Will the Apple Watch Eclipse the Classic Swiss Watch?
WILL SHE BE, like, “Huh?” Lately, I've been thinking about how my daughter will react when I eventually give her one of my impressively fancy mechanical watches, the first of which I received from my parents when I graduated from college. She's only ...
April 16, 2015
Why a Just-Smart-Enough Watch Is Better Than an Apple Watch
Neatest Trick: Activate its compass mode and the second hand will point due north while the digital display shows the cardinal direction that the watch's 12 o'clock position is facing. There's also a digital thermometer, five alarms, a stopwatch and a ...
March 12, 2015
Boutique Brands in Japan Keep Independent Watchmaking Alive
In a market dominated by industrial-scale watchmakers such as Seiko, Citizen and Casio, a handful of niche businesses fight to keep the tradition of Japanese independent watchmaking alive. Dedegumo is one. Others include the high-tech Tokyoflash; ...
November 5, 2014
Timex T49971 watch, Binatone Brick: Big, chunky look is in
I have been wearing a Timex quartz watch from the Timex Expedition Global Shock Collection and take my word, it really is a head-turner. The T49971, which is shock resistant to ISO Standards, features a 48 mm case (today, a 42 mm watch is considered ...
December 18, 2014
A Simpler Time for Men's Watches
JUST AS Silicon Valley is making a play for men's wrists with the anticipated iWatch and its kin, a decidedly more analog revolution is afoot in the higher echelons of horology. After a decade of muscular dominance, feature-packed sports watches and ...
July 27, 2014
Ready for iWatch? Look What Came Before It
Apple's iWatch is about so much more than just keeping time. Assuming the device amounts to more than just rumor, this device and other smartwatches like it, such as the Pebble or Samsung's Galaxy Gear, are so far removed from simple time-keeping ...
April 14, 2014
Up Close With Casio's Latest Edifice Surf Watch
With summer coming and surf season in full swing, I thought I'd take a closer look at the Casio EMA100-1AV Edifice watch with tide graph and moon-phase data. Casio is best The watch has a number of basic features, including stopwatch, timer and ...
June 16, 2013
Assuming the device amounts to more than just rumor, this device and other smartwatches like it, such as the Pebble or Samsung's Galaxy Gear, are so far removed from simple time-keeping instruments as to almost merit a category of device all their... But just how did humans get from telling time from the positioning of the sun to checking the time while reading a text, listening to music and monitoring distance traveled during a jog. The sundial precedes other methods of telling time, but it was later followed by the water clock, which also led to the invention of the first alarm clock. More precise methods of measuring time, such as the candle clock or the hourglass, would soon follow. None of these held much promise of affording a portable method of telling time, at least not until the invention of the first mechanical clock. 12 Eye-Opening Alarm Clocks. Prior to the invention of the pocket watch, the best time-keeping device available was the mechanical clock, a precise instrument that was first built in the 11th century. The earliest mechanical clocks were large and built into religious establishments like churches and cathedrals. As mechanical clocks grew more precise, minute and, later, second hands were added.
With summer coming and surf season in full swing, I thought I’d take a closer look at the Casio EMA100-1AV Edifice watch with tide graph and moon-phase data. Casio is best known for its G-Shock line of beefy (and some would say ugly) plastic sports watches, so this steel-cased model is a departure for the brand. Casio announced the watch in April and it is on sale now for $250. So what’s special about the EMA100. ” The face is quite dark and the two LED registers — one at 6 o’clock and one at 2 o’clock — are reflective and nearly invisible in low light. The Edifice line uses polished metals to great effect, giving what would be a normal, albeit rugged, quartz piece a bit of class. The watch has a number of basic features, including stopwatch, timer and alarm. Most important for the water-bourne among us are the tide indicators that show the time to next high tide as well as a high/low tide indicator at 11 o’clock. There is also a moon-phase graph at four o’clock. The Edifice line is Casio’s reaction to Seiko’s classier Sportura line of metal and rubber sports watches and so it is aimed at a different, more refined market.
Rugged Accurate Full-featured Night readable Multiple time zones Wearable in both business and sport situations As with most of the G-Shock watches, the G-Aviation Multi-Mission Combi came packed in a nice, hexagonal tin with manual, instructions,... Solar powered (6mo battery life) Multi-Band Atomic Timekeeping Shock- and water-resistant (200m) Luminescent hands and LED backlight 4 alarms, countdown timer, stopwatch (1/100sec) World time functions for 29 time zones w/ DST As far as size goes,... The GW3500B has three digital readouts and three analog displays. The upper digital display is alphanumeric and displays either the day of week or a second time zone. At the one o’clock position is a mode indicator for the sound, alarms, and light settings. At the three o’clock position is a 12-hour, single-hand, analog display for the second time zone. The bottom digital readout is for date or stopwatch, and it can display a third time zone. The nine o’clock analog display shows the mode of the watch and the charge of the internal battery.