Trayvax Element is a beer-popping minimalist wallet

May 8, 2017 . by John Biggs

I went digging recently for another minimalist wallet and boy did I find one. My old one, two pieces of titanium attached with a rubber band, was getting too old and things were falling out. I did a quick hunt and found a few very flat minimalist wallets, but nothing that seemed to be rugged…



The Bernard Knightsbridge Open Heart wears its heart on its face

May 4, 2017 . by John Biggs

They heart, they say, is a lonely hunter but the Bernard Knightsbridge Open Heart should make you a lot of friends. This £995 piece is coming in the summer and is basically an “open heart” three hander with some nice Tissot/Swatch styling and a British pedigree. The Open Heart runs a Sellita SW200 Mechanical Movement…



A private equity firm just bought 80% of Breitling

May 3, 2017 . by John Biggs

Breitling just hit the block and took at $870 million buyout from CVC Capital Partners for an 80 percent stake. From National Jeweler: Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners is set to acquire an 80 percent stake in Breitling SA, one of the world’s last family-owned Swiss watch companies. Théodore Schneider, the current majority owner…



Isofrane invites you to smell the wrist

May 1, 2017 . by John Biggs

I was looking for a band for my JLC Master Compressor Extreme World Chronograph – a massive beast of a watch that has specially designed bands that pull up against the side of the case. These bands, which are basically higher end diver bands, cost $500 or so in rubber and a heady $2,500 for…



The Elgis WILWATIKTA II invites you to experience the Majapahit Empire of Indonesia

April 28, 2017 . by John Biggs

Do you like empires? Do you like Indonesia? Buddy, have we got a watch for you. The Elgis WILWATIKTA II is a crowdfunded watch that is styled on the folk art of Indonesia. It runs an automatic Miyota 9015 movement and is made of bronze which reverts to a beautiful patina over time. The dial…



A little help?

April 25, 2017 . by John Biggs

I rarely do this but I’d love it if you guys could help out. In my other job(s) I’m a tech guy and I’m working on a new app with my friend Rich. I could use a little bit of a boost and all you have to do is click below to Tweet or Facebook…



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…