watches

  • Hastings & Co Gets The Mechanical Kickstarter Watch Right

    Hastings & Co Gets The Mechanical Kickstarter Watch Right

    Every few weeks I dig through the deepest recesses of Kickstarter and Indiegogo to find a few good watches. This time I’ve hit pay dirt. The $227 Hastings & Co Heritage Edition is a mechanical watch with enough class and high design to make it an heir to watches like the Tissot Le Locle and some classic Longines pieces at a price that resembles the good old Seiko Orange Monster. But… Read More

  • 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

  • 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

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