Yep, They’re Price Walking the King Seiko Range

The King Seiko range got some new editions last week, and due to livin la vida loca in Blackpool for the Jubilee, your NWC scribe missed the update. They are retro heaven, but expensive at nearly two grand. That is kinda cheeky we think. Here’s the press info; Two new hi-grade mechanical watches are added…

Moonphase Features Keep You On The Ball

Ball are always refining and tweaking their models and the latest Engineer Moon II has the gas tube lume you expect, plus new ice blue or silver metallic dial options. Intro price as usual for those who take the pre-order plunge. The ice blue is the winner for us and the price isn’t too bad…

Is The JLC Polaris a Green Dream?

Have to admit, I like Jaeger LeCoultre because they go their own way, and they have a thing about engineering, which really, every watch brand should embrace. Even fashion brands. But I’m not that keen on green dials. Maybe I’m not a genius, perhaps I just find it less jazzy than purple, or pleasing as…

Yema Superman Full Lume – Pre-Order Opens Today

You can order the latest Yema Superman dive watch, which now features a full lume dial, so everything is glowing at night, not just the hands and markers. It’s priced from 990 euros, plus UK customers have got extra import duty on top, plus VAT. The watch comes in 39mm or 41mm case widths, and…

Bell+Ross BR-05 Skeleton Ltd Edition

The word from Bell+Ross, who have a new skeleton addition to their range. It has a 40mm steel case, comes with a green strap option, or steel bracelet, and is limited to 500 pieces. Here’s the word; Traditionally used in fine watchmaking, the technique of skeleton work magnifies the mechanism by cutting out the maximum material to reveal the essential. …

Orient Star 1964 Second Edition. Yep, Green is Cool

Always got time for a retro dive watch from Orient, which is of course part of the Seiko group. Love the power reserve indicator and that green fume dial colour too. Here’s the word; Orient Star will introduce two new Diver 1964 2nd edition models to its Sports Collection. Created in 1951, Orient Star has…

Storm Excepto: Wide, Bold & Two Colours

Storm have a new minmalist design on sale. The Excepto is available with blue or green dials, has a quartz movement and steel bracelet. In the usual fashion it’s pretty chunky at 45mm wide. Comes with a Milanese mesh bracelet, but the lugs are 20mm so there are a wide range of straps or bracelets…

Armin Strom: Why Does The Bear Follow The Salmon?

The latest funky engineering from Armin Strom features a salmon coloured dial, limited edition of just five pieces. Yep five. Like a bear stalking the salmon leap, wealthy watch collectors are loving this intricate workmanship. Here’s the word; After the“Sky Blue” and “Sea Green” editions of its innovative Pure Resonance model, Armin Strom celebrates the…

Say Hello to Alkin Watches UK

Alkin is a brand new UK watch brand and they have a range of Miyota powered autos just launched. On order at Watch Gecko as it goes. We like the blue dial version best, so here’s the spec on it; The Alkin Model Two – Blue is a modern take on the traditional dual-crown diver…

The 36mm Grand Seiko Sakura Blossoms

The latest from Grand Seiko; The 1967 44GS was the watch that first embodied the design code known as the “Grand Seiko Style”, the set of nine principles which gave Grand Seiko its distinctive look and which still inspires every new creation. Now, 55 years on from its first appearance, the 44GS design is commemorated…