Blancier BWT 1: An Amazing New Worldtimer

May 31, 2007 . by John Biggs

WWR fave Blancier just launched an amazing new world timer. This is a fully manufacture movement and, as such, costs over $20,000. Gah!!!! Trying to figure out how it works. Worldtimers? There are a great many worldtimers. Almost every respected watch brand has such a model in its collection. In reality, these watches could only…



Rolex Milgauss

May 22, 2007 . by John Biggs

I’m slowly starting to dig Rolex more and more. Sure, it’s “common,” but they’re well made and have history. I’d put them on par with Omega for class and provenance. The Milgauss comes in the new, slightly larger case size of 40mm, with the 3131 movement. There are white and black dial versions available, both…



Watchmaking, Step By Step

May 22, 2007 . by John Biggs

Watchismo did it again. He found some amazing video of watchmaking from soup to nuts. If you’ve ever wondered what makes a $8,000 better than a $500 watch, take a gander. It’s literally the hand work involved in assembling these monsters. Culture de la Haute Horlogerie Films [THE WATCHISMO TIMES]



WebTime Elite

May 17, 2007 . by John Biggs

I never loved TokyoFlash watches — they were usually too gimmicky — but this one looks like a great design. You tell the time using the two rotating polygons and it comes in blue and orange resin. How much? $123 plus shipping, which isn’t to shabby for some real Tokyo-inspired time-telling. Truly one of the…



The Latest from DBrooker, Custom Face Maker

May 15, 2007 . by John Biggs

Here’s a great NOS Gruen redone by Dennis Brooker, a custom watchmaker. I just put one of my custom dials in my 1st mechanical watch – A NOS Gruen I got off of Ebay with an ETA 2824-2 – I used a reallllly nice piece of Awabi shell. Quite striking, non? Product Page



Alain Silberstein TOURBILLON PAPAYA

May 14, 2007 . by John Biggs

Apparently Alain Silberstein’s design team is blind. This Alain Silberstein Tourbillon Papaya limited edition watch not only uses orange alligator skin for the strap, it also utilitzes alligator skin for the case. The date dial is made of mother-of-pearl and the watch dial uses papaya alligator skin like the strap and case. Alain Silberstein TOURBILLON…



eBay Follies: Gimme $5 For a Rolex!

May 14, 2007 . by John Biggs

For $5, the price of a cup of Starbuck’s coffee, you can help some douche buy himself a Rolex. The world, it seems, is full of all kinds. BIDDING ON THIS AUCTION WILL, I HOPE, GIVE YOU THE SATISFACTION OF KNOWING YOU PERSONALLY HELPED A HARD WORKING FATHER OF TWO AFFORD HIS TIME PIECE DREAM….