Total Bargain: 100mm Dive Watch For £20

You have to admire Argos UK, they know how to hammer prices in these hyper inflationary times. How does £19.99 for a 100m Casio dive watch sound? Yes, we thought so too, which is why we bought one. The MRW design has been around for years now and in some regards this is a modern…

Pick of The Father’s Day Watch Deals

As Father’s Day approaches in the UK, we take a look at some of the watch bargains around. Because, a watch is always a winner for many a bloke. ACCURIST CHRONOGRAPH The retro themed Accurist chronograph is now down to £84.99 on the company’s UK website and that’s a decent saving. Classic black dial, white…

Boldr Releases Extra Odyssey Regatta Admiral Pieces

Boldr has released an extra 50 pieces of their Valjoux 7750 powered Odyssey Regatta model, which is one for the sailing fans out there. Brilliant blue dial, race timing feature, chrono pushers naturally, plus sapphire AR crystal and QR bracelet. Priced at $1299 – for just one week – this one of the cheaper Valjoux…

Mod Watch Week: Pick Of The Pops

It’s MOD watch week here at NWC mag, which means we made time to browse the web looking at finished MOD watches we might like to buy. BB MOD Let’s start in France where BB MOD are always producing some sharp Seiko derivatives, can we suse that word without sounding like a City trader? Hell…

OK, Your Watch Won’t Work With a New Battery, Now What?

This can be a common problem and there are plenty of reasons why the watch doesn’t want to start ticking again. Let’s start with the basics and assume you had a go yourself and don’t really know what you’re doing. One. You fitted wrong battery. Easily done, for example a 364 or a 377 will…

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…

Marathon TSAR Arctic: Large Diver Packs a Punch

Marathon Watches has a new addition to their TSAR range, aimed at outdoor adventurers. An impressive 30mm depth rating, sapphire crystal and gas tube lume are some of the features. Here’s the word; The Marathon legacy continues with the latest addition to our Search and Rescue (SAR) collection: The Arctic Edition TSAR™. This quartz watch builds…

Bulgari Octo Finnissimo: The Grand Folly Of Invention

In watchmaking there is always a record that can be broken. Back in the 50s, there was a great rivalry between Swiss brands to make the world’s thinnest watch. That was no easy thing in the era of chunky mechanical movements and relatively primitive machine tools, cutting, alloys etc. Well Bulgari are tapping into that…

Crafter Blue Rubber Strap For Rolex Models

Crafter Blue has sent us details on their rubber strap for Rolex models. Not everyone wants to give a Rolex that dive watch look, but if you fancy one, simply to save the original bracelet picking up scuffs n scratches, then they retail at $85. Here is the word from Crafter Blue; Rubber watch bands…

Want to Be Hypnotised? Buy a Triple Axis Watch Winder

Yes, there is nothing so addictive to view as your fave automatic watch spinning like a politician explaining oligarch donations. This Pulsar 360 watch winder mimics those gyroscope toys, which some of you junior scientists might have enjoyed as children. Send the watch all over the place and get that rotor turning. Here’s the word…