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…

Dan Henry 1945 Nails That Military Look

Dan Henry make some very nice retro watches and the new 1945 model, which marks the end of WWII, really does float our Bailey Bridge here at NWC mag. The metallic bezel and case give that functional look, the black dial option, or the panda both have cockpit style appeal and the Cathedral hands are…

Ball Engineer 1917: GMT For Modern Explorers

The latest from Ball Watches in Switzerland, celebrating that polar explorer chap Shackleton. Here’s the word; The 41mm Engineer III Endurance 1917 GMT features our Manufacture GMT Caliber RRM7337-C – a true GMT chronometer – wrapped in a 904L stainless steel case and shining with micro gas tube luminosity. Three complementary models are also available, each designed…

A Waiting List For a Hamilton? Yep, Seriously

The latest from Hamilton is a surprising one; a vintage aviation style chronograph, with a grey dial, modest 40mm case width and vintage details like the military style numbers and lume. At £1800 this isn’t cheap and even with a 60 hour reserve and sapphire crystal, there are cheaper alternatives around from many Indie brands….

Citizen Nighthawk: Get The MilSpec Look Every Day

Pure military watches can often be too basic, too functional, like say CWC models. Plain dials, big numbers, good water resistance.  Seiko do a similar thing with their Field watch, and if you want to splash out, you can buy a homage to the Seiko from IWC which costs £4500. Nice. But somethimes, it’s cool…

Little Bit of Peaky Blinders Magic From Ball Watches

It’s almost Peaky Blinders season in the UK. That’s the time of year from Easter to about mid-July, when men of all ages squeeze into ill-fitting houndstooth check suits, add a pocket watch plus fob chain and start drinking at 8am. Then they board an 3 Advisory MoT minibus, driven by a retired cabbie with…

Let’s Power Up The Seventies

If you fancy a tonneau shaped case retro watch, you have two choices. Buy an older 1970s vintage watch and gamble that it will keep reasonable time, or invest in something like this new Certina DS-2, which has the trusty Swatch Group Powermatic 80 automatic movement inside. Yep 80 hours of reserve, lots of modern…

Focke-Wulf Flieger Does The Job With German Efficiency

If you love collecting military themed watches then the legendary aircraft manufacturer, Focke-Wulf is a great name to have on the dial. Even better, these Swiss movement, quartz watches are good value at about £220, plus import taxes. Nice bold numbers, overall aircraft cockpit dial design is just what you expect from a brand name…

Raven Airfield on Pre-Order Now

Raven watches sent us a heads-up on their Airfield Pilot/Field model. This 40mm wide watch is easy-to-read, comes with a white, green or black dial and has a sapphire crystal too. Inside you will find the workhorse Seiko NH35 automatic movement, so you have no worries there. Beautiful polished steel bracelet on this one, retails…