Watches and Clocks

News, reviews and articles about watches and clocks.

The CIGA Design Z-Series Mechanical Titanium Watch just went from awesome to awesome!! awesome!!

NEWS – Back in January 2020, I reviewed the CIGA Design Z-Series Mechanical Titanium Watch and simply loved the build quality, design, function, and sleek and classy look. I was impressed enough that despite my collection of watches, I found myself choosing this watch as a regular option. The fact that it is a mechanical …

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CIGA Design J Series Zen Karesansui Mechanical Timepiece review

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – For many years, I have been a watch collector, with mechanical automatic watches being my preference and dominating my collection with the exception of my smartwatches. Earlier this year, CIGA Design sent me their Z-Series Mechanical Titanium Watch and I loved it, so I am so happy that they have now followed …

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Matrix PowerWatch Series 2 review

REVIEW – Back in October 2018, I reviewed the Matrix Powerwatch X, the first smartwatch powered by the wearer’s body heat.  Since then, Matrix Industries has been developing the next generation of product and offered us the opportunity to review the PowerWatch Series 2.  Let’s check it out. What is it? The Matrix Industries PowerWatch …

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Casio PRO TREK PRTB50YT-1 Quad Sensor Bluetooth Connected Watch review

REVIEW – World-class watch manufacturer Casio has been churning out reliable timepieces for decades, and their PRO TREK line manages to pack an incredible amount of trail-ready tools into a small, rugged package. Let’s dive right in. What is it? The PRTB50YT-1 model of Casio’s PRO TREK line of watches features 100M water resistance, a …

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How to prep your gadgets for daylight savings time

ARTICLE – Daylight Savings Time (DST) is just around the corner, so are your gadgets ready for it? When the time changes in the wee hours of the morning on Sunday, March 8, it may throw you off your schedule a bit. But it doesn’t have to. If you’re anything like the average American, you …

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Amazfit T-Rex smartwatch review

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REVIEW – I’ve been using smartwatches since 2013 (the Pebble!), moving on later to models from Motorola, Apple, and Ticwatch.  The Amazfit T-Rex promises up to 21 days of battery life while still delivering all the key features you’d want in a smartwatch, so I was excited to try it out! What is it? The …

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Keep time with some boozy up-cycling with Barrique Design watches

NEWS – Do you want to stop unnecessary waste? Do you like wine?  Do you appreciate a unique timepiece?  Do I have a deal for you! Vinotive, a seller of all things wine-related, openers, stoppers, glassware, and so on, has added a line of innovative timepieces with cases and straps fashion from up-cycled wine barrels. …

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CIGA Design Z-Series Mechanical Titanium Watch review

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – For at least three decades, I have been a big fan of mechanical automatic watches, and have made a great effort to stay away from battery operated watches. I probably own a few more than a dozen automatic watches, and for the most part, I have had a good experience with them. …

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Nomad Active Strap Waterproof Leather Apple Watch band review

REVIEW – As a general rule of thumb, water and leather don’t mix, especially when it comes to Apple Watch bands. However, Nomad recently released an Apple Watch Strap that is made of waterproof leather. So let’s take a look at the Nomad Active Strap. What is it? The Nomad Active Strap is a waterproof …

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Citizen and Amazon partner to launch a smart clock

NEWS – It’s time for the traditional wall clock to become smarter and that’s just what Citizen and Amazon have done with these 2 new smart clocks. Powered by 4 C Batteries, the 12-inch clocks are available with a metal or wood frame and a bright white dial with 60 blue LED markers. The new …

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