Hourtime Episode 15 – Watch Repair and the Legends of Watch

February 24, 2010 . by John Biggs

In this episode we talk about watch repair tips and some classic watch legends. Enjoy!



A nice Timex story

February 23, 2010 . by John Biggs

Marijane, a nice lady from Connecticut, sent us this nice email about how happy she is with Timex. Since we usually only talk about watches that cost enough to fund a a food program for starving children in Liberia, it’s nice to get some perspective. I bought an inexpensive Timex watch for everyday use. I…



My review of the Kempler & Strauss W Phone

February 19, 2010 . by John Biggs

Short Version: The Kempler & Strauss W Phone watch is a great idea. It’s a compact, unlocked GSM phone that makes a great conversation piece and is fun – if a bit maddening – to use. Can it ever be your “first phone?” Absolutely not, but at $199 unlocked you can’t get a GSM phone…



Cadence Watches show off their lastest design

February 19, 2010 . by John Biggs

Cadence Watches is another American watch company, however this one is a little different. Cadence recently ran a design content for the Philidephia area, looking for concepts to be used in their next wristwatch model. The winner of that contest was Josh Chadwick, a graphic designer who came up with the “Gentleman’s Digital Analog timepiece.”



Perrelet releases Double Rotor iPhone app, tells time with style

February 19, 2010 . by John Biggs

So you don’t have $7000 to drop on a wristwatch, but you still want to look stylish when you check the time. Perrelet recently released an iPhone/iPad app that simulates the look of their Double Rotor design. It’s available in a men or women’s version, and also works as a tasteful desk clock. Sure beats…



Cyclops watch hard to read, looks cool

February 18, 2010 . by John Biggs

Mr. Jones watches are unique in many ways; they are produced by a small design studio, there are generally limited quantities available, but they are pretty much inevitably cool. Normally, they are also easy to read, but that doesn’t seem to be the case with the Cyclops Special Edition.



Hourtime Episode 14 – Xetum, UBoat, and More

February 17, 2010 . by John Biggs

  In this episode the boys talk about watch collecting and the magic of eBay. We also visit with Xetum watches and UBoat and talk about Navy Seal watches from JLC. Send a photo of your watch collection to [email protected] and we’ll post it here! Here is the Gibson story we talk about.