Category Archives: Prospex

Seiko monikers – Where do they originate from? (I)

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

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

A bit of a Seiko guidance

Seiko divers in a nutshell Seiko is consistently recommended for their quality and value and we all know there’s a reason – several reasons in fact – why – specifically Seiko only – holds the crown among excellent quality and value dive watches. There might be several other exorbitantly priced pieces around, fit to be

Seiko Save the Ocean:  Great watches for a greater cause!

Seiko ‘Save the Ocean’ range deals with choppy seas and shark fins passing by! Often doesn’t go beyond Planning on purchasing your first mechanical watch reading reviews is just where it starts at. Most find it difficult criticizing; seldom do they find fault with the piece (or, pieces) under review. Unvarnished opinions are rare. Getting

Seiko Prospex Street: Proud for the shroud (and a few more new things)!

Short ‘n sweet Style and functionality packed into one piece, Seiko proved it once again! High-grade stainless steel guards its soul – the Seiko Solar movement. A piece of definitive craftsmanship on display, fusing fashion to practical sense! The surrounding shrouds resemble that of the Tunas’ (or, Tuna Can; the first titanium divers’ from 1975.

Spring Drive for the Prospex LX!

A very short summary: The Spring Drive is different from other quartz-regulated watches and is a unique watch technology by itself. The way it generates energy is like every other luxury mechanical watches; the difference is an electronic regulator for a level of precision never possible for a mechanical watch to attain. Seiko Prospex LX

Target your search with an open mind

Dress gatherings to weekends in jeans and t-shirts or maybe in swimming trunks, unless your search is a targeted one, there’s every chance that you will land up with the wrong watch on your wrist! Make the right choice and you’ll brandish a commanding style under every situation. High-end horology offers many choices that anyone

How do you find the luxury watch perfect for you?

Navigating the complicated, online maze for that perfect timepiece is fun till you feel dazed and confused. This is the time when you feel like throwing away your preferences and going for the next one you come across; worse, you give up the spree altogether. Should you have stayed focused on a few, good points;

GMT: A cure to Jet lag, the decidedly modern ailment.

Avoiding time lapses Frequent travelers are immensely benefitted by GMT watches. They make you aware about the time at your next stop in another time zone; or, when to call your old buddy at the British Columbia. Keeping track of home time and destination time comes handy in maintaining communication with people who are in

Seiko Arnie: A different chronograph-diver

It is a general observation that guiding the developments of one’s taste leads to discriminating outlooks and habits; thankfully, the horology domain does that between complications and detailing; material quality, assemblage, finishes…those kinds of things. It keeps out reasonably thoughtless judgments well, despite a full faith in the philosophy of no particular kind of watch

Dive watch care and maintenance tips: Timely stitches keep away the glitches

Beginning of a story Congratulations on your first dive watch! You are now rightfully the proud owner of a tool that’s not restricted within just the timekeeper parenthesis. Henceforth, you will exhibit art, science and man’s ingenuity on your wrist; well, to answer for how long, you need to play your part. Caring the least

Know your bezel: A short discourse about an oft-overlooked part of a watch (I)

High complication luxury timepieces with one or more functions come in hot! Quiet strangely, almost everybody chases the classic chronograph without looking any further. Only watch nerds look beyond those three small sub-dials. It’s a general bias for a timepiece that does a few more things aside time telling. It makes a watch elevate to

SEIKO PROSPEX: CONVINCING, DIVING WATCHES

There’s no dearth of diving watches in the world. Super-expensive pieces built to perform some specific task underwater or with some great technical aspect adhered to them are everyone’s dream; reality to a few. The rest, obviously, turn to easier solutions and get super-happy about it. For, it might not be so hard, after all,

Top 10 men’s dive watches: Sensible choices at affordable prices

Looks alone don’t make a diver! That’s the harsh truth.  You might spend quite a bit and feel like a king wearing just any watch labeled as diver. That’s alright to put up an image and very few will ask for its credibility and credentials, until you confront raging waters cold as Death! That’s when

A short glance into ceramics

We, as humans, get bored real fast with the same thing repeating over and over again for long. Watch enthusiasts too, faced the same crisis after stainless steel, plastics and resins turned too commonplace as watch-building materials. The quest for something new tried even sapphire glass as a material for watch case, buttons/pushers, crowns and