Rosivga 252 watch

Another incredibly inexpensive Chinese watch… The Rosivga 252 is currently available at GearBest for $3-4. I was already buying some stuff from GearBest, and thought I’d better get yet another watch while I was at it. I set myself a maximum price of $7, and spent a good half hour looking at what I could get. The Rosivga 252 caught my eye, and even with the black on black hour hand, I though it was worth a shot. At this price, I’ll be happy if it arrives with a working movement and an intact crystal. These cheap Chinese watches are a great way to inexpensively test different styles of watches before investing in a “real” watch with a similar design.

Rosivga 252

Jinhao X750 roller ball

Jinhao X750 roller ball

The Jinhao X750 roller ball is proudly made in China, and is great value if you want something a little bit more interesting than a typical executive style pen. They’re around $4 delivered, and are available in a variety of designs. Refills are available in packs of 10 for around $10. The same roller ball case is also available as a fountain pen. The Jinhao X750 roller ball has a really nice weight to it, and a lovely matte satin finish. This is one of the classiest roller ball pens you can buy under $50, and at under $5 it’s an absolute bargain.

Where to buy an Seiko SKX007 in Australia

Seiko SKX007 Australia

The simple answer is nowhere. I’ve spent the last week looking for an SKX007 in various jewellers in Melbourne, and those that actually have the SKX007 in stock (on the stainless Jubilee bracelet) are just dreaming if they think I’m going to pay that close to retail for one. $499 is their ticket price. And it’s like getting blood out of a stone to get them to move under $450.

So how about we cut that in half, down to $250 and get it from Singapore instead. Retail in Australia is an absolute joke. I’m prepared to pay a bit extra for “the retail experience”, but not double the price. If you want to buy an SKX007 in Australia, then buy it from Singapore or Malaysia for half the price.

Garmin Vivofit Jr Band

Garmin Vivofit Jr Band

You can buy Garmin Vivofit Jr replacement bands for $5-$7 to replace your damaged or lost band, or just because you want a new colour or design. This is way cheaper than what Garmin is selling them for. They will fit the original Garmin Vivofit JR and also the Garmin Vivofit JR Version 2.

Flairform Greendream hydroponic nutrient

Flairform Greendream

If you’re just getting into hydroponics, then Flairform Greendream is probably the easiest nutrient to get started with. It’s a one part nutrient, meaning that you don’t need to mix anything – you just add Greendream to water and you’re good to go. It’s available in GROW and BLOOM mixtures, so depending on what you’re growing you may need just the GROW formula, or your may need both. I use Flairform Greendream to grow super hot chilli peppers and I’ve only even used the GROW formula, and have had no problems getting my peppers to flower and germinate. I’m using Greendream mostly in a DWC system, but have also used it in an airlift system with great results. I don’t even bother to check the pH – I use rain water from my tank, and have never had a problem with pH. Flairform Greendream is available in 1 litre and 5 litre bottles, and it goes a long way.