Left or Right, Inside or Outside

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 19mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec, ISO6400
“Left Side” Cedar Park, 2019

Due to a wrist injury, I’ve had to wear my watches on my right wrist, which has been a weird experience. But lately my wrist has improved so that I can wear my watches (loosely) on my left wrist and it feels so much more natural! And I am wearing them on the inside of my wrist, which is more comfortable and the way I wore them when I was younger. I sometimes wear it on the outside but my wrist will get sore after a while, so inside it is.

It’s a little silly, but I feel like I’ve completed some sort of achievement by wearing watches in all four positions. Do I get a medal for that? At any rate, I’ve learned that for me, the left wrist (standard for right-handed people) and on the inside (military-style) is best.


New Watch for Mariko

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 35mm, f/4, 1/60 sec, ISO320
“Little My Watch” Cedar Park, 2019

Mariko got this cool Moomin watch with a Japanese magazine. It’s cheap but cute! Mariko doesn’t wear watches very often but I remember when we first met she had a cool Alba Spoon watch and also a cute Casio Baby-G. Sometimes she wore a small silver Seiko, but I have no idea if she still has that or not. But she loves Moomin characters, so I’m anticipating that the Littly My watch will get plenty of wrist time. 😊


Party Watch

I was looking at this Casio “Royale” in my wishlist (as I often do), and I noticed the display says “PARTY” on it! I guess it’s really “Paris”, T-4, but it cannot be a coincidence that Casio used that setting for the photo. 😆

Lovely Seikos

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2, 1/240 sec, ISO200
“Seikos” Austin, 2019

I saw these lovely Seikos in the case at Macy’s today. The blue watch in the front is kind of my dream watch. It’s a new “Save the Ocean” turtle. I love it! Maybe someday… but for now, I’ll continue to enjoy my SKX007. Speaking of the SKX, the big news is that Seiko has discontinued the model. It’s had a very long run, being introduced in 1996, but it’s finally time to move on. The replacement seems to be the new Seiko 5 Sports series of watches. The cases look just like the SKX, but they come in a variety of colors. However, they do not have the dive specification so they are a little less capable, but still not many actually take the dive watches scuba diving (dive computers are more useful).

If you haven’t seen it yet, I made a little time-lapse of my watches. 😆 Enjoy!

I hope you had a nice day!


New Watchband with Seat Belt Material

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.2, 1/160 sec, ISO200
“New Watchband” Cedar Park, 2019

Today I received a new watchband in the mail. The ZOVNE Watch Band is a one-piece nato-style strap, made from a nylon seat belt-like material. It’s very comfortable and I think the weave pattern looks sharp. I got the black with grey edging which matches nicely with the lumed hour markers on the Seiko SKX007. The brushed metal hardware also nicely matches the case of the Seiko.

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.2, 1/240 sec, ISO200
“New Watchband” Cedar Park, 2019

Besides being extremely comfortable, the durable seat belt material is thin and folds relatively sharply so the loop-back which is common to nato straps doesn’t look bulky at all. I was planning on trimming the strap and not looping it back under the stay, but it’s thin enough where it’s almost unnoticeable.

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.2, 1/90 sec, ISO200
“New Watchband” Cedar Park, 2019

I like the look of my older Zulu strap, with its large hardware, but the canvas material lost its softness and it’s now uncomfortable to wear for long. I’m happy to switch over to the seat belt material, though. It’s a great combination of style and comfort. Recommended!