A pure one off by George Daniels or Roger Smith would really be something to own for sure, but for mere mortals with less than a million to spend a limited edition of 20 pieces by Weiss is worth a look. The titanium field watch features a blue dial, 38mm wide case and is hand made in the USA. Inside the lightweight case there’s a … Continue reading How Rare Do You Like Your Watches?
Tool watches are great. Could be a Timex Expedition, an MWC or a Seiko Alpinist. Or something like this new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Solargraph, which is a bit pricy at £2550. It has a certain utility edge, with a dun grey, sandblasted titanium 40mm case and bezel, no fuss dial and big cyclops date window. Plus you get 200m of water resistance, which is useful. … Continue reading TAG Aquaracer Solargraph; Versatile Adventurer
A new field watch? That’s always worth a look, especially when it’s an automatic and costs way less than a Rolex Explorer. Or even a Hmailton Khaki for that matter. Indie brand RZE have this new project on Kick right now and early bird deals start at £185, which is undeniably affordable. OK, spec-wise we have a 38mm case naturally, with sapphire crystal and Seiko … Continue reading Kickstarter Watches: RZE Valour is a 38mm Field of Dreams
We spotted this project on IndieGoGo – it’s also on Kick – and although we loathe the way brands deliberately add capital letters to their name, it’s a good looking titanium watch with a Swiss STP movement. A 40mm case, sapphire crystal, 44 hour reserve and DLC coating all add up nicely to create a moody, dark timepiece. But we have to confess, this watch … Continue reading Portahl Titanium Peacemaker Is Almost There
The latest model from Weiss is a limited edition titanium case field watch, which is hand made, with just twenty pieces available. That’s pretty rare, and as you would expect from a handmade operation it’s expensive at $2500. Made in the USA too, which is a nice extra touch if you live there and want to support watchmaking in the US, rather than Switzerland or … Continue reading Weiss 42mm Field Watch Ltd Edition
The latest TAG Monaco is a cool black edition, which doesn’t really do it for us at NWC mag, as we are diehard Gulf colours and blue dial fans, but for you carbon fibre lovers, here’s the word; Racing enthusiasts and lovers of bold, innovative watches will be thrilled with a new special edition of the Monaco chronograph – a dramatic watch inspired by a … Continue reading TAG Monaco Special: DLC Black, Rose Gold Hands
The military watch should always be basic; stripped down to the essentials, clear dial numbers, lume, decent winding crown so you can operate using gloves outdoors – those kinda touches, do we agree? Yeah, Seiko have been doing this right for decades and ther’s a range of mil-spec Indie models too. But if you want a Swiss brand name, then Hamilton has this titanium case … Continue reading Hamilton Khaki Field Titanium: Basic Tool, Touch of Cool
Why do watch companies always seem to use steel for watch cases? Well, there are gold or bronze of course, but the fact is, stainless steel is super durable for decades and fairly scratch resistant too. But how about a watch made from aluminum, which is super light like titanium? Bulgari are all over it, with their Steve Aoki special edition which mixes those two … Continue reading Bulgari Steve Aoki: Superlight Aluminium/Titanium Blend