Kunstwinder: a watch winder to warm my cold heart

July 18, 2017 . by Victor Marks

Watch winders. Are they a necessity, or frippery? It seems to me that a watch winder is a utilitarian thing, meant for a watch owner with just a few watches and wants them to not be wound down when rotating through them. But what if they weren’t utilitarian?



Interview with a watchmaker: Calvin Ng of CJR

July 18, 2017 . by Victor Marks

Calvin Ng has brought three watch models to fruition so far, and we thought it was time to ask, what is it about his history that makes watches his life’s work?



Hourtime Show: Grand Seikos, Polish Airforce watches, and time-telling cufflinks

July 13, 2017 . by Victor Marks

The grandest of all Seiko. The Polish Airforce and watches that honor it. And real, time-telling watch cufflinks. These things have nothing to do with each other, but we like them all, all on this HourTime podcast!



Review: CJR Commander, now on Kickstarter

July 12, 2017 . by Victor Marks

Last year, we reviewed the CJR Airspeed, the first watch from CJR. Now, they’re back from outer space with the CJR Commander, a skeletonized movement, and an open dial. CJR shipped one to us prior to launching their Kickstarter, and it’s worth having a look.



Roam if you want to, roam around the world – CASIO Edifice EQB-600D review

July 10, 2017 . by Victor Marks

Worldtimers have long fascinated watch wearers, with their utility and added complication. Whether it was the Rolex PAN-AM that became the GMT-MASTER, or JLC Master Compressor Extreme World Chronograph, or even the Patek 5650G travel time, watch wearers are continuing to look for ways to have accurate time-telling across time zones.



Hands-on with Crownarch: the understated chronograph

June 28, 2017 . by Victor Marks

Crownarch is a new watch brand from the UK, focused on making nicely designed watches at an affordable price. We’ve heard that song before, but here it delivers on exactly that.



Graham Chronofighter… Nina!

June 21, 2017 . by Victor Marks

Last week, we brought you the Graham Chronofighter news and now, Graham are back with an animation that may entertain you for a second – the delightful Nina makes an appearance out from behind the dial. These are fun pieces, and if you like a chrono with a cool thumb trigger, have a look at…