Orient Mako USA
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Orient Mako USA: The Best Budget Dive Watch?

A Blog to Watch recently published their review of the Orient Mako USA, an updated version of the classic and long popular Mako diver. Earlier this year I included the Mako on my best watches under $200 list and nearly purchased one, before ending up going with the Seiko SKX007.The main …

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Triton 30ATM Last Edition Banner
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Steinhart Watches Triton 30ATM Bronze ‘Last Edition’

I’ve got a thing for bronze diver’s. I don’t own one yet, but there’s several on my short list for a next purchase. Bronze is a very traditional metal to use aboard ships, due to its amazing salt water corrosion resistance. While fresh bronze is very golden in color, it …

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The Martian Matt Damon
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Mark Watney’s (Matt Damon) Hamilton BelowZero Wrist Shot

Anybody else go and see ‘The Martian’ this last weekend?Ridley Scott’s epic adaptation of Andy Weir’s  features a stranded astronaut (played by Matt Damon, nearly reprising his role from Interstellar) left alone on Mars, after a freak storm forces his team to abandon their mission and him, thinking him dead. Mark …

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Seiko SKX007 Lume
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Seiko SKX007 Dive Watch Lume Timelapse

I’ve been curious about how long the lume on my new Seiko SKX007 lasts. So I did a little experiment last night. Before I got in bed I set the camera up to take a picture of the Seiko every 10 seconds, until either the battery ran out or the memory …

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Adriatic Wreck Diving - by Reddit user Badekar
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Photography Inspiration: Wreck Diving in Croatia

While this doesn’t really have anything to do with watches, I really enjoyed these photos of wreck diving in the Adriatic Sea that got posted on Reddit by Badekar. I’m currently working on getting an  for  (need to save up for these things!), and found these shots pretty motivating.The full …

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Seiko SKX007 in the fog, with water droplets
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Seiko SKX007 in the Misty Morning Fog

I went on a morning run yesterday along the beach. It was perfect weather, warmish misty rain coming down, the water disappearing into the fog. I took a few pictures of my SKX007 when I stopped to catch my breath at the halfway point, and loved this shot with the …

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Stuckx The Bull versions
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Stuckx ‘The Bull’ Kickstarter Campaign Finishes at 200% Funding

Stuckx Watches, a micro Dutch watchmaker specializing in a certain 70’s look, just had their kickstarter campaign for ‘The Bull’ end – pulling in over 100,000 euros, well over the goal of 50,000 euros. ‘The Bull’, is a high quality watch in typical 70’s “bullhead” design. Powered by a mechanical automatic- or …

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Seiko SKX007 Unboxing - Close shot of SKX007 displayed on ships wheel.
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Seiko SKX007 Dive Watch Unboxing and First Look

The BoxI’m always excited to get a box from Amazon. This box especially so, I’ve heard and read a lot about the  and can’t wait to see it in person. I could only just barely restrain myself from breaking open the box before grabbing the camera. Another BoxInside of the brown, …

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Wrist shot of Vostok Amphibia, with NATO strap, while kayaking.
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First dive with the Amphibia today.

Read the Full Review of the Amphibia HereI’ve been so busy leading kayak tours this summer that I hadn’t had a chance to do any actual SCUBA diving since I bought my Vostok Amphibia. Well that changed this morning!Did my first dive in way too long out at Rockaway Beach on …

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Vostok Amphibia with Life Aquatic dial
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Unboxing My Vostok Amphibia Diver

Vostok Amphibia Full Review HereI just got hired to start doing guided kayak tours in the local area, and I wasn’t going to be able to keep pulling my cell phone out of my pocket to check the time. It was time to start wearing a watch again. I needed …

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