The dangers of the Poor Man’s Watch Forum

March 29, 2010 . by John Biggs

A terrible thing happened to me about a month ago. Biggs showed me the Poor Man’s Watch forum. My wallet may never be the same.

Montblanc blows Basel out of the water this year with the TimeWriter 1 Metamorphosis

March 29, 2010 . by John Biggs

Montblanc is a pen company. They do watches as an aside, some sort of weird cross-marketing thing that presumably they’ll use to convince watch lovers to go and pick up some pens. However, they have truly outdone themselves with the TimeWriter 1 Metamorphosis. Ariel at ABlogtoRead found the full details on this watch but, in…

Praesto teases with new sports chrono

March 27, 2010 . by John Biggs

Just got a sneak peek at Praesto’s latest chrono. No word on when this will be available, but they look great. Thoughts? UPDATE – Nice. It’s running an automatic Seagull ST19 – a Chinese movement but much more affordable.

Bulova introduces the most accurate watch in the world, the Precisionist

March 23, 2010 . by John Biggs

Bulova just announced the Precisionist “technology platform,” a quartz movement with sweep hand that was created alongside Bulova’s parent company, Citizen. With Precisionist, Bulova has added a third prong to a standard two prong quartz crystal creating a torsional resonator. This innovation results in eight times the vibration frequency of a traditional quartz watch resulting…

HourTime Help Desk #2 with D Freemont and Chad Rickicki

March 19, 2010 . by John Biggs

An interview with David Freemont McCready from and Chat Rickicki from Chad the Watch Guy. I’m having some trouble getting the Mevio link up, but I’ll put it up shortly.

HourTime podcast LIVE tomorrow at 10:30am New York Time

March 18, 2010 . by John Biggs

Join us LIVE tomorrow at 10:30am New York time when we talk to David Freemont McCready of DFreemont Watches, one of my favorite US boutique producers. Mr. McCready has quite a history in the watch trade and his watches are reasonably priced and have great stories behind them.   You can call in to talk to us…

WTB – I’m looking for a rubber strap for a #2222.80 Omega Seamaster

March 18, 2010 . by John Biggs

Looking for a replacement band for the #2222.80 three handed diving watch. Anyone have one lying about in their junk drawer?