Ball Roadmaster M Chronograph: Solid Performer, But Worth £3900?

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….

It’s The Northern Watch Co Magazine’s Tickety Boo Awards 2022!

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…

LIV P-51 Frenesi Chronograph is A Top Spec Machine

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…

Vintage Valjoux 72, Or Refurbished? Tough Call

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,…

Farer Expands Chronograph Range

The Farer brand is launching more dial colours within its chronograph range with the blue Jackson and copper dial Meredith joining the pack. Both have the Dubois-Depraz movement inside the 39mm case, which offers 43 hours of power, plus a beautiful bronze coloured, turbine blade styled rotor. See-thru caseback shows off this premium level Swiss…

Baltic Tricompax is On The Launchpad

One of the most intersting Indie watch brands around, Baltic has a new model coming soon. The Tricompax is your classic 70s style chrono, with three sub-dials and reverse panda option too. At just under 40mm across, it’s a balanced piece, with a steel bracelet coming as standard, plus sapphire crystal and a Sellita SW510…

Crafter Blue Bon Voyage; Classic Chrono Style for $299

This classic styled Bon Voyage model from Crafter Blue is a nice 70s style watch, with a Seiko meca-quartz VK series movement inside the 42mm case. It has the usual sapphire crystal, but the dial is enamelled, not just printed on, which is a beautiful old school touch. Most 19th century pocket watches had enamel…

Collabs: Snow White TAG Carrera is a Festive Winner

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…