Orsa watch forum douchery

June 27, 2008 . by John Biggs

What the heck? Man! I joined the Orsa forum on 3’Ts back in Feb 07 but never posted (didn’t bookmark the site, my bad) and recently found it again…started posting…and got locked out! To make a long story short the stupid IP address that comes out of the company I work for all comes out…

Are big watches over?

June 27, 2008 . by John Biggs

Chad the Watch Guy is reporting that he’s seeing a max out in big watches at 42mm which means even rappers and oligarchs won’t go around wearing pie plates on their wrists for much longer. I can handle a 50mm+ sports watch, but 42mm is a bit big for a mechanical, non? Your thoughts?

Review: Casio Pathfinder PAW-1500T

June 27, 2008 . by John Biggs

I’m a mechanical man, but sometimes you need a sports watch to withstand the hard knocks associated with heavy activity like “drinking at a bar” and “sitting on the back porch with a beer.” I’ve worn Pathfinders for years now – my first one was a large titanium model with that is basically a cousin…

Dievas Watches – Diverse Divers’ Watches

June 19, 2008 . by John Biggs

The proprietor of Gnomon Watches, a Singapore based on-line watch dealer, Anders Tan wasn’t happy just selling watches, so he took the next step and started making them. Dievas Watches got off to a slow start with the now discontinued Mesopelagic line, and the Endurance and Noble lines which are still in production. The designs…

Bulova lost at sea 55 years ago returned to owner

June 9, 2008 . by John Biggs

I gave my wife a Bulova and that thing wouldn’t last 5 minutes under water. Teddy Bacon’s gold Bulova lasted 55 years. The last time Teddy Bacon saw his expensive gold watch it was sinking down into the harbour in Gibraltar. That was in 1941, and the watch had slipped off his wrist when Lieutenant…

In the abyss of madness, Romain Jerome stares back ‘Day & Night’

June 1, 2008 . by John Biggs

$300,000 for a pre-rusted watch that only tells you if it is day or night with a dual tourbillion movement? Any pursuit has its ultimate excesses, and this one currently holds that coveted title for horology. A 46mm watch in rusted steel, titanium, ceramic, and black carbon, fabricated from materials recovered from the wreck of…