The Mane Project Gets The Green Light

A new watch brand you say? Always worth a look, here’s the word from Denmark; Danish horological architect Thomas Funder, in colab with Watch Angels, brings back 1970s monocoque design in a light, modern and minimalist way. With his ergonomic and modular Funder case, Thomas Funder has not only designed a remarkable and highly recognizable watch,…

Timex Marlin Gets a 60s Makeover

Timex has delved into its back catalogue and found the handsome Viscount model. That’s the inspiration behind the latest Marlin automatic watch, which has the distinctive, bookend shaped tabs at the quarter hour markers, plus a green or blue dial and now a champagne silver option too. The silver dial arguably captures the spirit of…

How To Start Building an Interesting Watch Collection

Some people love Casio watches, others favour vintage Omega Seamasters, others like to collect pocket watches made from Chester hallmarked silver. There’s no right or wrong way to collect watches, but if you are starting to build a collection that’s interesting, says something about the history of timekeeping and is a joy to look at,…

Timex Navi XL: Hello Chunky!

Sometimes you want a chunky watch. Something with a bit of weight to it, plus 100m of water resistance for a swim on holiday, plus a quick release strap so you can fit a silicone one for that underwater adventure. Timex are on the case, with this 41mm wide mens model, which has a Miyota…

Grand Seiko Sets Up Asia-Pacific Subsidiary

The recent announcement by Grand Seiko that a separate subsidiary will manage their watch brand in the Asia-Pacific region shows how the world economy has changed. Countries like China, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines are all growing. Plus Singapore and the Philippines have local watch manufacturing facilities which may be of interest to Grand…

Timex Marlin Auto: Retro Heaven For Watch Collectors

The vintage Timex Marlin remains one of the most sought after models on eBay, often making £40-£150 depending on its condition. In its day, the Marlin was an automatic for the people, an affordable dress watch. Much the same thos underpins the relaunched Marlin auto models from Timex today. The movement is far superior than…

Battle For Richemont Group Will Be Bad News For Watch Fans

Why does it matter who controls a giant watchmaking, jewellery and fashion brand corporation? For most people, it seems like an Apprentice style sideshow. But the battle for boardroom control at Richemont has long term implications. If you read the history of business, then you’ll know that it’s usually the product line that suffers when…

Met Police Appeal Over Attempted Watch Robbery

The Met Police have released some new CCTV images of the helium sniffing scumbag who beat a guy up and attempted to steal his luxury watch, just after Christmas 2021. The incident happened in Londonistan, where murder is a regular – almost daily – occurrence and anyone with a valuable wristwatch is advised to leave…