What is a Meca-Quartz Watch, And Should You Get One?

What is a Meca-Quartz Watch?

There are two popular types of watch movements used to power watches, quartz and mechanical. But there’s another that combines the best of both movements. A Meca-Quartz watch movement combines the accuracy and reliability of a battery-powered quartz movement with the snappy, mechanical feel, and smooth sweeping second hand of a chronograph. In this article, … Read more

Orient Watches Brand Review – Are Orient Watches Good?

Are Orient Watches Good - Honest Brand Review

When searching for an affordable automatic watch, you’ve likely come across the Japanese watch brand Orient. Are Orient watches as good a value as people say? Are their watches, the movements they use, and their prices competitive, or are they just another overhyped brand? Let’s break it down. Are Orient Watches Good? Orient is a … Read more

The 78 Best Seiko Watches (From Seiko 5 to Grand Seiko)

Best Seiko Watches - From Seiko 5 to Grand Seiko

Seiko is one of the most popular watch brands in the world, and for a good reason. They offer some of the best value-for-money watches at just about every price point. The affordable, entry-level Seiko 5 punches way above its weight, while the luxury-level Grand Seiko is just as good (or even better!) than similarly … Read more

Chronometer and COSC Watches Explained

What is a Chronometer or COSC Watch

Did you come across a chronometer watch? You might be wondering how it’s different from a regular wristwatch. A chronometer watch is required to meet specific accuracy requirements in various tests. For a mechanical watch to a chronometer, it must measure a daily average accuracy within -4 to +6 seconds per day during testing. Quartz … Read more

Watches with a Sweeping Second Hand

Watches with a Sweeping Second Hand

The buttery smooth glide of a watch with a sweeping second hand is mesmerizing. While common quartz watches tick once each second, watches with a smooth sweeping second-hand tick many times. This creates the appearance of a smooth sweeping second hand. Not only does this look cool, but it’s also practical. Watches with a sweeping … Read more