Hourtime Podcast: On Your (Victor) Marks

January 20, 2017 . by John Biggs

Welcome to the HourTime show, the best 30 minute (+/-) hour podcast on the web. This week Victor Marks and I talk about Swatch, our first watches, three-handers, and Norway. Because we all need a little kindness. Direct MP3 Download • The HourTime Show on iTunes • RSS Feed • Listen on Stitcher



Your watch deserves a bracelet friend and Ephori will hook you up

January 20, 2017 . by John Biggs

Apparently it’s a thing now to wear fancy bracelets with watches. I don’t do it personally but damn if these aren’t some nice looking pieces. They’re made by a company called Ephori and they’re completely bespoke so you can put in your initials, your name, or even your Gmail password right on the bracelet. They’re…



Researchers use watch movements to power internal pacemakers

January 16, 2017 . by John Biggs

Researchers at the University Hospital of Bern have used ETA watch movements embedded on the hearts of pigs to power a pacemaker, a move that could bring clockwork to our inner organs sooner than later. The researchers believed that the beating heart could move the oscillating weight if they reduced the radius and added higher…



Hourtime presents Linguine ai Frutti di Mare

January 12, 2017 . by John Biggs

Welcome to the HourTime show, the best 30 minute (+/-) hour podcast on the web. This week we talk about Italian, Polish, and ridiculous watches. Enjoy! Direct MP3 Download • The HourTime Show on iTunes • RSS Feed • Listen on Stitcher



My first watch, the Swatch Irony Diaphane Gyrotempus

January 11, 2017 . by John Biggs

Back in 2001 when I was a computer consultant fixing Y2K bugs in Poland I had a layover in Zurich. I wandered through the airport marveling at all the things I could buy. Chocolates. Leather goods. Watches. Having recently graduated college I wondered what kind of people shopped at those places. Then I realized that…



Casio announces a new smart outdoor watch, the Protrek Smart WSD-F20

January 6, 2017 . by John Biggs

Welcome to continuation of the beginning of the end. Casio, long-time makers of watches that can survive nuclear blasts, has announced the Protrek Smart WSD-F20, an Android Wear watch for the hiker set. The new watch joins a previous Smart watch, the WSD-F10. The WSD-F10 and the F20 will also adopt Android Wear 2.0. See…



How to spot a fake Rolex (because it’s harder than you think)

January 6, 2017 . by John Biggs

This amazing video shows two Rolexen side-by-side. One is real, one isn’t. The trick? The fake looks almost as good as the real one.