Watchlists

10 Wooden watches

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Wooden watches have a few things going for them: they are light-weight most of them are half the weight of a watch with a metal band,  they are hypo-allergenic so a good choice for those with metal allergies and these timber timepieces can also look better with age due to the patina of the wood being conditioned by …

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12 Classic Watch Designs from 1910’s -80’s

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This a chronological list of classic watch designs that have achieved their status because of their historical significance or enduring fame. Dating from the turn of the 20th century through to the 1980’s. These watches vary greatly in design and style ranging from small refined dress watches to chunkier sports watches but all have in common their …

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10 Interesting watch materials. From Dung to DNA.

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Watch brands go to great lengths to create unique products and attract customers. Sometimes the intent is to push the boundaries of watch making by introducing new materials, while other times for less high brow goals such as just pure whimsy. Alchemy plays a part in some of these watches -the magical transformation of base matter …

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10 Skull Watches

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Skull watches are an interesting design combination. Frequently used as a Memento Mori, or a reminder of mortality, the skull, when used on a watch could be taken to signify that time is precious. The skull a primal symbol often with negative associations in the past, has become a popular contemporary motif in art, design and …

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10 Cool Actors and Their Watches

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This article is the result of some watch sleuthing and features a selection of actors ranging from the silent screen era to recent times and the watches they chose to wear. From Charlie Chaplin to Robert Redford,  “The Tramp” to the “Sundance Kid”  you will find information on the watch they chose and a few interesting …

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11 Asian watch designs for the year of the dragon 2012

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2012 is the Year of the Dragon so here is a collection of recently released watches showcasing Asian watch designs and manufacturing techniques. The sign of the dragon, considered the most favorable of the lunar calendar, is synonymous with power and wealth. According to legend, the Chinese understand themselves as descendants of the dragon and the dragon …

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Unique watches of 2011 roundup [High-end]

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[box type=”shadow”]Ludovic Ballouard Upside Down Watch Ludovic Ballouard literally turned time upside down with his cleverly designed watch display. Read More [/box] [box type=”shadow”]Eva Leube Ari A unique women’s watch with a curved mechanical movement from independent watchmaker Eva Leube. Read More [/box] [box type=”shadow”]De Bethune DB 28 Innovative timepiece that was Winner of the 2011 Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix Read More [/box] [box type=”shadow”]Konstantin Chaykin Lunokhod The …

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12 cool watch wallpapers

12 cool watch wallpapers

A selection of cool watch wallpaper to give you an eye-catching timepiece to use as a background for your computer desktop. For a better idea of how the wallpaper looks click on the thumbnail for a larger preview. Presented in no particular order. [box type=”shadow”] MB&F This stands for Maximilian Büsser & Friends, and they have some very cool …

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12 Single Hand Watches

12 Single Hand Watches

The sound of one hand ticking. Single hand watches may appear unconventional or even strange to many of us today but telling the time using just a single hand was in fact the normal way when pocket watches were introduced in the early 16th century. In fact timekeeping began with just a single hand, sundials and …

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9 Watch Widgets

9 Watch Widgets

There seem to be surprisingly few watch widgets by watch manufacturers but after doing some digging around we’ve managed to put together a selection of 9. We havent tested them all so take the usual precautions when installing new software.

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10 Tritium Watches

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Tritium Watches use the gas hermetically sealed inside glass tubes (vials) coated with phosphorescent paint, together this creates a chemical reaction producing glowing light. Tritium has a half life of 12.3 years so its brightness will start to fade after that and most manufacturers give the tritium illumination a longevity of between 10-20 years.

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Spy watches

Spy watches

A selection of Spy watches seen in the movies as well as a roundup of the different types available.

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