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LIV Watches Price Hike Due Soon

We are fans of the LIV watch brand here at NWC mag. They offer great value, build quality and vibrant styling too. Especially if you prefer bigger 43mm sized watches. Bad news though, prices are going up on June 1st, so here’s the word from LIV.

Since 2017, we have not had a price increase on any of our watches. Today I am announcing a modest increase in both the GX-AC and the P-51 collections. This increase is due to material and production costs going up.

The GX-AC will go up by $100:

  • $990 to $1090
  • $1050 To $1150 (for the TJ)
  • $1070 to $1170 (Rose Gold)

The P-51 will go up by $100:

  • $1370 to $1470
  • $1490 to $1590 (Fifth Anniversary Special)
If you have been eying one of these watches, now is the time to take advantage and pull the trigger.

Zelos Hammerhead V3 on Pre-Order Deals

You can pre-order the new Zelos Hammerhead V3 model in a couple of days, and we reckon the teal dial and emerald green dial are the pick of the range. With a slimmer profile at 13mm, the 44mm Hammerhead remains a serious dive watch, but is now something that can be worn slightly more comfortably every day. Sapphire crystal naturally, screw down crown, steel case, Seiko NH35 movement and 300m depth rating. You also get a date window for that practical wear-it-on-dry-land vibe too.

Chunky dive watches with sunburst/fume dials are not everyone’s cup of tea, but we love the sheer value that Zelos offers. Reliable Seiko power with real dive ability at just $349 plus import taxes etc is a bargain compared to a typical Swiss 300m dive watch. I mean an Oris Sixty-Five is about £1300 and can only handle 100m, the entry level Hamilton Khaki Navy Scuba is another 100m watch, although it can be found for about £400. For a 300m Swiss made dive watch you need to look at spending over £2000, or £4000 if you want a prestige brand name like Omega,

The offer on this new Hammerhead is good until the end of May, and you can see the entire range; orange, brown, white dials etc here. 

Bremont Busy Building its New Factory, Now Lockdown is Easing

Here’s the latest from UK watch manufacturer Bremont, who are re-commencing work on their new UK factory and offices.

Being as passionate about British industry as we are at Bremont we hope the many wonderful British businesses we admire can weather this storm, there are so many inspiring companies which have been built up carefully and skilfully over decades and are the reason that ‘British Made’ carries the cachet that it does internationally today.

Here at Bremont, we will fortunately get through this COVID fog and come out of the other side. Despite the obvious challenges, we’re reassured to start seeing some green shoots of normality starting to spring up. Our stores in Hong Kong and very recently Melbourne are now open for business, and with the recent government announcement in the UK, we look forward to a phased reopening of our London boutiques.

Work has started again on our new manufacturing facility in our home town of Henley-on-Thames, which, although now delayed, should be open at the very beginning of 2021. This is tremendously thrilling for us. We are immensely proud of our mission to play a part in reinvigorating watch manufacturing on British soil and certainly the new 35,000 sq ft facility is the ambitious next step in that journey.

To see how the build is coming on, watch our short timelapse film.