I was thinking about what type of watch collection I'd build if I was given $5,000 AUD. It's actually a fairly difficult price point, because it only allows you to have one "good" watch and a hand full of more affordable / fun pieces to mix it up. That being said, here's my pick, selecting… Continue reading The Best Watch Collection for $5,000
Author: Melbourne Watch Republic
Seiko SKX Mods. Initial Thoughts From a Newbie
A predominant sub-culture within the watch collecting community is fanatical about one watch; the Seiko SKX. And within that group exists a segment that is equally obsessed with making every change possible in order to create something completely new. There's even an option to create a version from the ground up, buying all parts after… Continue reading Seiko SKX Mods. Initial Thoughts From a Newbie
New Release: Seiko Spirit Automatic Classic White Ref. SZSB011
I've been searching for something in Seiko's current lineup, that echos an equivalent quality and value proposition to the SARB033 / 035 models of yesteryear. Today Gnomon watches have listed two new JDM models that look incredibly familiar! Could this be the SARB replacement? Pictured: Seiko SZSB011. Source: Gnomon Watches. Without having handled this in… Continue reading New Release: Seiko Spirit Automatic Classic White Ref. SZSB011
Stowa Flieger Verus Black and Grey Limited – SOLD OUT
Last night Stowa announced a very special Black and Grey version of their Verus Flieger. Limited to 40 pieces world wide, by the time I woke up to write this article they were sold out. Pictured: Verus Flieger Black and Grey. Source: stowa.de Reddot Design award winner, the Verus line is a functional and bold… Continue reading Stowa Flieger Verus Black and Grey Limited – SOLD OUT
Seiko SLA037J Now Available For Preorder at $9,750AUD
Seiko's 55th Anniversary Limited Edition Divers are tributes to some of their most iconic models from the 60's and 70's. Today Seiko made an announcement regarding the most notable of the trio being released, the SLA037J. Limited to 1,100 pieces and featuring the 8L55 caliber (pretty much a Grand Seiko movement), the watch pays obvious… Continue reading Seiko SLA037J Now Available For Preorder at $9,750AUD
Belhamel Watches Debut Release Coming in Q4 2020
If you wear a Seiko SKX, you've likely heard of Belhamel. Recently arriving on the scene providing affordable and extremely well made fitted rubber straps for the SKX, Belhamel have quickly grown a modest following online and became the go-to brand for many when choosing a new strap for their beloved SKX. In recent months,… Continue reading Belhamel Watches Debut Release Coming in Q4 2020
Should You Just Buy One Good Watch?
I've lost count of the number of times I've listed every watch I own on ebay, with the hopes of one day finally being able to purchase a watch with the crown logo. For me, it was never about the money. I didn't get into watches because I wanted to show off my wealth, in… Continue reading Should You Just Buy One Good Watch?
Questions to ask when buying a watch. A guide for beginners.
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.
Buy a NATO Strap & Support Bushfire Victims
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. The funds will primarily go… Continue reading Buy a NATO Strap & Support Bushfire Victims
The Best Affordable Watches under $250
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