What Do You Think About the New Apple Watch?

Posted the 9th day of September in 2014 by Riley.

Apple unveiled their new watch today. This is their first attempt at releasing a smartwatch. There's three version to choose from: Watch, Watch Sport and Watch Edition. The touch sensor features new technology that can distinguish between a light tap and a deep press, and trigger instant access to a range of contextually specific controls.

- Retina display with Ion-X glass.

- Glances. It's gives you scan-able summaries of the information you seek out most frequently. To see them, you simply swipe up from your watch face.

- Real-time notifications for incoming mail, messages, and calls.

- Siri is built-in.

- Taptic Engine, a linear actuator inside Apple Watch that produces haptic feedback (taps your skin).

- Heart rate sensor

- New charger with MagSafe technology.

The new Apple Watch has received mixed responses so far. It will be interesting to see how this plays out once they are released in the wild.


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Apple Watch






SEIKO 6R15 Automatic Watch

Posted the 19th day of May in 2014 by Riley.

Seiko has released three new automatic watches with model number SARG009, SARG011 and SARG012. The design of the watch face is a classic look with high contrast markers and numbers. These make for a nice addition to Seiko's current collection. These are currently only available through dealers in Japan.

SEIKO 6R15 Automatic Watch - SARG009, SARG011 and SARG012

Watch Specifications:
Movement: Automatic 6R15
Features: hack/23 jewels
Accuracy: +25~-15 seconds/day
Power reserve: 50 hours
Water resistance: 10 Bar
Crystal: Sapphire glass
Case size: 47.3×40.3×12.4mm

MSRP of SARG009 & SARG012 is 54,000 JPY (~$534 USD), and comes with SS case and bracelet.
MSRP of SARG011 is 51,840 JPY (~$512 USD), and comes with SS case and calf leather strap.







BASELWORLD 2014: New Watches from Casio

Posted the 7th day of April in 2014 by Riley.

Casio Japan has unveiled a whole slew of new watch lines at BASELWORLD 2014. The first watch ever produced with GPS and atomic radio signal reception will be a new G-Shock. There's also a new EQW-T620 Edifice chronograph. The Pro Trek lineup has a new PRW-6000 watch model with triple sensors. Oceanus is producing a limited edition OCW-S3051S model. There's also a new BGA-180 Baby-G watch with tide graph and thermometer features. And Sheen is releasing a SHW-1510 with solar charging and atomic clock radio syncing. Look for these all to go on sale later this year.

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New G-Shock, Edifice, Pro Trek, Oceanus and Baby-G Watches






Rolex vs. Patek Philippe Watch Brand Comparison

Posted the 17th day of March in 2014 by Riley.

CNN reached out to Christie's to compare Rolex watches to Patek Philippe. These two are obviously both luxury high end brands, but what's the differences in the watches and the buyers they attract? Rolex is more popular with consumers that want to show off. And Patek Philippe seems to attract a more refined clientele. Take a look for yourself.









Limited Edition Seiko SDGZ005 Mechanical Chronograph

Posted the 11th day of February in 2014 by Riley.

Seiko has produced a new limited edition SDGZ005 watch. Only 500 pieces of will be produced. This mechanical chronograph model comes with an additional crocodile leather strap, and each has unique serial number engraved on the case back. The street price on these is about $1,800 USD.

Limited Edition Seiko SDGZ005 Mechanical Chronograph

Watch Specifications:
Movement: Automatic 8R28
Hack 34 jewels
28800 vibration/h
+25~-15 seconds/day
Sapphire glass
Back skeleton
Stainless steel case and bracelet
Stop watch display 30 minutes
Tachometer
Water resistance: 10 bar
Weight:   184g
Case dimensions: 50.0 x 42.5x 14.6mm







Seiko SDGZ001 & SDGZ003 Mechanical Chronograph Watches

Posted the 11th day of February in 2014 by Riley.

The Seiko SDGZ001 and SDGZ003 watches are both mechanical chronographs featuring the Automatic 8R28 movement. This movement has a hack with 34 jewels. It is rated with 28800 vibrations/h and withing +25~-15seconds/day. The crystal is sapphire and it also features a skeleton case back. The case and bracelet are made of stainless steel. The chronograph has a Stopwatch display for 30 minutes, Tachometer and 10 bar water resistance. The total weight is 184g. The case thickness is 14.6mm and case dimensions are 50.0 x 42.5mm. These both have a street price of $1,588 USD and area available now.

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SDGZ001
SDGZ003






How To Go Watch Shopping Like a Pro in Tokyo, Japan

Posted the 7th day of February in 2014 by Riley.

Seiya has written a great article on the best way to watch shop in Tokyo, Japan. It's a step-by-step guide to the best spots to eat and find watches in the city. He offers three different options of where to get a good meal. And lists about 10 different spots that are great from watch shopping. There's also the extra bonus of the Seiko Watch Museum. Check it out. It would make for an excellent day in Tokyo, Japan.

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The best guide to watch shopping in Tokyo, Japan






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