Casio announces new watch, the Cachalot

January 30, 2009 . by John Biggs

While Casio is considered to be a higher end watch company in Japan, they sometimes have image problems in the states. Better known for their G-shock and calculator watches in the US, their Oceanus line is sometimes ignored by higher end retailers. This is a shame really, since the line has some features not even found in the likes of Tag Hauer and Seiko.

Jumping the shark: Hublot Big Bang King Power

January 30, 2009 . by John Biggs

When Hublot first launched the Big Bang I was When Hublot first launched the Big Bang I was totally down with the watch. It had a unique style and size as well as a nice pedigree and cost about $15K, not horrible for a watch of this caliber. Now they’re just getting greedy.

Deals at Steel Cake

January 27, 2009 . by John Biggs

Matt at Steel Cake Watches is offering his customers a considerable discount on all Steel Cake models, reducing everything to $75. Use the discount code “steel75” on checkout. My favorite is this Black Square Chrono which is sadly sold out but the rest of the models are very hard-edged and masculine. I’m not a big…

Stopped Clocks: A bunch of clocks that are stopped

January 26, 2009 . by John Biggs

Not quite sure what to make of this site but it’s basically a collection of clocks that stopped in Britain. The real goal is to get all of the clocks working again: noble if Quixotic.

FYI: The Marketplace is back

January 23, 2009 . by John Biggs

I’ve updated the WWR Marketplace using Amazon’s aStore system. This blog costs me money to run so if you’re shopping for anything on Amazon, watches especially, clicking through to the store before checking out would be great. All it takes for me to get a little cash is one click. Thanks!

Tutima in trouble for not paying for Pacino placement

January 22, 2009 . by John Biggs

Ever wonder how watches get into movies? It’s not because the actors like them. Watch companies pay big bucks for that kind of exposure, even if it’s a three second shot of a watch on Al Pacino’s hand. According to TMZ, Tutima agreed to pay the production company for Righteous Kill $50,000 along with $1,000,000…

Yes We Can own Obama’s Watch

January 19, 2009 . by John Biggs

Obama wears a Jorg Gray 6500 Series Chrono and now you, too, can own the same watch. How much is this piece of presidential ephemera? $325, babies, and worth every penny. Here’s the story: org Gray 6500 Chronograph worn by President Obama was given to him as a 46th birthday present by the members of…