One of Orient's most popular lines is the Ray dive watch, which comes in two generations - the Ray I and Ray II. In this deep dive, we'll explore the history and evolution of these tool watches, how they compare to other Orient greats like the Mako and Kamasu, and what makes the Ray good enough to go toe to toe with the legendary Seiko SKX.
Why do historic timepieces still thrive in an era of high-tech gadgets? What’s more, old and retro watch designs are making a comeback in recent years in the form of reissues and reinterpretations. Here are a few more reasons why old watches have such long-lasting appeal.
Watch movement holders provide cheap insurance against mishaps caused by a bad grip or positioning using bare hands. However, not everyone agrees they are mandatory. In this article, we’ll examine the case for (and against) using dedicated movement holders when modding Seiko watches.
Known for their unique mixture of Arabic and Roman numerals, California dials have an intriguing history steeped in mid-century, war period design. Keep reading to learn all about these distinctive dials – where they came from and why they remain popular today.
You can use a titanium case, upgrade to a sapphire crystal, swap to a screw-down crown, or whatever else you can think of: as long as there are entry points for water, then that worry will never go away. The best we can do is to ensure that everything is sealed down tight to minimize this risk.
The dragon roars to ring in the year 2024, and as tradition, we once again look at the top Lunar New Year-themed watches that will get you into the holiday spirit!
The circular and rectangular shape had grown common and watchmakers were eager to embrace more imaginative silhouettes that would capture attention. So what did they do? They practically combined the two shapes and invented the Tonneau.
Quartz movements, with their timed vibrations powered by battery and integrated circuit, revolutionized watchmaking in the 1970s and 80s. However in recent years, enthusiasm has returned to manual and automatic movements for the appreciation of its engineering. The question is: will quartz movements ever be viable for Seiko mods?
The Dual Crown Case: Its Ties to the Super-Compressor, Modern Reinterpretations, and Its Place Within the Modding Community
In this deep dive, Iain of @allthetimemods delves into the history of the Super-Compressor case, how this vintage style remains relevant in modern times, and how it can potentially become more mainstream thanks to the release of a dual crown case.
There's something intriguing about rare watches - especially ones with cool backstories. Some are rare because they’ve been personalized by famous figures. Some start as more common pieces, and later...
There are plenty of timepieces that supply first-class quality without emptying your bank account. Two that should definitely be on your affordable radar are the Citizen Tsuyosa and Tissot PRX. We’re gonna break down everything from their heritage to how they’re built so you can decide which one is for you.
Sapphire crystals last longer and are more scratch resistant than mineral crystals, but glare can still be an issue without the right AR coating. So which AR coating is right for your Seiko mod? Read on as we cover the key differences between the AR options and provide crystal upgrade considerations for your unique needs and style.