The Top 10 Swatch Watches

June 28, 2010 . by John Biggs

In honor of the passing of Nicolas Hayek, CEO of the Swatch Group, we decided to wax a little nostalgic about his most breathtaking – and lucrative – product: the Swatch watch. Swatch was the brainchild of Elmar Mock and Jacques Müller who were attempting to make the thinnest wristwatch in the world. Instead, they…



Hamilton Adds Small Seconds to Beautiful Slim Collection

June 22, 2010 . by John Biggs

Hamilton has a very specific price range. This comes from being part of the crowded Swatch Group. Hamilton watches must fit in a price category just bellow Longines, but above Tissot. This has had the positive effect of the brand being positioned very strongly at the entry price level for luxury timepieces. Last year the…



Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster Orbital Watch: Some Watch!

June 18, 2010 . by John Biggs

ABlogtoRead posted a little bit on the Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster, a mouthful of a watch with some of the most striking styling I’ve seen in a while. I got to see this piece back at JCK and was extremely impressed. Ball is famous for their gas tube lume and they cover their watches with…



Hourtime Episode 27: The HM3 and getting stabbed

June 17, 2010 . by John Biggs

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Bremont U-2 watch review

June 14, 2010 . by John Biggs

ABlogToRead has another in-depth review of one of our favorite watches, the Bremont U2. The watch is styled after the instrumentation of the U-2 spy plane and includes a specially protected movement inside a special material that allows the watch to survive – get this – a freaking cockpit ejection at full Gs. There is…



A new HourTime episode, straight from JCK in Vegas

June 8, 2010 . by John Biggs

Warning: Podcast includes extreme watch nerdery.



Hands on with the Ulysse Nardin Chariman

June 6, 2010 . by John Biggs

How much would you pay for an Android phone? $99? $199? Maybe $299 with contract? How about $50,000. As you recall, the Ulysse Nardin Chairman is a freaking $50,000 phone. It’s only in beta right now, but it will run Android 2.1 and come in multiple styles including a model covered with diamonds. The box,…