Archive | January, 2009

Casio announces new watch, the Cachalot

Posted on 30 January 2009 by John Biggs

ocwp500tda1mCasio announced recently that they are adding a new watch to their Oceanus line, the “Cachalot”. There’s not a ton of information out there about it yet, but based on what we know about the rest of the Oceanus line, it’s probably safe to say that it syncs with the atomic clocks, is solar powered, and has a sapphire crystal.

Retail pricing is expected to be in the $1,200 range. No word on availability yet, however it’s been out in Japan for several months.

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Jumping the shark: Hublot Big Bang King Power

Posted on 30 January 2009 by John Biggs

When Hublot first launched the Big Bang I was When Hublot first launched the Big Bang I was totally down with the watch. It had a unique style and size as well as a nice pedigree and cost about $15K, not horrible for a watch of this caliber. Now they’re just getting greedy.
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Deals at Steel Cake

Posted on 27 January 2009 by John Biggs

1193101060383270869485Matt at Steel Cake Watches is offering his customers a considerable discount on all Steel Cake models, reducing everything to $75. Use the discount code “steel75″ on checkout.

My favorite is this Black Square Chrono which is sadly sold out but the rest of the models are very hard-edged and masculine. I’m not a big quartz man myself but pop over and check them out.

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Stopped Clocks: A bunch of clocks that are stopped

Posted on 26 January 2009 by John Biggs

Not quite sure what to make of this site but it’s basically a collection of clocks that stopped in Britain. The real goal is to get all of the clocks working again: noble if Quixotic.

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FYI: The Marketplace is back

Posted on 23 January 2009 by John Biggs

I’ve updated the WWR Marketplace using Amazon’s aStore system. This blog costs me money to run so if you’re shopping for anything on Amazon, watches especially, clicking through to the store before checking out would be great. All it takes for me to get a little cash is one click. Thanks!

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Tutima in trouble for not paying for Pacino placement

Posted on 22 January 2009 by John Biggs

Ever wonder how watches get into movies? It’s not because the actors like them. Watch companies pay big bucks for that kind of exposure, even if it’s a three second shot of a watch on Al Pacino’s hand.

According to TMZ, Tutima agreed to pay the production company for Righteous Kill $50,000 along with $1,000,000 in advertising if they showed a Tutima in the movie. The company didn’t pay up and all are angry.

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Yes We Can own Obama’s Watch

Posted on 19 January 2009 by John Biggs


Obama wears a Jorg Gray 6500 Series Chrono and now you, too, can own the same watch. How much is this piece of presidential ephemera? $325, babies, and worth every penny. Here’s the story:

org Gray 6500 Chronograph worn by President Obama was given to him as a 46th birthday present by the members of his Secret Service detail. President Obama was the earliest Presidential candidate to be assigned a full Secret Service detail (in May 2007) and his relationship with the members of his security team has been reported to be very close.

It runs a Citizen Miyota quartz movement, which makes President Obama another proud member of the quartz majority. Pick it up now and own, quite literally, a piece of history. It’s a basic chrono movement with the following complications:

12-hour main watch with luminous seconds hand
24-hour indicator inset dial at three o-clock position
Continuous seconds indicator at six o-clock position
Chronograph minutes (stop-watch) at nine o-clock position

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A little music, some wine, you…

Posted on 05 January 2009 by John Biggs

Man, this guy is about to totally bone his Panerai.

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