You know what, the Victorinox Swiss Army Knife is one of the true design classics of the 20th century. For that reason alone, I always check in at Victor’s site, just to see what is new and the Journey 1884 range are worth a look. Quartz movement or automatic, with prices starting at just £499. Not bad for a Swiss brand, entry level for sure … Continue reading Victorinox is Ready For The Journey
Luminox has added three new dial colour options to its Navy Seal 3000 model, here’s the word; Take your pick within three new dial colourways: lush green, sandy brown, or classic white and an all-new sapphire crystal with anti-reflecting coating for ultimate performance. For us the white dial with black numbers is probably the easiest to read in low lighting, so arguably the best choice … Continue reading Luminox Navy Seal 3000 Gets New Dial Colours
Jet Star, what a cool name for a watch that is. Bulova has also delved back into the golden age of Pan-Am, BOAC and TWA for inspiration, creating a modern classic. Now the original Jet Star was a slightly different looking watch than this revival; square cased, almost TV dial style with a day/date feature set lengthways at 6 o’clock. Kinda like some Brew watches … Continue reading Bulova Jet Star: Retro Time Traveller
After a chat on Twitter recently with Chris, who is trying watch repair for the first time, it got your NWC Editor thinking back to the apprentice days of watch reapir, ten years ago. Yes, back then I could barely swap a battery in a Storm watch without scratching the case with a slip of the knife. But a longtime watch fettler called Ernie walked … Continue reading What’s The Best Watch Repair Kit For a Beginner?
LIV watches has their grey dial GX1 quartz back in stock. The popular model was a sell out last year but now you have a chance to snap up this grey number again. Flash of red on the chrono pusher, plus some orange hands and dial details all provide a bit of contrast. Some nice lume in the dark too. It’s a big watch at … Continue reading LIV GX-1 Cool Grey Chronograph is Back
Singapore based Indie brand Undone has a new Seiko VK61 powered chronograph on their site and the twist is customize before you buy. Yes, you can choose the bezel finish, dial colours, strap, hands and other items on the website, then buy. So you are getting a personal version of the latest Mystique Neptune model, with its fume type dial finish. At $289 it’s kinda … Continue reading Undone Mystique Neptune: Customise It Your Way
Timex has added another variant to the Waterbury quartz range, with this red/grey number, which features a mixed materials strap. Lots of watch brands are now eschewing leather as the animal rights activists join climate and Trans activists in issuing death threats online, organising road blocks and attacking corporate property too. Regardless of how you, the customer, feels about using animal products, the safest option … Continue reading Timex Waterbury GMT, With Mixed Materials Strap
Hoffman sent us a heads up on their core colection of Racing 40 watches, which are back in stock on the website, in a variety of dial colours. The quartz chronograph is available with a purple, black, yellow, grey or white dial, and that familiar panda 2-subdial layout adds a real vintage touch. We like the purple best tbh, just so different. The Racing 40 … Continue reading Hoffman Restocks Supply of the Racing 40 Chrono