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Writer, computer artist, photographer and watch collector. Packed up my Art and Art Collecting sites now owing to health and time restrictions, but still keep my hand in regarding my watch blog.
Here on my blog I can share my Collecting, comments and experiences with anyone who cares to view. I also occasionally contribute to Watch collecting forums and magazines.

  • A favourite designer

    The Date window @between 4 & 5 is unusual with the triangle background, again giving it a ‘look’ which is both interesting and clear.

  • Double Date

    The watch dial is also round, but the case, not quite so and overall it is VERY clear to read.  Add this to the large effective Date indication @6 and what we have is a really nice watch.

  • Finds or fakes

    the Fake or Replica market has not gone away – far from it! – and in fact it’s grown exponentially over the past few years. Just doing a short trawl on the Internet with my friend I pointed out over 100 web sites

  • Swatch watch

    at the end of the day the Swatch philosophy of “Second Watch” is still absolutely what they are all about, despite some of their latest ideas.

  • Interesting finds – Ladies

    Great gold coloured case with an off yellow dial and VERY clear to read with those large dark hands, small seconds index and actually a pretty decent size date window @3. (some of their Gents models don’t).

  • Interesting finds (1)

    It has a German traditional style, this one more dress than military, luminous hands and applied markers and overall, for my taste, has a good look

  • Swatch SISTEM51 for me?

    The Sistem 51 features, such as the reduction of movement parts, theoretically less to go wrong, the re-designed transparent rotor wind, whilst OK, for me, are substantially little different from conventional automatic models. 

  • Searching the site

    With this new theme web site layout – it is now very easy to SEARCH for articles and/or references to much more data than before.  The old site – once I’d Posted an article it was more or less buried… Read More ›

  • Stainless scratches

    Simply select the speed setting for you and have a go on the scratched stainless surface of the watch case and you should start to see results

  • Art Deco – enamels

    Brought out as a marketing idea by Elgin, these were designed by mostly Lucien LeLong and were giver specific names of Haute Couture designers of the day in Paris