The HourTime Show is a weekly podcast for watch geeks, by watch geeks hosted by John Biggs, Victor Marks, and Nicholas De Leon ofWristWatchReview.com. Questions, comments, or other feedback? Reach out via email firstname.lastname@example.org or @wristwatchreview on Instagram. Thanks!
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 email@example.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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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 email@example.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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or DM us on Instagram with your feedback. Thank you for listening, and have a great week!
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 email@example.com, and keep it locked to WristWatchReview.com and @wristwatchreview on Instagram for more fun watch content. Have a great week!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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!
Hello and welcome to The HourTime Show, the official podcast of WristWatchReview.com! John, the patriarch of the program, is unfortunately out sick this week so that leaves it to Victor and Nicholas to steer the pod. We've got a fun one for you this week as Victor and Nicholas go deep on the watches they've been wearing over the past few days, including Nicholas's Citizen Chandler field watch slash pseudo-chrono and Victor's 36mm Explorer I. Why does Citizen produce ::checks notes:: 8 million Chandlers? The world may never know. We also touch on a handful of other subjects including Watch Spotting the black dial Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical in the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, setting your Japanese Domestic Model radio-controlled watch (like Nicholas' Citizen Independent model), and watches other than the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch that have gone to spaaaaace. Once again thank you to Andrew Haworth for producing this week's episode: if we sound good it's all down to Andrew! Feel free to email us at email@example.com if you have any feedback, and be sure to keep it locked to WristWatchReview.com and @WristWatchReview for more fun watch content. Have a great week!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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 email@example.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.
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!
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)
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 email@example.com or via Instagram at instagram.com/wristwatchreview (aka @wristwatchreview). Have a great week!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 email@example.com or @WristWatchReview on Instagram. Thanks!
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
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!
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
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!
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!
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.