Can You Wear a Watch in the Shower?

Whether you’re testing the limits of a new dive watch, or you’ve found yourself somewhere with a shared bathroom, and you don’t want to leave your watch unattended, it can be tempting to keep your watch on in the shower. Let’s find out if you should, and what that might do to your watch. No, … Read more

7 Best Affordable Panda Dial Chronograph Watches

If you’ve spent some time searching for affordable panda dial chronographs, you might have learned your options are rather limited. That’s why I put together this buying guide of some of the best affordable (~under $500) panda dial watches on the market. Orient NEO 70s WV0041TX  The best budget panda dial chronograph is the Orient … Read more

Casio MDV106 Review (Good Enough for Bill Gates…)


If you’ve been searching for an affordable dive watch you’ve almost certainly come across the Casio MDV106. Being one of the few true dive watches in this price range with 200 meters of water resistance, the MDV106 (nicknamed the ‘Duro’) has little competition. Its robustness and affordability make the MDV106 the perfect beater watch; perfect … Read more

Hacking and Hand-Winding Watch Movements (Are they Really Necessary?)

Hacking and hand-winding are two terms often used to describe features in some mechanical watch movements. In short, hacking allows you to set the watch’s second hand in addition to the minute and hour hand. When pulling out the crown to set the time, the second hand stops completely. This allows you to more accurately … Read more