Category Archives: What I’m Seeing

Seiko 6139

 Seiko introduced its everyday chronograph in 1969.  Based partially on the 6200, it wasn’t exactly a luxury movement; however, it’s developed a cult following with certain models being highly collectible.  

A single register chronograph, with a 30 minute counter, no continuous seconds and a quickset day-date display. It remained in production until around 1979 and was produced in a wide range of dial colors and case styles.

For the true 6139 devotee, the 6139-6002 Pogue is the model everyone wants for their collection.  It has the honor of being the first automatic chronograph worn in space.


Dressing the Man

Dressing the Man is the definitive guide to what men need to know in order to dress well and look stylish without becoming fashion victims.

Alan Flusser’s name is synonymous with taste and style. With his new book, he combines his encyclopedic knowledge of men’s clothes with his signature wit and elegance to address the fundamental paradox of modern men’s fashion: Why, after men today have spent more money on clothes than in any other period of history, are there fewer well-dressed men than at any time ever before?

According to Flusser, dressing well is not all that difficult, the real challenge lies in being able to acquire the right personalized instruction. Dressing well pivots on two pillars — proportion and color. Flusser believes that “Permanent Fashionability,” both his promise and goal for the reader, starts by being accountable to a personal set of physical trademarks and not to any kind of random, seasonally served-up collection of fashion flashes.

Handmade Shoes for Men

A man’s shoes are the most important items in his wardrobe. However, a pair of custom-made welted shoes goes beyond mere items of apparel. They are the creation of a master craftsman
Source: Handmade Shoes for Men: LÁzlÓ Vass, Magda Molnar: 9783848003686