Archive | May, 2010

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CrunchDeals: Final 15 Buscum Ducis BDIs for $149 each

Posted on 22 May 2010 by John Biggs

Our buddy Sven at BD is offering his final 15 BDI watches at a considerably discount – $149, about $70 off the regular price. We reviewed the piece, a quartz with custom styling by Sven himself, back a few years ago. Beautiful watches at a great price.

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Kisai Round Trip watch: All that’s missing is the fob and aluminum top hat

Posted on 18 May 2010 by John Biggs

There’s an old O. Henry story, The Gift of the Kisai that recounts a tale of a young man who sells his Kisai Round Trip LED pocketwatch to buy his wife a hairbrush and his wife cuts and sells her hair to buy her husband a pocketwatch chain. The story, a classic in the oeuvre of “how-the-other-half-lives” fiction, is heartbreaking in itself, but fear not: you’ll never have to go through those privations. There are plenty of $72 LED pocket watches to go around and their affordable for even those in relationships bathed in irony and penury.
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Review: Marvin M103 Chronograph

Posted on 13 May 2010 by John Biggs

There are a few classic watch styles. There’s the GMT and there’s the three register chrono. But one of my favorites is the day/date chrono powered by the Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750. That’s the movement that powers the Marvin M103 and, at about $1,790 with a favorable exchange rate.

The watch is a standard three-register chrono with a seconds hand and a 12-hour register. The action is quite smooth and the large, handsome crown offers a nice bit of steel to grasp for setting the time and date. Marvin has created a very sporty chrono here and, although I wouldn’t take this particular model under water, it is water resistant to 5ATM.
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Is this your new iWatch?

Posted on 11 May 2010 by John Biggs


Wouldn’t it be great if this thing were real? You could do all kinds of great stuff on your iWatch like slide to unlock and tell the time. Presumably apps would be a pretty limited – 2 inches by 1 inch won’t be a good battleground for Plants vs. Zombies – but a girl can dream, can’t she?
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Hourtime Live – An Interview with Jeffrey Kuo of Xetum Watches

Posted on 07 May 2010 by John Biggs


This week, an interview with Jeffrey Kuo of Xetum Watches. He tells us how he made a watch brand from start to finish.

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Episode 23: RGM’s Tourbillon and the ousted Seiko CEO

Posted on 05 May 2010 by John Biggs


In this episode we look at RGM’s new Tourbillon and the firing of a Seiko exec.

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QUICK! 50% off Wolf Designs Watch Winder today only

Posted on 05 May 2010 by John Biggs


Hodinkee posted a nice little discount on Wolf Designs watch winders. The winders are still crazy expensive but they’re very high quality and they’ll be nice to your nice watches, if you let them.
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Let’s welcome CigarReader.com to the fold

Posted on 04 May 2010 by John Biggs

In my endless quest to corner the “guy stuff” market, Tom Johansmeyer and I are now running CigarReader.com, a new cigar blog. You can follow us on Twitter or subscribe via RSS as well.

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