Best Seiko SKX007 & SKX009 Alternatives (Now That The SKX Has Been Discontinued)

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The Seiko SKX009 & SKX007 are some of the most popular dive watches in the world. Widely recognized as one of the best affordable automatic dive watches on the market, the Seiko SKX had a near cult-like following. That is… Before their production were officially discontinued in 2019.  Since their discontinuation, Seiko has since launched … Read more

What is An Homage Watch?

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Homage watches are one of the most polarizing topics in the watch community. They can also be pretty confusing to understand, at first.  Today we’re going to be covering a few things about homage watches such as the difference between a homage watch and a replica watch. Is a homage a fake watch? And most … Read more

How to Wash and Clean a NATO Watch Strap

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NATO watch atraps are a watch collector’s dream. Affordable, comfortable, easy to swap out, and they come in a wide variety of different colors and patterns.¬†However, they have one simple problem… After wearing them for a few weeks, they can begin to build up your sweat. Just like you wouldn’t wear the same shirt over … Read more

Introducing: New Citizen Promaster Nighthawk (BJ7138-04E & BJ7135-02E)

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The Citizen Promaster Nighthawk is a lineup of multi-functional pilot’s watches. Featuring large and legible hour markings, a dual-time zone configuration, a solar-powered eco-drive movement, and even a mechanical slide-rule bezel which allows a pilot to make calculations on the fly. The Nighthawk is a watch that is just as much a tool as it … Read more

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

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

8 Alternatives to the Discontinued Seiko SARB033 & SARB035

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With the discontinuation of the Seiko SARB035 and SARB033, many watch collectors have continued to seek an alternative to this pair of extremely expensive-looking, yet affordable Japanese watches. While Seiko hasn’t necessarily announced a direct replacement to their SARB dress line, they’ve certainly released quite a few watches that are comparable – and even some … Read more