The latest special edition from Seiko, which pays tribute to the late great martial arts exponent Bruce Lee. The entire Kung Fu/Karate boom of the early 70s was arguably driven by Lee’s charismatic appearances in the TV show Green Hornet and the big box office hits like The Big Boss and Enter The Dragon. It’s hard to describe what a huge effect this guy had … Continue reading Whuuaaaah! Bam! Seiko 5: Special Bruce Lee Edition
You know what, the Victorinox Swiss Army Knife is one of the true design classics of the 20th century. For that reason alone, I always check in at Victor’s site, just to see what is new and the Journey 1884 range are worth a look. Quartz movement or automatic, with prices starting at just £499. Not bad for a Swiss brand, entry level for sure … Continue reading Victorinox is Ready For The Journey
The Timex Marlin range has a new addition, in the shape of a retro chronograph. It has those classic 60s motorsport lines, with a Tachymetre chapter ring, plus piston top pushers on the 40mm case. Kinda chrome finish on the jubilee bracelet too. Inside there is a quartz movement and the caseback has a bit of engraving to spice up the view. At £180 when … Continue reading New Timex Marlin Chronograph on Pre-Order
New watch alert, here’s the word on the curiously named Heinrich Helicoprion: “The Heinrich Helicoprion aka “Buzzsaw” combines robustness and elegance in its own way. Our first sports watch is Heinrich’s unique interpretation of the so-called spiral saw shark Helicoprion and the Buzzsaw dial watches from the seventies by e.g. Universal Genève or Jaeger-LeCoultre. The distinctive “buzzsaw” dial with circular brushing, outer minute markers as well as additional … Continue reading Heinrich Helicoprion Buzzsaw is On The Launchpad
US based indie brand Xeric has paid tribute to the wild beauty of US national parks with a new collection of Swiss quartz watches. The range is live now on Kickstarter, with the entry price being £148($179). Not bad for something so vivid in its dial design we think, with the artwork by Ken Crane. Details like segmented dials, sapphire crystals, lots of lume, plus … Continue reading XERIC Pays Tribute to US National Parks
The Watch Register, which has more than 80,000 stolen or lost watches registered and traced 620 last year, has seen a major escalation in violence used to steal watches on its database during the past two years. Metropolitan Police data shows more than 6,000 watches were stolen in London last year and around 11,035 across England and Wales with thefts increasingly turning violent. Ex-boxer Amir … Continue reading Luxury Watch Theft UK: What Are the Risks & Can You Get Insurance?
Don’t know why, but the modern Baume and Mercier brand has never floated my boat. Like Maurice Lacroix, most Baume & Mercier models always seem overpriced for what they offer, especially in terms of resale values on the pre-owned market. OK, a perpetual calendar is one of those Swiss features that impresses. Accuracy, precision, day/date features – like having an old school desk flip calendar … Continue reading Limited Edition Baume & Mercier: Very Nice, But 17K Down The Drain
US microbrand Weiss has a new limited edition model on its site. The Tennessee Tangerine dive watch offers 300m of resistance, an in-house caliber movement, plus sapphire crystal and a wooden display box too. Handmade in the USA, there are just 20 examples of this orange dial watch available. 120 click unidirectional bezel and it has a sapphire crystal see-thru caseback as well. Rubber strap … Continue reading Weiss Tangerine Dream: 20 Piece Limited Edition