Bring out the Big Guns! Seiko SNJ029 “Safarnie” Review

It’s not lean but it’s definitely mean – and it’s ready to send some aliens back where they came from! When you think of watches made famous by movie stars, the first thought that comes to mind would likely be Bond watches. Plenty of watches have enjoyed their time on the silver screen, some playing an integral plot role as in Interstellar, others being more … Continue reading Bring out the Big Guns! Seiko SNJ029 “Safarnie” Review

An Extra Helping Hand: Oris Big Crown Pointer Date Review

So you want to know the date, but shiver at the idea of a date window breaking the perfect symmetry of your dial? Look no further – Oris has got your answer. When it comes to buying a new watch, everyone has their own criteria. Some look out for provenance, others keep an eye out for style. Regardless, we all want to know that we’re … Continue reading An Extra Helping Hand: Oris Big Crown Pointer Date Review

Saying More with Less: Citizen Super Titanium “NJ0090-81A” Review

In a world where everyone strives for more, can a watch deliver with less? The Citizen Super Titanium attempts to do so. Literally. I was watching “Inside Bill’s Brain” on Netflix the other day, and came across a great quote. “Time is the one commodity that he can’t buy more of. It’s a limited resource. It’s finite. He’s got the same 24 hours in a … Continue reading Saying More with Less: Citizen Super Titanium “NJ0090-81A” Review

Of Mountains & Watches: UNDONE Basecamp Review

If you haven’t heard of UNDONE, it’s time you should. The brand is known for its amazing collaborations, and customisable watches. Today’s review takes a look at one of their classic models, the UNDONE Basecamp; but what’s this watch got to do with mountains anyway, and would it survive a summit attempt? Read on to find out. When I heard the word basecamp, the first … Continue reading Of Mountains & Watches: UNDONE Basecamp Review

Make Way for the King! Seiko SRPE37 “King Samurai” Review

Seiko fans have a knack for coming up with nicknames for their favourite watches, and this one’s been coined the “King Samurai”. Has it earned its royal status, or is it just a king in name? When it comes to Seiko, fans have seemingly no difficulty coming up with nicknames for their favourite watches. Some are named after the movies they’ve appeared in, or the … Continue reading Make Way for the King! Seiko SRPE37 “King Samurai” Review

Watches for less than a Meal: The (Incredible?) Daiso “Mili” Watch

Just how affordable can a watch get? Turns out the answer is: very. This military styled field watch cost less than my last meal, but is it any good? The Chinese have a saying, “一寸光阴一寸金,寸金难买寸光阴“; loosely translated, it states that while gold and time are both valuable, you can never “buy” more time with gold. Such sayings are not exclusive, and I’m sure that every … Continue reading Watches for less than a Meal: The (Incredible?) Daiso “Mili” Watch

Is it Still Worth the Hype? A Look at the Q Timex Reissue in 2021

When the Q Timex Reissue was first launched, stocks were sold out quickly and prices in the resale market shot up. One and a half years on, is it still worth the hype? Find out in my review of the Q Timex Reissue. When it comes to watches today, a mechanical movement is often seen as a mark of fine craftsmanship – an intricate assembly … Continue reading Is it Still Worth the Hype? A Look at the Q Timex Reissue in 2021

Who’s in a Name? Review: William L 1985 New Chronograph “Panda”

When one starts a new business or brand, the founder faces an important question: what name should the company carry? A good name could make all the difference to the modern customer who unlike before, is now stared down by a multitude of brands when faced with the simple task of selecting a timepiece. Sometimes, too much choice is a bad thing. Some brands opt … Continue reading Who’s in a Name? Review: William L 1985 New Chronograph “Panda”

Is This The Super Budget Alternative to the 1963 Seagull? Review: SKMEI 9206 Chronograph

For those not familiar, the Seagull 1963 is a reissue of the first watch made specially for the Air Force of the People’s Liberation Army in China. With a beautiful vintage styling, it’s a great looking mechanical chronograph that’s built up quite a following; I don’t own one myself yet, but I don’t deny that it isn’t on the radar. As far as mechanical chronographs … Continue reading Is This The Super Budget Alternative to the 1963 Seagull? Review: SKMEI 9206 Chronograph

A Chronograph on a Journey – Review: Aries Gold Journey 1025

In the blink of an eye, we’ve somehow reached October and the end of the year looms near. Strangely however, it feels like an entire passage of time has just magically vanished. Under more normal times, I’m sure I would have seen multiple Instagram stories of friends holidaying in far off, exotic locations, as colleagues scramble to clear their annual vacation leave. These however, are … Continue reading A Chronograph on a Journey – Review: Aries Gold Journey 1025