11 Things to Consider When Buying Your First Mechanical Watch

So, you’re looking to buy your first mechanical watch ever. Congratulations, but first a warning… IT CAN GET VERY ADDICTING.  You’re probably thinking “oh, I’ll just buy one watch, that’s all I’ll need.” Well, be careful, because that’s exactly what I thought when I bought my first automatic watch, a Seiko 5 SNXS79 from Amazon.  … Read more

How to Remove Folded Watch Links

Getting your first automatic watch is like a rite of passage. Sizing your own folded link bracelet, even more so. Watch bracelets with folded links like that of the Seiko 5 can be tricky to size if you don’t know what you’re doing. It’s a slightly tedious process, but knowing how will let you skip … Read more

Can I Wear My Watch In The Shower?

A question commonly asked among watch enthusiasts is ‘can I wear my watch in the shower?’. Whether you’re testing the limits of a new dive watch, or you’re just too lazy to take it off, it can be tempting to keep your automatic watch on in the shower. But can you? No. You should never … Read more

Why Are Vostok Watches So Affordable?

You may know of Vostok because of their unique take on the dive watch or seeing it catch some buzz after Bill Murray wore a Vostok Amphibia in the film “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.” Or it might’ve just been the endless amounts of praise from their near cult-like following. Regardless, Vostok is one … Read more

19 Beginner Watch Buying Mistakes to Avoid

Getting immersed in the world of mechanical watches can be both exciting and overwhelming. There’s so much to learn, which is part of what makes watches so fascinating but also can be daunting to a beginner watch buyer.  Here are 19 beginner watch buying mistakes to avoid.  1. Fashion Brands A fashion watch is a … Read more

Which Watch Should You Take on Vacation?

Ahhh… The bright sun kissing your skin, sand between your toes and a mechanical timepiece ticking away on your wrist. Nothing better. If you’re planning a trip, the thought of not bringing a timepiece with you is a crazy one. So how do you decide which watch you should take on vacation? Well, first… Why … Read more

A Look at the Watches Joe Rogan Wears

Many photos have surfaced of podcaster, comedian, UFC commentator and former host of the reality show ‘Fear Factor’, Joe Rogan, wearing watches of all sorts. He wears mostly G-Shocks, presumably for their durability, functionality, and lack of pretension. Recently, however, he’s been spotted mixing up what he wears on his wrist. He has even been … Read more

Hacking and Handwinding Watches and Why You Don’t Need Them

A few features that loosely get thrown around a lot in mechanical watch reviews and videos are “hacking” and “hand-winding”. But what exactly are these features on a watch and do you need them? What is Hacking When it Comes to Watches? Watch hacking is a feature that stops the watch’s second hand completely when … Read more

Automatic Vs. Quartz Watches – What’s The Difference?

Quartz vs Mechanical Watch side by side

‘What is the difference between a mechanical and quartz movement?’ A very common question among those starting to dive deeper into the world of watches. Quartz and mechanical are two of the most popular types of watch movements. Quartz is a battery powered movement that uses an electrical charge to power the watch. It is … Read more