watches

  • 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

  • Bell & Ross Blue BR01

    The Basel show is going on this week — it’s a big watch show in Switzerland where the pashahs and Captains of Industry send their buyers to pick up a few $100,000 trinkets. One stand-out item is this updated Bell & Ross BR01 Instrument Series watch. It’s an automatic timepiece with a honking big case and blue luminous hands. If you have to ask how much it costs, you… Read More

  • Timex TX: Takes a Licking, Doesn't Look Like a $9.99 Drug Store Watch

    Watch geeks, rejoice. That vaunted name in timekeeping, Timex, is creating a new line of high-end, $500 watches. The 300 series has a perpetual calendar, the 500 series has a second time zone, and 700 series has a stopwatch, second time zone, and compass. They will also be introducing mechanical watches for the snobs out there. This is really a great move for Timex. Citizen and Seiko are… Read More

  • WatchMyWrist: Watch Geekery Alert

    If you’ve read any of my ramblings, you’ll know I’m a big watch geek. Therefore, I’m actually quite interested in this new service, WatchMyWrist. It’s a watch rental system. You pick out a watch, rent it for a few weeks, and send it back. It’s very similar to all of those purse rental services for the ladies, but this is for manly men who like them some watches. Read More

  • Go Against The Grain: The Sand Time Watch

    All hilarity aside, the Sand Time Watch from designer Pavel Balykin is one of the most stunning timepieces around. If you play a lot of Pictionary, Scatagories, or other board games where a timer is needed, then this watch would certainly fit into your wardrobe. The display features the time like a basic clock would, but when put into screensaver mode, the watch turns into a virtual sand… Read More

  • Home Theater Watch: Where a 1.5-inch Screen Means "Theater"

    The Home Theater Watch holds a whopping 2GB of memory, which you can fill with MP3s, WMAs and proprietary video files. That’s right, don’t go thinking you can just load up any ol’ Xvid on here. No, sir. Included software converts video files (granted, from the most popular formats like AVI, MPEG and WMV) into the format used by the watch. No word on if this magical software… Read More

  • Kronoforms Robot Watch

    Wow! I had one of these when I was a kid! Amazing! And check out the battle station! via Watchismo Read More

  • Review of the Bathys 100 Fathoms Automatic Watch

    Just finished a quick review of the Bathys 100 Fathoms Automatic Watch at my watch porn site, WristWatchReview. This watch is made in Swizterland but was designed by John Patterson, surfer who hangs ten in Hawaii and wanted something that could survive the deepest depths and shark attacks. At $775, it’s fairly pricey but it’s quite handsome and comes with two removable straps… Read More

  • Jack Bauer Gear at Uncrate

    Uncrate has tenaciously gone through the catalog of all the gear Jack Bauer regularly uses on “24.” It’s a show I’ve tried several times unsuccessfully to get into. Oh well. Foremost (read: most expensive) among these gadgets is a fancy pants Special Ops Watch. Its rugged design makes it ideal for any counter-terrorism operations. The watch features LED lighting, a… Read More

  • Review of the Scorpion Watch Company Reef Diver

    Some nice lazy Saturday reading. I posted a review of the SWC Reef Diver, a beefy automatic $799 diver’s watch, over at WristWatchReview. I’m a big watch-head but I really liked it and loved the homebrew feel of the entire tiny company. Give it a read. That’s why I was so excited to see Scorpion Watch Company, really a pair of guys out in Denver, were creating a watch brand. Read More