watches

  • Review: Xetum Tyndall PVD Automatic Watch

    Review: Xetum Tyndall PVD Automatic Watch

    As a wristwatch brand, San Francisco-based Xetum has been making a bit of a name for itself by delivering high-quality Swiss movements in contemporary cases designed in California. Recently, the company added a PVD version of its Tyndall model to the lineup, adding even more modern flair to the watch’s striking design. Read More

  • Kickstarter: Release Your Inner James Bond With These High-Tech Linear Watches

    Kickstarter: Release Your Inner James Bond With These High-Tech Linear Watches

    High-tech watches are, arguably, a dime-a-dozen. But the Division Furtive electro-mechanical watch is something special. Built using a series of Swiss micro-motors (or LEDs), the face displays the time by moving little indicators along a sliding scale. You can see the day, date, time, day of week, time zone, phase of the moon, and a chronometer (along with a battery indicator) on a face that… Read More

  • Watch Nerdery: Up Close With The New Seiko “Orange Monster”

    Watch Nerdery: Up Close With The New Seiko “Orange Monster”

    If you know me, you know two things about me: I love watches and I smell, faintly, of ferret. That’s why I’d like to share my excitement at this review of the new Seiko SRP313K1 “Orange Monster,” one of the nicest and least expensive automatic diving watches you can buy. Read More

  • Urwerk UR-210 Watch Hands-On: It’s An Extremely Expensive Exercise Reminder

    Urwerk UR-210 Watch Hands-On: It’s An Extremely Expensive Exercise Reminder

    Luxury Swiss watch maker Urwerk is among the few top watch brands that can excite both gadget lover and traditional watch enthusiast alike. Their secret is consistently pushing forward in terms of modern design as well as technical innovation. Their new UR-210 timepiece might look like a spaceship, but is really just a gadget to tell you that it is time to get off your butt and exercise. It… Read More

  • What Do Watchmakers Really Think About The iPhone 5?

    What Do Watchmakers Really Think About The iPhone 5?

    Carlos Rosillo, the CEO of Bell & Ross, has built and maintained one of the most interesting and recognizable watch brands in the world. His watches – angular, dark, and designed for rough treatment – are an homage to the military watches of the past and he uses very specific materials in very specific ways to build watches that can withstand nearly anything. In light of… Read More

  • Romaine Jerome Targets The Wealthy Arcade Lover With New Pac-Man Watch

    Romaine Jerome Targets The Wealthy Arcade Lover With New Pac-Man Watch

    This watch probably costs the equivalent of all the money I put into arcade games as a kid. Swiss watchmaker Romain Jerome helps you once again recall your video-game addicted youth with a limited edition luxury watch. RJ started mining our nostalgia veins with the Space Invaders watch that we covered here and now Inky, Blinky, and Clyde have their day on your wrist. Read More

  • Hands On With Romain Jerome’s Octopus Steampunk Dive Watch

    Hands On With Romain Jerome’s Octopus Steampunk Dive Watch

    Here is a high-end dive watch to consider if you like that Captain Nemo look. It is called the Octopus, and is from avant garde Swiss watch brand Romain Jerome (RJ). Those familiar with the Romain Jerome Titanic DNA collection of watches will recognize the styling of this new Octopus diver. Read More

  • Suunto Adds Active Mapping To Their Ambit Smart Watch

    Suunto Adds Active Mapping To Their Ambit Smart Watch

    In a real first for a GPS watch, Suunto has added a mapping feature to their Ambit smartwatch via a free update. The watch previously supported GPS tracking, waypoints, and training functions but this upgrade adds a live map to the mix, allowing hikers and runners to pinpoint their location on a trail or course. Read More

  • Phosphor Kickstarts A New Touchscreen E-Ink Watch, The Touch Time

    Phosphor Kickstarts A New Touchscreen E-Ink Watch, The Touch Time

    To paraphrase Cracker, what the world needs now is another e-ink smart watch like I need a hole in the head. However, Phosphor has been in this game for years and I’m willing to give them at least the benefit of the doubt. Like the Pebble and the Strata, Phosphor has created a unique, feature-rich watch that adds some very interesting features to their well-known e-ink watch line and ups… Read More

  • Horology Goes The Crowdfunding Route

    Horology Goes The Crowdfunding Route

    To date, there have only been a handful of watch projects on Kickstarter, and of those, there really have only been a couple that grabbed my attention.  But here’s an interesting one that just popped up on PleaseFund.us, a new crowd-funding site that looks to be a direct Kickstarter competitor. Terranaut Watch is bringing an oversized (50mm) watch to market, but one that they feel… Read More

  • 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… 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… 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… Read More

  • 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… 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… 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. 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 … Read More

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