Is It Worth Repairing an Old Timex Watch? Yes, You Can Do It

Can you take a typical eBay watch selling at £10 as a `runs then stops’ project and get it going? Sometimes you can. Let’s delve into the world of budget watch repair. WHAT YOU NEED Unlike real watchmaking, where you need a fully equipped £3000 workshop, with mini lathe, polishing machine, proper workbench, Swiss tools,…

Junghans 1972 Competition; Big, Bold & Bullhead

The Bullhead watch is an acquired taste. Yes, the chrono pushers don’t dig into the back of your hand due to the re-positioning, but some think the watch looks a little odd with all the winding and setting stopwatch style, at the 11-1 o’clock positions. Add in some glorious 1970s motorsport style plus a vivid…

Discount Code for Seestern Watches

As it is China’s National Day soon, Seestern watches are offering a 9% discount on selected models. All you have to do is enter the code 9999 at Checkout. Handy indeed and watches like the Sugess 37mm Pilot model, which is an El Primero homage, or the Vintage Sub 600T ( Doxa homage) are worth…

Sekonda Airborne: Yep, It’s a Budget Homage to Accurist

Sekonda and Accurist are essentially the same company – they also own Limit too – and it’s no surprise when some Sekonda models are fairly similar to Accurist watches, which tend to cost more. So the latest cushion case Sekonda Airborne is a budget homage to the Accurist cushion case Retro Racer, which was launched…

Reviewed: Sekonda Classic Has 60s Style, Modern Quartz Movt

Have to admit I love old Sekonda mechanical watches. The very first watch I fixed was a dead Sekonda/Raketa TV dial thing from the 70s which was clogged with dirt, cost a fiver at a watch show. Deep joy getting it going with a simple clean up, and it still runs 9 years later. Yeah…

The Led Zeppelin Remasters Approach

Most Swiss watch manufacturers have an amazing heritage. Some even have old stocks of parts, or complete movements. NWC mag reckons that by taking a cue from the highly successful Led Zeppelin Remasters collection decades ago, watch brands can offer truly limited edition, bespoke pieces, which will attract high retail prices and collector interest. Let’s…

Jack Mason Moto Racing: Handy Fashion Watch?

The vintage style motorsport chrono is one of our fave wristwatch designs here at NWC mag. Not just because we are petrolheads, but the classic two pusher, one crown and twin sub-dials template forged in the 1960s remains a visually pleasing – and easy to read – watch concept today. It has balance, harmony of…

Raven Trekker Vintage Is Back

Indie brand Raven has brought back the Trekker Vintage model, to celebate ten years in biz. Not a bad achievement for any microbrand and the anniversary Vintage watch looks like a quality job too. The two-tone bracelet, black dial variant is our fave, but there are blue and yellow dial options too, plus a gold…