Dan Henry 1945 Nails That Military Look

Dan Henry make some very nice retro watches and the new 1945 model, which marks the end of WWII, really does float our Bailey Bridge here at NWC mag. The metallic bezel and case give that functional look, the black dial option, or the panda both have cockpit style appeal and the Cathedral hands are…

A Waiting List For a Hamilton? Yep, Seriously

The latest from Hamilton is a surprising one; a vintage aviation style chronograph, with a grey dial, modest 40mm case width and vintage details like the military style numbers and lume. At £1800 this isn’t cheap and even with a 60 hour reserve and sapphire crystal, there are cheaper alternatives around from many Indie brands….

Citizen Nighthawk: Get The MilSpec Look Every Day

Pure military watches can often be too basic, too functional, like say CWC models. Plain dials, big numbers, good water resistance.  Seiko do a similar thing with their Field watch, and if you want to splash out, you can buy a homage to the Seiko from IWC which costs £4500. Nice. But somethimes, it’s cool…

Hamilton Khaki Field Titanium: Basic Tool, Touch of Cool

The military watch should always be basic; stripped down to the essentials, clear dial numbers, lume, decent winding crown so you can operate using gloves outdoors – those kinda touches, do we agree? Yeah, Seiko have been doing this right for decades and ther’s a range of mil-spec Indie models too. But if you want…

Luminox Navy Seals Are Super Value

Let’s be honest, you don’t get a great dive spec from many prestige Swiss watch brands. 200m resistance for two grand? Not that tempting really. But Luminox take that more utilitarian, military spec approach. The new Navy Seal dive models aren’t going to impress your mates at Goodwood races, but they will do the job…

Focke-Wulf Flieger Does The Job With German Efficiency

If you love collecting military themed watches then the legendary aircraft manufacturer, Focke-Wulf is a great name to have on the dial. Even better, these Swiss movement, quartz watches are good value at about £220, plus import taxes. Nice bold numbers, overall aircraft cockpit dial design is just what you expect from a brand name…

New Christopher Ward C63: Carbon Case, COSC Movt

UK brand Christopher Ward has a new C63 variant ready for pre-order. The Colchester celebrates the bravery of the Parachute Regiment and is a black dial, military themed watch, as you’d expect. Para wings logo on the caseback, plus a Swiss Sellita SW200 movement inside, which is COSC standard by the way. Quality. It’s a…

Tool Watch Meets Retro: Gruppo Gamma Field Watch II

Gruppo Gamma has released a new model that they say is a quintessential field watch, characterised by robustness, readability, and reliability. With its workhorse, Seiko mechanical movement, sapphire box crystal and drilled lugs, the Venturo Field Watch II has a no-nonsense name to match its durable spec. Featuring 200m of water resistance and Swiss SuperLuminova…

Farer Exmoor Automatic Has That Military Edge

Farer have a new addition to their range, the Field Exmoor automatic. Featuring a Sellita SW221 movement inside the steel case, this 38mm watch is designed for outdoor adventures and has that classic mil-spec dial. It also has an orange date hand rather than the conventional date window. For £875 this is an expensive alternative…

Latest Ball Engineer II Model; Waco Glider Edition

The latest from Ball Watch Co; On the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, BALL Watch proudly presents the all new Engineer Master II Waco Glider, an officer’s watch that combines vintage style with modern technology. Limited to 1,943 pieces each to commemorate the year that the Waco CG-4A gliders went into…