Tokyo Bay Volt Watch

Look at this handsome rascal from Tokyo Bay. It’s one of those watches that is somehow retro and futuristic at the same time. Possibly my favourite kind of design really. The Volt watch is going for a very reasonable $70.00 (about £35 to UK readers) and it’s colorful textured design dial and unique disc time window function make for a …

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Nixon’s The Banks Watch

Look at this handsome devil. It’s a Nixon watch titled ‘The Banks’. It features great design along with simple and effective technology. It’s got dual time and a second subdial (for those of you who need to synchronise your watches like a ’70s spy). It’s water resistant to 100 meters and made from stainless steel with chamfered hardened mineral crystal …

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Alessi Kaj Wristwatch

Lots of watches demand to be looked at by being shiny and fussy. However, for those of you who aren’t magpie eyed, you’ll be interested in this cracking Alessi watch. The Kaj collection designed by Karim Rashid is "symbolic of technology, the cosmos and the passage and cyclical nature of time" apparently. However, the more sensible of you will just …

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Nooka Zot classic watch

Now this is one damn cool watch. So what if it’s really difficult to tell the time – we have mobile phones to do that. The Nooka Zot Classic displays the hours as a progression of 12 dots. This design feature allows the watch to display the month on the same display with the date in the seconds window. It’s …

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The Rotolog watch from Nixon

We’ve featured quite a few watches on Brandish, but none quite as handsome as this. The Rotolog from Nixon will set you back $250.00, and for your money you get a beautiful stainless steel watch with hardened mineral crystal feature, a real walnut inlay and a double gasket crown. The band is custom solid stainless steel with real walnut and …

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Cathode Nixie Watch

There are a lot of cool retro things out there, but none as original and unusual as this cathode Nixie Watch from Cathode Corner. The watch uses two nixie tubes – neon display tubes once used in sixties calculators – to display the hours, minutes, and seconds in order through the flicking of the wrist. Not only that, but it’s …

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Equalizer LED watch

As you can see from the photo, this watch’s LED display is designed to look like a graphic equaliser. God knows how you’re supposed to tell the time, but then that’s not the point – you don’t buy a watch like this to tell the time, you buy it because it looks damn cool, in a retro stylee. The black …

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Frank Gehry Fossil watch

This is a quirky little watch, designed by postmodern architect Frank Gehry and developed by Fossil. Hands up if you know what a postmodern architect does? Apart from design watches smart alec! Anyway, this watch has an mental time read out display in Frank Gehry’s own script. If the time is 11:30, the display reads in script, "half past 11" …

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The PIMP watch

Wanna act like a pimp? Or better still, wanna act like one of those robots from Battlestar Galactica? Well, let me introduce the most mental watch ever. The PIMP is the world’s first high quality LED watch using 72 LED lights. The watch is plated with 18k Gold for the ultimate stylish pimp ass look! It’s pretty well crafted and …

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Paul Frank killer calculator watch

LOOK AT THESE BAD BOYS! This is, without doubt, the coolest watch ever made. Harking back to those ace eighties digital watches, the super dapper Paul Frank Calculator Watch makes all that modern looking garbage look redundant and dull. The watches are available in a range of colours, from dark green to a pink thing which probably won’t sell as …

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Nixon Rotolog watch

Something a little different to finish the week, a wood-panelled timepiece from Nixon – the Rotolog watch. Known as a surfer company, Nixon also has a fine line of seriously quirky watches – and for me, this is the best. This Rotolog features a Japanese quartz movement, stainless steel case and a real walnut wood inlay, along with a custom …

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Paul Smith Jumping Date watch

I’ve stuck to the classic styles and brands so far this week, so here’s something a little more contemporary from a brand not usually associated with watchmaking – Paul Smith’s Jumping Date watch. This a limited edition piece with a Swiss quartz movement in a stainless steel case. The name’s down to the unusual date feature that jumps around 3 …

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Tissot T-Touch watch

Tissot has a strong watchmaking heritage – check out the driver’s PRS 516 from the 60s for a timeless timepiece. They’re still doing it too – combining classic looks with state-of-the-art technology, most recently ith the Tissot T-Touch. A big, chunky watch and bracelet packed with all manner of functions, all accessed via a touch-sensitive screen. These include an accurate …

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Mondaine Swiss Railway watch

How about a watch with a heritage, that’s a design classic and still costs less than £100? You get the lot with the Mondaine Swiss Railway Watch. The watch is modelled on the Swiss Railway Station Clock which has been displayed in every Swiss railway station since the 1940s – and originally designed by Swiss Federal Railways employee Hans Hilfiker. …

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Sekonda One watch

After featuring the highly desirable (and highly priced) TAG Heuer Monaco watch last week, I thought I’d use this week to feature some stylish watches with more realistic price tags, starting with the Sekonda One range. Launched in 1966, Sekonda has been the biggest selling watch brand in the UK for the past 18 years, with the One range introduced …

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TAG Heuer Monaco watch

To celebrate what would have been Steve McQueen’s 75th birthday, TAG Heuer has reissued one of the most famous and iconic watches in the world – the TAG Heuer Monaco. But hurry – it’s a limited edition. The Monaco was designed to match McQueen’s suit in the movie Le Mans, which itself was a replica of the suit worn by …

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Bell & Ross BR-01 Instrument watch

If the BR-01 were a chocolate bar, it would be a Yorkie. Look at it – it’s a ruddy big man’s watch, essentially a fighter plane’s cockpit clock that you can wear on your wrist. It doesn’t get more macho than that. But if you’re more Goose than Maverick, or you just have girly wrists, the BR-01 is not for …

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