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Although it is less famous in Europe than Seiko or Citizen, Orient is nevertheless a very impressive watch manufacturer offering amazing watches for the money.
The Orient Bambino is an affordable dress watch that can be bought in the $150 range. Orient is one of the rare affordable watch manufacturers developing their own in-house movements.
Diver watches tend to have large and thick cases in order to cope with the water pressure during diving activities. The SKX013 is a very much welcomed exception to that. It is simply one of the best dive watches below 40mm in diameter. It's ideally suited for smaller wrists.
This Seiko model has a 38mm diameter. It's a tough tool watch that can definitely follow in the depths of the ocean. The lug to lug distance of 44mm makes it idea an ideal dive watch for small wrists. The thickness of the watch is 13.1mm, which for a diver is within the expected range. The lug width is 20mm, making it easy to customize the strap of this watch. It is one of the best dive watches for small wrists that you will find.
It's also a very affordable dive watch and is in the same price range as its bigger brother: the SKX007. A perfect daily beater that has its own style.
The Presage SRPB Cocktail Time Series from the Japanese manufacturer Seiko offers amazing timepieces for the money, we love the SRPB41 and SRPB77 models. The design looks dressier than the SARB033 but can definitely be worn on a daily basis. The watch comes with a stainless steel bracelet but can also be had on a leather strap depending on the reference. The cocktail time series have a distinctive sunburst dial, we find the blue dial of the SRPB41 is gorgeous and plays with the light nicely.
The dial and hands are protected by a hardlex crystal. The automatic movement is a reliable Seiko ... Read full article
The SKX007/SKX009 is a very respectable diving watch that many people have in their collection. It is very affordable and easily found around $250 on eBay. It is very solid and is comfortable to wear.
The water resistance is 200m. It sports the Seiko 7S26 automatic movement which is a reliable workhorse and offers 40 hours of power reserve. Although this movement does not have handwinding and hacking capabilities, unlike the 4R36.
The first automatic chronograph in space is the 6139 from Seiko, which was worn in 1973 by the American astronaut William R. Pogue, the pilot of Skylab 4. Pogue spent 84 days on the Skylab Orbital workshop and returned in February 1974.
While training, Pogue needed a chronograph, but the Omega Speedmasters would be provided only near the date of the launch, so he bought himself a Seiko 6139-6002 in order time his exercises and tests.
The Bulova “Moon watch” is one of those timepieces that have been flying under the radar for decades before being recognized as a true historically relevant watch. It was worn on the Moon by astronaut David Scott during the Apollo 15 mission on his third moonwalk. This is the reason why this particular Bulova chronograph is also often called the “other Moon watch”.
Scott used his personal Bulova Chronograph because the crystal of his Omega Speedmaster got detached and was lost during his previous moonwalks. This chronograph was not explicitly approved by NASA, only the Omega Speedmaster was.
The Tissot Seastar 1000 Powermatic 80 is an affordable Rolex submariner alternative that comes with the rich Swiss heritage of the Tissot brand (founded in 1853). This particular Powermatic version was introduced at Baselworld in March 2018. We love the model T1204071704100, which has a gorgeous black/blue sunburst dial. We can find in this watch some subtle influences of the Rolex Submariner and the Omega Seamaster, but it is a timepiece that has its own identity. The Tissot Seastar might be the perfect entry-level luxury dive watch for you, let's find out why.
The design of the case is very classy and elegant, making it work well with casual outfits while not looking out of place in more formal occasions. The case is made of 316L stainless steel, which has a diameter of 43mm and is 12.7mm thick. This gives the Seastar a generous wrists presence, the 12.7mm thickness is definitely ... Read full article
Christopher Ward is a relatively new brand that offers amazing value for the price. Their C60 Trident Pro 600 divers watches are very slick and have great features: ceramic bezel, anti-reflective sapphire crystal, 600m resistance, SuperLuminova SLN-T-C1 lume, date function, signed crown.
The watch sports the automatic movement Sellita SW200-1 which is very reliable and offers 38 hours of power reserve.
The 556A from the German brand Sinn is a great watch that can be considered as an affordable alternative to the Rolex Explorer. Its 316L steel case is 38.5mm wide and 11mm thick and it has a black dial.
The 556A has a 20mm lug width and comes with a high quality stainless steel bracelet. We love those dimensions, it is definitely designed with the same spirit as the Explorer, it is classic and will not go out of fashion. The Sinn 556A is marked "A" for Arabic numbers. There is also the Sinn 556i which has baton indices and a date window at 3 o'clock.
Sinn's inspiration for the design of this watch is the historic Sinn NaBo clocks long manufactured for use in cockpits as a navigational tool. Even today Sinn continues to produce these clocks which are used in both civilian and military aircraft, as well as specialty cars.
The Rolex Submariner is a famous dive watch manufactured by Rolex. It is water resistant at 300m. The Submariner can be bought without a date function. If it comes with a date function, then a magnifying glass (also called "Cyclops") will be present on the lens. The case of the Rolex Sub is 40mm wide and 13mm high. Depending on the models, the watch can be made of Rolex's proprietary Oystersteel 904L or other precious metals such as gold. The hour markers are made of 18ct white gold to prevent tarnishing over time.
The Rolex movement 3130, successor of the 3135, powers this timepiece. The ... Read full article
Rolex developed the GMT-Master II for airline pilot and released it in 1983. The 24-Hour ceramic bezel insert allows you to track a second time zone anywhere in the world, very handy if you travel a lot. This model has become iconic and a reference for many in the world of horology.
The GMT-Master II is available in different materials and with different bezel colors, the "batman" (black & blue) and "pespi" (blue & red) models are particularly popular.
First released in 2003, the Omega Aqua Terra was is a direct competitor to both the Rolex Oyster Date and the Explorer. The Omega Aqua Terra has a co-axial movement with a date ...
The Japanese brand Seiko has been around for more than a century and is one of the most influential watch manufacturers in the world. One remarkable aspect of Seiko is that they ...
The Roman numerals have been used in watches since the concept of time was invented. You can guess from their name that Roman Numerals originated in ancient Rome. They give a ...
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