Casio MQ24-7B miscellaneous crap

Casio MQ24-7B – Boring FTW

I took umbrage with Herr Farago dissing the Tissot PRX as boring. I consider boring a virtue: unassuming, practical, enduring. Problem: I couldn’t think of a recognizable, boring watch. Amazon and the rest serve-up pages of cheap uninspired generic knockoff watches that are dull as dishwater, but reputable brands have character, however mild. And then I remembered a watch I’d been meaning to review that should be very boring: the Casio MQ24-7B . . .

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Dornblueth & Sohn Central Seconds

The Dornblueth & Sohn Central Seconds is our Minimalist Watch of the Day. (I swear it’s a coincidence that WatchFinder released a video celebrating this watch as I was writing this.) To slip one on your wrist costs $4680. That’s a pretty big hit on the plastic for a 42mm three-handed timepiece that looks, well, minimalist. Especially as the Dornblueth models with a seconds subdial cost $460 less. Why pay more for less? . . .

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Swiss Railways Watch Sport Day Date

Thanks to Swiss railway engineer Hans Hilfiker, the Official Swiss Railways Watch was, is and always will be the most legible watch made by hand of man. The original design – white dial, black hands and indices, red second hand – is perfect. Changing or adding anything is like messing with Mozart. Still, a Swiss watchmaker’s gotta finagle a few Francs here and there. So Mondaine cranks-out a freight car’s worth of Railways riffs . . .

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Seiko Solar Dress Watch ($85)

Back when I was a kid, $85 bought you a small house in the suburbs. Not really. But it wasn’t nothing. These days, you can’t buy a lot with $85. O.K., sure, a gram of cocaine. In terms of watches, you’d be scraping the bottom of the barrel marked “made in China by poor people in wretched conditions.” Unless you bought a Seiko Solar SUP873. Now let me be VERY clear about something . . .

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