• Franck Muller Crazy Hours watch

    Just found this video of the Franck Muller Crazy Hours watch in action. This is the first time I’ve seen this complication — it’s basically a cute parlor trick using gears — but I finally understand what all the fuss with this watch was. Even if you don’t care about watches, it’s cool to see something different in the horology scene. Read More

  • Franck Muller Crazy Hours watch

    Today is apparently watch day. This is a video of the Franck Muller Crazy Hours watch. The complication cause the hours hand to flip around the face when the hour changes. It tells the right time constantly, but it looks like it doesn’t. This is the first time I’ve seen the complication in action so now we all know how it works. Read More

  • Zenith El Primero Xtreme Tourbillon ZERO-G WTF

    Zenith is a well known and respected house in the world of horology. They made the first automatic chronograph and fell on hard times during the quartz crisis of the 1980s. They came back recently with some bold designs. Now, however, they apparently have been taking acid because this is one of the ugliest watches I’ve seen in a long time and probably costs more than my house. This thing… Read More

  • Bluetooth MP3 watch for when you just can't stand to not have something that plays music strapped to you

    Ah, the return of the MP3-playing watch. This time, without the ridiculous headphone cord running up your arm. The GoldLantern Bluex Bluetooth MP3 Watch comes with 1GB of storage and a pair of Bluetooth 2.0 headphones.   The watch is good for 12 hours per charge of its lithium-ion battery and will play either MP3 or WMA files. I’m not much of a watch man myself, so I asked… Read More

  • Found: Ripley's watch in Aliens

    Watchismo dug up some stills from Aliens that show Ripley’s watch in detail. He then found the exact model, a unique Seiko Speedmaster designed by Giorgio Giugiaro (the guy who designed the Lotus Esprit, interestingly enough) in 1985. The watch has a weird assymetrical case with pushers on the top and bottom of that little square bit there. It was a fairly limited run and looks… Read More

  • Serket, formerly Scorpion, launches Reef Diver 2.0

    One of my favorite homebrew watchmakers, Serket, just launched the Reef Diver 2.0, a beefy automatic with a beautiful huge bezel. I loved the original Reef Diver and this new model has added some interesting improvements including a new Sellita SW200 26 Jewel Automatic (it’s getting harder to get ETAs now, unfortunately) and an oversized crown at 2 o’clock. It is 57mm at the bezel… Read More

  • TokyoFlash Tibida: White LEDs!

    Another day, another crazy watch from TokyoFlash. This one is the Tibida with a binary and digital time readout that is actually cool. See, this thing shows time in binary and standard formats. The binary mode is a little hard to grasp but the numeric mode is genius. In most cases, the top LEDs show the hour and the bottom set shows the minutes in Arabic numerals. There is also a date display… Read More

  • Psst… wanna win a watch?

    Our good friends at would like to give you guys a watch. Not just any watch, mind you. It will be an E-Ink watch and it will make you look so cool that you’ll ultimately reach the other end of the spectrum and become hot. But don’t take our word for it. Electronic ink is a high-contrast, low-power display technology. It is to ink what email is to mail: fast… Read More

  • Nooka Zirc: How big! How bold!

    I’ve been clearly failing our dedicated watch readers with my coverage of odd and sexy designs. Take the Nooka Zirc for example. It has a 45mm face with a 22mm band and looks like a Dick Tracy watchphone — but isn’t. The dots show the hour and the long bar shows the minutes. It’s $350 but trust me, Matt Waldman makes a mean watch. Product Page Read More

  • Japanese Wi-Fi finding watch!

    It’s a pretty decent looking digital watch that also happens to be a Wi-Fi hotspot locator. Oh how’d I’d love to have one of these! Sorry, this is a geeks-only device, and it’s $30 on Think Geek. Wi-Fi finding watch [Think Geek, thanks, Ro!] Read More

  • Phosphor E Ink Watch reviewed

    The Phosphor E Ink watch costs about $250 and features the same e-ink technology found in the Kindle. You can choose one of 14 different face configurations, including white-on-black, and can potentially support two time zones because the analog and digital watches aren’t synced. The best thing is that the battery should last for years simply because of the low power consumption of… Read More

  • Seiko Memory Bank Calendar Watch

    Absolutely unforgettable. I remember when I got my first memory bank watch. It had a number of little alarm tunes, including Happy Birthday. I played it on my own birthday when I was eleven and they even turned on the light for me and gave me a piece of cake. I hold no ill will towards my captors. via Watchismo Read More

  • Blancier custom watches introduces pilot model

    Blancier makes handmade watches to order. You go on their cool flash builder and you select a case, movement, face, and strap. Your piece is then hand-assembled and engraved. I have one and it’s quite striking. Well, now they have a pilot’s model with large, luminous numbers and a bright hands. It comes in 42mm or monstrous 55mm models. This model looks great on a leather strap… Read More

  • Tokyoflash 1259Q watch: Remember, Chavistas, set your unreadable watches backward 30 minutes!

    Sure, it’s pretty, but can you tell the time? I’ve been watching Tokyoflash move from “cool gimmick” to “fashion-forward horology source” and I’m kind of dismayed by their latest invention, the 1259Q. I’m not even going to try to tell you how to read it, but I guess if you need the attention and can’t get it with your good looks or hygiene… Read More

  • I don't need anymore gadgets for Christmas, thank you very much

    To be perfectly honest I haven’t thought about what I’d want for Christmas until now. Like most of us at the Gear, I’m content with the arsenal of gadgets I own. My MacBook (despite my issues with Leopard, which is probably a hardware issue, anyways) is rock solid and perfect for what I do, doesn’t need to be upgraded. My Pentax K100D Super has been my longest… Read More

  • TAG Heuer phones are go

    signature.” “Through this agreement, ModeLabs Group is confirming its mission to respond to the expectations of the most prestigious brands in the most exclusive fields, such as luxury watchmaking,” said Stéphane Bohbot, ModeLabs Group CEO. He added, “Like the precision instruments made by the Swiss manufacturer, TAG Heuer mobile phones will feature impeccable… Read More

  • Seiko Velatura video review

    Christian over at WatchReport did a great job on this Seiko Velatura watch review. It uses Seiko’s new Direct Drive Kinetic movement which lets you wind the watch from the stem as well as through the internal rotor. It even has a little “power generation” tachymeter that shows you how much you are charging it at any time. via WatchReport Read More

  • Exmocare Watch spies on the elderly and mentally deficient, reports on their state of mind

    [Hippy dippy la la la BS about some sort of galvanic watch that watches your vital signs and that will never be released] he U.S. Company Exmocare has developed a novel wristwatch, which is capable of monitoring many physiological signals. The watch can send a report regarding the wearer’s emotional and physiological state to a loved one or caretaker, via email, SMS, or instant messaging. Read More

  • Steel Cake watches: Silly name, cool watches

    Need a new watch and have about $175 lying about? Take a look at Steel Cake. These things are designed by two Pratt graduates and the company is based in Brooklyn, so you know you’re getting good old American design know-how with your watch. The chrono, pictured here, looks pretty cool, and they also have an oversized military piece and something called the Tank which looks like a… Read More

  • Bell&Ross BR02 quick look

    Got the chance to play with the Bell&Ross BR02 diver’s watch. If you’re not into watches, you can probably skip this but generally it’s a nice diver with great styling. It’s based on B&R’s Instrument Series and you can really see the pedigree. Unfortunately, this was only a show model so it didn’t run but if you want one that tells time… Read More