Don’t know why, but the modern Baume and Mercier brand has never floated my boat. Like Maurice Lacroix, most Baume & Mercier models always seem overpriced for what they offer, especially in terms of resale values on the pre-owned market. OK, a perpetual calendar is one of those Swiss features that impresses. Accuracy, precision, day/date features – like having an old school desk flip calendar … Continue reading Limited Edition Baume & Mercier: Very Nice, But 17K Down The Drain
US microbrand Weiss has a new limited edition model on its site. The Tennessee Tangerine dive watch offers 300m of resistance, an in-house caliber movement, plus sapphire crystal and a wooden display box too. Handmade in the USA, there are just 20 examples of this orange dial watch available. 120 click unidirectional bezel and it has a sapphire crystal see-thru caseback as well. Rubber strap … Continue reading Weiss Tangerine Dream: 20 Piece Limited Edition
NWC mag only asks the question because we have seen a few tonneau and square case watches lately, most of them taking inspiration from the art deco JLC Reverso, plus the Swiss brands of the 1930s and 1940s like Wittnauer, Bulova, Rotary, Cyma and many more. The latest duo from Alpina, part of the Citizen group, are a perfect example of this retro trend, which … Continue reading Alpina Carree Automatic: Maybe Less is More?
You know Raymond Weil watches are very good, Swiss made and all that and have been since the 70s when the company was founded. Yes, like Frederique Constant it’s a relatively young Swiss brand and for NWC mag RW has always been a bit like a Honda Accord; sturdy, reliable and the type of thing your well off uncle or Grandad would drive. Same deal … Continue reading Finally, A Raymond Weil You Don’t Have to Apologise For
Got to admit this Jack Mason Strat-o-timer looks the biz. Love that domed crystal, retro Joker purple and black bezel, lone star Texas detail on the dial, plus it’s an automatic. With a steel bracelet this US assembled watch ticks the right boxes and has a GMT feature as well. Plus C3 lume splashed all over the dial for night moves. This is your classic … Continue reading Jack Mason GMT Joker: Cool Looker But Kinda Pricey
Nivada Grenchen have a fairly groovy 70s revival watch on their site right now. The Chronoking in orange captures the era perfectly, but has the benefit of a Seiko VK Mecaquartz movement inside the 38mm wide case. Reliable and easy to replace if things go wrong one day. There are various steel bracelet and leather strap options and the watch retails at $479, which is … Continue reading Nivada Grenchen Chronoking; 70s Retro Vibe, VK Movement
A catchy song lyric if ever there was, and a decent value GMT from microbrand Enoksen, based in Belfast NI. Enoksen are known for their no-nonsense dive watches, which offer super impressive depth ratings like 1000m for very little money compared to Swiss brands. The new EO7/A GMT is another watch that delivers on spec vs price, at just £375 retail. For that you get … Continue reading Roam If You Want To, Roam Around The World
Milus has added a see-thru caseback option to its understated Snow Star range. The automatic Snow Star Supreme is a 39mm dress watch, with a steel case and sapphire crystal. Inside the ETA 2892 movement offer proven reliability, with easy servicing too by independent watchmakers and repair shops. It’s a movement which has its roots way back in the 70s, although there are modern touches … Continue reading Milus Snow Star Supreme Gets See-Thru Caseback