Apple Watch arrives in April as 'most advanced timepiece ever created'
Why would I deliberately attach an active radio transmitter to my wrist? Call me a Luddite if you Basic stuff like an analog Seiko model I got on sale for $80, or a digital watch that also lights up, with date, stopwatch, and alarm features ...
March 9, 2015
Five Pretty Good Video Game Clocks
This weekend, most people in North America are celebrating daylight saving by setting their clocks ahead an hour. Well, not “celebrating” so much as “being required to observe,” but either way, you're probably going to have to mess with a clock in the ...
March 7, 2015
Install a New Head Unit, Clean Your Fuel System, and More Deals
Both the dark and light model feature an LED alarm clock on the front that seems to glow straight through the wood, and Bluetooth speaker built into the sides. The slightly more expensive dark one adds a USB charging port, and even NFC for easier ...
October 24, 2014
$20 Creeper, Prepare Your Driveway for Winter, and More Deals
View discussion >>. Not impressed with smart watches yet? Me either. Luckily, these attractive Seikos are marked down to $70, today only. These styles are exclusive to Amazon, and normally sell for $120 or more. [Seiko Watches, $70] Lighting 8.2 ...
October 14, 2014
Before the Apple Watch: A history of smartwatches, in pictures
As a Microsoft exec said at the time: "Imagine how handy it would be to have a travel alarm clock that, in addition to telling time very accurately and auto-adjusting to time-zones, could also wake you to your favorite WMA-encoded music, display ...
September 8, 2014
Walter Reed, of Enid, reported sometime between 5 p.m. Oct. 5 and 3:30 p.m. Oct. 8, someone entered a residence in the 400 block of North Davis, damaging the door, and took an antique radio, free-standing heater, gate latch and lock. Estimated value ...
October 25, 2014
I want a smarter watch, not a smartwatch
The Apple Watch can apparently be flipped around so the crown is on the left. That's a big advantage of having an electronic display. Speaking of smartwatches, there are probably a couple other features I'd be happy to borrow from them. An alarm I ...
September 11, 2014
Now I wanted a watch that was a little different. Since we live in an area that has tornadoes watches and warnings, and the fun and excitement of a twister close by at least twice a year, I thought that I would get a little “bug out”, survival kit ready. So, I purchased this watch for the solar power, atomic time keeping and the digital compass. I did not know about the “Strap” that the watch had. I was a little disappointed at first till I noticed that the strap comes on and off with no special tools. These straps are called “NATO Straps”. These watchbands are for sale all over the internet and Amazon actually has some decent ones on their web site, but I wanted something a little custom some I got some let over leather strips (you need to work leather for this one) Strained the... After awhile you loose the hair and there is no more pulling, but the strap that comes with the watch does not do that, and the watch band lets your wrist “breath” because the band goes between your skin and the metal on the back of the watch. And the temp is pretty good if the watch is off your wrist.
The watch is absolutely beautiful and does appear black at lower light levels. Easy set up and I have a similar large Seiko the SKX007 dive watch. In comparison this SSC231 has a larger face crystal to read and does not sit up as high on your wrist as my Seiko dive watch and not as heavy. This watch reminds of a flat disk with a band attached, lays flat to your wrist. Also all the specs on this watch it says the lugs are 20mm apart, not true at all. I have 3 other Seikos one 20mm, one 18mm and the dive watch is 22mm lug width also. If you don’t mind a larger type watch this baby is easy to read and classy looking, almost too classy for wear on my job. Typical Seiko fit, finish and quality control. Have worn a Rolex GMT Master for over thirty years, plus a number of Seikos, and still wear them. I’ve always said if you want to know what time it really is, wear a Seiko. Compare Seiko SSC231 Sport with similar products and specs: Diesel Analog-Quartz Dial Dz7311. Mineral Crystal, Date Display, Chronograph Function, 4 Time Zone Display Stainless Steel Case, Leather Strap, Regular Connect Type Clasp Precise Japan...
Comments: First of all, for those of you that don’t know, the Seiko SKX007/009 are essentially the spiritual successor to the Seiko 6xxx diver’s watches that were so popular as tool watches in the Vietnam War era. It uses a Seiko 7S26 automatic movement which is a decent reliable movement with only a few drawbacks – more on that later. I’ve only had this particular watch for a few hours, so I can’t speak to the accuracy of this watch in particular, but I’ve been wearing a Seiko 5 with the same movement for months now and other than it running slightly fast (not unusual for an... So as to this watch – let me tell you all the little, niggling things I don’t like about it, so you can make an educated purchase. First of all, the 7S26, unlike the Swiss ETA 2824-2 in my other dive watch (which, to be fair, cost about 5x as much) cannot be hand wound, nor does it “hack. ” What that means is, when you pull the crown out to the time setting position, the seconds hand keeps running, so you cannot synchronize it to the second with a time source such as a top of the hour beep on the radio, an “atomic” clock (really a... Dive watches aren’t just for diving, they make the best beater watches because they are built.
Why Are Alarm Clocks Still a Thing?
So why do so many people still refrain from using one of the most basic features of their phone, the alarm clock? For some reason, there are a lot of people who still prefer a low-tech, digital alarm ... they use either a clock radio or an alarm clock.
April 10, 2015
Rich Warren: Grace Mondo radio is the way to go
It plays nearly every digital audio format available as well as ... WiFi network and supports all available forms of encryption. The clock radio portion with five alarms and snooze alarm works like any good clock radio. Awake to anything the radio can ...
April 9, 2015
2014 GMC Terrain SLE-2
Digital Audio Input;In-Dash single CD player;IntelliLink;MP3 player;Audio System Premium Brand: IntelliLink;Audio System Premium Brand Speakers: Pioneer;SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite Radio;Radio Data System;SiriusXM Satellite Radio(TM);Speed Sensitive Audio ...
March 25, 2015