Category Archives: Diver’s

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

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

Is Citizen more accurate than Seiko?

Grand Seiko, undoubtedly, stands as the most accurate watches from Seiko, either mechanical or quartz or Spring Drive. Unfortunately, most think Citizen maxes out with their GPS watches or the Campanola; they probably haven’t yet heard about the very impressive Citizen Caliber 0100. It’s the world’s most accurate, self-contained, quartz movement. One might well argue

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

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

Fashion watches that are worth a second look

The inside matter: Fast and brief Let us not get into the formal definition for a fashion watch. We shall only be talking about watches by brands that do not make watches as their primary product. Most of their profits come from the respective industries (automobiles, liquors etc.) they operate in; watches are either their

KANNO: ORIENT releases another dazzling diver!

Initial thoughts: Very good looking dress divers that check all the boxes most others lack. They got a great fit & finish, the attention to details is impressive, their bezel actions solid and there are zero alignment issues. Probing deeper The Orient Kanno is a better or upgraded version of the Orient MAKO II with

19 Best Outdoor Watches Available NOW!

One essential gadget Anywhere outdoor you go for an adventure, you need basic gadgets to make you feel satiated on your trip back home. A sturdy timekeeping device and a direction finder come first. These you can easily find today in smart watches. Sadly, most are not built to handle extreme conditions and even if

What’s that ‘T-Sport’ doing there?

Before we start Going all over the long and rich heritage of Tissot would be wasting time and space (energy too); therefore, we nosedive straight into the topic, not splashing too much of the water. The debate is between Tissot T-Sport Seastar 1000 and the Tissot Seastar 1000. Click to see a couple examples. [1,

Seiko monikers – Where do they originate from?

Those of you who have constantly wondered about how the names Tuna or Sumo emerged, here’s a quick lowdown. Off with the reference numbers You can’t deny remembering alpha-numeric sequences is one hell of a tough job, so fans of Seiko came up with endearing – sometimes funny – aliases for their models of choice

Bulova Oceanographer Devil Diver: The Devil is in its details

The big news Bulova reissued the Devil Diver! Date of reissue Autumn, 2018 Version 1972 The BIG spec 666 feet water resistance. Movement Non-hacking Miyota Caliber 821D; 21 jewels, 21,600 vph, 42-hour power reserve; offering an accuracy of +40 seconds (max) per day. Other names Oceanographer Snorkel USP A more affordable option among substantial, retro-styled

Is the new Seiko5 a direct replacement of the SKX007?

Quick snaps The new Seiko 5 can’t be called entry-level anymore! They take a lot from the Seiko SKX007; a very similarly designed dial and case predicts all its intents and purposes. The SKX; however, didn’t have drilled lugs and display case back like this one but yes, the recessed crown. It’s the new basis

New Seiko 5 marks the beginning of a new, impressive chapter

An era comes to a halt It’s been nearly two years since Seiko decided putting a stop to their older Seiko 5 models; thinking things over in a new way. They re-vamped the entire line-up, which represented for long, one of their foundational cornerstones. Alongside, they decided the same fate for the iconic SKX007. To