By marfdrat on July 3, 2014
On any given day about 2,500 flights cross the North Atlantic. From the ocean’s surface, it looks pretty quiet up there, but at 30,000 feet, it’s a different story. The folks at NATS (Britain’s air traffic control system) put together a visualization of all that traffic, and it looks amazing. North Atlantic Skies from NATS on Vimeo. Via Engadget
By marfdrat on April 29, 2014
Fascinating video showing the watchmaking process at NOMOS – Glashuette. I could watch stuff like this all day.
By marfdrat on December 12, 2013
I love the look of this watch – not too fancy; almost pedestrian – but solid and reliable. It’s a nice bonus that it’s assembled in the U.S. – good things do still come from Detroit, apparently.
By marfdrat on November 29, 2013
This is a fine looking watch. From Uncrate:
…with a stainless steel case coated in black PVD, a triple-coated, anti-reflective sapphire crystal, and water resistance down to ten atmospheres, these watches definitely live up to their name. They feature self-winding swiss mechanical movement, luminous hands and hour markers, a nylon strap with a deployant clasp, and a four-blade-rotor second hand alluding to the Cougar AS 532 helicopter.
By marfdrat on August 22, 2013
Yeah, at $10,000, it’s never gonna see my wrist, but a guy can dream, right? From Uncrate:
See more at Breitling.com
By marfdrat on August 15, 2013
I’ve always liked the G-Shock series from Casio (I’m wearing one right now). This one looks really nice -made of metal instead of resin- but appears it will be out of my price range at the moment. Here are details from Casio’s G-Shock site:
By marfdrat on June 21, 2013
Definitely out of my price range, but man that’s a handsome watch. Allows you to adjust the local time, date and city by twisting the crown. Available in 18k gold or stainless steel, starting at $11,200. Breitling (photo via Uncrate)
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.
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).
By marfdrat on December 30, 2011
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 be compatible with the Medias LTE N-04D Android phone from NEC (to be released next year) and NEC’s Medias PP N-01D.