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Hands-On Review With The Grand Seiko SBGW257 And SBGW259 Watches

HomeHands-OnHands-On Review With The Grand Seiko SBGW257 And SBGW259 Watches Hands-OnHands-On Review With The Grand Seiko SBGW257 And SBGW259 Watches A couple of sleeper hits from the Japanese giant by Rob Nudds July 01, 2020 MIN READHands-On Review With The Grand Seiko SBGW257 And SBGW259 WatchesI never get tired of getting new watches in hand. Even after thousands of timepieces have passed through my possession, I remain surprised at how surprised I am still able to be. The more watches I encounter, the more I must remind myself to keep an open mind and to get them on the wrist. If I’d ignored that sage advice, I might still be sleeping on the Grand Seiko SBGW257 and SBGW259.
The Grand Seiko SBGW257 and SBGW259 watches would not have been watches I’d have gravitated to in the boutique. “Why not?” I hear you cry. “Do you not think they’re beautiful?” Well, yes, actually, I do think they’re beautiful. In fact, I would go as far as to say that their beauty far outstrips almost anything ..

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Exclusive Hands-On With New Yema Watch Superman 63

HomeWatch ReviewExclusive Hands-On With New Yema Watch Superman 63 Watch ReviewExclusive Hands-On With New Yema Watch Superman 63 Another hard to resist vintage inspired release by Tomas Rosputinsky June 29, 2020 MIN READExclusive Hands-On With New Yema Watch Superman 63When you say Superman, most of the population see handsome Clark Kent dashing to the bathroom to don his cape. When I hear it, I see a vintage divers‘ watch by French brand Yema. Today, Yema hits us with a re-edition of the 1963 OG with the shiny bakelite-like bezel. Enjoy it with us in an exclusive hands-on review.
Months ago, I heard from the Yema communications team that a vintage-inspired skin diver was in the works. I instantly thought about early Yema Superman watches with framed lumed indexes big enough to drown in. If you don’t remember them well enough, you can read Mike’s piece about the LeJour-branded Yema Superman 87062 for the US market. His piece is quite unique as it came with an original leaflet, which p..

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Hands-On With The Bronze Oris Hölstein Edition 2020 Watch

HomeHands-OnHands-On With The Bronze Oris Hölstein Edition 2020 Watch Hands-OnHands-On With The Bronze Oris Hölstein Edition 2020 Watch Something to make you smile from Oris in 2020 by Jorg Weppelink June 29, 2020 MIN READHands-On With The Bronze Oris Hölstein Edition 2020 WatchFrom Hölstein with love. It is the catchphrase Oris has chosen for their new series of Hölstein Edition watches. Like many of you, I love 007, so a good Bond reference is always welcome. But what does it stand for? Well, Oris shows us with a new series of limited edition watches. The first in the series is the visually stunning Oris Hölstein Edition 2020. It’s an all-bronze version of the well-known Oris Divers Sixty-Five Chronograph. The moment I took the watch out of the box, I thought: “Now this is something I will enjoy!”. With the Oris bling factor turned up all the way to 11, this one is for fans of making a statement.
Before I get into the details of the watch, I would like to get back to “From Hölstein w..

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Hands-On With The New Grand Seiko SBGP003 Quartz Watch

HomeHands-OnHands-On With The New Grand Seiko SBGP003 Quartz Watch Hands-OnHands-On With The New Grand Seiko SBGP003 Quartz Watch A familiar Grand Seiko aesthetic featuring the brand new 9F85 movement by Jorg Weppelink June 26, 2020 MIN READHands-On With The New Grand Seiko SBGP003 Quartz WatchThroughout the last couple of months, we have witnessed the great appreciation our readers have for the Grand Seiko brand. In our weekly Sunday Showdown series, many of the Grand Seiko models are incredibly popular. And there is more fuel to add to that fire. For 2020 we have seen a string of brand new Grand Seiko models as well as updated models replacing current models in the line-up. With the introduction of the new Grand Seiko SBGP001, SBGP003, SBGP005 models, the brand introduces three new regular models. All of them are powered by the new Grand Seiko 9F85 quartz movement. We go hands-on with the black-dialed Grand Seiko SBGP003.
In the last week of January, Grand Seiko released its highly a..

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Hands-On With Louis Erard × Alain Silberstein Regulator Watch

HomeWatch ReviewHands-On With Louis Erard × Alain Silberstein Regulator Watch Watch ReviewHands-On With Louis Erard × Alain Silberstein Regulator Watch A playful beauty you have to take seriously by Tomas Rosputinsky June 25, 2020 MIN READHands-On With Louis Erard × Alain Silberstein Regulator WatchA collaboration of the highest order. It is so good, you can’t tell for sure who is helping who here. Contributions are equal. You can see both parties’ influence, but the end product feels different. It’s just better. Louis Erard × Alain Silberstein Le Régulateur combines best from both DNAs in a unique piece that doesn’t have competitors. Why?
I always respected and admired Louis Erard for its obsession with regulators. Since the brand’s rebirth in the early 2000s, watches with three separate hands became its primary focus. That was a shame, but it was understandable. I can imagine it needs a lot of persistence to go against the mainstream.

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Hands-On With The New Breitling Chronomat B01 42 “Frecce Tricolori”

HomeWatch ReviewHands-On With The New Breitling Chronomat B01 42 “Frecce Tricolori” Watch ReviewHands-On With The New Breitling Chronomat B01 42 “Frecce Tricolori” Breitling refreshes and revitalises its best-selling Chronomat with a touch of '80s charm by Ben Hodges June 24, 2020 MIN READHands-On With The New Breitling Chronomat B01 42 “Frecce Tricolori”The new Chronomat trims the case diameter from 44mm to 42mm and brings back the unique Rouleaux bracelet. Those are the headlines, but as I have found, this new chunk of steel is filled with hidden details.
I was a little shocked when my Chronomat turned up at my door in the middle of May. I placed an order for the limited edition Frecce Tricolori a day after the launch in April but fully expected an email informing me that I had missed out on securing one of the, justifiably limited, 250 pieces. Not only was I allocated an FT, but it was also delivered in less than a month.

My own Frecce TricoloriMy eagerness to lay eyes on my g..

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RJ Goes Hands-On With The Grand Seiko SBGJ239 GMT

HomeHands-OnRJ Goes Hands-On With The Grand Seiko SBGJ239 GMT Hands-OnRJ Goes Hands-On With The Grand Seiko SBGJ239 GMT Grand Seiko's answer to the sports GMT watch by Robert-Jan Broer June 19, 2020 MIN READRJ Goes Hands-On With The Grand Seiko SBGJ239 GMTUnfortunately, there was no Grand Seiko event this year. Normally, these annual get-togethers provide the perfect backdrop for new releases to first see the light of day. Instead, the Grand Seiko watches came to us. There is plenty to come over the course of the year (some of the novelties are still embargoed, of course). What I can say, however, having had the benefit of seeing what remains behind the curtain, is that the Grand Seiko SBGJ239 watch is absolutely one of my personal favorite 2020 releases.
A green dialed GMT on a leather strap? Color me interested. It sounds amazing on paper, but it sounds even more unusual when we consider this watch’s context. This watch sits within the Grand Seiko sport collection. Very few refe..

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RJ Goes Hands-On With The Grand Seiko SBGJ239 GMT Watch

HomeHands-OnRJ Goes Hands-On With The Grand Seiko SBGJ239 GMT Watch Hands-OnRJ Goes Hands-On With The Grand Seiko SBGJ239 GMT Watch Grand Seiko's answer to the sports GMT watch by Robert-Jan Broer June 19, 2020 MIN READRJ Goes Hands-On With The Grand Seiko SBGJ239 GMT WatchUnfortunately, there was no Grand Seiko event this year. Normally, these annual get-togethers provide the perfect backdrop for new releases to first see the light of day. Instead, the Grand Seiko watches came to us. There is plenty to come over the course of the year (some of the novelties are still embargoed, of course). What I can say, however, having had the benefit of seeing what remains behind the curtain, is that the Grand Seiko SBGJ239 watch is absolutely one of my personal favorite 2020 releases.
A green dialed GMT on a leather strap? Color me interested. It sounds amazing on paper, but it sounds even more unusual when we consider this watch’s context. This watch sits within the Grand Seiko sport collect..

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Hands-On With Whe Seiko Prospex SPB151 And SPB153 Watches

HomeHands-OnHands-On With Whe Seiko Prospex SPB151 And SPB153 Watches Hands-OnHands-On With Whe Seiko Prospex SPB151 And SPB153 Watches New alterations of the Captain Willard watch by Bert Buijsrogge June 17, 2020 MIN READHands-On With Whe Seiko Prospex SPB151 And SPB153 WatchesSeiko presented the new versions of their “Captain Willard” models. And for the fans, the best thing about these is probably that they are a non-limited version. We’ve recently had the opportunity to give them a try so let’s have a closer look at the Seiko Prospex SPB151 and SPB153.
For those who don’t know where the nickname comes from, Martin Sheen was seen wearing this watch in the movie Apocalypse Now. His character’s name, Captain Willard, soon became the nickname for this watch. The model he had on his wrist in the movie was the Seiko 6105 which was introduced in 1970 and produced for about 7 years.
Last year during Baselworld, a modern interpretation of this watch was presented. Make sure to read about t..

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Hands-On With The Seiko Prospex SPB151 And SPB153 Watches

HomeHands-OnHands-On With The Seiko Prospex SPB151 And SPB153 Watches Hands-OnHands-On With The Seiko Prospex SPB151 And SPB153 Watches New versions of the Captain Willard watch by Bert Buijsrogge June 17, 2020 MIN READHands-On With The Seiko Prospex SPB151 And SPB153 WatchesSeiko presented the new versions of their “Captain Willard” models. And for the fans, the best thing about these is probably that they are a non-limited version. We’ve recently had the opportunity to give them a try so let’s have a closer look at the Seiko Prospex SPB151 and SPB153.
For those who don’t know where the nickname comes from, Martin Sheen was seen wearing this watch in the movie Apocalypse Now. His character’s name, Captain Willard, soon became the nickname for this watch. The model he had on his wrist in the movie was the Seiko 6105 which was introduced in 1970 and produced for about 7 years.
Last year during Baselworld, a modern interpretation of this watch was presented. Make sure to read about the ..