Vario is a brand based out of Singapore that sells hand-wound, Art Deco-inspired mechanical watches, as well as some of the most creative and unique watch straps I’ve ever seen. They’ve sent me a harris tweed, vintage italian leather and a two-piece grahic nato strap to review, as well as a watch travel case. Disclaimer: … Read moreVario Watch Straps Review (Harris Tweed, Vintage Italian Leather And Graphic Nato Strap)
Most everybody agrees by now that the Seiko 5 line features some of the best affordable mechanical watches. They feature smaller, classic dimensions that will likely never go out of style. Find the SNK355 on Amazon here. Their movement is a robust in-house Seiko movement that runs for years and years without needing a service. … Read moreSeiko 5 SNK355 Review – An Overlooked Silver Dial Seiko 5
Ever since the Rolex Paul Newman Daytona exploded in popularity and price, along with it, exploded the popularity of panda dial chronographs. These watches are at their highest point in popularity. True cult classics and, to some, the holy grail of all vintage wristwatch collecting. But, with such an outrageous price tag, the Paul Newman … Read more5 of the Best Panda Dial Chronograph Watches on a Budget
If you’re new to the world of mechanical watches, you probably have many questions about how to use and maintain your first automatic watch. What should you do when you first get your watch? How do you set the time? It’s not running, is it broken? It can seem simple enough on the surface, it’s … Read moreHow to Set the Time and Date on a Mechanical Watch
A couple of years ago, I was looking for a watch to buy my father for Christmas. Naturally, after doing some research, I discovered what a mechanical watch was, and wanted to get him one. I ended up deciding on an Invicta Pro Diver (I know, I know… Invicta. Puke emoji). But I ended up … Read moreSeiko 5 SNXS79 Review – Cheapest Oyster Perpetual Homage?
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 more11 Things to Consider When Buying Your First Mechanical Watch
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 moreHow to Size a Folded Link Watch Bracelet
After doing some digging for cheap automatic watches to review, I came across an IWC inspired watch by a Chinese brand, Winner (also sometimes listed as Fanmis, online). It was literally the cheapest automatic I could find on the internet. My expectations were low, very low. The discovery that it wasn’t just a complete piece … Read moreWinner Submariner Hulk Review – Cheapest Submariner Homage?
I was browsing the web last week for some cheap automatic watches and there it was, right on Amazon, a neat little automatic Pilot watch that costs less than a couple of value meals from a fast food joint. It even shipped with Prime. It caught my eye and I had a good chuckle. No … Read moreThe Cheapest Automatic Watch Ever… (Fanmis Pilot Review)
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 moreCan I Wear My Watch In The Shower?