Ali Express fave Heimdallr keep making great looking homage watches, especially the dive variety. The latest Tactical Frog FX features a titanium case, 200m resistance, sapphire crystal and a Seiko NH35 auto movement inside. Details like the C3 lume, screwdown crown and ceramic bezel put this one a cut above the usual China based homage watches in our humble opinion. As you might expect this … Continue reading Heimdallr Pelagos Homage is Smooth As You Like
Seestern just sent us info on their latest watch and it is their first ever titanium case wristwatch too. The lightweight diver is powered by a Seiko NH series automatic and has a depth rating of 200m. It’s not visible on their AliExpress shop just yet, but pre-order should go live soon, with delivery due in April. We predict a £180-ish price tag. Same 39mm … Continue reading Seestern Titanium Homage: Pelagos Looks, Citizen Price Tag
We have said it before at NWC and we will say it again; you get Rolex level build quality, at an affordable price. Consider the latest Pelagos 39mm. Black dial, titanium case, in-house Calibre auto movement with over 70 hours of reserve, plus its COSC certified. That is a class combo. Add in a ceramic bezel, sapphire crystal and lots of lume. It’s a winner, … Continue reading Tudor Pelagos 39 is A Sub For Everyman
A quick round up of some wristwatch related news, from across the Google based universe. TUDOR DEALER OPENS IN BRISTOL Bristol, the wokest city in the West, now has a new Tudor franchise. It’s part of the Watches of Switzerland (WOS) group and is a standalone Tudor boutique located in Cribbs Causeway. WOS say they plan more single brand shops across the UK in the … Continue reading Watch Market News UK: 14.08.22
The latest global sales stats were released late July by the Swiss watch industry and sales of watches retailing at 500-3000CHF (approx £430-£2500) were up by 6%. Might not sound much but it reverses a long term downward trend for mid-market Swiss watches. Maybe the collapse of crypto has soured the tastebuds of luxury watch buyers and they’re looking for value this year, maybe it’s … Continue reading Is The Mid-Market Watch Making a Comeback?
Sometimes less is more. For example, we like custom motorcycles at NWC mag and let’s be honest, you can overegg the cafe racer pudding basin sometimes with too many 59 numerals on your seat hump, or anodised cantilever rearsets. It’s the same with watches, which is why the Black Bay Pro, looking like a freshly sanded gas tank for a Enfield Interceptor project, floats our … Continue reading Tudor Black Bay Pro: Bare Bones Beauty
It’s amazing what a bit of old school 1970s gold paint can do and we love the Black Bay chronograph with a gold/champagne dial for 2022. Those retro pushers and that classic twin sub-dial look hark back to the Valjoux 7733/34 cal chronographs of the motorsports era when Lauda, Hunt, Stewart and Fittipaldi were doing their thing in Grands Prix. We are still liking the … Continue reading Tudor Black Bay Chrono Rocks The 70s With a Gold Dial
Tudor have been making some stunning designs for the last few years and raising the build quality too, as they phased out the old ETA engines. The hands got sharper edges, the bezels got cleaner and the power reserves reached repsectable levels. This new `Root Beer’ Black Bay GMT is spot-on for the modern market and frankly, makes the Watches & Wonders efforts from Rolex … Continue reading Tudor Just Made Rolex Look Asleep at The Wheel