Why Seiko Is So Good

July 29, 2005 . by John Biggs

Great post from the Dive Watch Forum: Your previous post regarding watches you’ve had forever. This watch was my high-school grad present from my Dad in 1971, and I’ve had it ever since (obviously). It has been run over by a car, shot at, lost for four months in the snow (I went back later…



Omega Makes You Take Off Your Shirt

July 29, 2005 . by John Biggs

The latest from Omega’s “Quality of Life Police” – You are no longer allowed to wear shirts or have hair when wearing the Planet Ocean. We are sorry. Read more here



Seiko Orange Monster Chrono

July 29, 2005 . by John Biggs

I don’t like quartz chronos that well but this one is purdy. $230 ain’t half bad. Check it out here You can buy it here, apparently.



Review – Torgoen T2

July 27, 2005 . by John Biggs

Torgoen makes a line of professional pilot watches that sell considerably less than standard Quartz chronos and have a styling and utility that rivals some of the bigger houses. The T2 is a 4-register chrono with 1/10, second, and 30 minute timers with split and lap functionality. Add on a flight computer slide rule bezel…



What’s Inside a Sandoz Sub?

July 27, 2005 . by John Biggs

Reto of the PMWF posted this a few years ago but it’s definitely still fresh. Excellent close up look at the insides of my favorite beater, the Sandoz Submariner-alike. Check it out here.



Best Beater Thread

July 27, 2005 . by John Biggs

Nice thread on the BIG Watch Forum about the best cheap beaters. Some interesting ideas. I would say my best beater is the Sandoz Diver. Automatic, withstands gardening and wall fixing, and looks nice. Check out the entire threa here.



Orbit Watch

July 27, 2005 . by John Biggs

WristFashion.com first picked this up but it’s a particularly clever little take on the whole sundial concept. Check it out here.