The word from Seiko as they launch a new GMT Prospex, which offers dive functionality with a little dress watch appeal blended in there too. Ice blue or the green dial? Hard to choose really. The ice blue one is £1600 though, some 200 notes more than the other two dial colours. Cheeky bit of price-walking eh? Seiko introduces a new movement in the long-trusted … Continue reading Seiko Prospex GMT; Dive Meets Dress and It’s a Winning Formula
It’s great news today as Orient officially enters the UK watch market. The brand is part of the Epson/Seiko empire and has been available online from eBay and other sites for years, but it’s nice to see an official UK distribution network and the back up on warranties etc that goes with it. The bad news is that the prices have walked upwards with the … Continue reading Welcome to the UK Market Orient, Loving Your Work
NWC mag only asks the question because a few years ago it looked like Hamilton was coasting frankly. The Ventura, like the Omega Moonwatch, had become a predictable homage to past glories. The Khaki Navy I had in the shop gathered dust for 18 months, unwanted even at £475, mint with a box. Some buyers think Hamilton watches are made in the USA even today, … Continue reading Are Hamilton Turning It Around At Last?
Is the watch boom over, or just settling down after a mad five years or so? For us, the Rolex boom is probably over, as Rolex seeks to commandeer control of the pre-owned market via its dealer network. The end result will be that buyers resent paying top dollar for refurbished, or buying used watches that cannot be serviced by independent repairers. Models like the … Continue reading Watch Market: Watchfinder Makes Reductions on 500 Watches
Cerberus Watches is a venture created by two watch repair guys from Nottingham in the UK. They looked at many Indie brands and Swiss brands and thought they could create something interesting and good quality, for not too much money. The result is Cerberus Watches and their skeleton dial automatic is on Kickstarter now if you fancy buying into it. It has already hit its … Continue reading Say Hello To The Cerberus Series 1 Skeleton
British brand Bremont has posted some financials and for the first time in seven years the UK watch manufacturer has NOT made a loss. That’s encouraging on its own, but they have also announced a new wealthy investor, on Bill Ackman, a US billionaire, who has taken a slice of the pie. All good stuff, especially as Bremont has invested a fortune in making watches … Continue reading Has Bremont Finally Turned The Corner?
We had another scout around the web for watch bargains as the final reductions are applied in the January Sales. WATCHO ONLINE UK How about a Baume and Mercier Riviera down from £3380 to £2704? The smoky grey dial Riviera has a tweaked movement with 120 hours of reserve, which is impressive, plsu a see-thru caseback. A green dial Seiko 5 at £199 is also … Continue reading January Sales: More Online Wristwatch Bargains
Pragnell of London, Leicester and Stratford-upon-Avon, are one of the bigger independent watch shop chains in the UK. The company has posted its latest financial results and they make for interesting reading. Prior to 2020 a substantial amount of business was with EU customers, but after Brexit was finally agreed in early January 2020 Pragnell has replaced nearly all the lost EU consumers with UK … Continue reading Pragnell Watches Posts Latest Financials