The Orient Bambino is generally regarded as one of the best affordable automatic dress watches currently on the market.. Its elegant charm and modern execution are rare to find at this price point. The movement inside is made by Orient themselves, again rare in entry level watches. Orient is a brand owned by Seiko, both … Read more 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Buy The Orient Bambino
Luff is a new watch strap company that created a unique Nato strap and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post as Luff was kind enough to send me their LuxNatos to review, but if it sucks, I’m going to tell you so regardless. -Anthony Onto the … Read more Luff LuxNato Review – AlphaPremier Ultra Luxury on a Budget
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 more Vario 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 more Seiko 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 more 5 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 more How 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 more Seiko 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 more 11 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 more How 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 more Winner Submariner Hulk Review – Cheapest Submariner Homage?