Monday, December 8, 2014

Found more cheap watches - Wilon be given as gifts to friends & family without watches.. Here's another Wilon.

 There's really nothing much to say about this really. It's a cheap Quartz watch, rectangular case, with clip-on caseback, folded links.

 But it's nice enough as a dress watch and simple enough to tell the time. Happy to report that the person who received this is very happy with the gift and a proud wearer.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Rossi Valentino Ladies' Rolex-style Watch

Rossi Valentino Rolex-style ladies' watch.

I've heard of this name before but it was in the form of a professional motorcycle racer (it was actually flipped around - Valentino Rossi)... but this is the first time I heard of this name as a watch brand. Regardless, it features a Quartz, 3 ATM water resistance, with a Rolex-styled stainless steel case, and has a sapphire crystal with magnifying bubble over the date.

Quite nice, for its price.


The watch itself in the box
Box cover brand
Close up on the dial
Rolex-style design.

3ATM Water Resistance

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

My Thoughts on the Apple Watch

So Apple finally debut a smartwatch... and I am blown away by the simplicity design, which is classic Apple.

Take the straps and bracelet for example, they are so simply designed and yet easy to change out or resize....  I was adjusting the bracelet on the watches a while back and it was a pain in the fingers, literally, to do so. And that you required tools and a hammer.... while Apple made something that you just a press and clip, with no tools. Bravo!

The computer for the Apple Watch is also amazing, being "computer on a chip" and I am wondering if that module can be upgraded for the future.. honestly speaking, I haven't even look into the software part of the Apple Watch I'm sure it can do so much more, but I am amazed by the straps alone here, and the health monitoring parts are really interesting too, something my doctor probably telling me I need.

Casio and other smartwatch companies should take notice..

Will I buy it? Nah... not now at least... take a look at the title of this blog... poor man's watch blog.... it's a bit expensive enough alone and considering I don't have iPhone to pair it with, so the short answer is no. But it is sometime I would like to own.

Also: the battery life is what make or break this... I wonder if they are solar, just not announced?

My favorite combo is this one, look how the deployment buckle fit seamlessly! :

Monday, September 8, 2014

Cheap Watches on Clearance

I bought some watches from a shop near my office that is going on clearance. How cheap you ask? Well, dirt cheap.. like, for the price of a battery. So I bought 4.

These are "Stainless Steel" watches, with "Water Resistant" rating (and no more than that), with folded metal links (that threatened to go out of alignment when I tried to adjust it) and I suspect it is painted-on chrome, though I can't be sure.

As mentioned, construction on the bracelets are very poor, which is expected. But who cares if you swap them out to straps, right? The watches themselves have (apparently) Japanese Quartz movements, they - well - they work. Being quartz watches. And at first glance, they actually look quite decent. This works well for people who just want decent watches.

The amazing thing about it is that a very low clearance price, it makes it totally worthwhile to get them as gifts to be given away.

And here they are, in its generic-brand-name-cheap glory! (Sorry for the crappy smartphone photos.)

Wilon. This actually looks nice. This is a women's version.

MK, or Mike Ladies with "gems". Weird brand name, but looks good for a cheap fashion item.

Full pic of the Wilon

....and MK

These are matching pairs found. Mike brand.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Victorinox Swiss Army (Prudential)

A long overdue post. I had this picture of this watch from my friend's collection but simply never gotten around to post it. This is a Victorinox Swiss Army quartz with black leather strap:

Unfortunately ruined by the Prudential logo, this watch otherwise has very nice aesthetics.

100M Water Resistance, Prudential logo on the caseback.

"Hegner" Watch 30M Water Resist

  Here's a "Hegner" Quartz 30M Water Resist watch I happened to come across and took this with my cellphone. Unfortunately the case back pictures are too blur (this was taken with indoor flourescent lighting at night) so we only have the front shots unfortunately. Never heard of "Hegner", but I suspect it's just one of those generic Chinese watches.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

On a Cloudy Day..

Casio EF-125D-7AV

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

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