New watch alert, here’s the word on the curiously named Heinrich Helicoprion: “The Heinrich Helicoprion aka “Buzzsaw” combines robustness and elegance in its own way. Our first sports watch is Heinrich’s unique interpretation of the so-called spiral saw shark Helicoprion and the Buzzsaw dial watches from the seventies by e.g. Universal Genève or Jaeger-LeCoultre. The distinctive “buzzsaw” dial with circular brushing, outer minute markers as well as additional … Continue reading Heinrich Helicoprion Buzzsaw is On The Launchpad
Don’t know why, but the modern Baume and Mercier brand has never floated my boat. Like Maurice Lacroix, most Baume & Mercier models always seem overpriced for what they offer, especially in terms of resale values on the pre-owned market. OK, a perpetual calendar is one of those Swiss features that impresses. Accuracy, precision, day/date features – like having an old school desk flip calendar … Continue reading Limited Edition Baume & Mercier: Very Nice, But 17K Down The Drain
A new watch from MHD is always worth a look. The UK based Indie brand has taken inspiration from the classic car designs of the 1970s with the new SC DLC, which has a Miyota auto movement inside a 42mm case. Sapphire crystal front and back, plus that dashboard clocks styling, power reserve indicator and knurled crown detail is really luring us in. It captures … Continue reading New MHD SC is a Dashboard Delight
NWC mag only asks the question because we have seen a few tonneau and square case watches lately, most of them taking inspiration from the art deco JLC Reverso, plus the Swiss brands of the 1930s and 1940s like Wittnauer, Bulova, Rotary, Cyma and many more. The latest duo from Alpina, part of the Citizen group, are a perfect example of this retro trend, which … Continue reading Alpina Carree Automatic: Maybe Less is More?
Bulova/Citizen make some very sharp watches these days and the Jet Star mixes the right retro styling details, with a solid Precisionist quartz movement in there for reliability and accuracy. It’s a cut above normal fashion watches, with a blue leather strap as well as the bracelet, sapphire domed crystal and that 70s style steel case, with the beefed up shoulders on the lugs. It … Continue reading Limited Edition Jet Star From Bulova
Luminox has added three new dial colour options to its Navy Seal 3000 model, here’s the word; Take your pick within three new dial colourways: lush green, sandy brown, or classic white and an all-new sapphire crystal with anti-reflecting coating for ultimate performance. For us the white dial with black numbers is probably the easiest to read in low lighting, so arguably the best choice … Continue reading Luminox Navy Seal 3000 Gets New Dial Colours
Got to admit this Jack Mason Strat-o-timer looks the biz. Love that domed crystal, retro Joker purple and black bezel, lone star Texas detail on the dial, plus it’s an automatic. With a steel bracelet this US assembled watch ticks the right boxes and has a GMT feature as well. Plus C3 lume splashed all over the dial for night moves. This is your classic … Continue reading Jack Mason GMT Joker: Cool Looker But Kinda Pricey
Accurist make some nice watches. I’ve changed batteries in over 1000 of them, fettled older Accurists with Miyota and Swiss mechanical movements too. Great heritage brand, generally very durable. The modern day British company (watches assembled in the Far East, maybe the Philippines ) offers some sharp designs and the new Origin range is worth a look. So, is this new mens Origin skeleton auto … Continue reading Accurist Origin Skeleton Auto: Seiko Power, Worth The Price?