Archive | March, 2010

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The dangers of the Poor Man’s Watch Forum

Posted on 29 March 2010 by John Biggs

A terrible thing happened to me about a month ago. Biggs showed me the Poor Man’s Watch forum. My wallet may never be the same.
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Montblanc blows Basel out of the water this year with the TimeWriter 1 Metamorphosis

Posted on 29 March 2010 by John Biggs

Montblanc is a pen company. They do watches as an aside, some sort of weird cross-marketing thing that presumably they’ll use to convince watch lovers to go and pick up some pens. However, they have truly outdone themselves with the TimeWriter 1 Metamorphosis.

Ariel at ABlogtoRead found the full details on this watch but, in short, when you pull down a lever the entire face changes. One face, with the lever up, shows the time and date. When you pull the lever you release a single-push chronograph. While the technology isn’t that impressive, the presentation is amazing. Watch the video about and fast forward to about 5 minutes to see how it works.
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Praesto teases with new sports chrono

Posted on 27 March 2010 by John Biggs

Just got a sneak peek at Praesto’s latest chrono. No word on when this will be available, but they look great. Thoughts?

UPDATE – Nice. It’s running an automatic Seagull ST19 – a Chinese movement but much more affordable.

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Bulova introduces the most accurate watch in the world, the Precisionist

Posted on 23 March 2010 by John Biggs

Bulova just announced the Precisionist “technology platform,” a quartz movement with sweep hand that was created alongside Bulova’s parent company, Citizen.

With Precisionist, Bulova has added a third prong to a standard two prong quartz crystal creating a torsional resonator. This innovation results in eight times the vibration frequency of a traditional quartz watch resulting in the most accurate watch with a continuously sweeping second hand. The aesthetic movement of the second hand becomes the symbol to the consumer of Bulova Precisionist and signals a watch with accuracy so exceptional, you can see it. The technology is accurate to 10 seconds per year as compared to most other quartz watches, which are accurate to fifteen seconds per month.

I’m trying to grab a photo, but it’s a pretty cool way to get a little more granularity out of a standard quartz movement.

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HourTime Help Desk #2 with D Freemont and Chad Rickicki

Posted on 19 March 2010 by John Biggs

An interview with David Freemont McCready from DFreemontWatches.com and Chat Rickicki from Chad the Watch Guy. I’m having some trouble getting the Mevio link up, but I’ll put it up shortly.

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HourTime podcast LIVE tomorrow at 10:30am New York Time

Posted on 18 March 2010 by John Biggs

Join us LIVE tomorrow at 10:30am New York time when we talk to David Freemont McCready of DFreemont Watches, one of my favorite US boutique producers. Mr. McCready has quite a history in the watch trade and his watches are reasonably priced and have great stories behind them.  

You can call in to talk to us LIVE at (646) 915-8752 and listen in right here:

 

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WTB – I’m looking for a rubber strap for a #2222.80 Omega Seamaster

Posted on 18 March 2010 by John Biggs


Looking for a replacement band for the #2222.80 three handed diving watch. Anyone have one lying about in their junk drawer?

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This is how you do Basel: Bell&Ross nails it

Posted on 18 March 2010 by John Biggs

Man, Bell&Ross is going strong this year. I love the Military Ceramic BR 01 style beast now called the BR 03-92 with military band and I’m kind of liking the new series in chrono and three-hand form. I guess people were tired of having a big square thing on their wrists and wanted something more delicate.

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