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 →

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 →

Invicta Grand Diver 3049 Review

  In this post, I’m going to write about Invicta Grand Diver review, specifically the two-tone version with reference number 3049. The Grand Diver is part of the family of Invicta’s diver’s watch. I’m pretty sure most of you already know about the Submariner-like 8928/8926 diver’s watches right?     Those are inside the Pro Diver lineup and in fact, I’ve featured both of them in my list of the best automatic watches under $200 (which you can read HERE). The watches just have so much value for money, especially if you love that Rolex Submariner look but won’t or can’t afford to pay thousandsRead More →

Seiko SNZF17 Review

  Hi guys. Today I’m writing about the Seiko SNZF17 review, or the so-called Seiko Sea Urchin watch (more on that later on). It’s also widely known as poor man’s Rolex Submariner – and no, I’m not talking about the Invicta 8926 here. While the Invicta blatantly copied the Submariner design, this Seiko SNZF17 injects Seiko’s own design characteristics (specifically Seiko 5 Sports design) into the well-loved Submariner.   Above is the Seiko SNZF17 – Sea urchin   And here is the Rolex Submariner   The end result is a watch that looks like the real thing but at a very affordable price (for anRead More →

Seiko SNKN37 Review

  Hi guys! In today’s article, I’m going to write about Seiko SNKN37 review – one of the watches in the Japanese manufacturer’s Recraft series with gorgeous blue dial and retro square shaped case. But before we go into the review, I think I need to explain a bit about this Recraft series as I’m sure you guys are wondering what the hell it is right?   What is Seiko Recraft Series? The Seiko Recraft series is basically a watch line up by Seiko with vintage vibe designs. And that’s the reason why it was named “Recraft” – a line-up of watches with styles re-manufacturedRead More →