Life on Mars With Konstantin Chaykin

Do you need a watch that tells the time on Earth and Mars? Maybe so if Elon Musk has his way and we establish a Tesla factory there. So yes, this latest Russian watch could be just the thing to check if your Jonny Cab is ready for you at the Doug Quaid Memorial Uber…

Vostok Expedition Mixes Tough Looks with Reliable Tech

Your humble editor loves Vostok watches, owning an Amphibian with the famous wobbly winding crown. It’s a clever, durable watch, with that old school Soviet era styling. But that From Russia With Love look doesn’t suit everyone, so the Expedition range, made by Vostok-Europe is a moder modern take on an adventure automatic. There’s a…

Sekonda: A lot of Watch, For Very Little Money!

Lot of watch for very little money – that was the advertising slogan behind Sekonda back in the 1970s, when thousands of these cheap, reliable Russian watches made their way to the UK as communist Russia passed the begging bowl around the developed world, looking for hard currency. They traded crude oil for albums with…

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Old Quartz Watches?

Chuck `em in a skip obviously! OK, I’m being flippant, but in reality, you often need to fit a new movement – assuming there is a compatible Miyota/Ronda. This can be pricey to do, which is why many people do bin old watches – a great shame as not all them are useless, some just…