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Understanding the Citizen Nighthawk: Best Models and Variations

The Citizen Watch Co is one of the best-recognized names in Japanese and world watchmaking. Focusing primarily on quartz-based watch movements, it is also recognized as the parent company of the American-based watched company Bulova. Watch enthusiasts recognize the brand as a low-cost manufacturer punching above its weight...

Seiko vs Citizen – The Best Japanese Watchmaker?

Both Seiko and Citizen are beloved Japanese brands with a reputable history of quality watchmaking – but which is better? Both have many cult followings for specific models, such as the Seiko SKX009 and the Citizen Eco-Zilla, but is one brand better overall? Seiko dominates the Automatic watch...

Are Citizen Watches Good? Value and Reputation

You’ve probably seen the name “Citizen” on a watch dial or a logo. Maybe one of your friends recommended one, or it was a common search result on Amazon when you were looking for a new watch. But you have to double check – are these reviews real?...

Best Bulova Precisionist, 262 kHz, and UHF Watches

Bulova has been innovating the quartz movement for decades and has been releasing avant-garde watches that feature a sweeping second hand in a battery-powered watch. Traditionally this engineering element was found only on mechanical watches due to the power requirements of the movement. However, reaching for the next...

Are Bulova Watches Good? Value and Reputation

Bulova is watch brand commonly seen in many department stores and everyday retailers, offering a wide selection of watches for both men and women – yet the watch salesmen fail to answer one important question: are they any good?  With some exceptions, Bulova watches are good but not...

Luminox 9382 Review – The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning Pilot Watch

The Luminox 9382 is a quartz chronograph in a black-and-orange colorway and tritium tubes. It is a professional pilot’s watch, made after the F-35 Lockheed Martin jet. The 9382 is a Swiss Made watch with a reasonable 44mm case size and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The watch sports...

Movado series 800 2600118 Review

While Movado has made some questionable contributions to the world of watches with unreadable dials favored by North Korean dictators, they do occasionally hit the mark with an innovative, useful, and aesthetic design. Unfortunately for them, they have been siloed by the public eye to produce gaudy timepieces...

Victorinox 241431 Maverick GS Review

The Victorinox 241431 is the quintessential officer’s field watch with classic WWII-era stylistic cues. For the infantryman on a budget, few watches will get him past the war than the Victorinox Maverick GS chronograph.

Seiko SNA411 Review – The Seiko Flightmaster

Few watches carry a moniker like the Speedmaster or the Monster, and the Seiko Flightmaster is a worthy contender to join the ranks of “more than just a model number.” Most frequently referring to the Seiko SNA411 (black and yellow version) or the SNA413 (considerably-rarer blue and white),...