October 9, 2015
by Kenny Yeo
1. The 15 Best Diving Watches According To 1500 Participants
Dive watches are so popular because most of them are so versatile. Not only do they offer a high level of water resistance, they are often built to be hardy. This means wearers need not worry about them getting wet and that they are also built to withstand the rigors of daily life. And since most situations these days do not require proper, formal dress watches, most dive watches today will get by just fine. As a result of their popularity, there is no shortage of dive watches out there, and just about every brand will have a collection of dive watches. This makes picking one extremely tricky. If you are not sure where to start, this list of 15 dive watches, as voted by 1500 participants, is a good place to start your hunt.
2. The Seiko Credor Minute Repeater, Live At The Madison Avenue New York Boutique
Mention Seiko and you are probably thinking about the Monster and other assorted affordable divers. While it is true that Seiko makes countless affordable mechanical watches that offer very high value for the money, the truth is that they also make some truly exquisite timepieces like the Credor Minute Repeater, which I believe is also the most expensive Seiko you can buy now. At over US$300,000, the Credor Minute Repeater is a lot of money, but it is also a lot of watch. It uses the unique Spring Drive technology that keeps accuracy to within a second per day, and it also has gongs made specially by the Myochin family in Japan, who have been metalworkers for the past 52 generations. The movement is also perfectly hand-finished with none other than Philippe Dufour advising the Japanese craftsmen who worked on the watch. Hopefully, this watch will change your impression of Seiko.
3. Rolex Passion Meeting 2015
Meet-ups with fellow watch collectors are always interesting and exciting. Oftentimes, there’s good food and wine involved, and you also get to meet interesting people and make new friends. But most of all, you get to see all kinds of watches, and some of these watches can be very, very rare. Here, then, is a collection of photos from the recent gathering of members from the Rolex Passion community. Beware, watch porn aplenty ahead!
Source: Rolex Passion Report
4. Review: 36 Hours with the SevenFriday V-Series V1/01 and V2/01
SevenFriday is really something of a modern day horological phenomenon. In just a few short years, it has become a popular go-to brand for young watch lovers and fashionistas who are seeking a watch that is relatively affordable, well-made, and interesting. Certainly, much of its success can be attributed to brilliant marketing and the use of social media, but also because its watches are genuinely unique and interesting, especially at the price point at which the brand operates in. Building on the success of the earlier P- and M-Series is the V-Series, which has a markedly different case than its predecessors. It is also probably the hardest to tell time. So, how does one actually read the time? Hit the link below to find out.
Source: Watches by SJX
5. REVIEW – Grand Seiko Special SBGH035
In the realm of Grand Seiko watches, there are a special group of watches. By special, I mean it in the most literal sense. The SBGH035 is a limited edition Grand Seiko released in 2014 and is one of the few to receive Seiko’s “Special” label. The Grand Seiko Special standard means this watch is regulated to between just +3 and -3 seconds a day, far tighter than the regular Grand Seiko standard and even COSC. In fact, you would have to pay a lot more for a mechanical watch that is regulated to even stricter standards than a Grand Seiko Special. The fantastic movement aside, the SBGH035 is also a showcase of Seiko’s expertise in polishing and dial work. Still think Grand Seikos can’t match up to the Swiss greats?