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The Hamilton Code Breaker watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on April 6th, 2008

The Hamilton Code Breaker watch
Hamilton introduced an awesome luxury watch for sci-fi fans at the BaselWorld 2008. The Hamilton Code Breaker is a watch with some amazing design and great level of detail. Just look at that square case and the dials within. Hamilton is not new to watches with a Sci-Fi flare.

They have enjoyed a long relationship with the science fiction movie genre, going back to 1968 when a desk clock was features in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. They also made the alien-shaped watches from Men in Black. Their watches aren’t for those on a Timex budget though, the Hamilton Code Breaker will set you back $1,995. And any geek knows that will buy you a lot of Star Trek or Star Wars toys.

Robot Love: Mr. Roboto watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on March 29th, 2008

Mr. Roboto watch
Azimuth is a watch manufacturer in Switzerland. They’ve announced their Mr. Roboto watch, the world’s first vintage tin robot concept timepiece. All those who have a love of all things robot, like myself, have collectively wet our pants.

The idea is that it’s based on those retro tin robots that old people grew up with. It’s a revival of those vintage tin robotic spacemen. The time is easy to read and the appearance is awesome. The left ‘eye’ is for the hour, the right ‘eye’ comes with GMT indication, the nose region joint with the mouth region are the seconds. It will be available from September 2008 with the international retail price of about $4,800 USD. Well, it’s out of my price range, but it’s one of the coolest watches I’ve ever seen.

The Accurate watch is never wrong

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

The Accurate watch
The company that thought up this watch must like being right all the time. When a watch maker puts a simple statement like “remember you will die” on the hour and minute hands, you really can’t argue or tell them that they are full of crap.

I haven’t really worn a watch for a long time, and this one doesn’t make me want to put it on anytime soon. Though it’s probably great for the Emo and Goth kids on your block. Personally, I don’t think we needed the reminder, but if you are THAT forgetful about your eventual dirt nap, you can pick one of these up for $145. It might read better if it said, ““remember you will die with $145 less…”

Maurice Lacroix watches are sci-fi bling

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

Maurice Lacroix watches
Maurice Lacroix unveiled three new watches in its Starside series, and all of them would be at home as wristwear in a sci-fi movie. They are absolute masterpieces. The analog watches all sport a celestial motif in a 38 millimeter stainless steel case, covered in dozens of diamonds. Some even have pearls, crystals, silver and gold.

They were showing off their new bling in preparation for the Baselworld watch show. No pricing yet, but I’m willing to bet these will cost you an entire Star Trek star system and two federation ships.

Diesel watches with OLED display

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on March 25th, 2008

Diesel watches with OLED display
This may not be the first watch from Diesel that features an OLED display, but they have certainly upped their game. The display on the DZ7086 is a bit on the small side, but this watch looks retro-licious, with a bright dual-color screen with both blue and green OLED phosphors.

The watch face has 4 different animations which go off randomly when you push one of the buttons on the side. How about a genuine black leather strap attached to the display with stainless steel lugs? Complete with the Diesel logo for those that are brand loyal.

LIP Mach 2000 Dark Master watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on March 25th, 2008

LIP Mach 2000 Dark Master watch
This LIP Mach 2000 Dark Master watch is retro-awesome. The design is pretty true to the original, with the movement updated with more-modern quartz tech. The future looks about the same now as it did in the 70′s. It has a bit of a 2001:A Space Odyssey feel to it and it would also be right at home in any old James Bond movie.

If the candy-colored stems aren’t to your liking, there are more subdued color schemes, which all look pretty amazing. The $520 price tag might scare you, but awesomeness has it’s price.

This watch does E-Ink for a nice display

Posted in Watches by Nino Marchetti on March 20th, 2008

eink-watch.jpgE Ink technology is slowly finding its way into many devices you use in your daily personal electronics interaction. One of the newest is a wristwatch which tells you the time digitally. It is on sale for around $250.

The E-Ink Display Watch use the E Ink technology to provide a crisp digital display which Think Geek says can be read “accurately and instantly from any angle.” There are 16 different display options, when you consider you can choose from four different dial looks, two different color options and digital time to date display.

Casio gets colorful, solar with G-Shock watches

Posted in Watches by Nino Marchetti on March 11th, 2008

Casio G-Shock G5500CCasio G-Shock watches have now apparently been around for some 25 years. The company has just rolled out another model – the Casio G-Shock G5500C – to join the product line and it prices at around $120.

The Casio G-Shock G5500C is available in three colors – red, green, white – and, like its predecessors, is shock resistant and also water resistant up to 200 meters. This particular G-Shock also draws its power from the sun via a built-in solar panel and rechargeable battery.

Diesel Multi Display watch looks tough

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on March 6th, 2008

Diesel Multi Display watch looks tough
This new watch from the Diesel Signature collection has a huge dial and features a chronograph as well as four miniature movements. It’s actually pretty nice looking and appears to be rugged at the same time, sporting a black genuine leather strap and stainless steel case, with stainless steel plates and Diesel screws.

The gunmetal sunray dials have a black logo, texture and applied silver indexes as well as a Mohican head insignia. The case size is 45mm wide x 58mm length x 15mm in height. It will cost you a whooping $595 which might make your heart jump a tad, but hey it’s water Resistant up to 3 ATM. Looks like Diesel is not just expensive at the pumps, but for your wrist as well.

Citizen Astrodea Celestial watch is awesome

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

Astrodea Celestial watch
To quote Dave Bowman from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, “My God, it’s full of stars!”. A whole watch face that looks like the cosmos? Count me in. The Astrodea collection from Citizen looks sweet. The watch face has a 35° view of the heavens as seen from the Northern Hemisphere, which rotates in real time, showing 1,109 stars and 169 cluster galaxies. It has other features that include measurements like equinox indications, constellation markers, location of the sun, solar position, sunrise and sunset times and the daily duration of sunshine. That might be too much info for me, I just dig the looks.

It comes in both a blue or gold face version, with stainless steel case and band with non-reflective sapphire glass. And since the face is so detailed, it even has a 10x magnifier for close-up inspection. Both versions are available for $585.

Gamblers slot-machine watch sells for $625,000

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

Ultimate gamblers slot-machine watch sells for $625,000
Wynn Las Vegas has sold this one of a kind watch by Girard-Perregaux, one of the oldest and most respected Swiss watch manufacturers in the world. The price? $625,000. The slot machine function is fully functional and fully mechanical. It’s activated by a lever arm on the side. The watch is known as the Vintage 1945 Jackpot Tourbillon. Yes, that’s a ton of money, but they don’t call it gambling for nothing.

This was no easy watch to make. It took nearly three-and-a-half years to develop from concept to production. In all, there are 501 pieces in the watch. Don’t be sad that you missed your chance at this beautiful watch though, the company plans to make 40 similar watches.

New cell phone watches by LG

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

New cell phone watches by LG
LG Electronics showed off their Watch Phone concept during the Mobile World Congress 2008. Apparently, they want us all to communicate Get Smart style in the future.

Not much is known about these at the moment, except that it supports voice recognition function by using Bluetooth, enabling users to make calls or send text messages without using a keypad. Check out the video after the jump. These are nice looking watches as far as the face goes and since they are from LG, I’m sure the quality would be better then others on the market. Unfortunately, these will likely never come to market. At least, not as they are. But we can hope.

Citizen Alterna Eco-Drive watch

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

Citizen Alterna Eco-Drive watch
Citizen’s Eco-Drive line of watches run on natural sunlight as well as any artificial light absorbed through the crystal and dial. They claim that it converts any kind of light into electrical energy and that runs the watch. As long as it gets regular exposure to light, the watch will continuously recharge itself for a lifetime. The Radio-Controlled aspect comes into play with the ability to have radio synchronization on demand, or you can let the watch do the synch automatically.

The Citizen Alterna VO10-6573H features a durable aluminum case and is water-proof up to 100m. The watch is 10.2mm thick and only weighs 104g, with an accuracy +/- 15 seconds a month . It’s got a nice eye catching design overall, which it better have, since it will cost you $339.

Turntable watch: vinyl on your wrist

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

vinyl on your wrist
Here’s a great watch for DJ’s or record enthusiasts that want to proclaim their undying love for vinyl. Designed by FludWatches, the TableTurns watch sports a face that looks like a miniature Technics 1200 turntable. The visual details are all there in retro glory, but it won’t play tiny records, much to my sadness.

The clock hands rotate, so in a way it may look as if the record is spinning…very slowly. Each watch ships in it’s own miniature flight case for added coolness. The watch comes with either a black leather or stainless steel band, and is available from TurntableLab for only $59.This is definitely one of the cooler watches out there right now. If it actually played tiny records, I’d be sold, but for now I’ll stick with hoping someone comes out with an actual mini iPod watch.

AlarMe watch alerts the hearing impaired

Posted in Concepts,Watches by Conner Flynn on January 15th, 2008

AlarMe watch alerts the hearing impaired
Here’s a great new concept watch from Nikita Golovlev that’s designed to assist the hearing impaired. It looks like a Sci-Fi wrist communicator, but it’s not made for talking. It will alert it’s wearer through vibrations if an alarm goes off in the area. This would be great not only for the hearing impaired, but for any elderly person who lives alone. It could easily save many lives.

It uses two built in multidirectional microphones that measure ambient sound levels. If the sound frequency changes the vibrations will go off, alerting the person of the alarm.