Seiko C359-5000 Review

The Seiko C359-5000 takes us back to the late ’70’s. Hamilton’s Pulsar – the hugely expensive “touch to operate” watch that launched digital timekeeping – had been cut off at the knees by hundreds of cheap imitators. Seiko took the digital ball, put it on an LCD screen and ran with it, creating dozens of variations on the theme. None so cool as the C359-5000. None so important to me . . .

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First Date Watch: Which One?

All the women on match.com claim they want a man with integrity, stability and a sense of humor. Do they? The women in my search are 45-years-old and up. Clearly, in their previous love life, they opted for attraction factors that have nothing to do with The Big Three. Which makes selecting a watch for the first date a bit of a conundrum. With that in mind, I’ve got some tips for for a first date watch, starting with which watches to avoid like the proverbial plague . . .

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Seiko Presage Style60’s – What’s Not to Like

What’s (Not) To Like About The New Seiko Presage Style60’s? That’s the question posed by fratellowatches.com. You may notice that the word “not” is in parenthesis. It’s a heads-up that author Lex Stolk isn’t about to bite the hand that feeds. In fact, his introduction to the Seiko Presage Style60’s contains a single direct criticism, buried at the end of the article. It reads as follows . . .

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New Watch Alert: Chronoswiss, Seiko, Montblanc

Chronoswiss Opus Chronograph Flag – $11,400 As a legibility freak, I’m not a big skeleton watch guy. It’s fun to wear an X-ray of a complicated movement, but I prefer to see the bits through a transparent caseback. New watch alert! By modifying their Opus Chronograph with “the three most used colours for national flags” (tell that to Pan-Africans), the 41mm Chronoswiss Opus is the brand’s easy-to-read magnum opus. You got your . . .

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Snapple Promo Watch

Snapple Watch Review

In the comments section of Watch Collector? Not It! I asserted that “true collectibles are ephemera.” Supporting this argument: my “new” Snapple watch. A watch that was once a gimme (redeemed for bottle caps?) now selling on eBay. Exploring my thesis, I bought one for $8. There are many more for sale in similar condition, firmly establishing the Snapple watch as a “collectible.” A little history . . .

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