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…

Big News: AliExpress 11.11 Online Watch Sale is Coming Soon

Yes budget watch fans, this is the real action you’ve been waiting for. Forget about the Amazon Black Friday deals, because AliExpress has thousands of watches with up to 80% off the previous RRP. We spotted some nice reductions on well known brands like Cadisen, Pagani, Benyar, Paulareis, Steeldive, Addiesdive and more. You can also…

Reviewed: Paulareis Omega Planet Ocean Look-a-Likey

There are lots of Chinese watches on Ali Express that bear an uncanny resemblence to famous models from Switzerland, like this Paulareis blue and orange number. It retails for just under £20 including postage, which is super cheap – but is it any good? GOOD STUFF This is a big watch at some 44mm across,…