Archive | February, 2008

Bernoulli Crazy Hour

Posted on 29 February 2008 by John Biggs

The Muller Crazy hour basically does this same thing but is probably $10K more expensive.

YouTube – Bernoulli Crazy Hour (wait for it…)

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Zenith Defy Xtreme Tourbillon ZERO-G El Primero

Posted on 29 February 2008 by John Biggs

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Wrist Dreams: Zenith Defy Xtreme Tourbillon ZERO-G El Primero

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POW Rolex

Posted on 29 February 2008 by John Biggs

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Up for auction is a 1940s Rolex sold to a prisoner of war while he was incarcerated.

A 1940s Rolex chronograph that belonged to a British prisoner of war at the Stalag Luft III camp in Nazi Germany is coming up for sale at Antiquorum in Geneva on May 13 and 14. With it is the logbook Corporal Clive Nutting of the Royal Corps of Signals kept during his wartime captivity. It’s a collection of unpublished cartoons, illustrations and photographs revealing a new insight into camp life and the mass breakout of 76 POWs made famous in the movie, The Great Escape.

Included in the papers is Nutting’s correspondence with Rolex, confirming the remarkable marketing campaign the Geneva brand launched during World War II.

Swiss watch sales were badly hit by the war, especially after Germany invaded unoccupied Vichy France in November 1942, and neutral Switzerland found itself completely encircled by Axis powers. Watch companies were cut off from their best customers, the British and Americans.

Rolex, however, discovered that there were plenty of British and Americans right on Switzerland’s doorstep — literally a captive market — in German prisoner-of-war camps. Stalag Luft III, for example, housed up to 10,000 Allied airmen, shot down in operations over occupied Europe. Thousands more Allied officers were interned in the various Oflag (officer’s POW camps) scattered throughout the German Reich.

POW Rolex Part 1 – TimeZone

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ANOTHER Bluetooth MP3 watch

Posted on 29 February 2008 by John Biggs


Why, God? Why?

Ah, the return of the MP3-playing watch. This time, without the ridiculous headphone cord running up your arm. The GoldLantern Bluex Bluetooth MP3 Watch comes with 1GB of storage and a pair of Bluetooth 2.0 headphones.

CrunchGear » Archive » Bluetooth MP3 watch for when you just can’t stand to not have something that plays music strapped to you

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Phosphor E-Ink Watch review

Posted on 19 February 2008 by John Biggs


After years of suffering, watch geeks are finally getting products dedicated to their quirky and specific tastes. Sure, any oldster can sport a gold Rolex, but what is an Emo kid with a gadget fetish to wear? A Swatch?

Companies like Tokyoflash and Nooka have filled that techno-void with watches that are both high-tech and cool looking. Now, add another member to that selfsame roster.

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What was Ripley wearing in Alien?

Posted on 01 February 2008 by John Biggs

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Another great Watchismo find.

If you’re asking yourself, what was that cool-ass watch Lieutenant Ripley wore in the 1986 movie Aliens, I have the answer for you. It was a Giugiaro designed Seiko Speedmaster Chronograph. Entirely unique by its vertical stopwatch pushers placed inside the asymmetrical case extension. Many of Giugiaro’s other designs for Seiko between 1985-86 had asymmetric qualities and are shown below.

THE WATCHISMO TIMES

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Wow: Laptops can affect accuracy!

Posted on 01 February 2008 by John Biggs

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The little experiments and photos were taken in April 2007, and had forgotten all about it.

I’m a notebook-user, and I’ve sent 2 watches for abnormal daily rate getting faster without placing my watches near mobile, speakers or even bags with the magnetic clips!

There is only one thing I use daily and many hours with it….. my notebook (or laptop)!

Coincidentally, I was trying to find some answers and was reading Donald de Carle’s Practical Watch Repairing…and there was a chapter on magnetism ( I’ve enclose a page of it for your reference, and also for the respect of copyrights).

* Magnetism, Have We Missed Out The Obvious? Laptop-Users Be Aware! [WatchProSite]

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