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There are watches, and then there are watches. Some of us would just like a functional timepiece that does nothing more than to tell the exact minute and hour, while others would prefer something around their wrist that makes a statement, such as “I have arrived” when they are among their peers. Others still, prefer a timepiece that not only looks good, but is also suitable for their rough and tumble lifestyle. Now, the Casio G-Shock collection has over the years offered tough-as-nails watches without sacrificing on quality and accuracy, although they are not the cheapest options out there, but neither are they out of reach as with luxury names like Rolex and the like. This time around, the folks at Casio have revealed a spanking new S Series Dark Metallic Collection that is slated for release this coming Fall.
Casio’s announcement of the new S Series Dark Metallic Collection will boast of an understated metallic sheen to your eyes, and these watches will be able to add it’s fair bit of glam to just about any ensemble, where it can also be easily carry into the holidays to pair with a favorite party look.
One will be able to take the pick of rich colors that are nothing short of perfect for the fall, the Dark Metallic Collection will include the GMAS110MC-2A in dark navy, the GMAS110MC-3A in evergreen and the GMAS110MC-6A in burgundy – which is reminiscent of riverside blue, lush meadow and dusty cedar within Pantone’s 2016 fall palette. Similar to the rest of the S Series line, these watches are able to make the transition from the gym to a night out with friends at the switch of an outfit, where it delivers a casual, structured and sophisticated look for the active, contemporary woman.
All models will come with standard G-SHOCK technology, including 200M Water Resistance, Magnetic Resistance and Shock Resistance, Auto LED Light with Afterglow World Time with 29 time zones that include 48 cities + UTC, 5 Daily Alarms and 1 Snooze, 1/1000th second Stopwatch, Countdown Timer, and 12/24 Hour Formats, all in a 45.9 mm case, with an asking price of $130 a pop.
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G-Shock reveals new S Series Dark Metallic Collection for the coming Fall
When it comes to timepieces, there are three different categories. The first would be the functional one, where you do not have to spend too much money in order to acquire a regular timekeeping device on your wrist, while the second would fall under the luxurious range — one that costs a bomb, but is worth passing down to the next generation. Last but not least would be the tough-as-nails watches, and this is where Casio has long been an expert with their G-Shock collection. This time around, the spanking new Casio G-Shock Gulfmaster is touted to arrive with quad sensor technology, now how about that?
Also known by its model number of GWNQ1000-1A, this is a brand new model that will introduce Quad Sensor technology into its shell, which will see the addition of a water depth sensor to the watch for the first-time ever alongside the atmospheric pressure sensor (altimeter/barometer), temperature sensor (thermometer), and magnetic sensor for compass readings. Specially designed for coast guard officers and others who are extremely active at sea, this new addition to the Gulfmaster range is equipped to track changing ocean conditions and help users during intense rescue activities. After all, it would be a pity if the rescuer is in need of some rescuing, don’t you think so?
The Gulfmaster GWNQ1000-1A’s atmospheric pressure sensor will be able to help predict a sudden change in weather conditions, not to mention having its temperature sensor read changes in air and water temperature. The timepiece will also be accompanied by a magnetic sensor to help detect bearing, while the water depth sensor can measure an individual’s current depth under water. When they all work together, Voltron will not appear, but rather, the five sensor modes (altitude, atmospheric pressure, temperature, depth and compass bearing) can let the user assess changing ocean conditions in real time in order to swiftly rescue a person in need. All of the sensor modes can be displayed on the watch’s face, where a button is used to toggle between sensors on its side.
Expect the Gulfmaster GWNQ1000-1A to arrive in black with blue accents, where it will carry an asking price of $850 a pop from the beginning of next month onward.
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New Casio G-Shock Gulfmaster boasts of quad sensor technology
Casio is a name that we are all very, very familiar with when it comes to quality timepieces that are able to take a beating. Their G-Shock range is one as such, where we have seen our fair share of G-Shock timepieces over the past few decades. Having said that, this absolutely does not mean that the G-Shock series will call it quits — it’d be an extremely sad day if that happens, but rather, there is a new MUDMASTER Limited Edition Timepiece that is ready and waiting to hit the market.
This unique timepiece is set to see action at the pop-up store and event at Ron Robinson in Los Angeles at the end of this month. Such a custom limited edition MUDMASTER GG-1000 has been thought up of in partnership with the street-style oriented fashion label known as Midnight Studios. This particular watch will boast of a custom metal clasp with engraved Midnight Studios and G-Shock logos, where the exclusivity is limited from August 31st to September 7th at the Fred Segal center located at 8118 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, California.
Just what can one expect from the MUDMASTER GG-1000? For starters, it will arrive outfitted with rugged capabilities that include Shock Resistance, 200M Water Resistance, Twin Sensor Technology of Digital Compass and Thermometer, Auto LED Light (Super Illuminator), World Time (31TZ / 48 Cities + UTC), 4 Daily Alarms & 1 SNZ, 1/100th Sec. Stopwatch (24Hr), Countdown Timer (60Min), 12/24hr Format, all crammed into a case size of just 55.3mm.
Since this is a limited edition timepiece, you can be sure that it is not going to come cheap. No sir, not at all. It also goes without saying that the limited edition G-SHOCK MUDMASTER GG-1000 designed by Midnight Studios will arrive with a tote bag and T-shirt, sporting an asking price of $450 a pop. Of course, this is a far cry from the other luxury timepieces that are more of an heirloom than anything else, but at least you know this one will see you through even your toughest adventures.
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G-SHOCK reveals new MUDMASTER Limited Edition Timepiece
Having a watch used to be cool for a very, very long time, until smartphones came along and more or less made the watch redundant as an essential tool, downgrading it more to that of a fashion accessory. However, smart watches have managed to find a niche for themselves, and it looks like the elegant timepiece wrapped around your wrist is not going to go away anytime soon. Heck, even some manufacturers like Casio have made a name for themselves by clearly entrenching their products as tough-as-nails devices, with the G-Shock brand name reverberating across the industry. The latest model would be the new MR-G variant G-Shock timepiece that will be known as the MR-G Hybrid GPS, as it hits the market some time later this month.
Going by the model number MRGG1000DC-1A, this particular timepiece is made in Yamagata Japan, and it has been specially designed to feature a beautiful silver bezel and Akagane accents. Akagane is actually a stunning copper alloy that has anywhere from 3% to 5% gold, and it is most often used in traditional Japanese craftwork.
In order to maintain the unparalleled craftsmanship and dependability that G-SHOCK MR-G wearers have come to expect, the MRGG1000DC-1A will boast of the hybrid technology of GPS as well as Multi-Band 6, in addition to the likes of Tough Solar, Sapphire Glass (Anti-Glare), and Ti-6A-4V+TIC Bezel. The case and bracelet will rely on titanium as the material of choice.
In addition, this particularly superior timepiece will also arrive equipped with shock resistance, 200M Water Resistance, Tough Solar, Tough Movement, Latitude Indicator, Airplane Mode, Dual Dial World Time (40TZ, 27 Cities+UTC), LED (Super Illuminator), Neo-brite Luminous Hands, Daily Alarm, Full Auto Calendar, 1/20th Sec. Stopwatch (24min), Countdown Timer (24Hr), Day/Date Display, all crammed into a case size of 49.8mm. It will not come cheap considering the craftsmanship and material that has gone into it, as the MRGG1000DC-1A MR-G Hybrid GPS will cost a whopping $2,600 a pop.
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Casio reveals new MR-G variant G-Shock timepiece
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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Partime Swiss Edition to take off this summer
Telling the time used to be a simple process – all that you needed to do was to take a pocket watch from our, er, pocket (where else?) and see what the two hands tell you – and as time progressed, we have moved on to wristwatches, be they of the analogue or digital varieties. Having said that, the watch pretty much remained the same in terms of time telling design for many years, but it looks as though the folks over at Hammacher have come up with a creative method of telling just what time it is – with the $149.95 Dashboard Watch, of course.
Ford might have unveiled an earth-friendly dashboard more than half a decade ago, but this particular timepiece happens to bring an aspect of the dashboard to your wrist. This particular timepiece will tell the time in a windowed gauge which is reminiscent of a 1930s automobile dashboard, and needless to say, this is a Hammacher Schlemmer exclusive. It will be similar in nature to the instruments on classic roadsters such as the Cadillac LaSalle and the Hudson Great Eight, where the watch’s arcing aperture will point to a couple of overlapping dials with large numerals. There is the top row that demarcates the minute while the bottom row tracks the hour; whereas the presence of a central vertical line will point to the current time.
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Dashboard Watch targets petrolheads
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
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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Snooze iPhone dock
When I was a kid, I used to wonder just why am I studying all of the different mathematical formulas when I do not need to use them in real life? Oh, the naivety of it all! It seems that mathematics keep the world going, as they envelop just about every single bit of our life. The way physics calculations work, those require math. How about the best meal you’ve ever tasted? Math is involved, too, as you will need to measure out all the ingredients correctly. There is no escaping math, which is why it would be cool to tote the $29.99 Equation Watch around.
Sure, you can always fall back on a digital watch’s face, but where’s the fun in that? An analog watch is so much cooler due to the moving parts, and the Equation Watch goes one up as it requires you to work that brain, with results of mathematical equations being the current hour, although you can always tell from the hands’ positions alone without having to crack your head. Still, I am quite sure that checking out the different equations each day will drum into your subconscious the result automatically.
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Equation Watch tells the time using math