By marfdrat on December 6, 2012
This thing hooks up with your iPhone to alert you to incoming calls, and some other cool stuff. The CASIO G-SHOCK Bluetooth Low Energy Wireless Technology Watch GB-6900AA-1JF (Japan Import) is available at Amazon.
By marfdrat on October 21, 2012
This is the watch Felix Baumgartner wore for his amazing jump from the edge of space. With prices from $4,800 to $14,750, it’s definitely out of my price range, but it’s a striking piece. From Gear Patrol: Before 1969, chronographs were all hand-wound; the problem of integrating a self-winding mechanism into the tight space of [...]
By marfdrat on August 3, 2012
This is a fine-looking watch. At $3,495, it’s out of my price range, though. See more about it here
By marfdrat on June 8, 2012
Casio has about a dozen models in this Black Label series of their Edifice line. I liked this one a lot; the price is alright, too.
By marfdrat on May 11, 2012
The Luminox Men’s 8821.KM Recon Watch is a handsome-looking military watch, and in a price range I can deal with.
By marfdrat on February 17, 2012
Though I don’t exactly have a need for it (or, at $1000, the budget), the REACTOR 55907 Poseidon would be a nice watch to wear on occasion. Plus, it’s just a great looking watch.
By marfdrat on February 1, 2012
This one falls into the “in your wildest dreams you’d never spend this much money on a watch” category, but it’s a thing of beauty. The price is about $7,600. Oh well, one can always dream (wildly). Read more about it at IWC’s site
By marfdrat on December 30, 2011
I guess this is the inevitable progression for watches: they talk to your smartphone by Bluetooth. This one has some neat-looking features. Casio Japan is planning [JP] to roll out the G-SHOCK GB-6900 on March 16 next year, a wristwatch that connects to certain smartphones via Bluetooth LE (LE=low-energy, a standard that’s baked into Bluetooth 4.0). The device will [...]
By marfdrat on November 24, 2011
I like the look of this one. The price is pretty reasonable, too. Here are the specs from Watch Station: Case Size49 MM x 46 MM Case Thickness12 mmBand Width24 mm Water Resistant10 ATM Warranty2 Year International OriginImportedMovement:Chronograph – JS15/JP Get yours for $195; free shipping.
By marfdrat on October 28, 2011
I really like the look of this Human Time Project watch. It is imminently affordable at only $95, and looks to be a solid piece of timekeeping equipment. A great additional feature of this watch is the buy one/give one program that HTP is conducting: for every watch you buy, they will donate the identical [...]
By marfdrat on September 12, 2011
This one is pretty cool, and pretty simple. You tap the touch screen to turn the display on, swipe to choose the function, and tap the numbers to set the clock, alarm, or timer. When the time comes, the watch vibrates to let you know. $260. You can buy one here. Meet the Mutewatch from [...]
By marfdrat on September 5, 2011
Re-styled from the original Swiss Army watch, it’s got a bigger face, bigger hands, and an improved NATO band. At $295, it’s pretty reasonably priced. Find out where to buy it at the Victorinox site.
By marfdrat on July 25, 2011
This is a nice one, and not too pricey at $200. The digital altimeter has a range of -400 to 25,000 feet. Don’t care for the yellow band? You’ll find several models at Amazon. (via Gear Patrol)
By marfdrat on July 12, 2011
If you like your watches big and bad, then you’ll like the Super Bad Ass collection from Diesel. They’re big and bold, and bad ass and start at a pretty affordable $225. You can get great deals on Diesel SBA Watches here. As you can see in the pictures, they’re bad ass.
By marfdrat on June 24, 2011
I have a couple of Seiko Kinetic watches – I like them a lot, especially the Sportura. Here’s another Seiko that I like the looks of. These are available now at Amazon from the $300′s to the $500′s: Seiko Velatura Watches (via Gear Patrol)
By marfdrat on May 23, 2011
This is a cool looking watch, made of ceramic material, with a simple, no-frills digital face. You can buy it today only for $59.99 at Amazon: Kenneth Cole New York Men’s KC3982 Digi-Tech Digital Roller-Ball Black Ceramic Bracelet Watch
By marfdrat on May 22, 2011
From Uncrate: Produced in quantities of only around 150 of each, the watches are built with 316L surgical grade stainless steel, sapphire crystals, and MDV (“Maximum Darkness Visibility”) technology, a “special 6-layer application of Superluminova applied over a chemical coated white base, causing an incredibly bright luminescent light charge.” I think this post was from [...]
By marfdrat on April 15, 2011
This one is just too cool. Separate dials have the hours, minutes and seconds, and the time shows up in the oval at the 6 o’clock position. Plus, at $280, it’s actually in the realm of acquisition possibility for me. You can buy it at Watchismo, or in black (for a few dollars more) at [...]
By marfdrat on April 8, 2011
Stainless steel pilot chronograph with military styling. Case Diameter: 38mm exc crown, 42mm inc crown Dial Colour: black Case Material: 316L stainless steel Caseback: 316L stainless steel Crown: 316L stainless steel Water Resistance: 5 atm (50m/150ft) Battery: 395 / expected life around 40 months Glass: Hardened Mineral Glass Strap: 18mm NATO (Option of Black if [...]
By marfdrat on April 4, 2011
A intriguing-looking watch that has a lot of functionality: searches from the closest of 24 navigation satellites to set the day, date, and time, providing you with consistently accurate time the Eco-Drive system uses light to keep it powered world time function keeps you on tabs with the time in 26 cities ceramic and stainless [...]
By marfdrat on March 31, 2011
I like Casio watches in general. They’re usually pretty reasonably priced, solid and dependable. At $480, this one’s probably at the upper end of my affordability range. In addition to telling time, it has sensors that measure altitude, barometric pressure, temperature, and directions. It’s waterproof to 100 meters (like most people that buy one will ever [...]
By marfdrat on March 28, 2011
This is a supremely cool looking watch. It’s accurate to 1/1000 of a second (I’m not sure where that level of precision is necessary, but that’s beside the point – 1/1000 of a second!). The price hasn’t been announced yet, but I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to afford one. See more details at [...]