Congrats to Gizmodo alum John Biggs, now at Crunchgear, for selling a book about Marie Antoinette's watch for $300,000. He first told me about this book about two years ago over a crappy sandwich and soda—it was my treat, I believe—and detailed how this impressive timepiece was passed down over several generations. Apparently six publishing houses had much more interest in this book than I did, since they paid THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR IT. I believe you owe me a lunch, Bigglesby. [Observer]