July 22, 2024

4Posted by Robert-Jan Broer on

My 2nd watch (my 1st watch was the Speedmaster Pro with saphire front and back crystal) for 2005 is coming in very soon! Gerard showed me this Abacus MSN Direct watch in his store and although MSN Direct isn’t available in Europe (for now), it had some nice other features. Although my focus is on mechanical wristwatches, a nice digital watch can be usefull sometimes. I already have a Casio digital wristwatch I got when I was 9 or 10 (so that would be in 1986), it still works. I can remember I really liked those G-Shocks back then, but I couldn’t afford one and my wrists were way too small to handle one. So about 1.5 years ago I bought this 20th anniversary re-make of the first Casio G-Shock (1983), only the caseback shows it is a new watch (it has the 20th anniversary inscription). So in the end, I still got what I wanted when I was a kid.

Ofcourse, these digital things are just for fun and shouldn’t cost me too much (although I can understand why people buy an Omega X-33 or Breitling Aerospace, very neat watches). This Abacus watch is priced right, especially for a watch which I am probably never going to wear. Maybe only in the beginning or in the gym… maybe…

Anyway, I just found a review of one of these watches here. If you are in the US (and thus can use MSN Direct), you can get these watches for fair prices at eBay.