Think Swatch and you'll probably think of the Eighties. Anyway that's what era Hanna Melin has focused on with her new Swatch print, based on her own 1980s collection.
A timeless design that's actually inspired by the infantryman’s field watch in World War One – the Tsovet SVT-FW44 vintage-style watch range.
This 80s-tastic Gold Cassette Watch is a fittingly fabulous tribute to our beloved tapes. Every tiny detail has been thought of, from the laser-etched details on the watch face (extra Brownie points for the cute retro robot in the bottom corner!), to the moving reels that rotate the tape fully every 60 minutes. The only downside is you can't record all your favourite tunes onto it but we can't have everything.
If you love it as much as we do, it can be yours for £120 from Harvey Nichols. See their website for more details.
Not just a quirky, retro-style design, the WeWood Crono watches are eco-friendly too.
The Eco Age store in Chiswick, London, is the only place you can get 'hands on' in the UK with these, although anyone can buy online. If you do, you can enjoy that retro watch face and a construction both eco-friendly and completely absent of artificial and toxic materials.
Choose from four different types of sustainable wood (maple, ebony, guanaco and red wing celtis) for your watch, all with a Miyota movement, alarm/stopwatch and backlight. Want one? £85 secures you one online. More images over the page.
Old England watches were originally launched by Accurist in 1967 and were seen on the wrists of some of the most famous stars of the period, ranging from Twiggy to Princess Anne. They even produced a special watch for The Beatles' Apple boutique. The brand is being relaunched this week with a new concession at Selfridges.
The new unisex watches take their stylistic cue from the originals designed by Richard Loftus. They've produced three lines: 'Be Brave', watches coloured with bright yellows and pinks; 'Classic Roman', monochrome designs featuring Roman numerals, and 'New Union'. Like the watch pictured above, these are Pop-style watches which, as the name might suggest, all use the Union Jack.
As well as the wrist watches pictured, selected designs are also available as pocket watches and pendants.
Prices start at £90.
Find out more online
via Alex Loves
First produced back in 1969 in honour of the Monaco Grand Prix and famously worn by Steve McQueen 'back in the day', the Monaco is back once more, this time as the Tag Heuer Monaco Vintage Chronograph.
Apparently, this latest version is based on one of the original Monaco designs, one with the original Tag-free Heuer logo, grey dial, a charcoal grey stainless steel case and of course, the microrotor for automatic rewinding.
The watch will be available in a limited run of 1,860 pieces and goes on sale soon, priced around the £3,200 mark. If you don't like the looks, you can always head to Bamford, which offers a bespoke version.
Via His Knibs