Archive | April, 2007

A Man and His Watch

Posted on 24 April 2007 by John Biggs

BIG Watch Forum member Nad travelled to Shanghai. Luckily for us, he took about 500 pictures of the flight, his Panerai GMT, and the carpet. It’s actually quite fun.
Journey to Shanghai [BIG Watch Forum]

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Review: Timex TX 730

Posted on 23 April 2007 by John Biggs

I wrote a review for my “day job” site,, of the Timex TX 730. Head on over and check it out.

Timex has long been the butt of countless jokes. A brand that used to take a licking and keep on ticking has been reduced to bargain bin quartz pieces with a few bright lights like the Ironman series to keep it afloat. Well, Timex has pulled a complete 180 and released a watch that I can honestly say is a step forward for the brand and, dare I say it, everyday horology.

Timex TX 730 Hands On [CrunchGear]

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Introducing Our First Ad Sponsor: Blancier

Posted on 22 April 2007 by John Biggs

Our first 1-year ad sponsor, who will grace these pages until next April, is Blancier, our favorite custom watch site. Created by a watchmaker and a watch aficionado, the company has grown from a tiny factory in Germany into a custom powerhouse with amazing pieces at all price points. is a great site and a great way to get a customized watch at a decent price. Please check them out.

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Announcing the Super Special Ad Bar

Posted on 19 April 2007 by John Biggs

Watchmakers, Sales Folks, and Generally Cool People – At the top of every page we will now be offering low-cost box ads at $40 per month or $300 per year. The pixel sizes are 130×90 or 520×90, depending on what you’d like to pick up. Please drop me a line at john at if you’re interested in advertising.

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Do You Wear More Than One Watch?

Posted on 19 April 2007 by John Biggs

WUS is running a poll about wearing more than one watch at once. Why would you do this? Because you’re crazy?

wearing multiple watches [Watchuseek Watch Forums]

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Diving GMT

Posted on 19 April 2007 by John Biggs

deepsea.jpgTasty! A new, 44mm JLC with GMT hand. Pretty beefy.

I have just handled two of the three pieces (this one and the chrono) and the Ti piece is very light. There’s a bit of Hublot in there, a bit of Offshore and from side-on a Sinn U1 feel – in fact it is a bit tuna-canny. I guess there’s only so many shapes you can play with for a dive watch…

Jaeger-LeCoultre Diving GMT [Velociphile's Journey into Watches]

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Poljot Alarm Traveller – Huh.

Posted on 19 April 2007 by John Biggs

I like Poljot, but I went to an actual Poljot store and tried a few of their models and found many of them were quite poorly made. Hopefully, this Alarm Traveller is considerably better. This has a mechanical alarm. The extra crowns are for setting the time and winding the internal alarm. Much like a Seiko Bellmatic, the alarm sounds like a teeny-tiny clockwork alarm clock as hammers pound on the sides of the case. Cute.

Is Happy Day! The Traveller Post about a watch containing an alarm complication arrived Laughing out loud! and Poll Post contains Picture(s) [PMWF]

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Bathys Benthic

Posted on 16 April 2007 by John Biggs

bathys_benthicblack-thumb.jpgWay to go, Bathys! Our favorite US watch company is coming out with the Benthic, an improved version of their amazing Auto. Great work.

Size: 44.1 mm case diameter, 13 mm case height
Weight: 107 grams with strap
Movement: ETA 2892-2 21 jewel automatic running at 28’800 vph
Crystal: Domed sapphire with antireflection coating
Case: PVD coated with silver TiCN at 2 microns; engraved caseback
Water Resistance: 200M (110 Fathoms, 660 feet)
Caseback: Screw down type, engraved, PVD-coated 316L Steel
Crown: Screw down type 7.5 mm
Strap: Comes standard with 22mm Rubber Divers and 22mm Waterproof leather with matching PVD coated buckles.(Note that our mockup photo above shows a deployant folding clasp, however the watch comes on a standard leather band with a buckle and a rubber divers strap.)
Packed in a black Pelican Brand 1030 waterproof Microcase
1 year warranty from a US-based company


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