Casio’s new Edifice line connects to your phone, your soul

April 18, 2017 . by John Biggs

The future, they say, is here but just not evenly distributed. Luckily Casio’s new Edifice line is full of it. Their two new models, the $300 EQB501XDB-1A and EQB501XD-1A, have all of the standard Edifice tricks – 3D dials, lots of functions – but with a few new surprises. The watches use Casio’s Tough Solar…



The Hourtime boys go back in time

April 13, 2017 . by John Biggs

This week on the Hourtime Podcast we talk about Junghans, AVI-8, sweet rings, and Bremont. Plus John has a crisis of faith and is talked off the edge by Victor. Direct MP3 Download • The HourTime Show on iTunes • RSS Feed • Listen on Stitcher



Hey, cool cats and kittens, Junghans is taking you back to the 1950s

April 7, 2017 . by John Biggs

Be bop a loo bop, everybody, because Junghans is here to take you for a ride. The Junghans Meister Driver Automatic is a 1950s-style drivers watch that looks like it would go great behind the wheel of a mint green Pontaic. These three hander automatics feature a date window at 6 o’clock and should cost…



Hourtime goes to Macedonia

April 6, 2017 . by John Biggs

Another week, another podcast. This week Victor and I talk about Tudor, Panzera, and SD-09 as well as an amazing story about Macedonian watchmaking. Welcome to the HourTime show, the best 30 minute (+/-) hour podcast on the web. Direct MP3 Download • The HourTime Show on iTunes • RSS Feed • Listen on Stitcher



Oooh Porsche it monopush it real good

March 28, 2017 . by John Biggs

Porsche Design makes watches that you can either love or hate. This specific piece, the oddly inspiring new MONOBLOC ACTUATOR Titanium Chronograph has won my heart. Obviously based on cars that go fast, the Monobloc has a titanium case and an eminently legible face. Further, it has an odd “mono block” actuator that tilts back…



Ackurat shows us the magic of Swedish design

March 21, 2017 . by John Biggs

Ah, Sweden! Home to ABBA, at fjord or two, and Ackurat. This company has already released a unique minimalist watch called the M83, a unique piece with a band-in-case design that is reminiscent of the Omega Chronostop. The 38mm case has a Swiss Ronda movement and comes in five different colors – gold/white, gold/dark grey,…



TAG Heuer shows off its Connected Modular 45 smartwatch before launch

March 17, 2017 . by John Biggs

“The Connected Modular 45.” A name that truly drips off the tongue. So full of promise, of beauty, of the potential for connecting modules! Luckily since this smartwatch comes from TAG it’s actually pretty nice-looking and could pass as a regular watch if no one was paying attention. TAG has doubled down on the smartwatch…