• CrunchDeals: Swatch Group Sample Sale happening in New York on November 13

    For those of you living in the Windy Apple we present the Swatch Group Sample Sale. This year it’s at the Metropolitan Pavillion on 18th street and it runs from 10am-8pm on November 13 and 8am to 7pm on November 14. Get there early! I’ve gone for a few years now and I always find great deals on Omega and Tissot. SWISS WATCH SALE
    50% TO 80% OFF NOVEMBER 13TH 10 AM TO 8 PM
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  • Review: Casio Pathfinder PAW1500T watch

    Good luck trying to figure out all the functions if you buy this watch. Seriously. It’s almost like there is a map to the lost world of Atlantis buried deep inside this watch and you need the brain of Rodney McKay to figure it out. I have to be honest though, this Casio Pathfinder watch is sweet. Read More

  • Storm MK V watch might make a nice XMas gift

    My buddy Scott had a Storm watch for teaching. Instead of glancing at his watch while he was at the lectern he would wear an earlier model of the Storm and check the time only when absolutely necessary because the central iris closes when you’re not checking the time. This new model, which costs about $180 has updated styling and seems to mimic the Hublot Big Bang without that whole… Read More

  • Vacheron watch uses unique anti-counterfeiting techniques

    The Vacheron Constantin Quai de I’lle can be specially customized using 400 little deterrents and styles including impossible to recreate ink patches and mini writing on the clear watch face. The watches cost between $6K and $12K. Sadly, these things will probably be sufficiently knocked off next week. If the watch is popular enough, China will stop at nothing to sell the bastards for… Read More

  • Review: Casio Oceanus OCWP500 watch

    The Casio Oceanus OCWP500 watch might appeal to geeks and ocean-bound divers alike. The solar-powered, atomic, titanium, auto calendar, chronograph watch strikes a chord with my inner gadget-loving self, but the overall design doesn’t float my boat – but it might yours. Read More

  • Review: Debaufre Aircraft-8

    What you do know will hurt you. As a long-time lover of larger than life watches, I was pleased when Steinhart nee Debaufre released a line of watches to rival Bell & Ross’ attempts at recreating old-timey airplane dial. As I’ve mentioned many times before, Bell & Ross watches are obscenely huge and obscenely expensive so to find a watch that mimics – but does not… Read More

  • Casio EQW-500DBE-1AVER: A watch for Iron Man, but does Iron Man need a watch?

    In conjunction with the release of Iron Man in Blu-Ray Casio has announced the EQW-500DBE-1AVER, a Waveceptor watch with alarm, world time, two stop watches, and an automatic backlit face. It uses a dual-region radio to automatically sync with atomic clocks around the world. Interestingly, this red, white, and blue confection is being touted as a Iron Man watch in the UK, which doesn’t… Read More

  • Bathys releases a diver for the ladies

    Shore is purdy! This watch has a quartz movement with PVD-coated case and a moonphase read-out at 6 o’clock. The watch costs $795. Bathys is a watch company run by a surfer who loves in Hawaii. How’s that for provenance? Read More

  • Steampunk Japanese watch: I'm over this meme

    Haruo Suekichi made this. It is a watch. I am so totally over steampunk. Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Bluetooth watches still have no reason to exist

    These new ladies watches, dubbed the MBW-200, come in multiple styles and pair with most Sony Ericsson phones. They have a mini OLED display and buzz when your phone is ringing and also let you control music playback. I played with the first generation of these a few years ago and I just couldn’t understand what they were trying to offer here. It’s a watch that buzzes. Why… Read More

  • Jaquet Droz sport line: Is it a sport watch when it costs over $10K?

    While I understand the impulse to buy expensive watches, I’m rarely moved by to open my wallet when simple beauties like these come along. These two new limited editions form Jaquet Droz are sport watches for the caviar and horsie set. The Grande Seconde SW is a standard three hand watch with a few odd touches – “The numerals are printed on the inclined ring itself, a… Read More

  • Crazy rotary phone watch won't get you laid here or in Japan

    First off, this ‘watch’ lacks any sort of display and you have to dial 117 to hear the time. Second, first one to rock the $79 watch in their cubical gets a 1000 bonus points.  AudioCubes via I4U Read More

  • Casio Japan releases Astro Boy watch

    Casio Japan [JP] announced a limited edition Astro Boy G Shock in honor of legendary anime artist Osamu Tezuka who passed away in 1989. He would have turned 80 on November 3rd (the watch will be released at the end of that month). The Japan-only G Shock is limited to 1,000 units and costs $150. Read More

  • Skol! Buscum Ducis is shipping – Updated

    All around nice guy Sven from Buscum Ducis is reporting that he just got his first shipment in of his first watch line and one is winging its way over to the US as we speak. As you’ll probably not recall, Sven van der Zande is a 21-year-old horologist with a dream: he wanted to make his own watch. The resulting beefster, as we see here in this mock-up, looks like a monster. Look for it… Read More

  • Homemade Pong watch comes with plans

    Finally something I’d like to build! This homemade Pong watch by John Maushammer includes full plans for creating this mini Pong game that tells the time by “losing.” Too bad my hands are so shaky from self-abuse that I can barely replace an XBox controller battery, let alone build a watch. via BBG Read More

  • Suunto X10 GPS watch is ready for an adventure

    Suunto watches are fun. This latest wrist-computer gizmo improves on the companies X9i GPS watch with even stronger GPS tech. Plus, the company throws in an altimeter, barometer, digital compass, thermometer, stopwatch and kitchen sink functions. Back to that GPS stuff though. “After converting your Suunto X10 logs with Suunto Track Exporter, you can share your adventures with anyone… Read More

  • Casio GS-1200 to use LEDs to tweak analog hand position

    A new Casio movement for the GS-1200 Tough line – a radio controlled watch model built for shock resistance – has internal LEDs that calibrate the analog hands of the watch. The movement has a structure where the gears for second, minute and hour are sandwiched between the LED and the phototransistor. With this setup, it is possible to detect the positions of three gears by… Read More

  • Storm goes all ceramic on us

    Storm makes some fairly cool watches at fairly low prices. Originally popular in the UK, you can find them over here now and again. It seems they’re taking a page from the Chanel playbook and launching a line of ceramic watches including a cool hidden-face model with a crystal cover that blends into the band. Ceramic is fast replacing titanium in watch cases, especially fashion models. Read More

  • Bathys releases two new models, new blog

    Bathys watches are some of my favorites. Created by a young man named John Patterson who lives in Hawai’i, they’re aimed at surfers and outdoorsy types who don’t want to look like Captain Digitalpants while wearing a big, wonky wrist computer. He just announced two new models, the Ti-Quartz Benthic (top) and the Lunar Wahine (above). The Ti-Quartz has a Ronda 7003.N… Read More

  • Thumbnail watch concept, would you buy one?

    That watch is weird – I’m Brian Fellow! The TX54 took runner up in the Timex 2154 Future of Time competition. It’s a concept piece billed as “a disposable timepiece that is worn on the user’s thumbnail. While its translucency makes it blend seamlessly with the hand, a selection of text color options and a glow feature that activates on command make it easy to… Read More