Tissot Seastar 1000 Automatic Dive Watch
Tissot unveiled their latest Seastar model at Baselworld of 2018 and it is currently available for sale. They have obviously made some major cosmetic changes and all around for the pricepoint of $500 on bracelet or a tad cheaper on this beautiful end fitted rubber strap ( my preference ). The watch is 43MM and contains the Tissot Calibre Powermatic 80 which is essentially a modded ETA movement with a slower beat rate to allow an incredible 80 hours of power reserve. The blue/black dial reminds me a bit of the Rolex James Cameron Deepsea, but indeed stands out on this robust diver. All of the goodies including great lume, sapphire crystal, and a well placed circular date aperture at 6:00 allows the Seastar to be utilized as a true divers watch or just an everyday watch. Thanks for reading and stay tuned for next month. I do reccommend JomaShop if you are looking to grab one of these, and have left a link below.
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The watch of the month for July of 2018 should be something in relation to patriotism and american made...or somewhat used to be.
Hamilton used to be an American watch company supplying watches to American troops and the general lublic. They mainly built tool watches and very simple elegant, classic, and reliable mechanical watches. They also have produced some very nice Pocket Watches during the era in which they were American. The watch I chose is the Hamilton Khaki Field King automatic 38MM. This watch is simply the best watch under $500 one can obtain in my humble opinion and I wear myne proudly.
Breitling Superocean Heritage II
The new Breitling Superocean Heritage 2 is the cultivation of some of the best of Tudor and Breitling combined. This watch features the B20 automatic 70 Hour power reserve in house movement. The movement is excellent, and when looking at watches around $4,000 USD , I doubt you can do much better. The upgraded ceramic bezel stays up to date with the other Swiss Giants and the new Rubber straps are beautifully crafted and go along oh so well with this model. It is available in a few dial and bezel variations and stays true in many ways to the original Breitling Superocean, introduced in the early 1950s.
1960s Superocean Reference 5004
Rolex President Day-Date 18038 - Best Value Gold Rolex Watch
The watch of the month for May is going to be a classic, the Rolex President Day Date 18038 18K. This watch can be had for as low as 10K and as high as 11K due to condition, box/papers, and 100% originality. It is a great looking design that will honestly never go out of style and last years to come. If properly serviced and taken care of even this example from 1980 can last a lifetime. Rolex makes very sublte changes on their models and this helps watches not have that “Vintage” look in some years. Anyway, Enjoy the nicer weather and there is much more to come from Watch Addict Blog/ Watch Addiction YouTube this month!
The watch of the month for April is the Seiko SRP777 “Turtle”. It is an awesome example homaged after the original seiko 6105 turtle. This was actually the first iteration that was released when they made a comeback a few years back. It has a classic black dial/bezel and is fitted with a Seiko inhouse 4R36 automatic hackable movement which contains 24 jewels. The best part about this model is that you can find them for around $300 USD which is a super affordable and accessible pricepoint by most watch enthusiasts. I also just posted a full SRP777 review under “Written Watch Reviews” , so please go and check it!
Longines 1945 Heritage Collection
The reason I picked this model for the month of March is because the Longines Heritage 1945 is a close replica of the original Longines watch produced in 1945. The main visual difference is the dial, case diameter, and type
movement. The new movement replacing the manual wound movement is the L609. This is basically a fancy name for an ETA 2895-2 swiss automatic self winding movement. The dimensions have increased from 37MM to a more modern 40MM. This watch is absolutely stunning in person and it can be quite hard to find at the moment for the retail price of $1700 USD. I have included a picture of the original 1945 manual wound model below for reference. Thanks for reading.
Photo Credentials to www.Hodinkee.com
No Copyright Intended - Picture used for educational purposes
The watch of the month for January 2018 is the Longines Legend automatic Super Compressor diver from the Heritage line. Longines has a long and rich history of creating swiss timepieces. Some may say they fell off a while back, or dropped a tier down. Their newer heritage recreation line is definitely putting them back on the map in the swiss watchmaking industry and these watches are gaining popularity by the day. My favorite model is the classic Legend diver. It is a modern creation of their vintage super compressor ( pictured below ) and I had the opportunity to wear one and play with it for a week or so and I was impressed. It does have quite a long lug to lug measurement for the 42MM case it is housed in so that is something to take into consideration prior to actually buying one.
Buy one here
Material : Stainless steel
Glass : Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, with several layers of anti-reflective coating on the underside
Case Back : Screw-down case back
Dimension : 42.00 mm
Water Resistance : Water-resistant to 300M
Case Specificities : Internal turning diving flange
DIAL AND HANDS
Colour : Black lacquered polished
Hour markers : Painted Arabic numerals and indexes
Hands : Silvered polished hands
MOVEMENT AND FUNCTIONS
Movement Type : Automatic
Caliber : L633 ( ETA )
Movement Description : Self winding mechanical movement beating at 28'800 vibrations per hour and providing 38 hours of power reserve
Functions : Hours, minutes, seconds and date
Chronograph : No
Material : Leather strap
Colour : Black
Buckle : With buckle
Also available with XL strap
Vintage Longines Super Compressor ( $9000 USD )
My pick for the Watch of the month ( December 2017 ) is my Rolex Submariner 114060. This timepiece has been in the collection for 2 years straight and is a definite keeper. I recently checked Pre-Owned Rolex prices and they are selling for close to what I paid full retail for this watch from an Authorized Dealer..More Info below
The Rolex Submariner 114060 was introduced in 2012, and represents the return of the beloved date-less Sub. This Submariner features Rolex's Cerachrom bezel, maxi dial with larger hour markers, and the latest case design that, while still 40mm in diameter, the 114060 introduces chunkier lugs and a solid link oyster bracelet. The no date Submariner shares a history with the first models introudced in the mid 1950s, which had simple dials without date complications. The Rolex Submariner is constructed of the best corrosion resistant 904l steel, and featrues a Rolex built, chronometer grade automatic movement. The water resistance rating is 300 thanks to the Triplock system in the screw in crown, and best of all, looks great pretty much in every setting dressed up or casual.
Here is a short video review of my beloved 114060 Submariner - Enjoy