Nivada Grenchen has fresh stocks of its Super Antarctic retro automatic online. The 38mm wide three hand watch has a Swiss Soprod movement inside which is based on the ETA 2824 stalwart. Sapphire crystal, plus a range of dial colours and plenty of lume on the hands and markers all add up to decent spec for the money. Thos big 3, 6 and 9 numbers … Continue reading The Super Antarctic Is Back At Nivada Grenchen
The C65 Sealander is one of the best value Swiss powered automatics on the watch market in our humble opinion. UK brand Christopher Ward has now added three limited edition dial colours to the range, which has a Sellita movement inside the 36mm wide case. A versatile dress watch for £635 stacks up well against most Swiss brand opposition, with the exception of Tissot, which … Continue reading Christopher Ward Sealanders: Ltd Edition Dial Colours
No, that isn’t the latest woke cartoon movie from a Hollywood studio, but a little play on words as Casio launches the Moon Rabbit edition G-Shock. It’s a blingy gold coloured G-Shock, with the usaul digital features that collectors know and love. With 200m of water resistance, auto calendar, bluetooth connectivity, alarm etc. it ticks the boxes for all-round reliability and practical timekeeping. Retail is … Continue reading Crouching Tiger, Mooning Rabbit
The latest dive watch from Zelos is the Spearfish and we love the bumblebee yellow variant, which really stands out. The 40mm watch has a steel case and bracelet, sits 13mm high and offers 200m of depth resistance. Inside there is a Swiss Sellita SW330 automatic movement, which also offers a GMT feature. Very sharp fume dial effect and the two-tone bezel works beautifully as … Continue reading Zelos Spearfish GMT: Pre-Order Deals End 31st December
Nivada Grenchen have a super retro chronograph launch today. The dark cherry coloured watch is a collab with Worn & Wound magazine and has a refurbished Valjoux 72 movement inside the case. Delivery is due in Feb 23 and there are just 20 pieces being made. Price is $6900 which is kinda steep for us, considering you can get a mint Valjoux 72 watch from … Continue reading Vintage Valjoux 72, Or Refurbished? Tough Call
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, wide range of spares, crystals, stems, crowns, hands plus an … Continue reading Is It Worth Repairing an Old Timex Watch? Yes, You Can Do It
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, TAG and Tudor stores, plus Cartier and other brands like … Continue reading Will Battersea Power Station Pay Off For Swiss Watch Brands?
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 way to view such a hand-crafted timepiece. OK, I won’t … Continue reading Yes, Montblanc The Pen Company Also Make Beautiful Watches