Le Promo Rapide: BBMOD Has a July50 Code

Yes my little British chums, just put JULY50 in at checkout and you can get 50 euros off a selection of BBMOD watches until this Sunday, 31st July. Remember there is some UK duty on top of the website prices, just how HMRC like to do things. We like the military spec Seiko Zulu Forest…

Wolbrook WT Skindiver, Just Fab Value That’s All

Here is a brand we missed until recently, but revival French brand Wolbrook – plus the sub-brand Douglas – are worth checking out. With meca-quartz movements and retro styling they offer great value for a watch assembled in the expensive EU and considering a Douglas watch was once worn by astronaut Neil Armstrong, they have…

March AM2 Calendar is Huey Lewis Hip

That Huey Lewis guy was onto something when he sang `It’s Hip To Be Square.’ For one thing, there’s the TAG Monaco to consider, which is the King of Cool even today, after half a century in production. Let’s not disresepct the Certina DS either, which is a dark, elegant, square delight. Then there’s the…

Yema Wristmaster: Smoother Than Simon Templar

The new Yema Wristmaster has arrived. Teased on Kickstarter, this watch has attracted plenty of interest with the launch target of £42,600 or so easily surpassed with £388,000 pledged. Yeah that’s more faith than season ticket holders at Man Utd. First off, let’s start with that name. Who really wants to be known as a…

Say Bonjour to Bohen Watches: Go Deep Mes Amis

Here is a new watch brand we discovered today online; Bohen Watches, based in France. They are making high quality dive watches, with Swiss movements, steel cases, plenty of lume and a unique date magnification feature. Instead of glueing a magnifying piece of glass onto the crystal of their Mille Mer model, they have inserted…

Charlie Concordia: A Very Cool Customer

We had an email in France recently, telling us about Charlie, a Paris based watch company. This is a new brand for us, but worth looking at, especially the new automatic model, the Concordia. This tool watch has a 300m depth rating, comes with a blue, white or black dial, and a range of straps…

Baltic Gets Set to Launch Aquascaphe GMT

If you’re a fan of Baltic watches then the Aquascaphe GMT launch on Nov 27th is a date to remember. The new watch features a very high spec, with domed sapphire crystal, 316 steel case, superlume numbers and hands, the famous GMT hand of course, plus a beads of rice, polished steel bracelet which lends…

New Baltic Aquascaphe SB01 Launches on 30th June

Baltic are one of the most interesting French watch brands aorund and their new dive model, the Aquascaphe SB01 is launching on 30th June. Featuring a steel case, one direction bezel with 120 clicks, a depth rating of 200m and a screw down crown, this entry level dive watch offers a rugged spec, plus Miyota…

`50s Fun From France; Leaunoir Remixes Retro Pocket Watch Flair

Leaunoir are a French based watch manufacturer looking to combine Italian leather straps, Swiss movements and a certain traditional Gallic flair. Their latest project on Kickstarter is the Neptune Calendar model, which reminds us of vintage pocket watches of the 50s and 60s. With a large winding crown and bold white numbers set on plain,…

Baltic Drops Its Aquascaphe 300 Bronze & Blue Gilt Model

Baltic watches just emailed some interesting news; the bronze blue gilt Aquascaphe diver model is now available. There’s a numbered run of on the first 300 sold too. Price is £663.63 on the Baltic website. So many divers watches now have 44mm case sizes or more, but this one is a more modest 39mm, which…