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DRx Bamford – Army Vs. Navy Watches

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Famed “cultural clothing alchemist” Dr. Romanelli and Bamford Watch Department have partnered up to release the Army Vs. Navy Rolex collection, featuring iconic characters Beetle Bailey on a Submariner and Popeye the Sailor on a Yachtmaster. Both watches come in a special carrying case marked as ‘Army Supplies’ or ‘Navy Supplies’, for Beetle and Popeye respectively, and included with the watch is a custom comic strip true to the property.

Just One Eye – $24,490

Just One Eye – $32,390 (Out Of Stock)


Vannen Walkers 2.0 Watch

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Vannen has released the ‘Walkers 2.0’ watch, which features imagery from Robert Kirkman’s highly successful graphic novel series ‘The Walking Dead’. It features a 43mm matte white plastic case, 22mm wide, sandwich style strap, and 3 hand Japanese quartz movement; nothing tactical about this watch folks, just something fun to own.

The ‘Walkers 2.0’ is limited to 600 pieces and the packaging is signed by Kirkman so it could be considered a collectable. Also of note is the watch is water resistant up to 10 meters, although Vannen still recommends keeping it away from water.

You can purchase one at vannenwatches.com – Walkers 2.0

CES 2012 – G-Shock GB-6900

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Casio’s latest offering in the G-Shock line of watches is the GB-6900. It’s the first in the line to use Bluetooth Low Energy Wireless Technology, which is really Newspeak for this thing will be studying your daily habits to better plan the eventual machine takeover. All joking aside, it’s a pretty useful bit of hardware.

It connects to most smartphones to automatically adjust and correct its own display time and includes an alert signal that notifies the user of incoming calls and messages. Any ring alerts and vibration can be stopped by tapping a button on the watch. Similarly, phone alarm and vibration functions can be activated with a button press if the phone is misplaced. The Bluetooth signal features a data transfer rate is abound 1 Mbps with a signal range of 2m and a 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard.

As a watch, the GB-6900 isn’t too shabby either. It has five independent daily alarms, a stopwatch, countdown timer, and display options for 35 time zones in 100 cities, including Coordinated Universal Time and the option to enable Daylight Savings Time. Like other G-Shock models, it has a shock-resistant body and is rated for immersion up to 200 meters of water. A battery life of approx. 2 years is provided by a single CR2032 disk battery, assuming the communication function is used for only 12 hours per day. It’ll be available in Japan in March. The USA, and presumably everyone else, will get it by the end of the year.


0’Clock Camo Watches

Monday, November 7th, 2011

The 0’Clock Watches are Italian-made time pieces with a simplified design: the clock face features no numbers and has a Woodland camo design. What they lack in detail they make up in customization. The time piece is easily removed from its silicon band and can be placed in similar bands of varying colors and sizes. Each 0’Clock watch also comes in a sealed can with a pop-top lid, an amusing feature that mimics opening a can of food. 0’Clock Camo Watches can be purchased from Tactical Distributors.

Tacticaldistributors.com – 0’Clock Watch


“Son Of A Gun” Watch

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

It just so happens that a large number of high-end watch collectors also love firearms. To celebrate this trend, Yvan Arpa for ArtyA introduced the first in a collection of firearms inspired time pieces, the “Son of a Gun” watch. Within a Stainless steel grade 316 case is the bezel and inner dial which looks like a target sight while the body contains six actual 6mm Flobert bullets wrapped in copper wire. Three .38 Special cartridges comprise part of the back plate. The watch also features ballistic style straps and is water resistant up to 50 meters. No word on pricing, but something this stylized can’t run cheap.

artya.luxuryartpieces.com – “Son of a Gun” Watch

Urwerk UR-1001 Zeit Device

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

I’ve said before I’m a sucker for a good-looking watch, but the Ur-1001 Zeit Device practically transcends such a simple description. Beneath the sleek exterior made from non-magnetic ARCAP alloy lies indicators for all manner of measurements. It features and/or tracks satellite hours, retrograde minutes, a day/night indicator, running seconds, a power reserve indicator, a revolving satellite calendar displaying months plus date, an oil change indicator, a 100-year indicator and a 1000-year indicator. That’s right, it’s very easily designed to outlive any potential owners simply by how long it’s meant to track time. The cost? Roughly 430,000 USD. Is it limited edition? You better believe it: only 8 are available for purchase, starting in October. At that price and rarity, it was obviously meant for men with riches far beyond what most of us have available. Just the same, if given the chance to own one of these I think I’d still stick with my G-Shock. I feel it’s more functional and since it’s digital I don’t have to wind it.

urwerk.com – UR-1001

Porsche Design P’6520 Compass Watch

Monday, August 1st, 2011

I’m a sucker for a good-looking watch, even more if it’s limited edition, and the P’6520 Compass Watch fits that bill nicely. Based on an original design created by Professor Ferdinand Porsche in 1978, the P’6520 is constructed from lightweight, Black-PVD coated titanium. In addition to its sleek, all-black look, the watch features a flip-up dial that reveals a removable compass, giving it a bit more functionality beyond just a timepiece. The sad news, it’s limited to just 911 pieces. Combine that with the cost of anything from Porsche Design brand and you’re looking at spending a pretty penny.

Hat Tip: http://www.acquiremag.com/style/watches/porsche-design-p6520-compass-w.php


No Fossil Meta Watch For You (Until August)!

Friday, July 15th, 2011

These are the the Fossil Meta Watches, a pair of hi-tech timepieces, either in analog/digital hybrid or full digital with a larger memory-in-pixel LCD, that use Texas Instrument’s CC2560 Bluetooth radio to allow the user to access their email, check weather forecasts, and Facebook updates, among other features. Too bad they won’t be out until next month. This news came straight from Bill Geiser, vice president of Fossil Watch Technology, himself in response to a tweet by a curious customer. The delay is a shame, but either Meta Watch is cool enough to warrant the wait.

Hat Tip: Engadget.com

Casio G-Shock X-Large Military Play Set Limited Edition Watch

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

With its mix of olive drab, coyote and khaki coloring, the G-Shock Military Play Set LE Watch looks very much like a tactical watch, and its ruggedness and large volume of features help to further this claim. The Military Play G-Shock is shock resistant, water resistant up to 200M, features a high-intensity LED and a large digital display area. Its powered by a CR2025 battery with an approximate life of 7 years. It can be programed to display up to four different cities’ times, from a list of 48 cities spanning 31 time zones, with city code display and full DST support. Additionally, this watch also features 5 independent alarms, a stopwatch that measures down to 1/100th of a second, a countdown timer that measures down to 1/10th of a second, and a full auto calender (pre-programmed until the year 2099). Of course, it can also display local time in either a 12 or 24 hour format that is accurate to within +/- 15 seconds per month.

And before you ask, yes. You also get the cool G-Shock action figure as part of the package.

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