Understanding Third Party Watch Movements In Automatic Watches

Excellent video by Teddy on both Japan and Swiss automatic watch movements. In this video Teddy highlights

  • Miyota
  • Seiko (SII)
  • ETA
  • Selita
  • Soprod
  • STP
  • Dubois Depraz Modules
  • Kenissi

Well researched and thought out video by Teddy Baldassarre. He seems to have a business of selling watches as well. You can check out his website here. We’ve never purchased anything from him, but thought he did a great job on his video production on automatic watch movements.

Gucci’s Awkward Advertising

Gucci Advertising in Tokyo

Walking around any major metropolitan area you are bound to find advertising desire to be brash or at least get your attention. In Tokyo, it seems the marketing department at Gucci is attempting the same. However, in order to get people to buy your stuff, you want to appeal to them. Over the last few months the various adverts we have seen from Gucci are less appealing and more awkward. More artsy than something a shopper would want to buy or even mimic.

If you looked more closely one of the themes was a play on the Noah’s Ark story with models and animals on a deck of what looked like a ship. The recent campaign (above) seems to be a collaborative effort with animation character “Doraemon” with models wearing jeans and T-shirts.

The first look did not get your attention or appeal as stylish. Unfortunately it comes across as plain or maybe even sloppy. It maybe be time for Gucci to change their marketing strategy.

Why Florida is Doing Better Against Wuhan Corona Virus COVID-19 Than California

I got the sars-cov-2 a couple days before Christmas. I didn’t get it from going out to lunch every day. I didn’t get it from grocery shopping or from Lowe’s or any other stores. I didn’t get it from someone I work with.

I got it like almost everyone is getting it…From close quarters with people at home. Specifically, my wife. She’s maintained her usual routine without getting it.

She owns and runs a children’s dance studio yet there have been no cases at the dance studio and she didn’t get it there. She got it from a friend while at the girl’s christmas get together. Close quarters at a house.

The friend that got everyone sick got it from her son. He got it while hanging out at a friend’s house with several other people.

Knowing all that, what does california do? They force everyone to stay home and close most businesses. But nobody is going to stay at home for 2 years straight. They go visit friends and family constantly because there’s nothing else to do.

This is how the virus spready. This is why Florida is doing well. People are out and about doing their normal routines which generally is low risk for infection. They aren’t hanging out at friend’s houses daily because they are working where risk of infection is low.

Every person I know who has gotten it, did so while at a friends house hanging out. I know of nobody who got it from a co-worker or while out and about shopping and eating.

Influenza Deaths Still Top COVID-19 Deaths in 2020

For months, we’ve been watching the death rates in Japan for COVID-19. In the end, it doesn’t matter how many people are ‘infected’, it’s all about how many people’s lives are impacted. In this case, it’s how many people died.

As businesses have been destroyed in 2020 due to virus fears, it’s important to keep our heads and keep everything in perspective. COVID has not killed as many people in Japan as has influenza in Japan, or even worst suicides, which have increased as people have been cooped up in their cramped homes. In October alone 2,153 people took their own lives in hopelessness Forbes reports.

If you do a bit of research, you will find cancer is one of the biggest causes of death in the land of the rising sun. However, add to that the various other causes such as traffic accidents, those who choke on traditional rice cakes (‘omochi’) during the new years holidays, and other causes of death to see that COVID is way overblown currently at 2,661 deaths in Japan. Will COVID deaths it catch up to the influenza death rate in the last few days of December 2020? Doubtful. Cancer was projected to take the lives of 222,500 males and 157,800 females in Japan by the Foundation for Promotion of Cancer Research here.

A Sad Day In American Government History

Voter fraud

News media statements about Presidential Election:

1. Immediately after election: “No evidence of voter fraud.”

2. One week after the election: “No evidence of wide scale voter fraud.”

3. Two weeks after election: “No evidence of systemic wide scale voter fraud.”

4. Three weeks after election: “No evidence of systemic wide scale voter fraud in enough areas to overturn the outcome of the election.”
Waiting for weeks 4 and 5 – maybe final statement is “Trump wins after proving wide scale systemic voter fraud in enough locations to change the outcome of the election” 😉

Is COVID just about generating fear?

he CDC released a report last week that mortalities in the U.S. pre-covid and during covid were essentially unchanged. The same number of people per 100,000 die each year. They separated it by age group expecting to see a spike in the rate for the elderly but were surprised that it too was unchanged.

The REASON for death changed for this group with Covid added as a new reason which topped heart disease, which is consistently the top cause.

Why are we so fearful of a “pandemic” that has a 99.97 survival rate that has not affected the death rate of the populace? This entire lockdown/shutdown/mask strategy is not scientific. It is soley based on control of the populace by generating fear.

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One of America’s Greatest Presidents Donald Trump

We lived through 8 years of Obama. We will survive this. Keep your chin up and don’t complain. We had a great president in Donald Trump who, despite constant attacks, accomplished more good for this country than any president in history. And the news never gave him credit.

He exposed corruption in the deep state, grew the economy and jobs, appointed an unbelievable number of conservative judges, strenghtened our military, solved problems with the VA, brokered peace deals in the middle east that no one else ever got done, secured our borders, lowered taxes, dealt with Chinese trade issues, saved our steel industry, promoted black colleges and enterprise zones for minority communities, achieved energy independence and I could go on an on. He worked like a dog for this country and got no recognition for it.

NO ONE has done so much for this country in the face of so much opposition. Melania was the most beautiful, intelligent and graceful first lady since Jacki Kennedy. Yet no talk shows had her on. No magazines featured her. No White House tours. No fawning over her like Michelle. But that’s OK.

People that love this country know and appreciate the Trumps. Donald was just what we needed. He was not a politician, and that’s why so many of us love him. He said what he felt and we appreciated that. He knows and loves American and working Americans and we can feel that. He is a great great man and I am proud to have supported him.

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