The Benarus Ocean Predator Diver will nibble your toes as you snorkel

January 5, 2017 . by John Biggs

The Ocean Predator looks placid but underneath it’s a toothy monster. Benarus has been building some exciting watches for the past few years and this new product, the Benarus Ocean Predator Diver, is no exception. It has a NH35 self-winding movement and is water resistant to 660 feet. It features a hammered dial with heavy…



Décantheure is a watch for wine lovers

January 5, 2017 . by John Biggs

Is it chardonnay-o’clock? Shiraz-thirty? Half-past-functional-alcholism? We’ve got a watch for you. Décantheure is the watch for you. This crowdfunded watch is a basic 3-hander with a few fun design twists. The coolest thing? It has decanting times for various wines, from 30 minutes to 2+ hours, allowing you to let your wine breathe before you…



The HourTime Podcast comes to you like a careful lover

December 23, 2016 . by John Biggs

Welcome to the HourTime show, the best 30 minute (+/-) hour podcast on the web.



The Time Traveler gives you some of that Ressence magic without the Ressence price

December 20, 2016 . by John Biggs

You know me and quartz watches (spoiler alert: I hate them) so for me to slap a quartz up here is a big deal. Why? Because I love the bulbous design from folks like the Ressence but I don’t like the huge price. Hence the reason I’m posting the OVD Time Traveler. This odd quartz…



Build a little lighthouse on your wrist with the Schofield Blacklamp Carbon

December 8, 2016 . by John Biggs

Back when Britannia ruled the waves her beautiful lighthouses were wonders to behold. Many a sailor found solace in the pale light cast out over the ocean and now the Schofield Watch Company is celebrating these by releasing a watch that glows like a radioactive trash fire and is made almost entirely of carbon fiber.



Zeppelin Craft chugs its way across the Panerai-strap studded sky

December 1, 2016 . by John Biggs

I was looking for a nice Panerai band the other day when I entered the den of iniquity and vice called eBay. There I found a few hefty straps and OEM knockoffs but, hidden away in a dark corner, I found Zeppelin Craft, a small leather-goods store. Then, when I ordered a handsome blue band,…



The strange world of hidden church clocks

November 17, 2016 . by John Biggs

In what could be one of the coolest examples of astronomical timekeeping Atlas Obscura has detailed the clocks built secretly into old Catholic Churches. These clocks – usually sundials or small pinholes dotting the ceiling – could tell time as accurately as any mechanical clock and were a fascinating marriage of science and religion.