Orient Neo70s Panda Chronograph Review

Orient Neo 70s Panda Dial Watch on stock oyster bracelet

When considering different options for the best budget panda chronograph, there were a few that kept popping up in my search. I came across this beauty, the Orient Panda Neo70s, (model number wv0041tx), a solar chronograph with a meca-quartz movement and a gorgeous panda dial. Instantly, I was struck by the bug and had to have … Read more Orient Neo70s Panda Chronograph Review

Cheapest NATO Straps Review (Kvarnsjö Premium Racing Straps, Jubilee Nato, Tropic Straps, etc.)

I’ve been hearing lots of good things about this watch strap company, Cheapest Nato Straps.  I wanted to see what all the hype was about so I placed an order a couple of weeks ago and they just arrived recently. Haven’t given them all a fair shake just yet as I’ve only worn a couple … Read more Cheapest NATO Straps Review (Kvarnsjö Premium Racing Straps, Jubilee Nato, Tropic Straps, etc.)

6 Barton Watch Bands Reviewed! (Elite Silicone, Alligator, etc.)

Barton Watch Bands is a watch strap company I’ve had my eye on for a while.  They offer a wide variety of relatively affordable watch straps. But how good are they really? They’ve sent me out a handful of straps to review, so we can take a closer in-depth look.  I wanted a couple more … Read more 6 Barton Watch Bands Reviewed! (Elite Silicone, Alligator, etc.)

Luff LuxNato Review – AlphaPremier Ultra Luxury on a Budget

Luff is a new watch strap company that created a unique Nato strap and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post as Luff was kind enough to send me their LuxNatos to review, but if it sucks, I’m going to tell you so regardless. -Anthony Onto the … Read more Luff LuxNato Review – AlphaPremier Ultra Luxury on a Budget

Vario Watch Straps Review (Harris Tweed, Vintage Italian Leather And Graphic Nato Strap)

Vario is a brand based out of Singapore that sells hand-wound, Art Deco-inspired mechanical watches, as well as some of the most creative and unique watch straps I’ve ever seen. They’ve sent me a harris tweed, vintage italian leather and a two-piece grahic nato strap to review, as well as a watch travel case. Disclaimer: … Read more Vario Watch Straps Review (Harris Tweed, Vintage Italian Leather And Graphic Nato Strap)

Seiko 5 SNK355 Review – An Overlooked Silver Dial Seiko 5

Most everybody agrees by now that the Seiko 5 line features some of the best affordable mechanical watches.  They feature smaller, classic dimensions that will likely never go out of style. Find the SNK355 on Amazon here. Their movement is a robust in-house Seiko movement that runs for years and years without needing a service. … Read more Seiko 5 SNK355 Review – An Overlooked Silver Dial Seiko 5

Seiko 5 SNXS79 Review – Cheapest Oyster Perpetual Homage?

A couple of years ago, I was looking for a watch to buy my father for Christmas. Naturally, after doing some research, I discovered what a mechanical watch was, and wanted to get him one.  I ended up deciding on an Invicta Pro Diver (I know, I know… Invicta. Puke emoji). But I ended up … Read more Seiko 5 SNXS79 Review – Cheapest Oyster Perpetual Homage?

Winner Submariner Hulk Review – Cheapest Submariner Homage?

After doing some digging for cheap automatic watches to review, I came across an IWC inspired watch by a Chinese brand, Winner (also sometimes listed as Fanmis, online). It was literally the cheapest automatic I could find on the internet. My expectations were low, very low. The discovery that it wasn’t just a complete piece … Read more Winner Submariner Hulk Review – Cheapest Submariner Homage?

The Cheapest Automatic Watch Ever… (Fanmis Pilot Review)

I was browsing the web last week for some cheap automatic watches and there it was, right on Amazon, a neat little automatic Pilot watch that costs less than a couple of value meals from a fast food joint. It even shipped with Prime. It caught my eye and I had a good chuckle. No … Read more The Cheapest Automatic Watch Ever… (Fanmis Pilot Review)

7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Buy A Seiko SKX

Let me preface this article with the discretion: I absolutely adore my Seiko SKX. Before my SKX007, it was absolutely unfathomable for me to drop hundreds of dollars on a watch. It’s the first watch I bought after realizing I wanted to make the jump into some “serious” mechanical watches. But with all of the … Read more 7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Buy A Seiko SKX