Petrolhead Watches, From Budget to Luxury

There’s something magic about watches that tie in with motorsport, classic cars or motorcycles. It’s the gear cogs I reckon, the dials and needles etc. All engineering is fascinating, whether it’s a Honda NSR400 with ceramic liners and two stroke soundtrack, or a Breitling Avenger…which is better than any Chrysler Avenger for sure, even the…

Top Picks From the Summer Watch Sales

More Summer Sale goodness online right now! After your NWC mag edictor picked up a Citizen Eco-Drive chrono at H Samuel for just £90, we were tempted by these discounts in the Stuhrling sale. The Sailtimer quartz has a hefty 50% off and is now £87. The chunky  42mm wide watch has 200m of resistance,…

Best Watch Deals: H Samuel Sale is Worth a Look

The H Samuel summer watch is on right now and it is worth a look, especially if you like mainstream fashion brands, plus Seiko and Citizen. In fact I liked a Citizen chronograph so much I bought it. At £90 down from £299 originally, it was hard to resist. The Eco-Drive cell is typically good…

Pick of The Father’s Day Watch Deals

As Father’s Day approaches in the UK, we take a look at some of the watch bargains around. Because, a watch is always a winner for many a bloke. ACCURIST CHRONOGRAPH The retro themed Accurist chronograph is now down to £84.99 on the company’s UK website and that’s a decent saving. Classic black dial, white…

Timex Joins The Ocean Waste Watch Movement

More watch brands are now making watches from recycled plastic waste that’s clogging up the oceans and rivers of the world. It’s a good thing naturally, although whether it will placate the eco-zealots who are hoping to ban consumerism full stop – as in, you will own nothing and be happy, remains to be seen….

Watch Bargains: Chisholm Hunter Spring Sale

UK High Street jeweller Chisholm Hunter has a Sale on just now, so we picked out some bargains from the watches section. INVESTMENT WATCHES A limited edition Grand Seiko is arguably one of the best investment watches you can buy right now. On the upside, you are getting a superb watch, in many ways superior…

Hamilton Khaki Field Titanium: Basic Tool, Touch of Cool

The military watch should always be basic; stripped down to the essentials, clear dial numbers, lume, decent winding crown so you can operate using gloves outdoors – those kinda touches, do we agree? Yeah, Seiko have been doing this right for decades and ther’s a range of mil-spec Indie models too. But if you want…

Watches & Wonders 2022: Which New Rolexes Are Flippers Delights?

OK, let’s start with the big guns at Watches & Wonders and when we say that we mean the big investment watches – not the ones you might actually wear. No, let’s get real, Rolex watches have become investments like NFTs, old masters, classic Ferraris or arable land. Let’s get into it, what’s new and…

Swatch Group Announces £629m Bounceback to Profit

The pandemic hit many watch brands hard but after a tough 2020 when Swatch Group made a loss of CHF53m in 2020, the company posted a whopping CHF774m profit for 2021. That’s around £629m in Sterling. For shareholders the bonus is a 60% increase in the dividend compared to 2020. So how did they do…

Vertigo Hippocampus: Super Lume & 300m Dive Ability

The Hippocampus is a crazy name for a watch, but a mythical sea creature is fine by us and you may well like the bright colours of this model, which Italian brand Vertigo has on Kick right now. Orange, blue and green fume dials really pack a punch and we like the chunky hour markers….