Thursday, October 15, 2020

The Masked Marvel to the Rescue!

I have ALWAYS been a die-hard Snoopy (and Peanuts) fan. When I was a kid, my mom painted a mural of Snoopy playing baseball with Woodstock on my bedroom wall which was the talk of Prospect Elementary School for a hot minute. Snoopy is the sort of character that I think most kids can relate to. Not perfect, but utterly lovable and loyal.

I have spent literally years looking for a Snoopy themed mechanical watch, and it seems the folks at Bamford were reading my mind!

Courtesy of Bamford London
Option 1 is a tribute to one of Snoopy's alter-egos, the Masked Marvel.
Shamelessly borrowed from the world-wide infoweb
For those of you unfamiliar, here is a rundown on the Masked Marvel courtesy of Peanuts WIKI -

And then there is my personal favorite of the two -

Courtesy of Bamford London
Both versions are GMTs, with Woodstock acting as the second time zone indicating hand.

Habitu├ęs of Tempus Fugit will recall my first ever watch was a gift from my parents -
This is not the original, but is the same hand-wound model of Timex that was presented to me as a kid.
Life in the time of COVID-19 is pretty frustrating and challenging, so a wrist bound reminder of a childhood friend is a wonderful thing.

Should you, like me, be of a mind, here are the pertinents -

  • TYPE: Automatic GMT watch with internal rotating bezel
  • MOVEMENT: Sellita SW330-1, 25 Jewels, 28,800 Vph, 42 hour power reserve
  • FUNCTION: Self winding mechanism with ball bearing, 3 O’Clock date position with quick date setting, second time zone by central hand
  • CASE MATERIAL: 316L grade stainless steel, Sapphire Crystal glass with antiglare
  • CASE DIAMETER: 40 mm
  • CASE THICKNESS: 11.7 mm
  • CASEBACK MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
  • LUG WIDTH: 20mm

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