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

Review: Keeping it Simple with the Casio MTP V006D-7B

They say that the key to a successful presentation, is in keeping things simple; the same can be said for watches. Trends come and go, but certain design styles have remained timeless in the face of relentless change. This Casio in particular, embodies that spirit of “simple and classic” done right; a clean white dial with roman numerals and a day/date window. Nothing more, nothing … Continue reading Review: Keeping it Simple with the Casio MTP V006D-7B

Quartz or Mechanical? My Take on the Age Old Argument

“Huh. Isn’t a watch just a watch?” Indeed, for those not in the know “quartz” or “mechanical” is hardly a debate. As long as the watch works, no one’s the wiser. In today’s context, one might even ask if “mechanical” or “quartz” are features of a smartwatch. Ask an enthusiast however, and you might be opening a can of worms. Watch lovers all over have … Continue reading Quartz or Mechanical? My Take on the Age Old Argument

Review: Casio “Super Illuminator” MTD-1079

When it comes to watches, Casio is a brand Singaporeans are all familiar with. In fact for most of us, our first proper watch would have been a Casio; and for good reason. They were cheap and durable – difficult for a child to destroy, and easily replaceable if it got lost. I still remember my primary school days, when kids would show off their … Continue reading Review: Casio “Super Illuminator” MTD-1079

Review: “Sir Red” – Swatch GB753

In watchmaking, Swiss made watches have traditionally been viewed as superior, and rightfully so. Swiss brands have the longstanding heritage and expertise to produce masterpieces of fine engineering, elevating horology to the levels of an entirely different art form. The words “Swiss Made” alone are often enough to command higher prices. What then can you do if you wanted a piece of Swiss horology, without … Continue reading Review: “Sir Red” – Swatch GB753

Review: “Casio Royale” – Casio AE1200

I’m going to start off by being honest: I haven’t actually watched a Bond film before. *gasp the horror* I know, I know, it’s 2020, you get movies literally with the click of a mouse. I’ll get round to fixing that soon. That being said, the James Bond franchise has become such a cultural presence, that even if you were to live under a rock, … Continue reading Review: “Casio Royale” – Casio AE1200