watches

  • 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 St├ęphane 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

  • Sleeptracker Pro tracks your sleep like a pro

    There’s a really bad, really old joke for kids about a dork who takes a ruler to bed to see how long he sleeps. (Geddit!?) We are living, though, in the whiz-bang World of Tomorrow, and instead of rulers, we have watches. The Sleeptracker watch tracks your sleep habits automagically and, when it decides you’re at the best point to wake up, well, it wakes you up. The Sleeptracker… Read More

  • Hyundai W100: Is it a watch? Is it a cellphone?

    My Mandarin is a little rusty, which is to say it’s non-existent, but I can tell from the picture that this Hyundai W-100 is a watch. Looking closer, going “beyond the headline,” it seems this watch is one of those oh-so-successfuly watch+other thing hybrids. Here, the other thing is a GSM cellphone, one with a built-in MP3 player, touchscreen of some sort (probably not… Read More

  • Star Wars + Legos + Watches = Awesome

    We like watches. We like Star Wars. We like Legos. So, naturally, we’re all about these Star Wars Lego Watches, which are just what they sound like. They come in parts, and you get to pick and choose to personalize it, because that’s the kind of nerd you are. Vader, Yoda, Luke and a random Clonetrooper are all four present. For real fun, get all four and combine them to really piss… Read More

  • 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