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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Timex Mk1 Collections Part 3

    Timex Mk1 Collections Part 3

    A Unique Set of MK1s: Archive Pioneers With this post I want to complete the final part of my attempt to outline the various 40mm and 42mm MK1 types that Timex released from roughly 2017 to 2019. In Part 1, I covered the Aluminum MK1s. In Part 2, the Steel Mk1s. There are some other…

  • Redux Valor Offset Model 11D

    Redux Valor Offset Model 11D

    Post COVID Perils of a Micro Brand : Mission Accomplished This post will be a break from my normal, in a way. It is more about a spec/tool watch than a fashion watch. But, a tool watch can be part of a dress code, too. It will also be about how watches are made and…

  • Timex Mk1 Collections Part 2

    Timex Mk1 Collections Part 2

    Full Steel Ahead In Part 1 of My Timex MK1 posts I covered the origins of the MK1 and covered the various styles of Aluminum case Mk1s. Here I will try to get my arms around the 40mm 3-hand and 42mm chronographs that make up the Steel collection. As I mentioned in the earlier post,…

  • Timex Mk1 Collections Part 1

    Timex Mk1 Collections Part 1

    With Such a Wide Variety, There is a Mk1 for Everybody Besides the unisex Weekender, I can’t think of another Timex style within the Archive era that is as popular as the Mk1? There is a huge variety of colors, straps and materials in both three-hand and chronograph models. With so many different looks, I…