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WATCHES OWNED
BY TAK

WATCHES OWNED BY TAK

 

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MAKER

NAME

BANDAI

TIMESHOT DIGIMON ADVENTURE 02

BELAMI

ALARM CHRONO

CASIO

ALARM CHRONOGRAPH

CITIZEN

AIR DIVER

SEIKO

CHRONOS

SEIKO

SPACE NAVIGATOR

OMEGA

SEAMASTER 300M

OMEGA

SEAMASTER 300M 007 LIMITED EDITION

OMEGA

SEAMASTER 300M JAMES BOND 40 YEARS LIMITED EDITION

 

 

 

 

 

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OMEGA

SEAMASTER 300M CHRONOMETER JAMES BOND 40 YEARS LIMITED EDITION

REFERENCE NUMBER

2537.80.00

MANUFACTURING COUNTRY

Switzerland

DATE OF AVAILABILITY

2002

SUGGESTED PRICE

270000 yen

CALIBER

Omega 1120

Self-winding chronometer with rhodium-plated finish

Power reserve: 44 hours

CASE

Stainless Steel

DIAL COLOR

Blue

FACE COLOR

Blue

BRACELET/STRAP

Stainless Steel

CRYSTAL

Anti-Reflective Sapphire

WATER RESISTANCE

300m

DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT

Case Diameter

39.3mm

Case Thickness

11.5mm

Bracelet Width

21.0mm approx.

Weight

170g

FUNCTIONS AND FEATURES

Helium Escape Valve

Date

Chronometer

  Limited edition of 2531.80.00. Essentially same as 2531.80.00 (used by Pierce Brosnan in James Bond movies), except for inscriptions on face and back commemorating the 40th anniversary of James Bond movies (1962-2002).

  10007 units were produced. Includes certification and jewelry box, also with inscriptions commemorating James Bond.

  This was the first "brand name" watch that I ever bought. With the suggested retail price of 270000 yen, it was definitely no pocket change, but as a James Bond fan, I just had to purchase it.

  With 007 inscribed on the face, it's not something you can wear for daily purposes (unless you want to announce to the world that you're a Bond fan), but it's a beautiful watch.

  It is interesting to note that in the first James Bond movie starring Brosnan (GOLDENEYE), Bond wore the quartz movement watch, 2541.80.00. Since then, Bond's been wearing the automatic movement watch, 2531.80.00.

 

BOX

 

   

The outer box with the 007 logo

 

JEWEL BOX

 

   

Leather jewel box with the gun barrel logo

 

CERTICATE, WARRANTY CARDS, INSTRUCTION MANUAL

 

   

Certificate featuring Pierce Brosnan as James Bond

 

   

Warranty card and case holder

 

Hardcover instruction manual

 

THE WATCH

 

   

 

   

 

 

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SEIKO

SPACE NAVIGATOR

REFERENCE NUMBER

SBBD005

MANUFACTURING COUNTRY

Japan

DATE OF AVAILABILITY

1993

SUGGESTED PRICE

100000 yen

CALIBER

6M23

CASE

Titanium

DIAL COLOR

Titanium

FACE COLOR

Gray

BRACELET/STRAP

Titanium

CRYSTAL

Sapphire

WATER RESISTANCE

Splash-proof

DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT

Case Diameter

 

Case Thickness

 

Bracelet Width

 

Weight

 

FUNCTIONS AND FEATURES

24 hour hand

Daily alarm

Stopwatch

Dual time

Full auto calendar capable of displaying leap years

Anti-magnetic

Orbital rule capable of calculating velocity and altitude of satellites

  This watch was supposedly produced for astronauts working in outer space, although I doubt that there were any astronauts who actually worn it.

  This was the first watch I bought purely for collection purpose. Its suggested retail price was 100000 yen, but I was able to get it for 50000 yen, excluding tax.

  It's a fine looking watch.

  Too bad it went out of production soon after.

 

   

 

 

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BELAMI

ALARM CHRONO

REFERENCE NUMBER

 

MANUFACTURING COUNTRY

 

DATE OF AVAILABILITY

 

SUGGESTED PRICE

1980 yen

CALIBER

 

CASE

Plastic

DIAL COLOR

 

FACE COLOR

 

BRACELET/STRAP

Rubber

CRYSTAL

Plastic

WATER RESISTANCE

100m

DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT

Case Diameter

 

Case Thickness

 

Bracelet Width

 

Weight

 

FUNCTIONS AND FEATURES

Chronograph

Alarm

Date

Stopwatch

  This is the watch I use for daily purposes.

  It's essentially a cheap quartz watch attempting to resemble a G-shock.

  With chronograph, alarm, stopwatch, and date functions, it's more than passable for daily use.

  Unfortunately, there's no guarantee on durability and quality. Button for the date functions fell off after few years of use.

  For some period, I used CASIO ALARM CHRONOGRAPH for daily purpose, but after the strap on that watch was damaged, I had no choice but to return to this watch. It's amazing that this watch, despite its cheapness, is lasting over a decade minus several functions.

 

   

 

   

 

 

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BANDAI

TIMESHOT DIGIMON ADVENTURE 02

REFERENCE NUMBER

 

MANUFACTURING COUNTRY

China

DATE OF AVAILABILITY

NA

SUGGESTED PRICE

300 yen

CALIBER

 

CASE

Plastic

DIAL COLOR

 

FACE COLOR

 

BRACELET/STRAP

Plastic

CRYSTAL

Plastic

WATER RESISTANCE

None

DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT

Case Diameter

 

Case Thickness

 

Bracelet Width

 

Weight

 

FUNCTIONS AND FEATURES

Date

  Manufacture and marketed by toymaker Bandai. Suitable for kids 5 years old and older.

  I forgot where and how I got this watch.

  I haven't worn it once.

  Why should I? It's a kid's watch.

 

 

 

 

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SEIKO

QUARTZ CHRONOS

REFERENCE NUMBER

 

MANUFACTURING COUNTRY

Japan

DATE OF AVAILABILITY

NA

SUGGESTED PRICE

NA

CALIBER

 

CASE

Stainless Steel

DIAL COLOR

 

FACE COLOR

White

BRACELET/STRAP

Stainless Steel

CRYSTAL

 

WATER RESISTANCE

Splash resistant

DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT

Case Diameter

 

Case Thickness

 

Bracelet Width

 

Weight

 

FUNCTIONS AND FEATURES

 

  It was a watch worn by my grandfather, and was given to me when he passed away.

  It worked fine for the first few years, but started malfunctioning after changing batteries several times.

  Being short-tempered, I kept whacking it to keep it going.

  But you know, when you keep on whacking on something delicate such as a watch, you destroy the intricate inner movements.

  Now, it's just sitting in my drawer, not moving an inch.

  Sorry, grandpa.

  I really am.

  I'll keep it until I'm dead and buried.

 

 

 

 

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CASIO

ALARM CHRONOGRAPH

REFERENCE NUMBER

 

MANUFACTURING COUNTRY

Malaysia

DATE OF AVAILABILITY

NA

SUGGESTED PRICE

NA

CALIBER

 

CASE

 

DIAL COLOR

 

FACE COLOR

Black

BRACELET/STRAP

Rubber

CRYSTAL

Plastic

WATER RESISTANCE

5 Bar

DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT

Case Diameter

 

Case Thickness

 

Bracelet Width

 

Weight

 

FUNCTIONS AND FEATURES

Chronograph

Alarm

Date

Stopwatch

 I forgot how I obtained this watch.

 I know that I didn't buy it.

For some period, I wore this watch daily in place of BELAMI ALARM CHRONO, but strap was damaged, and I no longer could wear it.

 It was useful as a stopwatch (since the one on BELAMI ALARM CHRONO couldn't be used any more). Unfortunately, stopwatch function button has since been damaged. It's permanently fixed in the depressed position, and it won't click out.

 Now, no longer useful as a watch or a stopwatch, it's just an accessory on my key chain.

 

   

 

   

 

 

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OMEGA

SEAMASTER 300M CHRONOMETER

REFERENCE NUMBER

2531.80.00

MANUFACTURING COUNTRY

Switzerland

DATE OF AVAILABILITY

 

SUGGESTED PRICE

yen

CALIBER

Omega 1120

Self-winding chronometer with rhodium-plated finish

Power reserve: 44 hours

CASE

Stainless Steel

DIAL COLOR

Blue

FACE COLOR

Blue

BRACELET/STRAP

Stainless Steel

CRYSTAL

Anti-Reflective Sapphire

WATER RESISTANCE

300m

DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT

Case Diameter

39.3mm

Case Thickness

11.5mm

Bracelet Width

21.0mm approx.

Weight

170g

FUNCTIONS AND FEATURES

Helium Escape Valve

Date

Chronometer

  This watch became universally famous as the "James Bond Watch", worn by actor Pierce Brosnan who starred as the British Secret Agent 007.

  It is interesting to note that in the first James Bond movie starring Brosnan (GOLDENEYE), Bond wore the quartz movement watch, 2541.80.00. Since then, Bond's been wearing the automatic movement watch, 2531.80.00.

  Omega fully backed the movie series, featuring the Brosnan in its catalogue as "James Bond's choice".

  This watch became the basis of the limited edition watch 2537.80.00.

  Due to its popularity, it was in production for over a decade with minimal changes, outlasting supposed replacement models, but it was finally replaced by CO-AXIAL movement model.

 

BOX

 

 

JEWEL BOX

 

   

 

WARRANTY CARDS, INSTRUCTION MANUAL

 

   

 

Paperback instruction manual

 

THE WATCH

 

   

 

   

 

 

T  O  P

 

OMEGA

SEAMASTER 300M CHRONOMETER 007 LIMITED EDITION

REFERENCE NUMBER

2226.80.00

MANUFACTURING COUNTRY

Switzerland

DATE OF AVAILABILITY

 

SUGGESTED PRICE

270000 yen

CALIBER

Omega 1120

Self-winding chronometer with rhodium-plated finish

Power reserve: 44 hours

CASE

Stainless Steel

DIAL COLOR

Blue

FACE COLOR

Blue

BRACELET/STRAP

Stainless Steel

CRYSTAL

Anti-Reflective Sapphire

WATER RESISTANCE

300m

DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT

Case Diameter

39.3mm

Case Thickness

11.5mm

Bracelet Width

21.0mm approx.

Weight

170g

FUNCTIONS AND FEATURES

Helium Escape Valve

Date

Chronometer

  Limited edition version of 2XXX.80.00.

  Although 2XXX.80.00. is not worn by Daniel Craig (who replaced Pierce Brosnan) starring as James Bond, Omega learned from 2537.80.00 that limited edition 007 watches sells well, and couldn't help but introduce another limited edition model.

  Omega fully backed the first 007 movie starring Craig, Casino Royale. It again backed Craig in his second outing as 007, Quantum of Solace and introduced another limited edition model based on 2XXX.80.00.

 

BOX

 

   

The outer box is same as regular model

 

JEWEL BOX

 

   

Leather jewel box with 007 logo embossed

 

CERTIFICATE, WARRANTY CARDS

 

   

Certificate featuring Daniel Craig as James Bond

 

   

Certificate

 

   

Warranty card and holder

 

THE WATCH

 

   

 

   

 

 

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CITIZEN

AIR DIVERS

REFERENCE NUMBER

 

MANUFACTURING COUNTRY

Japan

DATE OF AVAILABILITY

NA

SUGGESTED PRICE

NA

CALIBER

 

CASE

 

DIAL COLOR

 

FACE COLOR

 

BRACELET/STRAP

 

CRYSTAL

 

WATER RESISTANCE

 

DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT

Case Diameter

 

Case Thickness

 

Bracelet Width

 

Weight

 

FUNCTIONS AND FEATURES

 

  Citizen's solar powered chronograph.

  It can be used as a diver's watch, with water resistance up to 200 metres.

  Originally priced at 100000 yen, I was able to obtain it at a 50% discount.

 

   

 

 

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REFERENCE NUMBER

 

MANUFACTURING COUNTRY

Japan

DATE OF AVAILABILITY

NA

SUGGESTED PRICE

NA

CALIBER

 

CASE

 

DIAL COLOR

 

FACE COLOR

 

BRACELET/STRAP

 

CRYSTAL

 

WATER RESISTANCE

 

DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT

Case Diameter

 

Case Thickness

 

Bracelet Width

 

Weight

 

FUNCTIONS AND FEATURES

 

 

 

 

 

 

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