Kind of weird but cool blog spam

December 29, 2008 . by John Biggs

Someone left a comment on the site about some fugly but cheap wooden watches. Might make a good watch for the highly allergic? CLASSIC WOODEN WATCHES SELLS HYPO ALLERGENIC ELEGANT WOODEN WATCHES. PLEASE GO TO OUR WEBSITE AT http://www.wooden-watch.com/ OR CALL 704.567.9770. ONLY $66 EACH & FREE SHIPPING WITH A 2 YEAR WARRANTY. FOR EVERY…



RGM’s North Pointer GMT

December 29, 2008 . by John Biggs

RGM is a watch company in Pennsylvania dedicated to recreating and preserving the watch know-how of the classic old American makers. Back in the 1880s, America’s watch industry was booming along with the growth of the railroads. A little savvy marketing and the rise of the automobile killed all the huge factories of Hamilton, Ohio…



Buy 2, get 1 free at Buscum Ducis

December 11, 2008 . by John Biggs

Sven at BD is offering a special deal for CG readers: buy two watches, get one free. You can get a couple for your employees, your groundskeepers, or your massage therapy team. Do it! Do it now! They’re honestly nice watches and you basically get a one-of-a-kind with these with a nice Swiss movement. Product…



Review: Buscum Ducis BD I

December 8, 2008 . by John Biggs

Starting your own watch company is hard. Unlike, say, hiring a factory in Taiwan to make a bunch of MP3 players for you, creating a watch takes patience, an understanding of the history of horology, and a willingness to risk failure. Thankfully, Buscum Ducis’ Svan van Der Zande has all of these attributes. Read more…



$100 off the Serket Reef Diver 2.0

December 8, 2008 . by John Biggs

Serket, formerly Scorpion, makes really nice dive watches. They’re not very flashy but they’re well-made and use real Swiss Movements inside an American-designed case. I’ve reviewed the 1.0 version of this watch and I really liked it. Read more…



Botta Uno Automatic: Dude, I think you lost something

December 6, 2008 . by John Biggs

If you don’t really look, it’s a conservative, 42mm watch based on the workhorse automatic movement of Europe, the ETA 2824. But it has only one hand. No minutes, seconds, or day, just an hour hand. Look a little closer, and you’ll note that there are too many hash marks between the hours. The markings…



How to buy a watch

December 2, 2008 . by John Biggs

I’m just full of helpful hints this week. This one comes after seeing a comment on my other site, WristWatchReview about the BR02, a 1000M diver with a fairly striking design. I liked it when I saw it but at $4,800 I could probably pass. But did you know you could get it for a…