Orient Neo Classic Has That 70s Thing Going On

Orient, which is part of the Seiko family, has three new Neo Classic models, which tap into that 70s Worldtimer vibe very nicely indeeds. Prices? Orient aren’t saying but let’s take a guess at about £280 plus VAT from German/EU sources. Here’s the word; Orient will launch three Neo Classic Sports models to its sports…

Is The Mid-Market Watch Making a Comeback?

The latest global sales stats were released late July by the Swiss watch industry and sales of watches retailing at 500-3000CHF (approx £430-£2500) were up by 6%. Might not sound much but it reverses a long term downward trend for mid-market Swiss watches. Maybe the collapse of crypto has soured the tastebuds of luxury watch…

Orient M-Force is A Trio of Supernature Styling

Orient is launching three new dial colours to mark the 3rd release of its M-FORCE series. Revived in 2020 to celebrate Orient’s 70th anniversary, M-FORCE is the new flagship of the Orient Sports collection, features the tough structure of an outdoor watch and powerful styling that reflects the latest industrial design, says the Japanese brand….

Zelos Vitesse Chronograph is On The Grid

Singapore watch brand Zelos are renowned for their vivid dial colours and chunky cased dive watches. But now they have a retro chronograph ready to drop, on the 4th August as it goes. It’s priced at 1200 US dollars so it has some serious competition from many other Indie brand chronographs, plus models from Certina,…

Your Classic Rose Gold Gents Quartz, By Accurist

UK brand Accurist have a few new models on their site and this rose gold slimline gents watch makes a nice gift idea if someone’s birthday is coming up in September. Quartz movement of course, nice 42mm case width and a reasonable price at £85. Yes, you can get plenty of fashion brand quartz watches…

Ball Roadmaster GMT Gets The Batman Bezel

Ball Watch in Switzerland has launched a Batman variant of their Roadmaster Pilot GMT model, which looks just as classic as you would imagine. The Pre-order price is £1990 which is a heck of a lot cheaper than a Rolex Sub – but then, it isn’t a Rolex. Here’s the word from Ball; As a…

Marloe Are On a Mission With The New Astro

The new Astro watches are a real step forward for UK brand Marloe. NWC mag has said it before, but the way for any Indie watch brand to survive long term is to define themselves through brand details. What are we waffling about? Well think Yema chronographs, LIV dive watches, or imagine a Bell +…

Ali Express Moonswatch Replica – Worth £28 of Your Hard Earned?

Fake watches are big business, so we hate to support it by spending £28 of the NWC magazine budget, but we had to know – is a £28 Moonswatch Mission to Mars replica any good, or just plastic toy rubbish? Here’s the good points; Quite convincing dial design, even down to sub-dials and chrono function…

Farer Charlton Atlantic GMT: Limited Edition Has the Pan-Am Vibe

Farer has a limited edition GMT watch for the summer, just 50 pieces available. The Charlton Athletic, sorry Atlantic, is a teal dial, orange bezel number, which has the usual Swiss movement, plus Farer’s Britpop take on design. Here’s the word; The GMT Bezel case is a multi-faceted beauty. Made of marine-grade 316L stainless steel,…

Ball Engineer Moon III: Classic Elegance, Triple Date Style

The latest from Ball Watch is a classic triple calendar model, with that 50s style day, month and sweeping date hand. It has the signature gas tube lume and comes with cream, light or dark blue, black, green or silver dial options.  Called the Engineer II Moon, it has a sapphire crystal and 40mm steel…