Crafter Blue Bon Voyage; Classic Chrono Style for $299

This classic styled Bon Voyage model from Crafter Blue is a nice 70s style watch, with a Seiko meca-quartz VK series movement inside the 42mm case. It has the usual sapphire crystal, but the dial is enamelled, not just printed on, which is a beautiful old school touch. Most 19th century pocket watches had enamel…

Grand Seiko Notes Govt Honour For Master Watchmaker

Proper watchmaking is still a human thing, depsite the steady march of the AI controlled machines. Sure, Rolex can bang out over a million watches a year and partly, that is down to automated machinery which designs, cuts, shapes, polishes and finishes all manner of parts and even assembles some of them using the sort…

Honda Fan? Seiko Super Cub Edition is Just For You

You could argue that the humble Honda C50 Cub was the one mode of transport that revolutionised society in the 20th century. Yes, the Beetle was a cheap mass produced car, but it was still beyond the reach of many Germans in the 1930s, it was – like the electric SUVs of today – a…

Yeah, That Seiko Rowing Blazers Collab is Going Well

It’s only been a few days since the special Rowing Blazers fashion collab Seiko 5 watches came out, but two are sold out already. Just the green and orange dials left if you fancy one and the retail is £550. OK, that is expensive for a modern Seiko 5 which can be found starting at…

Those New Speedtimers Should Hit Seiko Dealers in November

The new colour variants of the Seiko Speedtimers should be in the shops next week, says Seiko’s press team. The tasty solar powered Speedtimers have caused plenty of interest worldwide with their sharp styling and decent spec for the price. We expect that the new variants will be the same price as the existing Seiko…

Island Watches Phoibos Abalone: Stand Out Value, That’s All

Some Indie watch retailers know their onions, that’s all we are saying and Island watches in the USA are one such enthusiast driven outfit. They know that Seiko’s NH35/36 movements offer super reliability with great wholesale prices. Plus there are tons of variations that the keen watch Modder can make to a 300m, steel case…

Kick Watches: Ikigai Maru is a Genuine Real Seiko Alternative

The Ikigai brand is a new one for us, but we are so glad to discover it today on Kickstarter. The Maru, which is definitely funded and going ahead for 2023 delivery is a stunning, Japan themed design which makes a superb alternative to a stock Seiko or Orient watch. Sure, you can always MOD…

William Wood Fearless Collection is On Fire

Yeah we couldn’t resist the fire pun and why not, when William Wood are famous for supporting ex-firefighters, who are real heroes, not prima donna celebs, politicians or footballers. The three variations on the Fearless theme share the charcoal, rough cast dial finish, plus a 40mm case  and a colour-matched fireperson’s helmet on the caseback….