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Li Wang

Li’s first watch was a $105 Seiko 5 dress watch. That purchase started his obsession, though he has since moved a bit more upmarket. Today, Li is a fanatic for Seiko divers, both vintage and new, with a special appreciation for the Seiko Marinemaster 300m.

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Seiko Introduces New JDM Solar Divers For Under $500

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Seiko introduced the Solar line in 1977, but it has never been as big of …
Article / Guides

Guide to High Accuracy Quartz (HAQ) Watches

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For the most part, quartz watches, from a $40 Casio at Target to an Omega Aqua Terra quartz, run at about plus or minus 15 …
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Buying a (Seiko) Tuna

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Watch out for Tuna fever. It’s contagious. Recently at a casual gathering of watch enthusiasts, most of who prefer refined automatics under or around 40 …
Article / Interviews

Interview with Nadim Elgarhy of Makara, Helgray and Rossling & Co.

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The devil is in the details for Nadim Elgarhy, who has been creating his own vocabulary of well-made and affordable watches across three brands with …
Article / Watch Modding

Modding Heaven: The Dagaz Storefront

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In the beginning it was two Canadian ex-pat watch enthusiasts in Hong Kong riding around the streets on a motorcycle dreaming of one day opening …
Article / Featured

From Real Estate to Rolex, the Story of Everest Horology

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It was a very happy time for Michael DiMartini in the beginning of 2012. His wife Theresa had just given birth their first child, Luca. …
Article / Interviews

An Interview with Bill Yao of MKII

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Bill Yao, the founder of MKII Watches (started in 2002), has built a devoted following for his homage watches that are known for high standards …
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Interview with Scott Wilk of Wilk Watch Works

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Scott Wilk is quietly producing some of the most original watches of the small-batch manufacturer world. Wilk is an artist who wields a soldering torch …
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A Guide to Rugged Solar and Kinetic Watches

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Of course there’s nothing like a finely tuned auto and the sense that your watch …