How to Buy a 6309

January 31, 2006 . by John Biggs

An amazingly detailed post on how to buy a Seiko 6309 diver, one of the iconic Japanese divers of the last century. The 6309 has an automatic movement and is built like a tank with the crown at 4 o’clock. I have my father’s, which I redid completely after he left it sitting in a…

Last Night for Reader’s Survey

January 30, 2006 . by John Biggs

Help us help you this year. Fill out our 1st Annual WWR reader’s survey and register to win a black Nooka ZOT watch courtesy of Deadline for entries is Midnight, January 31, 2006. All email addresses will be destroyed after the contest is over. Please tell us what you think about WWR and tell…

Review – Chronoswiss Digiteur

January 30, 2006 . by John Biggs

Nice review of the Digiteur MSA, Chronoswiss’ “digital” watch. Chronoswiss’s new Digiteur MSA was introduced at Baselworld 2005. MSA stands for “montre sans aiguilles” (watch without hands) and this watch is, indeed, a watch without hands. A mechanical digital watch, in other words. The hour is displayed in a beveled square window at the top…

Sexy New Patek Calendar 5960P

January 30, 2006 . by John Biggs

TimeZone has some great shots of the new 5960P Calendar with leap year indicator and all sorts of goodies. I hate the hands, though. Does anyone else feel the same way? Full release after the jump. NEW Patek chrono/calendar/auto caliber, ref. 5960P! [TimeZone]

New Independent Watch Association – Time Aeon

January 30, 2006 . by John Biggs

These internecine struggles happen in every industry, and the watchmaking world is no exception. Apparently this group will Based in Avenches, the purpose of this alliance is not marketing, but to “perpetuate manual know-how and creative work” according to Mr. Dufour. The alliance will be inspired in particular by the philosophy of the guild and…

Gerald Genta Retrograde Jump Hour

January 25, 2006 . by John Biggs

Ming at WatchRap has some striking shots of a Gerald Genta jump hour. I like Genta, as a whole, but sometimes they get ugly. This one has all the parts in the right place. Gerald Genta Retrograde Jump Hour! [WatchRap]

The Little Panny that Couldn’t

January 25, 2006 . by John Biggs

Here very cute little homemade Panny – some paper, some Xacto knives, and a $20 quartz crap piece. Excellent work. See what happens when I get bored? [BigWatchForum]