Category: Collecting

  • 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…

  • Neo Vintage Gruens: Part 1

    Neo Vintage Gruens: Part 1

    Gruen watches as staple fashion accessory I’m not sure where I’m going with this post, but I have to go there. Since my blog is about watches in lower price end of the watch world I need to delve into that era of the 1990s-early 2000s when Fossil was king and there was a great…

  • Timex Waterbury United

    Timex Waterbury United

    A step up in Field Fashion? When I first saw a Timex Waterbury United, I did not know what it was, but it hit the sweet spot for me. It had a field watch appearance, was small—things I like — but was different, more refined in some way Scout, Allied and Mk1? Then again, they…

  • What am I collecting?

    What am I collecting?

    Observations on watch collecting Part 1: What and How Many? I need to get a post out! I need to stop looking for watches and write about the ones I know of. It just happens. You are searching the web for info on a certain watch and out of nowhere, you see a different watch…

  • All in the Family

    All in the Family

    Two small 1970s autos back together after decades I’m changing things up a bit for this post. Most of my collection is of recent military/retro inspired quartz designs, but overall there is an eclectic blend of all sorts of watches that just make me feel good. In this post I am going to cover a…