Almost as anxiety-inducing as a watch repair, but still fun to see it all come together.
The Honda N600, serial number 1000001. This is the first of 50 Hondas initially sent to the US in 1967 to see if they’d sell.
SPOILERS: They did.
This year marks our 60th anniversary in America. To commemorate this milestone, we’re looking back at the restoration of our very first car imported to the U.S. Watch Tim Mings bring Serial One back to mint condition before it went on to live in the American Honda Museum forever.
8-year-old Japanese girl KILLS IT. Watch her footwork closely – those triplets are a motherfucker.
Favorite YouTube comment: No matter how good you are on your instrument of choice there’s always going to be an Asian child somewhere who’s better than you.
Never wanted to, I can’t help it. I mentioned this one to Renfield the other day, but I feel like it’s worth a post. Behold, the Seiko SLA033J1, a gorgeous reissue limited to 2,500 pieces. (The bastards.) It’s always a bad sign when the company’s own website won’t tell you how much the damn thing costs. But I did a little research, and this watch will set you back about $4,000.00. (EDIT: $4,250.00, to be exact.)
Introduced in 1965, Seiko’s innovative diver’s watch has been chosen by divers and adventurers globally. Seiko’s diving watch has become a global standard as a result over 50 years of innovation. The 1970 launch model, which boasts strong popularity in its history, will be reinstated. It is resurrected by modern state-of-the-art technology and design interpretation.
For comparison, here’s the original, the Seiko 6105-8110 …
And as worn by Martin Sheen in Apocalypse Now …
Automatic with manual winding capacity
+15 to -10 seconds per day
Approx. 50 hours
Stainless steel (super hard coating) with stainless steel bezel
Anti-reflective coating on inner surface
Lumibrite on hands and indexs
200m / 660ft diver’s
Thickness: 13 ㎜
Diameter: 45 ㎜
Length: 49.7 ㎜
Screw case back
Serial number engraved on the case back
Unidirectional rotating bezel
Stop second hand function