watches

  • The Breitling Exospace B55 Is The Latest Luxury Smartwatch

    The Breitling Exospace B55 Is The Latest Luxury Smartwatch

    Breitling, maker of fine watches for people who fly airplanes (or would like to fly airplanes), has just released the Exospace B55, a smartwatch that can relay messages from your phone and includes a high-end quartz movement with advanced timing features. This isn’t a smart watch per se so I’m calling it a “notification” watch or notiwatch. Go ahead and laugh. Anyway… Read More

  • Android Wear Now Sports Designer Watch Faces

    Android Wear Now Sports Designer Watch Faces

    If you’ve stuck with your Android Wear watch, you’ll be happy to know that there’s a slew of new downloadable watch faces from some notable designers. Read More

  • Romain Jerome Creates A Watch For True Mario Fans

    Romain Jerome Creates A Watch For True Mario Fans

    Do you like Nintendo? Do you have $19,000? I think we found you a watch. The Romain Jerome Super Mario Bros. the watchmaker’s take on good old Mario and his mushroom-induced adventures and is aimed at collectors who aren’t afraid to drop twenty grand on nostalgia. The watch is RJ’s third arcade-themed piece and joins his Pac Man watch as well as his Space Invaders piece. Read More

  • For The Love Of All That Is Good And Holy, Please Buy A Swiss Watch

    For The Love Of All That Is Good And Holy, Please Buy A Swiss Watch

    Times in the tiny Swiss watch ateliers are getting tough. While I originally assumed that Swiss watches would survive the onslaught of smartwatches, I was wrong. “To suggest that the iWatch will influence Swiss watch buyers is like saying the market for a fine Bordeaux is affected by the advent of a new flavor of Vitamin Water,” I wrote in September. Boy do I feel… Read More

  • Omega Announces Its Own Watch Certification System To Add Science To Your Wrist

    Omega Announces Its Own Watch Certification System To Add Science To Your Wrist

    Why should you, a tech person, care about Omega creating something called the Master Chronometer Certification? Well, first let me tell you what’s up. So nice watches are usually Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronometers (COSC) certified. This means they’ve been tested for accuracy in various positions. Here’s the breakdown on the certification: Each uncased movement… Read More

  • In The Swiss Watch Downturn, Correlation Doesn’t Imply Causation (Unless It Does)

    In The Swiss Watch Downturn, Correlation Doesn’t Imply Causation (Unless It Does)

    There’s much being made about the seemingly swift decline in Swiss watch sales. CultOfMac, as is their wont, is pointing to Apple Watch sales while still others are moaning about millennials who refuse to buy a $6,000 James Bond watch. So what’s really happening? Watch exports fell 8.5 percent in the last three months, partially due to a slowdown in Asian luxury sales as well as… Read More

  • Klokers Wants Your Wrist To Go Back In Time

    Klokers Wants Your Wrist To Go Back In Time

    As a lover of watches I look for a few things. First I look for complicated movements – the guts inside the watch – and second I look for interesting design. These watches, the KLOK-1 and KLOK-2, fit the bill. Designed to look like a slide rule and a clever “fuel gauge” model, both watches use custom-made quartz motorized movements to display the time. The watches… Read More

  • Crown & Caliber Unveils A New Marketplace For Watch Lovers

    Crown & Caliber Unveils A New Marketplace For Watch Lovers

    For those of you who still like something ticking on your wrist Crown & Caliber has rebuilt itself from the ground up in an effort to sell some of the watches they’ve bought. Originally created as a watch sellers site – you’d tell them what you had and they’ve give you a price send a box mail it in – they have expanded further into watch sales in an effort… Read More

  • The Tactico Geomaster Is A Crowdfunded Watch I Could Get Behind

    The Tactico Geomaster Is A Crowdfunded Watch I Could Get Behind

    There are more Kickstarter watches out there these days than grains of sand on the beach. Everyone with a quartz movement and a NATO strap figures they can make and sell some kind of fashion watch to the masses, a concept that is as silly as it is flawed. That’s why the Tactico Geomaster GMT is actually interesting. First, it uses a mechanical ETA movement – an rare movement these… Read More

  • Govberg’s OnTime App Lets You Keep A Virtual Watch Box On Your Phone

    Govberg’s OnTime App Lets You Keep A Virtual Watch Box On Your Phone

    Watch collectors are weird. Sometimes they plan meetups where they get together with their entire watch collections and fondle each others’ timepieces, breathless with excitement. If you ever see a bunch of grown men looking at Seikos from the 1970s while hyperventilating… run. For the rest of us – or, actually, for the true watch obsessive who doesn’t want to go to… Read More

  • Smartwatches Decimated Traditional Watch Sales Last Month

    Smartwatches Decimated Traditional Watch Sales Last Month

    An NPD survey is suggesting that the Apple Watch has pushed watch sales to the lowest point since 2008. NPD has found that watchmakers sold $375 million worth of watches in July, down 11 percent from last year. This decline is the largest since a similar decline in 2008 due to the financial crisis. Read More

  • Garmin Announces The Forerunner 25, A Jolly And Inexpensive Workout Watch

    Garmin Announces The Forerunner 25, A Jolly And Inexpensive Workout Watch

    Smartwatch, schmartwatch – you gotta get you a Garmin! The new Forerunner 25 is a low-cost workout watch that comes in multiple jolly colors and can register your heart rate, speed, distance, and personal records. It also counts your steps and connects to your phone to pick up notifications on the run. This Forerunner replaces the Forerunner 15 and is essentially Garmin’s… Read More

  • Olio Raises $10 Million To Build More Fancy Smartwatches

    Olio Raises $10 Million To Build More Fancy Smartwatches

    Smartwatch underdog Olio has raised a $10 million Series A led by New Enterprise Associates. The cash will go to expand Olio’s manufacturing prowess and bring on new hires for the budding company. In addition to the raise, the company has announced a number of new models including a 24-carat gold model for $1,195 on a leather strap. Read More

  • The MB&F MusicMachine 3 Is A Rich Nerd’s Dream

    The MB&F MusicMachine 3 Is A Rich Nerd’s Dream

    As we approach Peak Star Wars at last week’s Comic-Con, I’d like to present something so inexplicable yet potentially beguiling that it seems on the verge of exploding into a supernova of rich nerd lust. It is the MusicMachine 3, a music box shaped like an Imperial TIE Fighter. In fact the MusicMachine 3 contains two mechanical music playback systems, hidden in the rear of the fighter. Read More

  • The Benarus Megalodon Lumbers Back To Life On Kickstarter

    The Benarus Megalodon Lumbers Back To Life On Kickstarter

    We first looked at the original Benarus Megalodon dive watch in 2012 when the massive timepiece first appeared on land. Designed by Steve Laughlin of Overland Park, KS (not a place normally associated with deep dives), the watch is 49mm in diameter, 19mm thick and is designed as a high-compression dive watch. You could, with a little sanding, fit two Apple Watches into one of these. Laughlin… Read More

  • Chronos Is A Little Disk That Ensmartens Your Dumb Watch

    Chronos Is A Little Disk That Ensmartens Your Dumb Watch

    Now that I’ve nearly abandoned my collection of watches thanks to the evil Apple Watch, I’m starting to miss the staid, steady ticking of a good mechanical. But how can I be endlessly bothered by a little electronic thing and still celebrate the artistry of the fine watchmaker? Chronos! Chronos is a little disk that fits on the bottom of your fancy watch with… Read More

  • The Kisai Link Is A Bluetooth Wearable That Hides The Geekiness

    The Kisai Link Is A Bluetooth Wearable That Hides The Geekiness

    As a slave to fashion, I have to look great all the time. But how can I do that when I have to wear so many amazing wearables? You can’t have fashion and electronics. Luckily, Tokyoflash has just the thing. Called the Kisai Link, this is basically a little Bluetooth dongle that you wear on your wrist. It notifies you of phone calls and messages via various blinking LEDs as well as… Read More

  • Not Quite Smart, The Luminox ANU Chronograph Is At Least Quite Bright

    Not Quite Smart, The Luminox ANU Chronograph Is At Least Quite Bright

    This weekend’s watch review comes to us from Luminox, a manufacturer well-known for their amazingly bright luminescent hands and pips. Luminox uses small tubes of tritium coated with phosphor. As the tritium decays it excites the phosphor, allowing the tubes to glow for years without “charging” in sunlight. It’s a neat trick and it affords amazing readability in the dark. Read More

  • How The Watch Industry Will Save Itself

    How The Watch Industry Will Save Itself

    The night before the launch I asked a friend who had insider knowledge about the product. I posited that the watch would be something you wore on one wrist and that I could wear my beloved mechanicals – my massive Bell & Ross, my Speedmaster Mark II, and my world timer Jaeger-LeCoultre – on my other wrist. I’d be a little like Nicolas Hayek, the beloved CEO of the… Read More

  • The Kairos T-Band Turns Your Dumb Watch Into A Smart Watch

    The Kairos T-Band Turns Your Dumb Watch Into A Smart Watch

    Another day, another wearable design. This time it’s something called the Kairos T-Band, a watch band that connects to your normal watch and enables all sorts of exciting things like step tracking and notifications. I’ve seen a few of these sorts of things over the past year – one company hid everything inside a nice leather band and didn’t include a screen – and… Read More

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