Citizen Grand Touring Review

The Citizen Grand Touring Sport watch is something that will surprise anyone not familiar with the Japanese brand. Currently, Citizen is most famous with its reliable and techie looking Eco-Drive solar watches. I’m sure you have at least seen their watches in ads on TV or elsewhere. Their flagship Eco-Drive are usually watches with various functions (chronograph, atomic timekeeping, GPS, etc.) and features busy yet cool dials. Which is why the sight of this Grand Touring Sport watch is a surprise. It’s everything that Citizen is not well-known for currently: automatic movement, dive watch and trendy analog style. Well, actually, Citizen did started with automaticRead More →

Top 4 Japanese Watch Brands All Watch Fans Should Know

Horology started in Europe around the 16th century with Germany often being credited as the birthplace of watches. Soon after, wristwatch started to be invented and brands such as Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, A. Lange & Söhne, Rolex, Tissot and others were popular for their novel mechanical and automatic watches. But the 20th century saw that the surprise emergence of another horological superpower that challeged the Europe – the Japanese. Japanese watch brands are popular due to its lower price compared to its Western counterparts for various reasons, most notably lower costs of production. Japanese brands such as Seiko and Casio had seen enormous successRead More →

Hamilton Ventura Review

In this post I’m going to write about a very iconic watch in rock and roll – the Hamilton Ventura aka the Elvis watch. It’s not only iconic due to its shield-shaped or V-shaped case, but the fact that the King of Rock and Roll even worn one cemented its status as a one-of-a-kind watch.   The Iconic Ventura Watch Worned By Elvis Elvis Presly worn the Ventura in many appearances, but most notably in his 1961 movie “Blue Hawaai”. The King was known to be an avid watch collector, but I believe the Hamilton Ventura is one timepiece that fits him perfectly.   ElvisRead More →

Swiss watches have long been associated with the highest regard in watchmaking – rightfully so. They have been making watches since at least 2 centuries ago, and while there’s a slump in the 70s due to the quartz crisis, the current Swiss watch manufacturing companies seem to be as strong as ever. Part of this can be attributed to the stability and properity achieved globally – there haven’t been any major wars in the last 40 to 50 years. And of course who can ignore the new-found wealth from the Chinese businessmen (and Middle East guys before them) that propped up the demand for theRead More →

Seiko Shogun SBDC029 Review

The Seiko Shogun is one of the most popular dive watches among Seiko fans for very obvious reasons: the great looking design and the lightweight titanium case. In this post, I’m going to write about the Seiko Shogun review so that you’ll know what the watch is all about, its detail specification and whether it’s the right one for you (or you’re better off with a cheaper watch… I’ll save that later).   Why The Shogun Nickname? First and foremost, I’m sure you are wondering why is the watch called “Shogun”? The Shogun is actually a nickname given by Seiko fans on the WUS siteRead More →

Tissot Powermatic 80 chronometer dial

Chronometer is a revered watch type among watch fans. It’s considered one of the highest standard in automatic watch world for a very simple reason – it’s much more accurate than most of them. It’s also quite expensive with a higher price tag – usually thousands of dollars. This higher price is attributed to the higher labor and material costs. Not to mention, COSC certification process to get the coveted chronometer title costs some money too. And yet, Tissot managed to do what I never expected – manufacturing a chronometer at less than $1000. And if you get it from Amazon, the price can evenRead More →

Best Automatic Watches in 2017

  Automatic watches is one of the type of watches that I personally love. The novelty of its mechanical parts moving to keep time, instead of relying on the ubiquitous electric-quartz movement is what I consider the best characteristic of the watch – and that is shared with many other automatic watch lovers =) In addition, automatic watch also does not need a battery to run, so there is no problem with a watch battery suddenly dies on you at inopportune moments. Automatic watch is run purely by potential energy stored inside its mainspring, which in turn is keep tighten either by self-rotating rotor asRead More →

20 Types Of Watches

  Undoubtedly, wrist watch is an integral part of modern fashion. Especially for men as we guys don’t really have that much accessory options to begin with. A wrist watch is a unique fashion accessory because while its main function is to tell time, it also increases our style – in other words, making our whole image better. But fashion sense is not the only deciding factor in choosing what watch to wear.     You see, there are at least 20 types of watches in existence currently and each one of them have their own unique attribute. Yep you read that right. There areRead More →