Well, what a year it’s been! From our inauspicious launch in April 2017 we now find ourselves at the end of our first year. We thought it might be nice to take a look back at the year, and forwards to 2018 – of course, we are the place to go for UK wristwatch reviews, but we covered so much more!
Wristwatch Review UK in 2017: The Year in Review
We opened the year with our report of the new watches launched at Baselworld 2017. This is the single most important annual event in the world of watches, and this year saw the launch of some new models from Rolex, Tudor and Omega.
The most popular new product from the big brands (if Google searches are anything to go by) is the Rolex Seadweller 126600. This larger take on the classic ceramic submariner has real wrist presence. It looks modern and masculine but has a clear nod to the past with the red writing on the dial. Overall, we think this one is a future classic.
The Year at WRUK
Our most popular articles of the year were the Week on the Wrist feature on the Seagull 1963 reissue and our review of its more modern brother, the EMG DL63. Both watches are based on the same chassis, and if you are in the market for an affordable mechanical chronograph then you can not go wrong with either model. We thought the larger size and more modern styling of the EMG made it our pick – but they are hard to come by as both productions quickly sold out.
What You Might Have Missed…
Some of the lesser known gems we published included:
- An interview with “I’m a Celebrity” star Iain Lee
- Our guide to starting a watch toolkit
- Affordable options for a James Bond watch
- …and some great stories about watch brands!
Wristwatches in 2018
What can we look forward to in 2018? Well, the big brands will have more to show in Baselworld 2018. We predict that Rolex will update its Daytona line, and that Tudor will come up with some new colour options for the Pelagos. From the smaller brands, EMG will launch their Horizon Chronograph. And, of course, there is the annual smartwatch update from Apple, Samsung et al.
Thanks everyone for your support and we look forward to seeing you in 2018!