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Nixie/LED Clock Combines Old School and New School Lighting Tech

Nixie/LED Clock Combines Old School and New School Lighting Tech
I’m a sucker for the warm orange glow of Nixie tubes. There’s just something just so retro-modern about the way they look – all I can think of is the technology in the movie Brazil. I just stumbled across a really cool Nixie tube clock which accents the tubes with modern LEDs, adding even more to the look.

Past Present Future Watch: The Time Is Now

Past Present Future Watch: The Time Is Now
Living in the moment is an admirable saying, but it’s not always easy to do so. This watch tries to remind you that there’s no time like the present. Having something like this strapped to your wrist makes it easy to remember.
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Ressence Type 3 Watch: Look Ma, No Hands

Ressence Type 3 Watch: Look Ma, No Hands
For as long as watches have been made, most of the analog watches have had hands of some sort. Granted, there are plenty of digital watches that eschew hands altogether, but I have trouble naming any analog watches that didn’t have any hands.

MB&F HM4 Final Edition Watch: Mortgage Everything You Own to Get It

MB&F HM4 Final Edition Watch: Mortgage Everything You Own to Get It
There’s something to be said about watches that cost more than cars. Needless to say that this analog wonder of a watch will cost you a pretty penny, but it will probably last you a lifetime.

Vulcain Nautical Cricket 1970 Watch: A Classic Gets Remade

Vulcain Nautical Cricket 1970 Watch: A Classic Gets Remade
I remember that when I was a kid, it was a big deal when my dad got a Seiko analog watch that had a built-in alarm clock. It was definitely something different, and it looked better than a lot of digital watches.

Neurotic Armageddon Indicator: Alarming Clock

Neurotic Armageddon Indicator: Alarming Clock
It may not look like much, but this digital clock is actually the most depressing and horrifying timepiece I have seen. Made by artist Tom Schofield, the clock doesn’t tell the time. Instead it’s a visualization of the Doomsday Clock, a metric of global disaster made by The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

Time is Short Watch Reminds You That Time is Running out

Time is Short Watch Reminds You That Time is Running out
Sometimes you just feel like time is getting away from you. But no matter how hard we try, time keeps marching on. While most of us probably don’t need a reminder that we’re getting older and older, sometimes it’s good to have a tangible reminder so we live each day to its fullest.

Lexon Flip Alarm Clock: Flip It to Shut It off

Lexon Flip Alarm Clock: Flip It to Shut It off
There are plenty of mornings when I opt to snooze or reset my alarm for a later time. That’s not always good, but if you can afford this luxury, it’s nice to indulge for a few extra minutes of sleep.

LinkMe Puts Your Messages on Your Wrist

LinkMe Puts Your Messages on Your Wrist
Several years back, I spotted these watches that could be programmed to display scrolling messages. The problem was that they were pretty tricky to program, and had significant limitations in terms of the length of messages you could display.

Runbo X3 Rugged Phone Wants to be the Rambo of Smartphones

Runbo X3 Rugged Phone Wants to be the Rambo of Smartphones
If you’re the type of person who’s constantly  dropping their phone on the ground, or just like to participate in lots of outdoor activities, you might want to check out this new rugged Android phone, that’s designed to take a licking and keep on talking. The Chinese-made Runbo X3 definitely looks like something you’d keep in your hiking pack or toolbox – owing more of its aesthetics to a walkie talkie than smartphone design.

Star Wars Collectors Watches: It’s Time to Use the Force

Star Wars Collectors Watches: It’s Time to Use the Force
There have been numerous collectible Star Wars watches over the years, and the latest batch has just found its way across the universe from a galaxy far, far, away. Or at least from the UK.

Tokyoflash Kisai X Watch: It’s Time to Decode the Time

Tokyoflash Kisai X Watch: It’s Time to Decode the Time
A lot of Japanese watches aren’t that easy to read, but this one makes things look eve more undecipherable since it’s inspired by cryptography. The watch certainly looks distinctive, but will it be legible enough to be useful in daily life?

Apple iWatch May Have Curved, Continuous Touchscreen

Apple iWatch May Have Curved, Continuous Touchscreen
Rumors about the potential for an Apple iWatch continue to build, and adding fuel to the fire is a patent filing from Apple discovered by Apple Insider which shows off a curved, touchscreen display which could be worn on the wrist.

Moneual Smart Care System Helps Deaf Identify Sounds

Moneual Smart Care System Helps Deaf Identify Sounds
While there’s plenty of hype going on about smartwatches these days, most of the watches out there solve fairly superfluous problems – like seeing that you have a phone call because you’re too lazy to get the phone out of your pocket.

Tokyoflash Kisai OTO Watch: A VU Meter on Your Wrist

Tokyoflash Kisai OTO Watch: A VU Meter on Your Wrist
While everyone is going a bit nutty speculating about Apple’s potential iOS smartwatch, Japanese watchmakers are pumping out their own interesting watches. This one includes a sound sensor making it work like the bar graphs on a digital VU meter.

Ventura Sparc Sigma MGS Watch Looks Better than the Original, But You Still Can’t Afford It

Ventura Sparc Sigma MGS Watch Looks Better than the Original, But You Still Can’t Afford It
This watch looks interesting, but I wasn’t surprised to learn that it was quite expensive. Apparently, fans of the Sparc MGS watch hounded Ventura to produced a newer and improved model, which is where the Sparc Sigma MGS watch comes in.
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