Timex T80 Gets Neon Dial Colours – US Range Only

Timex has added some neon dial colours to its US only T80 digital watch range. You can now buy the T80 retro with pink, orange or lime green neon dial shades, which look super 1980s. Yep, relive those days of day-glo leggings and cocktail lounge lighting for just $69. That’s a cheap digital watch. UK…

Watch Market News UK: 14.08.22

A quick round up of some wristwatch related news, from across the Google based universe. TUDOR DEALER OPENS IN BRISTOL Bristol, the wokest city in the West, now has a new Tudor franchise. It’s part of the Watches of Switzerland (WOS) group and is a standalone Tudor boutique located in Cribbs Causeway. WOS say they…

Touch of Bespoke Luxury For The Chinese Market

Blancpain’s Chinese calendar Villeret model is a real work of art, I mean how can you not admire that movement and its delicate, intricate metalworking? It’s also a very smart marketing move as China is perhaps the biggest market for Swiss watches over $3000 in the world. Here’s the word from Blancpain; A complication exclusively…

Dear Watch Brands: China Is Watching You

Recently Audemars Piguet lost a brand ambassador because of the long-running spat between China and Taiwan, which could lead to war of course. Short-lived war, as nobody would dare try to assist Taiwan, let’s face it. But the bitter argument raises questions about the views of watch brand amabassadors. How do their values sit with…

Are Blockchain Watch Passports The Future?

Here is an interesting round table discussion on blockchain tech and the benefits of blockchain passports for luxury watches. For the brands, it’s a definite win because they are getting lots of customer information and they know that the watch is genuine, and has a service history when it comes to PX time, plus they…

Is Rolex Fever Destroying The Luxury Watch Market?

Straight talk from the Editor’s keyboard; I only ask the question because according to trade magazine WatchPro, one quarter of the entire Swiss watch industry is Rolex sales. The UK is arguably one of the most Rolex obsessed markets in the world, as the 2020 launch of the new Oyster, GMT and Subs showed. Flippers…

Whistleblower Rolex Case Will Never Go To Trial

Documents have been filed in Chicago USA which could – in theory – see a full scale jury trial of senior Rolex dealership directors accused of racketeering. Yep, that old Capone era felony is still on the books! The case revolves around three former employees of CDP, an authorised Rolex dealership, who tried to blow…

Cadmore Online Watch Auction Preview

We took a look at the Cadmore online auction, which is fast approaching and has some interesting watches on offer. A 2010 Panerai Luminor with box and papers is worth a look, especially if you can get it for about £2600-£3200, as it is in mint condition. A new one is about five grand, so…