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
For most people, considering which wristwatch to buy at under $300 USD brings a handful of brands to mind. Whilst I myself am a massive Seiko fan, I am starting to discover that there is a whole world of micro brands out there that offer great value for money together with original, clever design. Spinnaker… Continue reading The Spinnaker Bradner
Homage watches. Interestingly, a divisive topic amongst collectors. Left vs right. Democrat vs Republican. Muslim vs Jew. Pepsi vs Coke. Agile vs Waterfall. It's all the same. And whilst in this case, the matter is slightly less important, it still manages to bring out the worst aspects of our human nature as we argue and… Continue reading Steinhart Explorer 39: Gnomon Watches Exclusive
This week I had the immense pleasure of chatting to Adrian from Bark & Jack. Adrian is someone I’ve really enjoyed following over the last year. He’s an honest and relatable kind of guy, which really comes out in the content he produces. It’s laid back but informative. He talks about high end brands, but… Continue reading Interview with Adrian from Bark & Jack
The Brand. Before discussing Archimede, we first need to go back to Germany, 1924. It’s here that Karl Ickler founded ICKLER, a family business manufacturing watch cases out of Pforzheim, an area historically significant to the jewellery and watchmaking industry. 90 years later, with decades of experience and 4 generations in watchmaking, ICKLER live on,… Continue reading The Archimede DeckWatch: The Most Beautiful Watch <$1,000.
There are two things I follow religiously: watches & technology. Both provide me with a sense of hope and longing. The latest gadget. That upcoming Seiko JDM release. My wife does her best to give me feedback on my daily watch and strap combinations, or provide advice on whether I should sell my Samsung Galaxy… Continue reading The Best YouTube Channels to Follow for Watch Enthusiasts.
Organically, this process should be straight forward. You select the watches you love and your watch box blooms with weird and wonderful pieces from all price points and styles. However our human nature gets in the way, where public opinion and the approval of a select few on the forums clouds our judgement and makes… Continue reading Choosing the Right Watch Collection.
Regardless of where you sit on the topic, there’s no denying that certain homage watches pack a lot of value. Whilst value can be quite a subjective thing in itself, $200 USD for a fully automatic, hackable and hand winding Miyota 9 series movement, with blued hands and sapphire glass, is definitely enough to give… Continue reading Tisell Watches: The most underrated homage micro-brand from South Korea.
My first time shopping on Chrono24 was met with great suspense. It was the purchase of my first luxury timepiece after all, a gift that would mark the milestone of my 30th birthday. I carefully read through every listing within the specified parameters, sorted by price ‘high to low’ and filtered on watches below the allowed… Continue reading Omega Speedmaster Reduced: The Best Entry Level Luxury Timepiece.