Ball Roadmaster M Chronograph: COSC Class But Overpriced?

Ball has a brand new Roadmaster M Chronograph and it is a COSC grade, 41mm titanium case model, with gas tube lume and and two dial colour/bezel colourways. We like the blue best. The bezel is bi-directional  by the way. In-house movement and enhanced anti-shock resistance are two features worth noting. On the downside, the…

Say Hello to Varon Chiri Watches, South Korea

It’s a great thing democracy. It gives people freedom to create things with their own money and spend that cash on whatever they want, rather than live in a feudal or communist system, where the State/Crown ultimately owns everything. Including you. There is a great democracy in watchmaking in the 21st century as well. You…

Bamford’s LR001 Is a Minimal Delight

Lightweight titanium case, a segmented dial plus punchy caseback graphics – all adds up to a superb tool watch from Bamford London. Just 130 of these Land Rover Defender tribute watches will be made, with a bespoke box being part of the deal. The watch has a beautiful brushed alloy wheel kinda finish and we…

New Oris Limited Edition: Vintage Time Machine

Oris has a new limited edition model on its site. The Waldenburgerbahn celebrates the local railway track which links the Oris factory to its suppliers and customers. As you wouild expect, it’s a railway style watch with a locomotive graphic relief on the caseback, plus the black dial and typically bold chapter ring numbers you…

New Farer Swann Chronograph is Edgy, Retro & Elegant

Farer has new chronograph on its site and love the purple dial Swann version. The classic style chrono has soft-edged button pushers, a 39mm case, plenty of lume, plus sapphire crystal and see-thru caseback. At £2095 this is a luxury priced Swiss movement wristwatch, albeit entry level when compared to some Oris, Hamilton’s Intra-Matic and…

Timex Tide-Temp, Plus Compass, Equals Ocean Adventure

Some watches do it all, others are more specialised and if you’re a regular seafarer then a watch that calculates the low/high tide is kinda handy. Add on some temperature info, plus a compass and you really do have a watch for all kinds of days and nights out at sea. The Timex Expedition North…

Boldr Odyssey Freediver GMT: Solid Performer

Boldr has added another Freediver to its range and we are loving their work. The Odyssey Freediver 40 and 45mm models are a nice looking range, with a  great tech spec, but the latest GMT version is even better. Here’s why. The styling is sharper and has the fashionable two toned bezel, in brown, green…

Pop Quiz: Who Was Once Known as Python Lee Jackson?

The answer is Rod Stewart, who released a single under that moniker ealry in his career before joining the Faces. But let’s consider this super bright green Python watch from LIV. It’s big at 45mm across and has 200m of resistance as well. Sapphire crystal, silicone strap for the outdoors life. It also has a…