So should I or shouldn’t I? PAM 98

October 28, 2008 . by John Biggs

The alarm sounds pretty creepy. What think you?

Swatch Group sample sale in NYC November 13-14

October 27, 2008 . by John Biggs

For those of you living in the Windy Apple we present the Swatch Group Sample Sale. This year it’s at the Metropolitan Pavillion on 18th street and it runs from 10am-8pm on November 13 and 8am to 7pm on November 14. Get there early! I’ve gone for a few years now and I always find…

New forums

October 26, 2008 . by John Biggs

I’m sure you visited our earlier forums but they essentially failed. They were overrun by spammers and essentially useless. Well, I rebuilt the forums from scratch and I invite you to head on over and start talking. Hope they’re useful and enjoyable.

Storm MK V looks great

October 22, 2008 . by John Biggs

My buddy Scott had a Storm watch for teaching. Instead of glancing at his watch while he was at the lectern he would wear an earlier model of the Storm and check the time only when absolutely necessary because the central iris closes when you’re not checking the time. This new model, which costs about…

PSA: Accuracy and Precision

October 17, 2008 . by John Biggs

A pet peeve of mine – using the words accuracy and precision incorrectly, and failing to make a distinction between the two. Accuracy; “degree of conformity of a measure to a standard or a true value” accuracy. (2008). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Retrieved October 6, 2008, from Precision; “the degree of refinement with which…

WWR beers in Europe anyone?

October 17, 2008 . by John Biggs

I’m headed to Paris, London, and Zurich the next few weeks and I wanted to see if any WWR readers were interested in meeting for a sit down in any of those countries. I’m doing research for my book and I don’t have firm travel dates yet but I’d love to go watch history walking…

Reactor Fall Out: A serious chunk of stainless steel

October 7, 2008 . by John Biggs

Reactor was kind enough to give me a Fall Out for evaluation. This is a watch ready for harsh treatment. Reactor mills a billet of stainless steel and embeds a first rate Japanese movement under a heavy duty, domed crystal. The bracelet is attached with machined rods of steel with hex head screws. This thing…