Category Archives: Automatic

Do good mechanical watches best standard quartz?

Quartz watches don’t seem to mind being called upon need and then looked down upon once job is done. They are pretty confident about their stand in the world of finer, furthermore complex time-related calculations that mechanical calibers can only dream of. Or, achieve them just as concept; not for meeting the demands of the

Watch-wearing: Rules vs. The whims

Does ‘Rules’ allow for freedom of expressions? The ghost in the machine A carte blanche towards simply throwing an ensemble together might seem a good proposition at first and if one feels completely confident, comfortable and content under it then – at least, theoretically – nobody should pose any objection to it. Trouble starts once

What kind of goods are watches?

“Since when did logic invade the realms of luxury; may I ask you back?” Disclaimer It’s not an attempt in evading the very question hurled; it’s rather an attempt to draw a parameter around which, an answer to an equation we perhaps could attempt finding out for a clear answer at the end. For, why

Are Orient diver watches anywhere near to Seiko’s? – II

In the second part of the Seiko-Orient debate on divers, we are to witness a few pieces delivering plenty of fun, the bad part being they are also enough to lure you into more trouble than you can handle; which you go for out of pure curiosity to see till what length your watch can

Are Orient diver watches anywhere near to Seiko’s?- I

To answer this question, I will have some prerequisites. Firstly, I’ll not include diehard Orient fans in this discussion (they can go read about the Kanno or the M-Force AC0L instead); next, those who think nobody else can build a diver watch better than Seiko. In simple words, we’ll not let biasness and bigotry clutter

Seiko Street Fighters L.E: Just ‘Style’ is not enough

The Street Series from Seiko was the first thing we spoke about at the very starting of 2021 but that wasn’t about the Limited Edition Street Fighters now glorifying further the Seiko range. Seiko 5 Sports Street Fighter Zangief Limited Edition Automatic Neither was it about the Prospex Street covered last year; what we’re talking

Is Seiko luxury?

There doesn’t seem to be much doubt about it but then again, every view or opinion is honored at the Creation Watches blog. We believe in offering enough, unbiased information to readers, in anticipation of them making their mind up on their own. Works better than us projecting ourselves upon them; in the long run,

Which Hamilton mechanical watch do you think is the best? Part-II

Back to where we parted Three days back, we spoke about the movements that find way into the Hamilton watches (here, have a quick look at our earlier discussion to catch up); now, it’s time we focus upon the other aspects of the Hamilton watches that the world thinks to be their bests! We start

Which Hamilton mechanical watch do you think is the best? Part – I

Hamilton: An account of excellence  There’s no denial that a lot among us bought a Hamilton as our first nice – even real – watch and as the days passed, many got hooked onto the brand and started procuring every model that appealed to them. Sure, such collectors argue, appreciate and discriminate one model from

How good are Invicta watches?

Who tells the truth? Almost three decades back, Extreme came out with one of their finest – according to their own ratings – which most their fans and critics that time didn’t quite agree with. Their opinions differed from each other and were very different to that of the band. So III Sides to Every

Why Seiko 5 are best budget watches?

Seiko 5: A name now trusted more than ever With the name of Seiko 5 suddenly springing up amidst a discussion (not necessarily it’s about watches only) brings to the mind something restrained and simplistic; something that’s less of a show-off and more of a workhorse – a reliable companion – in multiple styles and

Are Sellita SW200 and ETA 2824-2 the same?

Lots of watch makers today indicate theirs to be Swiss movements, which is an ambiguous designation and not quite acceptable by many among us. It can mean just anything! Much like Swiss-Made from lesser known or obscure brands. Strictly speaking, the Swiss Made designation can be bestowed upon (legally) to any watch with a certain

Why are Seiko watches so good?

It’s not a rare sight nowadays to see someone spending $10,000 on a Grand Seiko than going for its Swiss brethren costing a much and sometimes, even lower. So, there must be something about a Seiko and we would like to weigh in about the brand. This Japanese watch company has shown unmitigated nerves to

Which Seiko automatic movement is the best? – Part II

The ‘best Seiko watch movement’ saga continues… So far, we spoke about the 6R and 7S families of Seiko’s mainstream automatic watch movements and drew a bit of comparison between the two. Their designs in their lineages stay pretty much the same; it’s their build and material quality that got enhanced over time. Now we

Which Seiko automatic movement is the best? – Part I

A Cautionary Claim This is going to be a long one. With something as colossal as Seiko, it can’t be otherwise. That’s a whole hundred years of innovations and developments we are talking about! Certainly requires more space than usual, for all of them still serve the purpose, counting as reliable power houses, making a