Geckota Phalanx Milspec is a Great Value Tool Watch

Geckota has a new military style watch on their site, which is an update of the first generation of the Phalanx Special Operations. Powered by a Swiss ETA 2824 movement, this one looks like decent value to us at £699. Many ETA powered watches are over a grand, depending on the brand name on the…

This is Amazing: 300m, Tritium Tube, Seiko Movt Spec For Under $200

Deep Blue has launched a new Daylight Stealth Ops model. Yeah we know, the name sucks, but hey, this is a decent spec watch for $189. You get a black or blue dial, 44mm case width, Seiko auto movement, plus sapphire crystal and screwdown crown. Depth rating is an impressive 300m – see, now you’re…

Spinnaker Cahill: Help For Heroes Special Editions

The UK Help For Heroes (HFH) is a charity that raises funds for wounded veterans of the UK armed forces, plus helps support their families. It does some very good work and so it is great to see Spinnaker launching a  range of Cahill watches, which include a 5% donation the HFH. The Cahill automatics…

Kickstarter Projects: Farquhar 300m Diver is an Indie Beauty

We love Kickstarter watches here at NWC mag as they are powered by sheer enthusiasm and a love of watchmaking value. Sure, you could buy a Seiko dive watch for about £700-£900, but an Indie watch with the same Seiko NH series movement inside can offer 300m of resistance and a quality feel on the…

Yema Limited Edition: Dive Watch With Air Force Heritage

Yema has a new model due for pre-order next Wednesday. The Superman French Air Force (FAF) edition has a neat air force logo on the crown, double dome sapphire crystal, shovel type second hand and pays tribute to the FAF rescue watch of the 1970s. The original was used by search and rescue teams and…

A Sellita SW200 Auto For $199? That’s A Great Price

Yes, you can sometimes find a watch bargain on Amazon, but this offer from Deep Blue is hard to beat. A 300m water resistant diver’s watch, in various dial colours, Sellita SW200 Swiss movement and under $200. Cheap as chips. The Speedograph also features an AR coated saphhire crystal and comes with silicone strap or…

Hamilton Khaki Navy Frogman: Big Punch, Small-ish Price

We always have time for a new dive watch at NWC mag and in general, Hamilton watches are a little bit under-appreciated in the UK we feel. So this new Khaki Frogman looks interesting and could make an alternative to an Oris, Omega, Panerai or a Blancpain if you’re on a tight budget. It retails…

Raven Trekker Vintage Is Back

Indie brand Raven has brought back the Trekker Vintage model, to celebate ten years in biz. Not a bad achievement for any microbrand and the anniversary Vintage watch looks like a quality job too. The two-tone bracelet, black dial variant is our fave, but there are blue and yellow dial options too, plus a gold…