Category: Brands

Restoration Workbench Seiko Liner 14090 – How Resistant to Water were Seiko’s Earliest Waterproof Watches?

Seiko will claim that waterproof watch production started in earnest in 1965 with the 150M 62MAS, however in the years prior to the 62MAS, Seiko did experiment with water proofing other models. Many collectors will agree that Seiko’s first waterproof watch was the manually-wound Seiko Cronos ‘Sea horse’ from the Daini factory, released in December… Read more »

Hands-On The Swatch 34mm Slim Caricia Verde – Bioceramic Explained

Swatch 34mm Slim Caricia Verde

The Skinny 34mm Quartz movement Bioceramic case, silicone rubber strap Year of Release – 2022 $130 What Exactly Is Bioceramic? I’ve heard my fellow watch journalists praise Swatch’s Bioceramic as a meaningfully sustainable material and dismiss it as a fancy word for plastic. As we shall see, both claims are partially correct, though neither was… Read more »

Collector Guide Vacheron Constantin Triple Calendar Movements of the 20th Century – A Complete Catalog of Serially-Produced Complete Calendars With and Without Moonphase

Vacheron Constantin Triple Calendar Calender Complete Moonphase Movements

This guide is a one-stop reference for Vacheron Constantin’s serially-produced triple-calendar wristwatch movements of the 20th century. As such, this guide should help the collector of vintage Vacheron Constantin dress watches which were, to use the era’s lingo, intended for gentlemen. Triple Calendar With and Without Moonphase A classic complication, the triple calendar – also… Read more »

Hands-On Bremont S300 Supermarine Kaimu 40m Dive Watch – Serious Diver Durability & Timeless Aviation Vibes

The Skinny 40mm Modified Calibre 11 1/2’’ BE-92AV (Sellita SW200 base) auto-winding with date 300m water resistance Year of release: 2022 Precision: retail models will run within COSC Chronometer specifications (-4/+6 secs/day) Kaimu is a black sand beach in Hawaii $3695 A Family of Classic 40mm Divers I like relatively smaller watches, so I was… Read more »

Hands-On Nezumi Voiture Ref. VM1S.201 Manual Mechanical Chronograph

The Skinny 40mm x 47mm x 12.6mm (excluding domed crystal) Sellita SW501 M Bh manual winding mechanical chronograph (no date) Water resistant to 50 meters Precision: +0.5 sec/day (chrono off), +6 sec/day (chrono on), beat error 0.0ms Year of release: 2021 $1511 (buy direct here) Nezumi Goes Mechanical & Remains Classy Friends and family of… Read more »

Insight Why I Am Bored With Vintage-Inspired Watches & Fascinated With Cutting-Edge Mechanical Movements

The fascination with heritage, or vintage, or 20th century designs in wrist watches is evident in the vast quantity of reissues, homages, look-alikes, recreations and reinterpretations available today, which, we can assume, sell quite well. While I and more than a few other horological scribes have mused that this fascination with the watches of yesteryear… Read more »