watches

  • Make your own scientific calculator watch

    It’s been a long time coming, but someone’s finally resurrected the scientific calculator wristwatch. Billed as “the ultimate nerd status symbol,” the µWatch is made of off-the-shelf parts and contains 18 keys and a 16×2 line LCD screen. Apparently the scientific calculator watch phenomenon has been dormant for about 20 years, as the Casio CFX-400 was the last of… Read More

  • TAG Heuer MERIDIIST Phone revealed


    This man loves merde Don’t ask me what a MERIDIIST is — it sounds like a French corprophiliac — but this is TAG’s new “hand assembled” phone. You’ll notice they mention the number of components below. This is a Swiss trick to convince you that their crap is fancier than your crap, so take it with a grain of salt. I’d have to see this thing up… Read More

  • Oh. My. God: A true ani-digi mechanical

    A lot of folks won’t quite get the import of this piece but let me tell you it’s probably one of the coolest things I’ve seen in years. Remember The Difference Engine? Well, imagine if the mechanical computers and Gibson and Sterling were talking about were miniaturized into something the size of one of my nipples. You’d have this Di Grisogono Meccanica DG. It is limited… Read More

  • 'G108' phone-watch could almost pass as just a watch

    Slashphone.com has found a watch-phone doodad that you could almost wear without setting off the nearest Nerd Alert. Almost. It’s called the G108 (from China) and it’s got an impressive list of features crammed into its tiny body. Read More

  • Clockwork cuff-links, sadly sold out

    BB posted this great cuff-link set made from old watch movements. These look like something from an old Hamilton ladies piece and the Etsy seller is charging a mere $55 for them. I’m upset they’re sold out. Read More

  • Lord British to take sexy GMT Seiko watch into space, perhaps even leather armor

    Richard Garriot AKA Lord British is taking a custom, space-proof Seiko Spring Drive watch into space when he heads for the International Space Station next year. The watch is air tight and weighs 92.5 grams. It has oversized buttons to tap when using huge space gloves, a 12 hour chronograph, and a GMT hand. Price is unannounced and only 100 will be made. It has a 53 mm body made of titanium… Read More

  • Blancier "Crazy Planet" adds gears to watch face

    Blancier is a custom watchmaker. You can go to the site, pick out all the components, and get a handmade watch delivered to your door in a few weeks. I personally reviewed one and I loved it — they used Molnia movements and huge cases and have a neo-classical look that is just amazing. Well, they now have a few other “limited edition” pieces including this model, the… Read More

  • Bell & Ross's new Grand Minuteur line

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    Bell & Ross makes monster watches and this is their latest. It’s has both a tourbillion — the odd spinning thing that rotates ones per hour and ostensibly offsets the effects of gravity — and a Miniteur. A Miniteur is like a chronometer but it measures tens of minutes and minutes and not hours, minutes, and seconds. Read More

  • Memento mori watch


    It’s sad, friends, but true, and this watch wants to remind you that soon you’ll be a grave man or woman. $150 at Watchismo. (via BBG) Read More

  • 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