No matter what you think of the Apple Watch, it’s definitely got a distinctive look – especially the user interface. For those of you jumping on the bandwagon, you’ll have to wait until the end of April before you’ll be able to wear one.
While the rest of the world is voicing their want, disgust or lack of an opinion on the Apple Watch, a nerdy watch made by one man has become so popular he quickly sold out of his initial stock and had to outsource the assembly of the succeeding batches.
Making watches out of unusual materials is quickly becoming a trend. The wood face watch is very much a thing, and I’ve seen a number of all wood watches. I like a number of the ones with wood faces, and I’ve even liked one or two of the all-wood designs, despite the general clunkiness of most of them.
We’ve featured a variety of clocks made from hard drives. It turns out you can make a wristwatch out of a hard drive as well. Watchmaker Jean Jerome used the obsolete 1″ hard drive aka Microdrive as the base for his HDDWatch.
Jean got the idea for HDDWatch from a photoshopped joke that he saw in a watch forum.
I went for years without wearing a wristwatch. I could just pull my smartphone out of my pocket and see what time it was. The larger my smartphones became, the more of a pain they were to pull out of my pocket, particularly when driving or sitting down, so I went back to a watch.
Unlike most of his creations, one of inventor Patrick Priebe’s latest weapons is discreet. It’s a digital wristwatch equipped with a powerful laser. It’s not as fancy as the similarly-equipped Omega watches that James Bond has worn a couple of times, but it is real and is just as sneaky.
Put your safety goggles on and check out Patrick’s demo:
As Patrick said in the video, he might make more for sale soon.
As one of its April Fools pranks this year, ThinkGeek made a mockup of a USB car charger that looks like the flux capacitor from Back to the Future. Fans loved it so much that ThinkGeek made it a real product.
Tokyoflash has a new batch of Kisai wristwatches. Naturally, the Satellite X and the Satellite X Acetate have odd eye-catching designs, but they’re actually easier to read compared to the company’s other watches. Both designs have three circles of LEDs.
Geeky watches are fun, but the problem is that they can cross into dorky territory very easily. This new watch from ThinkGeek, however, manages to just look like a sleek, minimalist, modern watch. If it didn’t have “NCC-1701” proudly printed on the face we’d have never guessed that it was a piece of Star Trek geekdom.
J. M. De Cristofaro aka Johngineer must be having a great week. He recently shared his custom made wristwatch, the ChronodeVFD, and its simple yet eye-catching design has earned the approval of the Internet, including no less than the cyberpunk lord William Gibson.
Like TokyoFlash, Canadian watchmaker Division Furtive makes watches that put more emphasis on form than function. The company’s newest watch is the Type 50, a button- and crown-less timepiece that uses light to both display and set the time.
The Type 50 is actually the second watch of its kind from Division Furtive, predated by the now phased out Type 40.
While everyone else is talking about, waiting for or hating on the Apple Watch, Tokyoflash just keeps on keeping on. The watchmaker’s latest release is the Kisai Maze Wood, a wooden version of the Kisai Maze.
Apple today revealed it’s long-anticipated entry into the wearable tech space, with its first ever smartwatch. No longer dubbed “iWatch,” the timepiece is named simply “Apple Watch“. The watch is designed to be the most accurate watch available, incredibly customizable, and work seamlessly with iPhone, health and fitness apps.
The first thing you’ll notice about the Apple watch is its striking industrial design.