Top Picks From the Summer Watch Sales

More Summer Sale goodness online right now! After your NWC mag edictor picked up a Citizen Eco-Drive chrono at H Samuel for just £90, we were tempted by these discounts in the Stuhrling sale. The Sailtimer quartz has a hefty 50% off and is now £87. The chunky  42mm wide watch has 200m of resistance,…

MOD Watches: BBMODs Offer 30 Euro Off Cardinal Monster

Priced at 675 euro, the BBMODS Cardinal Monster is an expensive option compared to many custom builds, but look at the quality. Superb rose gold finish, Seiko NH36 movement of course, plus sapphire crystal and Lumibrite on the hands and markers. Seiko branded dial too, which you don’t get on many MOD watches. That case…

It’s a Seiko-Tudor Mash Up From Pagani

Every watch brand takes inspiration from others. You can only arrange hands, numbers, sub-dials and winding crowns so many times before you repeat the past. It’s kinda like the Ed Sheeran songbook, sounds eerily familiar in many places… But that remixing of established elements brings great watch design within the reach of mere mortals earning…

Seiko 5 Sports GMT: It’s the MOD Look, But Factory

It’s always a good day for watch fans when Seiko has news and yesterday they released info on the new Seiko 5 Sports range. They have many of the lements that Seiko MOD watch lovers know very well, and a hint of SKX about them, which is a very good thing. Price wise we are…

Yep, They’re Price Walking the King Seiko Range

The King Seiko range got some new editions last week, and due to livin la vida loca in Blackpool for the Jubilee, your NWC scribe missed the update. They are retro heaven, but expensive at nearly two grand. That is kinda cheeky we think. Here’s the press info; Two new hi-grade mechanical watches are added…

Seestern Grand Seiko Homage, Worth a Look?

Chinese brand Seestern is one of the better choices on AliExpress. True, their dive models tend to cost a bit more than a `sterile’ dial, DG movement rival. But you get a bit more quality control with the brands like Pagani, Heimdallr, San Martin and others – including Seestern. So the latest model is a…

Mod Watch Week: Pick Of The Pops

It’s MOD watch week here at NWC mag, which means we made time to browse the web looking at finished MOD watches we might like to buy. BB MOD Let’s start in France where BB MOD are always producing some sharp Seiko derivatives, can we suse that word without sounding like a City trader? Hell…

Orient Star 1964 Second Edition. Yep, Green is Cool

Always got time for a retro dive watch from Orient, which is of course part of the Seiko group. Love the power reserve indicator and that green fume dial colour too. Here’s the word; Orient Star will introduce two new Diver 1964 2nd edition models to its Sports Collection. Created in 1951, Orient Star has…

Flash Sale Code on Seiko MOD Watch

BBMOD in France sent us a couple of pics of newly completed Seiko MOD watches. The Pepsi MOD has a meteorite dial for that unique textured effect, plus a bit of faded burnt orange on the bezel, rather than the usual red. Stands out nicely. Price is 755 euros, plus any UK taxes that HMRC…

The 36mm Grand Seiko Sakura Blossoms

The latest from Grand Seiko; The 1967 44GS was the watch that first embodied the design code known as the “Grand Seiko Style”, the set of nine principles which gave Grand Seiko its distinctive look and which still inspires every new creation. Now, 55 years on from its first appearance, the 44GS design is commemorated…