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WatchReport in the Times

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Watch ninja Chris Cantrell over at WatchReport got a nice write-up in the New York Times today.

I caught him reading articles at a watch review site called Watchreport.com.

Confronted, he pointed to his rubberized wristband.

“It’s ripping apart,” he said.

Upon inspection, this proved true. But the model I saw on screen was no mere replacement. According to the review, the new $200 Casio G-Shock GW-400J came with features like a vibrating alarm, a countdown timer, a thermometer and a moon-phase indicator. To synchronize daily, it received radio waves transmitted by atomic clocks.

The only thing that stood between my husband and that watch was that Casio had released the GW-400J for sale only in Asia.

“I bet you could find it for me on the Internet,” he said.

Probably. If I could read Japanese. After a Google keyword search for the model number turned up a few Asian online stores, I ran them through Google’s translator tool, ascertaining that they appeared to sell the watch. (“It is the New the G which corresponds to various marine sports from surfing to the yacht,” I learned at G-shock.jp.) The only problem was I couldn’t figure out where to click to buy anything.

Instead I phoned Christian Cantrell, the reviewer who started Watchreport.com a few months ago, to thank him for his detailed descriptions and enticing watch photos.

Read the rest here.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Thanks for the mention, John. This was my first big write-up. The best part has been all the emails from new and old watch enthusiasts alike. The best emails are from people who say they didn’t even know they like watches so much until they started reading sites like this one and Watch Report.

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