Northern Watch Shop Reportedly Raided by National Crime Agency

Your NWC mag editor noticed that The Sun had reported that WatchTrader & Co in Newcastle on Tyne had been raided by the UK National Crime Agency and watches seized, pending investigations regarding legit ownership. The shop basically acts as a broker on many high end watch sales, selling pre-owned Rolex, Breitling, Hublot, Mille, Patek…

TAG Aquaracer Solargraph; Versatile Adventurer

Tool watches are great. Could be a Timex Expedition, an MWC or a Seiko Alpinist. Or something like this new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Solargraph, which is a bit pricy at £2550. It has a certain utility edge, with a dun grey, sandblasted titanium 40mm case and bezel, no fuss dial and big cyclops date window….

Watch Sales Round Up: Best Online Deals We Spotted

OK, time for another scout around the web to see if we can find some tempting January Sale prices. ROCKING MODS WATCHES We love the Seiko Batman in blue and black, which features the trusty NH35 movement, 40mm case, Merc hands plus big cyclops magnifier. At £235, down from £320 this one is a decent…

Twin Movement Cylindrex is a Techie Delight

Sometimes a watch isn’t really about telling the time. If that was the only criteria then we would all be wearing £25 Casios and be happy with them for ten years. No, style matters, innovation and occasionally you need a little technology to delight the mind with its intricate gear-driven charm. Step forward this Kickstarter…

Draken Field Watch Project is Nearing Completion

NZ based indie watch brand Draken, is getting close to finalising their first Field watch. The Aoraki – which is the Maori name for Mt Cook – is going to be under 40mm across, affordable and assembled in NZ, says the company. Prototype pics show a chunky steel case which will house the Miyota 82…

Will Certina’s DS Plus Lure in Watch Modders?

It will be interesting see if the watch Modding angle helps win over fans to the Certina DS+ range. The Certina brand is entry level Swatch Group and the DS range has offered decent value for years. The latest twist is the DS+ which lets you change the case easily, plus straps or bracelets. As…

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…

Baltic Micro-Rotor MR-01 is Back on Pre-Order This Month

The micro-rotor is a clever way of powering an automatic watch and keeping the movement nice and slim too. That means you can produce a thin case dress watch. Indie brand Baltic first launched the MR-01 last year but now a new batch are being produced and available for pre-order on the Baltic website. There…