Duckworth Prestex Verimatic: Dare To Be Different

Yes, we know Tudor keep saying that dare to be different all the time, but in reality, it’s just an alternative to a Rolex Submariner, let’s be honest. No if you want to be really different try a Duckworth Prestex Verimatic. What the heck? You ask. Well DP are a UK brand based here in…

Sekonda Airborne: Yep, It’s a Budget Homage to Accurist

Sekonda and Accurist are essentially the same company – they also own Limit too – and it’s no surprise when some Sekonda models are fairly similar to Accurist watches, which tend to cost more. So the latest cushion case Sekonda Airborne is a budget homage to the Accurist cushion case Retro Racer, which was launched…

Glashutte Disco Chrono Ltd Editions: Cool, But Megabucks

Glashutte have released two limited edition variations on their Seventies Panorama Chronograph, in turquoise/disco blue and orange dial flavours. Produced in 500 pieces each these will retail at about £13,000 in the UK and feature that classic `TV Dial’ design from the late 60s/early 70s. The 37 series calibre movement has an impressive 70 hours…

Weiss 42mm Field Watch Ltd Edition

The latest model from Weiss is a limited edition titanium case field watch, which is hand made, with just twenty pieces available. That’s pretty rare, and as you would expect from a handmade operation it’s expensive at $2500. Made in the USA too, which is a nice extra touch if you live there and want…

Nomos Atlantic is More Boardroom Than Barrier Reef

The Nomos Ahoi Atlantic may have a slightly comical name, but it is a serious watch. 200m of depth resistance, see-thru caseback, automatic movement tweaked by Nomos and a sapphire crystal. Good all-rounder width too at 40mm. In a way, it looks a little bit like a vintage clock, with its sub-second dial and big…

Reviewed: Sekonda Classic Has 60s Style, Modern Quartz Movt

Have to admit I love old Sekonda mechanical watches. The very first watch I fixed was a dead Sekonda/Raketa TV dial thing from the 70s which was clogged with dirt, cost a fiver at a watch show. Deep joy getting it going with a simple clean up, and it still runs 9 years later. Yeah…

Fears Brunswick Jubilee Model: Purple Reign?

British brand Fears has a special Brunswick Platinum Jubilee model, which is imperial Roman purple, rather than red, white and blue. It’s expensive at £3450, but does feature a Swiss movement and is handmade in Bristol, England. Here’s the word; Though not a limited edition, the Brunswick ‘Jubilee Edition’ is only being made and sold…

Farer Aquamatic: 38mm Versatility, Swiss Power

Farer have a new model on their site, say hello to the Aquamatic. Four variants, all retail at £895, all have Swiss movements inside the 38.5mm case. Nice all-roundrs we reckon. Here’s the word; The AquaMatics have been built as the ultimate go-anywhere sports watch; with fresh designs, bold colours and modern specs, all packed into…

Farer Stanhope II Has That 70s Vibe

The cushion shaped case was a big trend in the late 60s/early 70s era of watchmaking.  With its slightly rounded  off corners and edges it had a natural fit on most wrists and yet made a change from the traditional round case with slim bezel, that was typical of 50s and 60s watches. Lately the…

Ltd Edition Unity Phantom Titanium

The Unity Phantom is a limited edition of just 30 pieces, which amkes it kinda exclsive. This ETA powered auto features a titanium 44mm case, with the distinctive `bumpers’ on the side, plus AR coated sapphire crystal, sapphire rear crystal and C1 lume. Got a GMT hand too. It retails at 1231 euros for those…