It’s a rare thing when a Swiss brand launches a new Calibre of movement. Mostly the entire Swiss watch industry tends to update and tweak their movements, which largely resemble the same mechanical and auto movements – as regards the fundamental engineering – from say 25 or even 55 years ago. There is a good reason for this approach; one, it keeps R&D costs down … Continue reading Oris Big Crown, With New In-House Calibre 473
We are still casually browsing the net, pretending to read news about Harold’s long list of imaginary grievances, but secretly checking out the wristwatch bargains online. Someone has to. Here’s what we found; CRAFTER BLUE Some sharp designs at this Indie brand and there’s a handy 20% off anything above $100, just apply code C20 at checkout. Simple as that. The discount code lasts until … Continue reading Yes, Still Checking Out Those January Watch Sales
We only ask after making a brief visit to Spain recently and seeing two shops stocking large displays of watches by Phillip Plein, which is a brand we hadn’t heard of before. Tourists from Germany, Ireland, the UK and Netherlands must like PP watches, or the shops in Fuengirola, Malaga and Torremolinos wouldn’t stock them. Some of the PP models look nice and they have … Continue reading Are Phillipp Plein a True Luxury Watch Brand?
The watch Sales are still on of course and here’s some news from Seestern in China, La Touraine in the USA and MHD in the UK. SEESTERN Like many watch factories in China, there is some disruption due to Covid and flu restrictions right now, which will obviously affect employees right to travel, leave their home, do the shopping etc. Seestern says delivery of product … Continue reading Some More Watch Sale Deals and Discounts
We love classic Omega watches, most likely you do too. But there is that high ticket entry cost, with the Seamaster Aqua Terra automatics now starting at £5000 and a Prestige retro model retailing at £4900 all the way to £12,000. But what if you love that classic beads of rice bracelet, dress watch look and still want a genuinely Swiss made watch? Well we … Continue reading Mido Multifort Powerwind: Is This The Omega Homage For You?
Not as woke as the Oscars. Not as amusing as the Golden Globes and mercifully shorter than thanking your agent speeches at the BAFTAS, we present our very first NWC magazine Tickety Boo Awards. If you’re from another culture, Tickety Boo is English slang for `everything is doing nicely’ so there y’go. We don’t have any budget for trophies, plaques or little statues, but we … Continue reading It’s The Northern Watch Co Magazine’s Tickety Boo Awards 2022!
There are so many Black Friday emails in th NWC Inbox it’s hard to start listing them all, but here are some we thought represented genuinely good discounts. MHD The UK brand has £100 off some selected models and given the hand built nature of these retro styled automatics we think that is worth considering. The SA2 model is now £245 and the beautiful Streamliner … Continue reading OK, Let’s Do Some Black Friday Sales & Deals
The TAG Carrera is a classic chrono design and it’s nice to see different dial colours apart from the usual black or blue. Why not make a white one for Christmas? That’s what the collab gurus at Watches of Switzerland thought and we agree, it looks sharp. That bold white dial, with black sub-dials and markers has a real Penguin classic, book cover simplicity about … Continue reading Collabs: Snow White TAG Carrera is a Festive Winner