Mido are upping their game with a bonus strap included in the price on their Mido Ocean Star GMT. The 200m dive watch has a chunky 44mm case, plus sapphire crystal and ceramic bezel. It’s a classic Swiss adventure watch and now as well as a steel bracelet, you also get a NATO strap included in the £1140 price. Here’s the word; MIDO is enriching … Continue reading Mido Offers Ocean Star GMT, Now With Extra Strap
Your NWC mag editor wanted to find out, so it was on the workbench, case knife at the ready and iPhone camera rolling. If you buy a fake Moonswatch on AliExpress then you can’t really expect the movement to be Swiss, or even very good quality. Or can you? We decided to take a look at the Chinese quartz movement to find out. On the … Continue reading What’s Inside a Fake Ali Express Moonswatch?
The Valjoux 7750 remains one of our fave watch movements here at NWC mag. Why? Reliability that’s why. It just keeps going, for decades, which is what you want from a Swiss movement in our view. For although fancy complications are always interesting to brag about or look at via a caseback crystal, you can’t beat the feeling of picking up an old faithful watch … Continue reading LIV Greener With a Valjoux 7750
if you were bidding on a Moonswatch on eBay and didn’t want to pay £500 or more, don’t worry, there are other space themed watches out there. Some of them have Swiss auto movements too, like this one. LIV watches are known for bold colours and chunky cases and the Saturn V Moondust ticks those boxes. It has a sort of textured finish on the … Continue reading Moon Swatch Regret? Try a Saturn Moon Dust Instead
The M79 Automatic was a nice retro looking divers style watch from US brand Timex last year and the back-in-the-day theme continues for this year. The 2020 Marlin trio, in green, black or cream dial flavours, all capture the 1960s feel of classic Timex watches but have the benefits of being assembled in a modern manufacturing plant in the Phillipines. Timex isn’t one of our … Continue reading Timex Marlin 2020 is a Great Value Miyota Powered Automatic