Hourtime Podcast: On Your (Victor) Marks

January 20, 2017 . by John Biggs

Welcome to the HourTime show, the best 30 minute (+/-) hour podcast on the web. This week Victor Marks and I talk about Swatch, our first watches, three-handers, and Norway. Because we all need a little kindness. Direct MP3 Download • The HourTime Show on iTunes • RSS Feed • Listen on Stitcher



Your watch deserves a bracelet friend and Ephori will hook you up

January 20, 2017 . by John Biggs

Apparently it’s a thing now to wear fancy bracelets with watches. I don’t do it personally but damn if these aren’t some nice looking pieces. They’re made by a company called Ephori and they’re completely bespoke so you can put in your initials, your name, or even your Gmail password right on the bracelet. They’re…



Introducing the Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT

January 20, 2017 . by Jim Manley

Like so many things horological, Graham’s trigger-fired Chronofighter is no longer a functional necessity. Unless you’re a bomber pilot flying high above Europe, you don’t need the added grip that the trigger gives you for starting your chronograph with freezing fingers. But it’s still damn cool.



Boston and Stewill: British-ly Swiss

January 19, 2017 . by Victor Marks

From the heart of England comes a British watch by Boston and Stewill with a Swiss motor, and a sub-dial that takes influence from a man from Milan going back to 1909. Why have they made it? What spawned this most European creature? And why should you wear one?



Diving into the darkness of the Gruppo Gamma Divemaster D-01N Black

January 18, 2017 . by Neal Goodacre

Gruppo Gamma is a Singapore-based watch company I have followed since they started out in 2013. Their first watch was the Genesis, which is a homage to the 1950’s Rolex Reference 6152 which was made for Panerai. Using a basic Seagull movement and mineral crystal, this was an OK place to start out. The Genesis was…



MB&F introduces the Aquapod HM7 tourbillon diver, and it’s gorgeous

January 17, 2017 . by Victor Marks

Max Busser of MB&F has announced his take on what a dive watch could be, the HM7 Aquapod. It’s lovely and impractical, in the very best way. This is not a watch to strap on a wetsuit and seek out the depths, this is a watch inspired by the water, that dreams of the depths….



Getting busy with the Alpina GMT 4 Business Hours

January 17, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

It was not all that long ago (see here) that I fell pretty hard for the Alpina Alpiner 4. It was my first time going hands-on with the brand, and I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw there. Well, if you know me, you know I like GMT complications. I’ve been starting to focus in a little more closely on those watches lately, and I saw Alpina had a few in the mix. Put two and two together, and you’ve got our review today of the Alpina GMT 4 Business Hours.