I’m in no hurry to get a Swatch Moonswatch, they will come to the online store eventually and are not being sold in limited numbers. I’m selling some guitar stuff on eBay at the moment so had a look at how the Moonswatch is going with scalpers.
At the moment they are more than double their retail price, selling for between £600 and £900.
The moonswatch is one of the biggest things I can remember in the watch world for a long time and like most I’m eagerly awaiting when they can be ordered online. They aren’t limited and will be available to order, be patient and don’t order one from a scalper.
The page I linked to yesterday has been going up and down all day, which is more about capacity on their server – not anything being updated. This tells me the launch isn’t imminent.
Looking at the pretty disastrous launch so far it tells me they need to get it online as soon as possible but they obviously don’t have a lot of inventory. My best guess at this point is an online launch towards the end of April 2022. That’s a month after the launch and time where they can get a grip on their inventory flow and enough hype has bedded down.
You can keep refreshing the link above but I feel that’s a waste of time, be patient and try again in a month.
I’ll update if I happen to see something earlier than my guess.
I’ve been a big watch nerd for years but only recently picked up a manual winding watch. I’ve had plenty of quartz and an automatic but for some reason was concerned about owning a manual winding watch.
I’ve found the whole process to be a surprisingly mindful one. It’s only takes about 10-15 turns a day of the crown and is a little breather that I check in to each day. Being in the moment and focussing on the sound of the movement and winding count is turning out to be pretty meditative.
If you’re worried about overwinding – don’t. There’s a definite stop that you feel. You could force it past this point, then you’ll be potentially damaging the movement but if you’re worried about accidentally overwinding, don’t you’ll feel the stop.
The only thing to consider outside of this 10-15 a day is if like mine it’s a chronograph and you it to time things like cooking throughout the day. You might find your timer stops near the end of the day so you’ll need to do some extra winding.
Let me know if you feel the same way with watches.
I’m a big fan of watches, everything from the brand history, the watches actual history, how they look and how they work – I have been since I was a kid in the 80’s wearing my favourite Casio. I’ve spent a lot of time this year wearing watches so wanted to share some of the ones that have gotten the most wrist time.
An absolute classic and bargain at less than £10. It takes a beating, can take water and has a nice and clear display. It does scratch and show it’s wear and tear (I personal like some patina on my stuff), the backlight isn’t great and the strap will break over time (I’m talking many years here) but it’s hard to argue that the Casio F-91w isn’t one of the best watches of all time.
I’ve owned the G-SHOCK 5610 in the past but ended up returning it due to the comfort but with this limited run 5600 I love the colour, the style of face and the strap is softer than I had previously on a 5610 so I can wear it pretty much all of the time. It goes without saying you can do pretty much anything whilst wearing a G-SHOCK.
TAG Heuer Professional 200m
Probably the watch I’ve worn the most this year and the one I’ve owned the longest. I’ve been with it 22 years now and it means a lot to me, being bought as a present on leaving University. It’s been to a lot of places and events and is nice reminder of family, the past and what’s happened since.
How do you feel about watches?, what are some of your favourites?
As you know if you’ve been reading my site for a while I’m a watch fan and particularly fond of Japanese watches from Casio and Seiko. I previously reviewed the G-Shock 5610 and at the time was heavily wearing an F-91 and found the 5610 to not be as comfortable so returned it and kept with my F-91.
I’ve been keeping my eye on the 5600 for a while and when I saw the Yoshirotten edition in one of my favourite colour ways I had to grab one and test it out.
I’m so glad I did, it’s not left my wrist… I’m not sure if all of the 5600’s have the same strap but this one feels marketably softer than the 5610 that I had previously and I can comfortably keep it on all of the time. This should also only get softer the more that I wear it so all good this time on the comfort front.
The screen is easy to read and the laser graphic behind is hardly visible, which is a good thing. The backlight is one of the best I’ve seen on a Casio and you get
Time (in 12 or 24hr formats)
One thing that I like to see included is the addition of time continuing to be seen whilst running the stop watch, something you don’t get on all G-Shocks.
It goes without saying that a G-Shock can be worn wherever you want and will hold up fine. I haven’t tested this our for obvious reasons but I’m glad to have a watch I can wear and not worry about.
If you want a daily wear that you take take anywhere I can’t recommend this 5600 highly enough. At £109 this model is even on the expensive side, you can pick up a base 5600 for less than £70 in other places, just make sure it’s reputable as you’d be amazed at how many counterfeit Casio’s are out there.
A G-Shock is one of those inspirational brands for me, as a fan of space it’s been there with many an Astronaut and the spirit of NEVER GIVE UP.
I’m a big watch fan and am especially fond of Casio, I’ve written about them here before and owned lots of them during my time watch collecting. I’ve just received my G-Shock 5600 Music Night Tokyo edition and wow I love it already. This is a collaboration between G-Shock and Yoshirotten and might be my perfect G-Shock.
I’ve used the 5610 before but never owned a 5600, based on the original model. I found the 5610 to be a really great daily wear but found the colours a little boring if I’m honest.
There’s none of that with this model, grey with orange text and green laser graphics on the LCD, which I’m pleased to report don’t get in the way and it’s easy to read the time on this model.
On the wrist I actually find the band a little softer than the 5610 so I think it’ll work out being more comfortable.
Very pleased with this colour combo and pleasantly surprised with how much more comfortable the band is over the 5610.
I’ve been wearing a lot of my old watches and I’ve settled on what I think is the most comfortable watch available.
The Casio F-91w is ultralight, can take a beating, water resistant, small profile and has all of the time features you need in a daily wear.
It’s a watch that you can get for less than £15, put it on and forget about. Mines gone through a few scrapes and has scratches all over and dings in the screen but that just gives it personality to me. It’s tempting to go for something like a G-Shock 5610 but I’d recommend saving about £80 and getting an F-91W instead.
The only downside is the light isn’t great but you can still tell the time, it might just take a few more seconds.
After returning the series 6 Apple Watch I’ve been looking to simplify things a little and disengage with so much technology. I’m on so many screens between my phone and the day job I wanted to go back to a simpler time and not worry about tracking everything about what I’m doing throughout the day. My series 2 is a great step tracker but I don’t want to track steps anymore. I’ll still try to keep a habit of walking daily but I’m taking a break from fitness tracking.
This led me to looking at my little collection of digital and analogue watches and wondering what I should use.
I wanted something simple, an easy to read display, a timer and light. There was only one choice – Casio F-91w.
These watches are classic, based on the same ones I wore in the 80’s. It’s so light you forget you’re wearing it. The only area it gets let down is the terrible light but I can live with that. At less than £15 I can’t complain.
There are other Casio’s which I’d recommend like the AE1200, another favourite of mine and has a better light.
I just keep coming back to this watch, I love its design and simplicity.