Are You Really Living The Highlife With Frederique Constant?

Maybe so, but then again the Frederique Constant brand is one that struggles in the UK, even more so since becoming part of Citizen’s empire. Yes, FC has the Swiss factor, but like Davosa, Alpina, Montblanc, Ball and many others, it doesn’t have the same fanbase looking to pick up beautiful examples pre-owned at strong…

Timex James Brand: Eco Adventures, Old School Auto

The Timex James Brand Expedition collab is interesting. Why? Well it shows Timex are aiming higher in terms of price and spec. The much loved Expedition of old was a quartz watch, famous for its Indiglo lume and very much a rival to a base camp Casio. But this automatic is a different animal. It…

Kickstarter Watches: Axios Tribune, Automatic For The People

Axios has a new watch project on Kickstarter, which is fully funded already. The Tribune model is a slim 38mm dress watch, in a variety of dial colours. Very vintage themed, it also has a Horween type strap and a two piece dial, so the inner track really stands out. Here’s the word; “We’ve worked…

Viqueria Calipso Diver on Pre-Order

Italian brand Viqueria has a new dive watch on pre-order, which has a decent spec for the money. Getting 300m of resistance for under £500 isn’t easy these days, but at 199 euros, this is a true bargain. There is a choice of dial colours and we like the steel bracelet option too. Here’s the…

Is The JLC Polaris a Green Dream?

Have to admit, I like Jaeger LeCoultre because they go their own way, and they have a thing about engineering, which really, every watch brand should embrace. Even fashion brands. But I’m not that keen on green dials. Maybe I’m not a genius, perhaps I just find it less jazzy than purple, or pleasing as…

MOD Watch Week: Adammbommb Dials Deluxe

If you want something made by hand then you have to pay decent money, that’s how it is with classic cars, guitars, clothes or watches. So when we got an email from Adammbommb with pics of his hand-sanded Fordite dials, we thought it was well worth posting the news. In fact this week NWC mag…

Braun Automatic Has That Wall Clock Simplicity

Braun has launched a new automatic and as you would expect, it’s as minimal as a kitchen worktop at IKEA. Available in white or black dial options, it has that bold yellow second hand, nice red flash by the date window and a very plain winding crown. It looks like a Honey-I-Shrunk-The-Wall-Clock design, but in…

Stay Resolute With RZE

The Field watch is an integral part of any collection, it’s also an everyday timekeeper, understated and often very weather resistant. Which is always handy in Manchester. So we have time for the latest RZE Resolute for 2022. This indie brand offers fair value and the Resolute has a titanium case, plus scratch resistant Ultra…

MHD Streamliner All Steel: Touch of Deco

Inspired by the art deco ships, cars and watches of the 1930s, the MHD Streamliner has an interesting side view. Kinda like the decks of an ocean liner stacked up in miniature.  It’s different, which is what every Indie watch brand should be aiming for of course. Inside there’s a Miyota auto movement and you…

Kickstarter Watches: Get Your Motor Running

The famous Swiss made Jacob & Co Bugatti Chiron watch is a luxury item that really makes a statement. Two statements in fact. First, you have $280,000 lying around for a watch and secondly, you love engines – petrol engines, not electric motors. It is a tour de force of miniature engineering. But what about…