The Tentagraph boasts a long distance power reserve at up to three days, which is industry leading (says Seiko) plus a beautiful chronograph movement. The dial and hands are finished to a high standard, the bracelet is mirror polished. It offers something bespoke and hand built. You have to admire the way Seiko offers their GS models as a lux brand within their empire, Citizen … Continue reading Grand Seiko Tentagraph: Brilliant, But Expensive
Retro is definitey the theme with the latest update to the TAG Carrera sports chronograph, with a glass, box type crystal being fitted. The box crystal is something familiar to collectors of 1960/70s watches, although it tended to be acrylic back in the day. Now manufactured in sapphire glass, you get the pleasing `pie dish’ effect, plus the scratch resistance of sapphire crystal. It’s all … Continue reading Watches & Wonders 2023: TAG Carrera, Now With 60s Style Box Crystal
The Torgoen T44 range now comes with a steel bracelet option for that dress watch look, or just a release from buying a leather strap every couple of years. Otherwise the quartz chronograph remains the same stylish mix of 44mm case diameter, sub-dials, plus cream, blue or black colours. There’s also a date feature and 100m of water resistance. Nice package we think, but at … Continue reading Torgoen T44 Gets Steel Bracelet Option
Hoffman has two new variations on the Racing 40 model coming soon. The SB01 and 02 models feature light blue dials, with a polished steel bezel or a black bezel and chapter ring option. Same two sub-dials, plus vintage style pushers. Inside you find the Seiko VK64 series meca-quartz movement and each model has a limited “first edition” run, numbered up to 99 pieces. Price … Continue reading Hoffman Adds Sky Blue Dial Options
The latest addition to the Ball range is the Roadmaster M Chronograph, which has that trademark gas tube lume, black, blue or white dials, ceramic bezel and a lockable chrono pusher, so you won’t accidentally start the stopwatch feature. It’s a 41mm wide case and sits pretty high at just over 14mm on the wrist. At this price we would expect more depth resistance than … Continue reading Ball Roadmaster M Chronograph: Solid Performer, But Worth £3900?
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!
OK, we know what you’re thinking, $1470 for a LIV watch? Seems expensive, but wait, this has the legendary Valjoux 7750 movement inside and there aren’t many brands selling a 7750 powered watch for under $2000 or two grand sterling. It’s a great engine, much like the Rolls Royce engine inside the P51 Mustang fighter plane. That’s the theme, with this green model dubbed Frenesi, … Continue reading LIV P-51 Frenesi Chronograph is A Top Spec Machine
Nivada Grenchen have a super retro chronograph launch today. The dark cherry coloured watch is a collab with Worn & Wound magazine and has a refurbished Valjoux 72 movement inside the case. Delivery is due in Feb 23 and there are just 20 pieces being made. Price is $6900 which is kinda steep for us, considering you can get a mint Valjoux 72 watch from … Continue reading Vintage Valjoux 72, Or Refurbished? Tough Call