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Clockwork Synergy Strap Review - Leather Rally Strap
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Clockwork Synergy Watch Strap Review Roundup

I got my hands on 5 different watch bands from Clockwork Synergy, in a wide range of styles. Here I’ll review them all in one post.

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Seiko Orange Samurai Review - Left Side
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Seiko SRPC07 ‘Orange Samurai’ Quick Review

I’ve managed to get a quick look at the lovely Seiko SRPC07 ‘Orange Samurai’. It’s a heavy duty, unique looking diver that is sure to stand out.

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Watchpod Watch Case Review
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WATCHPOD Watch Case Review

The WATCHPOD is an inexpensive, compact watch case designed to offer the maximum protection in a small package for your expensive watches. Find out how it holds up here.

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Citizen Promaster Diver Review – BN0151-09L on wheel
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Citizen Promaster Diver Review – BN0151-09L

The Citizen Promaster Diver range encompasses a varied selection of interesting and useful watches. Today I’m reviewing the most affordable diver in the range, the Citizen Promaster Diver BN0151-09L. It’s extremely popular for several reasons – solar powered movement, great looking dial, and of course the low price.

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Strapcode Endmill Bracelet Review – Links Close Up
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Strapcode Endmill Bracelet Review

Strapcode has made a name for themselves providing aftermarket bracelets and straps, especially ones designed for Seiko’s various dive watches. In this review of the Strapcode Endmill bracelet I’ll show why you should consider picking one of these up for your Seiko or Orient diver.

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Orient Ray II Review - Diving with Starfish
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Orient Ray II Review

Introduction The Orient Ray II, along with it’s sister model the Mako II, is always on the short list of recommended first automatic watches for people just starting to get into watch collecting. It’s main competitor for first time buyers money is mainly the Seiko SKX007, which I’ve already reviewed …

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Timex Depth Gauge Review – Wrist Shot
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Timex T2N958 Depth Gauge Review

The Timex T2N958 Depth Gauge offers some of the best value and features of any diver in it’s price range. Find out why in this review of the Timex T2N958.

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Stuhrling Aquadiver Regatta Review – Water Splash
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Stuhrling Aquadiver Regatta Champion Review

The Stuhrling Aquadiver Regatta Champion is one of the most inexpensive divers available. In this review I’ll show you if it’s worth picking up.

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Casio MRW200H Review – on the rocks
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Casio MRW200H Review

I picked up my Casio MRW200H six months ago, and have been playing with it ever since. Available on Amazon for the low, , it’s the cheapest ‘diver’ I’ve come across yet. It’s gotten pretty high reviews on most shopping sites, so I just had to give it a try …

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Casio MDV106-1A Wrist Shot with black NATO strap
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Casio Duro MDV106-1A Review

Introduction The Casio Duro MDV106-1A dive watch is well known among both diver’s and budget-oriented watch collectors. In this review of the MDV106-1A I’ll show exactly why it’s so well known. Commonly available , the Casio Duro stands out in that it features 200m water resistance unlike many other ‘diver-style’ watches …

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Seiko SKX007 Strap Comparison - leather, black NATO, oyster bracelet
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Seiko SKX007 Review

Thinking about picking up a modern classic, the Seiko SKX007? In this review hopefully I’ll be able to convince you that yes, you do want to grab one of these. 

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Seiko SKX007 Oyster II Bracelet Wrist Shot
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Super Oyster Type II Bracelet Review

I’ll start off this review with this: Rubber straps are great for diving, but if you wear your diver all over the place like I do, well, they just don’t really look that great. Downright bad possibly. I’ve been wearing my Seiko SKX007 for a while now and have finally …

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Vostok Amphibia Review – 'Zissou' displayed on wooden steering wheel.
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Vostok Amphibia Review

The Vostok Amphibia is a classic automatic diver’s watch, and a special piece of wristwatch history. It’s also my top pick for a mechanical, affordable dive watch under $100. In my review of the Amphibia I’ll show you just why that is. Many people have an almost strange fascination with …

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Sandris

Does the Strapcode bracelet fit properly? Read somewhere that there were slight diferences in lug shape between Ray II and III..

Harry Bouma

I am glad you didn't Reed! Too many people allready wear a warch for a short time and then review it. What you do is a niche, really special! And…

Reed Gibson

Thanks Harry! I keep telling myself I'm going to buy a watch, wear it for a couple weeks, write a review and then sell it on so that I can…

Reed Gibson

Thanks for the feedback Matt. Where are you getting this info about the Mako 3 vs. Ray 3? The Japanese Orient site doesn't seem to use that branding ( I…

BeKinder DesignChateau

Picked up the Red Dial Ray III from a Japanese website for 280. Beautiful case and dial as usual for Orient. The bezel has a smoother, more Seiko-esque click and…

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