watches

  • Rolex will never do a phone, LG or otherwise


    I may not be a smart man, but I do know watch companies and there is no way Rolex and LG are teaming up to make a phone. It appears that TechDigest got to see a “Rolex” mock-up at an LG design facility with a real Rolex watch embedded in the phone face. Rolex has too much time, money, and goodwill invested in its brand to even consider trying something like this — let Armani… Read More

  • Another day, another Bell&Ross Special Edition: White Ceramic


    Maybe you haven’t been following the watch press that closely this afternoon — who can blame you with all the news coming out of the Lohan camp regarding her quest for sobriety. However, Bell&Ross just launched a ceramic version of their huge and beautiful BR 03 Instrument Series. I’d say this one is for the ladies or for men who wear furs, but that’s just one… Read More

  • Motorcycles Made From Watch Parts

    Sure it’s a beautiful Saturday, but wouldn’t you rather spend your time inside like a true dork? Check out these motorcycles made from watch parts. Half-steampunk, half-junk, they almost look safe enough to ride. At least for John. He’ll do anything to put his crotch near a watch. Hit the jump for a few of the sweetest rides available. Motorcycles from watch parts [Digg] Read More

  • Timex Ironman iControl Watch: Wirelessly Control Your iPod

    I feel icky writing about the Timex Ironman iControl. Not because it strikes me as “lame” or “dumb”—the watch wireless controls your iPod or iPhone, letting you select, pause, rewind etc. music—but because my favorite watch review Web site hasn’t looked at it yet. Aside from looking like a Fisher Price toy, iControl does all the tricks that other… Read More

  • Limited-edition Nixon Lowdown SS

    Next to Duke Kahanamoku, Jack’s Surfboards is the name in surfing. Jack’s is turning 50 this year and to celebrate this grand occasion, Nixon has released a limited-edition Lowdown dubbed the “SS” featuring a gold-plated case and buckle custom engraved with “Jack’s Surfboards 50th Anniversary” on the caseback. Check out Jack’s for the… Read More

  • Mio Wants You To Lose Some Weight, Fatty

    I had the opportunity to sit down with Physi-Cal CEO Liz Dickinson the other day and chat about Mio and their upcoming line of watches. The Mio line isn’t just another line of cheapo heart rate monitor watches, but more of a lifestyle watch line that wants to keep you healthy and at the top of your game. I’m a gym rat looking to finally get in shape this year even if it kills me… Read More

  • Bell & Ross BR 01 Phantom

    Bell & Ross makes big honking aviator watches that look like jet plane read-outs. Their latest, the Phantom, has a low visibility face that lights up with lume in the darkness, ensuring your dark ops position will be given away by a watch face that glows like a flashlight. No price or availability but expect it to be in the $4,000-$6,000 range. Bell & Ross BR 01 Phantom [WristWatchReview] Read More

  • Thanko MP4-Playing Watch: Does a Lot, But Looks Awful

    Thanko has produced what could be the ugliest watch I’ve ever seen, but I’ll defer to the experts on that point. All that we here at CG care about is that the watch, the MP4 Watch, comes in both 2GB and 4GB flavors and plays back most popular digital media file formats like MP3, JPG and, presumably, MP4 video. The watch also records audio. It actually does quite a bit and, putting… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Bluetooth Watches, Round Two


    Professional I feel bad writing about these Sony Ericsson Bluetooth watches before my favorite watch review Web site does, but so be it. The big SE has three new models to choose from, Music, Executive and Classic, and they’re all part of the MBW-150 model line. As you might surmise, these watches are compatible with SE Bluetooth cellphones. When paired together, the watch will display… Read More

  • Oots Oots Oots: You Gotta Believe the Equalizer BPM Helps You Raise The Roof

    Hey, funboys! Get a room! And while you’re at it, get an Equalizer BPM watch from Tokyoflash. This watch measures the audible BPM of any sound source — they’re saying it works as a heart rate monitor as well, but I doubt it — but for $65 you really can’t go wrong. It even has a little flashlight for picking out your next track. Hmmm… Dancing Queen or… Read More

  • Inside a Mechanical Watch

    This, friends, is the Behind the Green Door of watch videos. It’s essentially an amazing close-up of a Panerai mechanical movement running at full tilt taken with a video microscope. Clearly this is about as exciting as watching paint dry for many of you, but for watch obsessives this is full on gear-on-gear action. Read More

  • M60M Watch Doesn't Have Hour, Minute or Second Hands

    This M60M watch tells time without the traditional hour, minute and second hands. I guess they were deemed too “practical” and “usable” by its designer, Roger Kellenberger. It does look pretty fly, which, really, is all that matters in this day and age. Read More

  • WebTime Elite

    As a watch nut, I rarely drool over TokyoFlash’s odd designs or timepieces. Sure, they’re creative, but I’m a mechanical snob. Whatever. I like this one. This is an updated version of their WebTime watch which tells the time using overlapping polygons. It’s a clever design, great materials, and it’s just readable enough to be useful while not alienating the world. Read More

  • Watch With Built-In PayPass

    Over in Turkey, a local bank has a new promotion that is going to make credit cards a thing of the past. In a deal with MasterCard, the bank is now offering a wristwatch with a built-in PayPass credit card. All you have to do is just swipe your watch at a counter that accepts PayPass and you’re good to go. No need to sign anything as long as the price of your total purchase is under… Read More

  • Epoq MPEG4 Watch: Wow, Cool


    I’ve heard of MP3 playing watches. I’ve heard of TV watches. Wasn’t it just a matter of time until they stuck the two together and created an MPEG4 watch with OLED screen? It looks kind of vaporwarey, but I’d wear a big honking watch with 2GB of storage ($169.95) that plays back MPEG4 video. A 4GB version is also in the works. Read More

  • Multi-Purpose 16th Century Gadget Watch

    Regular readers of CrunchGear will know that I’m all about convergence, the idea that one device can really be more. It was a major theme at the end of the 90s, the idea being that we’d watch TV on our computers and visa versa, something we’re just now beginning to explore. Currently, we’re seeing lots of gadgets that have sub uses. But it’s not new. Indeed… Read More

  • Shinshoku Watch: Look At The Pretty Lights

    TokyoFlash has some of the craziest watches I’ve ever seen and 90 percent of the time I have trouble deciphering the time, and the Shinshoku is no different. This stainless steel wristband consists of a template of holes with 29 LEDs that light up and could possibly induce an epileptic seizure if you can’t read the time fast enough. The LEDs on the watch cascade down to tell you… Read More

  • Timex TX 730 Hands On

    Timex has long been the butt of countless jokes. A brand that used to take a licking and keep on ticking has been reduced to bargain bin quartz pieces with a few bright lights like the Ironman series to keep it afloat. Well, Timex has pulled a complete 180 and released a watch that I can honestly say is a step forward for the brand and, dare I say it, everyday horology. Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Disaster Exploitation Edition

    Titanic Bad Karma: Watches Made from Famous Shipwreck
    Lego’s Solar-Powered Helicopter Teaches Kids About Energy Conservation
    iRobot Plunges Into the Depths (of Your Backyard Pool)
    Lacoste Gets Jiggy With The Second Life Crowd
    History of Spy-Cam Watches Read More

  • Titanic Bad Karma: Watches Made from Famous Shipwreck

    The Titanic was the one-time largest boat in the world, and is now a metaphor for things going wrong despite all the odds. You’ll want to keep that in mind when you purchase one of these luxury watches from Romain Jerome, as they’re made partially out of parts salvaged from the sunken oceanliner. Sure, there’s the novelty of having part of one of the most romantically… Read More