Yema has revived its Urban Traveller range, which bears an uncanny resemblance to the popular AP Royal Oak and TissoT PRX models. Nothing wrong with being inspired by great design of course and many brands are now offering tapered bracelet link, 40-42mm dress watches with waffle, lined, linen or other kinds of dial finish. This time the Traveller gets the in-house Yema 2000 calibre auto … Continue reading Yema Revives The Urban Traveller
Been a while since we checked in on Kickstarter and we found there’s plenty of new stuff to get excited about. LINX EFFECT First up is the Linx Magellen, created by an indie brand based in Philly, who are making a dive style watch with a modest 100m of resistance, considering its high spec. Screwdown crown, sapphire crystal, uni-click countdown bezel and superluminova all add … Continue reading Three New Watches We Spotted on Kickstarter
Advisor watches in Singapore has a new project on pre-order, which channels that old school Genta magic. You will have to be patient if you like this one, six months wait time or more. But it isn’t too pricey. Here’s the word; The full steel Protégé timepiece pays tribute to one of the greatest designer in watch history of the 70s. With the squared octagonal … Continue reading Indie Brands: Advisor Tribute to Genta Design
Czapek has a new Purple Panda available as a limited edition, well actually it is sold out, even at 29,000 CHF. But that sparked a question; is purple the new green dial? You see last year green dials were popping up all over the place, from plam frond Rolex Oysters to a Panerai Luminor Marina. They were lit, as they say on US sitcoms. But … Continue reading Watch Dials: Is Purple The New Green?
The latest incarnations of the famous AP Royal Oak seem to be very much a complete model range, covering lots of bases. Plus they fitted a brand new in-house calibre. Now that’s a statement that other luxury watch brands cannot ignore. Consider this too; if people are willing to pay 15-18K for a Submariner to jump a queue, then maybe they could stretch to 20K … Continue reading Latest AP Royal Oaks Are Gunning For Rolex
OK, let’s be honest, cheap watches from China are never gonna be collectable. Then there’s the whole Covid thing and whether you should buy stuff made by slaves in a totalitarian dictatorship. Oh wait, you like iPhones, microwaves and BMW 1 Series cars, so that’s OK. One thing most watch fans agree on is the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, with the classic Genta design case … Continue reading Fancy an AP Royal Oak Homage for Car Boot Money?
Would you pay £15,000 for a mint Rolex Submariner Batman to a complete stranger on eBay? No, of course you wouldn’t, even if you were Carrie Symonds and some clown had given you 30K to spend on any fripperies that caught your eye. But there is a solution to the problem of transferring lots of cash for Swiss watches, and eBay have been busy perfecting … Continue reading Escrow: Ugly Word, But Beautiful For Watch Buyers
There are lots of green watches this year. For example JLC has launched a green Reverso, which retails at £7200 and has a green strap option too. Then there’s that weird Rolex palm tree thing. Hmmm, let’s move on. Thing is, the green Reverso works well because this is a physically small watch, designed back in the days when gents wore little 32mm case things … Continue reading Is Green The New Blue? No, And It Never Will Be