Bathys releases two new watches

July 22, 2008 . by John Biggs

Bathys watches are some of my favorites. Created by a young man named John Patterson who lives in Hawai’i, they’re aimed at surfers and outdoorsy types who don’t want to look like Captain Digitalpants while wearing a big, wonky wrist computer. He just announced two new models, the Ti-Quartz Benthic (top) and the Lunar Wahine…



The Seah Zodiac has… OH GOD NO! MY EYES, MY EYES!!!

July 16, 2008 . by John Biggs

How can they do this to an innocent Swiss chronograph movement? A chaste mechanism dressed like this and forced to walk the streets. I might not wear it myself, but I can understand a lady, a metro, or some other individual who enjoys a watch with gold finish, or a few diamond chips, or a…



Baume & Mercier Classima Alarm/GMT; An excellent tool for the modern world.

July 16, 2008 . by John Biggs

In a time when the “power watch” has a half dozen functions that most buyers won’t bother with (if they understand them) it is refreshing to see only two functions beyond the basics and both routinely useful for many. The second time zone, the GMT display, is of great value to a rock like me…



What real service members wear.

July 10, 2008 . by John Biggs

Not too long ago, we shared a video review of a Marathon watch. Although not that particular model, Marathon routinely boasts that it is the current U.S. military issue wristwatch. And this is true, so it should be odd that out of the thousands of service members I have had contact with over the past…



B&R: Shark jumpers?

July 2, 2008 . by John Biggs

If you know me you know I love me some watches. I especially like Bell & Ross, the aviation-themed, pie-plate-sized watches that gave new meaning to “Wow, that’s a big watch.” Now, however, B&R has added a ring of beautiful jewels around the rim and made these things out of ceramic, officially tugging the brand…