Tuesday, August 20, 2013



I want to present a diver watch a small watchmaker called ORSA WATCH. 

The ORSA WATCH owner, Martin Berg, is a watch enthusiast and his watch company was more a hobby to him.

This watch has a great presence with a case diameter of 45 mm.

This diver watch is dedicated to a very particular type of fish, the SEA ANGLER, a fish that lives in the sea at great depths.

The watch is ready to support 300 meters deep. It has a unidirectional bezel with 120 clicks of high quality.

The ORSA SEA ANGLER mounts a Chinese Seagull ST2130 movement, Swiss movement ETA clone. I think it would have been perfect mount an original ETA caliber or automatic MIYOTA movement.

TECHNICAL DATA                                                     

 Depth rated to 300m
• Seagull ST2130 automatic movement
• Bead blasted case finish
• Polished finish bezel & case back
• Black dial with dark gray minute track ring
• Case diameter: 45 mm without crown
• Overall thickness: 16 mm
• 120 click bezel
• Lug width: 22 mm
• 54 mm lug to lug length
• Bezel: 120 click ratcheting bezel
• Domed mineral crystal
• Stainless steel movement holder
• 41hrs power reserve
• Lume: C3 on hands, hour markers and bezel "pip"
• Black silicon dive strap with fitted end links and deployant clasp

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Sunday, August 4, 2013



This watch is a SILVANA dive watch from 60's or 70's. Swiss made. Stainless Steel watch case. Screw case-back. Not screw crown. Bidirectional bezel. 25 jewels automatic movement.

TECHNICAL DATA                                                     

Movement Type: Automatic
Case material: Stainless Steel
Case diameter: 36 mm (without crown) / 39 mm (with crown)
Thickness: 12 mm
Band width: 20 mm
Lug-to-Lug: 46 mm
Movement/Caliber: Mechanical Automatic 25 JEWELS
Watch Crystal: plexyglass
Bracelet Material: Rubber
Waterproof: Water-proof

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Saturday, August 3, 2013



Before expressing my opinion of this KRONOS diver watch, I would like to introduce this brand of watches created in Barcelona.

Kronos was founded in 1930 by Carlos Vendrell. He was an enterprising merchant from Barcelona with a long family tradition in watchmaking that began in the nineteenth century.  

His technical and commercial expertise led him to undertake the huge challenge of creating his own watch brand. He started producing clock collections made by hand in his own workshops. Thanks to trade agreements with Swiss and German manufacturers, they provided him with machinery.

Carlos Vendrell´s vision for the future also led him to develop numerous mechanical pocket watches and wristwatch collections, which were not in common use at that time.
A short time after, outstanding agreements with leading Swiss industries strengthened the Kronos brand in the market. Swiss industries began to produce watches following the instructions of Carlos Vendrell.
These agreements strengthened Kronos and Luis Vendrell, the son of Carlos Vendrell, took over the expansion of the family business.

His objectives were very clear: that Kronos would always be a brand with its own personality and character, well-known for producing very special watches recognised for their touch of exclusivity and originality, avoiding any idea of mass production. 
These principles remain in force today and continue to inspire new generations in the 21st century.

This watch is a K300 Kronos. It is a professional dive watch. Water resistant to 330 m. Manufactured in Switzerland. Stainless steel case. Sapphire Crystal. Unidirectional rotating bezel. Crown screw. Caseback screw. With helium valve at 10 o'clock. Stainless steel strap.

This watch has a great presence on the wrist. It has a diameter of 42 mm without the crown. With a thickness of 13 mm.

This Kronos K300 has a strong resemblance to the black OMEGA seamaster professional 300.

Similar black bezel. Identical helium valve, protected screw crown, black dial, similar logo and brand name position in the dial.

I prefer believe that this Kronos K300 is a homage to OMEGA Seamaster professional. In fact, I think is a well homage and with a very competitive price. The official price of this watch, around 450 Euros.

TECHNICAL DATA                                                     

Condition: New
Brand: Kronos
Model: Diver's K 300 auto
Gender: Male
Movement: Automatic. ETA 2824-2.
Case: Stainless Steel.
Crystal: Sapphire.
Strap / bracelet: Stainless steel. Original.
Clasp: Stainless steel. Deployant. Adjustable. With logo.
Dial: Black. 
Hands: Luminescent hands.
Date: at 3.
Bezel: Stainless steel. Unidirectional.
Crown: Screw Stainless steel. With logo. Helium valve.
Case back: Stainless steel. With logo and inscriptions.
Water-proof: Water resistant: 330 m
Dimensions: Diameter: 42 mm (excluding crown)
Thickness: 13 mm

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Thursday, August 1, 2013



This watch that I present in this article is an ORIS. Specifically is the model ORIS 7500. It's a watch with a fantastic presence. Stainless steel case, sapphire crystal, rubber strap type racing. ORIS Automatic movement caliber 635 with 25 jewels.

Oris caliber 635 movement is based on the well-known ETA 2836-2:


Personally, ORIS brand is one of my favorite brands. Their watches have a special character. Watches with pointer calendar. 

Watches with oversized crown for aviation pilots can synchronize their watches without removing their gloves:

Professional diver watches. 

Sports chronographs.

ORIS Watch 7500 is peculiar in the indication of the day and date on a frame at 12 and 6 as well.

The crown also has a notable presence. Has a size of 4 mm in height.

TECHNICAL DATA                                                     

Movement: Mechanical Automatic 25 jewels ORIS 635

Diameter: 40 mm (without crown)  / 44 mm (with crown)

Thickness: 11 mm

Weight: ---

Casing: Stainless Steel

Strap Type: Oris black rubber band

Glass Material: Front Sapphire Crystal

Water Resistance: 50 m


  • Date and day display, Screwed back, Screw-down crown

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    Tuesday, July 30, 2013

    :: OMEGA 1950 HAND-WINDING ::




    In this article I want to present a watch OMEGA of the 50s. This is another classic watch with round case, stainless steel.

    I bought this OMEGA in another interesting flea market located near the city of Barcelona.

    In the flea market "MERCANTIC" located in the charming village of Sant Cugat del Vall├Ęs.

    In this case, the watch I found it in a state of considerable wear. The watch dial has completely lost the original color. The hands have been repainted in black.

    Moreover, the movement was in perfect working order. And it is a watch that has a considerable size, nothing more and nothing less than 38 mm in diameter.

    TECHNICAL DATA                                                     

    Movement Type: Mechanical Hand-winding

    Case material: Stainless Steel

    Case diameter: 38 mm (without crown)  /  40 mm (with crown)

    Thickness: 10 mm

    Band width: 19 mm

    Lug-to-Lug: 46 mm

    Movement/Caliber: Omega Mechanical Hand-winding Calibre 266

    Watch Crystal: plexyglass

    Dial: White with much wear. Watch-hands painted in black.

    Bracelet Material: Leather band.