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Who wants an Apple Watch on your wrist when it could be a pocket watch?

Everyone wants to be part of the new hotness that is the Apple watch, despite whether it would actually be useful in their lives or not. It’s a status symbol of sorts to wear one of these watches on your wrist, and it shows you have enough money to sink into an accessory that will keep you even closer to your phone than you already are. If your life does actually warrant the usage of one of these devices, you might not want to wear it on your wrist.

While you’ve likely already spent enough on the watch itself, why not snazz it up a bit with something from the Pendulum Collection by Bucardo. This consists of jewelry and accessories that will turn your expensive device into an expensive pocket watch or pendant. They’re swinging at such words like sophistication, integrity, and quality, drawing from a slightly more polished steampunk aesthetic.

Of course, not everyone likes the same things, so there is a good deal of variety to choose from. There are engraved pinstripe and hammered pocket watch covers to choose from, a starburst design with a Swarovski crystal or an engraved star pattern for the pendant options, and charm pendants that will keep the face of the watch exposed while adding an interchangeable charm to the end. This will cost you anywhere from $150-175, and is made of either 18K gold or sterling silver.

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Tabletop Gear Clock shows how time can be really complex

In this digital age, there are many different ways to tell the time. You can always take a quick glance at the corner of your computer monitor, or perhaps flick your eyes in the direction of your wristwatch. How about checking out the office clock to know the exact moment to clock out? Well, the smartphone is also another device that many of us use to keep track of time, but how about trying out something different in your home that oozes with class and elegance as well? The $99.95 Tabletop Gear Clock is worth checking out, where this tabletop clock provides simple timekeeping with a complexity of gears.

Looking at it alone might result in headaches for some, since it has a design that is reminiscent of the finest wristwatches that have open cases which will showcase all of their inner workings. As for the Tabletop Gear Clock, it comes built with 52 parts, where among them include wheels, pallets, springs, and escapes that will work in tandem with one another to provide accurate time and an intriguing visual display at the same time. It will be powered by 17 differently sized gears that derive their power from a pair of D batteries, where durable aluminum and ABS construction round it up.
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Electrohome’s Retro Clock Radio ensures your nightstand does not look bare

electrohomeI suppose that it would not be too far off the mark to suggest that having an alarm clock to wake one up every morning is a crucial aspect of modern day life. After all, it is far too much of a hassle to have a pet rooster within the confines of a city, let alone if you happen to stay in an apartment or flat. Having said that, while many people continue to make use of their smartphones (or perhaps a growing number of smartwatch owners) as their morning alarm clocks, how about taking a step back and enjoy the past, with the Electrohome Retro Clock Radio?

The name of this particular device says it all – this is an alarm clock, no doubt about it, and it comes in a design that harks back to far simpler days. The circular, vintage design will be able to dress any room or nightstand, and it will boast a bevy of useful features for the user, such as motion activated sensors, twin LED lighting bulbs and dual alarm clock options, which will definitely go some way in ensuring that you wake up well in the morning.

If you are sensitive to loud sounds or who have trouble waking up, then the Retro Clock Radio will fit your need to a ‘T’. It delivers a calming experience, where its pair of twin LED lights will brighten as a user’s wakeup time approaches. Thanks to the serene and soothing glow cast around your room, it creates a peaceful environment, ensuring an energizing start to the day – even if you decide to shut out all light from your room with a thick curtain.

There is also a motion sensor in the Retro Clock Radio that does away with fumbling and stumbling while you look for a light switch in the dark. All that you need to do is to wave your hand over the Retro Clock Radio, and it will turn on its light bulbs, delivering instant illumination to any room. The motion sensor can also be used to activate the snooze button for mornings, handy when you are desperate for those additional five minutes. Seems to be a dream purchase for just $34.99 a pop.

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The Kisai Katana is sharp enough to cut the fabric of time

When you say someone is a sharp dresser, more often than not you just mean that they have their aesthetic act together. The accessories, shoes, and outfit play into each other in material, color, and shape, coming together perfectly with the shape and hues of the person it’s on. It’s the little things that make the visual difference, which can make you look even more professional than a suit and tie combination can.

If you want to embody being a sharp dresser in the truest sense of the word, while also having a bit of playfulness to your attire, then you should look to Tokyoflash for a timepiece. The Kisai Katana is a regular looking wrist watch for all intents and purposes, but upon closer inspection, you’ll notice that the hour hand is actually a very small katana. It is modeled after the single-edged sword that was used by Japanese samurai.

This watch only has the one hand to delineate the hour on the analog display that is surrounded by a stainless steel case and strap. This uses a standard battery watch to function, and will need to be replaced once a year. You won’t get exact time with this, but it will give you a fairly general approximation. This is available for $99 in either black, blue, or silver for the next day or so, and then will creep up in price.

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The Kisai Katana is sharp enough to cut the fabric of time

When you say someone is a sharp dresser, more often than not you just mean that they have their aesthetic act together. The accessories, shoes, and outfit play into each other in material, color, and shape, coming together perfectly with the shape and hues of the person it’s on. It’s the little things that make the visual difference, which can make you look even more professional than a suit and tie combination can.

If you want to embody being a sharp dresser in the truest sense of the word, while also having a bit of playfulness to your attire, then you should look to Tokyoflash for a timepiece. The Kisai Katana is a regular looking wrist watch for all intents and purposes, but upon closer inspection, you’ll notice that the hour hand is actually a very small katana. It is modeled after the single-edged sword that was used by Japanese samurai.

This watch only has the one hand to delineate the hour on the analog display that is surrounded by a stainless steel case and strap. This uses a standard battery watch to function, and will need to be replaced once a year. You won’t get exact time with this, but it will give you a fairly general approximation. This is available for $99 in either black, blue, or silver for the next day or so, and then will creep up in price.

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The Pebble Time Smartwatch keeps you in the know

While smartwatches are wildly popular, they’re basically useless to a great deal of the population. Unless your schedule is just jam-packed every day, you don’t really need a digital wristwatch to let you know if the phone in your pocket just went off, you’re getting a call, or if the email you just got was important or not. If you are one of those people though, and are in the market for one of these wrist devices, then good luck finding the one that fits all of your specifications.

While none of them are necessarily cheap (and if they are, it normally comes at a price of quality), the Pebble Time seems like a good option. Just last month I met a friend who was singing its praises, even after constant use. Its e-ink display is customizable, and the strap and body are ergonomic, making sure that extended wear isn’t going to wear on you after a while. Thanks to the type of display, you’ll be able to see the screen whether it’s a bright summer day or dark evening.

This is water resistant with activity tracking capabilities should you want to wear this on a run. It has time in the name, because it shows you information from the past, present, and future, allowing you to choose which you want to look into. The battery can last up to 7 days, which isn’t too bad when you compare it to your smartphone. This is going to cost you around $280, and is available in red, white, or black.

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Tokyoflash has four all-new Bluetooth Enabled Watches – who wood’ve guessed?



Tokyoflash has a special place in our hearts for making crazy and amazing time pieces of the likes we’ve never seen before. They’ve always been creative, using an outside the box approach to making an old favorite in a completely new way. Of course, now that connectivity is a big deal, it should only make sense that they would hop on the bandwagon.

There are 4 new Bluetooth-enabled watches rolling out, the Kisai Blade Wood Link, Kisai Xtal Wood Link, Kisai Spider Wood Link, and the Kisai Sequence Wood Link. The Xtal and Sequence both feature fabric mesh and dark sandalwood which takes on the appearance of a classic TV set. Both have regular and cryptic display options, but are read in different directions. The Spider is the most modern-looking with its transparent screen and web-like mode of telling time. The Blade features a wooden face with LEDs that are bright enough to show through the thin layer of dark sandalwood.

Theses new watches are capable of giving you call, email, sms, and social media alerts to make sure you’re always in the loop. There are also “find my phone” and proximity alerts so you’re never parted from your smartphone for long. These watches don’t have as long of a battery life at 5 days maximum, but the added features makes up for it. These are all going to be available for purchase at $109 until July 2nd, where they will go up in price a bit.

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Kisai Quasar LCD Watch Review

Tokyoflash has always been known to deliver top quality timepieces in a quirky design without the inflated price tags that are more often than not associated with those high end watches of Swiss origin. Of course, you can also not expect the same kind of robustness and durability, not to mention quartz movement that hails from the Swiss maestros, but it does offer a healthy alternative to those who would like something that is off the beaten path, and yet more than capable of turning heads whenever you have one around your wrist. I was very blessed to be furnished with the Kisai Quasar LCD Watch from the folks over at Tokyoflash, and after spending a good month with the watch, here are some of my thoughts.

First of all, the basics. The Kisai Quasar LCD watch is no doubt a digital timepiece, although it will take some time before you are able to figure out the reading of time, as it comes in a geometric, patterned display that camouflages time. There are various modes for you to tinker with, but once you have gotten the hang of it, you will be able to take a glance and blabber away the current time to whoever is asking you at the moment.

As with many other timepieces that hail from Tokyoflash in the past, the Kisai Quasar LCD Watch begun life as a concept on the Tokyoflash Design Studio Blog. After being selected to become reality, the final product sports a trio of user-selectable time display modes (cycle through all three to see which one your eyes are most comfortable with, I personally prefer the Pattern Mode that keeps people guessing), and regardless of which display mode you have decided on, you can pick from either a 12 or 24 hour clock.

In Number Mode, time will be presented in regular digits, which might take some getting used to at first too, mind you, although after a while it should be second nature to you. As for the aforementioned preference of mine, Pattern Mode would camouflage the digits in a web of lines, but there is a “trick” in telling the time – these lines will strictly follow the shape of the numbers. I would prefer to avoid Animation Mode since that particular mode would consume more battery power than I would like, although Animation Mode would see a pulsating movement between these modes in order to create an eye-catching zoom effect.

Apart from telling the time, at least the Kisai Quasar LCD Watch will also come with additional features that should keep any Tokyoflash collector happy – it has a date and alarm function to boot, and if you would like to keep track of how many seconds there are left in performing a particular task, this is easily achievable using the Stop Watch function. Granted, the timepiece might be a wee bit difficult to view under extremely bright conditions, or in areas where lighting is very poor, but those situations tend to be few and far in between. You can light up the timepiece with the EL backlight with a press of a button, and it works best under truly dark conditions – semi-dark conditions would yield disappointing results, but then again, it is not a life or death matter as I am quite sure you have your smartphone to help you tell the time.

Being water resistant to 3ATM does not mean that you should wear this with you all the time, even when you are swimming or having an outing by the sea. All that constant exposure to water would not bode well for the timepiece, but it would last a whole lot longer if it were just subjected to light drizzles or heavy sweating. It is common sense, after all.

All in all, the Kisai Quasar LCD Watch that is made from stainless steel and accompanied by a sleek polished finish is perfect for that fresh graduate, or anyone who would want a little bit of zip in their everyday fashion choices. After all, the hexagonal shape is a surefire attention grabber, and you would look every bit as elegant regardless of whether you choose from all black or silver shades with a black accent in the strap. Being framed by mineral crystal glass, the Kisai Quasar will arrive with a vibrant blue, red, green or mirrored display. Replacing the standard CR2025 watch battery when it runs out of juice should not be an issue at all. This is the ideal timepiece that will attract attention, just like the Uzumaki watch I reviewed last year.

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The Sensor Wake uses pleasant scents to wake you up, pleasantly

Getting up in the morning is not our favorite thing ever. We usually don’t get enough sleep, and are always groggy when the blaring buzzer begins to sound. If you’re tired of being ripped from peaceful slumber by loud sounds or light, then maybe you should opt for a different method of being woken up. If sight, sound, or vibrating smartwatches aren’t your favorite wake up calls, then it might be better to go for something that will affect your sense of smell.

Just as it’s easier to wake up when you smell coffee already made, just imagine what it would be like to smell chocolate, fresh cut grass, or croissants. The Sensor Wake is an alarm clock that uses strongly scented perfumes to permeate your bedroom with delicious smells. You’ll have breakfast, candy, aromatherapy, and even money scented options to choose from.

The diffusion system it uses has the ability to wake you up within two minutes. Of course, if you have the sniffles and your nose isn’t working too well, there’s an audio alarm clock that will also sound after three minutes if you don’t get up. One scented capsule will wake you up about 60 times, and if you’re only getting up during the business week, it should last you a while. This will cost you around $88, and comes with two capsules. You’ll need to buy more capsules if you want this to be more than an audio alarm clock, and they’re expected to cost around $9 a piece.

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Partime Swiss Edition to take off this summer

While the world might be enamored with the flavor of the day at the moment where timepieces are concerned with smartwatches being released left and right, what with the Apple Watch being one of them, there is still a sizeable crowd out there who would prefer something that is a whole lot more traditional. Partime, for instance, is a young watch brand that hails from Zurich which will be going on board Swiss International Airlines in order to deliver its duty free range this summer by offering a new design. The Partime Swiss Edition is so special, it can only be bought when you are at an altitude of 10,000 meters – that is, in the middle of a flight, and these watches will be numbered and available exclusively to passengers of Swiss.

The Partime Swiss Edition is special enough to come with in a 45 mm, polished stainless steel case, where it will be individually numbered to ensure its uniqueness, will be waterproof, sports a LCD display, a digital time display that can show up at the touch of a button, and a battery life of approximately 2 years. Sounds like a dream timepiece to us, especially for those who love to spend plenty of time in the skies!

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