Ball Roadmaster GMT Gets The Batman Bezel

Ball Watch in Switzerland has launched a Batman variant of their Roadmaster Pilot GMT model, which looks just as classic as you would imagine. The Pre-order price is £1990 which is a heck of a lot cheaper than a Rolex Sub – but then, it isn’t a Rolex. Here’s the word from Ball; As a…

Seestern Summer Sale, Plus Discount Code

Seestern has a summer sale on right now, with some decent discounts on the regular RRP.  Their orange dial Doxa lookalike is now $189, and the Sugess vintage, 70s style, twin dial chronograph is $199, down from $349. The Sugess 37mm Pilot watch, which has a similarity to the Zenith El Primero is down to…

Oris Pro Pilot X – Light, Durable, Designed For Life

Oris are of course renowned for their dive watches, but the new Pro Pilot X models premiered at Watches and Wonders this week offer a a laid back, almost hippy look. With dials in grey, pale blue and a pale orange, they are kinda restrained dress watches, but maybe that understated look is a good…

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…

Alpina’s Bumper Auto Is Homage Heaven

Alpina has revived the bumper automatic as part of their Startimer range and it really captures the vintage look. Inside there is a clever update on the traditional 1940s/50s bumper automatic, which as many collectors know usually has two big springs acting as shock absorbers for the bouncing weight, or rotor. Here’s the word from…

IWC Spitfire: Fabulous Flying Machines

Swiss brand IWC celebrate the mighty Spitfire fighter plane, which many historians argue was crucial in the Battle of Britain during the summer of 1940. There’s a lot to be said for the Messerschmidt bf109 of course and the Me262 jet could well have turned the tide for the Nazi regime, had they been able…

Sinn 717 Wins Design Excellence Award

Latest from Sinn in Germany, who have won a German design award. The jury honours the conceptual design of the 717 with the award Excellent Product Design 2022 for “combining the past with the future in the most stylish way and perfectly embodying the brand DNA of Sinn Spezialuhren down to the last detail.” “We…

Hamilton Khaki Pilot: Vintage Looks, Modern Tech

Hamilton’s new Khaki Pilot Mechanical channels the spirit of the 19th century pocket watch, but in the altogether handier wristwatch format. Of course, you could buy a vintage pocket watch that’s been re-cased for wristwatch duties, often called a marriage watch. But this is brand new, not a century old or more, so you get…