US$100 Combo Challenge with Casio Duro MDV106

Just in case you’ve missed our previous post from few weeks earlier when we were talking about the best valued 200m diver’s watch that you can easily pick up for less than 50.00USD was the Casio Duro MDV106-1AV diver’s watch, commonly known as the “Marlin”. Emails and comments were piling up as expected since we…

Bill Gates 44.99USD CASIO Duro 200 MDV106-1AV

The Casio Duro 200 MDV106-1A dive watch is a well known time piece among watch collectors for various reasons. One of the biggest reasons why anyone would consider purchasing a Casio Duro MDV106-1A is definitely because of the price. You can pick one up for 44.99USD on Amazon, (Free) with Prime Shipping. Surely, you would…

Quarantine At Home With WW2 Collection Watch Straps

While most of us are asked to remain indoors because of the covid-19 virus, what’s everyone doing while being stuck at home? Other than being a couch potato during the quarantine period, I finally had some time to practice how to swap watch bands without asking my colleagues to swap them for me. As a…

TIC-TAC 35th Year Celebration With Seiko JDM SZSB006 & SZSB007

To commemorate their 35 years in the watch industry, Japanese watch retailer, “Tic-Tac” have decided to team up with Seiko with two 35th anniversary JDM editions. The two references, bracelet (SZSB006) & faux-gator leather (SZSB007). First impression for the SZSB006 on hand was that it looked very much alike to the Seiko SARB017 Alpinist model….

BULOVA’s Success Through Accutron & Moonwatch

Bulova was founded back in 1875 by Joseph Bulova (1851-1936), as the “J Bulova Company”, in New York USA. Through time and watchmaking innovations which brought fame and success to the company, the name of the company officially changed to the “Bulova Watch Company” in 1923. Since then, Bulova had been known for several watch-industries…

Grand Seiko SBGJ235 GMT LE (44GS)

The Seiko Watch Corporation, as one of the major powerhouse in the watch industry today. With a 100 plus years of experiences in the watch industry, its safe to say that watches Seiko produce are top tier class without questioning. As a watch company that strongly believe that they have a watch for everyone, no…

Whats Straps Are Available In 24mm?

Majority of watch bands today are mostly design and made available for watch models with lug sizes of 20mm & 22mm. As such, there are a ton of options available for watch models with the common lug sizes. Are 24mm lug size watch models no longer popular? Obsolete? The common 20mm & 22mm are preferred…

Rally Race Watch Straps In 21st Century

Race cars and watches are very much alike as they both revolve around accuracy and precision with the use of their engine or caliber/movement. The idea of a race watch was initially brought up in the late 1800’s after the first “horseless carriage race”, which ended poorly due to the lack of timekeeping. Since then,…

The Importance Of Curved Spring Bars

As much as we would like to design and provide curved end fitted bracelets for as many watch models as possible, its certain that not all models and requests can be fulfilled. However, when it comes to spring bars, whether you are talking about twenty dollar toy watch, or a luxurious watch that’s worth tens…

The Road To Grand Seiko

Japan is probably one of the few places today that where you can experience a lifestyle high-technology with AI support on one side of the city, and then you suddenly walk through one of many traditional temples and learn about their rich history of ancient Japanese culture and traditional craftsmanship on the other side. While…