French brand Yema has some summer sale offers on right now, which end in about 12 days’ time.
We like the idea of 30% off the Superman Steel Grey Bronze, which is 990 euros RRP. Plus a 30% discount on the Superman Heritage, which has 300m dive resistance, classic black dial/steel case design and a Swiss quartz movement. At 39mm it’s an everyday watch you can wear easily. 490 euros RRP, so that comes to 343 euros on our calculator.
Even with UK import duty and VAT on top, that’s still a decent deal we think.
We had a quick look at some Black Friday and Christmas wristwatch deals for you.
The T14 Tactical model, which features sporty orange details on the dial is down to $296, from $395. Quite a decent saving. The T10 Tanager is down to £115, from about 190 quid, and we love the blue dial on that model too. More here at Torgeon’s site.
The Christmas delivery deadline is this Saturday the 28th November, so if you want a watch made in Scotland, with a beautiful hand enamelled dial, then check them out here.
There’s a very handy 10% off across the board at thei UK based watch manufacturer, with the Panda chrono being our fave model. That is valid until the 28th November by the way. More here.
All sorts of year end discounts on the Gruppo Gamma watches, including the Venturo Field II model, which has that military look and feel. That one is down to $369 plus shipping costs. The ETA powered Divemaster is down to $950, which is water resistant to 500 metres. Yep 500. Try getting that depth rating from a prestige Swiss brand for under $3000. More at Gruppo Gamma here.
We got an email saying 40% off flash sale – could be valid over the weekend.
Stella has 25% off the RRP of around $1200 on the V2 Felix gents model. STP Swiss movement, 40,mm case, sapphire crystal, see-thru caseback – it’s a decent looking watch with that amount of discount. Offer expires when stocks sell out. More here.
The Swiss brand has launched a special all black edition called the Lewis…no only joking. They have a new Aviation Converter automatic. 80 hours power unit, probably the shared motor from the Tissot 80 Powermatic. Great looker, chunky 44mm case size and a dial that is a touch Breitling Navitimer – dare we say it? We dare. It retails at 1490 CHF which is about 1200 quid in UK money. More here.
French watch brand Yema have some punchy, striking designs and they also have a Black Friday event on. Can’t fault that. With 30 percent off the Mecaquartz Rallygraf model retro 70s fans will be tempted to splash out. It’s a cool looking watch that captures the glam era of motorsport, and there are Panda and reverse Panda dial options available for under 300 euros.
Likewise, the Superman 2020 model with 30 percent off is another sweet deal, as Yema clear stock ready for next year’s watches. There are deals across the range and you can find out more here.
Here’s the word from Ball watches, who have a new model;
Trained to defeat and defend, yet denied a commission into the U.S. Navy due to poor eyesight, Draper Kauffman was an outlier who proved his elite skills in the face of war.
When recruited back to the Navy, he disarmed deadly bombs, served as a decorated hero of underwater demolition and became the forefather of the Navy SEALs. BALL Watch Co. is proud to honor his extraordinary achievements with a new Roadmaster Archangel collection.
While the Roadmaster M Archangel Bronze features the corrosion-resistance of aluminum bronze and the precision of our chronometer manufacture caliber, all three models are equipped with unmatched micro gas tube luminosity, a robust diving bezel and signature BALL toughness.
This model has an 80 hour power reserve and 200m depth rating, 42mm case diameter, sapphire crystal front and rear, plus screwdown crown of course.
Limited to 1,000 pieces each. Now available for pre-order until 20 September 2020 at an exclusive price, which is £1440.
French brand Yema is appealing to collectors with a new Loyalty Program scheme.
Basically the benefits increase in value as you move up their tiers with no minimum expenditure obligation.
With the new program once you achieve a tier, you enjoy unlimited access to your tier benefits during 2 years. Every time you make a purchase your tier benefits are automatically extended for another 2 years.
Each euro spent earns on Tier point, so you will start off getting discounts on spare straps, but if you love Yema and buy a watch then you’ll earn perhaps 300 points, which would get you 12 percent off the next one.
Better still if you post an online review you can get another 200 points, and there’s a healthy 500 points for a successful referral if you can persuade your mates to buy a Yema. Check the latest Yema watches here.
This new Roadmaster Marine GMT model from Ball has a really strong visual impact, with classic Pepsi bezel colours and a 40mm titanium case diameter. At night, you have 28 micro tube lume to make the watch stand out as well.
Engineered to the specifications of a 35-year Navy Mariner veteran, it’s the world’s first GMT timepiece with day and date functions, delivering utmost functionality. The tough titanium material and COSC certified mechanical movement guarantee perfect performance in the most imperfect situations, says Ball.
As regards movement, the Ball GMT uses a modified ETA 2836 engine, which is great from a servicing and long term reliability point of view.
There’s a quickset button mechanism for setting the GMT hand by the way, and this model is limited to 1000 pieces. Special price of £1758 (down from £2109) for pre-orders made before 15th September.
Bronze case watches, especially dive models, are right on trend now as they say on TV shopping channels, and there’s a great deal to be said for the wonderful ageing process that bronze offers as a material. Your watch tells a story of the key moments in your lifetime, so the colours and hues of bronze are a kind of family shield in some ways. Cool.
What’s cooler is that Florida based Aragon have some discounted prices on their Parma II Bronze model, which features an ETA 2824 Swiss automatic movement, see-thru caseback, depth rating of 200m and comes in 50mm man-sized caseback, or a more everyday 45mm.
The 50mm Meteorite dial model is now $645, although you will have to add some imprt duties and shipping charges on top if you are a UK buyer. The 45mm model is $595, or about £473.
There’s a mother-of-pearl dial option on the Parma, and the Parma Damascus model features a kind of ridged sand pattern on the dial, as if you were viewing the seabed via scuba type goggles.
Great value watches, and Aragon are also on Kickstarter if you want to take advantage of early bird discounts when new projects are announced.
AUDRIC is a watch start-up based in Singapore, which is a world centre for watch design and manufacturing – bet you didn’t know that? Now AUDRIC do their assembly in Neuchatel, Switzerland which out them on our radar here at The Northern Watch Co.
AUDRIC has launched its first Swiss Made watch on Kickstarter, featuring that trusty modern workhorse movement, the Sellita SW 200-1 movement. The SeaBorne 500 features layers of Superluminova, textured dial, polished hour markers and printed AUDRIC Logo.
The hands are Rhodium plated which gives that extra shine and durability. The lume on the dial, hands, and bezel is a heavy dose of BGW9 that glows a blue all night long. The watch is absolutely free from harmful coatings like nickel say AUDRIC, and the dial also has colour indicated depth gauge for visual reference, to cope with light refraction underwater and make it that bit easier to check how many minutes of air you have left.
There’s a Double Domed Sapphire Crystal Glass, with multiple layers of anti-reflective coating – the crystal is 4.5 mm thick in the center and tapers down to 4.3 mm at the sides by the way, enhancing water reesistance. There is a unidirectional, 120 click bezel and the watch is tested and rated at 500m depth.
Yes, this one has a screwdown crown as you would expect, which is placed at 3 o’clock, etched with the logo of the brand and filled with BGW9 lume. A helium escape value is housed at 9 o’clock too.
The Seaborne case is made of 316 L stainless steel and has an engraving of a Sea Turtle which symbolizes strength, endurance and agility, says AUDRIC. Lug width is 22mm, so you have a huge choice of aftermarket straps and bracelets if you like. There’s a pre-production price of US$600 and delivery is expected around August – much depends on how things return to normal after Covid-19 of course regarding international shipping times.