Lowly Caliber: a blog for humble watch collecting.

  • Marine Star Glory Days Part 2

    Marine Star Glory Days Part 2

    Elaborate designs head to YK2 1997 and 1998 seems to have been a prolific period for the Marine Star designers? My collection seems to be heavy with models from those two years and I’m not sure why that is? As I was discussing in Part 1, there was a huge variety of designs and manufacturing…

  • Marine Star Glory Days Part 1

    Marine Star Glory Days Part 1

    The Golden Age of the Bulova Dressy Diver I finally had to sit down and start to write about my Bulova Marine Star collection. Its been a few years since I started. Throughout the time I’ve been researching and finding these little jewels, I’ve also been trying to figure out what it is about them…

  • Real Time War Time

    Real Time War Time

    A watch for Ukraine It’s been too long since my last post. But, hey, it was time for Spring Break and chores. I’m back with a special watch to talk about. There are many reasons to like this watch, and many layers to discuss about time and life. At War War is a human constant.…

  • Timex Allied: Part 2

    Timex Allied: Part 2

    The Chronographs I’ve been avoiding this topic. The Timex Allied collection has had me confused. When I first tackled the topic in Part 1, I did not want to include chronographs as the three-handers were trouble enough to sort out. Since then I have analyzed the Mk 1 collection I have noticed some ways that…

  • M&Co 1987 31mm

    M&Co 1987 31mm

    Gill Compressed Wins the Day Sometimes a watch isn’t about it being a watch. Its about things happening around it that come together as a watch. Its about things that people are interested in that are attached to a watch. A watch is a useful tool for telling time, but it can carry along other…

  • 40 Years of Eddie Bauer Watches: Part 2

    40 Years of Eddie Bauer Watches: Part 2

    Outdoor fashion ’90s? style — Sporty, anyone? Do you have good taste? Do you have style? Are you fashion conscious? A lot of us are afraid we don’t, so we allow others to define these for us. Its a shame, really, because we are all different and have individual tastes, but we want to be…

  • 40 Years of Eddie Bauer Watches, Part 1

    40 Years of Eddie Bauer Watches, Part 1

    The Wild World of Retail Branded Watches Here I go again. I’m about to relate to you my collecting experiences with a body of watches that I feel somewhat uncomfortable discussing. I really like the watches, but I feel like I don’t have a firm grasp of the subject matter I want to tackle. I’m…

  • Trials of Cheap Watch Repair

    Trials of Cheap Watch Repair

    Repairable or Disposable Like everything we own, if used, watches eventually need some kind of repair. But not all watches are created equal. Some watches are created to potentially last a life time and your progeny’s life time too. On the other hand, some watches are made to be discarded instead of repaired. Some may…

  • Timex x J. Crew Andros

    Timex x J. Crew Andros

    Time flies when you’re having fun & Its all in the dial It has been almost 13 years since this J. Crew-distributed watch hit the street. Following the successful launch of the J. Crew Military watch a few years earlier, the Andros brought a more nautical feel to the outfits of J. Crew customers. It…

  • Neo Vintage Gruens: Part 2

    Neo Vintage Gruens: Part 2

    These things are crazy! A while back I was ruminating on the 1980s – 90s era of cheap fashion watches. I spent some time on very inexpensive preowned Gruens I stumbled onto in Part 1. Well, I’m back with several more of these little zingers. I’m still trying to get a handle on the low-end…

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