Monday, July 14, 2014

Casio WS200H Tough Solar Digital

Casio WS200H Tough Solar Digital , 100m water resistance. Inexpensive but extremely tough and
 resilient tough practical watch like all Casios.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Random photo

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Alba Quartz for the Missus ( VX82-X406)

Just bought an Alba Quartz for the missus. She wanted a new watch, with bracelet "this time". I got her the Alba with black dial with gems, solid-link bracelet(!). Overall fairly high quality piece for the price.

I originally wanted to get her an automatic Orient. But I was not able to get any within a limited time, but on top of that, after some thought there's this issue with her not wearing the automatic watch all the time, which might cause it to wind down and stop, and she might think it's a hassle to set it after that. So a quartz it is.
Black dial, very elegant

Solid-link bracelet



Saturday, June 28, 2014

My Orient CEM65007B Swapped to a Rubber Strap

Just swapped out to a rubber strap, to prepare for a trip to the swimming pool this evening with my son. I am not going to be completely submerging myself in the pool, but I will definitely get wet. Better be prepared..

Monday, May 12, 2014

Very Nice Ladies Casio G-Shock


 Took these photos some time ago of a friend's Casio G-Shock, but neglected to put it up for a while. I forgot to check the model number, but fairly high end watch (can't recall but might be stainless steel or even titanium).

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

So My EF-125 10 Year Batteries Finally Needed Replacement (Updated)

 Alas, it had to happen sooner or later. The 10 year batteries in my EF-125 finally has weakened enough that it stops intermittently at random. I bought this watch in 2009, and it's been 5 years (2014 as I write this), so give or take heat, wear, and some time sitting in shops, it's time to replace the batteries in it soon.

 Meanwhile I'll just wear my other watches.

UPDATE: Actually, it works fine now for the past 24 hours. And first thing I did was to check that the crown is pulle out, it's not. So it's a sign that there is some battery low voltage, or some dust has gotten inside and stopped the gears. I will not replace the batts for now.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Jaguar Swiss Quartz

This beauty piece belongs to a friend of mine. He finally stops getting cheap watches and got this Jaguar some months back. Quite a high end watch... And by high end I mean its definitely a step above what I regularly get, fitting (finally) his financial status.

The only "problem" here is that it is Quartz. Well, it's not as charming as a mechanical.


The Jaguar has a Swiss Quartz movement, sapphire crystal and PVD coating. The nice perforated leather strap curves nicely by default, and the crown has some sort of a protected layer on top.

At the end of the day, I totally forgotten to take note of the particular model other than "Jaguar". Initially I had thought it may have something to do with Jaguar, the car company, but the two are apparently unrelated.

Friday, February 28, 2014

RM1 WristWatch (USD 0.30)!

So I was walking back to my car from work one day, and saw one of these vendor-type machines that dispense "eggs", plastic egg-shaped containing toys for RM1 or RM0.50 and what caught my attention was this:
Digital wristwatches!

 So I need to give it a try. I put two 50-cent coins in the machine, turned the knob, and -

Tada! A "Time Clue" wrist device. Niiiice.

I got the yellow one. Woo!

Named "Time Clue" (well it's not wrong is it?), this is a digital LCD watch clone of a G-Shock made of very soft transparent plastic. The plastic quality is poor as you would expect, but it holds up well to normal use (for now).

The caseback is made of a black plastic that came off the in the first moments I was handling it. Pressing it back on, it has held on since. I could set the time and date, and it's actually very functional. Time is accurate as well, as can be expected from a digital watch.

Great for young children. I gave it to my 4 year old son. He likes it and can tell the time from it, but does not like wearing it (yet).

Not bad for RM1.. (USD 0.30)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Mission : New PVD Leather Nato Strap

Target sighted: New PVD, leather Nato strap, for my Orient
Picture courtesy of WristSolution



Should make a pretty awesome combo.  Checks all the right stuff - PVD, buckle - check. Tan colour leather - check.  Nato strap - check.

Well, hopefully. Only one way to find out!! But first let me get my budget straightened out first...

Strap is sold at for RM75. Woo!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Superstitions Around Clocks and Watches

Here is something I have never heard of, but apparently from a friend some people still have superstitious beliefs that if you gift a clock (or watch), then that would mean you're giving death (e.g. your time is up.)

Wow if everyone will believe that then clock and watch sellers won't ever get any business and will go bankrupt!

Which is a stupid thing, because if you give a person time, then don't you extend his time?? And it's almost 2014, some people are still living in 1914.