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Patrick Kansa
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A database-developing, watch-reviewing, book-reading and gadget-loving Patman.
A database-developing, watch-reviewing, book-reading and gadget-loving Patman.

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This quick episode brings discussions of the future of the watch industry (grim) and some decidedly not grim pieces we reviewed. John talks Victor off the ledge. Direct MP3 Download • The HourTime Show on iTunes • RSS Feed • Listen on Stitcher

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Introducing the @ChrisWardLondon C1 Grand Malvern Jumping Hour

The Malvern Massacre continues, and this time it’s personal. No watch will be spared in Christopher Ward’s march to modernity; their jumping hour timepiece is the next to undergo a makeover inspired by the C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve. The old C9…

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Since their first watch release of the P1/01 back in 2012, I have always been intrigued by SEVENFRIDAY. Their funky dials housed in odd shaped cases make all their models stand out and call for attention. Up to now I have only seen them in pictures and…

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The future, they say, is here but just not evenly distributed. Luckily Casio’s new Edifice line is full of it. Their two new models, the $300 EQB501XDB-1A and EQB501XD-1A, have all of the standard Edifice tricks – 3D dials, lots of functions – but with a…

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Diving back in time with the @HaliosWatches Seaforth #diver #divewatch #under$1000

I do not remember when I first came across Canadian brand Halios, but I do remember being struck by their Tropik line of watches.  They’ve had a few different iterations, but the one that has stuck with me was the white-dialed version.  They’re…

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I’ve written about the NTH Submariner homage watches by Chris “Doc” Vail before, and also talked about his Tropics compressor style watches again. Doc is back at it with a new set of Sub case watches. The original run of NTH Subs paid homage to early…

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Hands On @Tissot Touch Expert Solar Quartz #solar #touchscreen #over$1000 #ABC

Tissot Touch is a light-weight tool recharged by solar energy with 20 features including weather forecasting, altimeter, second time zone and a compass.

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Hands on with the @McCabeWatches Belfast Automatic #under$500

Your eyes do not deceive you – the James McCabe Belfast is back on our pages in a hands-on review.   For reference, you can see our 2015 review here. The model McCabe sent me is the James McCabe Belfast JM 1020-CP-2.  Although this is very similar to the…

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This week on the Hourtime Podcast we talk about Junghans, AVI-8, sweet rings, and Bremont. Plus John has a crisis of faith and is talked off the edge by Victor. Direct MP3 Download • The HourTime Show on iTunes • RSS Feed • Listen on Stitcher

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Celebrating 60 years of the @Breitling Superocean #diver #divewatch

As Victor noted in a recent discussion he and I were having (talking about Baselworld releases), this really seems to be the year of the anniversary.  Quite a few brands are celebrating milestones for various watches, and Breitling is another one to join…
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