What’s Inside a Fake Ali Express Moonswatch?

Your NWC mag editor wanted to find out, so it was on the workbench, case knife at the ready and iPhone camera rolling. Actually the Sunon movement inside the £28 Moonswatch look-a-like isn’t too bad and if you need to change a battery it is fairly easy to get inside and snap the caseback on…

Super Sea Wolf White Cap – Surf’s Up Dude

Some watches have got that summer Point Break vibe, you know, where you learn to surf on the FBI’s time and accidentally end up robbing banks and jumping out of aircraft without a parachute. Easily done. What better accessory for that hi-octane ride than the new Zodiac Super Sea Wolf, which not only has a…

Hamilton Ventura S Has That Art Deco Class

Yes, the Ventura was worn by Elvis, plus featured in a Men In Black movie – we need to get that stuff out of the way. Let’s look at the real history that underpins the Hamilton Ventura, which is the cross-cultural architecture that built America as a 20th century superpower. By that, I mean the…

Mido Ocean Star 200 Makes a Nice Entry Level Diver

If you want a Swiss branded dive watch then you can choose something from as little as £500 to over £50,000. At the entry level you have brands like Hamilton, Tissot and Mido offering great value, nearly all powered by the Swatch Group Powermatic 80 movement. Over 80 hours of reserve is nice to have,…

Glashutte Disco Chrono Ltd Editions: Cool, But Megabucks

Glashutte have released two limited edition variations on their Seventies Panorama Chronograph, in turquoise/disco blue and orange dial flavours. Produced in 500 pieces each these will retail at about £13,000 in the UK and feature that classic `TV Dial’ design from the late 60s/early 70s. The 37 series calibre movement has an impressive 70 hours…

Neat Idea: New Watch Modders Case For NH36 Movt

The Seiko NH36 auto movement is one of the most popular for watch Modders, as it’s cheap and reliable. Easy to fit hands, chapter rings and a huge range of aftermarket dials too. So A-1 Mod on Kickstarter are onto something with their new, quirky looking case, designed to accept the NH35 movement. It has…

LIV Diver, With an Orange Twist

LIV has a limited edition dive model in a striking orange colour scheme – ideal for KTM owners and Dutch footie fans we think. The spec is the usual good value from LIV, here’s the word; “The GX-Diver’s 44mm Signature Orange features a unique black dial, an Elaboré grade, 26-jewel Swiss automatic movement, date cyclops…

Be Laird of The Waves With the Bremont Waterman Apex

Surf’s up dude. Bremont has a new limited edition variant on the Supermarine dive model. The Waterman Apex is 500m resistant watch, with a beefy 43mm case diameter. It’s available in blue or black, 250 pieces each. Expensive at £4,795. Here’s the word from Bremont; “Tested by legendary big wave surfer and all round waterman…

Davosa Ternos Ceramic GMT: Serious Rival To Ball or Oris?

Davosa is one of those brands we keep forgetting about until we do a random browse for dive watches on eBay and there you are, at least two or three of them pop up. Swiss made, with 140 years of independent watchmaking heritage behind them, Davosa is an alternative to something like an Oris, Ball…

Yema Superman 500 Shows an Engineer’s Touch

The new Yema Superman 500 has just arrived and it’s an impressive dive model. French company Yema has been making improvements to the Superman and this limited run of 200 numbered first edition watches is the result. First of all, let’s hear it for 500m of depth resistance for USD$1190 – that is real value….