Archive | December, 2007

A Jaeger LeCoultre disaster

Posted on 19 December 2007 by John Biggs

So wait… Japan is eating your market share so you launch THIS? People must have been stupider in the seventies.

THE WATCHISMO TIMES: The Jaeger LeCoultre Wrist Discotheque of 1975

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A very sweet holiday Tissot story

Posted on 19 December 2007 by John Biggs

Altan at the BWF posted a great story about his dad’s Tissot. He bought it when he was in the army, years ago, and it served him well and long. This year he bought pop a nice new Tissot and is keeping the classic safe for future generations. See, it doesn’t have to be a Patek to hold value.

I gave him many watches over the years. He liked them, wore them, but he always went back to his Tissot. It was “his” watch after all, it meant a lot to him.

When he had a quadruple baypass a few years back, I was visiting him and he gave his Tissot to me. Knowing that I had a passion for watches, he knew I would appreciate it and cherish it over the years. Well, I bought him even more watches since then. Again, he liked them and wore them… but he still kept talking about his Tissot… how he bought it years back, paid for it for a year, wore it on his wedding, etc. He was happy that I had it but that has not stop him from talking about his beloved Tissot

So I figured, maybe another Tissot would do the trick… to some extent, at least. Here is one of the gifts he will receive from my wife and me for Christmas and their 56th wedding anniversary, which is on Dec. 23. Another Tissot… Tissot Le Locle Automatic…

The BIG Watch Forum

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Blancier introduces pilot model

Posted on 19 December 2007 by John Biggs

image004.jpgBlancier just launched a 42mm and 55mm Pilot’s watch that looks sexy as all get out.

Big is beautiful”, and that is why Blan cier has now designed a watch with a diameter of 55mm! Such a watch is worn low on the wrist, which is why the winder is positioned on the left side of the watch face.

Blancier custom watches introduces pilot model [CrunchGear]

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Timex iControl review revisited

Posted on 10 December 2007 by John Biggs

Just got a chance to pay with the iControl. Don’t buy it if you’re looking for a sports watch. Buy it if you want to control your iPod from your wrist.

The Timex iControl is a watch/dongle combination that lets you control your iPod from your Timex Ironman. The watch itself is quite small and thin — very lightweight — and it has five iPod control buttons as well as a complete set of watch functions including a 50-lap memory, timer, and two alarms. Dongle itself is much larger than the Nike+iPod kit and takes up the iPod’s docking port, which is kind of upsetting since you can no longer use the pedometer if you have both.

Timex iControl Review [CrunchGear]

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Breaking: Swatch Group Takes Over Tiffany

Posted on 03 December 2007 by John Biggs


As of late yesterday a deal was struck for a JV between Swatch Group and Tiffany for the world’s largest watch company to manufacture, market and distribute the watches by one of the world’s premier luxury brands.

Oligarchs rejoice!

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