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

Best Automatic Watches From $1,000 To $200 Thinking of getting an automatic watch? Wanting to buy the Best Automatic Watch but don’t want to spend more than a thousand to get one? Well, that’s definitely possible! Of course, High-End and Luxury brands such as Rolex, Omega, Patek Philippe etc. are out of reach. But that does not mean the automatic watches priced lower than those brands are no good. For under $1,000, you can still get a very beautiful and high quality watch, with great automatic movement running inside it (some even have in-house movement). But first, if you’re new to automatic watch, check out myRead More →

20 Types Of Watches

  20 Types Of Watches All Men Should Know 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 wrist watches in existence currently and each one of them have their own uniqueRead 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 →

Bulova Accutron II Review 96A155 Alpha

  Hi guys! Today I’m writing about the Bulova Accutron II review, specifically the 96A155 Alpha model. It’s actually as a homage to the famous 1960s Bulova Accutron Spaceview watches that featured an open dial showing its tuning fork movement.     Bulova Accutron – The First Electronic Watch During the 1960s, automatic and mechanical watches are the only option. It’s a great little timepiece but with one (major) flaw: it’s not keeping time accurately. The most accurate automatic watch, the chronometers, can be too expensive for most people. Soon enough, watchmakers and engineers tried to create a new type of movement that has aRead More →

What Is Spring Drive Watch-

  Somewhere along this horology hobby, you’ll be sure to hear about this “Spring Drive” thing from Seiko which purportedly is a something truly unique and on its own realm. In my honest opinion, yes, it truly is. Just like quartz watches, Seiko just seems to innovate and create great things one after another – and spring drive watch is one of the extraordinary creation in the horological world in recent times.   So what actually is spring drive watch? To be precise, spring drive  refers to a new movement created by Seiko which combines elements from automatic and quartz movements. It’s powered by mechanicalRead More →