A Close Look At The Grand Seiko Caliber 9F 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Watch

Grand Seiko Caliber 9F 25th Anniversary watch, ref. number SBGT241.

In the late 1980s watches powered by quartz movements were undergoing a series of rapid innovations as brands resolved to add new functions to the quartz caliber.  At Seiko, the  Grand Sieko team chose to focus to the improvement and refinement of precision and durability and in 1993, Grand Seiko  unveiled a new quartz caliber:…

Read More →

NAWCC Exhibit Demonstrates how James Bond, Agent 007 Appearing Soon in Spectre, Embraced the Quartz Watch Era

Later this year, the new James Bond movie Spectre will premier. It is the 24th James Bond film being produced by Eon Productions, and features Daniel Craig as Agent 007. While Bond will be wearing an Omega watch in the movie wherein he meets a global crime agency called Spectre, there was a time that…

Read More →

Affordable Watches: Ritmo Mundo Unveils Racer Quartz Chrono Line for Men and Women

Ritmo Mundo is a brand that manages to deliver affordability with class and style time and again. Having partnerships with sporting events, teams and people such as  LA Galaxy, Petra Kvitova, and Indy racing,  the brand gains inspiration from an eclectic playground. Now, the brand announces its newest auto-inspired classic chic line:  Racer Quartz Chrono and Racer Quartz. The lineup includes redesigns from…

Read More →

F.P. Journe Watches for Women – A Piece that Sleeps and Wakes Up!

Participating in this week’s Madison Avenue Watch Week, F.P. Journe — easily one of the most traditional independent watchmakers of our time – regularly focuses on hand-made mechanical movements and heritage-inspired complexities. This year, however, Journe deviated in a big way with the new FP Journe watches. Concurrent with SIHH, he unveiled his first ever…

Read More →

Introducing American-Made Watches from Shinola

When I first heard of this brand and its efforts to bring full-scale production watchmaking back to American soil, I had two thoughts: What kind of name is Shinola?; How do they think they can do this in down-trodden Detroit? That was a couple of years ago. Now, with all the information disclosed and the…

Read More →

Watch Education: How does a Quartz Watch Work?

Earlier this year we wrote about the differences between automatic and manual-wind mechanical watches. This week, during our Affordable Watches week, we want to explain the quartz watch. While many of the watches we brought to you this week were actually mechanicals, it is still important to understand what a quartz watch is and how…

Read More →