NWC magazine has noted in the past that pro criminal gangs are targeting luxury watch owners. Could be on the streets, at a golf club where East European women pretend to be collecting for charity, or at home, where raiders will often enter armed and ready to torture the occupants to get what they want. And what they want are Patek, Mille, Rolex, Hublot and … Continue reading Cavendish Home Raid Highlights Dangers of Luxury Watch Ownership
We love classic Omega watches, most likely you do too. But there is that high ticket entry cost, with the Seamaster Aqua Terra automatics now starting at £5000 and a Prestige retro model retailing at £4900 all the way to £12,000. But what if you love that classic beads of rice bracelet, dress watch look and still want a genuinely Swiss made watch? Well we … Continue reading Mido Multifort Powerwind: Is This The Omega Homage For You?
Why? Well first, take a look at the clean, balanced and deep blue dial. No fancy logoscript messages, just a bold twin sub-dial layout, classic chrono style, with that graduated blue colour adding visual appeal. Big piston type pushers bring the 50s and 60s to mind, the golden era of motorsport chronograph watches of course. Broad arrow hands. Decent sized date window too. So yeah, … Continue reading If You Only Buy One Omega, The Speedmaster 57 Should Be It
The Timex T80 digital retro watches capture that arcade game vibe perfectly, so some new colours should help boost interest for collectors. Like Swatch did back in the day, Timex are adding some collector appeal by offering buyers a chance to buy the set as it were. So we now have new grey, blue and purple watch cases in the T80 line-up. You have that … Continue reading Timex Add Colours to Their T80 Retro Range
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?
There’s something magic about watches that tie in with motorsport, classic cars or motorcycles. It’s the gear cogs I reckon, the dials and needles etc. All engineering is fascinating, whether it’s a Honda NSR400 with ceramic liners and two stroke soundtrack, or a Breitling Avenger…which is better than any Chrysler Avenger for sure, even the V8 Tiger. Oh yeah, they made a V8 Hillman Avenger … Continue reading Petrolhead Watches, From Budget to Luxury
It’s always worth looking at the latest models from Timex. We love them because yeah, it’s a fashion brand, but they market their heritage with some elan. OK, the modern ones aren’t going to be truly collectable, but hey, they do the timekeeping job with more panache than many other fashion brands in the same price range. Yes Daniel Wellington, Kors, MVMT, Boss, Armani, Cluse … Continue reading Watch Picks: Timex New Arrivals
The Hippocampus is a crazy name for a watch, but a mythical sea creature is fine by us and you may well like the bright colours of this model, which Italian brand Vertigo has on Kick right now. Orange, blue and green fume dials really pack a punch and we like the chunky hour markers. They kinda look like pieces of a a mosaic, so … Continue reading Vertigo Hippocampus: Super Lume & 300m Dive Ability