Do you like building your own MOD watches? Well if so this new Certiga movement from Crafter Blue makes an interesting alternative. It’s based on the Seiko NH34 which is a mainstay of many watch MOD projects. You can choose standard auto or GMT model by the way. The tweaking looks like blue screws and a bespoke decorated rotor, otherwise it’s pretty similar to the … Continue reading Hey Watch MODDERS, Fancy a Juzzed Up Seiko NH34 Movement?
Timex has released a new variant of the Marlin automatic, which has a 60s Mod theme. That trad red, white and blue colours from the RAF roundel are reworked on the hands, plus a red stripe across the balance wheel, which is visible through the porthole on the caseback. The 39mm steel case is a homage to the 60s and 70s Timex cases, with an … Continue reading New Watches: Timex Marlin Mod Edition
OK, time for another scout around the web to see if we can find some tempting January Sale prices. ROCKING MODS WATCHES We love the Seiko Batman in blue and black, which features the trusty NH35 movement, 40mm case, Merc hands plus big cyclops magnifier. At £235, down from £320 this one is a decent buy. Also at £255 there’s a rose gold and two-tone … Continue reading Watch Sales Round Up: Best Online Deals We Spotted
In the world of MOD watches we respect anyone with the time, skill and patience to create their own watch. It is a job made easier now thanks to the plethora of parts available online, plus You Tube videos showing you how to assemble the movement, bezel, crown and stem, strap, crystal etc. But if you aren’t confident or just don’t have 500-600 quid to … Continue reading MOD Watches: CS Blackout is A Cool Customer
Not as woke as the Oscars. Not as amusing as the Golden Globes and mercifully shorter than thanking your agent speeches at the BAFTAS, we present our very first NWC magazine Tickety Boo Awards. If you’re from another culture, Tickety Boo is English slang for `everything is doing nicely’ so there y’go. We don’t have any budget for trophies, plaques or little statues, but we … Continue reading It’s The Northern Watch Co Magazine’s Tickety Boo Awards 2022!
The Ikigai brand is a new one for us, but we are so glad to discover it today on Kickstarter. The Maru, which is definitely funded and going ahead for 2023 delivery is a stunning, Japan themed design which makes a superb alternative to a stock Seiko or Orient watch. Sure, you can always MOD a Seiko, but we haven’t seen many with this level … Continue reading Kick Watches: Ikigai Maru is a Genuine Real Seiko Alternative
A new watch brand you say? Always worth a look, here’s the word from Denmark; Danish horological architect Thomas Funder, in colab with Watch Angels, brings back 1970s monocoque design in a light, modern and minimalist way. With his ergonomic and modular Funder case, Thomas Funder has not only designed a remarkable and highly recognizable watch, he has created a watchmaking platform for watch enthusiasts. Måne. The first … Continue reading The Mane Project Gets The Green Light
Yes, we love MOD watches here at NWC mag because they often look sharper than factory spec watches. Plus it’s that personal thing isn’t it? Like a well honed Triton, or a V-twin chopper, it’s something you specified, customised. So Hong Kong based Casio Architect’s site is worth a look if you collect the Casioak series. Yes, Casio themselves will tempt you with myriad limited … Continue reading We Just Discovered Casio Architect: It’s G-Shock Heaven