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Romain Jerome Steampunk Watch With “Titanic Dna”: Rust is the New Diamond

Romain Jerome Steampunk Watch With “Titanic Dna”: Rust is the New Diamond
Luxury watch makers Romain Jerome have an array of limited edition timepieces that possesses what they call “Titanic DNA.” The term refers to the fact that the watches have bezels made from “authentic steel from the wreck [of the Titanic] lying 3,840 meters under the sea, and steel supplied by the Harland & Wolff shipyards in Belfast, where the Titanic was built almost a century ago.”

Diesel Watch has No Face, Still Manages to Tell Time

Diesel Watch has No Face, Still Manages to Tell Time
At first glance at this dramatic designer watch from Diesel, you might ask yourself where the heck the time is hiding. Then, you might take a second to think and guess that maybe you press a button for the time to show up behind the polished black faceplate – and then you’d realize there are no buttons. Stumped?
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Water Clock Tells Time Using Dishes, Magnets and H2o

Water Clock Tells Time Using Dishes, Magnets and H2o
This elegantly minimal clock lets you create your own custom time-telling device using a combination of plates, cups and liquid of your choice. Designed by Kouichi Okamoto with ceramicist Daniel Jo, the Water Clock consists of a small fired clay base topped with a pair of magnetic spheres.

Time Writing Machine: by the Time You Know What Time It is, Another Minute has Passed

Time Writing Machine: by the Time You Know What Time It is, Another Minute has Passed
This amazing mechanical gizmo is actually a very complex timepiece that tells time not with hands, LEDs or LCDs, but by actually writing the time on a piece of paper. Created by the horological artisans of Switzerland’s Jaquet Droz, this analog clock is a true thing of wonder.

Kisai Denshoku LED Watch: How a Cylon Tells the Time

Kisai Denshoku LED Watch: How a Cylon Tells the Time
Inspired by the neon lights of the flashy Shinjuku district of Tokyo, this new watch out of Japan is sure to draw plenty of attention when you check the time. The Kisai Denshoku watch is crafted from aluminum and stainless steel, and tells time using a unique set of stacked orange LED bars. A press of the rectangular display button starts an animated sequence that shows the time in three steps.

Googly Eyeball Clock: It’S Eye Time.

Googly Eyeball Clock: It’S Eye Time.
Here’s a fun way to keep track of time. Designer Mike Mak’s Eyeclock tells time with a pair of slowly rotating disks that look like cartoon eyeballs. The position of the left eyeball signifies hours, while the right one is minutes.

Amazingly Preserved Hewlett-Packard Hp01 LED Calculator Watch Hits Ebay, Offers Rare Glimpse Into Geek History

Amazingly Preserved Hewlett-Packard Hp01 LED Calculator Watch Hits Ebay, Offers Rare Glimpse Into Geek History
One of the rarest bits of gadget history you can find, this beautiful specimen of the highly collectible Hewlett-Packard HP01 LED calculator watch is available for auction over on eBay. There’s just over 2 hours left in the auction so if you want to get your geek on, you’d better get your bids in fast!

Heartbeat LED Watch Performs Cpr on Itself

Heartbeat LED Watch Performs Cpr on Itself
This funky modern watch out of Japan tells time not with hands or numbers, but with a tiny little electrocardiogram machine that sits on your wrist. OK, the EIN Cyber Heartbeat LED watch doesn’t actually tell you if your heart is still beating, but its LED graphical display is styled to look like a mini heart monitor.

Buzz Zzz: Vibrating Pillows

Buzz Zzz: Vibrating Pillows
We’ve already featured a pillow that can wake you up using light and an alarm clock that has a vibrate option. Here’s a quirky yet functional combination of the two: Vessel’s vibrating alarm clock pillow. Just set the time on the pillow’s built-in clock and it will wake you – and only you – with a few buzzes.

Math Clocks and Watches: It’S Problem-Solving Time

Math Clocks and Watches: It’S Problem-Solving Time
Until ten minutes ago, I wasn’t aware that telling the time was too easy for some people. Here are a couple of timepieces so smart they’re stupid: Here’s the square root watch; I guess all that’s left to say is you can get this for $40 over at SkyMall.

Rocket Launcher Alarm Clock Blasts Into Orbit to Wake You Up

Rocket Launcher Alarm Clock Blasts Into Orbit to Wake You Up
Do you constantly oversleep? Does your snooze bar get a serious workout every morning? Here’s an alarm clock that should help you get your ass out of bed the next time your feel the urge to sleep in. Instead of just beeping when it’s time to get up, the Rocket Launcher Alarm Clock offers up a vocal countdown every morning, then fires a rocket into the air if you don’t turn it off before the timer runs out.

LED Watch Covered With Ants

LED Watch Covered With Ants
If I told you to put a pile of fiery ants on your wrist every day, you’d probably say I was crazy. But with this entomological timepiece from Japan, you can cover your arm with ’em without any risk of getting bitten. The Seahope ANTS watch tells time using a bunch of the little 6-legged buggers.

Botta Uno 24 Watches: 1 Rotation = 1 Day

Botta Uno 24 Watches: 1 Rotation = 1 Day
This new watch from Germany’s Botta Design can’t be bothered with two full rotations of the hour hand over the course of a 24 hour day. The Botta UNO 24 uses a single pointy hand that rotates at 1/2 the speed of a normal watch, letting you view all 24 hours of the day without a 2nd time around the dial. Each of the 24 hours and hash marks on the face of the watch correspond to the position of the Sun in the sky.

Persistence of Vision LED Clock Gets a Major Upgrade

Persistence of Vision LED Clock Gets a Major Upgrade
This amazing wall clock can display intricate animations thanks to the optical phenomenon known as persistence of vision (POV). Using a small spinning “blade” covered in red, green and blue LEDs, along with sophisticated microcontroller circuit, this clock can dynamically change its look with just the push of a button. The clock comes with a wireless remote that lets you flip between a variety of different display modes, including traditional clocks, modern digitals, 3D animations, and even a Pac-Man mode.

Triangular LED Wood Clock Conceals Its True Identity

Triangular LED Wood Clock Conceals Its True Identity
When not telling time, these clever clocks look like a triangular hunk of wood. But switch them on, and a bright red 7-segment LED display hidden behind the thin wood veneer reveals the current time. These aren’t the first clocks I’ve seen that pull off this illusion, but what makes these ones unique is their stylish angular face design, which makes them easy to read whether standing up or sitting down.

Welder K24: a Manly Watch for Manly Men

Welder K24: a Manly Watch for Manly Men
Being such a tech geek, I have a tendency to gravitate towards digital watches. But every once in a while I’ll stumble onto an analog that catches my eye. Designed by Italo Fontana, the Welder K24 is about as macho looking a watch as you’ll find.
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