The CVDK Planetarium is a Thesis On Your Wrist

One of the most fascinating toys your NWC editor had as a child was a small globe of planet Earth, with the moon moving around it. You simply wound it with a big key, then pressed a lever to release and the moon went clicking n grinding around in orbit on a metal arm. It…

Crafter Blue Bon Voyage; Classic Chrono Style for $299

This classic styled Bon Voyage model from Crafter Blue is a nice 70s style watch, with a Seiko meca-quartz VK series movement inside the 42mm case. It has the usual sapphire crystal, but the dial is enamelled, not just printed on, which is a beautiful old school touch. Most 19th century pocket watches had enamel…

OK, Let’s Do Some Black Friday Sales & Deals

There are so many Black Friday emails in th NWC Inbox it’s hard to start listing them all, but here are some we thought represented genuinely good discounts. MHD The UK brand has £100 off some selected models and given the hand built nature of these retro styled automatics we think that is worth considering….

You Want a JLC Reverso? Well, Mere Mortals Can Have a Variation

The alternative is a Vario Versa, Streamline, which has two watch faces, plus a tiny winding crown at 12 o’clock. Classic 30s art deco case design too. To reverse the dials all you do is flip it over, using your thumb to catch the winding crown and pull down. You can see the technique in…

Hamilton Khaki Field Gets The 38mm Treatment

Hamilton has a new, slightly more compact version of its Khaki Field watch online.  At 38mm it’s exactly right some might say, since a field watch really needs to be small enough to be tucked away under your North Face anorak, as you ramble the hills and moors. Especially in Britain, where it rains a…

Say Hello to Varon Chiri Watches, South Korea

It’s a great thing democracy. It gives people freedom to create things with their own money and spend that cash on whatever they want, rather than live in a feudal or communist system, where the State/Crown ultimately owns everything. Including you. There is a great democracy in watchmaking in the 21st century as well. You…

Collabs: Snow White TAG Carrera is a Festive Winner

The TAG Carrera is a classic chrono design and it’s nice to see different dial colours apart from the usual black or blue. Why not make a white one for Christmas? That’s what the collab gurus at Watches of Switzerland thought and we agree, it looks sharp. That bold white dial, with black sub-dials and…

MU:N Moonphase is Reaching For The Stars

The MU:N brand might not be familiar to you, but if you love people who take risks with design and aim for zen-like perfection when it comes to moonphase timepieces, this is worth a look. On Kick right now by the way and fully funded past its target. The 38mm automatics start at 920 euro…