As a new collector coming into the hobby, it can feel daunting at first. There's a lot to consider when selecting your next purchase, especially if branching out to the vintage / preowned market. Over the coming months I'll be doing a series on watch buying advice, with this first post covering some common things… Continue reading Questions to ask when buying a watch. A guide for beginners.
Hi Friends, Just a quick post today. I've got a batch of NATO straps left over from the old online store. Selling them for $14.99 AUD including postage, with 100% of proceeds going to bush fire victims via the Salvation Army. You can buy a strap via our eBay listing here. The funds will primarily… Continue reading Buy a NATO Strap & Support Bushfire Victims
There's something special about purchasing a watch for less than a day's work and being absolutely amazed by it. You don't need to spend thousands to enjoy a watch and brands like Seiko, Casio & Timex prove that. The affordable segment is full of gems and in today's post, I'm talking about some of my… Continue reading The Best Affordable Watches under $250
Lets cut to the chase. You want a dive watch. You have around $500 (lets assume USD to keep it simple, so around $720 AUD) and you want to squeeze out as much value as possible. Lets go! 1. Seiko SKX007 / SKX009 I don't care, I'm putting this first and for good reason! This… Continue reading The Best Dive Watches under $500
When Tudor released their new GMT at Baselworld 2018, it was met with overwhelming adoration. It was of course released along side the much coveted BLRO Rolex Pepsi GMT Master II, a new addition to Rolex's somewhat unobtainable stainless steel sports model line up. At the time it felt like a win for the collector.… Continue reading The Tudor Black Bay GMT: The only watch you need?
Seiko needs no introduction. And by now, you've heard of their achievements and impressive heritage. For me the most notable has to be the determination of Kintaro Hattori (Seiko founder), who rebuilt the Seikosha factory after a devastating earthquake in 1923, only to release the first Seiko branded wristwatch a year later. I love what… Continue reading The Seiko 5 SNXS77k: The best watch money can buy for $150
I still recall unboxing the Seiko SKX009. Outter box, tracing paper, Seiko 7s26 instruction booklet (which I’ve come to hoard with each new redundant Seiko purchase over the years), inner box and the watch in question, wrapped in plastic with all the tags intact. In an attempt to not regurgitate everything ever said about the… Continue reading The Seiko SKX Revisited