Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Astronaut Has Landed

[photo courtesy of previous owner]

It's been a hectic week at work, what with still nursing the won't-die cold and getting things in order before my vacation to London.

But today the Astronaut I won on eBay arrived. It's in great shape, and very funky. At first I thought it was running slow, but it was probably just a case of me not being used to how to set it accurately given some of the eccentricities of its hacking mechanism. Basically, the little lever on the back has a tendency to nudge the watch hands if you're not too gentle when you push it back in. I've reset the time and it seems to be running accurately now. We'll find out in the morning for sure, as I plan to wear it to work tomorrow.

I'm pretty pleased with it, especially since not only is it just plain cool, but it fits my Famous Watches theme from many angles.

What to get next...

A good vintage Seiko 6139 that deservedly holds a place on the famous watch list?

Or should I try to win the Hamilton Odyssee 2001 watch for sale on eBay. No, it's not horologically significant, and it would be a stretch to make it fit in the famous category, but it is cool looking and rare. Okay, I could make an exception if it's cheap enough, but otherwise I should focus on my core theme.

Keeping an eye out for a good 6139, and maybe something exciting will be found in London...

DD

Current Mood: Farkin cold, still sniffly

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