A few days left to support our audiobook

May 23, 2017 . by John Biggs

I’m crowdfunding the audiobook of Marie Antoinette’s Watch. I’m offering a special deal for WWR readers: you can get the MP3 download for $3 with this SECRET link. Want a signed copy? Click this link for a $15 signed book/MP3 download deal.



BREAKING NEWS: $425K Asprey Mystery Clock stolen from M.S. Rau Antiques

May 22, 2017 . by Victor Marks

Occasionally, clocks and watches make the news due to villainy. We’re shocked when it does, and it happened again over this weekend at the Chicago Antiques + Art + Design Show in Chicago. Missing is the Asprey Mystery Clock, valued at $425,000 USD.



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…



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…



The Hourtime boys go back in time

April 13, 2017 . by John Biggs

This week on the Hourtime Podcast we talk about Junghans, AVI-8, sweet rings, and Bremont. Plus John has a crisis of faith and is talked off the edge by Victor. Direct MP3 Download • The HourTime Show on iTunes • RSS Feed • Listen on Stitcher



Oooh Porsche it monopush it real good

March 28, 2017 . by John Biggs

Porsche Design makes watches that you can either love or hate. This specific piece, the oddly inspiring new MONOBLOC ACTUATOR Titanium Chronograph has won my heart. Obviously based on cars that go fast, the Monobloc has a titanium case and an eminently legible face. Further, it has an odd “mono block” actuator that tilts back…



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…