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I think that the world is divided into two different groups – one that purchases watches as a practical device to tell the current time, while the other group would be one that picks up watches as a form of investment. You know for sure that one loves to invest in watches if you come across someone who truly believes in Patek Philippe’s marketing slant that one does not merely own a Patek Philippe, but rather, looks after it for the next generation. Well, if you do not have the kind of fat bank account to purchase luxury watches for keepsake and hopefully sell them off at a far higher price sometime down the road, then you would do well to check out the new range of watches from Tom Dixon under the Eclectic Collection, and the name of the collection itself is epitomized by the kind of timepieces which were rolled out.
The trio of new watches that were designed by Tom Dixon is extremely unique, due to the fact that each item has been crafted from honest, resilient and heavyweight materials including copper, marble, cast iron, and wood among others. Clearly inspired by British heritage, Tom Dixon has a penchant for choosing his products very carefully, and the Block Watches this time around intend to add an air of excitement to the collection – in addition to value, of course.
The Square Case itself has been stamped from a block of pure stainless steel, using the most minimal of components and yet having a great impact with the assuredness that heads will turn your way whenever you wear one of his timepieces. After all, the square case is a surefire method of attracting attention thanks to its unusual look, with Swiss movement within to make it as reliable as possible. All numerals on the dial have been deep etched, and they remain clearly visible to boot, while the dial itself is encased within a crystal face for clear visibility and protection simultaneously. If you are on the lookout for a truly unique timepiece, then you will not go too wrong with Tom Dixon’s offerings.
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Tom Dixon’s new watches under the Eclectic Collection
You might have grown up wanting to be a Jedi Master always, but somehow or rather, the amount of midi-chlorians in your body have proved to be insufficient to let you enrol in the Jedi Temple and begin your training as a padawan. Well, if you want to show the world that you still have it in you to be a Jedi Knight one day, then it would be wise to invest in the $49.95 Motion Clock Radio.
Of course, this will run on electric power and a myriad of electronics as well as sensors underneath the hood, so this is good enough only to fool those who live on backwater planets, where they have absolutely no idea on how electronics work. As for the lightsaber, you might not have the knowledge to construct one of your own, but surely you can call up someone from Hasbro to send you one! The Motion Clock Radio no longer requires you to fumble around to look for the snooze button, where all you need to do is wave your hand over it and it will snooze. Need to check the time or temperature? Wave your hand one more time. Pretty cool, no?
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Motion Clock Radio
Waking up in the mornings can be rather difficult to do, especially when you happen to have a sleepless night before that. Of course, it does not help that you have a highly stressful job to attend to each weekday. I suppose having the right kind of alarm clock might do the trick, as some of us tend to sleep through the ringing of the alarm. Enter the £28.99 Flip Alarm Clock, which as its name suggests, is flippin’ brilliant, coming in blue, lime, purple, and red colors.
The Flip Alarm Clock is so easy to use, that it does away with the need for complicated settings and control panels. Not only that, it comes in a lightweight and colorful form factor, making sure that things remain simple at all times. Sporting a big bold design, there will be a couple of sides to this timepiece, which have been embossed ON and OFF for obvious reasons, so all you need to do is flip it to the side that you want, as the bits and pieces within will then be able to tell just which way it is facing, and alert (or not) you as requested.
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Flip Alarm Clock
Some folks absolutely love fishing, where their devotion to the sport or activity is clearly on par with those who cannot get enough of golf. Well, being out in the open sea, or by the creek, you would definitely want to be well equipped, and a timepiece can be said to be a crucial piece of equipment for you to wear. I guess it makes perfect sense then to pick up the $499.95 Serious Sportfisherman’s Watch, where the name of this particular timepiece says it all.
The Serious Sportfisherman’s Watch will (obviously) be able to tell the time, in addition to the moon phase and tidal information for up to 275 major fishing ports that are located around the world. It is a veritable electronic tome of information on maritime locations within the U.S., Canada, Central America, Caribbean, and Pacific, where they range from Montauk Point to Grand Cayman to Papeete Harbor. Each location will see the watch show the next two upcoming tides and their respective heights, current moon phase, incoming or outgoing tidal flow, and sunrise/sunset times among others. You can turn off the display for a clean analog look, where its hands and hour markers will be illuminated for darkened conditions.
Quartz movement would pave the way for precise timekeeping, where it is constructed from 316L marine-grade stainless steel. The case sports a screw-down crown and case back that offers a rigid, watertight seal, making sure you get to enjoy water resistance up to 656′.
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Serious Sportfisherman’s Watch
There are watches, and then there are watches. Depending on just which side of the divide you stand on, there are different timepieces to cater for numerous personalities that we have walk the planet each morning. Some folks cannot be bothered to wear a watch as they have their smartphone and tablet to keep watch of the time, while others feel that there is nothing quite like flicking your wrist to check out that designer timepiece that moves with Swiss precision. If you happen to have a penchant for the young-at-heart and zany designs, then the £9.99 Ticker Watch might just fit the bill perfectly.
Touted to be “virtually indestructible” just like Wolverine’s adamantium-infused skeleton (while working on the assumption that you do not actively try to destroy them), the Ticker Watch is a snap to use without having to struggle with complicated buttons or settings. Sporting a wide range of bold and colorful designs for you to choose from, the Ticker Watch is made from an innovative and virtually indestructible material. This digital timepiece will come in blue, green, yellow, leopard print, dotty and geometric designs, whichever floats your boat.
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Ticker Watches tell the time in style
A clock is just a clock, or is it? Actually, the answer would be no, as there are many different kinds of clocks out there that has certainly taken a different route from what we are so used to. With the $149.99 Giant Articulated Roboclock, things are a little bit different, where it is equipped with its very own set of articulated limbs and to add that bit of menacing look, glowing eyes!
The eyes of the Giant Articulated Roboclock will light up each time the alarm goes off, and for those of us who grew up in the 1980s and saw them small battery-powered robots that moved around on a round pedestal, with light up eyes and chest, not to mention swinging arms, the Giant Articulated Roboclock certainly shares some DNA with that toy from a relic of a long forgotten era, although not much. The “giant” bit in its name is well justified – he stands at 20” tall and measures a whopping 28” wide. The Giant Articulated Roboclock is powered by a D battery, which should last you for quite some time before it requires a replacement.
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Giant Articulated Roboclock
Do you wear a watch to keep the time? Assuming that you do without having to rely on your smartphone to get the job done, how about making sure that your timepiece too, is able to help you out in making sure you remain fit as a fiddle. Of course, wearing a watch is not going to automatically exercise your body on your behalf, but the $99.95 All Day Fitness Watch will be able to keep track of your resting heart rate, total number of calories burned, in addition to the overall activity and rates your fitness.
The All Day Fitness Watch is capable of comparing your current resting heart rate to the average reading from the past week, while using that data to compile a fitness score. As you continue to work on your body, logically speaking, your fitness levels should improve with a lowered resting heart rate, making it a snap to track progress and set goals. There is an integrated accelerometer that can detect all kinds of movement, allowing the timepiece to automatically track how much time you spend moving each day, while performing a rough calculation on number of calories burned from exercise and daily activities. Other features include a pedometer, chronograph, and countdown timer, not to mention showing off the date with an alarm built in.
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All Day Fitness Watch
Dedicated GPS navigation devices have been around for quite some time already, although there is the very real and present danger of such a niche market to go out of vogue with the plethora of devices these days (smartphones and tablets, especially) that already come with their fair share of built-in GPS navigation capability, hence doing away with the need for a dedicated GPS device. Still, companies like TomTom and Magellan are still around, and the latter has decided to expand the worldwide availability of their Magellan Switch Series of crossover GPS watches across the pond, specially targeting athletes who run, bike, swim or participate in a wide range of outdoor activities. The Magellan Switch and Switch Up watches will be made available from this month onwards from select retailers and via Magellan’s European distribution network.
In order to offer more support for their European users, Magellan has decided to expand its Magellan Active website (active.magellangps.com) by throwing in more languages such as French, Spanish, German, Italian and Dutch, and of course, the mainstay, English. Magellan Active makes it a snap for multisport athletes who want to record their performance data on Magellan’s Switch Series, as it is easy to upload and track data online using intuitive charts, maps and metrics, all from a single location.
The Magellan Switch Series of crossover GPS watches will include some more innovative features including an ‘Activity Pacer’ which will tell runners should they be on target with their goal, while offering specific targets in order to attain the desired result. There is the Switch GPS watch which was specially designed for runners, and remains as a powerful fitness training device that has been packed with innovative features which will include nine customizable sport profiles, easy-to-read high resolution display, eight hours of battery life, a high sensitivity GPS receiver, 50 meter water resistance, and compatibility with ANT+ sensors.
The Magellan Switch Series will be available as of now from Magellan’s European distribution partners serving UK, France, Germany, Turkey, Spain, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Benelux.
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Magellan GPS watches arrive in Europe
I know that with the advent of smartphones and tablets, not many people bother to buy a watch anymore to tell the time. Most of the time, the devices that we use, as well as computers that we sit in front of, will have a clock program built-in so that you know whether it is time to punch out and head home, or to take a break for lunch. Having said that, the luxury watch market is not affected by this phenomenon, but ordinary watches? It will take far more than just a pretty face to capture the attention of potential buyers. Watches need to offer more than just to tell the time, which is why the £24.99 Eu Watch does make plenty of sense, coming in a variety of colors such as black, blue, Funky Black/Red Face, Funky Blue/Red Face and purple.
The Eu Watches were inspired by the building blocks of our childhood (and adulthood too, some say), where this oddly euro-centrically named EU Watches will feature a beautiful, blocky design that arrives in different and bold color combinations. Apart from sporting all the digital bells and whistles that one might expect from a modern-day digital watch, they are also highly durable and will not cause your biceps to bulge when you wear it. This unisex timepiece will come with functions such as Day/Date, an alarm, a stopwatch and of course, the all important backlight.
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EU Watches help you tell the time in style
Don’t you think that the world is now a better place with the introduction of crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter? Well, BiteMyApple.co is an online retailer whose speciality lies in exclusive Kickstarter products for Apple accessories, and they have now begun to ship the highly anticipated Snooze iPhone dock. The Snooze iPhone dock will play nice with the latest iPhone 5 as well as the older iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S models, sporting a giant, rubber snooze button which makes it easier to quiet the alarm or incoming calls whenever the latter happens. You will find the Snooze iPhone dock to be a decent looker in your bedroom, coming across in a sleek and unique form factor that will definitely help you kiss goodbye to the ‘morning fumbles’, which are best described as that initial wakeup moment where you desperately try to locate the tiny snooze button on your phone; but being groggy and all, end up knocking your phone or clock off the nightstand.
Chris Johnson, Founder of BiteMyApple.co., said, “I’m always on the lookout for Kickstarter products that offer a solution to an everyday problem. The Snooze does just that. You can rest easy knowing that the extra five minutes of sleep won’t cost you your expensive smartphone in the process.”
You will find quality oozing out from the Snooze, as it is crafted from solid, Maple or Oak in a range of finishes. As the user, all you need to do is simply slide the Apple smartphone horizontally into the cut out tracks for a secure, safe fit. There is a non-slip silicone bottom present that ensures a firm grip on the bedside tabletop, making sure that it will not shift or fall over whenever you hit the snooze button, while its smooth texture will not scratch or damage furniture in the vicinity. For that added touch of genius, a built-in cord catch will ensure that your cable will not fall behind the nightstand. You can pick up the Snooze iPhone dock for $39.99 a pop.
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