Orient Star Skeleton Has an Impressive 70 Hour Reserve

Earlier this month Orient showed off their new skeleton dial Star model, which is a left field choice perhaps for those Seiko fans who love this sister company. True, Orient watches in the past sometimes felt like second class citizens ( no pun intended) to the flagship Seiko 5, Prospex, Coutura and other models. But…

Orient Star 1964 Second Edition. Yep, Green is Cool

Always got time for a retro dive watch from Orient, which is of course part of the Seiko group. Love the power reserve indicator and that green fume dial colour too. Here’s the word; Orient Star will introduce two new Diver 1964 2nd edition models to its Sports Collection. Created in 1951, Orient Star has…

Kickstarter Watches: Big in Japan? Namica Says Yes

The great thing about Kickstarter is that it offers a democracy of ideas and design details. You can choose from a palette of inspiration, going back three centuries in watchmaking and then fuse some modern day touches in there. The result can be something bold and bright like this Shirahama dive model, by Namica Watches,…

Would You Like a Thinner G-Shock?

If so, Casio have the thing for you, in the shape of their G-Steel, GST-B400 model. Here’s the word from Casio; Innovative thin modules, carbon core guard structures, and miniaturization of many working parts help to make it the thinnest of the G-STEEL Series while maintaining a high level of impact resistance and without sacrificing…

Anime: Maybe It’s Just a Japanese Thing

Maybe it’s just me, but the whole Japanese Anime thing passes me by, in fact it’s a bit Jeffrey Epstein in many ways. Anyhoo, Seiko has a new Presage watch out now, which celebrates a famous 1980s Anime movie. Here’s the press info; Today, Seiko introduces into the Presage collection a creation inspired by the…

Orient Star 70th Anniversary Edition

Orient is a sub-brand of mighty Seiko and sadly, they don’t seem to get the investment that the brand deserves, given its heritage. The latest Skeleton Star model, a tribute to the Star from 70s years ago is a case in point. It actually looks like a Chinese clone, nothing like the original Star. Here’s…

Zenith Chrono Revival Keeps The El Primero Flame Alive

News from Zenith earlier in October – new watch model to celebrate the Japanese store opening. We love the Zenith A series revivals of the famous El Primero watch, but that said, Zenith need some big new models to capture the interest of collectors who now have some superb Rolex Oysters, Breitling Top Time, cool…

Seiko Astron GPS: Hattori Edition is Understated Brilliance

It was a watch that shook the world. The Seiko Astron was the first mass-produced quartz watch that really won over huge sections of the public. Price matters – it does now, and it did back in the latet 60s too, which is why the average person decided that buying an Astron, at a price…