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Review – Casio G-Shock G7500-1V

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I had strayed from the quartz digital path in the last few years thanks to my obsession with mechanicals, but I’ve always thought I’d like to return to the fold. Last week I received two Casio watches, a Pathfinder and a G-Shock, and I am happy to say that I’m pleasantly surprised.

Now I know you all like your ETAs and Big Bangs, but a watch like the G-Shock G7500-1V is pretty sassy little number that can help road warriors stay awake on the red-eye and might survive a nasty turn at the baggage claim.

1915 Omega Petrograd

I’m thinking this Omega ain’t that hot, but it’s a nice concept. It’s basically a retread of a 1915 piece using caliber 2200 inside a rose gold case.

This Omega Museum watch is an absolute stunner. A limited [1915 pieces] reedition of the 1915 Omega Petrograd watch, featuring the omega caliber 2200 and in Red gold on a leather strap with reference number of 5703.30.0 it is part of Omega’s museum line of classic re-issues.

Omega Museum Watch [OmegaBlogger]

Review: Sorna Bullhead Chronograph

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In an effort to find an inexpensive, vintage chronograph, I’ve been hunting on Ebay for Sorna watches. The Sorna brand, which was once a relatively powerful figure in the mechanical industry – laid to waste, obviously, by the flood of cheap quartz pieces in the 1980s – is now being used to flog those selfsame cheap quartz pieces that I had no interest in. The only other Sorna piece I could find, then, was a nasty world time watch that looked like Captain America had just gotten over some constipation. Therefore, I was stuck with considering Jacky Ickx bullhead chronos. Instead of a Jacky Ickx, however, I just picked up just an “Icky” Sorna chronograph that has a certain, if dubious, charm.

A Chrono Regained

Omega Speedmaster Chronograph Moon Watch Mens Watch 3570.50

OmegaBlogger, who has been on hiatus for about 50 years now, just posted a great story about a fella who bought a new old stock Speedmaster that had been lying in state in a safe deposit box for 36 years.

It was her father’s watch, he passed away in the early 70’s his wife just passed away this year(2005) . The watch sat in a safe deposit box since her husband passed away in the early 70’s. When she died her daughter became executer of her estate when the deposit box was opened there sat this watch,neither she or her siblings wanted to keep it ,so it was put up for sale ,I saw the ad,wanted it and bought it.

A Happy Speedmaster New Year! [OmegaBlogger]

Omega – Olympic-tastic Part Deux

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Omega just launched SIX more chronos for the Olympics Timeless Collection. I’m going to go through them all very quickly, but they’re all generally styled like the 1932 pocket watch we just posted and all of them have the little Olympic logo dongle hanging off of the seconds hand. They’re a bit too Rah-Rah Go Olympics for my taste, but to each their own.

First up:

The Speedmaster Date in the OMEGA Olympic Timeless Collection has red chronograph hands and blued-steel hour, minute and small seconds hands set against a white dial. Available exclusively with a matching stainless-steel bracelet, it retains the typical Speedmaster feature of a tachometer scale engraved on the stainless-steel bezel and has a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. This chronograph is powered by the OMEGA calibre 1152 self-winding chronograph movement, which has an exclusive rhodium-plated finish and a power reserve of 44 hours. The Speedmaster Date of the OMEGA Olympic Timeless Collection is water resistant to 30 metres / 100 feet.

Omega 1932 Pocket Watch – Olympic-tastic

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Omega is has created a 1932 pocket watch in honor of the Olympic games. Omega, as wel all know has, been the official timekeeper of the Olympics 22 times, including 2006 in Toronto. This watch is a single-button chronometer with blued hands and a sexy retro look that makes me squeal.

Entire release after the jump.

Blancier’s New Regulator

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Blancier just created a new in-house manufacture, the Regulator. It’s essentially a big minutes hand movement with seconds and hours at 9 and 3 o’clock, respectively, and it’s all done in-house. Blancier – Lottermann & Söhne

Jayhawk’s Watch Photograph Database

Jayhawk collected just about every Seiko and Citizen model there is, leading to a 15,000 image collection of EVERYTHING. Very nice.

The following database contains over 15,000 watch photographs that have been contributed by numerous members of watch forums and from a wide variety of other Internet sources.

Jayhawk’s Watch Photograph Database [Jayhawk]

Nice Refurb of a Seiko Classic

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Jack restored this 6138-0011 Sportsmatic. Basically it’s New Old Stock at this point – NOS for you watch n00bs.

My recent restored watchie…. 6138-0011 contents… [Seiko&Citizen Forum]

Panerai Radomir 8 Days GMT

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Holy crap. I don’t know how I missed this thing. That’s a Panerai of original manufacture, with a completely Panerai-tastic movement with TWO GMT hands and a zero-set time feature that springs the seconds hand to noon when you set the time. Plus it’s got 8 days reserve in there. And look at the reserve indicator. Amazing.

They’re making 50 of these in platinum – $41,500, if you were innarested – and 200 in white gold – a bit more affordable at $23,200. Come on.

PANERAI RADIOMIR 8 DAYS GMT [EuropaStar]<