Remember the compact American cars of the 80s? They were all the rage in a time of fuel shortages and price hikes, just after the Iran hostage crisis and the beginnings of the US industrial sector shutdown, where mines, steelworks, car plants and lots more heavy industry all got abandoned as cheaper imports flooded in. To add insult to injury, after losing your manly Springsteenesque … Continue reading Oris x Cervo Volante: Retro Compact, But Cooler
As activists around the developed world furiously try to impose their Marxist utopian visions on the rest of us, one target in their sights in consumerism itself. XR and many others want us to consume less – of everything; from meat to fast fashion, plastic to Swiss watches. Those who disobey this edict can often find their companies being boycotted on Twitter, or other Woke … Continue reading Can Recycled Watches Help Save The Planet?
We thought you should know that Grand Seiko has not bowed down to the new religion of Wokery and stopped making leather or croc straps. Indeed they just posted a detailed article on how much time and care they put into creating their bespoke leather watch straps. Yep, real leather, made from animals. Take that snowflakes. The process involves making a leather sandwich of cow … Continue reading Grand Seiko Still Making Exquisite Leather Straps
Formex has sent us info on their latest incarnation of the Reef dive model. It gets a white dial option which is handy but more important for us at NWC mag is the techie gadget stuff. You can change the bezel and the straps, all without tools. That’s a neat trick, because usually you need a case knife to carefully prise a bezel free and … Continue reading Formex Updates Reef Dive Model, New White Dial Option
Yes it is the one accessory that adds a touch of modern space race magic to a classic design like the Speedmaster. The straps are made from Velcro and carry the famous NASA logo. They retail in the UK at a hefty £165 but if you have £5000 for a Moonwatch you will laugh at such trifling matters. More here. Continue reading Omega Speedmaster Fan? You Need a NASA Strap
It was Earth Day earlier in March which gave Timex brand Salvatore Ferragamo the chance to offer a range of skeleton models with straps made from recycled materials. The first thing worth noting is that this is an automatic watch – so no battery. Once you understand the chain of supply for lithium batteries, and how often they need to be replaced, it’s obvious that … Continue reading Salvatore Ferragamo Earth Day F-80 Skeleton
I only ask the question because having worked for a few years in a pawbroker’s shop I can honestly say that not only have I seen no interest at all in the few Baume & Mercier watches in stock, but nobody ever enquired about a particular model either. Two people in two years came in Baume & Mercier watches to sell and were shocked at … Continue reading Can Baume Survive as An Independent Brand?
Trikona watches have a new Kickstarter project live right now, with Swiss quartz movements inside UK designed cases. They’re striking, clean, modernist designs and funding targets have already been reached so the project is a goer. Here’s some details from Trikona. Trikona London introduces their affordable range of Swiss Made Warrior watches. The SIGNATURE and R3SOLUTE collections both champion the ethos of “The Power of 3” and “A … Continue reading Kickstarter: Trikona’s London Look