Do Men Still Crave Status Watches?
Some may argue that with a clock on every smartphone and mini computers on many wrists, no one needs a mechanical watch. But needs In 2001, Brian Monaco was a 28-year-old talent agent, working with the cast of MTV's “The Real World” for a national ...
November 4, 2015
How to Buy a Luxury Watch on a Budget
Older watches priced at six- and seven-figures often grab headlines but those “vintage” decades were peak production times for the industry, making the selection of affordable timepieces sizable. You can find nice surprises under $5,000 (stick to ...
December 10, 2015
I Bought a Dumb Watch to Rescue Me From My Phone
I'm 34 years old, and I'm wearing a watch every day for the first time in my life. No, I haven't discovered the joys of midlife I use my smartphone to tell the time. It's reflexive, at this point; pull phone from pocket, unlock, check clock. This ...
August 8, 2015
Can the Swiss Watchmaker Survive the Digital Age?
When Swiss companies declined to make quartz devices, inexpensive Japanese watches from companies like Seiko became popular around the world. The “quartz crisis” killed off so many Swiss watchmakers that by the end of “If a young man, young woman ...
June 3, 2015
Sergey Shubenkov, hot hurdler from a cold climate
I was sleeping on the start line and it was like the starting pistol was an alarm clock. As a general result, though, it worked. I felt like a hero that I could wrestle out that performance.” The next evening, Shubenkov returned for the semi-final and ...
September 8, 2015
Cigarettes, Space Invaders and the birth of the game watch
These toys started out as small rectangular devices, each about the size of a credit card, that included a clock, an alarm and a single game on an LCD screen. The early games usually relied on one or two buttons for . Garrick Laing, who runs a ...
December 8, 2015
Epson Runsense SF-810 review
Highs. Monitors heart rate; Water resistant to 50 meters; Vibration alarm; Tappable watch face to switch screens; Customizable interval training settings Epson, or as it is more officially known Seiko Epson, has been manufacturing watches in Japan ...
September 21, 2015
11 Alarm Clocks for Starting the Day Right
Many people are happy to use their smartphones as their alarm clocks, but that won't work for everyone. Some users don't have smartphones—or are minimally tech-proficient and only know how to use them for limited purposes. Others choose to follow the ...
March 5, 2015
Top 10 Bizarre Alarm Clocks From Japan That Could Wake Godzilla
Step right up and welcome to the cuteness that is the Singing Dog Alarm Clock! This is no mere novelty clock as it's made by Seiko (though it displays the ... When the alarm goes off it sounds like an old-school Bell telephone. Pick up the tough ABS ...
June 4, 2014
Teltime B 17 Flying Fortress Alarm Clock with Sound and Lights
World War II in Color: A flock of U.S. Navy Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers over the Midway Atoll during 1943. Serving primarily on the carriers Yorktown, Hornet, and Enterprise. They saw action in the Battle of Coral Sea, Battle of Midway (sinking 4 ...
May 16, 2014
WobL Smartphone Stand And Alarm App For iPhone Ensure You’ll Snooze Forever
I have an iPhone, and like most adult humans I imagine, I use that as my alarm clock in place of one of those quaint old-fashioned pieces of dedicated hardware we used to use. But it’s not always ideal: you can’t just smash a button to get it to stop ...
January 20, 2014
10 Conversation Starting Tabletop Clocks
1 This Vintage Russian Alarm ... Clock is made from recycled paper pulp and is a modern take on the classic mantel clock. • 7 George Nelson's Ceramic Clock was designed in the early 1950's but only recently went into production by Vitra. • 8 The Seiko ...
February 14, 2012
Retro Modern Wood Clock
Carefully crafted from maple wood, Bit Clock tends to answer this question by telling you a time with cheerfully colourful hands and a built-in certified Seiko movement. A truly simple yet refreshingly-happy play on time, Bit clock ... Bit- mini clock ...
May 1, 2011
Seiko Brings Back Their Famous Talking Pyramid Clock
The year was 1984: Ronald Regan was president, the Macintosh computer was born, and Seiko’s talking Pyramid Talk clock was all the rage. If you missed it the first time around, now is your chance to score an updated version.
December 24, 2009