James Bond’s Apple Watch

In the No Time to Smile (a.k.a., You Only Quip Twice), British secret service agent James Bond wears an OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300M. The MI5 boffin known as [non-LGBT] Q modifies the watch to emit a low-level EMP. Commander Bond uses the transient electromagnetic disturbance to get through a locked door. Ho-hum . . .

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NIXOID NEXT NIXED – OR NOT

“Dear sponsor, as you know, the bank has blocked the funds received for the production of watches,” the [aspiring] makers of the NIXOID NEXT watch write. “The reason for blocking is absolutely absurd.” Who’d have guessed that a Kickstarter micro-brand could fail to deliver a watch to their backers? How many people got sucked in? According to NIXOID’s KS web page . . .

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Gold Rolex – World’s Most Dangerous Watch?

“No other watch can trigger such a flood of polarising emotions that range from searing envy to sanctimonious disdain,” an anonymous editor writes at timeandtidewatches.com. “A gold Rolex isn’t just a watch, it’s a divisive psychodrama with more baggage than a luggage carousel.” In other words, it’s bling. Some people like bling. Some don’t. Does that make a gold Rollie “the world’s most divisive watch”? I guess. More importantly . . .

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Buceador Caribe by Cuervo y Sobrinos

I love all my children the same, but differently. Same goes for my favorite watch brands. Sinn’s humorless dedication to tool watch indestructibility floats my boat. Grand Seiko flicks my Bic because they’re perfect. Cuervo y Sobrinos earns my admiration with their combination of minimalism, dial texture and, most of all, color. Not all of their watches hew (hue?) to that description, but the new Buceador Caribe does. That said, one of these things is not like the other . . .

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