SOTC November 2022 Part# 2 (Holme and Hadfield)

I think that I bought my first from Holme and Hadfield when they just began to sell it, which was around 2020 IIRC. The box it came in and the unpacking experience is something worth of a post of its own and now they are selling through Amazon and will soon have a double decker box. They are nice people who sells excellent products and deserve to prosper.


I keep my quartz watches on display in their boxes and the first one is holding (from left to right):

  1. Casio ProTrek PRG-510GB. It's my old watch that I used to wear for backpacking. It's quite battered and dinged but it still works fine and its solar charging is still going strong. It's not a G-Shock but it very close to it in toughness.
  2. Dan Henry 1962 Racing Chronograph. There's not a lot of small diameter chronographs and most of them are too thick for me. The DH 1962 is just 39mm in diameter and its VK63 meca-quartz movement keeps it under 14mm. It's amalgam of design elements from various watches of this period is very appealing to my taste and it wears nicely on the aptly named racing strap from ColaReb.
  3. Casio G-Shock GM-S5600 (aka the scratch and smudge magnet). It's charmingly illegible 99% of the time I need to read the time. It's also the only true G-Shock that is the 38mm equivalent of a metal clad DW-5600.
  4. Seiko SNA411 Flightmaster: My second quartz chrono and perhaps the most versatile of my watches due to its ability to change personality with every strap I tried, as long as they are 21mm wide and can fit the ridiculously short lugs. It's currently fitted with a  deep brown mocha colored strap that start to reveals creases and I quite like this worn and aged look.