The latest special edition from Seiko, which pays tribute to the late great martial arts exponent Bruce Lee. The entire Kung Fu/Karate boom of the early 70s was arguably driven by Lee’s charismatic appearances in the TV show Green Hornet and the big box office hits like The Big Boss and Enter The Dragon. It’s hard to describe what a huge effect this guy had … Continue reading Whuuaaaah! Bam! Seiko 5: Special Bruce Lee Edition
Accurist make some nice watches. I’ve changed batteries in over 1000 of them, fettled older Accurists with Miyota and Swiss mechanical movements too. Great heritage brand, generally very durable. The modern day British company (watches assembled in the Far East, maybe the Philippines ) offers some sharp designs and the new Origin range is worth a look. So, is this new mens Origin skeleton auto … Continue reading Accurist Origin Skeleton Auto: Seiko Power, Worth The Price?
Undone has offered two new dial options for its Vintage style chronograph, which is powered by the ubiquitous Seiko VK meca quartz movement. Truly reliable, the VK64 powers lots of Indie watch brands and it makes a great starting point. The 40mm wide case has vintage style piston pushers and it sits 12.7mm high on the wrist. K1 crystal by the way. You can customise … Continue reading Undone Urban Vintage Chrono: VK64 Power, Retro Lines
Yeah the 62 Mas Seiko Diver’s 200 is one of the most copied watches online. Sorry we meant to say homages. Yep. It’s a classic 1960s design; chunky case, bold markers and hands so you can see them underwater and lots of lume. A 200m depth rating back then was something special, so 150m was the benchmark. But this modern version has 200m and is … Continue reading Seiko Recreates 62 Mas. It’s £3200. Guess You’ll Need Those Homages
This is a new brand for us at NWC and we have to say, these Seiko powered watches look like well designed, all rounder watches, with that extra retro touch. The Voyager is a VK series mecaquartz, so you have a reliable engine inside the 41mm case. Crystal is sapphire, there’s a date feature, plus the usual chrono functions. Dial colours range from a beautifully … Continue reading New Watches: Say Hello To The Wayforth Voyager
Seiko has been busy recently celebrating 55 years of the famous 5 automatic model. There are four new models, all due to make it into the shops in September. Our fave is the multi-coloured one. Three share the 42.5mm wide SKX case, plus there is a more compact 39mm model for you retro fans, which will be available in July 2023. Here’s the word from … Continue reading Seiko 5 celebrates 55 Years, Four New Models Launched
Fashion brand Jack Mason has just pulled something pretty decent from the bag in our humble opinion at NWC mag. The Avigator is a decent looking retro chronograph, with a choice of dial colours, vintage pusher details, plus Italian leather strap and 100m of water resistance. It isn’t ground-breaking, just great value, powered by the trusty Seiko VK series meca-quartz movement. Here’s the word; “The … Continue reading Jack Mason Avigator: Cool Motorsport Chrono, Meca-Movement
Sometimes a stopwatch is useful, that’s why the chronograph with its two pushers has proved so popular since the 1960s. But do we really need four pushers on one watch case? I would argue not, as they tend to dig into your wrist or hand when doing stuff like fixing motorcycles, driving, lifting things or any other everyday task. Especially on bigger case watches that … Continue reading Seiko Speedtimer: Stopwatch on The Wrist