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 email@example.com or @wristwatchreview on Instagram. Thanks!
So *That's* Where the Oris Bear Comes From!
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!
Why Do Bad Watch Things Happen to Good Watch People?
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!
This Podcast's For You
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.
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Have a great week!
Le Podcast Du Chill
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!
Watches in Spaaaaace
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!
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 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!