Straton Syncro brings a duffel to a car race

February 10, 2017 . by John Biggs

Another day, another classic-looking Kickstarter watch that tickles a few of the pleasure spots in this jaded old man’s heart. This time its the Straton Syncro, a racing-inspired watch that is being sold with a matching duffel bag. As the old wedding adage goes “You’re not just buying a watch. You’re gaining luggage!” The watch…



Hourtime Presents: Why isn’t Italy proud of its Air Force?

February 9, 2017 . by John Biggs

This week on the show we talk about our favorite watches and look at three Italian brands that bring us pleasure. We also wonder why there aren’t many Italian aviation watches and are immediately cowed by the facts. It’s a good show. Welcome to the HourTime show, the best 30 minute (+/-) hour podcast on…



WWR Recommends… The Omega Speedmaster

February 5, 2017 . by John Biggs

Writing about the Omega Speedmaster is like trying to write about a classic muscle car. Words fail you and you fall back on cliche – classic, understated, collectable, impressive. In short it’s one of the most important timepieces in horology and also one of the most accessible. I owned the Speedmaster Reduced for a while…



Hourtime: Social Media? No, social YOU-dia!

February 2, 2017 . by John Biggs

Welcome to the HourTime show, the best 30 minute (+/-) hour podcast on the web. This week on the Hourtime Podcast we talk about social media, surgery, and Orbits. And now you can follow us on Instagram! Direct MP3 Download • The HourTime Show on iTunes • RSS Feed • Listen on Stitcher



Alexander Burhans is remaking the iconic Orbit watch

February 1, 2017 . by John Biggs

Come back with me to 1992. A gallon of gas cost $1. McDonald’s opened it’s first restaurant in Beijing. Aladdin and Sister Act were taking theaters by storm. A sewer exploded in Mexico. And Alexander Burhans released his unique Orbit watch with clever dotted date window. You can relive those heady days withe the reissue…



This week on Hourtime we talk about the best $41 watch $41 can buy

January 26, 2017 . by John Biggs

Welcome to the HourTime show, the best 30 minute (+/-) hour podcast on the web. If it’s Invicta it’s for Victa! This week we talk about our favorite $41 watch. Direct MP3 Download • The HourTime Show on iTunes • RSS Feed • Listen on Stitcher



Step up step up to the Magical Mystery Braid Leather Bracelet!

January 24, 2017 . by John Biggs

Have you got a spare $13? Do you like leather bracelets? Buddy, I’ve got something nice for you. The nice guys at North Star Leather have kept me abreast of their Kickstarter to sell Mystery Braid leather bracelets for under a sawbuck. The straps are really nice. They’re made of fine leather and are really…