I consider it extremely wasteful when parents allow their kids to just discard their old stuff even though they’re still working or in good condition, just because they’ve gotten tired of it or bored with its look.
A challenger appears in the competition for the title of World’s Most Unreadable Timepiece, a competition that no one in particular asked for nor wanted. When I first saw the Atom Watch I was so sure that this was from those crazy designers at Tokyoflash.
For years, everyone wanted a wristwatch phone, but they’ve been eclipsed by really good smartphones. Don’t get me wrong, I’d like to pretend that I’m a spy like anyone else, but like many of the iPod Nano watch bracelets have shown, it just doesn’t make sense to plug in some headphones onto something that’s strapped on your wrist.
TokyoFlash is going soft on us. After all their mind-numbing watches and designs, I think they’ve finally decided to have mercy on us. That’s why their latest concept is as straightforward as it gets. Just look at the difference in the squiggly lines and you’ll see the numbers in the middle.
Romain Jerome is known for turning tragedy into luxury, and its latest masterpiece is no different. The Eyjafjallajökull-DNA watch has rocks and ash from the volcano that’s currently throwing fits in Iceland.
Say what you will about the absurdity of the concept, but I think we can all agree that this is one fine-looking timepiece.
Ah, product designers. You and your neat concepts and even neater illustrations. Never asking “What’s possible?”, but instead, “What’s awesome?”, which is a pretty good mentality if you ask me. Here’s one of your brethren’s deliciously high-tech idea for a timepiece: a watch whose minute and hour hands are lasers.
One of the more interesting items at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show is a .22-caliber pistol with a high-tech safety feature. Made by German company Armatix, the pistol will only fire if it is within a few inches of a special wristwatch, which sends a “wireless arming signal” to the pistol.
No seriously: “Developed and manufactured in Switzerland, the Black Belt Watch is solely reserved for black belt holders, regardless of the martial art style. Each practitioner has to provide an official rank certificate”, otherwise the watch will kill its unworthy owner at the stroke of midnight using deadly watchjutsu.
This is one of those products that’s good for a 5-minute laugh – an hour tops if you’re drunk. Presenting: Sasqwatch.
Heheh. Sasqwatch. Sasqwatch. Cracks me up. Oh I’m sorry man, I didn’t, I was just kidding.
Casio’s limited edition calculator watch is so nerdy it should be a character in The Big Bang Theory. Fortunately, it has been infused with G-Shock toughness, which somewhat offsets its bully magnet looks. Available in 4 nerdtastic colors, it has data storage capabilities and a calculator, as well as a currency converter and a calendar.
Projects Watches are known for selling fashionable, quirky and overall just well-designed watches at prices that people can actually afford. Fortunately, their new IRIDIUM watch is no different – it’s a fun and affordable watch. Designed by Daniel Will-Harris, the idea behind the IRIDIUM watch is simple: Instead of using watch hands to tell the time, IRIDIUM uses colors.
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.”