watches

100% LED watch

100% LED watch

Studio 100% have been showing off this new LED watch at Tokyo Design Week 2008, with hidden LEDs that shine through the gunmetal links of the bracelet.  It manages to look both modern and retro at the same time, probably because of the nixie tube orange color.

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DIY Open-Source Calculator Watch

DIY Open-Source Calculator Watch

It says a lot about me, I suppose, but when I was younger I thought a calculator-watch was possibly the coolest thing you could have on your wrist.  Pro-electronics engineer David Jones obviously feels the same way, as he's replaced his broken Casio CFX-400 scientific calculator watch with a DIY μWatch based on a 16-bit microprocessor, two-line 16-character display and full keypad.

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Day&Night watch is no timepiece

Day&Night watch is no timepiece

If you're looking for a new watch, the Day&Night by Romain Jerome isn't exactly going to be your first choice. It's not because it isn't cool looking. It's pretty awesome, actually. There's just one problem. It doesn't tell time.

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Casio G-Shock G8100A-5 goes for an antique look

Casio G-Shock G8100A-5 goes for an antique look

Just because you love the latest gadgets doesn’t mean you have to forfeit more traditional designs. And if you love antiques, you can still get that priceless look from modern tech. Case in point, the Casio G-Shock G8100A-5. This wrist watch is made from bronze-colored aluminum and has a perforated resin band, giving it a rustic appeal. Some may define it as “steampunk” but I wouldn’t quite agree with that. For me, steampunk requires gears, mechanisms, steam and other Victorian tech. Just because something looks old, doesn’t mean it’s steampunk. But I digress.

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Giant watch becomes a very strange table

Giant watch becomes a very strange table

Watches are a dying breed, we have enough gadgets that we already carry anyway that we don't need to have one on our wrist. That is unless you just enjoy it as a fashion accessory. Well now you can have a watch table, just in case you're feeling a bit sentimental about your long lost watch phase.

Tokyoflash stainless steel S-Mode Oberon watch

Tokyoflash stainless steel S-Mode Oberon watch

Despite the fact that they're, generally, frustratingly difficult to tell the time from, I do have a soft spot for Tokyoflash watches. One of the company's more recent designs, the Oberon, has been diving in and out of stock for a while now, but they're celebrating a return to availability with the launch of a new, stainless steel variant. The S-Mode Oberon SS uses three rings of blue LEDs to indicate date and time.

Microsoft drop SPOT watch project

Microsoft drop SPOT watch project

Microsoft are quietly pulling the plug on their SPOT watch project, which aimed to bring real-time weather and schedule updates to the wrists of the populace. According to Microsoft's Jon Canan, the technology will no longer be built into any new watches, and the most recent examples have sold out. However, the MSN Direct service itself will continue, meaning anybody still wanting to use their SPOT watch will be able to for the foreseeable future.