bulova tradition with no winding required.