watches

  • Review: Xetum Tyndall PVD Automatic Watch

    Review: Xetum Tyndall PVD Automatic Watch

    As a wristwatch brand, San Francisco-based Xetum has been making a bit of a name for itself by delivering high-quality Swiss movements in contemporary cases designed in California. Recently, the company added a PVD version of its Tyndall model to the lineup, adding even more modern flair to the watch’s striking design. Read More

  • Kickstarter: Release Your Inner James Bond With These High-Tech Linear Watches

    Kickstarter: Release Your Inner James Bond With These High-Tech Linear Watches

    High-tech watches are, arguably, a dime-a-dozen. But the Division Furtive electro-mechanical watch is something special. Built using a series of Swiss micro-motors (or LEDs), the face displays the time by moving little indicators along a sliding scale. You can see the day, date, time, day of week, time zone, phase of the moon, and a chronometer (along with a battery indicator) on a face that… Read More

  • Watch Nerdery: Up Close With The New Seiko “Orange Monster”

    Watch Nerdery: Up Close With The New Seiko “Orange Monster”

    If you know me, you know two things about me: I love watches and I smell, faintly, of ferret. That’s why I’d like to share my excitement at this review of the new Seiko SRP313K1 “Orange Monster,” one of the nicest and least expensive automatic diving watches you can buy. Read More

  • Urwerk UR-210 Watch Hands-On: It’s An Extremely Expensive Exercise Reminder

    Urwerk UR-210 Watch Hands-On: It’s An Extremely Expensive Exercise Reminder

    Luxury Swiss watch maker Urwerk is among the few top watch brands that can excite both gadget lover and traditional watch enthusiast alike. Their secret is consistently pushing forward in terms of modern design as well as technical innovation. Their new UR-210 timepiece might look like a spaceship, but is really just a gadget to tell you that it is time to get off your butt and exercise. It… Read More

  • What Do Watchmakers Really Think About The iPhone 5?

    What Do Watchmakers Really Think About The iPhone 5?

    Carlos Rosillo, the CEO of Bell & Ross, has built and maintained one of the most interesting and recognizable watch brands in the world. His watches – angular, dark, and designed for rough treatment – are an homage to the military watches of the past and he uses very specific materials in very specific ways to build watches that can withstand nearly anything. In light of… Read More

  • Romaine Jerome Targets The Wealthy Arcade Lover With New Pac-Man Watch

    Romaine Jerome Targets The Wealthy Arcade Lover With New Pac-Man Watch

    This watch probably costs the equivalent of all the money I put into arcade games as a kid. Swiss watchmaker Romain Jerome helps you once again recall your video-game addicted youth with a limited edition luxury watch. RJ started mining our nostalgia veins with the Space Invaders watch that we covered here and now Inky, Blinky, and Clyde have their day on your wrist. Read More

  • Hands On With Romain Jerome’s Octopus Steampunk Dive Watch

    Hands On With Romain Jerome’s Octopus Steampunk Dive Watch

    Here is a high-end dive watch to consider if you like that Captain Nemo look. It is called the Octopus, and is from avant garde Swiss watch brand Romain Jerome (RJ). Those familiar with the Romain Jerome Titanic DNA collection of watches will recognize the styling of this new Octopus diver. Read More

  • Suunto Adds Active Mapping To Their Ambit Smart Watch

    Suunto Adds Active Mapping To Their Ambit Smart Watch

    In a real first for a GPS watch, Suunto has added a mapping feature to their Ambit smartwatch via a free update. The watch previously supported GPS tracking, waypoints, and training functions but this upgrade adds a live map to the mix, allowing hikers and runners to pinpoint their location on a trail or course. Read More

  • Phosphor Kickstarts A New Touchscreen E-Ink Watch, The Touch Time

    Phosphor Kickstarts A New Touchscreen E-Ink Watch, The Touch Time

    To paraphrase Cracker, what the world needs now is another e-ink smart watch like I need a hole in the head. However, Phosphor has been in this game for years and I’m willing to give them at least the benefit of the doubt. Like the Pebble and the Strata, Phosphor has created a unique, feature-rich watch that adds some very interesting features to their well-known e-ink watch line and ups… Read More

  • Horology Goes The Crowdfunding Route

    Horology Goes The Crowdfunding Route

    To date, there have only been a handful of watch projects on Kickstarter, and of those, there really have only been a couple that grabbed my attention. ┬áBut here’s an interesting one that just popped up on PleaseFund.us, a new crowd-funding site that looks to be a direct Kickstarter competitor. Terranaut Watch is bringing an oversized (50mm) watch to market, but one that they feel… Read More