Sunday, April 29, 2012

Alas poor Lorus!

I knew this watch.  I put a new strap on it and, now, I'm wearing it again.  It's a little retro and a lot of no nonsense in a watch.  Plus, it's a Seiko brand.

Too bad they don't market them here in the United States.  It's another one from the back of my watch drawer.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

It's Cheap Time - Acqua Analog Watch with Indiglo

I haven't posted a really inexpensive watch in some time.  So, here's a cheap $14 watch that I found at Walmart.  It's interesting because Acqua is a brand owned by Timex and this watch offers Timex Indiglo technology in the cheapest package ever.  It's a great little watch.  Here's a complete review:

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Vintage Timex Mercury Review

As I was rummaging through my watches last week, I came across my 1970s vintage Timex Mercury in its original packaging.  I bought it last year off of ebay in New Old Stock (NOS) condition.  It's a fantastic, manual-wind, watch.  To read more, check out my full review:


Monday, April 23, 2012

Back of the Drawer Time!

Have you pulled out all your watches lately?  Have you found a few that you haven't worn in a while?  Why aren't you wearing them?  Go get that battery.  Go get that new band.  Try 'em on and wear 'em!  They've been waiting for you!  I just put this old Soviet Submariners watch on a velcro band and made it wearable again.

 What's in the back of your watch drawer?

Monday, April 16, 2012

Reflections on a Rolex

It's shiny, substantial, and perfectly functional.  It's a Rolex Submariner Date Watch.  Of course, it's not mine.  It belongs to a co-worker.  Ever since he got it, I've been checking the iconic luxury watch out from afar and taking mental notes on my observations.  My co-worker's Rolex looks like the one pictured here.

To read more about it, check out my article:  Dream Watches - The Rolex Submariner Date Watch.
Photo: By LuckyLouie at en.wikipedia [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], from Wikimedia Commons

If you have the means to buy this legendary watch, then Amazon has your watch and has it for a good price.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Need a Nerd Watch - Check out the Casio Classic Calculator & Calendar Watch

I've built up quite a collection of watches, but I haven't had much nerd watch cred.  Until now...
It's a classic calculator watch from Casio.  That's model CA53W-1 for all the uber-nerds out there.  It's definitely a nerd watch!  But, I'm ready for a math word problem at any time!  Here's my review -

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Thrift Store Clock - Westclox Dialite

I spotted this interesting vintage clock at a local thrift store.  It plugs into the wall, has a very smooth continuous motion second hand, and cost less than $3.  Plus, it was made in the U.S.A.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Rugged "Bang Around" Watches for Men

If you are like me, you need a watch that you can "bang around" with and not worry about too much.  They can't cost too much and they have to look cool.  Fortunately, lots of inexpensive watches fit the bill! Here are some of my favorites in no particular order:

Timex Ironman Triathlon

"Walmart Tactical"

Casio Forester

Timex Expedition Camper

Timex Expedition Core Analog