La Touraine Divers: 200m Ability, Sharp Styling, Affordable Too

La Touraine is a relatively young Indie watch brand that is constantly trying to raise their game. The latest Maritimer and Seafarer models being a strong case in point. The Maritimer Sub homage has all the classic design cues you want, plus it delivers on water resistance at 200m, ceramic bezel and C3 lume. We…

Islander Hemel Hawkeye, Compact Collab With Great Lume

We have lots of time for Islander watch collabs, especially when they look as sharp as this Hemel Hawkeye Flieger. All the classic elements of aviation themed watchmaking are in the mix, plus great modern lume too. Nice size at 39mm across, Seiko automatic movement and 100m of resistance, what’s not to like? Here’s the…

Vaer R1 Chronograph Is a Great Value Mecaquartz

Every biker knows and loves the Yamaha R1, arguably the best sportbike of the late 1990s beating the Fireblade in some respects. But how about the Vaer USA Racing R1, is that a game-changer too? Nope, it’s just a great value meca-quartz wristwatch, with sharp styling details, a Seiko movement and a range of sub-dial…

Doxa Army Will Inspire a Legion of AliExpress Homages

This is one good looking dive watch, with that cool checkerboard dial design really standing out. 300m of depth resistance is respectable and sapphire crystal uni-directional bezel and engrave caseback all add to the mix. There’s a steel bezel insert and a bronze insert choice too, and we think the bronze one really adds a…

Timex T80 Gets Neon Dial Colours – US Range Only

Timex has added some neon dial colours to its US only T80 digital watch range. You can now buy the T80 retro with pink, orange or lime green neon dial shades, which look super 1980s. Yep, relive those days of day-glo leggings and cocktail lounge lighting for just $69. That’s a cheap digital watch. UK…

Mondaine Just Added a Backlight, And We Kinda Like It

The Mondaine watch is a classic. Swiss railway clock design, clear dial and markers, plain straps – you know what you are getting. Well the  latest model called the Giant – actually there is a 35mm ladies size too – is a 42mm wide gents watch with a Ronda quartz movement inside and a red/black…

Mondaine Ultra-Thin 40mm Back in Stock

Mondaine sent us a quick update on their Simply Elegant model, which is a super slim 40mm dress watch with the famous railway clock dial design. Quartz movement naturally. The Milanese mesh bracelet also lets you choose the perfect wrist fit. How does that work? Lift the tab on the clasp with a screwdriver and…

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…