“Faster” Billy Bob Thornton’s Seiko 6309

Posted by Harry Bishop on May 21st, 2011
May 21

Thanks to Hodinkee, for letting us know this Seiko that Billy Bob Thornton used in the movie “Faster” is for sale, for $329. The 6309 is a great workhorse diver, I have one, although in this case you’re paying some extra for it including the sweat from being on a B-list (B+?) movie star’s wrist. :-)

Image from PremierProps.com

Richemont Announces Great Profitability!

Posted by Harry Bishop on May 19th, 2011
May 19

I love the above title on the TimeZone Industry News post about this item. :-) The slideshow is quite interesting for those who follow the watchmaking industry.

Image from TimeZone Industry News

Win a Seiko Discus Burger

Posted by Harry Bishop on May 11th, 2011
May 11

Now this is a giveaway I REALLY want to win!

Image from Monochrome.nl

Monochrome are giving you a chance to win a Seiko SCBS007, aka the black version “Seiko Burger”, the reason for the name being obvious once you see the watch from the side.

This is a watch I want, so please everyone, enter with my name! :-)

Social Media Manager Opening at Audemars Piguet

Posted by Harry Bishop on May 8th, 2011
May 8

Robert-Jan of Fratellowatches.com mentioned this job opening last week. If you’re into social media and watches it could be your dream opportunity. :-)

MAGRETTE Moana Pacific Giveaway

Posted by Harry Bishop on May 4th, 2011
May 4

Another contest, this time an opportunity at OceanicTime to win one of these nice retro-looking watches from New Zealand. 500m water resistance, sapphire glass, and (surprise for those specs) a Miyota 8215 movement powering it.

Image from OceanicTime

Legacy of the Space Shuttle

Posted by Harry Bishop on May 3rd, 2011
May 3

I know, it’s still not about watches, but it IS about another machine with lots and lots of parts!

As a followup to yesterday’s post, here is a video narrated by William Shatner about the legacy of the US Space Shuttle program. While waxing positive about the future, it’s another milestone without a concrete plan forward at this point. It’s good that he talks about all the so many people that made this program a success, not just the newsworthy ones.

Thanks to malbonnington.com for this link!

Manned Space Travel

Posted by Harry Bishop on May 2nd, 2011
May 2

Reading some recent posts about the Seiko Spacewalk, it saddened me to then see this comic and realize what it was saying. I never thought that I might one day be alive when we have no living person with us who has ever walked on another world. The moon has come and gone, will we ever go back, or beyond?

Image from XKCD.com