Seiko SRPB43 Presage Cocktail Time Review

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In 2010, Seiko released the SARB065 “Cocktail Time”, a cool dress watch with an exotic dial as part of the beloved SARB lineup. The SARB065 was only released to the JDM (Japanese Domestic Market), but after its wild success, Seiko decided to release a series of similar affordable models, like the Seiko SRPB43 Presage, years … Read more

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

Orient Star Contemporary Standard (Moon Phase) Review

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Expanding their Orient Star collection, Orient Japan has launched a lineup of 4 new Moon Phase watches in April 2020.   Capitalizing on previous iterations of the Orient Star collection – this new lineup seems to combine elements from their “Star Classic” and “Sun and Moon” lineup, creating a model that it is sleek in … 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

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