watches

How The Watch Industry Will Save Itself

The night before the launch I asked a friend who had insider knowledge about the product. I posited that the watch would be something you wore on one wrist and that I could wear my beloved mechanicals

The Kairos T-Band Turns Your Dumb Watch Into A Smart Watch

Another day, another wearable design. This time it’s something called the Kairos T-Band, a watch band that connects to your normal watch and enables all sorts of exciting things like step tracki

EDI Is Trying To Kickstart The Classic Dive Watch

Two entrepreneurs and engineers have taken to Kickstarter to fund a new line of dive watches, EDI. The watches, in addition to looking just a bit like sword-hand divers of the early Blancpain era, use

Cryptomatic Bitcoin Watches Are A Sign Of The Coming BTC Apocalypse

I love me some watches, that’s for sure, but I’m not sure what I think about these Cryptomatic watches made by a private label manufacturer in Hong Kong. The watches aren’t techie at

A Gift Guide For Watch-Loving Ladies

While almost anyone can wear any watch - some watch companies aim traditionally female watches at men with small wrists - a dedicated woman's watch is beautiful, well-made, and timeless. Here are some

A Gift Guide For Watch Lovers, The Guy’s Edition

Watches make a great gift (and I’m not just saying that because I love them and write about them.) Watches are personal items that you wear and say something about you; they are functional tools

Ahoy, Space Pirates, Spend Your Booty On This Crazy Watch

Arrr! Here be space pirates and where there are space pirates there is need of a $230,000 mechanical watch. Wild watch makers MB&F have just announced their MB&F HM6, a watch based on a 1970s

The ChronodeVFD Resurrects Old Displays For A Cool New Watch

I am, as you may know, a sucker for watches that use older display technologies (see also Nixie tubes). For example, this cool watch by freelance engineer John De Cristofaro uses a vacuum fluorescent

Skin Buttons Are Working Buttons Projected Onto The Skin

The folks at Carnegie Mellon’s Future Interfaces Group have made something really cool. Essentially, they are using small lasers to paint icons onto your skin through the bottom of a watch. The

Division Furtive Introduces A Line Of Super-Secret High Tech Watches

As an International Man of Mystery I’m often parachuted into dangerous places where I only have my wits, my iPhone, my iPad Mini, my protein bars, my suitcase full of clothes, my special travel

Garmin Announces A New Running Watch, The Super Smart Forerunner 920XT

Running watches can either be dead simple – see Timex’s Ironman line – or complex. Garmin usually errs on the side of complex. Their latest running watch, the 920XT, will be availabl

The “Impossible” Projection Watch Hits $1.4 Million In Crowdfunding

In what I suspect will result in a refrain of “I told you so” from multiple parties, the crowdfunding for the Ritot projection watch – a watch that projects the time and other data o

Taking A Ride With The Luminox P-38 Valjoux Automatic 9461 Chronograph

Luminox is best known for their no-nonsense three-handed quartz models with unique Tritium tubes on the hands. These amazingly bright and compact watches are popular with military and police. But what

Swatch Group Head Nicolas Hayek Jr. Is Putting Smartwatches In The “No Fly Zone”

A source said that Swatch Group head Nicolas Hayek Jr., son of the late SG CEO Nicolas Hayek, is adamant that the company would not be pursuing smartwatches inside Swatch itself or within any of the m

Up Close With The Tissot T-Touch Solar Expert, The Perennial Hiking Watch For Geeks

For years the Tissot T-Touch line has been Switzerland’s unique answer to the quartz hiking watch. While other manufacturers offered analog quartz pieces, Tissot has been the only company that h

The Gold Apple Watch Could Cost As Much As $1,200

A jewelry contact familiar with the matter told TechCrunch that the gold, 18-karat version of the Apple Watch could cost around $1,200 retail when it launches in January. This has been corroborated, b

Correction: Switzerland Now Has An Incredible Competitor

So here we are, in the hours after the official launch of the Apple Watch, and we need to address just what the watch means for Switzerland. When I first saw the watch I literally thought that Jony Iv

If Switzerland Is Fucked, Then The iWatch Is, Too

As we approach Peak iWatch, it’s important to consider just what the new device (if it even launches) will do to the watch market as a whole. I can assure you – and this is based on a deep

Niall Is Making Luxury Watches In Kansas City

When you think of Kansas City a few things come to mind: barbecue, blues, and Étienne de Veniard, Sieur de Bourgmont, the first Frenchman to settle the area and his excellent treatise “Exact De

MB&F Mixes Up Sci-Fi Canon With A New High-Tech Music Box

Watchmaker MB&F aka Maximilian Büsser & Friends is well known for its dedication to the sci-fi cause. Many of the watches - some costing over $100,000 - are reminiscent of robots, steampunk e
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