The Brick Watch Company is a Crazy Dream, We Salute Its Ambition

Every great movie script deals with impossible dreams, usually with a hero/heroine triumphing against the odds. The original Top Gun, Silence of The Lambs, Tucker, first Star Wars trilogy, even Lord of The Rings is a retelling of a Canterbury Tale/Bible type of religious quest, where all the heroes sacrifice or risk everything to defeat…

Ball Roadmaster Archangel: COSC Craft For Under £1500

The latest Ball Roadmaster Archangel model has been released in time for Christmas orders and it’s the usual mix of stunning lume, COSC level Swiss precision and striking bezel/dial combos.  This one has an upgraded movement plus we love the fuel gauge style power reserve on the dial too. There are all black, all blue…

Special Watches of Switzerland Edition Oris Aquis

If you love watches, then you will know that buying a numbered edition is always – well usually – a smart move in the long term. Having a special number on the caseback adds that little bit of rarity, although some brands, and some models within those Swiss brands, perform better over time. It’s complicated,…

Grand Seiko Notes Govt Honour For Master Watchmaker

Proper watchmaking is still a human thing, depsite the steady march of the AI controlled machines. Sure, Rolex can bang out over a million watches a year and partly, that is down to automated machinery which designs, cuts, shapes, polishes and finishes all manner of parts and even assembles some of them using the sort…

Repair Shop: Refreshing a Ten Quid Timex From eBay

It’s always satisfying when you bring an old watch back to respectable running order. Not every rescue effort is successful, because watches get water inside, they are poorly serviced – or not serviced at all. Then there are cheap watches like this 1973 Timex. The US company famously ran a factory in Dundee for decades,…

26 Spirits Air Force Hawk. Just Great Value, That’s All

The latest quartz watch we spotted on 26 Spirits site is the Air Force Hawk. This tasty chrono model has a 42mm blue case, sapphire crystal and a Ronda movement inside. The yellow logo on the dial is a nod to the Swiss air force plus a few other touches like the mountain graphic add…

Stuhrling Imperia Skeleton: Black & White Contrast

The new Stuhrling Imperia skeleton comes in black or white dial choises, plus there’s a gold coloured bezel option for some extra bling. It’s a bit like black and white photographs for us at NWC mag, looks cool in some places, but it depends on the imagery and the context. The watch is big at…

Hamilton Go Back To Their Railroad Roots

The pocket watch remains a staple accessory on those rare days where a man wears a suit. It adds a finishing touch and Hamilton haven’t forgotten their railway watch roots, as they launch this 50mm wide pocket watch. Got the old school big numerals, sub dial and it’s a top winder of course like all…