Citizen have gone back to 1973 for inspiration for their new retro case Eco-Drive models, which some very impressive power saving tech inside them. Even if just exposed once to light for 12-40 hours, Citizen claims the new E365 series will stay charged for 365 days in complete darkness. This was one of the bugbears with older Eco-Drive watches in the past, you put them … Continue reading Citizen E365: Time Machines, With a Year’s Worth of Power
The word from Seiko as they launch a new GMT Prospex, which offers dive functionality with a little dress watch appeal blended in there too. Ice blue or the green dial? Hard to choose really. The ice blue one is £1600 though, some 200 notes more than the other two dial colours. Cheeky bit of price-walking eh? Seiko introduces a new movement in the long-trusted … Continue reading Seiko Prospex GMT; Dive Meets Dress and It’s a Winning Formula
It’s great news today as Orient officially enters the UK watch market. The brand is part of the Epson/Seiko empire and has been available online from eBay and other sites for years, but it’s nice to see an official UK distribution network and the back up on warranties etc that goes with it. The bad news is that the prices have walked upwards with the … Continue reading Welcome to the UK Market Orient, Loving Your Work
There are loads of superb Swiss made chronographs with a retro twist on the market. From a classic Breitling Top Time, an Omega Speedmaster to an IWC Petit Prince, you are spoilt for choice. You could go crazy and join a waiting list for a Rolex Daytona as well of course. But let’s assume you haven’t got £3500-25,000 to spend on a watch. You want … Continue reading Bulova Lunar Pilot Chrono: Affordable Alternative to A Swiss Retro?
Do you like building your own MOD watches? Well if so this new Certiga movement from Crafter Blue makes an interesting alternative. It’s based on the Seiko NH34 which is a mainstay of many watch MOD projects. You can choose standard auto or GMT model by the way. The tweaking looks like blue screws and a bespoke decorated rotor, otherwise it’s pretty similar to the … Continue reading Hey Watch MODDERS, Fancy a Juzzed Up Seiko NH34 Movement?
Is the Swiss watch boom over? Maybe so. Certainly prices have stopped going up and in some cases certain watches have seen a well deserved drop in values. But one thing you cannot deny right now is that collabs and fashion watches can still cause long lines at watch shops, flippers to flip-out online as stocks vanish and collectors to keep spending on watches that … Continue reading Limited Edition G-Shocks Are Collectable As Hell
The Bulova Precisionist is one of those watches that sort of mashes up a bit of G-Shock functionality, dive watch ability, plus a bit of dress watch styling and the result is quite pleasing. It’s a big watch at 46.5mm across, plus that chunky winding crown, so if you have a small wrist, it’s probably not for you. It’s also got diamonds set as markers … Continue reading Bulova Precisionist: Rose Gold Tone Edition
These skeleton models from Orient are a tribute to the art of fine tailoring, which is almost dying out now as more younger people reject the formal suit in the workplace, plus plenty of older people binning it too as WFH becomes a way of life. As the suit has become a uniform that’s generally seen at racing meets, court appearances for online fraud or … Continue reading Orient Go Herringbone & Paisley, With Segmented Dials