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Nixon R1G1 dial watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on August 26th, 2008

Nixon R1G1 dial watchNixon Watches has unveiled their latest collection of analog watches, the fashionably and retro R1G1. The analog dial watch features a set of four mechanical hands to keep track of the time and date. Two hands rotate around the middle of the dial, one for seconds and the other for minutes. A pair of gauges that look like speedometers show the current hour and the day of the month. The R1G1 is available now in several different colors from $150-$200.

Rogue watch from Tokyoflash

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on August 26th, 2008

Rogue watch from TokyoflashHere’s Tokyoflash’s newest hard to read and futuristic timepiece for those who love these hard-to-read-watches. With the LCD interface, the time can be read at a glance but it can also be illuminated with sci-fi green LEDs, so that when you touch the button, it resembles a glowing radar screen. It sports a solid stainless steel strap which can be adjusted.

So how do you read this one? The outer ring dots are the minutes, every fifth dot being slightly smaller to distinguish five minutes. The ring of large blocks represents rough minutes, the position of the gap indicating approximate minutes. The inner ring of blocks represents hours, the position of the gap in the ring showing the current hour as on a clock face. It will set you back $154.

Quiksilver Ray watch is eco-friendly

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on August 22nd, 2008

Quiksilver Ray watch is eco-friendlyWell known surfing apparel company Quiksilver has a new watch called The Ray. It should last for many years since it’s an analog watch boasting a 27-jewel movement. The display unusual, making it different and attractive to many. You’ll either love it or hate it.

Another bonus for stylish hippies is that it leaves a minimal carbon footprint on the environment rather then a huge bigfoot print. It’s even shipped in eco-friendly packaging via sea instead of air, which reduces CO2 emissions. It’s a limited edition, with only be 1,000 available throughout the world, so be prepared to pay big money.

Casio G-Shock G8100A-5 is slightly steampunk

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on August 17th, 2008

Casio G-Shock G8100A-5 is slightly steampunkThe Casio G-Shock G8100A-5 is a watch with typical modern features, while at the same time sporting a vague ‘antique’ design. Obviously Casio doesn’t want to miss out on the steampunk market. It’s got a bronze colored aluminum face and perforated resin band and a price tag of $99.

Even though this watch is only barely steampunk, it has a bunch of features like, auto dual electroluminescent backlights with ‘afterglow’, world time with 29 time zones and automatic daylight savings adjustments, 2 multi-function alarms, snooze alarm, timer that can countdown 1 minute to 24 hours, stopwatch, and it’s shock and water resistant to 200 meters. Not a bad watch if you want to look only slightly steampunk.

Turntable Watch from Tokidoki is retro cool

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on August 4th, 2008

Turntable Watch from Tokidoki is retro cool
It doesn’t get more 80′s then this. The Tokidoki company has come up with this nice looking watch that outdoes the turntable watch we told you about many months ago.

It ups the retro pop feel with vibrant colors and a nice 80s style. It makes me feel like cranking some Huey Lewis and the News while messing around on my hoverboard. The vinyl face rotates as each second ticks by. The time is displayed on the left side, looking like a radio dial. Stainless steel with leather strap. My geek mind is convinced that if you wear something this outrageously retro, Doc Brown will show up in his DeLorean. Which is why I’m getting one.

Hysek Colosso watch embedded with spinning globe

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on August 4th, 2008

Hysek Colosso watch embedded with spinning globe
The Hysek Colosso is pretty different. No other watch company has ever put a spinning globe on your wrist. For some reason they thought it was time and just went for it.

They knew they had hit gold too, so they put a $550,000 price tag on it. After all, it’s not just a globe but a “crystal pustule filled with a dimensional earth rotating for local or GMT time,”. No, this thing doesn’t look like a kid’s watch at all. The price is totally justified.

Independent Retrograde Dualtime watches

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on July 31st, 2008

Independent Retrograde Dualtime watches
These Independent Retrograde Dualtime watches from Citizen are simple with an amazingly modern design. I hope watchmakers pay attention to this one. Judging by looks alone, they might have been designed in the 60′s or today. In other words, it’s a timeless style, that would be hip in any era.

They come in either a polished stainless steel or gold and black finish. What’s interesting is the face of course, featuring an analog watch face using digital for the hours, and an L-shaped 24-hour clock. This kind of style is never cheap. They’ll cost you $242 and $271.

Watch with hidden USB flash drive

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on July 17th, 2008

Watch with hidden USB flash drive
If you have the need to smuggle sensitive data from one place to another and need to hide your usb drive, this is the watch for you. It features a hidden 4GB USB Flash Drive thanks to a secret compartment at the base.

Plus, it’s fairly plain so it won’t draw attention like say, a Tokyoflash watch. With this baby, before you know it, you’ll be stealing all kinds of company secrets. Unless of course your boss is reading the ‘Brick and notices how much your watch looks like this one.

X-Watch: Perfect X-Man retirement gift

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on July 17th, 2008

X-Watch: Perfect X-Man retirement gift
It’s tradition to gift a watch to employees who have served you well and are retiring. So it’s easy to see Professor X commissioning this watch and presenting it to Wolverine one day. Of course that would make the Professor how old? Well, maybe in an alternate timeline anyway.

This is actually called the X-Watch and it’s a concept watch that should have been in the movie. It has numbers all along the length, and when they’re lit up it gives you the time. It also sports Braille so that the blind can use it. Or in case cyclops doesn’t have his visor handy and has to feel for the time.

USB Watch is just that, a USB watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on July 17th, 2008

USB Watch is just that, a USB watch
We use the USB port for everything these days. Well, now it can even serve as a place to park your watch when not wearing it. At least if you have this watch, called the Timeless watch. It’s basically a hard drive ribbon with a usb adapter on one end and a watch face on the other. Connect both ends and you can barely call it a watch. Just charge it up and slap it on your wrist when you’re ready to hit the road.

Nekura watches from Tokyoflash

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on July 15th, 2008

Nekura watches from Tokyoflash
Tokyoflash announced some new stylish as always unisex analog timepieces in their Nekura series. Five new models in all, each with a custom engraved, self-adjustable wristband made from brushed stainless steel, polished silver case, and are available with a black or clear strap.

Cabriolet sports a speedometer inspired dial, Tumbler features a rotating disc effect like a combination lock, Twilight has a dark face with with tones of orange and blue, Transceiver is inspired by a classic radio dial and Tundra is minimalist representing the wide open spaces.

Caterpillar prototype reinvents the watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on July 13th, 2008

Caterpillar prototype reinvents the watch
Watches, much like calculators are outliving their usefulness since we can get the time and crunch numbers using all of our gadgets. So watches are becoming more about fashion then needing the time. With that in mind, design student Nicolas Lehotzky has something new to offer.

It’s a watch with treads that move like that of a tank, or Caterpillar construction vehicles, incorporated into the band and the watch. The belt is fed through the strap in a loop and the number that’s shown on the raised watchface gives you a rough idea of the current hour. The belt could be modified for more complexity, giving it more accuracy as well. The appeal is it’s simplicity and originality.

MioPINK Motiva heart rate monitor watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on July 13th, 2008

MioPINK Motiva heart rate monitor watch
Hey look, Richard Simmons’ new watch. The MioPINK Motiva heart rate monitor watch comes in a very female Richard Simmons-friendly pink. It features an EKG monitor that keeps an eye on your heart rate while also showing the time and date on the LED display. If that’s not enough, it will count of your daily calorie intake too so you can stay trim. 10% of the $89 purchase will be donated to breast cancer research.

Giant watch is actually a table

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on July 10th, 2008

Giant watch is actually a table
I guess watches are scheduled for extinction at some point. We can get the time from any of our gadgets after all. So, with that in mind, why not honor the watch by letting it take other forms. Like a large table for instance.

Oh, it will still give you the time and date, never fear. But now you can also put stuff on it and feel important. It measures 80cm x 230cm and runs on 240 volts. Just like a real watch it comes in more then one color, either silver, chrome or gold.

New Tokyoflash Galaxy watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on July 1st, 2008

New Tokyoflash Galaxy watch
Here’s the latest awesome looking, but hard to read Tokyoflash watch. This one is called Galaxy and features a “powerful formation of multi-colored light bars, developed using digital tube technology”. It also has a “custom linked, brushed silver strap”. But here’s what you really want to know. How do you read the time?

Hitting the upper button starts an animation, then it will show you the time. The twelve yellow bars are hours going in a clock wise direction, the red bars are groups of five minutes and the four green bars are single minutes. If you use the lower button it will show you the time immediately. It will cost you about $132 USD. Love em or hate em Tokyoflash is making the world look like Sci-Fi one wrist at a time.