Jaeger LeCoultre has joined the pre-owned party, by launching its own Collectibles series of watches, sold via their website. Refurbished and restored to concours classic car standard these are vintage watches with that factory fresh feel. Beautiful to look at, hand crafted too. For now there are just 12 pieces on sale and we love the Master Mariner from the late 60s, but at 24,000 … Continue reading JLC Just Launched a Mad Money Pre-Owned Section
Alpina is a strange brand. On the one hand, it is Swiss, kinda old school in its outdoor lets-scale-the Matterhorn sort of way. But then, it’s part of the Citizen empire and we have a real hard job swallowing a £1900 price tag for a Citizen watch. The other things that bug us about the limited edition Alipner Regulator are the fuzzy homage to AP … Continue reading Alpina Alpiner Regulator. The Jury is Out
Torgoen has decided this 38mm case trend is kinda boring and they’re going large. How large? Well try a 47mm diameter case on the T47 watch, a tribute to the iconic Jumbo Jet from the the 60s and 70s. The jumbo jet defined mass market air travel, it changed everything. For the first time in history, decently paid working class people could afford to jet … Continue reading Torgoen’s Jumbo Size 47mm Watch is On The Runway
Are Pagani watches any good? We see that question a fair bit on Google and the answer is yes, especially considering the price. These are not collectable watches, they’re everyday autos and quartz models which give you a taste of Swiss style, without breaking the bank. There’s nowt wrong with that, as we say up North. Pagani are one of the most successful homage watch … Continue reading Need a TAG Aquaracer Vibe? Pagani Can Help
Every now and then we actually buy a watch online to review it, so you don’t have to. Nah, we ain’t got Rolex money lying around in Batcoin, so instead we review cheaper Ali Express and budget models. So, ever heard of Anthony James? Nope, we hadn’t either, but a Secret Sale email promised us a rosy gold plated skeleton watch with 80% off the … Continue reading Reviewed: Anthony James Skeleton Dress Watch
Heimdallr isn’t a watch brand that’s been on our radar. But after a late night Google search for watches with the ETA 2824 Swiss movement, we found this dive model. The spec is impressive for the price. Stainless steel case and bracelet (the cheaper option has a silicone strap), sapphire crystal with AR coating, superlume all over the indices and hands, screwdown crown, screw type … Continue reading An ETA Movt, 300m Dive Watch for £225? Get Sharkey
Good question. The short answer is that a bumper auto watch works by using kinetic energy to bounce the rotor from one side of the watch to the other, thus winding it as you move your wrist. A conventional automatic lets the rotor slip back and forth using gravity, but the springs inside a bumper send the rotor back on its original path. It’s a … Continue reading What Is a Bumper Automatic & How Does It Work?
Some new retro styled automatics from Rotary, marking their 125th anniversary this year. Now let’s be clear Rotary is no longer a Swiss company, but if you fancy an automatic watch, with sapphire crystal and some nice vintage style then you cannot really go wrong for £249. These are limited to 300 examples in each style by the way. There’s a lume green model, canvas … Continue reading 125th Anniversary Models From Rotary Have the Retro Touch