OK, Let’s Do Some Black Friday Sales & Deals

There are so many Black Friday emails in th NWC Inbox it’s hard to start listing them all, but here are some we thought represented genuinely good discounts. MHD The UK brand has £100 off some selected models and given the hand built nature of these retro styled automatics we think that is worth considering….

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,…

TAG Tribute To GP Driver Watches Misses The Point

Once Heuer used to pay GP drivers on commission for selling their watches in the paddocks of Europe. Some drivers also received special gold watches from Jack H in honour of their sterling efforts on track. It’s great to celebrate that glorious Grands Prix racing era, but this blingy pastiche isn’t hitting the spot for…

Timex Tide-Temp, Plus Compass, Equals Ocean Adventure

Some watches do it all, others are more specialised and if you’re a regular seafarer then a watch that calculates the low/high tide is kinda handy. Add on some temperature info, plus a compass and you really do have a watch for all kinds of days and nights out at sea. The Timex Expedition North…

NTH Devil Ray is Everything a Collab Should Be

Geckota have done a few good looking collabs but this NTH Devil Ray dive model really hits the spot. For us, it encapsulates everything a good collaboration should be; beautiful styling details married to the core functions that motivate watch buyers to invest in something that can weather the storms of life. First off, it…

Kick Watches: Classic Japanese Dress Styling, By Karl Leimon

This dress watch we spotted on Kick has all the typical styling details of an old school, Seiko or Citizen timekeeper from the 80s or earlier. With a 38mm case diameter it’s an everyday watch, works well with smart clothing for a biz meeting or a day at the races. Details we love include the…

Urban Explorer Or Gent-At-Large, Try a Rangemaster

The Urban Gentry is one of the best You Tube channels around, with pithy observations on watchmaking, heritage tales and lively opinions. The Island watch connection has been established for a couple of years and this Rangemaster is the first collab between the Island Watch store and the The Urban Gentry. Powered by a Miyota…

Island Watches Phoibos Abalone: Stand Out Value, That’s All

Some Indie watch retailers know their onions, that’s all we are saying and Island watches in the USA are one such enthusiast driven outfit. They know that Seiko’s NH35/36 movements offer super reliability with great wholesale prices. Plus there are tons of variations that the keen watch Modder can make to a 300m, steel case…