Seiko Alpinist Prospex SPB199J1 – Another Seiko Limited Release?!

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Following the great success of the Seiko and Hodinkee collaboration of the US Limited Edition blue Alpinist SPB089, it looks like the Alpinist is going blue… Again. This time with yet another limited edition release, the Seiko Prospex SPB199J1. It appears like the recent release of the 2020 “Alpinists” being transitioned from the older Alpinist … Read more

The 14 Best Dive Watches Under $500

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Originally made for professional divers, dive watches are built with durability and water resistance in mind. This makes them excellent watches for everyday wear since you don’t need to baby them as much as you would a dress watch. Plus, you have the added benefit of being able to swim with a dive watch, without … Read more

The Best Watches With Roman Numerals In 2020

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Roman numerals can make a watch feel a lot more stylish, elegant, and even feel more expensive.  They can be a good option for either men or women, and can really add a touch of visual intrigue to an otherwise simple watch.  While watches are extremely subjective, choosing the best roman numeral watch will really … Read more

Seiko 5 SNK809 Review – Still The Best Affordable Automatic Watch?

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WARNING… Be very cautious of buying any Seiko 5. Buying just one might lead you to an entire collection of mechanical watches. I know, because it happened to me…  – Anthony The Seiko 5 lineup is Seiko’s offering of entry-level mechanical watches.  They were my own personal entry point into mechanical watches, with my purchase … Read more

The Best Affordable Field Watches Under $200

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Field watches are traditionally made for battle. Therefore, a good field watch should always be rugged, tough, and extremely legible, even from a distance.  Today, while you might not be using them in the “field”, their durability and toughness make them great everyday watches. They’re able to handle just about anything you throw at them, … Read more

How To Wind An Automatic Watch

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If you just bought an automatic watch for the first time, you might have learned that your watch isn’t powered right off the bat. You’ll need to give it power for it to run. An automatic watch is batteryless, and unlike a quartz watch, which uses a battery to power it, it needs to be … Read more

The Best Watch Straps For The Seiko SARB033 & SARB035

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The Seiko SARB033 and SARB035 are some of Seiko’s best affordable watches ever made. While they have been discontinued in 2019, they’re still highly regarded in the watch community, and for good reason. The SARB033 in particular also happens to be one of my favorite watches in my collection. If you want to learn more … Read more