• 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

  • Tokyoflash blows out five new watches

    Who needs a watch fix? I do! I do! Tokyoflash just launched five new styles with sassy styling and a full complement of dial styles. They’re about $82 each and available online now. The full set appears below complete with descriptions. They are unisex, which means they will allow you to have sex with only one person before you have to buy a new one. Cabriolet features a speedometer… Read More

  • Tokyoflash SPACE WATCH!

    The Galaxy from TokyoFlash shows hours on the big pips, the red pips show five minute intervals, and the green pips show single minutes. While it’s not immediately intuitive, it’s a bit better than TokyoFlash’s traditional “the green blob shows the hours since your last bowel movement, the red blob shows milliseconds elapsed since 1929, and the blue blob is there to… Read More

  • Review: Casio Pathfinder PAW-1500T watch

    I’m a mechanical man, but sometimes you need a sports watch to withstand the hard knocks associated with heavy activity like “drinking at a bar” and “sitting on the back porch with a beer.” I’ve worn Pathfinders for years now – my first one was a large titanium model with that is basically a cousin to this one. Pathfinders are part of Casio’s… Read More

  • Nooka gives limited edition glow-in-the-dark watches to Kanye West, doesn't hate on Rihanna

    Matthew Waldman at Nooka made some limited edition glow-in-the-dark versions of his watches for Kanye and tried to give them to him but was rebuffed for not understanding the “back stage pass.” Check out Matt’s comments below… he explains the whole thing. We’re morons. They’ll probably be making these in a limited edition for sale soon, so keep an eye… Read More

  • TokyoFlash S-Mode Oberon: When legibility isn't an option

    I’m a watch purist so maybe the S-Mode Oberon isn’t for me. However, it is another cool creation from TokyoFlash and at about $150 it’s a considerable bargain. It has a stainless steel body, mineral crystal, and shows the time in a series of bright blue LEDs. You press the button once to view the time and again to view the date. Again, I totally dig what Paul is doing at… Read More