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…

Is It Worth Repairing an Old Timex Watch? Yes, You Can Do It

Can you take a typical eBay watch selling at £10 as a `runs then stops’ project and get it going? Sometimes you can. Let’s delve into the world of budget watch repair. WHAT YOU NEED Unlike real watchmaking, where you need a fully equipped £3000 workshop, with mini lathe, polishing machine, proper workbench, Swiss tools,…

Zodiac Olympos Three Hander: Field Watch With Wider Vision

The new Zodiac Olympos field watch taps into those classic WW11 officers watches, with simple lines and clear numbers. The graduated tones on the dial give it that vintage, weathered look too. A classic three hand auto, it has the STP1-11 Swiss movement inside, which is something of a benchamark unit in many Indie brand…

Timex Waterbury Denham Collab: Sharp Dressed Man

 Timex has launched an interesting collab with Denham, a jeans brand based in the Netherlands. The thing that catches you eye immediately are the tailor’s scissor hands, which are obviously essential for cutting denim cloth. BTW, did you know that denim was invented in Nimes in France, hence the fabric de Nimes? Yeah, you did….

Timex Expedition North: Titanium Tool For The Outdoors

The Timex Expedition North is one of those basic tool watches that keeps doing the job – and doesn’t cost a fortune. A Seiko Alpinist or a super trick, red glowing Casio G-Shock might have more cool features, but this latest titanium Timex has its plus points. Light weight on the wrist is the big…

Like Big Watches? Maybe the MVMT Raptor Is For You

It doesn’t look that well finished in the photos, that’s the problem we have the MVMT Raptor, which shares a name with an old school Cagiva motorcycle. That Raptor was fun as your NWC recalls from his bike testing days, but this one has a Miyota movement inside, open heart window and some allen key…

Fun, Retro and Affordable: Seiko Ultraseven Ltd Edition

Some watches are destined to be collectors items and the Seiko 5 Limited Edition Ultraseven is one of them. It celebrates an old school Japanese TV show, bit like Space 1999 or UFO from Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s stable of children’s shows in the 60s and 70s. The Ultra seven were basically a force defending…

Luminox Air Automatic: Lockheed Theme, Swiss Quality, Ace Value

Mixing Swiss watches with aviation themes is a tried and trusted format. It just works, always will. When you add in an £899 price tag for a Sellita SW200 powered steel watch, with plenty of lume plus a sapphire crystal and bi-directional bezel, then you are revving our engines here at NWC mag. Yep, the…