Archive | December, 2005

Disappearing Watch Winder

Posted on 30 December 2005 by scott

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I’ve been jet-setting quite a bit lately, so I don’t recall if it was on a flight from Chicago or from Baltimore, but I recently perused the pages of The Robb Report Collection, because of course I exemplify the luxury lifestyle. And I stumbled upon Wind Me Up: Orbita a lovely article by Christian Gullik. The article describes how Chuck Agnoff became interested in watch winders and eventually founded Orbita, a company that “sells a variety of watch winders in styles ranging from sleek modern to ornate baroque, accommodating between one and 40 watches.”

A visit to Orbita’s website introduces the company’s magnum opus: the Bergamo 40. This marvel of watch technology and art houses 40 automatic winders in an Italian-made cabinet where a remote controlled lift mechanism raises and lowers the watchwinder module for viewing and loading. In it’s lowered state, the piece of furniture leaves no clue as to the horological marvels hidden inside. The unit can be produced in Madrona Burl, Mahogany Parquet, or Brazilian Rosewood. Prices range from $45, 000 to $46,000.

Stylish, sophisticated, and secure… James Bond would be proud.

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Interchangeable Watch Models

Posted on 30 December 2005 by scott

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Ernie over at Watchuseek has an interesting feature on JAPY Modele 08 Chronographe. This watch has a stainless steel case with measurements of 49x41mm and a height of 15mm. It features a diver bezel, dome sapphire crystal, water resistance to 100 meters and an unusual push button mechanism. Plus, you can change the module in and out of different bands! Be sure to check out Ernie’s photo report about how this unusual watch functions.

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Congratulations and Welcome the Newest Watch Blogger!!

Posted on 28 December 2005 by scott

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WWR founder, blogger extraordinaire, and gadget god John welcomed his firstborn son and heir into the world today. A healthy, strapping young lad, the young Biggs weighed in at an impressive 9.5 pounds, with a wrist big enough to sport a 44mm Panerai Luminor Marina with style and aplomb.

Congratulations to John and his lovely wife Asia. Everyone’s healthy and happy and as soon as the boy can type, John will have some free blogging labor.

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Super Watch – Phone, Camera, Your Mom

Posted on 27 December 2005 by John Biggs

Holy cats. What is this? Looks like it’s a real product, actually announced in 2003, but it looks like Dick Tracy had a baby.

It Slices, It Dices [Gizmodo]

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Review: Swatch Automatc

Posted on 27 December 2005 by John Biggs

A hilarious review of a Swatch automatic compared to a JLC manual wind – which one do you think wins?

More importantly, there are a few refinements in the 21-jewel Swatch movement (an ETA 2842, a famous movement also used by Omega, Oris, and Raymond Weil, among other adult watches that you can find in your local mall) that the 19-jewel (two less!) JLC calibre 849 shamefully lacks. And what is this “calibre” business? It sounds like a canadian hip-hop reference. “Yo, yo, I’m Calibre 849 and Imma gonna bustacap in yoazz, and then go wolf down some poutine wi’ yo ol’ lady, cuz I gots all the Canadian Tire Money in the worl’, yo!”

Watch Upgrade [AstroGoth]

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Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah

Posted on 23 December 2005 by John Biggs

Hey, all. Thanks for reading WWR all year and we hope to offer more fun watch news and views in the next. This blog is a labor of love and your comments and regular readership makes it worth the while.

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When Omega Goes Wrong

Posted on 22 December 2005 by John Biggs

OmegaBlogger brings this monster out from the depths of hell.

This watch was won by the World Famous Davis Love III for scoring an Eagle on the 9th Hole a par 5 with an island green at the Million Dollar Challenge in Sun City!!!!! Incredible watch. One Of One!!!!! HUGE Omega Solid 18kt Seamaster Professional 300m Chronograph watch.

OMEGA 18k Ruby Seamaster Chrono PGA Golf Pro Eagle [OmegaBlogger]

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Last Minute Holiday Deals

Posted on 22 December 2005 by John Biggs

Just going through the watch world and trying to find some good deals for you all. Three days left, kids. Three days…

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