The Maverick range from Indie brand Dan Henry keeps delivering great looking motorsport or aviation themed watches. The 1972 Maverick is a case in point. The chronograph has a Miyota quartz movement, black dial, 41mm case and sapphire crystal. With a delicate splash of lume on the hands and markers, this has the aircraft clocks vibe that suits the name. 100m of water resistance and … Continue reading Dan Henry Maverick: Top Style, Quartz or Auto
Can a Swiss watch be made from recycled ocean plastic and still be a prestige item? Tricky question. The camo themed Aikon Tide quartz, in blue, beige, traditional green, or pink, all have the correct green n sustainable credentials. Plus the Swatch Omega collab proved that with the right marketing push a plastic watch can change hands on the grey market for over a grand…for … Continue reading Maurice Lacroix Camo Theme Quartz: Upcycled Prestige?
The Accurist Origin model comes in various dial colours and the Seiko powered automatic makes a decent choice if you’re on a budget. It’s in the Sale now at £251 on the UK site, which is more appealing than the RRP of about £100 more. In the end, there are lots of Seiko NH70 power automatics out there, with many of those Indie brand watches … Continue reading Accurist Origin Skeleton: Respectable Tissot PRX Rival?
Any new Seiko Speedtimer is always worth checking out. Why? Simple really, this design has all that any chronograph fan could ask for in terms of heritage, tech spec and value for money. Sure you could buy a Breitling motorsport chrono for four or five grand, but does it do the job any better than a Prospex Speedtimer? No, but you do impress people because … Continue reading Two New Seiko Speedtimer Autos: Blue or Black Dials
There is something about aventurine dials. That’s a process where little bits of copper are sort of baked into glass, so it’s best described as sparkling blue enamel. Maybe. It does catch the eye form all angles, especially when you add something like a domed crystal. The effect on this dress watch from Christopher Ward is very 2001 – A Space Odyssey, it really glows, … Continue reading Christopher Ward Moonphase is Kinda Hypnotic
As regular readers know NWC mag bought an AJ watch a few years back to check the quality out. Our view then was that it’s OK at a bargain price, but at full RRP? Nah. So Black Friday is the time to buy if you fancy one. They generally have a Miyota automatic or Seiko quartz movement inside, gold painted, not gold plated and they … Continue reading Anthony James Skeleton Watches: Black Friday Sale
One of the nicest Pagani models is the PD 1758 GMT model, with its Seiko NH34 movement, deep dish dial, range of bezel colours, steel case, bracelet and sapphire crystal front and rear. It looks like a dive watch, but in reality it’s more of an everyday timekeeper, with 100m of resistance and a chunky, no-nonsense construction typical of China based brands. Homage watch to … Continue reading Black Friday Deals: Pagani GMT Map Version Down to £75
Why? Not because it does anything really different from the usual square cased BR models, but it’s the quirky all-over green lume. You have to admit it stands out. It’s in-your-face and OK yes, a bit gimmicky perhaps, but watch brands need to stand out from the pack in today’s crowded – and declining – market. It’s called the Green Lum too, which is kinda … Continue reading Bell & Ross Green Lum is Crazy Genius