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In completing the most recent project described in the previous entry, it occurred to me that it might be interesting to conduct some sort ..read more
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Paradoxically, the year 1963 can simultaneously provide a historical reference point to the development of the quartz watch movement and ..read more
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The 83 series watches seem curiously neglected from most accounts of Seiko’s achievements in the 1960’s.  Early on in the life-cycle ..read more
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The verb ‘to squirrel’ derives most obviously from the foraging habits of that most iconic of tree-dwelling rodents and is synonymous ..read more
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By some weird quirk of the ebb and flow of taste, fashion and the power of marketing, that most evocative of truly great Swiss watch ..read more
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My daily cycle into work takes me across one of four Strays, each of which the remainders of common enclosed areas of grazing land allotted ..read more
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In the spirit of my ongoing compaign to embrace the seasonal urge to clean house, herewith the second of two revisitations of projects past ..read more
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I am by nature a reflective person and if I’ve learned anything at all in my time as an amateur watch fettler, it is that the making of ..read more
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At the British Labour Party conference held in Scarborough in 1963, Harold Wilson, the then leader of the opposition, made a speech in ..read more
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It is curious that as the 1960’s rolled into the 1970’s and the quartz juggernaut started to power its way through the foundations of ..read more

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