• Uncategorized

    Watch of the Week #6- Invicta 17203 Aviator

    Welcome back to week 6’s watch of the week. Today, we are excited to show you our choice for this week, the Invicta 17203 Aviator. In need of a chronograph with some character? Then the Invicta 17203 aviator chronograph is definitely the watch for you!! MATERIAL Let’s first talk about the material of the watch. Overall, stainless steel is used for the case, case back, the bezel as well as the band. For the case and case back, it features nice stainless steel with brushed finishing. The bracelet also has a nice brushed and polished finishing alternate with one another in a bead of rice style. Invicta on hand (Source:…

  • Uncategorized

    Mecha-Quartz Movement- More Information You should Know

    INTRODUCTION   We all know what a mecha-quartz movement is. Don’t worry if you don’t, click here to check out our previous post about the mecha-quartz.  Today, we will learn more information that will help you to navigate through the complicated world of mecha-quartz watches.   HISTORY OF THE QUARTZ CRISIS How the quartz crisis helped watch industry (Source:shreve.com) The history of the mecha-quartz is really straightforward. In fact, it all happened during the 1970s-1980s, where the quartz crisis was the one who gave birth to the mecha-quartz movement. Seiko Golden Tuna Quartz (Source: fratellowatches.com) At that time, everyone was switching from mechanical/automatic watches to Japanese quartz watches. Moreover, big…

  • Men's Watches

    Seiko Tuna Part 3- More Features You Should Know

    INTRODUCTION   Hello everybody!! If you are still following our Seiko Tuna series, this is the perfect conclusion as we explore more features about it. If you are ready, then strap on your helmet and let’s go!! MOVEMENT   Throughout the years, Seiko released many variations of the Tuna. A few examples of Tuna models can be seen below; Seiko SBBN0033 (Source: Amazon.com)  Golden Tuna (Source: Amazon.com) Emperor Tuna (Source: Lazada.com) The Grandfather Tuna (Reference 6159-7010) is powered by the 6159b mechanical movement. Interestingly, the 6159b is based on the Grand Seiko 61xx movement, with a little bit of modification. Caliber 6159b (Source: thespringbar.com) The 6159b is a 25 jewel,…

  • Men's Watches

    Seiko Tuna Part 2-More Information You Should Know

    At drmenstyle.com, we love the Seiko Tuna series very much. If you missed out the previous post on the Grandfather Tuna, click here to read all about it. Make sure that you read it through because the grandfather is the foundation for all future Seiko Tuna. Happy Tuesday!! MORE INFORMATION It is not very hard to spot the Seiko Tuna. I mean, come on, this monster is huge!! No doubt, this is one dive watch that you cannot hide inside your shirt. But then again, with such an amazing watch, why would you want to hide it anyway? Seiko 6159-7010 (Source:fratellowatches.com) Its the same as buying a Mazda 6 and…

  • Uncategorized

    Watch of the Week #5- Automatic Stuhrling Original

    Welcome back to Watch of the week series. Today we will take a look at the watch from Stuhrling Original, the Anatol 731 automatic. If you like automatic watches that are stunning and functional, this is definitely the perfect watch for you.   MATERIAL Stainless steel wording (Source: Stuhrling.com) Firstly, let’s talk about the material of this watch construction. In terms of the 47mm diameter case, this watch sports stainless steel material with an opening on both the front and back for the crystal in a typical skeletonized design. Replacement strap (Source:stuhrling.com) On the other hand, the strap is made out of alligator premium leather fitting for a 24mm wide…

  • Men's Watches

    Types of Watch Movement- Meca Quartz

    In the world of watches, we know that there are 3 kings which rules the caliber and movement of watches. The kings are mechanical, automatic and quartz. All of them are very different from one another and there is no standard to say which is better and which is not. However, every watch lover has their own preferences so to say quartz is better because it is more accurate and more robust is not a good statement. Personally, I like mechanical watches even though I hate the self-winding part. Anatol 371 Stuhrling Original (Source: Amazon.com)   INTRODUCTION   However, there is another type of unique and weird watch movement that…

  • Men's Watches

    Watch of the Week #4- Invicta 6620

    Welcome back to week 4 of Watch of the week series. In this episode,  we will take a look at men’s chronograph, the Invicta 6620 || men’s chronograph. MATERIAL   Stainless steel is the primary material for this watch from the case to the bracelet itself, with a slight difference in finishing. We have polish finishing for the case, case back and the outer edges of the bezel. Even the two links on the bracelet also come with a polish finish. Invicta 6620 (Source: Amazon.com) Other parts of the watch come with brushed finishing like the middle bracelet link and the tachymeter surface of the bezel.   WATCH ENGINE  …

  • Uncategorized

    Seiko dive watch- Seiko “Grandfather Tuna”

    When you think of Seiko, do you think of diving watches? No? I can guarantee that you don’t. If you are like me, you are definitely familiar with dive watches like the Rolex Submariner for example. Or the Omega Seamaster PloProf? How about the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms?   Seiko Logo (Source: Seikowatches.com) Rolex Submariner (Source: Rolex.com) Blancpain Fifty Fathoms (Source: jomashop.com) Omega Seamaster (Source: Amazon.com)   INTRODUCTION   If you noticed, we have been exploring dive watches all along with our waffle straps, chocolate, and tire tread strap. If you are not familiar with the above luxury dive watches, you can click the links for the straps as they come…

  • Men's Watches

    Tips to Recognize Seiko XGL731 Strap

    The Seiko XGL731 or also known as the Tire Tread strap is easily recognizable at first glance. But before we get into it, please click here in case you missed our previous post talking about its history. If you have already done that, then let’s dive straight in!!   SURFACE IMPRESSIONS   FRONT   From the front, you can easily recognize the pattern which looks like tire tread. If you look into it a little more detail, you can see the 2.5mm tire pattern surrounding the middle of the strap where the holes are. Tire Tread Tail (Source:plus9time.com) This organic pattern is supposed to mimic natural rubber pattern. On top…

  • Men's Watches

    Are Smart-Watches Considered Watches?

    After so many hours spent searching for the answer to this question, I finally gave up. It seems that as a watch enthusiast like me, no one has tried to answer this question before. You see, it is only recently that smartwatches became popular as a fashion accessory. Huawei Smartwatch GT (Source: Lazada.com) Apple Smartwatch Series 4 (Source: Amazon.com) Samsung gear S3 (Source: Amazon.com) Before this, you never heard of the Apple Smartwatch or any of its competitor the Samsung gear or the Huawei Smartwatch GT in the market. Therefore, I decided to write my personal opinions about the question in today’s post.   INTRODUCTION Fossil Explorer FTW4018 (Source: Zalora.com)…

  • Men's Watches

    Type of Seiko Strap- XGL731

    So far, we know that Seiko released a couple of diving rubber straps during the 1960s. An example of rubber straps includes the waffle strap (ZLM01) and also the chocolate strap. Today, we will learn further about the third Seiko rubber strap, the XGL731. Uncle Seiko waffle strap (Source: uncleseiko.com) Chocolate strap (Source: plus9time.com) HISTORY OF THE TIRE TREAD XGL-731   Just like we mentioned earlier, the history of these straps is usually associated with the history of the watches themselves. The first introduction of this strap is in the year 1972 and continue with the Seiko diving watch reference 6159-8110. Tire tread strap (Source: Uncleseiko.com) Initially, the watch was…

  • Men's Watches

    Watch of the Week #3- Citizen BN0151-09L

    Welcome back to week #3 where we talk everything about watches because we love them so much!! This week, we will explore a little about dive watches, especially the Citizen Promaster Eco-drive.   MOVEMENT/ ENGINE Let’s talk firstly about the engine of the watch. This watch comes with the Citizen caliber E168, part of the Eco-drive series of watches which uses solar energy to convert to electrical energy. While technically you do not need a battery, the solar cells inside the movement still have a backup battery. Eco-drive at the case back (Source: forums.watchuseek.com) The solar cells underneath the dial capture the sunlight and store inside the rechargeable batteries. Talking…

  • Men's Watches

    Tips to Recognize Seiko Chocolate Strap.

    People like to give names and nicknames based on how they look so that it is easy to remember. So naturally, the Seiko chocolate strap is named because it looks like blocks of chocolate. Besides that, there are other methods to recognize a chocolate strap which we will dive in today.   SURFACE APPEARANCE   FRONT At first look, you can see where the name chocolate strap comes from. On the surface of both tail and buckle strap, you can see blocks of raised rubber in the center. On top of that, there are two smaller blocks surrounding the center block. Seiko 6159-7000 with Chocolate strap (Source: forums.watchuseek.com) For the…

  • Men's Watches

    Type of Straps-Seiko Chocolate Strap

    INTRODUCTION ZLM01 or the Waffle Strap (Source: plus9time.com) We know that Seiko manufactured the waffle strap, the first strap for diving watches during the 1960s. You can check out our previous post about the waffle strap (ZLM01). But did you know that Seiko also manufactured another type of strap, known as the chocolate strap? Today, we will learn about the infamous Seiko chocolate strap and its history. And don’t worry, we can guarantee that it doesn’t have anything to do with chocolate. Chocolate Bar(Source: masterchocolate.com)   HISTORY OF THE CHOCOLATE BAR STRAP Chocolate Strap (Source: plus9time.com) Two years after the introduction of the waffle strap, the Seiko chocolate strap was…

  • Men's Watches

    Type of Rubber Strap- How to Recognize it

    We have been through a brief history of the waffle ZLM01 strap over here. Therefore, now let’s see the methods to recognize the ZLM01 aka Waffle strap from Seiko. SPECIFICATIONS These are the specifications of the vintage waffle strap Lug Width-19mm Tail Section length- 127mm Buckle section length-77mm Tail end width-15mm Buckle end width -16mm Buckle Width-24m   This is a watch that is made for the divers during the 1960s and 1970s of a lug width of 19mm at the spring-bar section. From the spring bar to the tail, it tapers down from 19mm to 15mm and 16mm for the buckle. Buckle End (Source: ebay.com) Tail End (Source: ebay.com)…

  • Men's Watches

    Top Rubber Strap for Your Watch

    If you like the Tropic or Big Hole Rubber strap but don’t want to spend a lot of money, there are other available options out there which are more affordable. Therefore, this post today is to introduce some alternatives to the rubber strap. 1960 vintage Tropic Strap (Source: ebay.com) Swiss Big Hole Rubber strap (Source: ebay.com) 1) BIG HOLE RUBBER STRAP     If you like the vintage look of the Big Hole rubber strap, check this out rubber strap from Lazada. The material is made out of silicone rubber and comes in two color option, orange, and black. On top of that, the total length of the strap is…

  • Men's Watches

    Watch of the Week #2- D1 Milano

    Welcome back to the series watch of the week. In the first week, we have discussed the Thomas Sabo-Rebel Race. Today, we want to take a look at D1 Milano-SKBJ02 automatic watch. Are you ready? Let’s go!!                                                                   Thomas Sabo Rebel Race (Source: Zalora.com)       MATERIAL D1 Milano (Source: Zalora.com) In terms of the appearance, stainless steel is the main material which comprises of the case, the bezel, even to the integrated bracelet. On top of…