watches

  • LIP Watches: The French is for quality


    LIP is a 150-year-old French watch company that launched a series of Mach 2000 watches back in the boogie nights of 1973. The odd styling and off-center face speak of a simpler time when men were men and watchmakers were on acid. This retooled Mach 2000, called the Dark Master, uses a Swiss ETA quartz movement and includes a rubber strap. It is water resistant and features jolly candy buttons… Read More

  • Video: Kronotron fake Transformers watch

    I wish I still had mine. I remember in the early ’90s you could actually get these for a dollar out of the vending machines by the front door or Toys ‘R’ Us. Well, you could try to. I always ended up with a sparkly My Little Pony sticker. My childhood sucked. This watch does transform into a robot, and is made by Takara, who Hasbro licensed the original Transformers from… Read More

  • William Gibson's "My Obsession"

    Here’s some Friday afternoon reading for you all — the classic 1999 treatise on eBay and the collectors impulse. In it Gibson describes is obsession with watches on eBay and talks about the curatorial imperative. The idea of the Collectible is everywhere today, and sometimes strikes me as some desperate instinctive reconfiguring of the postindustrial flow, some basic mammalian… Read More

  • Ollech and Wajs M-65 with NATO dial

    Need a simple, Swiss-movement watch for running around behind enemy lines? Take a look at the O&W ETA 2824-2 automatic that we reviewed over on WristWatchReview. O&W is basically a small manufacturer who takes Swiss movements and puts them in mass-produced cases. At $229 it’s a great price for an auto watch. The watch itself is somewhat diminutive by current standards, less… Read More

  • Casio goes green (white and red) with solar paneled G-Shock

    Oh Casio, I love thee G-Shock watches so. I love you even more now that you’re implementing solar panels into your watches. The G5500C model is equipped with the Tough Solar Power Technology that combines a highly sensitive solar panel with a high capacity rechargeable battery to help with high-load functions. Another really unique (I think) feature is the automatic illumination of… Read More

  • This watch is really a pair of handcuffs (wherefore?)

    [photopress:luisb.jpg,full,center] Let’s make this short and sweet. This watch is called ZeroPointZero, is designed by one Luis Berumen and also functions as a pair of handcuffs. Handcuffs are used to restrain arrested people or by Marv Albert. Biggs is the resident watch expert here, so I’ll defer to him for the lowdown on the watch part. But really, it’s a sex toy. Read More

  • Freestyle takes the Shark Classic back to the 80s

    [photopress:freestyleshark.jpg,full,pp_image] Neon is all the rage lately and Freestyle is taking their bread and butter back to its roots. The Shark Classic and Shark Classic Mid have been retrofied with neon and I dig em. They both feature time/day/date, 2 alarms, stopwatch, countdown timer, waterproof up to 100m and a few others. They’re only $55 so check em out. Read More

  • Girl repellant has 8GB of memory, 1.8-inch screen

    Here it is, fellas. You’ve been waiting ages for the ultimate statement piece to wear on your wrist that’ll keep the ladies away for good so you can concentrate on D&D and WoW and watching swimming videos. Anyway, this watch has a humongous (for a wrist) 1.8-inch screen, plays videos at 20 FPS in the very, very popular MTV format (sarcasm) and also features voice recording… Read More

  • Franck Muller Crazy Hours watch

    Just found this video of the Franck Muller Crazy Hours watch in action. This is the first time I’ve seen this complication — it’s basically a cute parlor trick using gears — but I finally understand what all the fuss with this watch was. Even if you don’t care about watches, it’s cool to see something different in the horology scene. Read More

  • Franck Muller Crazy Hours watch

    Today is apparently watch day. This is a video of the Franck Muller Crazy Hours watch. The complication cause the hours hand to flip around the face when the hour changes. It tells the right time constantly, but it looks like it doesn’t. This is the first time I’ve seen the complication in action so now we all know how it works. Read More

  • Zenith El Primero Xtreme Tourbillon ZERO-G WTF

    Zenith is a well known and respected house in the world of horology. They made the first automatic chronograph and fell on hard times during the quartz crisis of the 1980s. They came back recently with some bold designs. Now, however, they apparently have been taking acid because this is one of the ugliest watches I’ve seen in a long time and probably costs more than my house. This thing… Read More

  • Bluetooth MP3 watch for when you just can't stand to not have something that plays music strapped to you

    Ah, the return of the MP3-playing watch. This time, without the ridiculous headphone cord running up your arm. The GoldLantern Bluex Bluetooth MP3 Watch comes with 1GB of storage and a pair of Bluetooth 2.0 headphones.   The watch is good for 12 hours per charge of its lithium-ion battery and will play either MP3 or WMA files. I’m not much of a watch man myself, so I asked… Read More

  • Found: Ripley's watch in Aliens


    Watchismo dug up some stills from Aliens that show Ripley’s watch in detail. He then found the exact model, a unique Seiko Speedmaster designed by Giorgio Giugiaro (the guy who designed the Lotus Esprit, interestingly enough) in 1985. The watch has a weird assymetrical case with pushers on the top and bottom of that little square bit there. It was a fairly limited run and looks… Read More

  • Serket, formerly Scorpion, launches Reef Diver 2.0


    One of my favorite homebrew watchmakers, Serket, just launched the Reef Diver 2.0, a beefy automatic with a beautiful huge bezel. I loved the original Reef Diver and this new model has added some interesting improvements including a new Sellita SW200 26 Jewel Automatic (it’s getting harder to get ETAs now, unfortunately) and an oversized crown at 2 o’clock. It is 57mm at the bezel… Read More

  • TokyoFlash Tibida: White LEDs!

    Another day, another crazy watch from TokyoFlash. This one is the Tibida with a binary and digital time readout that is actually cool. See, this thing shows time in binary and standard formats. The binary mode is a little hard to grasp but the numeric mode is genius. In most cases, the top LEDs show the hour and the bottom set shows the minutes in Arabic numerals. There is also a date display… Read More

  • Psst… wanna win a watch?

    Our good friends at WatchReport.com would like to give you guys a watch. Not just any watch, mind you. It will be an E-Ink watch and it will make you look so cool that you’ll ultimately reach the other end of the spectrum and become hot. But don’t take our word for it. Electronic ink is a high-contrast, low-power display technology. It is to ink what email is to mail: fast… Read More

  • Nooka Zirc: How big! How bold!

    I’ve been clearly failing our dedicated watch readers with my coverage of odd and sexy designs. Take the Nooka Zirc for example. It has a 45mm face with a 22mm band and looks like a Dick Tracy watchphone — but isn’t. The dots show the hour and the long bar shows the minutes. It’s $350 but trust me, Matt Waldman makes a mean watch. Product Page Read More

  • Japanese Wi-Fi finding watch!

    It’s a pretty decent looking digital watch that also happens to be a Wi-Fi hotspot locator. Oh how’d I’d love to have one of these! Sorry, this is a geeks-only device, and it’s $30 on Think Geek. Wi-Fi finding watch [Think Geek, thanks, Ro!] Read More

  • Phosphor E Ink Watch reviewed


    The Phosphor E Ink watch costs about $250 and features the same e-ink technology found in the Kindle. You can choose one of 14 different face configurations, including white-on-black, and can potentially support two time zones because the analog and digital watches aren’t synced. The best thing is that the battery should last for years simply because of the low power consumption of… Read More

  • Seiko Memory Bank Calendar Watch

    Absolutely unforgettable. I remember when I got my first memory bank watch. It had a number of little alarm tunes, including Happy Birthday. I played it on my own birthday when I was eleven and they even turned on the light for me and gave me a piece of cake. I hold no ill will towards my captors. via Watchismo Read More