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The HourTime Show

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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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Star Wars The Next Generation
Welcome back to another week of The HourTime Show! This week your pals John (wrist check: Bell & Ross BR 01-93 GMT), Victor (wrist check: Coke Bezel GMT Master), and Nicholas (wrist check: Fossil Starmaster Reissue) discuss all manner of important things including tweaking your collection after losing a bunch of weight (congrats to John by the way--I'm sure he reads this haha) and the differences between Star Wars and Star Trek. Why Star Wars? Well, Citizen's new Star Wars Rebel Pilot is actually pretty cool, which led to an extended discussion of the two universes and Citizen in general. We're big fans of Citizen, it turns out! There's also an extended discussion of Christopher Ward, brought about by its new C63 Sealander. We're sorta lukewarm on this one it seems. We also spitball some ideas on what an HourTime Show Patreon would look like: Exclusive episodes? A Discord where we can all hang out? We're open to any and all ideas, so feel free to send them our way via email at tips@wristwatchreiew.com. In any event, thank you for listening and thank you again to Andrew Haworth for producing this week's episode. Don't forget to keep it locked to wristwatchreview.com and @wristwatchreview on Instagram for more fun watch content. Have a great week!
27:45
May 3, 2021
Watches Have Power!
Welcome back to The HourTime Show! Well, against all odds, your pals John, Victor, and Nicholas managed to talk about the proposed European Super League while making it relevant to watches. TLDR: a bunch of big soccer teams in Europe wanted to start a brand new league, a lot of people got very angry, and now the league is kaput. One watch brand called Tribus got so upset that it pulled out of its sponsorship of Liverpool FC. Listen as we react live on the air to the brand's collection of watches. (They're... fine.) In other news, Victor is wearing an NTH BSHT, John is wearing a Bell & Ross BR V2-94, and Nicholas, erm, is wearing his Seiko Alpinist despite not knowing how to use the compass bezel (though he's looking forward to getting this JDM Prospex in a few weeks). Meanwhile, Victor wants the Seiko Star Bar and has found this really weird Royal Oak/Nautilus hybrid on Instagram. As John would say, the world is a mess. Once again, thank you for listening and thank you to Andrew Haworth for producing this week's episode. Be sure to visit wristwatchreview.com and @wristwatchreview on IG for more fun watch content. Have a great week! 
26:12
April 26, 2021
Kids Love Taupe!
Extra, extra: John is actually on the podcast this week! Yes, John graces Victor and Nicholas with his presence to expand on our ongoing Watches and Wonders coverage. This week we discuss the Audemars Piguet x Black Panther (worn over the weekend by LeBron James) and the strategy behind these sorts of licensed pieces (don't forget that Citizen also makes Marvel watches), the new 36mm Rolex Explorer, Explorer II, and Datejust, the very fancy sport of spelunking, Tudor's taupe Black Bay 58, 18K gold with green dial Black Bay 58, and John gives us a hottttt take on two register chronos like the new Tudor Black Bay Chrono. We also spend a few minutes discussing the new Tag Heur Aquaracers (we especially like the limited edition 844) and try to figure out Tag's pricing strategy. That's a lot of watches! Thank you again to Andrew Haworth for producing this week's episode. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to keep it locked to wristwatchreview.com and @wristwatchreview on IG for more fun watch content. And don't forget to hit up John on Twitter @johnbiggs to talk him into, or out of, buying a Tudor Prince Date. Have a great week!
30:45
April 19, 2021
Too Many Watches
With Watches and Wonders firmly in the rearview window, Victor and Nicholas (John couldn't make it) have probably too much to get into this week. Among the topics we discuss: the new Explorer, Explorer II, and taupe Black Bay 58. Taupe! We also discuss springtime watches including Nicholas's white dial Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical, the So Labs Layer 1, Oris's new pastel-colored Divers 65s, and whether or not Victor should go ahead and buy this Maen chrono he's been eyeing. Achievement unlocked: 30 minutes of nonstop watch talk. As always, we thank you for listening and hope you visit wristwatchreview.com and @wristwatchreview on Instagram for more fun watch content. And thank you again to Andrew Hayworth for producing this week's episode. Have a great week!
28:41
April 12, 2021
Old Watches Doing Old Watch Things
Here we go! Victor and Nicholas are here this week (John was busy again with "real" work stuff unfortunately) discussing a whole host of topics including a new Wear OS-based Casio G-Shock and what's the "right" Apple Watch to buy if you're mostly interested in everyday fitness stuff (spoiler: skip the Series 6 and get the Apple Watch SE for $279), the tyranny of April Fools "jokes," the legal situation surrounding octagonal bezels and Submariner-style dials, possible upcoming releases from Rolex and Tudor, Nicholas's love of both patina AND fauxtina, and Bell & Ross's recently announced (and very snazzy in our opinion) GMT. Once again, thank you for listening, and be sure to keep it locked to wristwatchreview.com and @wristwatchreview on Instagram for more fun watch content. Special thanks to Andrew Hayworth for producing this week's episode. Have a great week!
32:04
April 5, 2021
The Official Podcast of the Shrek Cinematic Universe
Hello, watch fans! First, allow us to apologize for not publishing an episode last week. Life, as they say, got in the way. But no matter: this week, John, Victor, and Nicholas are here to talk two big topics and a few smaller topics including theorizing a potential "extreme sports" version of the Apple Watch and Victor's recent deep dive into Frederique Constant's new Monolithic escapement. As always, thank you for listening, and once again thank you to Andrew Hayworth for producing this week's episode. Until next week, keep it locked to wristwatchreview.com and @wristwatchreview on Instagram for more fun watch content! 
18:02
March 29, 2021
Buttering Up The Neighborhood A.D.
This week we open the show with the biggest news of the week: J Lo and A Rod calling it quits. Well, that's how it was reported at the time the show was recorded, though now there is some ~confusion~ as to what's actually happening. Que sera sera. Victor, to his credit, did find a watch angle and pointed us in the direction of J. Lo's watches, which are perfectly acceptable fashion watches. In non-celebrity power couple news we also dive into whether or not a Rolex cares why customers want their watches, Breitling's new subscription-based service, and another controversial watch trademark story. Good stuff. This week's episode was graciously produced by longtime WristWatchReview.com fan Andrew Haworth, so if it sounds better than you're used to he's the reason! As always, thank you for listening and keep it locked to WristWatchReview.com and WristWatchReview on Instagram for more fun watch content. Have a great week!
30:28
March 15, 2021
NFTs, Sneakers, and Watches, Oh My!
We got a wild one here, folks. Your pals John, Victor, and Nicholas are back discussing a range of topics including proving watch provenance using the blockchain, how to think about NFTs and art, what watch companies can learn from the sneaker industry, and whether or not Citizen has any business selling a $6000 watch. Are watches tools or jewelry? We have thoughts. Feel free to reach out via email at tips@wristwatchreview.com or hit us up via Instagram at @wristwatchreview. As always, thank you for listening, and keep it locked to wristwatchreview.com for more fun watch content.
32:12
March 8, 2021
Seiko, Seiko, Seiko!
Get excited! Your pals John, Victor, and Nicholas are back with energy to spare this week as they delve into the latest watch news, including Hamilton's decision to add a bracelet to the Khaki Field Mechanical, a slew of new Seikos (as well as John's skepticism toward Grand Seiko), and whether or not watch reviewers forget about everyday consumers when evaluating watches. Good stuff. Please be sure to visit WristWatchReview.com and follow our Instagram (@wristwatchreview) for more fun watch content. Thank you for listening!  Show Notes: Victor's Tiseno Blackwater (Tiseno.com) John's Infamous Ticino BF-109 Chrono (Ticino.com) Nicholas's Soccer Shirt That Matches His Timex Q Reissue (FootballTown.com and Timex.com) Nicholas's White Dial Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical (HamiltonWatch.com) And the Hamilton on a bracelet (Hodinkee.com) Seiko's New "Willard" Reissues (Hodinkee.com) Grand Seiko Four Seasons GMTs (WornAndWound.com) The Grand Seiko Boutique in Manhattan (Google Maps) Accutron's New Railroad Reissue (AccutronWatch.com) The Clock at the Yonkers NY Metro North Station (Google Maps)
26:15
March 1, 2021
Set Your Milsubs to "Stun"
The three amigos of The HourTime Show are back! This week, the gang goes in-depth on some watch industry inside baseball discussing Hodinkee's acquisition of used watch retailer Crown & Caliber and what this says about watch journalism here in 2021. Rise and grind. We also talk at length about Rolex wanting to wrest control of the "milsub" trademark from an independent watch brand in Florida. Why would Rolex want such a thing? Victor has thoughts. As always, thanks for listening and be sure to check out wristwatchreview.com and @wristwatchreview on Instagram for more fun watch content. Thank you!
26:44
February 22, 2021
You Have 30 Guitars?!
John graces us with his presence this week to lead a spirited discussion of social media influencers flaunting fake watches on IG, and the brands... not really caring about it. Bonkers. It's a compelling follow-up to our story on the site from a few weeks ago on a big "rep" factory in China being raided. John also gives us an audio review of sorts of the Bulova Devil Diver that Victor and Nicholas fawned over last week, while John and Victor go on a delightful tangent on the similarities between watch geekery and guitar geekery. Boys and their toys. Please feel free to send feedback via email to tips@wristwatchreview.com or via Instagram at @wristwatchreview. Have a great week, and be sure to visit wristwatchreview.com for more fun watch content. Thanks for listening! -Nicholas
28:31
February 15, 2021
I Grew Up In A House That Had Shag Carpeting
It's just Victor and Nicholas again this week as John attends to his "real" job, whatever that is. No matter: V and N are here to discuss a handful of watches that caught our eye over the past few days including Moser's sorta-kinda Apple Watch homage, a tremendous summer diver from Bulova, and a straight-out-of-the-1970s Tissot. John would probably hate it because it's quartz but he's not here to stop us now is he? ::taps nose:: Thank you again for listening, and be sure to reach via email at tips@wristwatchreview.com or via Instagram at instagram.com/wristwatchreview (aka @wristwatchreview). Have a great week! 
17:11
February 8, 2021
Hoodwinked!
John has returned after his two-week absence to wrest control of the good ship HMS HourTime, steering our discussions of DIY watchmaking and how not to ruin your watch, the New York Times's story about President Biden's Datejust, what even is "value" in this age of r/wallstreetbets and rocket ship emojis, and a couple new watches we've been wearing for review including the Vaer D5 Artic and Nordgreen Pioneer. As always, we'd love your feedback. You can email the show at tips@wristwatchreview.com or tweet us individually: John is @johnbiggs, Victor is @vmarks, and Nicholas (who produces the show) is @nicholasadeleon. You can also find us on Instagram @wristwatchreview. Tag us and say hi! Thank you for listening, and have a great rest of your week. -Nicholas
24:05
February 1, 2021
Building a Whole Collection for the Price of a Rolex
Welcome back to The HourTime Show! It's just Victor and Nicholas again this week (John had a scheduling conflict), but there's plenty to go over, including a very handsome new chronograph from Zenith and an affordable dive watch that's the spitting image of a Tag Heur Aquaracer. We also attempt to build respectable collections for the price of a single Rolex.  And yes, we recorded this episode before Patek Philippe confirmed that it had discontinued the Nautilus Ref 5711. Lame timing for us, but we'll get to it next week. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to send your feedback via email to tips@wristwatchreview.com or @WristWatchReview on Instagram. Thanks! Show notes The MB&F HM9 Looks Like A... Yeah, Kinda The Bia Rosie Is An Affordable Tag Heur Aquaracer Zenith's New Chronomaster Sport The Hundreds x Casio G - Shock Victor Mentioned The Japan-Only G-Shock Nicholas Mentioned (Versus The Red One Available In the US) The Timex Trench Watch
26:36
January 25, 2021
The Curse of Jangly Bracelets
There's plenty to discuss as Victor and Nicholas sail HMS HourTime alone this week, including late-breaking news of a prominent replica watch factory being seized in China (we're still waiting for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs to get back to us), what makes the new Moser Endeavour repeater worth nearly $400,000, how to tell a "fashion watch" apart from something more substantial, and how we like our bracelets to fit. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to check out wristwatchreview.com and @wristwatchreview on Instagram for more fun watch content. Have a great week! Show Notes: VF Factory Raid Moser's New Endeavour Repeater Undone Arabian Nights The Grey Casioak Nicholas is Waiting For The Zodiac Grandville Victor Has on Loan
25:40
January 18, 2021
I'll Allow It
Episode three of The HourTime Show has arrived! This week your pals discuss whether or not to buy a Casioak (too late!), the move from the Seiko SKX to the Seiko 5KX, and just how much more Omega can milk the design of the Speedmaster. Will John allow it? There's only one way to find out! Be sure to visit wristwatchreview.com and @wrsitwatchreview for more fun watch content. Thank you for listening!
29:23
January 11, 2021
Careening Into 2021 Like a Runaway Train
Welcome to the second episode of the rebooted HourTime Show podcast! In this episode we say good riddance to 2020 and look forward to a new year filled with new watches that, fingers crossed, we'll be able to show each other in person. We also discuss our perceptions of Swiss versus Japanese watches (chiefly Seiko and Citizen), and what, exactly, constitutes "iconic" design. Be sure to visit wristwatchreview.com for more fun watch content. Thank you for listening!
23:55
January 4, 2021
We are back!
Welcome back to HourTime, a podcast for watch geeks, by watch geeks. It's been a little while since the previous episode but your intrepid hosts John Biggs and Victor Marks are back thanks to the prodding of new co-host (and relative watch noob) Nicholas De Leon. We cover a lot in this comeback episode including how John and Nicholas know each other, what got Nicholas back into watches after years of not having worn one, and why we think watches are still special. We end this episode with some fun last-minute watch and watch-adjacent gift ideas for the watch lover in your life. For more fun watch content be sure to visit wristwatchreview.com.
38:55
December 22, 2020