Updates on two of my favorite things, a watch and a radio: The Radio Shack AM-FM pocket radio was purchased based on a Herculodge post recommending it. I'm not a techie, but as I understood it at the time, there was an audio chip in this radio that was designed for better or clearer reception. It was inexpensive and I always like messing with a new radio, so I went to my local RS and picked one up, not expecting much. Turns out I use this thing daily at my office, mainly for the FM. It's a good little radio, very affordable and I even like the shape of the cabinet, which is easy to grip, and the overall design----showing at least a little imagination in an age when many new radios are "blah" in the looks department. I'm surprised I use it as much as I do.
The watch: An Aeromatic 1912 pilot watch that I picked up on sale. I like Tauchmeister/Aeromatic and when I saw the low price, I decided to order it, knowing I could probably resell it easily if I didn't like it. It's a small diameter (closer to the traditional men's watch size of 38MM-40MM as opposed to the more popular jumbos). It looks much better in person than it does in the photo. It has a look and feel of precision that I would expect in a slightly more expensive watch---something selling for at least $100.00 more. At some point, I plan to replace the black band with something nice in brown, just to create a different look. This was another case of not expecting much but being pleasantly surprised. Underpromise and overdelivery is a great feeling with watches and radios.