watch

  • Crazy rotary phone watch won't get you laid here or in Japan

    First off, this ‘watch’ lacks any sort of display and you have to dial 117 to hear the time. Second, first one to rock the $79 watch in their cubical gets a 1000 bonus points.  AudioCubes via I4U Read More

  • Casio Japan releases Astro Boy watch

    Casio Japan [JP] announced a limited edition Astro Boy G Shock in honor of legendary anime artist Osamu Tezuka who passed away in 1989. He would have turned 80 on November 3rd (the watch will be released at the end of that month). The Japan-only G Shock is limited to 1,000 units and costs $150. Read More

  • Skol! Buscum Ducis is shipping – Updated

    All around nice guy Sven from Buscum Ducis is reporting that he just got his first shipment in of his first watch line and one is winging its way over to the US as we speak. As you’ll probably not recall, Sven van der Zande is a 21-year-old horologist with a dream: he wanted to make his own watch. The resulting beefster, as we see here in this mock-up, looks like a monster. Look for it… Read More

  • Homemade Pong watch comes with plans

    Finally something I’d like to build! This homemade Pong watch by John Maushammer includes full plans for creating this mini Pong game that tells the time by “losing.” Too bad my hands are so shaky from self-abuse that I can barely replace an XBox controller battery, let alone build a watch. via BBG Read More

  • Suunto X10 GPS watch is ready for an adventure

    Suunto watches are fun. This latest wrist-computer gizmo improves on the companies X9i GPS watch with even stronger GPS tech. Plus, the company throws in an altimeter, barometer, digital compass, thermometer, stopwatch and kitchen sink functions. Back to that GPS stuff though. “After converting your Suunto X10 logs with Suunto Track Exporter, you can share your adventures with anyone… Read More

  • Casio GS-1200 to use LEDs to tweak analog hand position


    A new Casio movement for the GS-1200 Tough line – a radio controlled watch model built for shock resistance – has internal LEDs that calibrate the analog hands of the watch. The movement has a structure where the gears for second, minute and hour are sandwiched between the LED and the phototransistor. With this setup, it is possible to detect the positions of three gears by… Read More

  • Storm goes all ceramic on us


    Storm makes some fairly cool watches at fairly low prices. Originally popular in the UK, you can find them over here now and again. It seems they’re taking a page from the Chanel playbook and launching a line of ceramic watches including a cool hidden-face model with a crystal cover that blends into the band. Ceramic is fast replacing titanium in watch cases, especially fashion models. Read More

  • Bathys releases two new models, new blog

    Bathys watches are some of my favorites. Created by a young man named John Patterson who lives in Hawai’i, they’re aimed at surfers and outdoorsy types who don’t want to look like Captain Digitalpants while wearing a big, wonky wrist computer. He just announced two new models, the Ti-Quartz Benthic (top) and the Lunar Wahine (above). The Ti-Quartz has a Ronda 7003.N… Read More

  • Thumbnail watch concept, would you buy one?

    That watch is weird – I’m Brian Fellow! The TX54 took runner up in the Timex 2154 Future of Time competition. It’s a concept piece billed as “a disposable timepiece that is worn on the user’s thumbnail. While its translucency makes it blend seamlessly with the hand, a selection of text color options and a glow feature that activates on command make it easy to… Read More

  • Tokyoflash blows out five new watches

    Who needs a watch fix? I do! I do! Tokyoflash just launched five new styles with sassy styling and a full complement of dial styles. They’re about $82 each and available online now. The full set appears below complete with descriptions. They are unisex, which means they will allow you to have sex with only one person before you have to buy a new one. Cabriolet features a speedometer… Read More

  • Tokyoflash SPACE WATCH!

    The Galaxy from TokyoFlash shows hours on the big pips, the red pips show five minute intervals, and the green pips show single minutes. While it’s not immediately intuitive, it’s a bit better than TokyoFlash’s traditional “the green blob shows the hours since your last bowel movement, the red blob shows milliseconds elapsed since 1929, and the blue blob is there to… Read More

  • Review: Casio Pathfinder PAW-1500T watch

    I’m a mechanical man, but sometimes you need a sports watch to withstand the hard knocks associated with heavy activity like “drinking at a bar” and “sitting on the back porch with a beer.” I’ve worn Pathfinders for years now – my first one was a large titanium model with that is basically a cousin to this one. Pathfinders are part of Casio’s… Read More

  • Nooka gives limited edition glow-in-the-dark watches to Kanye West, doesn't hate on Rihanna

    Matthew Waldman at Nooka made some limited edition glow-in-the-dark versions of his watches for Kanye and tried to give them to him but was rebuffed for not understanding the “back stage pass.” Check out Matt’s comments below… he explains the whole thing. We’re morons. They’ll probably be making these in a limited edition for sale soon, so keep an eye… Read More

  • TokyoFlash S-Mode Oberon: When legibility isn't an option

    I’m a watch purist so maybe the S-Mode Oberon isn’t for me. However, it is another cool creation from TokyoFlash and at about $150 it’s a considerable bargain. It has a stainless steel body, mineral crystal, and shows the time in a series of bright blue LEDs. You press the button once to view the time and again to view the date. Again, I totally dig what Paul is doing at… Read More

  • Skull Candy releases MacGyver music watch

    If you’re a geek, and you’re into gadgets, then you’re into MacGyver, there’s no way around it. Skull Candy knows this, and has released a MacGyver-themed MP3 watch that actually seems OK. While I’m not fond of the idea of headphone cables running up my sleeve, this would be great for casual music lovers. It’s 1GB storage matches that of the base iPod Shuffle. Read More

  • Make your own scientific calculator watch

    It’s been a long time coming, but someone’s finally resurrected the scientific calculator wristwatch. Billed as “the ultimate nerd status symbol,” the µWatch is made of off-the-shelf parts and contains 18 keys and a 16×2 line LCD screen. Apparently the scientific calculator watch phenomenon has been dormant for about 20 years, as the Casio CFX-400 was the last of… Read More

  • Alligator-skinned Windows Mobile wrist watch

    Behold the future…today! It’s the world’s first Windows Mobile wrist watch phone. It comes at you like a feature-tornado with Windows CE 5.0, GPRS, 1.45-inch screen (with handwriting recognition!), network camera and/or a 1.3-megapixel digital camera, Wi-Fi connection, Bluetooth, up to one-gigabyte of “T-flash memory,” and…um…I’ll just cut and… Read More

  • Creating wearable art from busted wristwatches for fun and net loss


    I doubt you need any help spray-painting watchesBut you’ll get an article on how to do it anyway. I’ve had the same watch for five years and I intend to keep it going for another twenty, but there are a few laying around that could be used to make a brightly colored statement on how little regard I have for time in general. Remember, there are colors other than Juicy Fruit pink, so… Read More

  • Mighty G-Shock wrist clock corrects itself with international RF


    The G-Shock brand, never one to lack a feature, has added to the GW-9200 the ability to correct the time displayed by listening to one of six international radio stations. This is, of course, in addition to the barometer histogram, laser tunneling tool, and half rack of ribs also featured on this enormous watch. The only thing it doesn’t do is tell time, because you won’t be able… Read More

  • Phosphor E-Ink Watch review

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    After years of suffering, watch geeks are finally getting products dedicated to their quirky and specific tastes. Sure, any oldster can sport a gold Rolex, but what is an Emo kid with a gadget fetish to wear? A Swatch? Companies like Tokyoflash and Nooka have filled that techno-void with watches that are both high-tech and cool looking. Now… Read More