Archive | May, 2011

Episode 67 – The Episode After 66

Posted on 27 May 2011 by John Biggs

Todays catch of the day includes the Clerc Hydroscaph GMT, a tastyReactor Poseidon 1000m Dive Watch, a little something from Jaeger-LeCoultre and all the banter you can eat.

Mmmmm good!

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Cadence 4-Bit Watch Goes Chrono

Posted on 27 May 2011 by John Biggs

Candence, watches made famous for their unique “4-bit” numerals, has just announced a chrono version of their well-known 4-bit watch. The 42mm watch has a Miyota quartz movement, UTC display (basically a second time-zone), and a chronograph movement.

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Review: Blancier Desert Wolf

Posted on 19 May 2011 by John Biggs

A lot of watchmaking is aspirational. Since the 1700s, watchmakers have wanted to create simulacrum of the items that explorers, engineers, and soldiers carried into their daily scrum for dandies on the boulevard who ascribed a sense of romance – correctly or not – to their professions. That’s why watch collectors love war watches. They basically allow folks who may have never been to war to feel like they own something that could exist in the thick of things or, more valuable still, items that actually saw fighting.

So when Butch went back to get his father’s war watch, it was because that cold hunk of metal meant something to him. It meant his father had fought for his freedom and then Christopher Walken did that thing that he did with the watch and then gave Butch his birthright, it was the passing of a physical object that signified something far more valuable than a case and some gears. It’s the way things have been for centuries.
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Casio “Diver-Inspired” Baby-G Watch Is A Jam For The Ladies

Posted on 17 May 2011 by John Biggs

Casio is perfectly content to rest on their laurels. Their G-Shock line is inexplicably popular, the ladies love them some Baby-G, and every year a new cohort of customers graduates into some of their nicer models. That’s why I’m pleased to see this cleverly designed and relatively cheap Baby-G. It costs $160 and will be available this June in time for “water sports” season, according to Shigenori Itoh, CEO of Casio America.

Ahem.
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Review: Smith & Wesson Mumbai Lamplighter

Posted on 17 May 2011 by John Biggs

Amongst outdoorsmen, Tritium watches are fairly popular. Given the fact that you don’t have to worry about charging the lume in the daylight, or how long that lume will last, a watch using Tritium is extremely convenient when you need something that will light up all the time. Add in a watch that’s durable and keeps good time, and you’ve got a winning combination. Now admittedly, Smith & Wesson may not be a name you think of when you are talking about watches, but the Mumbai Lamplighter is a quality timepiece.

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Episode 65 – Land Shark

Posted on 12 May 2011 by John Biggs

On todays ‘hot plate’ we discuss Débaufré Swiss Watches, the Movado Bold and Azimuth watches.

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Blancier Releases The Desert Wolf For Soldiers Overseas

Posted on 10 May 2011 by John Biggs

In honor of our fighting men and women watchmaker Blancier has created an affordable and fairly handsome quartz chrono called the Desert Wold. At $395 it’s a rugged and well-priced piece and it features a matte steel body, double-sided anti-reflective crystal, and Super-LumiNova pips and hands.

I have one here in my hot little hands so I’ll be reviewing it over the next few days but until then take a gander and see if it’s right for the solider(s) in your life.

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