Do you like super slim watches? Well Skagen are renowned for their thin case designs and the latest solar powered fashion watch, the Grenen Solar Halo might just tick the right boxes for you. No battery replacement every 2 years, plus it has some recycled materials in its construction too. Handy. It’s 37mm across, so either gender can wear it. Although we couldn’t see the … Continue reading Skagen Super Slim Grenen Solar Halo
This can be a common problem and there are plenty of reasons why the watch doesn’t want to start ticking again. Let’s start with the basics and assume you had a go yourself and don’t really know what you’re doing. One. You fitted wrong battery. Easily done, for example a 364 or a 377 will both fit into a typical quartz movement battery slot, but … Continue reading OK, Your Watch Won’t Work With a New Battery, Now What?
Solar watches are very cool and their power cells usually last a decade or so, which means less battery usage, which in turn is good for the planet. It’s nice to have a few smartwatch features too, although we are old school mechanical/automatic fans here at the NWC magazine. But let’s say one thing upfront; if you’re buying quartz/solar watches, the Japanese make them better … Continue reading ICYMI: Casio Edifice Scuderia Carbon Fibre
There’s a lot to be said for a Timex reissue quartz model, as you get modern technology in a case and dial style that brings back those 70s vibes. The Marmont is a case in point at £155, which is admittedly quite a bit for a watch brand that was once considered a budget choice. You can get a nice Accurist, Skagen, Sekonda or Seiko … Continue reading Timex Marmont Captures The 1975 Look Better Than…The 1975
Yema are on a roll right now, with new bronze models and the Heritage chronographs, which capture the feel of the 70s era motorsport world. In the same vein, the latest LED watches hark back to those hady days when the first computerised digital watches appeared on Tomorrow’s World and other TV shows. Like the old school LED watches, the modern Yema needs a push … Continue reading Yema Revive 1970s LED Digital Watches
The Omega Constellation is one of the most popular ladies watch models out there. Nice combination of diamonds on the dial, two-tone bracelet and longevity make this a winner. Ladies tend to shun automatic or mechanical watches in general, unless of course they are made by Cartier or Rolex. But for around £1000-£1500 you can get a prestige pre-owned, Omega Manhattan quartz, with box and … Continue reading Workshop: Battery Change and Clean of Omega Constellation
First released in the 1970s, the original Q Timex watches were quartz powered and replaced an ageing mechanical and auto line-up. Now the modern Timex company has launched Q Timex 1979 Reissue, with bright pops of colour added to the iconic features of the original — a rotating bezel, woven stainless-steel bracelet, functional battery hatch and domed acrylic crystal. In orange, green, and a Pepsi … Continue reading Timex Q Watches Capture The Spirit of 1979 Perfectly
eBay is full of bargains, and clunkers, when it comes to watches,. Then there’s odd scam artist on there too, usually with 5 feedback ratings and a nearly new motorhome for sale at 10K below the usual value. Your humble writer is a big fan of Seiko group watches. Not just Seiko 5 or Presage models, but watches like the handsome Orient Mako 2/3 series, … Continue reading Reviews: NOS Pulsar Chronograph Offers Great Value on eBay