Dan Henry has given the 1970 Diver a makeover, as it restocks the website with the popular 44mm model. There are four new dial colours, a brace of screw-down crowns, plus date, or no date options. Price is $310 for the watch, which is powered by the reliable Seiko NH34 automatic movement. Rated at 200m depth resistance, they have an inner chapter ring that rotates, … Continue reading Dan Henry 1970 Diver: Refreshed & Ready
The AVi Co-Pilot models from Breitling has a classic feel, with a 42mm case width, chrono functions, plus the three sub-dial and big number layout that ticks the traditional box. It’s a conventional watch, available with a leather strap or stainless steel bracelet. No messing about, no trick segmented dials, skeletons, open hearts or blending of digital tech with mechanical movements. All the better for … Continue reading Breitling’s Refreshed Classic AVI Aviators Hit The Target
A purple dial says two things; one you’re a member of the British Royal Family, or secondly, you just love to stand out from the crowd. Sure every man and his sheepdog own a few blue dial watches, but purple? That’s 70s disco, 80s Prince album. Oris do this Holstein edition thing every June 1st, which is their birthday. This year, it’s been 119 years … Continue reading Happy Birthday Oris, Let The Purple Reign
There is no doubt that China loves skeleton dial watches. If you check out Ali Express you’ll see tons of them there, in every case design, every segmented dial, tourbillon, open heart, twin balances etc. Then there are brands like Corum, ostensibly Swiss but very much a China owned brand these days, with a range of skeleton dial watches. So it’s good marketing from TAG/LVMH … Continue reading TAG Monaco Skeleton: Nice Colours, Bit Too China Focused?
Maybe your holiday destination is Florida, Spain, a Greek isle, or perhaps somewhere more expensive like Antigua. If you like beaches, sunshine and bar snacks from welcoming shacks, then we salute your relaxation goals. One thing worth considering is an all rounder wristwatch, not shoy or flash, just functional, clean and blending in with art deco architecture and vivid sundowner cocktails alike. The latest Seiko … Continue reading Summer Watches: Seiko 5 Midi Offers Beachfront Colours
MVMT are one of those fashion watch brands who are trying to up their game. We salute that aim. Maybe these new automatics are an indicator that things are improving. Fore sure, they don’t really offer great value at £309 apiece, with Miyota 8215 auto movements inside the 45.5mm wide steel case. The depth rating is 200m, which is resepctable of course, plus there’s lots … Continue reading MVMT Launches Basic Automatics: Worth £300?
It’s hard to go wrong with a 300m Seiko Prospex Great Blue `Samurai’ dive watch, all summer long. Big 44mm wide case, well just under, plus a sapphire crystal, beautiful dial and a fair price. So many Seiko models are now over a grand new and that makes this PADI edition a winner at £550 for us. It’s only got 200m of resistance, which is … Continue reading Summer Watches: Seiko Prospex PADI: Great Blue For You
Undone are one of the more adventurous brands in Singapre. Bold colours, interesting movie or comic book character tie-ups, plus a nice range in dive watches. The Aqua II has been around a couple of years and for $460 it offers 300m depth rating, Seiko power, plus a huge crown & protectors. It looks the part, in the more decorative Foxtrot PVD version, or plain … Continue reading Summer Watches: Undone Aqua is a Solid Choice