SOTC November 2022 Part# 3 (The second Holme and Hadfield)

The third shelf in the study is the home of my second display case from Holme and Hadfield and like the first one it's also dedicated to quartz watches, which are from left to right:

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  1. Bulova Accutron II 98B247 (aka The Lobster). It's not a vintage Accutron but it still has the smoothest second's hand this side of a GS. It's also quite large and can be used as a buckler if I ever need to answer a sword duel challenge.
  2. Cross WMA01. I have no idea why Cross decided in the 90's to get into watches but as a result I was gifted one of the strangest watches I currently own. This chrono manage to be have weird proportions because while it's only about 38mm in diameter the effective lug to lug distance is almost double that. It's completely unwearable and absolutely not my style, but it's a gift and therefore a keeper.
  3. Casio G-Shock GW-M5610U. The moment I read about the new U modules I knew I had to get it. This G-Shock  solved the one issue that bothered me since the early 90's and this is the date format, which on all classic square G-Shocks is MMDD, a format that is neither used in japan nor in 90% of the rest of the world. The U module is blessed with the option to display the date in the DDMM format and I'm just left to wonder why I had to wait for almost 40 years until it happened.
  4. Seiko SGG731: The last quartz is also one of the best. All titanium, sapphire, 100m WR, day/date, excellent finish, hits the second's markers all the time every time. It's a great daily and I wish all quartz watches were like the SGG.

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LOVE that watch display case!

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I'm intrigued by the Cross, it's really unique!

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whitesalmon

I'm intrigued by the Cross, it's really unique!

No it's not really unique or special. It's a generic quartz chrono that was stuffed in a heavy case and fitted with an unwearable stiff bracelet. Cross should really stick to pens.

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Jimmer

LOVE that watch display case!

It's a fine product. They grew their product range and now have case for displaying knives as well as watches. They now have a double decker that can fit 8 watches and will launch a modular stand soon. The idea there is that the wooden pegs will be held by magnets and you will be able to change and mix between knives and watches.