The latest limited edition chronograph from Ball is a classic worldtimer, with a bold, eye-catching range of dial colours. There are two blue dials to choose from and we reckon the ice blue is the sharper one. That said the white dial with black sub-dials is a classic combo. Black dial rounds out the range of colourways. Swiss made, swiss movement and the signature Ball … Continue reading Ball Engineer II World Timer: Explore Your Options
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?
Nivada Grenchen have a new addition to their Antarctic range, which feature a salmon coloured dial. It’s a decent looker, with a 38mm wide case, Soprod Swiss movement inside and a sapphire crystal. The Spider Salmon has a distinctive dial, with lines fanning out from the cannon pinion, like a spider web. Also has a decent sized date window with a cyclops glass on top. … Continue reading Nivada Grenchen Spider Salmon: Sharp Looks, OK Spec
MVMT are one of those fashion watch brands who are trying to up their game. We salute that aim. Maybe these new automatics are an indicator that things are improving. Fore sure, they don’t really offer great value at £309 apiece, with Miyota 8215 auto movements inside the 45.5mm wide steel case. The depth rating is 200m, which is resepctable of course, plus there’s lots … Continue reading MVMT Launches Basic Automatics: Worth £300?
Vitae watches have a new limited edition Dogo Silver automatic in their range and it’s a classic dress watch; square case, open heart and leather strap. You know what? That stuff still works. Limited to 100 pieces, the first 30 orders will receive a 30% discount on the RRP of £599 as well. Nice. Inside the 38mm wide watch is a Miyota automatic, we think. … Continue reading Vitae London: Dogo Open Heart Automatic, Ltd Edition
The Bulova Marine Star range has two new models on the UK website. The blue dial model has a chunky 45mm wide case, mineral crystal and a Miyota 82S series automatic movement inside. You can view it through the caseback by the way, although it’s quite a boring bit of tech to look at. On the upside the watch has 200m of resistance, so it’s … Continue reading Bulova Marine Star Gets Two New Variants
Yes, you could buy a Swiss watch anytime. Your colleagues and friends might be impressed, or not. But there are alternatives and when you really want to go your own way, sometimes a UK brand with its own style is worth a look. Christopher Ward, Bremont, Marloe, Storm and more all have their merits but Vitae in London have a unique take and at £599 … Continue reading Open Heart Vitae Is An Alternative Choice
Once upon a time, Ali Express automatic watches were cheap and cheerful. Indeed we bought a few here at NWC to review. Some were nice, others had some issues. But you can’ deny that overall the quality needed to be improved. Well, now it is happening, same deal as Chinese motorcycles basically, they get better and you pay more. So this latest Tudor homage from … Continue reading Seestern/Sugess Tudor Homage: Worth $200?