Archive | February, 2010

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Hourtime Episode 15 – Watch Repair and the Legends of Watch

Posted on 24 February 2010 by John Biggs



In this episode we talk about watch repair tips and some classic watch legends. Enjoy!

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A nice Timex story

Posted on 23 February 2010 by John Biggs

Marijane, a nice lady from Connecticut, sent us this nice email about how happy she is with Timex. Since we usually only talk about watches that cost enough to fund a a food program for starving children in Liberia, it’s nice to get some perspective.

I bought an inexpensive Timex watch for everyday use. I chose Timex because it was the first watch I ever owned and I knew it would stand up to ‘the test of time.’ I have other watches (one is the diamond collection series) and I use them when I want to show off the ‘good watch.’ Not that my everyday is not a good watch, it’s a simple Indiglo WR 50M that I purchased from Target for under $30.00. I’m writing because this watch really proved its ability to keep on ticking! I had attached it to my jeans belt loop because I didn’t want to wear it on my wrist one day. When it was time to wash the jeans, I didn’t see it looped on my pants. The pants went into the wash and then into the dryer. Even though I heard a slight noise as the clothes were drying, I thought it was just a zipper or metal button. When the clothes were dry, I took out the pants and began to fold them when I noticed my trusty watch still attached! I was a little scared to unbuckle it for fear I had ruined it. But, to my surprise, it was ticking away.

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My review of the Kempler & Strauss W Phone

Posted on 19 February 2010 by John Biggs


Short Version: The Kempler & Strauss W Phone watch is a great idea. It’s a compact, unlocked GSM phone that makes a great conversation piece and is fun – if a bit maddening – to use. Can it ever be your “first phone?” Absolutely not, but at $199 unlocked you can’t get a GSM phone – at least one stuffed inside a watch – for much cheaper.

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Cadence Watches show off their lastest design

Posted on 19 February 2010 by John Biggs

Cadence Watches is another American watch company, however this one is a little different. Cadence recently ran a design content for the Philidephia area, looking for concepts to be used in their next wristwatch model. The winner of that contest was Josh Chadwick, a graphic designer who came up with the “Gentleman’s Digital Analog timepiece.”

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Perrelet releases Double Rotor iPhone app, tells time with style

Posted on 19 February 2010 by John Biggs

So you don’t have $7000 to drop on a wristwatch, but you still want to look stylish when you check the time. Perrelet recently released an iPhone/iPad app that simulates the look of their Double Rotor design. It’s available in a men or women’s version, and also works as a tasteful desk clock. Sure beats the generic “flip clock” look.

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Cyclops watch hard to read, looks cool

Posted on 18 February 2010 by John Biggs

Mr. Jones watches are unique in many ways; they are produced by a small design studio, there are generally limited quantities available, but they are pretty much inevitably cool. Normally, they are also easy to read, but that doesn’t seem to be the case with the Cyclops Special Edition.
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Hourtime Episode 14 – Xetum, UBoat, and More

Posted on 17 February 2010 by John Biggs

 

In this episode the boys talk about watch collecting and the magic of eBay. We also visit with Xetum watches and UBoat and talk about Navy Seal watches from JLC.

Send a photo of your watch collection to tips@hourtimeshow.com and we’ll post it here!

Here is the Gibson story we talk about.

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The Concord C1 Code Chrono

Posted on 17 February 2010 by John Biggs


Concord moved from a relative stalwart to one of the hippest watch brands on the planet. They’re new lines got a little too wonky for me but I’m actually quite interested by this new model, the C1 Code. It’s basically a standard chrono, nothing special, but it has a code engraved on it that suggests this bugger may have come from outer space in the pouch of a leatherhead.
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