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

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

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

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