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The HourTime Show

The HourTime Show is a weekly podcast for watch geeks, by watch geeks hosted by John Biggs, Victor Marks, and Nicholas De Leon of WristWatchReview.com. Questions, comments, or other feedback? Reach out via email at tips@wristwatchreview.com or @wristwatchreview on Instagram. Thanks!

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The HourTime Show is a weekly podcast for watch geeks, by watch geeks hosted by John Biggs, Victor Marks, and Nicholas De Leon of WristWatchReview.com. Questions, comments, or other feedback? Reach out via email at tips@wristwatchreview.com or @wristwatchreview on Instagram. Thanks!

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Hello and welcome to yet another exciting edition of The HourTime Show, the official podcast of WristWatchReview.com. Your hosts this week are Victor and Nicholas.

We open the pod with a bit of smartwatch news. Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, appears to be working on some sort of smartwatch, one with what looks to be a built-in camera. Why would you want a camera in your smartwatch? We discuss, including Victor telling a story over the time someone threated to beat him up (!) because he was wearing Google Glass. 

Next we do a wrist check: Nicholas has on his Seiko Samurai (SRPD09) on a navy blue NATO that he claims matches his outfit. Victor, meanwhile, discusses a Michael Kors watch he bought for the sole purpose of harvesting the links for use on his Sandoz diver. Victor then discusses a Soner square watch he's got on. These looks pretty neat, but they're huuuuuge. Sigh. The Kickstarter for the automatic version is here, by the way.

And that, as they say, is that.

Thanks once again to Andrew Haworth for producing this week's episode.

Keep it locked to WristWatchReview.com and @wristwatchreview on Instagram for more fun watch content.

Thank you for listening, and have a great week!

Nov 01 2021

31mins

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The AliExpress "Zenith" Has Arrived!

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Hello and welcome to yet another exciting edition of The HourTime Show, the official podcast of WristWatchReview.com. Your hosts this week are Victor and Nicholas.

Let's start with a wrist check: Nicholas has one of the recently released green CasiOaks that he got for retail while Victor has a Sandoz dive watch.

More importantly...

The AliExpress Zenith that we've talked about at length over the past few weeks has arrived. And boy, it's a hunk of junk! Look, it's a $25 watch that A) works and B) very vaguely resembles the Zenith Chronomaster Sport, but that's as far as we're willing to go. I love a storyline that pays off.

Moving on, we then discuss a new Rick and Morty edition G-Shock. Ehhhh. It's not terrible, but as Victor details it just feels sorta lazy? It goes on sale tomorrow for $170 if you want to add it to your collection, or are shopping for a big Rick and Morty fan.

Our last topic this week is a just-announced partnership between PC gaming accessory maker Razer and Panerai; they're making a watch! There's a short teaser video we found that gives hints of what to expect. Weird, but we're here for it.

And that, as they say, is that.

Thanks once again to Andrew Haworth for producing this week's episode.

Keep it locked to WristWatchReview.com and @wristwatchreview on Instagram for more fun watch content.

Thank you for listening, and have a great week!

Oct 25 2021

33mins

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Overpriced Everything

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Hello and welcome to yet another exciting edition of The HourTime Show, the official podcast of WristWatchReview.com. Your hosts this week are John, Victor, and Nicholas.

We forgot to do a wrist check but we make up for it by discussing our first "big boy" watches: John had some sort of mecha-quartz from Seiko, Victor had a Swatch Irony, and Nicholas had a Citizen Flieger.

This leads into our main discussion this week, which is somewhat of a continuation of what we've talked about in recent weeks: What are good first watches for folks getting into the hobby? John thinks it's perfectly fine to get some no-name watch from AliExpress nowadays because the traditional brands have all but abandoned the entry-level market. We touch on this interview with the new Seiko CEO in the Financial Times discussing the brand's move upmarket. 

Honestly, we've been doing this incarnation of The HourTime Show for nearly a year now and I (Nicholas, I write the show notes) think this is among our best extended discussions.

And that, as they say, is that.

Thanks once again to Andrew Haworth for producing this week's episode.

Keep it locked to WristWatchReview.com and @wristwatchreview on Instagram for more fun watch content.

Thank you for listening, and have a great week!

Oct 18 2021

26mins

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The AliExpress Episode

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Hello and welcome to yet another exciting edition of The HourTime Show, the official podcast of WristWatchReview.com. Your hosts this week are Victor and a traveling Nicholas who, by the time you're listening to this, has seen the movie Dune at a screening. It was amazing!

Let's start with a wrist check: Nicholas has his JDM Seiko King Turtle (though he's been eyeing the Citizen Super Titanium Armor over the past few days), while Victor technically isn't wearing anything but is patiently waiting for an AliExpress "version" of the Zenith Chronomaster Sport that came out at the beginning of the year. Sit down, grab a drink, and listen as Victor and Nicholas spend the next 67,000 hours shopping live on AliExpress!

Eventually we move onto other topics, including the Apple Watch Series 7 (which sorta gets a "meh" from us, at least in the context of "Should I upgrade from a Series 6?") and alternatives to the Apple Watch. Victor suggests looking into Garmin and Withings.

Our final meaty topic of the week is a discussion of good introductory watches (which is hilarious because John suggested this topic and he's not even here to talk about it). Nicholas votes for the Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical, Victor votes for Vaer and Kuoe, and producer Andrew suggests the Tissot Le Locle and the Tissot Visodate.

We'll talk more about this next week, but here's that Financial Times interview with Seiko we reference at the tail end of this episode. This browser extension will help you get around the paywall if you run into it.

And that, as they say, is that.

Thanks once again to Andrew Haworth for producing this week's episode.

Keep it locked to WristWatchReview.com and @wristwatchreview on Instagram for more fun watch content.

Thank you for listening, and have a great week!

Oct 11 2021

33mins

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Watches: The Primary Driver of Our Happiness

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Hello and welcome to yet another exciting edition of The HourTime Show, the official podcast of WristWatchReview.com. Your hosts this week are John (eventually), Victor, and Nicholas.

We start this week with a wrist check. (Yes, sometimes we forget.) Nicholas has on his bog standard Islander (ISL-02), which is on an Uncle Seiko waffle strap, Victor has a Rolex Explorer ref. 114270 that he's been trying to fix. This, in turn, sparks a discussion on daytime running lights and other wacky DIY exploits. In this house we believe in science, and so on. John joins a bit later and has some sort of GMT Tudor.

Onto the main topic of the week: Seiko's new automatic chronos. We generally like the release, but we're slightly skeptical (OK, super skeptical) about the $3000+ price tag. 

John then joins the show and walks us through his thought process for buying a new watch, or buying anything of value ("any number of things"), including guitar pedals, cars, Willard homages, and more. ProTip: Want a Willard-ish watch actually made by Seiko? Consider the recently released 1970 Re-interpretation, which you can find for roughly $1000 on Chrono 24.

We wrap up the episode with a homework assignment: What, in your opinion, is the definitive "first watch" for someone just getting into the hobby? We're open to considering homage watches like Heimdallr or San Martin in addition to original brands. You can email us your answers at tips@wristwatchreview.com or let us know on Twitter (our names at the top of the show notes link to our handles).

And that, as they say, is that.

Thanks once again to Andrew Haworth for producing this week's episode.

Keep it locked to WristWatchReview.com and @wristwatchreview on Instagram for more fun watch content.

Thank you for listening, and have a great week!

Oct 04 2021

27mins

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Why It's So Hard to Buy a Rolex (Gruber Guest Appearance)

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Hello and welcome to yet another exciting edition of The HourTime Show, the official podcast of WristWatchReview.com. Your hosts this week are John, Victor, and Nicholas. Also joining us this week is fellow watch aficionado and longtime Apple observer John Gruber of Daring Fireball.

We start this week with a quick wrist check: Victor's got an Ollech & Wajs C-1000, Nicholas has his gray CasiOak, and John has his Seamaster Chrono GMT. Gruber, who joins about one-third of the way through the episode, is wearing an Apple Watch (though he notes that he'd just as likely be wearing his Rolex Submariner ref. 14060M).

Nicholas has a brief follow-up to a topic we discussed several weeks ago: whether or not the photos for the Hodinkee edition Oris (which we liked!) were shot on film or not. We now have confirmation that at least some of them were, and that the video was shot on Super 8. This leads to a mini rant from John on the state of media today and a critique of some very busy-looking Omegas

We then move onto some Apple talk, focusing on the newly released iPhone 13 and 13 Pro. Should you upgrade? That depends on where you're coming from, iPhone-wise, but certainly the macro photography mode of the 13 Pro would come in handy if you take a lot of watch photos. Instagram, here we come.

Gruber then joins the pod, sparking a wide-ranging discussion of the Apple Watch, Rolex price creep, getting into "real" watches, and more. It's a great chat with some real watch geeks, so you're in for a treat!

And that, as they say, is that.

Big thanks to John Gruber for taking the time to hang with us this week. Be sure to read Daring Fireball, listen to The Talk Show and Dithering, and follow him on Twitter.

Thanks once again to Andrew Haworth for producing this week's episode.

Keep it locked to WristWatchReview.com and @wristwatchreview on Instagram for more fun watch content.

Thank you for listening, and have a great week!

Sep 27 2021

37mins

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How Many PancakeSwap Tokens Would It Take to Buy Breitling?

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Hello and welcome to yet another exciting edition of The HourTime Show, the official podcast of WristWatchReview.com. Your hosts this week are John, Victor, and Nicholas.

Victor and Nicholas open the show with a harebrained scheme to buy Breitling, which Nicholas had spent the past few days admiring after baaaasically paying less than zero attention to it. Do we keep the brand's established dealer network or try to go direct to consumer? It's an interesting question that we spend some time thinking over out loud.

John then joins the pod for some quick watch-adjacent commentary regarding capitalism and his disappointing experience with a Seiko Baby Tuna that ended up with condensation after a trip to the beach. Ridiculous!

We then cast our eyes upon the just-announced Apple Watch Series 7, which has a slightly larger screen and is now dustproof. But is it a good upgrade? Sorta depends on where you're coming from, but if you've got a Series 6 or 5, eh, why not try to get another year out of it? Nicholas has a Series 4 and intends to keep that around for at least one more year. If it ain't broke, et cetera et cetera.

We wrap up this week with a chat on the latest Casio G Shock smartwatch, which John has been reviewing over the past few days. He likes it!

And that, as they say, is that.

Thanks once again to Andrew Haworth for producing this week's episode.

Keep it locked to WristWatchReview.com and @wristwatchreview on the ol' Instagram for more fun watch content.

Thank you for listening, and have a great week!

Sep 20 2021

30mins

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What Watches Should Be (John Rant)

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Hello and welcome to yet another exciting edition of The HourTime Show, the official podcast of WristWatchReview.com. Your hosts this week are the returning John (!) as well as Victor and Nicholas.

John is back with a vengeance and immediately calls out the shenanigans needed to buy a Rolex nowadays. We can all agree that Rolex makes nice watches, sure, but are they any nicer than AP or Patek that warrant jumping through so many hoops? Or, for us mere mortals, something like an Oris? We debate!

Next up, we discuss Patrick's recent review of the Islander ISL-38, a Datejust-esque (or is that SARB-esque, as Victor suggests?) piece that is available from LongIslandWatch.com. (If you're not familiar with Marc from Long Island Watch's YouTube channel, well, you should be. Good stuff!) Nicholas owns an Islander or two and thinks they offer good value for someone who's just getting into watches or has a more modest budget. 

We then move onto the Timex x Todd Snyder MK1 Bootcamp, a field watch we also recently reviewed on the site. Folks, we've got some mixed feelings on this one, which John describes as a pastiche along the lines of an anime version of a World War II watch. The strap looks cool, but otherwise? Ehhhhh. Hey, at least it's cheap ($138).

We close the episode with John explaining his philosophy on watch journalism and why he prefers highlighting smaller, lesser-known brands that are still affordable rather than focusing on high-end such-and-such you see highlighted on a lot of other websites. Once upon a time, Hunter S. Thompson wore a Rolex not because "it's a Rolex" but because it could do a job while taking a beating. 

Thanks once again to Andrew Haworth for producing this week's episode.

Keep it locked to WristWatchReview.com and @wristwatchreview on the ol' Instagram for more fun watch content.

Thank you for listening, and have a great week! 

Sep 13 2021

28mins

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How do you pronounce Prospex?

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Hello and welcome to the latest episode of The HourTime Show, the official podcast of WristWatchReview.com. 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 WristWatchReview.com and @wristwatchreview on Instagram for more fun watch content, and let us know how you pronounce "Prospex" by emailing us at tips@wristwatchreview.com.

Have a great week!

Sep 06 2021

34mins

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Big Mad on the Internet!

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Hello and welcome to the latest episode of The HourTime Show, the official podcast of WristWatchReview.com. Victor and Nicholas are your hosts this week. Thank you for listening!

We open this week with a discussion of two watches that were just announced: the $49,000 Grand Seiko SLGA008 (aka the "tree ring dial") and the $895 Bulova MIL-SHIPS-W-2181. Neither of us are likely to afford the Grand Seiko any time soon—listen as we lament about not investing in bitcoin when we first heard about it *more than a decade ago*—but the Bulova is pretty handsome and fairly priced. As Victor points out, you could get a WMT watch and get the same "look" for about half the price, but sometimes you're OK with spending twice the amount to get a logo.

To follow up on the bitcoin tangent we get to in this part of the episode, it's somewhat difficult to determine what a bitcoin was worth in December 2009 when Victor read the white paper because there was almost literally zero people using it. The nearest I could find was this chart from BitcoinWiki which suggests that you could have purchased roughly 1,300 bitcoins for $1 in October 2009. There wasn't exactly a Coinbase back then so this is all somewhat academic; the point is that if you had somehow spent *any* amount of money on bitcoin in late 2009 and held onto it (big if, admittedly) you proooobably would have no problem buying a couple of Grand Seikos today. 

By December 2010, when Nicholas had first heard about bitcoin, things were a little more established and it was worth roughly 30 cents per bitcoin. So, $100 invested in bitcoin on Dec. 31 2010 would have got you about 333 bitcoins, which is worth about $16 million today.

Anyway, back to watches.

We close this week's episode touching on a few more things, including the endless debate over big watches and last year's Tag Heuer Carrera Sport.

That about does it for this week. We extend our thanks once again to Andrew Haworth for producing.

Please keep it locked to WristWatchReview.com and @wristwatchreview on IG for more fun watch content.

Have a great week! 

Aug 30 2021

33mins

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A Little Stand Out-y

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Hello and welcome to the latest episode of The HourTime Show, the official podcast of WristWatchReview.com. Your hosts this week are Victor (wrist check: this Cyma day-date) and Nicholas (wrist check: a Series 4 Apple Watch). Thanks for listening!

So, watches! We open this week's show with a brief discussion on the Apple Watch and some of the rumors we've been seeing in recent weeks, including hints at an all-new design for this year's models (ie, Series 7). Apple usually hosts an event in September announcing its new iPhones and Watches for the coming year, so ~~watch~~ this space.

We then highlight the new Norqain Adventure Neverest, which both Victor and Nicholas are into. That, then, sparks a discussion on what should and shouldn't be considered an in-house movement, a topic Victor and Patrick also discussed a few weeks ago. Does a brand have to make the movement on their own for it to be considered "in-house" or is there any wiggle room there?

The last major topic this week is the new 38mm Oris Divers Sixty-Five Caliber 400 Limited Edition for Hodinkee. At $3,800 there's quite a bit of a premium over a standard issue Divers Sixty-Five but what are you gonna do? Listen as Nicholas gushes over the product photography here and wistfully remembers his brief interest in film photography. Time comes for us all.

Oh, and if you're a glutton for punishment feast your eyes on this Undone Astro Boy. Yeesh. You're better off with the Unimatic SpongeBob!

Outside of a quick aside for this Scurfa Treasure Seeker diver, that about does it for this week Thank you again to Andrew Haworth for producing.

Make sure to keep it locked it WristWatchReview and @wristwatchreview on Instagram for more fun watch content. Have a great week!

Aug 23 2021

31mins

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Five-and-a-half o'clock

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Hello and welcome to another exciting episode of The HourTime Show, the official podcast of WristWatchReview.com

First, apologies are in order for missing the past few weeks. The tl;dr is that your intrepid hosts all had various scheduling conflicts and couldn't record. Boring, I know.

Anyway!

Victor and Patrick are your hosts this week, and kick things off with a proper Wrist Check, with Patrick wearing the very handsome Mido Ocean Star while Victor is rocking two watches (well, one earlier in the day and one at time of recording), a Cyma and a Hoffman panda racing chrono. Good stuff.

The meat of this week's podcast is a discussion on the merits of an in-house movement: What they are, what "counts" as in-house, and why we as watch fans should care. 

We then pivot to discussions of the new Citizen NB1050-59A, which Victor outright calls "brilliant," and the role of typography in watches. All good stuff.

Thank you again to Andrew Haworth for producing this week's episode. As we say every week, if this podcast sounds good it's because of Andrew!

Please feel free to reach out with your feedback. You can email us at tips@wristwatchreview.com, DM us on Instagram @wristwatchreview, or ping us on Twitter: Victor is @vmarks, Patrick is @PatrickWatches, and John and Nicholas, who were not able to record this week, are @johnbiggs and @nicholasadeleon.

Thank you for listening, and keep it locked to WristWatchReview.com for more fun watch content. Have a great week!

Aug 09 2021

32mins

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Straying From His Working Class Roots

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Hello and welcome to yet another exciting edition of The HourTime Show, the official podcast of WristWatchReview.com.

Victor and Nicholas are your hosts this week, and they begin with a quick recap of last week's "what watch do you think of when you think of this car?" segment. Should we pivot and turn the podcast into a game show? Send us your thoughts at tips@wristwatchreview.com.

Moving onto to watch stuff, Victor walks us through the watch that he's been wearing of late: the Charlie Paris Concordia. It's a diver with some Tudor vibes that Victor mostly likes, except for its dodgy crown. We then pivot to a chat about some of the new NTH watches that should be available this month. This is a brand we've talked about in the past, and it's one that we like a lot, so we're excited to see these in real life soon enough. And if Nicholas has any luck, he'll see his Valve Steam Deck in December!

We also briefly touch the recently announced--and now sold out--Super Mario edition Tag Heuer smartwatch, which sparks a wider discussion on smartwatches. This particular "collab" one gets a big meh from your hosts thus far, but we'll see what Tag and Nintendo have up in their sleeves in the future. 

That about does it for this week. Once again, thank you to Andrew Haworth for producing.

Thank you for listening, and be sure to keep it locked to WristWatchReview.com and @WristWatchReview on IG for more fun watch content.

Have a great week!

Jul 19 2021

23mins

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Big Watch Is, Um, Watching

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Hello and welcome to the latest exciting episode of The HourTime Show, the official podcast of WristWatchReview.com!

John, Victor, and Nicholas are here to touch on one of the stranger "collabs" we've seen in a while, between Tag Heuer and Nintendo. They've got a Super Mario watch that's set to be announced on July 13, and we're basically like... hmmmm. We'll see.

In news from The Real World, President Biden issued an executive order last week that asks the FTC to create so-called "right to repair" regulations, which basically means that manufacturers will be required to make available spare parts, schematics, and other tools so either you can fix it yourself or you can take it to the repair shop of your choice, even if that repair shop isn't officially affiliated with the manufacturer itself. So, we discuss the watch connection!

We then play a little game, invented by Victor, attempting to link cars and watches. IE, what watch comes to mind when you think of a Toyota Corolla or Honda Civic? A Jaguar? A GMC Suburban? A Dodge Charger? After you play along at home feel free to send more ideas to tips@wristwatchreview.com.

We end the show with a quick note on some Real Weirdness going down in the world of Watch YouTube, where a prominent YouTuber named Just One More Watch temporarily had his channel banned following a counterfeit claim after he published a video on how to spot a fake watch. A handful of other YouTubers then took it upon themselves to remove their own similar videos. So, will this create a chilling effect on future "how to spot a fake watch" videos? Be careful: the tentacles of Big Watch know no bounds.

Anyway, that about does it for this week. Once again thank you to Andrew Haworth for producing this week's episode.

Feel free to reach out via email at tips@wristwatchreview.com or you can contact the hosts individually (John, Victor, Nicholas) on Twitter.

Keep it locked to WristWatchReview.com and @wristwatchreview on Instagram for more fun watch content.

Thank you for listening and have a great week!

Jul 12 2021

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Patina, or a Fancy Word for Corrosion?

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Hello and welcome to latest episode of The HourTime Show, the official podcast of WristWatchReview.com! We've got a fun one for you this week, most notably including an appearance by WristWatchReview Managing Editor Patrick Kansa. Patrick is usually busy while we record so this is a rare treat indeed.

This week Nicholas recounts his trip to the Grand Seiko boutique in Manhattan where he saw the just-announced SGBZ007; the gang discusses the brand new Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical Bronze (which, in an update to what you hear here, Nicholas tried to see in person the day after this podcast was recorded but left the store after 30 minutes of waiting around without being helped--thanks for nothing, Tourneau!); Patrick takes us through some of the watches he's been looking at in recent days including the Christopher Ward C63 Sealander GMT and the Shinola Duck; and Victor brings up a microbrand named Ciga that's apparently been pulling off some crowdfunding shenanigans--not cool!

A big thanks are in order to Andrew Haworth, who produced this week's episode (as usual) and helped clean up some behind-the-scenes audio bugs. Recording and editing good-sounding audio isn't easy!

Please feel free to contact the show via email at tips@wristwatchreview.com or you can send us DM on Instagram @wristwatchreview. Remember to keep it locked on WristWatchReview.com for more fun watch content. Have a great week!

Jun 28 2021

24mins

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Don't Forget to Wind Your Watch

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Hello and welcome to another exciting episode of The HourTime Show, the official podcast of WristWatchReview.com

Victor and Nicholas are your hosts this week and kick things off by discussing watches matching clothes, our favorite type of chrono types (panda or reverse panda), and watch brands cooperating with each other a la the prisoner's dilemma. We then move onto the topic of watch sizing and what's "optimal" and where the idea of "bigger [watches] is better" comes from. TVs, pick-up trucks, smartphones... everything is huge! Anyway, feel free to email us at tips@wristwatchreview.com with your idea of the perfect watch size. 

We also touch on the idea of having a carefully curated watch collection. So, instead of having 100 different so-so watches, you save up and have, say, 2 or 3 really nice ones, which is Nicholas' ultimate goal once he gets a Grand Seiko Snowflake.

That about does it for this week! We'd like to once again thank Andrew Haworth for producing this week's episode.

To reach us, feel free to send an email or DM on Instagram at @wristwatchreview. And of course, keep it locked to wristwatchreview.com for more fun watch content. Have a great week!

Jun 21 2021

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So *That's* Where the Oris Bear Comes From!

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Welcome back to The HourTime Show, the flagship podcast of WristWatchReview.com! Victor and Nicholas (who apologizes for his echo-y audio; he was not as his usual recording location this week) are your hosts this week discussing all manner of things including a recent trip to a Manhattan luxury watch retailer to try on the Doxa Sub 300T; a little bit of history about Doxa and the James Bond novels (which you can buy for cheap on Amazon!); a simmering feud between former Doxa Sub GM Rick Marei, now of Synchron, and Doxa itself; and the challenge of modernizing old watches (and cars, in a brief tangent) for today's consumers. 

And in a follow up to last week, Victor has the full details on the Oris Bear, where it comes from and what the connection is to Oris. Very neat!

We also briefly discuss a couple of new Seiko Astrons that we spotted on an Italian message board.

Once again thank you to Andrew Haworth for producing this week's episode and salvaging Nicholas's crummy audio.

Please be sure to visit WristWatchReview.com and @WristWatchReview on Instagram for more fun watch content. And feel free to email us at tips@wristwatchreview.com or DM us on Instagram with your feedback. Thank you for listening, and have a great week!

Jun 14 2021

28mins

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Why Do Bad Watch Things Happen to Good Watch People?

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Welcome to yet another exciting edition of The HourTime Show, the official podcast of WristWatchReview.com

All three of your pals John, Victor, and Nicholas are here this week, and John immediately makes his presence known by taking issue with a chrono made by Aragon Watch. This then leads to a larger discussion about general watch lameness, including wobbly crowns, ghost date movements, and private WhatsApp groups where the nouveau riche flaunt their latest pickup. Must be nice. 

Victor shifts the discussion to Amant, whose recent Kickstarter campaign caught his eye, and a watch that he himself designed. Nicholas then interrupts to bring up the Tudor Black Bay 58 925 Silver, which everyone on the pod liked a lot when it was announced a few months ago, but that, at least according to one YouTuber, is already tarnishing! What the heck! 

Lastly, we take a few moments to discuss which brands are in and which brands are out, including but not limited to Tudor and Oris. To paraphrase Jerry Seinfeld, what's the deeeeeal with the Oris Bear, and why does he have his own Instagram account

Once again thank you to Andrew Haworth for producing this week's episode, and thank you for listening. 

Please feel free to send feedback to tips@wristwatchreview.com, and keep it locked to WristWatchReview.com and @wristwatchreview on Instagram for more fun watch content. Have a great week!

Jun 07 2021

31mins

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This Podcast's For You

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Welcome back to another exciting edition of The HourTime Show, the official podcast of WristWatchReview.com! It's just Victor and Nicholas this week, but don't worry: we actually talk about watches. 

Before we get into the actual show notes, for next week we'd love to hear your top picks for best watches at $300 and $500, based on what you know now in your watch collecting journey. Please email us at tips@wristwatchreview.com with your choices (we won't use your real name on air, unless you want us to). Thank you!

Back to this here episode, like many podcasts your humble hosts usually banter a bit before actually hitting the record button, and one of the topics in this week's Banter Session actually made it to the air, and that's the idea of watch companies turning some of their most popular models (think the Seiko Willard, the Tudor Black Bay, the Timex Q Reissue) into "platforms." These are watches that serve as a base for a million other watches that come later. The recently announced Seiko SPB237, which Nicholas loves but will retail for $1200 when it's released in June, is but one example: it's a Willard with a slightly fancier textured dial. This also prompts a discussion of whether or not Seiko has succeeded in its quest to move upmarket with its prices. Also in this week's episode: brief discussions on that Budweiser-branded G-Shock and some Dan Henry chronos

Thanks again to Andrew Haworth for producing this week's episode. 

Please be sure to visit WristWatchReview.com and @WristWatchReview on Instagram for more fun watch content. And be sure to visit anchor.fm/the-hourtime-show (or your podcast app of choice) for all past episodes. There's a bunch!

Have a great week!

May 31 2021

27mins

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Le Podcast Du Chill

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Welcome back to The HourTime Show, the official podcast of WristWatchReview.com! Apologies for missing last week, but the stars aligned and we were all busy at our usual recording time. But this week we bring the goods, including what we're pretty sure is the first semi-professional review of the new Seiko Land Tortoise, which Nicholas purchased seconds after seeing the press photos on Instagram about a month ago; he's been wearing it all week. Do we allow it? There's only one way to find out! We then move onto discussing Casio's new Hidden Coast series of G-Shocks, which we're all pretty into, and Maen's new GMT. Our last topic? What type of watch should you wear to the pool this summer—what's seaworthy? Now, the "correct" answer is the Sub, obviously, but what if you don't want to risk damaging it? You get this discussion, that's what! Once again, thank you to Andrew Haworth for producing this week's episode—we sound great because of Andrew! Please be sure to visit WristWatchReview.com and @WristWatchReview on Instagram for more fun watch content. Have a great week!

May 24 2021

23mins

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Finally! The Reboot!

By @scottferk - Apr 17 2019
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I was a big fan of this podcast back in the day. Nice to see an attempt at a reboot. Waiting for John to bust out with some of his classic impersonations.

Great

By Daonii - Aug 20 2014
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Love the show! Just enough humor and facts, keep it up guys.