Military watch straps: its the details that count

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Sometimes, its the small details that make an outfit look particularly polished and well thought out. And whilst 80s digital watches are nice, they have become a bit ubiquitous. Striped, military style watch straps – particularly when paired with a vintage watch face – can make a statement. Actually part of the preppy uniform (those bold colours and stripes) and available at stores like Rugby Ralph Lauren in the States, the striped military watch strap can also be found here on grooming site, Carter and Bond.

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Brandish’s too good for Father’s Day gallery

We’re all for giving, but how many times have you been out shopping for someone and bought something for yours truly? Our Father’s Day gift guide is great if you want to give your dad a push in the right style direction, there’s nothing too out there or kooky, just a few pieces that will give a little panache to …

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Gucci limited edition Olympic watch

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Commemorative items usually have more value in their ‘collectability’ than practical appeal. More often than not they’re emblazoned in dates and logos, losing the piece its timelessness – it becomes a snapshot of a moment, rather than something you can use day in, day out for years to come.

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De Grisogono ‘Meccanico DG’

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There’s always demand for gimmicky watches. Or at least there must be, as one gets released every other month. De Grisogono have jumped on the bandwagon with a ‘mechanical-digital’ watch, which uses a standard wind-up mechanism to switch LED-style segments and fake a digital screen. Nice idea. Couple more detailed pics after the jump…

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Shiny Video Review: Tutorial on how to read Tokyo Flash watches, part 2

Tech Digest’s Kat has embedded the 2nd part of her Tokyo Flash tutorials for your otaku pleasure. She’s showing you how to use two more of their beauteous watches, specifically the ‘Pimp’ and ‘Barcode’ models. Both retail for £99.90, and you can pick them up from Tech Deals. Tokyo Flash watches at Tech Deals

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Brandish Competitions: Guess watch

A bottle of Amouage fragrance is being sent to a lucky Brandish reader as we speak, but fear not we have a fantastic competition for you this week. Sitting in Shiny Towers is a retro Guess watch with croco leather strap which retails for an impressive 109 quid. It’s a pretty classy watch with a polished silver rectangular face, multifunction …

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Wear the watch of a real man with Casio’s snappily titled WVQ-570DBE-1AVER chronograph

I love a sleek but unfussy steel n’ leather watch as much as the next man. The sort of watch that forces you to "subtly" pull up the cuff of your Saville Row tailored shirt just so the guys at the gentleman’s club can get an eyeful of your smart timepiece and feel a little tingle of pride as they …

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Yay or Nay: Eleeno’s Radar watch

Okay, am I justified in thinking that this is a really, really, really cool watch, or am I giving into some misplaced desire that’s a product of my disadvantaged childhood? When I think about it, this is the sort of watch I’d have loved when I was ten years old, but would’ve got a clout round the ear instead. Taking …

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Diesel watches make you look stupid by pretending to be bracelets

How sexy are these shiny industrial-style watches from Diesel? Based on a cursory glance, they look just like a couple of men’s bracelets, but by the power of a pinch of the side buttons on either side of the watch face, the time magically appears courtesy of the aqua-coloured OLED display. The watches do have serious retro appeal despite their …

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High-concept Incognito Watch is also highly invisible

Would you hand over £275,000 of your own cash in return for a product that you’d not even seen, let alone layed your hands on it so you can have a tinker with it? No? Well, there’s a surprise. However, that’s exactly what one doofus with more money than sense has done, buying a timepiece that has yet to be …

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Cool Japanese robo-watch tells time, stares dumbly

I love the cute "classic" toy robot design of this Japanese watch from Dipiu. And in true Transformers fashion, this is a watch in disguise as, not content with just been worn on the wrist, the little mechanical blighter pops off the wrist-strap so that he (I think it’s male) can sit happily on your desk. And, if you’re inclined …

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