Watches and Clocks

News, reviews and articles about watches and clocks.

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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Reason One AI Alarm Clock and Smart Home Hub review

REVIEW – I know a lot of people just use their smartphones as alarm clocks instead of a traditional alarm clock on the bedside table.  I, however, still appreciate the standard alarm clock but want one that has Alexa built-in.  I currently have an ILive Voice Activated Alarm clock with Alexa on my nightstand that …

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MecArmy puts a flashlight on your watchband

NEWS – If you’re out of room in your pockets or gear bag for an EDC flashlight, never fear because MecArmy has a flashlight that you can wear. Their CPL Titanium LED Flashlight is a tiny flashlight that you can attach to your watchband. Don’t wear a watch? No problem. The CPL flashlight can attach …

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Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE smartwatch review

REVIEW – The Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE is not your grandfather’s wristwatch. OK. I have nine grandchildren, so there is that small possibility. Julie knew I was looking for a smartwatch that has fitness tracking features. Mobvoi offered their latest model up for review and I jumped at the chance to try it out. What …

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CIGA Design MY Series titanium mechanical skeleton watch review

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – If you enjoy wearing a watch on your wrist but a smartwatch is an overkill for your needs, a traditional analog watch is an interesting option. Today I want to show you the CIGA Design My Series titanium skeleton watch which is currently seeking funding on Indiegogo. What is it? The My …

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Pad & Quill Lowry Cuff Edition Apple Watch band review

REVIEW – The Pad & Quill Lowry Cuff Edition Apple Watch Band is a tribute to the Lowry Ave Bridge that spans the Mississippi just south of PQ’s headquarters in Minneapolis. The band’s design is inspired by Bund-style aviator bands that protected WWII pilot’s wrists from extreme temps in the air. I recently received one …

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Polar’s new Ignite fitness watch puts a fitness coach right on your wrist

NEWS – Polar recently announced their newest fitness watch, the Polar Ignite. The Ignite is a GPS fitness watch that tracks your walks, runs, bike rides, heart rate, and offers advanced metrics, training recommendations right from your wrist, and five days of battery life. Other new features include: Sleep Plus provides insight into the amount …

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BluShark Pass-Through Watch Straps review

REVIEW – BluShark is a relatively young company that specializes premium pass-through (i.e. NATO-style) watch straps, but also makes traditional two-piece straps. I’ve been wearing pass-through straps on my watches for many years (for a variety of reasons discussed later) and have tried straps from most of the well-known brands. The opportunity to review BluShark …

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Mobvoi announces new TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE

NEWS – Supported by Verizon, Mobvio’s newly updated TicWatch Pro now comes in a 4G LTE version that is jam-packed with all the smartphone features you want and need, like GPS, NFC for Google payments from your wrist, built-in heart rate monitor, and activity tracking. It’s also IP68+ rated so you can wear it while …

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Casio PRO TREK WSD-F30 Android WearOS smartwatch review

REVIEW – Casio manufactures a wide range of electronic goods, from calculators to musical instruments. But I would argue, Casio is best known for their wrist watches…particularly their G-SHOCK line. For decades the G-SHOCK has been one of the goto watches for rugged dependability. A watch engineered to survive a march thru hell and back …

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Airpower Wearbuds Fitness Band and Earbuds review

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – Airpower, an innovative smart device developer, is unveiling their Wearbuds, dubbed the “world’s first wristband-housed true wireless earbuds.” They will be available for preorder on Kickstarter starting today June 20th, 2019. What is it? The Wearbuds are touted as the “World’s First True Wireless Earbuds Housed in a Fitness Band.” And indeed, …

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