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Luxury Watch Timeline

I’m a sucker for a well designed watch and I’m especially in awe of the mechanics that go in such a small package to keep (in most cases) very accurate time.  It’s amazing how much much innovation there has been even over the last 50 years.

The Watch Gallery put together an amazing timeline on the “evolution” of luxury watch brands.  I had no idea that Blancpain had the bragging rights of being the oldest luxury watch brand in the world (established in 1735!).  Another revelation for a lot of people will be to see Bell & Ross being a baby at only 21 years old (founded 1992) compared to the heavy weight titans like Omega (1848) and IWC (1868).


Evolution of the Luxury Watch

It’s coming…

The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) open on May 22 and I can’t wait! Last year I got out to to see 3 films, and hoping to at least double that this year. Last year was crazy for me to schedule due to work but I’m hoping this year I can organize my time better and drag along at least one person with me on my movie adventures.

It seems they re-did their website this year and it is much more difficult to navigate than I remember.  Last year, you were able to browse the movie schedule and pick and choose movies to add to a personalize calendar. That way you could easily select movies and see conflicting schedules before you bought tickets.  With the new website, I can’t find a way to do this.  It might be just because the tickets aren’t for sale yet, so I’m hoping this changes when the online box office opens on Sunday.

Remove car dents with canned air and a hairdryer

Since moving to the Windows Marketplace team last November, I’ve been on the receiving end of 7 door dings to my car, 4 of them in the last 3 weeks.  Every time I take my car in for servicing at the dealer, they always offer “paintless dent repair” for nearly $100 a dent. 

Coincidentally, I just saw this on YouTube and couldn’t believe my eyes.  This guy uses a hairdryer and the CO2 from a compressed air can to remove dents himself.  Make sure you have your speakers turned on, because you can hear the door panel “pop” as the dents magically repair themselves.