Sunday, July 24, 2016

Cheap Fashion Watch - Curren

Another day, another watch. Today's Quartz fashion watch : Curren
Features a gigantic 8 on the dial and a smaller hand showing date.
Not bad, if viewed from far away.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Orient 'Wingman' CER2D001B








Added another Orient to my collection - the 'Wingman' CER2D001B . This Orient, again - like my wife's Orient - looks better in person than it does in photos found on the Internet (especially my crappy cellphone photos). The watch came with a very squeaky leather strap. Since I got the PVD look I put the PVD bracelete from my Orient 'Ray Raven' CEM65007B and put it on for a perfect fit! And I'm especially happy with this swap because I was finally able to use the PVD buckle on my Orient Ray CEM65007B. Personally, I would prefer if I got a brown leather strap for my CER2D001B, but this is pretty good for the time being.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Orient 'Charlene' CNR1Q004W

Orient 'Charlene' CNR1Q004W Women's watch for my wife.

The surprising thing is, this feels like it has manual winding! Well it wasn't listed in the specs, but it does have the tactile feel of a winding watch when you turn the crown! I'm unable to verify this as the watch was already wound up and ticking. Will have to wait till it winds down and try out the winding to see if it is real; I would be really surprised if this is true.


*EDIT* Just used this thing called internet search engine, found that it does indeed have manual winding. See here.

Dial window material type   Mineral Crystal
Display Type   Analog
Case diameter   31 millimeters
Band Material   Stainless Steel
Band width   16 millimeters
Band Color   Silver
Dial color   MOP
Special features   Luminous
Movement   Automatic
Water resistant depth   30

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Fake "Baby-G"


Fake G-Shock / Baby-G


  

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Evaporating Currencies

Recall my post last month when I mentioned dwinlding currencies affecting my purchasing power, when it was MYR 3.86 to a USD? Well, scratch that... nowadays it is approaching MYR 4.26 to a USD. Every thing is evaporating. At least water evaporates into clouds which rains. Where does the MYR evaporate to? :(

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Orient CEM65007B "Ray Raven"


Some (terrible- sorry!) cellular shots of my CEM65007B on those nice silicon rubber straps today. (Ignore the transparent plastic piece I put on the crystal, it's a plastic sheet from another watch I put on there as a joke and completely forgotten about it).

Get your own Orient Ray Raven here!

Dwindling Currencies..

The state of the MYR currency is appalling. At something like MYR 3.86 to a USD, it's not looking good for everyone of us. Every savings is continuously 'evaporating' into thin air. Any investment too. I have some outside currency investment but it's too little to be of any use to offset this.

At this rate, any sort of luxury is gone. Watch collecting and stuff will have to stop too.


I Has A Sad.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Yet another strap...

... but this time a waterproof silicon rubber strap with red stitching to pair with my Orient Ray Raven. Saw this unique strap a watch store and I just had to have it! This strap is very thick and very soft. It's a bit hard to wear though, but looks stunning.
It costs about MYR 45. At current dwindling exchange rates, I think that is like, USD 0.01 or something like that...
However I am at the constant problem with no matching PVD buckles... :( Darn my being located in a small backwater town.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Doukou - another day another watch.

Doukou - another day another inexpensive watch, "Doukou" to show. Not much features, a quartz time keeping device for the wrist, fake leather and snap-on caseback.

Simple dial

No water resistance rating. Simply stainless steel snap-on caseback.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

What do you do with watches you don't wear?



So apparently the human mind is a weird and predictable thing; we come to prefer a few things more than others. In this case, my point is about watches (of course).

What does one  normally do with extra watches one doesn't wear often? Sell them? Store them? Give them away?

In this case I discovered that I am finding some of my watches are simply not on my wrist at all and thought it would be a waste to just leave them as it is collecting dust. Then the other part of me still love them, and want to keep them, and just for in case they can become family heirlooms that I could pass down to my son, when watches are all smart solar electronic devices that could even operate the kitchen sink by then, so a mechanical or even a normal Quartz would be an item of curiousity. (What, dad, your watches only has one or two functions?? How do you even get by the day back then?)

I wanna slap myself for thinking that way, that having too many watches and getting rid of them, but then I'm partially right. We only have 2 wrists after all.


Decisions, decisions.