Archive | November, 2010

Vogard Releases Gold And Titanium Chronozoner, I Allow Jaw To Drop

Posted on 12 November 2010 by John Biggs

I’ve never been a big fan of gold on watches but I like how Vogard has put this whole thing together. What you’re seeing is a new version of the Vogard Chronozoner, a chronograph with instant time-zone changing. The original Vogards revolutionized GMT watches by allowing users to simply flip a little lever to set a new timezone. Now all you have to do is twist the bezel and you’re instantly showing the time in another country.
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Seiko E-Ink Watch Now Available For Pre-Order In Japan

Posted on 12 November 2010 by John Biggs

If you’ve been looking to slap a little E-Ink on your wrist and didn’t want to go the Phosphor route, Seiko has the watch for you. The Seiko E-Ink watch is essentially a high-tech LCD watch using E-Ink as the display medium, thereby reducing battery drain.
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Buscum Ducis Announces New Watch Project

Posted on 11 November 2010 by John Biggs

Our buddy Sven just posted his latest watch, the BD2. This model will be far classier than his previous work and actually run a non-hacking Miyota automatic movement, one of the better Japanese-made movements you can buy.
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Report At SIHH As Part Of Baume & Mercier’s Very Special Reporter Program

Posted on 10 November 2010 by John Biggs

Like watches? Want to report on them for Baume & Mercier from SIHH? Well, the company is inviting fans to submit videos to win a spot at SIHH courtesy of B&M. SIHH is the fanciest darn show you’ll ever attend (every reporter gets a sherpa to carry their notebooks and cameras!)

Give it a try. Can’t hurt.

Baume & Mercier is holding a contest on Facebook. We are inviting our 75,000 Fans to compete to become a “Very Special Reporter” at the SIHH (Salon International de La Haute Horlogerie).

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Episode 44 – Invicta All The Way

Posted on 08 November 2010 by John Biggs


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Black Belt Spirit Watch Now On Sale For Black Belt Wannabes

Posted on 08 November 2010 by John Biggs

Hey, lazy: want a Black Belt watch but don’t have a black belt? Well put down that Chicago-style hot dog and listen up. The same company that brought you the $3,000 watch for black belts only (you had to submit an application) is offering the Black Belt Spirit for those who want “A choice of life at your wrist.” See? The watchmakers know you’re such a slob that you won’t even care if their motto is grammatically correct and/or totally nonsensical!
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Lum-Tec B8: My New Almost Favorite Watch

Posted on 07 November 2010 by John Biggs

Lum-Tec just posted this striking shot of their new B8 chronograph. I love the styling and quality – Lum-Tec is great at PVD coatings and lume – but I’m sad, so sad that it has a Japanese quartz movement. Oh well.
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Review: Phosphor’s E-Ink World Time Watch

Posted on 05 November 2010 by John Biggs


Short version: A low-maintenance, good-looking gimmick watch, but e-ink gives the watch weaknesses as well as an interesting look. Recommended if you think you can pull it off.
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