Once upon a time, Ali Express automatic watches were cheap and cheerful. Indeed we bought a few here at NWC to review. Some were nice, others had some issues. But you can’ deny that overall the quality needed to be improved. Well, now it is happening, same deal as Chinese motorcycles basically, they get better and you pay more. So this latest Tudor homage from … Continue reading Seestern/Sugess Tudor Homage: Worth $200?
Here’s a thing you may not know, many decades ago a `waterproof’ watch often only offered about 50m of resistance underwater. Fact is, materials and manufacturing processes in the 60s watch industry were designed to mass produce cheap watches. A few Swiss and luxury brands made 200-300m dive watches, which were assembled by hand and cost the same as a small car. Times change, and … Continue reading Is a 100m Dive Watch Good Enough For Today’s Market?
No often you see a new Rolex being released especially one that has a depth rating of over 12,000 feet. This Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Challenge celebrates James Cameron’s super deep diving missions. Yes, there is going to be the Mother of All Waiting Lists for this one. The 44mm case watch has the 32 series Calibre inside, with Parachrom spring and offers 70 hours of … Continue reading Rolex Just Dropped a New Dive Watch, Rated at 12,800 Feet. Seriously
Now officially released, the cool Casio G-Shocks with that red glow at night, are live and on sale. From the olden times of Suzuki GS750 motorcycles, red glowing clocks have been deemed cool and who are we at NWC to argue that point? So the trick thing about these 40th anniversary G-Shock Flare watches is the semi opaque case, which lets the redness shine through … Continue reading Those Flaming Red G-Shocks Are in The House
Luminox has released a black dial variant of the 45mm Navy SEAL watch, with a crackle black finish on the dial. It’s got 200m of resistance a Swiss quartz movement inside, plus mineral glass crystal. Chrono functions of course, plus a generous splash of lume on the hands and markers. A silicone rubber strap and carbon type case finish off the military spec on this … Continue reading New Black Dial Edition For Luminox Navy SEALS
Luminox are an interesting watch brand, offering adventure themed timepieces at a reasonable price. It’s tough out there for mid-range watches because most people seem to want the luxury/collector stuff above 3K, or the super cheap Chinese and Indie brand homages to the rich and famous. But Luminox has its own distinct style. Like LIV, Christopher Ward, Magrette, Yema or many others, Luminox has realised … Continue reading Luminox Navy SEALS Diver: Swiss Quality on A Tight Budget
Surf’s up dude. Bremont has a new limited edition variant on the Supermarine dive model. The Waterman Apex is 500m resistant watch, with a beefy 43mm case diameter. It’s available in blue or black, 250 pieces each. Expensive at £4,795. Here’s the word from Bremont; “Tested by legendary big wave surfer and all round waterman Laird Hamilton, the Waterman Apex is a highly technical dive … Continue reading Be Laird of The Waves With the Bremont Waterman Apex
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 classic. Like many Casio watches it’s all about function, so … Continue reading Total Bargain: 100mm Dive Watch For £20