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    Newmark 52 Field watch

    Don't know why I haven't seen the new Newmark 52 before today. Have I missed something?

    https://newmarkwatchcompany.com/newmark52field/

    Looks a lot of watch for the money and if it's anything like their other offerings should be solid quality.

    I'm tempted, any owners here?

    Neil

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    I havenít seen these either for some reason and would also be interested in any ownerís comments.

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    I think it’s only just been released (as in within the last few days).

    If I was after a quartz at the moment I’d be all over this - it looks gorgeous.


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    Really appealing and went on sale Friday 6pm. I havenít bought one but seriously considering it! Seems a great size and design for the price and the movement is a very interesting choice which no doubt keeps the price affordable vs a manual wind.

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    No price or any other details...

    What's the beef?
    Watches Are Now Jewellery, eeew !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    No price or any other details...

    What's the beef?
    Just click on the pictures to see the price and more details. £195.

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    Looks sharp, I like it. Is that case shape with the heavily recessed crown based on a vintage design?
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    Nice looking, but a 2 year battery life is off putting for me. Realise it's something of a trade off for the simulated mechanical sweep, but that's not important to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian View Post
    Looks sharp, I like it. Is that case shape with the heavily recessed crown based on a vintage design?
    Is it not similar to a lot of military watches that have the crown protected by the case shape such as the CWC chronograph?

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    I was lucky enough to get one a day early as I am writing a review on it. I will link the review when it is published.
    I've already posted these photos in other threads on the forum





    It is, pretty simply, excellent.
    38mm across the bezel is 39mm and change across the whole case, the lume is excellent, it is light and very legible.
    The case and dail combo borrow from the Lemania Tg195.
    The novel Seiko quartz movement makes it appear mechanical, as it advances in 1/4 second steps.
    And it's great value.

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert75 View Post
    Is it not similar to a lot of military watches that have the crown protected by the case shape such as the CWC chronograph?
    Ah yes, similar. Just wondered if that case style related to some version of the field watch that collectors go for. Maybe not.

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    See my post above, the Lemania Tg195. I have asked Ewan directly and he has confirmed it was his inspiration.

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    These do look good. Would be very tempted but I have La Montre Merci LMM-01 that has the same movement (and I prefer the LMM-01 case if I'm totally honest but that's just my preference).
    Last edited by Geralt; 4th October 2020 at 18:03.

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    I have one on order, got a 6BB chrono a few weeks back which is excellent and liked the look of these. Iím normally a bit of a quartz snob but its the vh31 that runs 4 ticks/s and looking at vids on YouTube it seems to have a fairly smooth sweep. I got the same colour as sweets and really looking forward to receiving it now, great photos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    See my post above, the Lemania Tg195. I have asked Ewan directly and he has confirmed it was his inspiration.
    Thanks...missed that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    I was lucky enough to get one a day early as I am writing a review on it. I will link the review when it is published.
    I've already posted these photos in other threads on the forum





    It is, pretty simply, excellent.
    38mm across the bezel is 39mm and change across the whole case, the lume is excellent, it is light and very legible.
    The case and dail combo borrow from the Lemania Tg195.
    The novel Seiko quartz movement makes it appear mechanical, as it advances in 1/4 second steps.
    And it's great value.

    Dave
    Looks really good in those photos, look forward to the review.

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    It looks absolutely splendid.
    You and I remember Budapest very differently.

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    All the models they have done so far have been really nice. Next up is another dive watch I believe.

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    Mmmm Ö gilt dial or ivory?








    On reflection, the gilt is too similar to the 1939:





    So ivory it is
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    This looks really nice.
    I already have a 6BB.
    My Mum worked at the Newmark factory in Croydon in the 50s. I appreciate that this company has nothing to do with the original but they are taking inspiration from the past designs.

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    Iím curious as to whether this shares the same case as their excellent 6BB Chrono as itís also a 38mm case. Does anyone know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redcoat View Post
    Iím curious as to whether this shares the same case as their excellent 6BB Chrono as itís also a 38mm case. Does anyone know?
    I just compared my 6BB to the photos here and it looks the same case to me

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    Hi all
    The case is intrinsically the same as the 6bb but the case back is a different profile.
    Cheers
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    Thanks for posting. A little bit smaller would be nice, but I bought one anyway.

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    Strangely it seems a bit smaller, perhaps due to no chrono buttons. Thanks for going for it and hopefully you'll see what I mean 👍

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    I've never heard of this brand. I'm very tempted to take a punt on the gilt dial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbob View Post
    I've never heard of this brand. I'm very tempted to take a punt on the gilt dial.
    With your Swedish connection, you just must.
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    Very nice .. it looks and feels immaculately put together.

    A couple of mm smaller would have been perfect for me but it's close enough. The blued hands catch the light very nicely, reminiscent of my old white dial Mark XV. The case is nicely finished and the NATO is of high quality, with signed, brushed hardware. Lovely golden sand colour.

    Very light and comfortable on the wrist.

    The dial reminds of me of a watch I had as a kid, with black-outlined lumed arabic numerals, and even the gentle stutter of the second hand on the way round reinforces that. I keep wanting to put it to my ear to hear the soft tinkle of the clockwork. But it is of course battery-powered, and silent.
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    Very nice watch and decent Seiko Cal.
    I would buy one but ...
    not so long time ago, I modded a SNK803 with Yobokies dial and SNK369 hands....
    So ...


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    Just ordered a 6BB and additional nato Ewan

    Quote Originally Posted by ewan.w View Post
    Hi all
    The case is intrinsically the same as the 6bb but the case back is a different profile.
    Cheers
    Ewan

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    Just ordered a 6BB and additional nato Ewan
    ....and on its way!

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    I've just received the email, thanks Ewan. The only problem I encountered with your product range was which one to buy as they're all fantastic!

    Initially I went on to buy the 52 but was then distracted by the HS, 6BB and Panda. There's just something classically utilitarian about the 6BB that I had to make it my first Newmark. I'm sure there will be other purchases.

    Quote Originally Posted by ewan.w View Post
    ....and on its way!
    Last edited by TaketheCannoli; 7th October 2020 at 12:12.

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    For those that are interested, my review of the Newmark is now live on the Watchgecko site.
    It can be seen HERE
    Cheers
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    An excellent review Mr Sweets and one that will probably result in me parting with more money, having bought a 6BB from Ewan yesterday. Like you, my difficult decision will be which variant of the 52 to buy although yours are sound reasons for selecting cream.

    EDIT: the Gilt is lovely though

    Enjoy it.

    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    For those that are interested, my review of the Newmark is now live on the Watchgecko site.
    It can be seen HERE
    Cheers
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    Last edited by TaketheCannoli; 7th October 2020 at 12:13.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    For those that are interested, my review of the Newmark is now live on the Watchgecko site.
    It can be seen HERE
    Cheers
    Dave
    Just read the review, it was a good read and I am really impressed with these watches.

    Are the hands actually heat blued? Could be the cheapest watch with them if so.

    I must admit I am disappointed itís not mechanical but I realise in reality it doesnít really matter that much and it is a decent movement.

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    Mine arrived on Tuesday

    Itís a cracking watch


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    Quote Originally Posted by Reiver View Post
    Just read the review, it was a good read and I am really impressed with these watches.

    Are the hands actually heat blued? Could be the cheapest watch with them if so.
    Thank you. Yes, they are. The specification is quite clear and Ewan checked my article for factual accuracy.
    Looking at them in the light they certainly have the depth of colour for heat-blued hands, they look great.
    Dave

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    Many thanks for the review, sweets - a cracking read. Now my only choice is: ivory, or gilt...? My 6BB is black, so maybe ivory is better. But gloss black with gilt markings looks beautiful.

    I really can't justify buying both.

    Can I?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteS View Post

    I see what you did there ;)

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    Newmark 52 Field watch

    The cream dial and blued hands is very appealing! I need to stop looking at these.

    Ewan, if you donít mind a quick question.

    I read...

    ďwere we to have gone with a screw-down-crown then I would have insisted on a screwed-in crown tube (as with our Newmark 71).Ē

    Just curious on why that is. Is a screwed-in crown tube more secure that a pressed in one, or is it easier to replace the screwed in tube if necessary?

    Congrats on another winner.
    Last edited by Mr Tetley; 7th October 2020 at 17:31.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Tetley View Post
    The cream dial and blued hands is very appealing! I need to stop looking at these.

    Ewan, if you donít mind a quick question.

    I read Ďwere we to have gone with a screw-down-crown then I would have insisted on a screwed-in crown tube (as with our Newmark 71)Ē

    Just curious on why that is. Is a screwed-in crown tube more secure that a pressed in one, or is it easier to replace the screwed in tube if necessary?

    Congrats on another winner.
    I think it was to help keep the crown recessed within the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reiver View Post
    I think it was to help keep the crown recessed within the case.
    Just to answer this one - a screwed in tube is much easier to replace if necessary; given that crossed threading of the crown is a possibility on occasion, then replacing the tube is almost as easy as replacing a case back as it simply unscrews using a wincy Allen key.

    Removal of a standard tube can be problematic!

    Hope this helps

    Best wishes to all

    Ewan

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    Quote Originally Posted by ewan.w View Post
    Just to answer this one - a screwed in tube is much easier to replace if necessary; given that crossed threading of the crown is a possibility on occasion, then replacing the tube is almost as easy as replacing a case back as it simply unscrews using a wincy Allen key.

    Removal of a standard tube can be problematic!

    Hope this helps

    Best wishes to all

    Ewan
    Thanks Ewan, makes complete sense.

    All the best with the 52, although I think itís going to be very popular!

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    Mine said hello !

    Last edited by matt; 8th October 2020 at 16:09.

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    This is a little cracker!


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    Quote Originally Posted by matt View Post
    Mine said hello !

    That's just confirmed it for me Ė ivory dial ordered

    It will fit nicely with the other two Newmarks:






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    Great photo of the 52, as taken and shared by LasseOxboll on Instagram:



    Ant

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    Ivory ordered as well


    ... I was looking for something like this for quite some time, now off to stalking the mailman

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    Lasse does take a great picture I have to say! Always my favourites!


    Quote Originally Posted by frp422 View Post
    Great photo of the 52, as taken and shared by LasseOxboll on Instagram:



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    The lume is pretty good as well


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