watches

1/4 watch can be yours for $85

1/4 watch can be yours for $85

Typically when we talk about watches that turn up on Yanko Design they are concepts that might be cool, but aren’t likely to make it to production so you can actually buy them. The Maze of Time watch is a good example of an interesting watch that you can’t buy.

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Watch3 – a design concept you can buy

Watch3 – a design concept you can buy

There have been hoards of new design concept watches lately, but only a few of them have been actual products you can buy. Most of them are just flights of fancy that look cool. Yanko Design has a watch called the Watch3 that looks like a concept with numbers printed on the back of a crystal that you can only really make out when the watch hand moves over them.

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Happy Hour Watch may be best gift ever for booze hounds

Happy Hour Watch may be best gift ever for booze hounds

I have been running across a bunch of strange and cool watches recently. The coolest, and most expensive, has to be the 4N watch that I ran across this week with mechanical operation and limited to only 16 pieces. A new watch today isn’t expensive and isn't handmade. The thing is called the Happy Hour Watch.

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4N analog watch looks digital and is very exclusive

4N analog watch looks digital and is very exclusive

Yesterday I talked about the cool Maze of Time concept watch that used different colors to show the time in digital numbers. The watch was cool, but it looks like a cheap hunk of junk next to the awesome N4 watch from French watch designer Francois Quentin.

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SlashGear Tokyoflash Giveaway!

SlashGear Tokyoflash Giveaway!

It's competition time again at SlashGear, and since we've had a few US-only giveaways recently we thought we'd throw open this latest one to readers worldwide. Tokyoflash have generously offered three watches from their distinctive line-up, and the winners will get to choose which model they prefer.

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Lurid retro Casio watches hit Tokyoflash

Lurid retro Casio watches hit Tokyoflash

If you're looking for distinctive watches then Tokyoflash is likely on your shortlist, and the company have just announced a few limited edition designs courtesy of Casio and Riki Watanabe.  The Casio range includes a re-release of their 80s Databank watches, only now in some eye-watering colors - together with the endearingly-chunky Casio Cubic Puzzle 3171 shown here.

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SeaHope take on Tokyoflash with touchscreen LED watch

If you thought these were Tokyoflash watches then hang your head in shame.  They’re actually the handiwork of fellow Japanese chronograph merchants SeaHope, and they differentiate their LED-encrusted designs by incorporating a discrete touchscreen.

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Orange UK releasing LG GD910 watch-phone on August 27th for £500 [Video]

Orange UK releasing LG GD910 watch-phone on August 27th for £500 [Video]

Orange UK have announced pricing for the LG GD910 touchscreen watch phone, the wrist-worn handset that went on sale in France earlier this month.  The handmade device will be priced at £500 ($826) and only available for a limited period; units will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Updated with video demo after the cut

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Orange LG GD910 watch phone gets video call demo

Orange LG GD910 watch phone gets video call demo

You can't accuse UK carrier Orange of under-promoting the upcoming LG GD910 watch phone; the wrist-worn video phone isn't expected to hit shelves until August, but they've released a demo clip of the device in action.  Nothing groundbreaking is on show, but it's still impressive to see a two-way video call on such a small handset.

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Distinctive Independent watches land at Tokyoflash

Distinctive Independent watches land at Tokyoflash

We're used to Tokyflash offering distinctive, dare we say bizarre watches, but while they work on their new line-up they're featuring some limited edition models from a fellow Japanese firm, Independent.  Four watches are on offer, with various sub-dials, gages and even some Tokyoflash-style hidden features.

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LG GD910 Watch Phone to get August Orange UK release

LG GD910 Watch Phone to get August Orange UK release

UK carrier Orange may not have secured the Palm Pre, but from the sound of it they don't really mind; their next high-end device is far more unusual than a simple slider smartphone.  The carrier has revealed that it will be exclusively offering LG's GD910 Watch Phone in the UK this August, complete with capacitive touchscreen and integrated video calling.

 

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LG GD910 watch phone begins shipping July

LG GD910 watch phone begins shipping July

LG have announced that their GD910 watch phone will begin shipping in Europe come July, initially on carrier Orange, before spreading to unnamed carriers in Asia, the Middle East, Australia and Latin America.  The LG GD910 has a 1.43-inch touchscreen LCD and supports 7.2Mbps HSDPA, video calls and media playback.

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