Archive | March, 2007

WatchMyWrist

Posted on 22 March 2007 by John Biggs

058e70ebbc4d53ed0d52261842c5c530.jpgSo this is fairly interesting. It seems an enterprising watch lover has created a watch rental service that allows you to wear famous brand names on on for pennies to the dollar. I’ll have to give it a go, but the concept seems sound. Who wouldn’t want to wander around wearing a Zenith or IWC for about $200.

Watch My Wrist

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121Time Challenger Black Metal

Posted on 19 March 2007 by John Biggs

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121Time has launched another automatic model, the Challenger Black Metal. Cool enough. 121Time.com lets you pick out just about everything to do with your watch is actually quite affordable. For more DIY fun, check out Blancier.com.

121Time Challenger Black Metal [Fratellowatches.com]

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Are Watchmakers Doomed?

Posted on 19 March 2007 by John Biggs

watchmaker.jpgA nice thread about the creation of movements and the death of watchmaking.

Among many other speculative reasons, my friend and recognized world wide authority in the world of fine timepieces, proposed an idea I had heard before, whispered between old timers for years, in this niche, curtained world of magic and mythology that is Haute Horlogerie – “modern movements are designed on, by, and for computers and automated production, and thus, leave no room for the world of true skilled manual watchmaking. The world where an experienced, gifted watchmaker adjusts, files, polishes, tunes, something that was conceived with more ‘human, real world’ tolerances.”

Industry Old Timer [WatchRap]

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The Watch Zen Koan

Posted on 19 March 2007 by John Biggs

Some prose poetry about watches… read it if you dare.

Sure, if you want a traditional basic watch, you can easily find many, at any price range you want. So my point isn’t that these are going away—of course they aren’t. But the stuff that makes the news, the stuff that gets the attention and the ad space and the buzz—in short, the stuff that seems to be swaggering through the world of horology with shoulders as broad as a linebacker and a voice as loud as a rock band in full cry, shouldering everything else into the corners—seems to be stuff designed with little purpose in mind other than to holler, as loudly as possible, “look at MEEEEEE!!!”.

Long and Rambling [WatchRap]

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DNS Bloops

Posted on 19 March 2007 by John Biggs

Sorry for not posting. We had a problem with our DNS server last week and while the rest of the world could see the site, I couldn’t. Strange.

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Sinn Chrono… Mmmmm…

Posted on 13 March 2007 by John Biggs

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Man, I’m really liking this new Sinn chrono.

The 757 is 43mm and considered a Pilot´s watch. The bezel can be turned clockwise and anti-clockwise which is not typical for divers watches due to safety regulations. Case and bezel are tegimented. The bracelet for the 757 will be tegimented, too. The watch is water resistant up to 20 bar (200 meters) and the price of this watch is approx 1270 Euro. (Thanks to U Turn).

Sinn Factory Tour [Fratellowatches.com]

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Timex TX Video

Posted on 13 March 2007 by John Biggs

If you can tell me what’s going on here, I’ll pay you like $5.

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Wooden Watch from 1900

Posted on 09 March 2007 by John Biggs

wooden_2.jpgTo heck with ceramics! Give me frasier fir! This Russian watch is made almost entirely out of wood and has a beautifully carved geartrain, case, and face. Amazing, painstaking work.
Solid Wood 1900 Pocket Watch – Wood Gears, Hands and Case [THE WATCHISMO TIMES]

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