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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
If you want a different timepiece for your home, you might want to consider the £799.99 Qlocktwo. Sure, it is not a cheap purchase at all, where it comes in black, lime, purple and red color options, but you can be sure that this is going to be a conversation starter for whoever drops by your place. This gorgeous timepiece will let you tell the time via an elegant typographical display, where its minimalist design will show off the current time via statements instead of two hands or some numbers. For example, we are looking at time statements such as ‘it is half past nine’ and ‘it is twenty five to twelve’, where the intervening minutes will be indicated by a light in each corner.
The clock body itself is made out of quality hardwood with a high strength, glossy acrylic front plate that will come in the colors mentioned above. It is completely adjustable, where the Qlocktwo sports an automatic light sensor as well as multiple brightness settings. Not only that, you can also choose to select the option to show seconds and the date. The available languages include German, English, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Danish, Swedish, Arabic, Swiss German and Spanish.
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Qlocktwo digital timepiece brightens up any room
Forget about the Tissot, Rolex or Tag Heuer, those are luxury timepieces that cost thousands of dollars, and can be passed off as family heirlooms as well. Unfortunately, they are way too formal for my liking, and you cannot really wear those with just a pair of jeans and a T-Shirt. Instead, if you are one who is way more casual, you might want to look into something different that will help set you apart – such as the Wall Switch Watch for instance.
The name itself gives the game away – it is basically a timepiece that you wear around your wrist, and toggling the switch will let you know the current time, while pressing the switch again will show you the date. This minimalistic presentation does not have any fancy bells or whistles. If you are interested, the Wall Switch Watch will retail for $150, although right now, it is for sale at a discounted price of $100.
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Wall Switch Watch tells the time differently
The next time you wear your watch, you might want to take a closer look at it. Just how does your timepiece affect your everyday life? Apart from it telling you the right time when you need it at a glance, are there moments when you wished that it could have done more – much, much more? I believe the answer comes in the affirmative, and for those who feel that they want something different with their timepiece, here is the ConnecteDevice cookoo watch that has arrived over at Kickstarter as a crowdfunding project.
Just what does the ConnecteDevice cookoo watch do? Well, it should help you live out the Dick Tracy lifestyle, albeit you must admit that talking to a watch seems rather silly when you think about it. The ConnecteDevice cookoo watch basically functions primarily as a timepiece, while it also does the work of reducing the everyday hassles of a connected life by letting you view all the important notifications that your smartphone has received on the watch’s face itself at but a glance. No longer can you make the excuse of missing that call, email or text message, since all incoming notifications can be set to appear on the cookoo’s face, and that too, accompanied by a vibration or audio alert.
Just how does the ConnecteDevice cookoo watch connect to your smartphone? The answer is simple – it does so via Bluetooth, and with this Bluetooth wireless technology, you are able to know what is happening on your smartphone in real time, never mind that the handset is out of sight. After all, you might not be able to have your iOS or Android powered smartphone on hand at all times, so this is where the cookoo watch comes in handy, showing you the relevant information at a glance. It will play nice with the latest Bluetooth SMART READY devices such as the iPhone 4S, new iPad, HTC One X, and Samsung Galaxy S3, amongst numerous upcoming models.
You are able to configure the cookoo watch’s COMMAND button according to your preferences thanks to the Connected App, letting you find your phone, check-in on apps like Facebook, tag your location on the Connected App’s map, or take a group picture remotely, now how about that?
Expect the cookoo watch to come in a range of effable shades such as black on black, brushed stainless on black, blue on black, white on black, and green on black (special Kickstarter edition). The normal model will retail for $99.95, while blue and white color editions will cost $129.95.
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ConnecteDevice cookoo watch hits Kickstarter