Is It Worth Repairing an Old Timex Watch? Yes, You Can Do It

Can you take a typical eBay watch selling at £10 as a `runs then stops’ project and get it going? Sometimes you can. Let’s delve into the world of budget watch repair. WHAT YOU NEED Unlike real watchmaking, where you need a fully equipped £3000 workshop, with mini lathe, polishing machine, proper workbench, Swiss tools,…

Will Battersea Power Station Pay Off For Swiss Watch Brands?

After about 40 years of standing derelict and doing the odd album cover, Battersea Power Station (BPS) in London has finally become a posh flats/retail experience. Inside the vast halls, many designer label brands now rent space, including Watches of Switzerland. The watch retailer has taken a big gamble on BPS, with dedicated Rolex, Omega,…

Yes, Montblanc The Pen Company Also Make Beautiful Watches

The Montblanc Geosphere is one of those mind-bending watches that is hard to understand until you see it up close. Your NWC mag editor saw it at a London show a few years back and looking at it sideways, to appreciate the tech brilliance of the two domes on the dial, is really the only…

The Latest Bamford Collab Has The Snob Factor

Bamford London are renowned for doing handsome remixes of Swiss watches and their recent foray into fashion watches with Casio’s G-Shock was another winner for us at NWC mag. The latest TAG collab has the moniker Highsnobiety and it’s very much a yellow and green, youth squad, fashion brand tie-in. Interestingly, the Snobiety website advertises…

Spinnaker Spence 300: Real Slim Diver

Let’s be honest, 10.9mm high on the wrist is super slim for a 300m dive watch. Just think back to the heady days of freedom before the Plandemic, when a typical 45mm wide, bronze case dive watch looked like a Ninja throwing star – and weighed about the same. Big AR sapphire crystals, beefy 14mm…

Islander Northport: Affordable Diver is a Contender

There are lots of 200m dive watches on the market from Indie brands, so competition is fierce right now. That said not many have purple gradient dials, like the Islander Northport from Island Watch USA. The twist with this is it features a hi-beat movement too, which is unusual, as you generally find the DG/Mingzu…

Mondaine Ultra-Thin 40mm Back in Stock

Mondaine sent us a quick update on their Simply Elegant model, which is a super slim 40mm dress watch with the famous railway clock dial design. Quartz movement naturally. The Milanese mesh bracelet also lets you choose the perfect wrist fit. How does that work? Lift the tab on the clasp with a screwdriver and…

Looking For a Luxury Alarm Clock?

If you are then this new clock from Mondaine should be just the ticket. In grey, green or blue dial colours, it has that Swiss railway vibe that Mondaine fans know and love. Plus it retails at $230. Yep. Not cheap. Just like a rail ticket in Switzerland in fact. For that sum you get…