The Pre-Owned Watch Market Still Has A Way to Fall

NWC mag is predicting a tough year in 2023 for secondhand watch resellers and falling prices on luxury Swiss, German, Japanese and British brand Bremont too. The online sector is going to be hit very hard. There are several reasons why, but first here’s a quick round up of where we are in the overhead…

You Want a JLC Reverso? Well, Mere Mortals Can Have a Variation

The alternative is a Vario Versa, Streamline, which has two watch faces, plus a tiny winding crown at 12 o’clock. Classic 30s art deco case design too. To reverse the dials all you do is flip it over, using your thumb to catch the winding crown and pull down. You can see the technique in…

Collabs: Snow White TAG Carrera is a Festive Winner

The TAG Carrera is a classic chrono design and it’s nice to see different dial colours apart from the usual black or blue. Why not make a white one for Christmas? That’s what the collab gurus at Watches of Switzerland thought and we agree, it looks sharp. That bold white dial, with black sub-dials and…

A 300m Swiss Dive Watch For £2700 is Almost Reasonable

We don’t make that statement lightly, as Globalists continue to transfer wealth from 90% of the population on Earth into their private island tax havens.  Bills are rising, shortages of essentail goods and services are being created. Winter is coming. We know £2700 is a huge chunk of cash. But consider this; if you are…

July 4th Special: The Greatest Watches Born In The USA

It’s Independence Day and everyone can admire the cause of freedom, representation and a government accountable to the people at the point of a gun. After some help from the French, the US colonials defeated the English and became a free nation. Rejecting constitutional monarchy, they formed a unique system of federal administration agreed by…

Are You Really Living The Highlife With Frederique Constant?

Maybe so, but then again the Frederique Constant brand is one that struggles in the UK, even more so since becoming part of Citizen’s empire. Yes, FC has the Swiss factor, but like Davosa, Alpina, Montblanc, Ball and many others, it doesn’t have the same fanbase looking to pick up beautiful examples pre-owned at strong…

Draken Tugela GMT Gets an Upgrade

Draken watches in NZ has a heritage model coming back, refreshed for 2022. The Tugela GMT now features a Sellita SW330 movement, sapphire crystal, 300m of depth resistance and comes in three dial colours; sky blue, black and white. It’s on pre-order at NZ$1,125, which is about £580 sterling. The main changes for 2022 are…

Watches & Wonders: JLC Goes To The Stars

Swatch may well be cleaning up financially with their Moonswatch-Omega tributes right now, but Jaeger LeCoultre are creating a unique piece of art in the shape of the Hybris Artistica Calibre 945. That is quite a name and not that catchy, but then this bespoke JLC watch is the plaything of millionaires. For starters it…