Jaeger leCoultre is one of those Swiss brands that many watch fans feel unsure about. Yes the Reverso is a classic art deco design, but would you buy one, especially now it costs over 11,000 euros for the entry level model? Nope, ten grand is better spent on something with more oomph and more resale value too. Then there’s the Master Control day date chrono, … Continue reading JLC Polaris Chronograph: Bespoke Luxury, Heritage Details
NWC mag only asks the question because we have seen a few tonneau and square case watches lately, most of them taking inspiration from the art deco JLC Reverso, plus the Swiss brands of the 1930s and 1940s like Wittnauer, Bulova, Rotary, Cyma and many more. The latest duo from Alpina, part of the Citizen group, are a perfect example of this retro trend, which … Continue reading Alpina Carree Automatic: Maybe Less is More?
Seiko has been busy recently celebrating 55 years of the famous 5 automatic model. There are four new models, all due to make it into the shops in September. Our fave is the multi-coloured one. Three share the 42.5mm wide SKX case, plus there is a more compact 39mm model for you retro fans, which will be available in July 2023. Here’s the word from … Continue reading Seiko 5 celebrates 55 Years, Four New Models Launched
The Renault 5 turbo was one of the most successful smaller rally cars of its era. There was also a road legal version, which was one of the first hot hatch models of the 1980s, arguably the most exciting time to drive sports cars in Europe as a combination of speed, light weight and sharp handling made cars like the VW GTi, Ford Fiesta XR2, … Continue reading Coming Soon: Yema Rallye 5Turbo
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 heavy and overstocked, pre-owned Swiss watch market. CONSOLIDATION, LAYOFFS AND … Continue reading The Pre-Owned Watch Market Still Has A Way to Fall
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 this video we spotted on You Tube. Kinda cool and … Continue reading You Want a JLC Reverso? Well, Mere Mortals Can Have a Variation
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 markers has a real Penguin classic, book cover simplicity about … Continue reading Collabs: Snow White TAG Carrera is a Festive Winner
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 looking for a 300m Swiss dive watch with a prestige … Continue reading A 300m Swiss Dive Watch For £2700 is Almost Reasonable