Review: Casio GA-100 G-Shock

April 30, 2010 . by John Biggs

The G-Shock is a tough watch to love. They’re Casio’s answer to the Timex Ironman and, while they’re quite rugged, the line has drifted towards Swatch-esque fashion models. Well, I’m glad to report the GA-100 brings it all back home with a world-time feature and stop watch that brings to mind the Citizen Skyhawk series…

Casio releases the PAW5000-1 Pathfinder Watch

April 30, 2010 . by John Biggs

Call me a sucker for a Pathfinder, Casio’s monstrous sports watches designed for hiking, camping, and cage fighting. The PAW5000 uses the same quad-sensor movement as the other Pathfinder models including a digital compass, altimeter, barometer, and thermometer. Instead of an LCD display, however, the central seconds hand acts as the main indicator, offering a…

Marvin: Classy watches at bargain prices

April 29, 2010 . by John Biggs

I haven’t written about Marvin yet but these guys make some striking, classic pieces at prices that are actually astounding. Take this

HourTime Episode 22: Divers and Sunspots

April 28, 2010 . by John Biggs

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Swatch gives a twitter about your favorite watch

April 23, 2010 . by John Biggs

Swatch is celebrating the fact that they’ve gained almost 5,000 followers on Twitter, and decided to show their appreciation by giving away one of their watches. Which one? Well, that’s up to you. How do you win? Click on, constant reader, for the details.

Hourtime Episode 21 – The Volcano!

April 22, 2010 . by John Biggs

We talk about the Romain Jerome Volcano DNA watch plus e-shops, online sales, and CostCo v. Omega. Download MP3 Subscribe in iTunes

Longines opens their first online store

April 21, 2010 . by John Biggs

The world of fine watches is a benighted place. Strange hang-ups masquerading as tradition are the norm and historically watch companies have looked at every new improvement to their business with trepidation. Consider the quartz movement, for example. Texas Instruments approached a number of Swiss companies when they first created the miniaturized quartz watch but…