Today’s Wrist-Check is a bit of a repeat. It’s my Seiko SNK803 - newly modified!
I own 2 Seiko SNK models (803 / 809) that I’ve featured here before - see the pic below. I’ve been itching to slightly mod both of these watches for some time and I finally put one on the bench.
It was a simple mod - all I did was swap out the stock hardlex crystal for a double dome red tinted AR coated sapphire crystal, a fresh leather strap, and finished the mod by polishing off the matte grey sandblasted coating to reveal the stainless steel surface beneath.
I’m extremely happy with the results and have already started working on my black dial 809 which will be paired with a blue tinted AR coated sapphire crystal and new black leather or black sailcloth strap.
The pics below of today’s watch are off-wrist because I simply couldn’t get the best angle when it came to showing off the red tinted AR coating.
Today I received the latest Zodiac Gmt release. I was really happy with the watch until I tried to wind it. The second hand is stuck in place and only studders when the watch is running. Hopefully fossil group service can get this fixed because I really like the watch.
Today’s Wrist-Check is yet another Aragon, simply called The Divemaster - model A064PUR.
This is now my 4th Divemaster and was the first one that caught my eye years ago. This is definitely a perfect purple jewel of a piece and I’m totally excited to have it in my collection. No need to give you my thoughts on Aragon Divemaster’s as I have spoken highly of them in previous post.
But just as a side note, I’ve decided to name this watch after the person who made it possible for me to procure this piece as it was actually a floor model that was still in the back of the warehouse. Part of me wants to believe it was the last one, perhaps I’m just a horological romantic. So a big thanks goes out to the awesome person who made this happen during a brief email exchange just a few days ago. This Divemaster now sits proudly in my collection and is the only watch I own that has been named.
.....that name is Christina.
Movement: Seiko SII NH36A
Movement: Hand Winding, Hacking / 24...
Or so I've read--I wasn't actually there. Neither was watch historian and designer Dan Henry, but there can be no doubt that his feeling for the era was the motivation for his newest watch series called the "1937"
If you're a fan of Dan Henry watches, you know that each watch in his line is designed around the influences common to watches of a particular era, and as such each model is simply referred to by that year. Today's release harken's back to the world's pre-war hopes and aspirations: Howard Hughes set a new speed record flying coast to coast in just under seven and a half hours and the Golden Gate Bridge officially opened to traffic in San Francisco.
So what did Dan Henry create to memorialize that hopeful period? It seems to be a dressy tool watch, or a tooly dress watch--I can't decide which. What I can say is that each version features Seiko meca-quartz chronograph movement with sub dials arraigned either horizontally or vertically depending on the model, all...
Swatch Group gets authorities' green light to sell (or not to sell) to whoever they choose.
Expect ETA movements' availability to become more and more restricted for non-Swatch Group brands. Brands such as Oris, Sinn, Stowa, and some micro-brands such as Raven, Halios, Oak & Oscar, etc. will all have to rely on Sellita, Soprod, Seiko and others, for movements.
Read the latest developments here.
As a side, a little background and recap on this issue.