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Seiko Brightz Phoenix

Wednesday Jun 17, 2009

sagh005aCheck out this beauty from the Japanese market. I grabbed this pic from Seiya Japan. One of the few online retailers you can purchase Seiko’s made for the Japanese market. This particular model features:

  • Movement: 6S28 34J Automatic (with Manual winding)
  • Case: Stainless steel
  • Strap: Crocodile
  • Crystal: Sapphire with non-reflective finish
  • Lumi Brite: Available (Hands & Index)
  • Accuracy: -15-~+ 25sec per day
  • Waterproof: 10 ATM
  • Anti-magnetic: Available
  • Power reserve: 50 hours
  • Diameter: 44 mm (without the crown)
  • Weight: 120g
  • Thickness: 15.0 mm
  • Non screw-down crown
  • Instructions, worldwide one year warranty and original Seiko box

This one retails for around $2500.

Here is a youtube video of another model. Check out the cool power reserve indicator on this one.

Biden, Joe Biden

Tuesday Jun 9, 2009

Given the success of my presidential wristwatch article I’m going to do a whole series of them. Let’s start with Joe Biden. He wears an Omega Seamaster 300m watch– it’s the Bond Watch. It features:


Pretty bad ass watch Joe.

You Can Be My Wingman Any Time: G-Shock Gravity Defier (GW-2500)

Tuesday Jun 9, 2009

It’s not an automatic, but it’s pretty darn cool. It’s a pilot’s watch. Correction– It’s a bad-ass pilot’s watch. Next time you are subject to strong gravitational forces, like in the cockpit of your F-16, you better be wearing G-SHOCK’s GW-2500 Gravity Defier. This baby will withstand the shock of your sonic boom. Plus it’s easy to read when you are about to black out in a cool upside down barrel roll. It’s got big buttons for frozen high altitude fingers to work easily. It’s water proof to 200m so when you bailout and land in the middle of the North Atlantic your watch will still work. It’s solar powered and auto back-light. It can display 3 times at once, plus it’s got a stopwatch, countdown timer, five alarms and world time. Punching out Maverick.

A Swatch Automatic??

Thursday Dec 18, 2008

When I was in the seventh grade way back in the early 80’s I got this really cool, entirely plastic, black watch with no markings. It screamed style to me. Actually it looked quite a bit like a plastic version of the famous Movado Museum watch. I subsequently traded it for a white one with a checkerboard pattern which got swapped for a clear one which was lost a some point during my teen years. Cheap, plastic, awesomeness sums up the original swatch for me. The original plastic Swatches waned in popularity–although swatch group is a massive watch conglomerate that owns a whole bunch of really cool luxury brands like Glashutte, Rado and Omega–but they have always had a place in my heart so imagine how excited I was when I heard that they make an automatic. Apparently these have been knockin’ around for a while, but they just came to my attention this week. This is the Swatch Irony Body and Soul. It does not look like it is really easy to tell the time with, but that’s what cell phones are for.

Making of an Orient Watch

Wednesday Dec 17, 2008

I really like Orient Company’s automatic wrist watches–so much that I got my wife and Orient Star for her birthday. I intend to review her watch soon, but in the meantime here is a cool video on how the watches are made:

Obama’s Watch

Sunday Dec 7, 2008

President Elect Barak Obama is the epitome of cool–at least as far as presidents go–so it’s not surprising that there has been much speculation about his couture. Front and center in that speculation has been “What the heck is that cool black chrono he’s wearing?” Tag Carrera? Panerai? Could it be that this POTUS with the populist bent has a watch that costs $12,000???


It turns out that true to his democratic roots the president’s watch is a gift from his secret service detail. An inexpensive, but nice looking watch from the secret service store branded with the secret service logo.

The watch is the Jorg Gray JGC 6500 and is available from logomark but yours will not have the cool secret service logo on it.