Blog Posts by Nick L.

Review

Autodromo Group B Series 2 Automatic Watch Review
Posted by Nick L. on June 23, 2021

A racing watch is a different thing from a car watch. A car watch sometimes isn’t even a chronograph, but typically features styling cues taken from a car. Perhaps it has a fake redline from a rev counter across the dial. Car watches are difficult to execute well, but I’m reviewing a car watch anyway. It’s the Autodromo Group B. My favorite from the popular microbrand.

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Original vs. Midsize “Casioak” Watches: Is the GMAS Only For Women? – Casio G-Shock GAMAS2100 vs. GA2100
Posted by Nick L. on June 16, 2021

It’s been over a year since I originally reviewed the Casio G-Shock GA2110SU (also known within watch collecting circles as the “Casioak”). I would have thought by now that supply would have caught up with demand, but many of the colors are still often sold out. Unsurprisingly, Casio has continued to capitalize on the popularity of the series by releasing a new line of slightly smaller Casioaks. The watches are marketed as being for women, but in my opinion, some (or all) of the colors could also be worn by a man with a smaller wrist, or just one who prefers smaller sized watches.

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Review

Seiko Prospex “62MAS” SBDC101 (SPB143) Watch Review
Posted by Nick L. on May 26, 2021

The Seiko divers that got us unto this hobby were so unconventional as to feel special despite their low price. You didn’t feel like you were buying them because they were a cheaper look-alike of the watch you really wanted but couldn’t afford. So does a more conventional and also more expensive Seiko diver still capture the charm that got us into this hobby?

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Tudor North Flag Watch Review – Overlooked Classic or Discontinued For a Reason? (91210N)
Posted by Nick L. on May 19, 2021

Anyone who even casually follows watch media probably read coverage of Tudor’s 2021 new releases. Unless you were really paying attention though, you might not have noticed that Tudor also quietly removed a few models from its website. I had been hearing rumors of this coming for a while, but the official cancellation of the North Flag on the other hand did not make sense to me.

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Review

Christopher Ward C65 Trident Automatic Watch Review (C65-41ADA1)
Posted by Nick L. on May 12, 2021

Christopher Ward developed a “bang for the buck” reputation among watch enthusiasts as is has been “cutting out the middle man” before the term had become a cliché. Its contender in the “retro-dive” category is the C65 Trident Automatic.

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Review

Tissot PRX (T1374101105100) Watch Review
Posted by Nick L. on April 28, 2021

By now, I’m sure that you’ve also noticed another 1970’s trend that has resurfaced. Yes, stainless steel sports watches with integrated bracelets are “in.” It’s to the point that giving five (or more) figures of your hard-earned money to Audmars Piguet or Patek Philippe to buy such a watch from them is considered a massive privilege. Luckily, for the rest of us, more affordable brands are starting to jump on the bandwagon. Tissot is one of the latest, with the (very faithful) reissue of its 1978 PRX model.

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Review

Why the Sinn U1 S Is the Best Diving Watch Available. Trust Me, I’m an Expert.
Posted by Nick L. on April 21, 2021

We’ve all seen those commercials: “You’re not a doctor!” “No, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.” Well I’ve never been deeper in water than the bottom of a swimming pool, but I have over 1000 posts on a watch forum. That officially certifies me as a dive watch expert. This why I’m qualified to say that the Sinn U1 S is the best diving watch that money can buy.

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Review

Nodus Duality Watch Review
Posted by Nick L. on March 24, 2021

Dual-crown “compressor-style” divers have become quite popular in recent years with micro and large brands alike. Los Angeles-based Nodus Watches’ entry into the segment is the Duality.

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Review

Oris Chronoris Movember Edition (01 733 7737 4034) Watch Review
Posted by Nick L. on February 03, 2021

Besides making great watches, Oris prides itself on being involved in charities with which they can make a meaningful difference. Men’s health charity Movember is one such charity. Participants are encouraged to grow a moustache for the month of November while raising money for the cause. Starting in 2017, Oris has collaborated with the Movember Foundation to […]

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Review

Orient Triton/Neptune vs. Orient Star Diver Watch Review. Is the Star Worth the Upgrade? (RA-EL0002L00A vs. RE-AU0302L00B)
Posted by Nick L. on December 30, 2020

The Orient Star diver typically sells new and use about $200 more than the Triton. Is it $200 better? Let’s find out!

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Review

Hands-on with the new gray Casioak, plus the all red and market updates
Posted by Nick L. on December 11, 2020

If you read my recent review of the Casioak, you’ll know that it’s one of the hottest watch releases of recent years. As with my green “Utility Color” Casioak, I managed to snag a gray one right before they sold out. I also borrowed the red one from a friend to do a little hands-on comparison.

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Review

Oris Big Crown Propilot Worldtimer Watch Review (01 690 7735 4063-07 1 22 72FC)
Posted by Nick L. on November 20, 2020

Because of my day job, I’m what many consider a frequent traveler. Thus I’ve spent the majority of my time in the watch collecting hobby searching for the perfect travel watch. On paper, the Oris Big Crown Propilot Worldtimer checked all of my boxes. Read the review to find out if it did in the metal!

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