Get thee to the cheap Tuna Factory!

March 16, 2017 . by John Biggs

I don’t usually post stuff like this but Massdrop has a really nice Seiko “Baby Tuna” on the site right now for $219 – half of what you’d pay on Amazon. It’s got a 47.5 mm case, a really nice black and gold face, and enough street cred to work as your first tool watch….



The Arnold & Son DBG Skeleton is a double balance double timezone double big double fancy watch

March 14, 2017 . by John Biggs

Double your pleasure and double your fun with good old Arnold & Son! The DBG Skeleton is a beautiful double balance GMT piece with a skeletonized body and a pair of symmetrical balance wheels. It runs a manufacture A&S1309 that is designed and made in house and it’s really pretty striking. From the release: A…



All Hail the Prometheus Poseidon, the watch god of both fire and the sea!

March 8, 2017 . by John Biggs

Prometheus watches is a fan favorite with some interesting pieces. Most recently they’ve begun releasing the Poseidon collection, a set of mechanical divers that come on steel bracelets and, for a mere $750, give you a great design and a face made of meteorite(!!). The watches are water resistant to 3,500 meters (hence the Poseidon)…



Vroom Vroom! The Bell&Ross BR 03-94 RS17 will put you into the slightly faster lane

February 28, 2017 . by John Biggs

Do you like cars? Do you like it when they go fast? Buddy, have we got a watch for you. The Bell&Ross BR 03-94 RS17 was made for the folks at the Renault Sport Formula One Team in honor of their RS17 racer, a vehicle so powerful that I believe it can rend space and…



Christopher Ward’s C8 is the brand new regulator without a pocket calculator

February 23, 2017 . by John Biggs

Christopher Ward, everyone’s favorite “premium British watch brand” is announcing the C8 Regulator Limited Edition, a regulator watch with one huge minute hand and hour and second sub-dials. Regulators have long been used in watchmaking ateliers to set the watches for testing. From the marketing materials: Whilst taking inspiration from the aviation aesthetic of the…



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…