One of the most elegant retro chronographs on the Indie watch market, the Baltic Tricompax is back on sale, as the French brand offer new stocks. White or black dial, your choice and same price tag of £1585 and the high quality Sellita SW500 Swiss movement inside. That offers 63 hours of reserve power on a full wind btw. There are lots of automatic retro … Continue reading Fresh Stocks of The Baltic Tricompax Are Back Online
There is no doubt that China loves skeleton dial watches. If you check out Ali Express you’ll see tons of them there, in every case design, every segmented dial, tourbillon, open heart, twin balances etc. Then there are brands like Corum, ostensibly Swiss but very much a China owned brand these days, with a range of skeleton dial watches. So it’s good marketing from TAG/LVMH … Continue reading TAG Monaco Skeleton: Nice Colours, Bit Too China Focused?
At just under £10,000 for the latest ZM watch, or £13, 300 for the GMT model, the latest timepieces from camera brand Leica are exactly what you would expect. More minimalist than a Bauhaus kitchen appliance, coming in either moody monochrome black, or a polished steel case variant. But either way, you have a segmented dial plate with a small date window and whatever that … Continue reading Leica ZM Series: Reassuringly Expensive and Granite Hob Black
Citizen have gone back to 1973 for inspiration for their new retro case Eco-Drive models, which some very impressive power saving tech inside them. Even if just exposed once to light for 12-40 hours, Citizen claims the new E365 series will stay charged for 365 days in complete darkness. This was one of the bugbears with older Eco-Drive watches in the past, you put them … Continue reading Citizen E365: Time Machines, With a Year’s Worth of Power
The word from Seiko as they launch a new GMT Prospex, which offers dive functionality with a little dress watch appeal blended in there too. Ice blue or the green dial? Hard to choose really. The ice blue one is £1600 though, some 200 notes more than the other two dial colours. Cheeky bit of price-walking eh? Seiko introduces a new movement in the long-trusted … Continue reading Seiko Prospex GMT; Dive Meets Dress and It’s a Winning Formula
It’s great news today as Orient officially enters the UK watch market. The brand is part of the Epson/Seiko empire and has been available online from eBay and other sites for years, but it’s nice to see an official UK distribution network and the back up on warranties etc that goes with it. The bad news is that the prices have walked upwards with the … Continue reading Welcome to the UK Market Orient, Loving Your Work
NWC mag only asks the question because a few years ago it looked like Hamilton was coasting frankly. The Ventura, like the Omega Moonwatch, had become a predictable homage to past glories. The Khaki Navy I had in the shop gathered dust for 18 months, unwanted even at £475, mint with a box. Some buyers think Hamilton watches are made in the USA even today, … Continue reading Are Hamilton Turning It Around At Last?
Yes, if you love Rolex then it’s worth knowing that UK website Watchfinder.co.uk has a 48 hour flash sale right now. There is some debate across the watch world right now on which models are declining, or just holding steady in resale value. Certainly Subs and Daytonas are always going to be demand, so we cannot see much room for price drops there. But the … Continue reading FYI, Watchfinder Has a Flash Sale on Rolexes Right Now