Tourneau sample sale Sept 7-11

August 25, 2008 . by John Biggs

Not a lot of bargains to be had at this one by there will be a sample sale at Soiffer Haskin, 317 W 33rd Street between 8th and 9th in NYC. It’s from Sept 7 until the 11th and is open from 9am to 6:30pm daily. Get thee to the salery!



Suunto X10 GPS watch

August 25, 2008 . by John Biggs

Another monster from Suunto. This one has better battery life and a sharper G.P.S. chip for getting you there and back. “After converting your Suunto X10 logs with Suunto Track Exporter, you can share your adventures with anyone who uses Google Earth,” explains Suunto Outdoor Product Manager Petteri Hernelahti. “You can save your tracks in…



I have a book deal…

August 19, 2008 . by John Biggs

Well, it’s official. I’ve got my first book deal. Tech journalist John Biggs, who edits the blog CrunchGear.com and has contributed to The New York Times, has signed a contract with Susan Kamil at the Dial Press to write a book called Marie Antoinette’s Watch. The book will tell the story of an impossibly elaborate…



NOA Watches

August 10, 2008 . by John Biggs

None Of the Above watches are the creation of a young member of an old watch making family. Nicola Andreatta has been designing watches for his family’s business for a while, but wanted to move off in his own direction. Of course, being connected to the industry his whole life, he was in a good…



Casio GS-1200 to use LEDs to tweak analog hand position

August 1, 2008 . by John Biggs

A new Casio movement for the GS-1200 Tough line – a radio controlled watch model built for shock resistance – has internal LEDs that calibrate the analog hands of the watch. The movement has a structure where the gears for second, minute and hour are sandwiched between the LED and the phototransistor. With this setup,…