Wristwatch

  • This Swiss watch would power, and be powered by, a heartbeat

    This Swiss watch would power, and be powered by, a heartbeat

    Swiss researchers have given a literal twist to the proverbial ticker, designing a clock-like device that could help power pacemakers by harvesting energy from the heart itself — just like an automatic watch harvests movement from the motion of the wrist. Read More

  • Leather iPod Nano Watchband Wants To Be Tough

    Is it just me, or is this iPod watchband thing getting old? Jobs makes one off-hand comment during a product announcement and suddenly a cottage industry pops up. Read More

  • Bell & Ross compass watch – complicated and cool

    Bell & Ross watches are notorious for being designed after aircraft instruments, including this rather sexy compass watch, which is limited to a run of 500 units. Each watch will set you back $5500, but let’s be honest, it’s worth it. Check out the video after the jump. Read More

  • The iPod Nano Wristwatch Gets Slightly Less Ridiculous

    The original iPod Nano watch was a little raw, and the follow-up from Incipio wasn’t much of an improvement. And let’s be honest, this new one isn’t going to win any awards either. But at least if you want to embarrass yourself publicly, you have more options than ever now. Read More

  • Giveaway: Win a Cadence 4-bit Binary Watch

    Here’s your chance to win a Cadence 4-bit binary watch of your very own. We published our review of the 4-bit this weekend, and it’s a great watch, and a good value to begin with. Now it’s an even better deal, because you can win one for free! To win, all you have to do is go to the Cadence website, and then sign up for their newsletter. The contest ends on the 9th, and… Read More

  • Review: Cadence 4-Bit Watch

    Short version: Simple, geeky, and clean, the Cadence 4-Bit watch is stylish without being gaudy. Priced right at $99, if you still wear a watch, this is definitely one to take a look at. Read More

  • Mixtape watch keeps track of time, reminds you of that one road trip and that sweet mix you made that everybody totally liked and you played it like 30 times

    If you’re a nostalgic person, and you enjoy novelty watches, I can only imagine the levels of joy you’re feeling right now. This Mixtape watch from EOS features not only the classic cassette tape look, but the classic mixtape motion. The tape dials actually spin, which I suppose reduces battery life — but so what?! Read More

  • Good idea: try on virtual watches using augmented reality app

    There are a lot of augmented reality apps out there, some even worthwhile. Not all, however, are this practical. When you’re shopping for a new watch (which people do, I understand), it’s not always easy to tell how it’s going to look on your own wrist. How big is it, exactly? Does the face look cool upside-down? Will that silver color clash with the blue of my veins? Read More

  • Review: Cadence Wrist Rocket digital sports watch

    The Cadence Wrist Rocket is a digital sports watch, with a bit of a twist on the standard square design. It’s everything you expect in a sports watch; it’s water resistant, has a stopwatch, countdown timer, an alarm, and a resin body and strap. It’s quite a large watch, but that’s not really a bad thing because that makes the display easy to read. Read More

  • Hot or not? Meccaniche Veloci Quattro Valvole quad-face wristwatch

    We’re having a disagreement. I think this watch is awesome in its symmetry and simultaneous yet paradoxical over-stimulation and use of blank space. John and Dave, the self-styled watch guys here, think it’s butt-ugly. What say you, readers? Read More

  • Rolex Deep Sea Special: Water resistant to 35,840 feet

    Sure, you think you’re pretty special with your Timex that’s water resistant to 100 meters. Maybe you even have a divers watch, that’ll go down to 300 meters. They don’t have anything on this Rolex, it’s been down to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, and came back alive. Read More

  • Sprout watch: eco-friendly but probably won't win any beauty contests

    Lots of companies like to say they’ve made a “green” product. This ridiculous cardboard PC case comes to mind. But few actually do — usually it’s a matter of making their manuals and packaging a little smaller, using recycled plastic for this and that, but leaving all the toxic components and such in place. This Sprout watch from Armitron seems to be an actual… Read More

  • Cadence launches the Wrist Rocket watch

    Cadence announced their Wrist Rocket watch today, you may remember we told you about their incredibly cool 4-Bit watch. Well, the Wrist Rocket isn’t quite as geeky, but it’s definitely unique and interesting looking. Read More

  • Equipe watches designed to drive you crazy

    Every watch needs some kind of theme, and Equipe has certainly found theirs. Inspired by the auto industry, this Detroit based company designs their watches using vehicles as their guide. Read More

  • Time for E-ink: Seiko announces the first active-matrix watch

    Here’s an interesting little tidbit; Seiko just announced that they are going to producing the world’s first active matrix e-ink timepiece. That’s right, a wristwatch that uses e-reader technology to display the time. Could we be looking at the next LCD display technology? Read More

  • The first perpetual mechanical timepiece: Cabestan Sol Invictus

    Even discounting the fact that this is a watch, this is just an amazing little piece of machinery. The Sol Invictus puts a modern spin on the perpetual motion machine, using micro-motors, solar cells, and a chain system to create an incredibly complicated (and incredibly cool looking) timepiece. The is the first watch to combine a chain & fusée with drums and vertical tourbillon in a… Read More

  • Review: Suunto Core Light Black

    Short version: The Core Light Black is a multifunction timepiece designed by Suunto, a Finnish company. The Core Light Black combines a timepiece with a altimeter, barometer, compass, and thermometer into one small package. While it is a large watch, the functionality it brings makes it an ideal piece for the outdoor enthusiast. Read More

  • This Casio G-Shock looks like they dipped it in Pixy Stix (comes with robot)


    My love of Pixy Stix is known throughout the seven seas, but that doesn’t mean I’d wear a watch like this. Really, now. You’d have to be the most candy-loving, grill-sunglasses-wearing, Surge-sucking rave-master in Neo-Tokyo to even consider it. Or I guess you could just be a kid who likes colors. And robots. Read More

  • Cadence wants you to learn how to tell time in binary

    Here’s a geeky watch that won’t destroy your budget. Cadence teamed up with designer John Flear to produce the 4-BIt watch. The geek angle? All of the time indications are shown in 4-bit binary language instead of arabic or roman numerals. Read More

  • Cyclops watch hard to read, looks cool

    Mr. Jones watches are unique in many ways; they are produced by a small design studio, there are generally limited quantities available, but they are pretty much inevitably cool. Normally, they are also easy to read, but that doesn’t seem to be the case with the Cyclops Special Edition. Read More