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…



Introducing the Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT

January 20, 2017 . by Jim Manley

Like so many things horological, Graham’s trigger-fired Chronofighter is no longer a functional necessity. Unless you’re a bomber pilot flying high above Europe, you don’t need the added grip that the trigger gives you for starting your chronograph with freezing fingers. But it’s still damn cool.



KLYNT Shouts “Swiss Made” from the roof tops of Genève

January 13, 2017 . by Jim Manley

We looked at the CODE41 a few weeks back and now we seem to have found its classy cousin: the KLYNT. Both have multi-piece dials, both proudly proclaim their Swiss automatic movements, and both seem to be shouting their names. But the KLYNT’s more traditional case shape and more elaborate dial might give it a…



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



Ringing in the New Year with Greubel Forsey’s Grande Sonnerie

January 11, 2017 . by Jim Manley

This watch costs CHF 1,150,000 or about $1,123,266. Only a handful will be released each year. But I have a working theory that a watch like this is not much different from any other mechanical watch: It does a very particular thing in a very interesting way. The particular thing this Grande Sonnerie does, as…



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…



Zahnd & Kormann: Valjoux chronograph for the people

January 10, 2017 . by Jim Manley

Apparently, all it takes to start a watch company these days is to be a couple of thirty-something guys from Switzerland. Or Australia. Or anywhere in between. And that is fantastic. Zahnd & Kormann is just a couple of friends from Switzerland and their freshman effort is proof that the democratization of watchmaking is indeed…