1. A Detailed Look At The Seiko Credor Eichi II – The Pinnacle Of Japanese Watchmaking
In the last round up, I wrote about the Seiko Credor Eichi II. This time round, I want to point your attention to a more detailed close up look of that watch. The watch was born out of a simple aim, to be a time-only watch of supreme quality. Crafted out of platinum, porcelain, and blued steel, the Eichi II is Seiko’s showcase piece to the world, shouting out loud that fine watchmaking is not solely the domain of the Swiss.
Source: Watches by SJX
2. Seagull 1963 Review
My advice to anyone who is on a tight budget and looking for an interesting chronograph with provenance for the past few years has been to get a Seagull 1963. As the story goes, the watch was created for the Chinese military in the Sixties and featured a movement that was based on the Venus 175. Today, the modern incarnation of this watch still uses this movement, now called the ST19, and is quite possibly the least expensive column-wheel chronograph you can find on the market. An affordable watch that is well worth a look.
Source: The Time Bum
3. Top 10 Omega Speedmaster References
The Speedmaster collection is one of Omega’s most important and popular and it is not difficult to see why. After all, the first watch on the moon was an Omega Speedmaster. Since the landing on the moon, the Speedmaster collection has evolved and grown. Today, it is made up of so many distinct models with numerous variants and limited editions, that it is impossible for all but the most devoted Speedmaster enthusiasts to keep track. And if you were wondering which of these moderns are the most popular and sought after, here’s a list detailing the top 10 most searched for Speedmaster references, both modern and vintage.
4. Clockmaker John Harrison vindicated 250 years after ‘absurd’ claims
John Harrison was an English clockmaker born in 1693 and is widely considered to be the father of the marine chronometer. The marine chronometer was a significant invention, as it allowed sailors to establish the East-West position of a ship at sea, thereby allowing them to navigate safely. He later made an incredulous claim that he could design a pendulum clock that was accurate to a second over a 100-day period. However, because there was no way to verify this claim back in the day, he was branded as “absurd.” Thanks to modern technology, we know better now, and Harrison’s design has just been verified to be as accurate as its inventor claimed it to be.
Source: The Guardian
5. Crystal Gazing
Watch fanatics are a fastidious bunch and to people who do not get us, it can be perplexing to them how we can spend hours fussing over something as mundane as a crystal. But as we all know, the type of crystal and also the shape of it can define a watch. Here’s a geeky look at how different crystals can affect a vintage Seiko 6105 diver, one of Seiko’s earliest dive watches.