Do you like super slim watches? Well Skagen are renowned for their thin case designs and the latest solar powered fashion watch, the Grenen Solar Halo might just tick the right boxes for you. No battery replacement every 2 years, plus it has some recycled materials in its construction too. Handy. It’s 37mm across, so either gender can wear it. Although we couldn’t see the … Continue reading Skagen Super Slim Grenen Solar Halo
Some watches do it all, others are more specialised and if you’re a regular seafarer then a watch that calculates the low/high tide is kinda handy. Add on some temperature info, plus a compass and you really do have a watch for all kinds of days and nights out at sea. The Timex Expedition North has been around as a range for a while and … Continue reading Timex Tide-Temp, Plus Compass, Equals Ocean Adventure
It’s always satisfying when you bring an old watch back to respectable running order. Not every rescue effort is successful, because watches get water inside, they are poorly serviced – or not serviced at all. Then there are cheap watches like this 1973 Timex. The US company famously ran a factory in Dundee for decades, making clocks and watches using basic parts and built to … Continue reading Repair Shop: Refreshing a Ten Quid Timex From eBay
Collabs are great. They offer watch brands a chance to team up with an avant garde design house, artist, musician or fashion brand. So look at the Vivienne Westwood Swatchs of the early 1990s, which captured that baggy, mad for it Happy Mondays, house music era perfectly. Affordable for ordinary people too. Or the tie-up between Rolex and the famous Daytona endurance racers of the … Continue reading TAG Mario Kart: Everything That Is Wrong With Collabs in One Watch
Dare to be different. That was the tagline on Bike magazine way back in the 1970s and it still holds true today, whether it’s bikes, cars or watches. Xeric has a new project on Kickstarter and it features a wandering hour hand. Difficult to explain but if you imagine an outer track showing the minutes and an inner track containing bob-weights showing the hour, then … Continue reading Xeric Scrambler Is a Wandering Star
Yes we did too. So when a mate of the Editor’s asked if he could fit a new battery in his TAG Monaco look-a-likey, it was a good opportunity to make a short You Tube video revealing. Some of these fake watches are fairly convincing from a distance with heavy cases, beefly leather straps and proper logos crafted in Photoshop. So what kind of cheap … Continue reading Ever Wonder What’s Inside a Fake TAG Monaco?
TAG Heuer has released a red version of its famed Carrera model and for those with a liking for bold colours, this will be a real collectors item. The most popular dial colour for gents watches is blue, by a long way, with perhaps black and champagne/silver being close runners up when it comes to chronographs. NWC mag predicts this model will prompt a special … Continue reading TAG’S Red Devil Will Spark A Revival This Autumn
The H Samuel summer watch is on right now and it is worth a look, especially if you like mainstream fashion brands, plus Seiko and Citizen. In fact I liked a Citizen chronograph so much I bought it. At £90 down from £299 originally, it was hard to resist. The Eco-Drive cell is typically good for about 10-12 years before losing its power and the … Continue reading Best Watch Deals: H Samuel Sale is Worth a Look