What is A Curta Watch?

Good question and one we had no clue about until today. Seems there was a mid-20th century lateral thinker called Curt who invented a pocket sized cylindrical calculator. Back in the 1930s that was groundbreaking stuff and although Curt was sent to a concentration camp during WWII, he survived and eventually persuaded a rich guy…

Hmm a Timex Dress Watch For £475 – Worth It?

 Timex have been making some very nice looking watches for the last few years now. Automatics, retro 80s digital, everyday quartz, chronographs etc. They have all the bases covered and some of their Waterbury autos make an interesting alternative to an Accurist, Seiko or Citizen auto or solar watch. But when we get to £475…

RZE Valour Chrono Has That Spa Endurance Vibe

RZE are one of our fave Indie brands at NWC because they offer great value and always have an eye for vintage details. The Valour chronograph being a case in point. The case styling has echoes of the 1970s BWC, Zenith or Breitling chronos, all angular edges and chamfered profile on the wrist. The pushers…

If You Only Buy One Omega, The Speedmaster 57 Should Be It

Why? Well first, take a look at the clean, balanced and deep blue dial. No fancy logoscript messages, just a bold twin sub-dial layout, classic chrono style, with that graduated blue colour adding visual appeal. Big piston type pushers bring the 50s and 60s to mind, the golden era of motorsport chronograph watches of course….

Rolex Just Dropped a New Dive Watch, Rated at 12,800 Feet. Seriously

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…

Yeah, That Seiko Rowing Blazers Collab is Going Well

It’s only been a few days since the special Rowing Blazers fashion collab Seiko 5 watches came out, but two are sold out already. Just the green and orange dials left if you fancy one and the retail is £550. OK, that is expensive for a modern Seiko 5 which can be found starting at…

Like Big Watches? Maybe the MVMT Raptor Is For You

It doesn’t look that well finished in the photos, that’s the problem we have the MVMT Raptor, which shares a name with an old school Cagiva motorcycle. That Raptor was fun as your NWC recalls from his bike testing days, but this one has a Miyota movement inside, open heart window and some allen key…

Xeric Scrambler Is a Wandering Star

Dare to be different. That was the tagline on Bike magazine way back in the 1970s and it still holds true today, whether it’s bikes, cars or watches. Xeric has a new project on Kickstarter and it features a wandering hour hand. Difficult to explain but if you imagine an outer track showing the minutes…