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 19 Beginner Watch Buying Mistakes to Avoid

7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Buy A Seiko SKX

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

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 A Look at the Watches Joe Rogan Wears

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

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

How Often Does a Mechanical Watch Need to be Serviced?

Vintage Seiko 5

I was wearing my beloved vintage Seiko 5 the other day, and was wondering, how often does a mechanical watch like this need to be serviced? After doing some research, here’s what I found… The short answer is: there’s no exact time frame when any particular mechanical watch needs to be serviced. Watch companies will … Read more How Often Does a Mechanical Watch Need to be Serviced?