Released at BaselWorld 2019, the Seiko Prospex LX line provided near-Grand Seiko quality (and pricing) in a series of premium tool watches. Designed to be worn at sea (diver), on land (field), and in the sky (GMT), six models total were released in titanium with and without black coatings. The sky series included the SNR033, titanium bracelet to match the case, a blue dial, and a “batman” style black and blue roating 24 hr bezel.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Seiko Sportura Kinetic Chronograph (SLQ007) – $1,500 The SLQ007 is one of the most collectible pieces in the Seiko Sportura Collection, and has been nicknamed as the “Jay Leno”, as this was the watch he wore for years on his hit internet show: “Jay Leno’s Garage”. The listing comes with the original papers, but not […]
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.
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.
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.
IWC Big Pilot 5009-12 – $6,500 The Big Pilot is unmistakably one of IWC’s most iconic collections, and deservedly so. If you’re still on the fence about adding a Big Pilot to your collection, then Hodinkee’s coverage of John Mayer and his affinity for the Big Pilot will seal the deal. The watch itself is […]
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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