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Wrist grenade watch is the bomb!

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on June 30th, 2008

Wrist grenade watch is the bomb!
It takes a special kind of nerd guy to strap a hand grenade to their wrist. First off it’s bound to be heavy thanks to it’s stainless steel case contruction. Plus it’s bound to get you all kinds of weird looks as you flip it open to see the time.

Chuck Norris may be the only person in the world that this looks appropriate on. It’s even water-resistant up to 3ATM, which comes in handy when you are pretending to be a Navy Seal. Comes in Army Green or Matte Black finishes with either a skinny canvas or wide leather and canvas wristband. They start around $125 each.

Weather Forecasting watch from Oregon Scientific

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on June 24th, 2008

Weather Forecasting watch from Oregon Scientific
The Meteo Watch from Oregon Scientific will have the weather on your wrist whenever you need it. Unlike others, it doesn’t download weather from the air-waves, instead, it measures barometric pressure trends. This gives it a fairly accurate forecast for 12 to 24 hours in the future. And it’s not totally ugly either.

It’s got a reverse LCD display that displays one of 4 icons that include sunny, partly cloudy, cloudy and rainy. It also has a stopwatch function that goes up to 60 hours should you need one. Aside from that, there’s the typical calendar, alarm, and backlight, plus it’s water resistant up to 30 meters. You can get one for $69.99.

The Zihotch Retro Phone Watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on June 23rd, 2008

The Zihotch Retro Phone Watch
Rotary dial phones seem to be making a comeback, at least in gadgets if not actual phones. First there was the rotary dial app for iPhone. Now we have the Zihotch Retro Phone Watch, which is a pretty unique watch.

So how do you tell what time it is? You need to make a phone call to find out. Just dial 117 and the you’ll get the time from a recorded voice. Dial the wrong number and you get, “We are sorry, the number you have dialed is not in service. Please check and call again.” It can also be used as an alarm. It can be yours for $79.99.

Limited Metal Gear Solid 4 watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on June 20th, 2008

Limited Metal Gear Solid 4 watchThis Limited Edition Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots watch is now available for preorder at UK online retailer Gamestation. It’s a great geek way to celebrate your love of MGS, which is an unnatural sort of love at best.

Made from stainless steel, engraved and numbered, and comes in it’s own black box with silver MGS4 logo, plus a certificate of authenticity from Konami. It was approved by Kojima himself. You better hurry. Only 500 are being released on October 31st, and they’re only going to be available through Gamestation. Sadly for some of you, they only ship to the UK. Hopefully you have some friends over there.

You + Chapter One watch = Chapter 11

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on June 19th, 2008

Chapter One watch from Maîtres du Temps
The Chapter One watch from Maîtres du Temps is a collaboration between three leading watch designers, Christophe Claret, Peter Speake-Marin, and Roger Dubuis. It shows. This watch is a real looker. Plus, the Chapter One has a tourbillon, retrograde GMT and date indicators, with a mono-pusher chronograph and 60-minute totalizer.

One of the coolest and simpler features is the pair of rolling displays that show the day of the week and the moon phase. Prepare to be broke after buying this beauty. It’s a limited edition of only 33, which immediately jacks the price skyhigh. It will cost you just under $400,000.

Mind Blowing cell phone watch

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

Mind Blowing cell phone watch
Here’s another cell phone watch. This one is pretty arrogant and cocky, proclaiming itself the Mind Blowing cell phone watch, with some different features. It’s from Chinavasion and gives you the option of filling up the micro SD card with movies or music that you can listen to over a Bluetooth connection.

I’m not sure which feature they believe is mind blowing. Could be the organiser, or the side mounted camera. Maybe it’s the GSM Compatibility, or the 1.5 inch TFT LCD 176×132 Touchscreen, or 3 x Digital Zoom. It must be the price at $193.13. Yeah, that must be it. Consider my mind blown.

Diesel LED watch with mirror display

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on June 12th, 2008

Diesel LED watch with mirror display
After seeing so many watches with displays that are hard to read, it’s always a beautiful thing to find a sci-Fi stylish watch that is completely readable. This new watch from Diesel sports a dot-matrix screen behind a mirror surface, creating a look that’s both futuristic and stylish.

It can even be programmed to scroll messages up to 20 characters long if you have something you’d like to broadcast from your wrist. It’s available with either a mirrored patent strap or a black leather strap. Simple and futuristic for $170.

Turtle Wireless kicks off new touchscreen wristwatch phone

Posted in Watches by Nino Marchetti on June 10th, 2008

Turtle Wireless TW801

Turtle Wireless, a provider of “novelty wireless accessories and phones” is indeed unveiling one such new novelty phone. It is a wearable mobile phone watch known as the TW801 and pricing is set for around $250.

The Turtle Wireless TW801 is a GSM mobile phone watch which has WAP/GPRS compatibility and built-in Bluetooth. It is designed to be worn like a wristwatch and sports a touchscreen design for interactions with it.

Scramble & Progression Tokyo Flash watches

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on June 3rd, 2008

Scramble & Progression Tokyo Flash watches
Japanese watch wizards Tokyoflash have announced two new amazing and as usual neat timepieces – Scramble and Progression, from the Nekura company. For once they aren’t hard to read, like many others. We’re really digging the sort of techno/biology look, similar to what you’ll find in any Metroid game.

Both watches feature full color LEDs embedded underneath the interface. Touch the upper button to illuminate the display with whatever color you choose (blue, green, cyan, red, pink or orange). The watches also sport a multi-color mode that cycles through all the colors, while they glow brightly to highlight the time. The price isn’t completely unreasonable at about $124.

One Hour watch is confusing to onlookers

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on June 2nd, 2008

One Hour watch is confusing to onlookers
Jackson Pollock called, he wants his watch back. Lately, it’s become more fashionable to wear a watch that would puzzle anyone looking over your shoulder trying to get the time, then an everyday watch. Designer Denis Guidone came up with the idea that is simply named “Ora Unica,” or One Hour.

So how does one make any sense out of the scribbled line that occupies the face of this watch? Apparently, it has two circular faces, with the minute hand on one and the hour hand on the other. As time marches on, the scribble changes. I know, that explanation doesn’t really help. It’s crazy. I’m guessing it’s 11:40 or so in the pic. If I owned it, I know what I’d be saying. Time to get a new watch.

Cassette watch is all kinds of awesome

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on May 28th, 2008

Cassette watch is all kinds of awesome
I don’t know who had the idea, but all I can say is that the end result is pretty awesome looking. It’s like wearing a mix tape on your wrist, without the often annoying music of the era. It’s made of sturdy stuff, namely stainless steel and features twin dials. One for hours, one for minutes.

The detail on the cassette face is really awesome and authetic looking. The hands almost look like they are advancing the tape. The only way it could possibly be any cooler is if it played real music, which it doesn’t. It will cost you about $70. Expect an 8-Track watch in the near future.

Braille concept watch for the blind

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on May 24th, 2008

Braille watch for the blind
If you’re blind, you don’t have a ton of options…for anything really. Not many companies are making special gear for you. The gear you do have doesn’t get upgraded as much as regular people’s. For instance, how many watches do you see that cater to the blind? I’m sure they are out there, but there can’t be many.

Check out this braille watch conceived by David Chavez. The Haptica Braille watch will give the blind the time, so they don’t have to have someone else tell them what time it is. For the moment, it’s just a concept and the Braille dots are on tiny disks that rotate. Only half of the disk is showing. As the time goes by and the disks rotate, the dot pattern changes. Pretty simple way to design a braille watch.

TV remote control watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on May 23rd, 2008

TV remote control watch
What can you really say about a watch that controls your TV? This device would probably come in handy if you wanted to mess with somebody else who is watching TV, and change the channels, otherwise I can’t imagine actually replacing my remote with this cheap wrist-turd.

It’s got all the style of an old calculator watch that’s trying and failing badly at fitting in even at a Star Trek convention. The up-side is that it will only cost you $7.25, so if you think this is a good replacement for your TV remote, by all means get one. Even if the remote aspect stinks, at least you have a cheap watch, right?

TokyoFlash Infection Watch looks sick

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on May 21st, 2008

TokyoFlash Infection Watch looks sick
…In a good way. Mostly. TokyoFlash continues to surprise us with unique watch designs. With their latest, the “Infection” watch, they apparently had sickness on their minds. I’m not sure if I like it or not. On one hand the design is cool, but I look at it and I feel like I need to be quarantined. It’s like ill pop-art.

The time is shown with 12 red, 11 yellow and four green LEDs, and you can choose have the display animated or just show the time. The curved watch is stainless-steel and water-resistant to 3ATM and sells for around $135.

Timex Life Index Watch is a downer

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on May 20th, 2008

Timex Life Index Watch is a downer
There’s nothing more uplifting then wearing a watch that continually reminds you how short your time is on this Earth. This is a concept watch created by Timex and is actually more like a patch. It processes biometric information about your various health factors like fitness, stress, nutrition, sleep and your environment.

All of that data is then taken into account as it makes a guess as to how much time you’ve got left before you are pushing up daisies. I guess it’s a good motivator to diet and exercise. Who knows maybe you’ll start seeing days added to your life if you get yourself a Wii-Fit and knock it off with the ho-hos already.