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The Poor Man’s GMT Round-up

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A bottle of wine, eBay, and a desire for a GMT lead me to order three separate, inexpensive GMT watches. My fool-hardy adventures in bidding are your gain, friends, as I begin the GMT round-up, starting with a beefy Panerai-alike that many of us have eyed on the ‘Bay but never risked buying. We’ll be posting reviews of these watches over the next week, so keep your eyes peeled.

#1 – Review – Apogaum Militaire GMT – Score: 2.5/5
#2 – Review – Vostok 24 Hour Aviator – Score : 3/5
#3 – Review – Aeromatic 1912 GMT – Score: 2/5

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY DRIVE CLOCK

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Very cute. 42.

Check it out here.

WISzone – New Watch Site

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I’m not going to comment on the design, but it appears to be chock full of information on everything from ummm… I don’t know? Some sort of store? To forums?

Question: Did Speedy’s ever have display backs?

Check it out here.

DIY Barcode Clock

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Make your own Barcode Clock with Javascript.

Check it out here.

iBeam Watch

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This thing is kind of dopey: magnifying glass + LED makes for a geeky, kind of useless watch. But I suppose this is for older folks or whatever. Anyway, thought I’d share this piece that came via WristFashion.

Check it out here.

Pope Bling Bling

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WristFashion, which I’m glad to see is coming back with a vengeance, posted this discussion of the Pope’s bling.

Observers are saying that there are signs that the new Pope, Joseph Ratzinger may be more progressive than his record would suggest. These signs or indications or what have you, aren???t based on insider information but on what designer accessory the Pope is sporting:

– Pricey Serengeti sunglasses (the brand Val Kilmer wears)
– Pope???s reading glasses are Cartier???s Santos
– A stylish retro wristwatch with black hands, dial and straps (No word on what brand but our little elves are working on it)
– and a pair Black and gold cufflinks.

Check it out here.

TO Watch

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Very cute piece with two rotating disks designed by Issey Miyake. Priced at $350, I like the recessed band.

Check it out here.

My Blancier Article in InSync

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I wrote a profile of Blancier for InSync magazine, one of the best titles out there for U.S. watch coverage—I’m not just saying that, either. Go and get yourself a copy and read some of their great Basel coverage and to read my interviews with Willem Kamerman and Till Lottermann, two of the coolest watch ninjas out there.

Our Review Policy

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Dear Readers,

I recently got off the phone with the founder of a watch brand who was recently discussed on this site. He was very calm and polite, and because he was extremely civil and willing to negotiate, I agreed with his wishes to have a negative opinion piece removed from WWR. The threat of a lawsuit was tossed out during this discussion, and, as WWR is a labor of love and the many advertisements I have on the site barely pays for hosting fees, I am unwilling and unable to retain legal council when these sorts of things come up, the threat of which is real and has a chilling effect on electronic discourse. Therefore, I will state the following and this should be used as a guide for anyone else wishing to threaten legal action.

The Barcode Clock

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A very cute barcode clock. The bottom LEDs show the hour and the minutes appear in green. Now if they could REALLY show the time in barcode and made you figure it out, that would be cool. But what do you want for $35?

Check it out here.