Watches and Clocks

News, reviews and articles about watches and clocks.

Build your own watch with a Rotate watchmaking kit

NEWS – Are you a maker?  Do you love watches?  Do I have a deal for you! Rotate Watches is a company that makes mechanical watch kits that you build yourself.     Priced from $195 to $225, the kits are complete watches that you assemble. It includes a watch movement. It also includes all …

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Tell time the old school way, but only during the day

NEWS – There are all kinds of cool watches out there.  Of particular interest to a lot of folks is the slew of solar-powered watches – those that don’t need battery replacements as they gather their power by being exposed to sunlight. One watch is taking that solar-powered business model old school – the Pandeia …

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Author Clock – a novel way to tell time

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Are you a literary nerd? Do you love clocks and timekeeping?  Do I have a product for you!  Author Clock! Author Clock takes the idea of using words to display time and amps that up by presenting the time as quotes from classic novels.  Author clock claims to have a literary quote …

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The UWERK UR-112 AGGREGAT watch looks insanely cool but you’ll never have one

NEWS – Have you ever seen a crazier looking watch than the UWERK UR-112 AGGREGAT watch? It looks like something a race car driving, fighter pilot, superhero would wear. This watch is constructed of PVD-coated titanium and features a unique time display that has individual hour and minute rotating triangular prisms inside sapphire crystal cylinders …

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Strap Bandits Basket Glen Watch Band for Apple Watch review

REVIEW – My wife purchased a Series 6 Apple Watch earlier this year and had to settle for buying Apple’s unattractive sports band to go with it.  I recently reviewed Bellroy’s watch strap, which is a nice upgrade for when she wants to look a bit classier.  She really likes the strap, but she also …

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Amazfit T Rex Pro smartwatch review

REVIEW – The Amazfit T-Rex was released in late 2019 and demonstrated the most rugged Amazfit watch ever created. A little more than a year later, Amazfit has released the Amazfit T-Rex Pro. The new watch has a bunch of sensor and durability improvements. I have one to review. Read on to see what I think! …

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Order your Apple Watch Series 7 this Friday, October 8

NEWS – Apple has announced that pre-orders for the new Apple Watch Series 7 will go live this Friday, October 8, at 8 AM ET. During its California Streaming event in September, Apple announced two updated watch models but did not provide any price or ordering information other than a starting price of $399 and …

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Timex and James Brand team up for your next favorite EDC watch

NEWS – If you’re into EDC Gear then you are also familiar with James Brand products. They make some awesome knives and pens (check out our James Brand reviews). Now they’ve branched out into watches and their first one is a collaboration with Timex. This new watch is based on the Timex Expedition North collection …

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The Electricianz Blue Z watch review – A watch fit for a Blade Runner

REVIEW – A little while ago, I wrote up a news article about a new hybrid electric/mechanical watch by The Electricianz.  The Electricianz fancy themselves as creators of unusual watches that feature interesting colors and lighting. Electricity keeps the world moving. The Electricianz is on a mission to put that energy in the spotlight. We …

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Add some pizzazz to your wrist with a new hybrid mechanical watch by The Electricianz

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Watches seemed to be a dying thing a while back.  With everyone carrying cellphones, there didn’t seem to be much use for another way to tell time.  Innovative watch manufacturers are turning the tide by introducing interesting and unusual new timepieces that are as much fashion as they are function. The Electricianz …

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Function101 Heartsync for Apple Watch Review

REVIEW – My indoor rower has a heart rate function, and I’ve been on the hunt for the “just right” bodyworn heart rate transmitter. I’ve tried chest straps and arm straps. But what if I could use something I was wearing already: my Apple Watch? This is where the Function101 Heartsync comes in. What is …

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Tribit Home speaker review – it’s not just a speaker

REVIEW – It’s always fun when a smaller audio company comes from seemingly nowhere and begins besting the bigger boys in both price and audio quality. Case in point: Tribit. I‘ve reviewed some of their Bluetooth speakers and headphones and been impressed by both—the speakers more than the headphones. The Tribit line of speakers looks …

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Kungfuking Alarm Clock for Heavy Sleepers review – an alarm clock that can wake the dead

REVIEW: The Kungfuking Alarm Clock for Heavy Sleepers lives up to all of its claims. They should offer a discount on EMS resuscitation services should this clock not wake you up. The alert tone used for the alarm sound is distinct and appropriately unpleasant. I may have heard this tone from other clocks but not …

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NightWatch Apple Watch charger dock review – Turn your Apple Watch into a bedside clock

REVIEW – I’ve reviewed quite a few smartwatches over the years, but once the review was posted, I stopped wearing them because they always felt too bulky and uncomfortable on my wrist. But then I reviewed a fitness system that used the Apple Watch. They sent me a refurb to use with their system and …

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Atowak Ettore Drift wandering hour watch review – Channel your race car desires

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – At some point in our lives, many of us have fantasized about driving a race car at breakneck speeds, whipping around an oval, or perhaps conquering a road course, effortlessly drifting around a tight curve, keeping the vehicle in perfect alignment for that expert exit at full throttle.  Put that thrill on …

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