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CECT W100 wrist phone

By admin on August 16th, 2007

Just like the concepts of flying cars zooming through the sky or hand-held lasers that can stun a perp at 100 paces, the idea of a wrist mounted communication device has been just that – an idea. The reality is that "flying" cars can barely get off the ground, "hand-held" lasers need to be coasted around on trolleys and wrist-phones have been either hand-achingly cumbersome or severely lacking in quality and features. How much longer do we have to wait for the future? I expected moon-bases by now!

In regards to the issue of wrist-phones, the wait may be over soon. Qiao Xing Mobile Communication has unveiled the CECT W100 watch-phone which, despite actually being wrist sized, is jam-packed full of all the features you’d expect from todays "bricks". 1GB memory, FM radio, bluetooth, a 1.3 mega pixel camera and audio/video capabilities are all included in this tiny package. However, the clincher for me is that the phone has a built in touch-screen. Move over iPhone.

The future is here. The future is now… although I am still waiting for my Porsche Carrera GT with vertical takeoff.

[Via Gizmodo]


Roamine Gerome Titanic DNA watch made from the actual doomed ship

By admin on August 10th, 2007


Isn’t this just grave robbing? The Titanic DNA watch from Roamine Gerome uses actual pieces salvaged from the sunken ship to make up its casing, which itself resembles a port-hole. You can choose from several different materials, including a brass finish (above left) and the more authentic looks rusted steel (top right). All the watch faces are made from compressed coal dust that was found in the ill-fated boat’s furnaces and feature a dial resembling the gauges found within the boiler room.

And how much does this morbid bit of history cost? $152,435 to be precise. That’s a fraction of the cost of a salvage operation, but still a little too much for most people. I bet Di Caprio could afford one though.

[Via Techdigest]


Jolly Roger crystal encrusted watch from Vabene

By admin on July 27th, 2007

Designed for the pirate who wants everyone to know he’s got more than his fair share of the booty (arr, oi mean treasure, not bums), this Swarovski crystal encrusted watch from Vabene allows anyone to keep track of the time amidst all that plunderin’ and pillagin’.

I admit that I, along with half of those exposed to internet culture, love all things skull and crossbones (the "other" half are into weak-ass ninjas), but this is essentially a plastic watch studded with cheap crystals. And at $295, you really will have to dig up some buried treasure to be able to afford it. Strictly for those who like to go all "Jack Sparrow" on dress-down Fridays.

[Via Uncrate]


Amazing vintage digital watches for sale!

By mofgimmers on July 10th, 2007

Albay6665000smallLooking at this watch shows how fun and innovative digital watches were back in the 80s. This particular one (the 1981 Alba Y666 Soccer LCD Game Watch) features a brilliant football game (soccer to US readers) which is, essentially, every boys dream.

Of course, games on our mobiles and PSPs have usurped all these things from the 80s, but the old games have a certain simple charm which is tough to beat.     This rare game watch was Made in Japan and it is in excellent shape. It features all the functions you’d expect (and they all work perfectly). As it’s a genuine vintage watch, it’ll cost you $109 from PocketCalculatorShow.

If that doesn’t take your fancy, there are loads more to choose from… but they’re selling quick! If that doesn’t fulfill you’re retro watch needs, there is the Nerdy Watch Museum to flick through too! Great stuff!


Wood Coin watch from Fossil

By mofgimmers on July 5th, 2007


Fossil, apart from putting their watches in very nice tins, also make very nice watches. Good thing eh? After perusing the Fossil website I came across this gem.

The Wood Coin watch has a stainless steel bracelet and case with wooden accents and dial. It also features a "coin-edged top ring" and bold blue second hand. It’s water resistant up to 50 meters and is available for $75.00. With this watch you get free shipping
as is standard with all orders over $40.00. Click here for technical spec and of course, to buy.


Patricia Urquiola buckle watch

By mofgimmers on July 4th, 2007


This smart buckle watch, designed by acclaimed Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola, is a great twist on the modern watch by integrating a buckle with snap closure into the case.

The contemporary round stainless-steel case has a satin finish with high-polished accents, mineral crystal, and quartz movement. Currently retailing at $135.00 from the MoMA store.

This certainly provides a fun and stylish alternative to your average watch seen on the high street and is very handsome to look at.


Nixon The Dictator watch

By admin on June 27th, 2007

Not really sure what to make of this one. It looks like a tiny, wrist-mounted guitar amplifier, but it’s also reminiscent of the watch/communicator thingie that Dick Tracey uses which, with its voice recorder – hence The Dictator – is possibly a better analogy. Record one side of a conversation then play it back when your friends are about so it looks as though you really are speaking to someone with your "walkie-talkie" watch. That’ll impress the girls.

Other than the voice recorder, The Dictator is function-light, but who cares when you’re wearing something that looks this awesome. I want one. Now. I just need to save £100 first.


BRM titanium double dial watch

By mofgimmers on June 18th, 2007


This great BRM gents watch has more features than you can shake a stick at… not to mention it’s striking good looks. Most eye catching is the unique double dial and bright orange rubber strap. The casing is titanium with stainless steel lugs and push buttons which compliment the black logo trim on bezel.

The black dial with double Swiss movement has white/orange markers and Arabia numerals. It’s also scratch-resistant sapphire crystal for the clumsier wearer and water resistant up to 100 meters.

It’s a very handsome watch indeed and available from Nieman Marcus for $7250.00. Not cheap, but devilishly good looking.


Tag Heuer update the classic ‘Monaco’ watch

By mofgimmers on June 12th, 2007


The TAG Heuer Monaco Vintage is a black, mean, stylish timepiece that sets the heart racing on first glance.

This  watch is a copy of the world’s first square-cased chronograph and designed to match Steve McQueen’s suit in the movie Le Mans, which itself was a replica of the one worn by the first driver sponsored by TAG Heuer  – Jo Siffert.

This new version has stylish black dial with eye catching orange and blue stripes. It also features the vintage "Gulf" logo and matching black alligator strap with orange stitching. It’s a limited edition of 4,000 pieces – and if you want one, you’ll have to pay £2,500 and move quicker than a Porsche-Gulf 917K! Click here to find out more.

[via RetroToGo]


Issey Miyake/Seiko watch

By mofgimmers on June 5th, 2007


A lot of watches leave me cold. Too many are designed to look like you’re some kind of explorer or biggles. To be honest, as cool as said people are, I don’t really wanna look like ‘em.

So,in my quest to find myself a nice watch, I stumbled across these great timepieces on RetroToGo. The Cabane de Zucca Eye Patch watch features a really smart space age design and is made by the kings of retro-futurism design, the Japanese. It’s designed by Issey Miyake label and made by Seiko and is available in white and yellow and the very swish sand colour (pictured above).

Pick one up online for around £100.


Ted Baker Watch

By admin on May 29th, 2007

Daoside Ted Baker has always managed
to turn out fresh and innovative design whilst maintaining a traditional edge,
and the Daoside

is no different. Sleek and simple, the Daoside combines a
contemporary watch face with a classic, stainless steel case and a black or
brown leather strap.

Personally I prefer the
brown leather – It’s more elegant and conjures up images of early 20th Century
gentleman’s clubs enclosed in oak panels and filled with ludicrously moustachioed
men drinking fine brandy and gassing about their latest big game hunt. Which is exactly the look you should be going for when wearing this watch.


News, Watches

Guess watches model comp

By ShinyMedia on April 25th, 2007

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a male model?  Student Michael Rothkopf was whisked off to Basel for a competition to see who would be the next face of Guess watches. The plucky contender didn’t win, but he did make a video for us so check out his exploits.

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Accessories, Watches

Paul Frank ‘Big In Japan’ watch

By ShinyMedia on April 24th, 2007

Pfwatch"I got the style but not the grace, I got the clothes but not the face, I got the bread but not the butter I got the winda but not the shutter" starts Tom Waits’ great song ‘Big In Japan’. Maybe you’re 5"7, or in an obscure indie band, either way if you feel you’re big in Japan you should get your hands on Paul Frank’s Big In Japan watch. Costing £67.50 from Pussy Home Boutique it’s got a handsome leather strap and red stitching with a large retro face, so it’s a pretty good buy, but you will be singing "I’m big in Japan!" every time you see it.

Click here for more watches on Brandish


Etnies Ticker Watch

By mofgimmers on April 4th, 2007

Etnies_watchEtnies are famed for their great skatewear and tough trainers. However, as a slight swerve, Etnies have created this great Ticker watch… and with it being skateboard related, you can bet your arse that it will be tough enough to withstand a fall (be it a fall from a half-pipe or a drunken stumble on a Friday night).

The strap is leather and the custom logo face plate
    is metal to take those knocks and bumps. It really is a stylish little number and is certainly not exclusive to those with their jeans hanging half way down their legs. Go to the Etnies site to find out more.


D&G Test Card watch

By mofgimmers on March 15th, 2007


D&G aren’t the company who would normally be associated with weird and wonderful retro designs. Amazingly, D&G have come up with something that is both retro and incredibly quirky with this Test Card watch.

The watch is inspired by the first ever BBC "electronically generated" test card. Features include quartz movement, one-touch backlight, water-resistance to 50m and a steel bracelet with butterfly buckle… not to mention some glistening diamantes! Bling!

You can pick one up now and it’s going for a cool £175.


[via RetroToGo]

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