Is It Worth Repairing an Old Timex Watch? Yes, You Can Do It

Can you take a typical eBay watch selling at £10 as a `runs then stops’ project and get it going? Sometimes you can. Let’s delve into the world of budget watch repair. WHAT YOU NEED Unlike real watchmaking, where you need a fully equipped £3000 workshop, with mini lathe, polishing machine, proper workbench, Swiss tools,…

TAG Tribute To GP Driver Watches Misses The Point

Once Heuer used to pay GP drivers on commission for selling their watches in the paddocks of Europe. Some drivers also received special gold watches from Jack H in honour of their sterling efforts on track. It’s great to celebrate that glorious Grands Prix racing era, but this blingy pastiche isn’t hitting the spot for…

Love Star Wars? The Storm Darth Watch is Kinda Cool

There is perhaps no more dedicated fanbase in sci-fi than those who love Star Wars. Sure, cosplay fetishists can get their kicks from Avatar or Hunger Games conventions, plus 2001 A Space Odyssey is perhaps the most intelligent sci-fi film ever made. But Star Wars is the big enchilada in terms of market impact, arguably…

There’s Something About a Gold Watch

Even when it’s just a gold bezel, gold – especially 18K gold – adds a touch of class to any Swiss watch. So we have a lot of time for the Tissot Gentleman, Powermatic 80 Gold edition, which is a classic gents watch. We missed this one when it was launched back in June and…

Mido Ocean Star 200 Makes a Nice Entry Level Diver

If you want a Swiss branded dive watch then you can choose something from as little as £500 to over £50,000. At the entry level you have brands like Hamilton, Tissot and Mido offering great value, nearly all powered by the Swatch Group Powermatic 80 movement. Over 80 hours of reserve is nice to have,…

Hamilton Ventura XXL: Viva La Deco

The Hamilton Ventura is a true oddity. It’s something quirky and has a strange kind of charm, but it’s probably always going to be less satisfying than a conventional watch. Owners will always get asked `why did you buy a triangular watch?’ Yes, Elvis famously owned a Ventura, but then Elvis also had a bathroom…

Seiko 5 Sports GMT: It’s the MOD Look, But Factory

It’s always a good day for watch fans when Seiko has news and yesterday they released info on the new Seiko 5 Sports range. They have many of the lements that Seiko MOD watch lovers know very well, and a hint of SKX about them, which is a very good thing. Price wise we are…

MOD Watch Week: Adammbommb Dials Deluxe

If you want something made by hand then you have to pay decent money, that’s how it is with classic cars, guitars, clothes or watches. So when we got an email from Adammbommb with pics of his hand-sanded Fordite dials, we thought it was well worth posting the news. In fact this week NWC mag…