Fun, Retro and Affordable: Seiko Ultraseven Ltd Edition

Some watches are destined to be collectors items and the Seiko 5 Limited Edition Ultraseven is one of them. It celebrates an old school Japanese TV show, bit like Space 1999 or UFO from Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s stable of children’s shows in the 60s and 70s. The Ultra seven were basically a force defending…

The Coolest Date Window Feature Ever? Possibly

Just take a second or two to appreciate the details on this new Yema automatic FlyGraf model, especially the date window. Available in different langauges, but so compact, yet so clear. Retro, yet fresh. You know what it remids us of at NWC mag? The old day/date flipover calendars you once saw on every desk,…

Timex Add Colours to Their T80 Retro Range

The Timex T80 digital retro watches capture that arcade game vibe perfectly, so some new colours should help boost interest for collectors. Like Swatch did back in the day, Timex are adding some collector appeal by offering buyers a chance to buy the set as it were. So we now have new grey, blue and…

Timex Marlin Gets a 60s Makeover

Timex has delved into its back catalogue and found the handsome Viscount model. That’s the inspiration behind the latest Marlin automatic watch, which has the distinctive, bookend shaped tabs at the quarter hour markers, plus a green or blue dial and now a champagne silver option too. The silver dial arguably captures the spirit of…

Hamilton PSR Captures That 70s Zeitgeist

The 70s were a dark decade in many ways, but digital watches were a new fad that turned the watch industry upside down and made almost everyone embrace the new push-button timekeepers. Suddenly actually winding up a wristwatch seemed like something from the war, totally outdated. Hamilton has revived that 70s vibe with this new…

Orient Neo Classic Has That 70s Thing Going On

Orient, which is part of the Seiko family, has three new Neo Classic models, which tap into that 70s Worldtimer vibe very nicely. Prices? Orient aren’t saying but let’s take a guess at about £280 plus VAT from German/EU sources. Here’s the word; Orient will launch three Neo Classic Sports models to its sports collection….

Sekonda Airborne: Yep, It’s a Budget Homage to Accurist

Sekonda and Accurist are essentially the same company – they also own Limit too – and it’s no surprise when some Sekonda models are fairly similar to Accurist watches, which tend to cost more. So the latest cushion case Sekonda Airborne is a budget homage to the Accurist cushion case Retro Racer, which was launched…

Reviewed: Sekonda Classic Has 60s Style, Modern Quartz Movt

Have to admit I love old Sekonda mechanical watches. The very first watch I fixed was a dead Sekonda/Raketa TV dial thing from the 70s which was clogged with dirt, cost a fiver at a watch show. Deep joy getting it going with a simple clean up, and it still runs 9 years later. Yeah…