The Seiko King Turtle, JDM. Image Credit: Nicholas De Leon

Hello and welcome to the latest episode of The HourTime Show, the official podcast of Your hosts this week are Victor and Nicholas. Stay a while, and listen.

We open this week with some Apple Watch news.

According to a recent report in the WSJ, it may soon gain a whole bunch of health-related capabilities including the ability to measure blood pressure. While we may not necessarily need these capabilities today, they do go some way toward fulfilling Tim Cook’s 2019 suggestion that Apple’s biggest contribution to mankind will be related to health. 

We then take a quick right into strap discussion, including rumors suggesting the upcoming Apple Watch Series 7 will not work with Series 6 (and older) straps and how new straps can help rekindle your interest in old watches. YouTuber Teddy Baldassarre, who we like a lot actually, recently made this suggestion and we wholeheartedly agree!

Next up, some of the watches that were announced at the recent Geneva Watch Days trade show… Nicholas doesn’t get ’em. They’re *very* fancy and impressive in their own right, but are they really the same thing as like an SKX or Seamaster or Oris? IDK! We’re talking pieces like this Urwerk, this Girard-Perregaux, and this Greubel Forsey

We close out the week with our two cents on brand management, or lack thereof, focusing on Citizen, Seiko, and Bulova. 

That about does it.

Thank you again to Andrew Haworth for producing.

Please keep it locked to and @wristwatchreview on Instagram for more fun watch content, and let us know how you pronounce “Prospex” by emailing us at [email protected].

Have a great week!

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Last Update: September 6, 2021