watches

  • 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

    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

  • The MB&F HM3 Goes To The Moon

    The MB&F HM3 Goes To The Moon

    No self-respecting gadget lover can deny that MB&F’s very high-end artistic wrist machines are overall cool. Most of us can’t afford them, but items like this certain stir our ambitious sides. Recently MB&F released a new limited version of their Horological Machine Number 3 (HM3) watch that was designed and produced in collaboration with a boutique Finnish watch maker… Read More

  • Review: Benarus Megalodon Diving Watch

    Review: Benarus Megalodon Diving Watch

    I rarely like to put my own little fetishistic watch reviews up here unless the watch is something amazingly unique or unless I think you, dear reader, will get a kick out of the quality or styling of a particular piece. That’s why I chose to write up this Benarus Megalodon Diving Watch, a huge monster of a timepiece that is water resistant to 2,500 meters or about 8,000 feet. Read More

  • Weekend Watch Update

    Weekend Watch Update

    For the third time in a row Tag Heuer has once again released the worlds most precise mechanical chronograph watch. The oddly named Mikrogirder 2000 watch measures time with 5/10,000th of a second precision (and flair). The best German luxury brand A. Lange & Sohne releases a watch that sincere watch connoisseurs will go ga-ga over. It is the new Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar… Read More

  • Weekly Wrist Watch Round Up

    Weekly Wrist Watch Round Up

    The famous and very iconic Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch get’s “Watch What-Iffed” using Photoshop to explore what variations on the core design would look like. A new analog & digital combination watch for pilots was just announced by Hamilton called the Khaki Flight Timer. It has loads of features in a conservative Swiss package. Read More

  • Casio’s New G-SHOCK Connects To Smartphones, Shows Incoming Calls, Emails, SMS

    Casio’s New G-SHOCK Connects To Smartphones, Shows Incoming Calls, Emails, SMS

    Casio Japan is planning [JP] to roll out the G-SHOCK GB-6900 on March 16 next year, a wristwatch that connects to certain smartphones via Bluetooth LE (LE=low-energy, a standard that’s baked into Bluetooth 4.0). The device will be compatible with the Medias LTE N-04D Android phone from NEC (to be released next year) and NEC’s Medias PP N-01D. Casio says that the G-SHOCK not… Read More

  • Weekly Wrist Watch Round Up

    Weekly Wrist Watch Round Up

    Zurich-based Maurice de Mauriac timepieces are now available with an optional upgraded movement purchased by high-end watch movement maker Concepto. The cool new chronograph movements are mostly black with compelling decor. Girard-Perregaux’s very respectable Sea Hawk II diving watch model gets reviewed. The famous durable diver has some of the best luminant on the market in a very… Read More

  • A New Tokyoflash Pocket Watch For The Tubercular Steampunk Dandy In Your Life

    A New Tokyoflash Pocket Watch For The Tubercular Steampunk Dandy In Your Life

    Planning a trip around the world in 80 days? Spending some time with the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen? You’re going to need this $149 Tokyoflash, touchscreen pocket watch that, is as far as I can tell, unreadable by mere mortals. The watch comes in four colors and features a touch display to scroll through the dual-time, date, and alarm features. It’s cased in a nice steel… Read More

  • Inside Nivarox, The Most Important Company You’ve Never Heard Of

    Inside Nivarox, The Most Important Company You’ve Never Heard Of

    In the strange, small world of watchmaking, there’s lots of money to be made on items that we would call, at best, totemic. To make those items, you still need small mechanical parts. That’s where Nivarox comes in. Nivarox makes balance springs. The name stands for “ni variable, ni oxydable,” which translates to “neither variable nor oxidable.” These… Read More

  • Weekly Wrist Watch Round Up

    Weekly Wrist Watch Round Up

    For the 2011 holiday season aBlogtoRead.com is giving away a total of ten watches. Winners will be chosen randomly and selected to win one of the available timepieces. Up for grabs are some desirable mechanical watches and cool gadget pieces. While we tend to prefer “new” versus “old,” there is a certain charm in some vintage watches. A great brand to look at is… Read More

  • 2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Sports Watches To Help Burn Off The Turkey

    2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Sports Watches To Help Burn Off The Turkey

    If you’re planning a marathon next year or just full of delicious stuffing and turkey, you may want to look into getting a sports watch. These wrist computers offer GPS, heart-rate, and pace measurements for runners, bikers, and, most recently, swimmers and they can help motivate you to get off your duff and, what’s more, help you shave some seconds off your time. I’ve used… Read More

  • Hands On With The Wimm One Data Device

    Hands On With The Wimm One Data Device

    We first talked about the Wimm One in August, noting that no wearable device has ever made sense to me, at least in watch format. I believe I may need to eat my words. The Wimm is a clever little module – the watch band is removable – that runs simple applets. It runs a stripped down version of Android and includes a fairly complete SDK for programming little widgets. In this… Read More

  • Weekly Watch Round Up

    Weekly Watch Round Up

    A few of the most forward thinking European watch designers have come together to bring the quirky and highly forward-thinking brand called Ochs und Junior. The brand offers watches that combine ease of telling the time with minimalism – and they are available in literally any color combination you can dream of. Read More

  • Phosphor Releases The World Time Sport

    Phosphor Releases The World Time Sport

    Phosphor has just announced a new world time/dual timezone model, the World Time Sport. The company is well-known for their e-ink watches (we reviewed a few here) and this one uses a unique touch interface to scroll through multiple timezones as well as various screens including a dual-time screen for travelers. Read More