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  1. Watchmaking & Tinkering
    A while ago I picked up a job lot of two battered Japanese quartz watches to restore. One was a white dialed Seiko 7N43 and the other example (and what caught my eye) was this Alba Y563. The plexi crystal was scratched and I could barely make out the colour of the dial, but it looked promising...
  2. Seiko & Citizen Trading Post
    This is a vintage early 1990s Alba Super Dimension W680-4030 digital watch. This is a relatively rare model, featuring a rotating bezel that sets the mode. It's the sibling piece to the Seiko W680 Giugiaro Speedmaster, featuring the same movement (Alba is a sister brand to Seiko). Turning the...
  3. The Japanese Watch Discussion Forum
    I have long liked the look of the Alba Orvitax models, seen below in an image stolen from http://www.harrybishop.ca/?p=1375 , apologies for the lift. Thats a fine looking watch, right? Love the industrial design cues, the materials, and most of all the very nicely weighted dial, sharp and...
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