Votum claws itself out of the history books with new models

September 21, 2016 . by Victor Marks

There are a lot of vintage brands out there that have lain unused. Here’s what happens when they come out of cryogenic sleep. Votum used to make watches in the heyday of Swiss watchmaking, from 1962 up until the 70s. They were fairly short-lived, but did make some nice pieces. This year, two Swiss designers…

Introducing the Valachio Avantiam

September 15, 2016 . by Victor Marks

Valachio is launching their first automatic watch, the Avantiam, with the tag line, ‘classic meets modern.’ So let’s talk a little about what’s classic here. What do you get if you back the Valachio Avantiam on Kickstarter? For starters, it’s an automatic with a double-domed sapphire crystal. We’re already off to a good start. Suppose…

Basis smartwatches recalled, shutting down

August 19, 2016 . by Victor Marks

Basis watches are being recalled, and Intel is shutting down the Basis Web site, cloud and app that stored all of its wearers’ health data. What happened to my favorite smart watch wearable (even more than Apple Watch running Watch OS 1 and 2!)?

Watching the Web for August 13, 2016

August 13, 2016 . by Matt Himmelstein

Thank you all for making time on your end of summer weekend to check out this weeks Watching the Web (even if you are not checking it out on the weekend). For those that are not regular visitors, this is where we take a bit of time and point you to interesting watch articles on…

DWISS M2 – A Swiss-powered watch with looks

August 13, 2016 . by Victor Marks

The awkward-to-pronounce name aside, what we have here is an interesting watch. What makes it unusual is, well, almost everything. M2 is the third model made by DWISS, and they’ve funded their kickstarter to the tune of $376,668 USD at this time. The hours in the M2 (the name of this new model) are represented through…

Marie Antoinette’s Watch is on Wattpad

June 30, 2016 . by John Biggs

Looking for something to read this summer? My book, Marie Antoinette’s Watch, is on Wattpad which makes it free as in “Wow! Free Beer!” It’s gotten 2,000+ reads so far which I believe is pretty good and I’ve also posted a few other books up there for your perusal. Not a Wattpad person? I’ll be…

The true story of Marie Antoinette’s amazing $11 million watch

April 15, 2016 . by John Biggs

On this day in 1983 the most incredible watch in the world was stolen from the L.A. Mayer Museum of Islamic Arts in Jerusalem. The watch, called the Breguet No. 160, disappeared for decades until resurfacing in a dusty attic decades later. My book, Marie Antoinette’s Watch tells the whole story but, in honor of this unique anniversary, I’m posting two chapters detailing the theft of the most mysterious watch in the world, the amazing, $11 million Que