How to Kill an $18 Skmei Creative Large Face LED Backlight Analog Quartz Simple Sport Wrist Watch for Men

The Skmei Creative Mens Watches Large Face LED Backlight Analog Quartz Simple Sport Wrist Watch for Men “is made from ABS plastic and costs less than 20 bucks,” Paul Strauss writes at technobob.com, “so I’m guessing this watch isn’t going to give your Rolex a run for its money, but it does look cool, and if it ever dies, you can just use it to give yourself a long look in the mirror.” And when you press the “light” button the mirror face disappears and . .
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Tales of the Arabian Nights Genie: Which Watch?

I can’t stand seeing people not wearing a watch. It’s just not right. Hanging out at Austin’s Casa di Montecristo cigar bar, I hurf with a number of enormous humans: former football and basketball players and the occasional Professional Wrestler. Their wrists resemble my neck. The sword-wielding genie above suffers the same anatomical challenge. So . . .

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Kickstarter Watches Are On Fire! Except This One

 

Kickstarter has kicked off a watchmaking renaissance. OK, yes, they’re all exercises in repackaging someone else’s movements. And? And horophiles are so enthusiastic about the prospective products that some Kickstarter watchmakers fund themselves in hours. Yeah, well, not Tempus Capio . . . Continue reading “Kickstarter Watches Are On Fire! Except This One”

Braun AW 10: Minimalism is a Bitch

It’s a hard to be a minimalist watch designer. The more you take out of a design, the more important each element becomes. As does the relationship between the elements. Have a look at the resurrected Braun AW 10 watch above. Notice . . .

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Christoper Ward C60 Apex Limited Edition Partially Skeletonized Dive Watch: New

Five years after releasing a watch with their SH21 movement, Christopher Ward is still the only British watchmaker selling its own in-house caliber. Someone call Timex! Meanwhile, Christopher Ward’s making 100 C60 Apex dive watches. To partially skeletonize the piece, CW had to stop waving the Union Jack and call Switzerland . . .

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