MOD Watches: Mod Spex Manchester is Worth a Look

We occasionally check out the Etsy platform for watches, as you can find some fashionista types selling vintage watches that they really know nothing abot. Bit of a lucky dip, but you might pick up a lesser know Swiss mechanical for £20 or so. But I digress, let’s talk MOD watches because we love them…

Watch Shopping: St Anns Square Manchester

St Anns Square in Manchester is one of the best places that watch fans can shop this Christmas. Within a few hundred metres you have nearly all the authorised big name Swiss dealers, plus independent watch shops and pawnbrokers. Bremont has just set up a shop-within-a-shop franchise with Signet, better known as H Samuel and…

Latest Trends In Rolex Watch Thefts

Now and then NWC mag likes to read the latest court cases relating to Rolex watch thefts. Not only is Rolex the best selling brand (over 3K) in the UK by a long way, but it is the most targeted by thieves. Why? Simple really, they can offload stolen Rolex watches quicker than any other…

Micro-Brand Watches: LPW Luna One Is On The Launch Pad

It’s always great to find a watch brand just down the road, and Manchester based LPW have a great looking Sellita powered dive watch on the Kickstarter launch pad, ready for take-off when the Coronavirus dies down a bit. This is a dream project, like so many watch manufacturing micro-brands today, driven by the founder’s…

Basic Clean Up on a Regency Vintage Swiss Watch

Is it worth servicing older watches made by the lesser known Swiss brands? That is a question that every jeweller, watch trader and antique dealer should ask themselves, because generally the answer is a firm No. Given that a decent watchmaker will charge about £150 as a minimum for a stripdown of a mechanical movement,…

Workshop Report: Basic Refurb on an Orient 3 Star Automatic

If you like what you see and you have a vintage wind-up, or automatic watch that you would like to have fettled, then send a DM on Twitter @warrWatchCo anytime. Prices start at £35 for a basic clean, plus insured post of £6.50. Or you can email; warringtonwatchco@outlook.com and send as many photos as possible…