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Ritot: The First Ever Projection Watch

Ritot is a cool swerve on the traditional wristwatch, possessing a modern edge that is both stylish and more convenient than working out how late it is based on minute-, hour-, and second-hands. With Ritot, you place the band around your wrist, like you would with a normal watch. However, instead of looking at the face for what time it is, you can just see it for yourself right on the back of your hand, thanks to the internal projection system. But that’s not all Ritot does. It also helps you to stay on top of things with vibrating notifications, messages Read More

Tesoro Automatic Mechanical Watch: No Batteries Needed, Ever

If you believe a wrist watch is about individual expression as much as it is time — if you think it should be an extension of your personality rather than a fancy “smart” thingy, then you’ll want to check out the Tesoro automatic mechanical wristwatch. This piece of function artwork for your wrist has more beauty than the folks at Apple and Android will ever be able to recreate. Now, Tesoro means “treasure,” and once you get a look at these specs you’ll understand why that’s the name. With Tesoro, you get a 3D multi-layered, multi-textured dial with an open Read More

Vincero Watches Built From The Roman Empire (Well, Sort Of)

Vincero’s automatic watches are uniquely crafted from Italian Marble, which has been incorporated into the dials for a luxury timepiece unlike any other. As the company tells us, this is the exact same kinds of marble used to carve the Statue of David and build the Roman Empire. In that vain, these go well beyond simple wristwatch status to a full-blown work of art. The first three limited release styles will be coming soon to Kickstarter. The company says they’ve chosen this path to remove unnecessary steps in the distribution and retail processes and keep costs down. With each dial Read More

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Recon 6 Watch: World’s First 14-In-1 Multitool Watch

Recon 6 Watch is a watch with the survivalist in mind, offering 14 tools in a single unit, including a Compass, Signal, Can Opener, Fire Starter, Whistle, and Cutting Tool. Arizona-based creator survivalist Tim Ralston set out to make the most multifaceted utility watch you’ll ever own, and we feel he has succeeded. Life in the great outdoors is no fashion show, but this tough and rugged accessory can make things a lot easier and may even save your life. Ralston says he created the Recon 6 Watch to tackle the unexpected and perform multiple tasks. This cross between the Read More

If Your Watch Is A REC, That’s A Good Thing

REC Watches offer a simple but unique concept for their collection of timepieces: they identify “forgotten icons” and recycle those directly for the components. The result is that each and every REC Watch is not only completely unique from a visual standpoint, but it’s also embedded with the story of the particular object that has been recycled. The company has just launched its first collection, which is based on the classic Morris Mini, and the watches have been designed to subtly refer to the vehicle’s iconic design, thus taking this classic car on a journey from “wreck” to “REC,” by Read More

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Android, Apple, Take Notes: This Should Be Your SmartWatch

Gabor Balogh is the mind behind this exquisite design for the smartwatch that Android and Apple designers should be working feverishly to produce. As most of you know, the smartwatches that are out there at present have an annoying knack for announcing to the world, “Look at me, I’m a smartwatch!” Few of them (if any) look like the real deal. Balogh’s clean reimagining of the smartwatch allows for numerous features while keeping a simple and striking design that could very well fool your friends into thinking it’s a sophisticated timepiece instead of a cheap knockoff. Balogh brought his designs Read More

You Need A Yes Man

There are a plethora of wristwatches on the market — even a significant amount on Kickstarter, where we found Yes Man — but few of them hit their funding goals as quickly as this one almost has. (Still 30 days left in the cycle, and just $2,300 to go!) Part of what makes Yes Man stand out is its innovative strap design. Like many watches, the company uses leather for an elegant look, but they’ve forgone the traditional hole fasteners for a series of slots that reduce wear and tear and offer the perfect fit no matter what your wrist Read More

Pebble Steel: The EInk Smartwatch Gets An Upgrade

Pebble makes a fine looking watch, of that there’s no doubt. When the initial product launched via Kickstarter and managed to rack up seven figures before its closing date, it was only a matter of time before the company started planning the followup. Well, this being CES 2014 week, what better time than the present to debut the Pebble Steel. The screen is smaller, but the elegant eInk screen is still there along with a metal body that makes this thing look a lot more watch-like. On the sides there is a metal connector and tactile metal buttons to add Read More

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