Pagani’s New Seamaster Homage is Great Value

Pagani has just released an updated Seamaster 300 dive watch homage, the PD1729 model, on its You Tube channel. NWC mag checked on Ali Express for prices and found no sign of the new model, but it is listed on the Pagani website, at $134. With a Seiko NH36 movement, 100m resistance, sapphire crystal front…

Pagani Quartz Channels That GS Vibe

Who doesn’t love the classic lines and sheer elegance of the Grand Seiko Spring Drive, especially with a snowflake dial? It’s a dress watch from another time, an elegant accessory to a new suit you might wear to that brainstorming office meeting. Yeah, remember those, real meetings? Anyway Pagani Design have the solution for the…

What’s Inside a Fake Ali Express Moonswatch?

Your NWC mag editor wanted to find out, so it was on the workbench, case knife at the ready and iPhone camera rolling. Actually the Sunon movement inside the £28 Moonswatch look-a-like isn’t too bad and if you need to change a battery it is fairly easy to get inside and snap the caseback on…

Ali Express Moonswatch Replica – Worth £28 of Your Hard Earned?

Fake watches are big business, so we hate to support it by spending £28 of the NWC magazine budget, but we had to know – is a £28 Moonswatch Mission to Mars replica any good, or just plastic toy rubbish? Here’s the good points; Quite convincing dial design, even down to sub-dials and chrono function…

Paula Reis Seamaster 300 Homage Launched

Thos wavy lines on the dial, the deep blue colours, the bezel rotating crown on the left side of the case and that date at 6 o’clock – it has that Omega Seasmaster 300 vibe, but costs just under £100. That’s a bargain if you love the style of the Omega but just don’t have…

Reviewed: Ailang Breguet Homage: Lost In Translation

Back in November 2021, your NWC mag Editor was tempted by this Ailang twin escapement tribute to the Breguet Tradition. OK, so it’s not a tourbillon, it’s a Seagull or other Chinese movement with some kind of clutch or ratchet mechanism that spins two escape wheels as the mainspring unwinds. But it had a certain…

It’s a Seiko-Tudor Mash Up From Pagani

Every watch brand takes inspiration from others. You can only arrange hands, numbers, sub-dials and winding crowns so many times before you repeat the past. It’s kinda like the Ed Sheeran songbook, sounds eerily familiar in many places… But that remixing of established elements brings great watch design within the reach of mere mortals earning…

Paula Reis Expands Silverstone Colour Combos

Paula Reis has sent us info on their Silverstone chrono model, which is now available in some new colour combinations. Your NWC editor already owns the sky blue dial and bronze bezel variant, so that’s been out for ages. But we haven’t seen the new black/gold, or blue/silver variations before. The blue and gold version…

Need a TAG Aquaracer Vibe? Pagani Can Help

Are Pagani watches any good? We see that question a fair bit on Google and the answer is yes, especially considering the price. These are not collectable watches, they’re everyday autos and quartz models which give you a taste of Swiss style, without breaking the bank. There’s nowt wrong with that, as we say up…

Can You Really Buy a New Quartz Watch For 8p?

We wanted to see how cheap you go when it comes to watches on Ali Express. So we took the plunge and paid the princely sum of 0.08p, yes eight pence, plus postage, for this fine Tissot PRC200 look-a-like. No box obviously, no paperwork, just a cellophane sleeve and a padded envelope. Fair enough. We…