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.
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.
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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