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Buying, Selling and collecting watches

October 13, 2014 Ray 8

Whilst I have not been posting on the blog, I have been quite busy with a few projects. Just bought another Japan, Monster posted on the Rolex Forum that was less than a month old for about 75% of the brand new price. We also have a couple of genuine Swiss Mickey Mouse watches in for repair, a Seiko Chrono from the 70’s and a Seiko Diver’s watch. It is still quite cheap to get a watch repaired in Singapore but prices are creeping up. A regular ‘3-hand’ watch still costs about $40 but a chronograph will set you back Read More

Would you buy a Tag Heuer?

October 13, 2014 Ray 2

Hi Ray Always pleasure to read your blogs for a naive watch lover like me..I read somewhere your views that you are hesitant to pay more than 1000 for a Tag but I am really fancied by some of their chronos.. so would you stop me investing in Aquaracer? I Live in Singapore and slowly getting carried away by a good offer by Vincent watch shop here in Jurong.. looking forward to hear from you. Best Firstly, thank you to everyone who has been sending me messages even though I have not been updating the blog as well as I Read More

Trouble

August 17, 2014 Ray 1

Some of you would have noticed this picture on the landing page of this blog. This is a picture of one of my cats, Tiga, a 7-year old tabby waking up from a nap on her favourite spot on the sofa. When we found her (or rather when she found us) almost 7 years ago we already had 2 other cats so we tried to find her a good home but called her Tiga (3 in Malay) until we could do so. She does everything ‘full-tilt’ and is a little minx and 7 years later she is very much a Read More

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Orient Mako v Seiko SKX007

August 17, 2014 Ray 2

Paul read my review of the Orient Mako and asked me whether I would choose the Mako over the Seiko SKX007. It is a tough call and at the end of the day it all depends on how you feel when you have the watch on your wrist. To me the Mako can be used both casually and in the office. The Seiko looks a little more ‘rough’ but it is also the quintessential Seiko Dive Watch. It also depends on whether these watches are worn on a rubber or steel band. I have never been a fan of the Read More

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Catch Up Time

August 17, 2014 Ray 1

Have been working on some commercial projects and travelling quite a fair bit so we had a backlog of watch projects that we finally got around to working on yesterday. The limited edition America’s Cup ‘6-hand’ Speedmaster you see here belongs to Oli. It has been sent back to Omega in Switzerland at least once before and has all sorts of things wrong with it. Looking at the patina on the dial and the insides, it is obvious what has led to it’s sorry state. The watch has had some serious water damage at some point in its life. Probably Read More

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Anthony Coundouris – Design Maketh Me

July 28, 2014 Ray 1

I was at a conference in Singapore recently and saw this chap wearing an unusual looking watch. On Day 2 of the conference we started talking and of course one of the first things I asked him was what sort of watch he was wearing. It was a carbon fibre Baldieri. What made the watch stand out even more was the strap the watch was on. It turns out that Anthony made the strap himself and is quite an avid blogger and (more importantly to me) has a keen eye for watches. Met him again a couple of weeks later Read More

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Back after a short break

July 28, 2014 Ray 2

Just wanted to say a BIG thank you to all the subscribers and followers of this blog who sent me an email when they saw that the site was down. I was pleasantly surprised that so many people noticed. We were ‘off the air’ for a month but are now back in full swing. If you have a question that you sent me which I failed to respond to, my apologies. Please re-send it to me and I will respond ASAP! Thank you once again for your support!

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Omega – milking it for all it is worth

July 28, 2014 Ray 0

You have to hand it to them, the folks at Omega really know how to get maximum mileage with minimal risk and effort. What am I talking about? Omega has over the last decade made modifications to a couple of their iconic models but kept the overall look of these watches the same. With the moonwatch for example, we have seen the release of the all black ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ and the ‘Blue-Titanium’ in the last year. At first glance they both look very similar to a moonwatch – and Omega is milking this association with the original Read More

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Are you a lefty?

May 16, 2014 Ray 0

I was in a discussion yesterday with some people and this topic came up. If you are left handed, do you wear your watch on your right or left wrist and why? A few of my friends who are left handed use their watches on their right wrist. I have never found any reason to do this. I am left handed and wear my watch on my left wrist. Please let me know what you do if you are lefty or just your comments if you have any to make about this post.

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A reasonably priced watch with ‘street-cred’

May 16, 2014 Ray 0

Buying a watch for $3000 – $10,000 dollars is easy. If you are a Singaporean male the choice is even easier. You buy a Rolex Submariner. 🙂 What I often have a challenge is finding a “good watch” for less than $1000 or even $500. For me the choices in this price range was always either a Seiko or Tag Heuer. Seiko’s are still great watches but Tag’s have become a little too pricey over the years and it seems to be the default, ‘high end’ watch for Australians. I just can’t seem to bring myself to pay more than Read More

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