Researchers use watch movements to power internal pacemakers

January 16, 2017 . by John Biggs

Researchers at the University Hospital of Bern have used ETA watch movements embedded on the hearts of pigs to power a pacemaker, a move that could bring clockwork to our inner organs sooner than later. The researchers believed that the beating heart could move the oscillating weight if they reduced the radius and added higher…



3 Lessons Learned While Speed-Dating Watchmakers

January 16, 2017 . by Ken Nichols

I recently returned from a week photographing the annual conference of American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute (AWCI). I was there to teach photography and get images of the event that has been held annually since 1960. I felt like I was speed-dating at a club of modern-day watchmaking shamans, who openly talked about missing their watch bench and the trance-state in…



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…



No time like Rebeltime – a review

January 13, 2017 . by Victor Marks

I wrote about Rebeltime when their project launched earlier this year. Now that I’ve had a chance to spend some time with the results, I want to share with you what they’ve made – and tell you why now’s the right time to gene.



The helm of Styrman & Crew

January 12, 2017 . by Victor Marks

This is a watch. There are many like it. This one is here. And on Kickstarter.



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



Trekking around with the UT Lab Argonaut Explorer

January 12, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

It’s time for another installment in our series on men’s style items.  This go ‘round is brought to us by my search for a pair of black boots for the winter.  Not winter boots, per se (in other words, not for shoveling snow), but boots that worked for heading into the office that looked good,…