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  • Review: Graham Chronofighter Oversize GMT Watch

    Review: Graham Chronofighter Oversize GMT Watch

    If you've been following my weekend watch reviews, you'll note that I tend to like bigger watches. But even this monster - the Graham Oversize GMT - is too big for me. Graham is a British manufacturer of haute horology. Named after famed clockmaker George Graham, the company manufactures mostly in Switzerland and uses combination of bespoke movements as well as some modified ETA pieces. The… Read More

  • The Writer By Jaquet Droz: Getting to Know an Over 200 Year Old Android

    Europe in the mid to late 18th century was not as backwards as some people may believe. In fact, much of the developed world was at a point of incredible intellectual advancement. In Switzerland, for example, a man named Jaquet Droz and his team were building real, honest-to-HAL robots. They didn't call them that back then, but these automaton androids were incredibly advanced even by today's… Read More

  • Mio’s Alpha Kickstarter Project Is A Very Cool, Touch-Free Heart-Rate Monitor Watch

    Mio’s Alpha Kickstarter Project Is A Very Cool, Touch-Free Heart-Rate Monitor Watch

    Mio made some fairly cool heart-rate watches a few years ago but they required you to place a finger on two little pads while running in order to take the measurements. It was interesting, and when you consider that most other heart-rate watches require a chest strap, fairly unique. However, nobody wanted to touch a little thinger just to get their heart rate. Enter the Mio Alpha. This new… Read More

  • Free Stuff Friday: Win A Kisai Uzumaki Tokyoflash Watch

    Free Stuff Friday: Win A Kisai Uzumaki Tokyoflash Watch

    You know you want this thing: it's a crazy watch from Tokyoflash called the Kisai Uzumaki and it's designed to look like some sort of organic sea anemone blossoming on your wrist. The watch has an electroluminescent backlight which lights up vinyl disks which spin to tell the time. It's not as hard to read as some Tokyoflash watches and they want to give you one. Read More

  • Hands-On With The Romain Jerome Space Invaders Watch For High-End Gamers

    Hands-On With The Romain Jerome Space Invaders Watch For High-End Gamers

    People keep asking, "Why would anyone of sane mind buy a $17,000 luxury watch with a Space Invader's theme?" If you are familiar with the Swiss watch brand Romain Jerome - you don't need an answer. They are the people that brought you pieces such as the Titanic DNA (with metal from the actual titanic), and the Moon Dust DNA (with yea... real dust the from moon and metal from spare parts of the… Read More

  • Inspired By Your Home: The Click Wall Switch Watch

    Inspired By Your Home: The Click Wall Switch Watch

    Do you ever find yourself wishing that the act of telling time was as simple, and tactile, as flipping a light switch in your home?  If so, then the folks at Watchismo have got quite the surprise in store for you. Aptly named the "Click Wall Switch" watch, it resembles a squared-off interpretation of modern wall switches.  Rather than firing up an incandescent bulb, however, you'll be lighting… Read More

  • Devon Steampunk Tread 1 Watch Looks Like Something An Extraordinary Gentleman Would Wear

    Devon Steampunk Tread 1 Watch Looks Like Something An Extraordinary Gentleman Would Wear

    California-based watch maker Devon made a name for themselves a few years ago when they released the Tread 1. The modern looking electro-mechanical timepiece dazzled people with its tread-based system to indicate the time. It was large, highly unorthodox for a high-end timepieces, and a little crazy. A full review of the Devon Tread 1 is here. Read More

  • Up Close With The Xetum Stinson

    Up Close With The Xetum Stinson

    You no doubt are familiar with the Xetum brand, based out of California.  If not, just have a look over at to the side of the page. In the past, we've reviewed their Tyndall model; today, we'll be taking a look at the Stinson. The Stinson presents as a very minimalistic three-hander, and it does it with style.  I say that for two reasons - first, it's an extremely clean dial.  Second, the… Read More

  • The Weekend Watch: de Grisogono Meccanico dG Watch Hands-On

    The Weekend Watch: de Grisogono Meccanico dG Watch Hands-On

    In the watch world the Meccanico dG watch is a bit of a legend. Originally debuted back in 2008, it helped bridge the gap between modern tech toys and high-end mechanical watches. The all-mechanical design features dual time displays. One, a standard analog dial. Second, a digital display that uses countless small parts to indicate a second time zone like the piece's electronic cousins. Incredibly… Read More

  • Review: Ernst Benz Officer Collection ChronoLunar

    Review: Ernst Benz Officer Collection ChronoLunar

    As a big watch nerd, I love sharing cool watches with you guys in hopes that my obsession, as unseemly as it is, will be passed from writer to reader like an STD. This time I was lucky enough to be able to handle the new Ernst Benz Officer ChronoLunar, a huge "officer-style" chronograph with day-date-lunar cycle registers and a 24-hour dial. To be clear, this watch uses the Valjoux 7751… Read More