Archive | August, 2010

An Interview With Japanese Steampunk Artist Haruo Suekichi

Posted on 29 August 2010 by John Biggs

Japanese watch maker Haruo Suekichi is famous for his unique, steampunk style timepieces. Each of the amazing watches is handmade by Suekichi himself, even though he doesn’t have any formal education and actually started his career by hawking the first watches at flea markets. Guest writer Natsuki Yamada sat down with Suekichi in his studio in Tokyo earlier this month to conduct the following interview for CrunchGear.

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HourTime Episode 35 – Blancpain’s Million Dollar Watch

Posted on 24 August 2010 by John Biggs

This week we talk about a million dollar watch and the brand new bomb timer.

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Projectwatches rolls out their Fall 2010 line

Posted on 23 August 2010 by John Biggs

Projectwatches sent us an email today showcasing their latest; the Turbine, the Rush Hour, and the Yin Yang. Projectswatches can be found at your favorite design store, museum, and sites like Watchismo and ThinkGeek. No word on pricing, but check out the gallery after the jump.

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Darth Watch: Cool Watch, Lawsuit Waiting To Happen

Posted on 23 August 2010 by John Biggs

Unless Storm of London official got permission to call their watch Darth, I’d be a little worried. Regardless, this is a pretty cool piece with three coo-centric circles that show the time. It comes in black, blue, chrome and white and is currently sold out at $170.00.
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Review: Tissot T-Touch II

Posted on 23 August 2010 by John Biggs


The Tissot T-Touch is Tissot’s flagship sports watch. While other models have come and gone, the venerated T-Touch with its touch-sensitive crystal and bold styling has remained constant. A few models appeared to replace the original, notably the T-Touch Expert, but nothing could quite unseat it.

Now, however, Tissot is essentially mothballing the old model and is focusing on the bold T-Touch II. This new model has a larger LCD screen, better water resistance, and more style options. But it’s still the T-Touch you know and love. But, and this is important, it has a backlight! Continue Reading

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Kobold “Spirit Of America” Gets Some Video Time

Posted on 19 August 2010 by John Biggs

Kobold hasn’t been amazing me lately with their designs but I’m down to post this close-up look at one of their latest models, a $3K three-hander.

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Episode 34 – Fear and Loathing In a Bugatti

Posted on 18 August 2010 by John Biggs


This week we talk about Parmagiani, Liquid Metal, and Fakes.
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Hamilton brings it all back home with the Railroad Evolution

Posted on 17 August 2010 by John Biggs

Hamilton is well known in railroad circles as one of the watches that kept the trains running in the 20th century. Now they’ve gone back to that illustrious past with their Railroad Evolution, a big fat chrono with an auto movement.

No pricing yet, but it’s a cool move back towards traditional watchmaking values for the brand. Compared to some of the stuff they’ve been putting out, this is a breath of fresh air.

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