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
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.)
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 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 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)
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. Their movement is a robust in-house Seiko movement that runs for years and years without needing a service. Plus, they have a variety of … Read more Seiko 5 SNK355 Review – An Overlooked Silver Dial Seiko 5
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?
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?
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)
Update 2/26/20: Late last year, Seiko announced the official discontinuation of the Seiko SKX. While you can still find it, often on the used market, Seiko has instead launched a lineup of new Seiko 5 Sports divers to take its place. Read more about the 2019 Seiko 5 Sports Divers here. Let me preface this … Read more 7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Buy A Seiko SKX