Vario Watch Straps Review (Harris Tweed, Vintage Italian Leather And Graphic Nato Strap)

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)

Seiko 5 SNK355 Review – An Overlooked Silver Dial Seiko 5

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

5 of the Best Panda Dial Chronograph Watches on a Budget

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

Seiko 5 SNXS79 Review – Cheapest Oyster Perpetual Homage?

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?

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 more11 Things to Consider When Buying Your First Mechanical Watch

Winner Submariner Hulk Review – Cheapest Submariner Homage?

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?