Watches and Clocks

News, reviews and articles about watches and clocks.

Tokyoflash Saishin Retsu LED Watch

What criteria do you use when buying a wrist watch? Form over function, or function over form? If you are just in the market for a cheap time piece, Walmart always has a stash of plastic novelty watches for around $5. But if price isn’t a motivator and you want people to notice you, then you are probably the perfect customer for Tokyoflash. Located in Japan, this store has a unique variety of watches that entertain while also reporting the current time.

Chef’s Quad-Timer Professional

I enjoy cooking and tend to be the main person in my household to do this task everyday. Until now, my method for timing dishes on the stove and oven has been accomplished using the timer in the microwave, the grandfather clock in the living room and the timer built into my stove. That doesn’t sound like a problem does it? Well it is when you forget what time source was used for which dish. And then there’s the fact that the grandfather clock doesn’t actually buzz when the time is up.

Almeda Time Multiple Vibrating Alarm Watch

Some of our readers might recall that in late 2002, my husband Steve was diagnosed with appendiceal carcinoma, a rare cancer that affects the appendix. The last few months of 2002 and the first months of 2003 involved various rounds of chemotherapy followed by radiation treatments. As a complete novice to the world of cancer, one of the first things that I learned about chemotherapy was that it didn’t just occur in the hours Steve spent hooked to an IV. There were also subsequent chemotherapy and anti-nausea medications that had to be administered at the correct times on particular days. One of Steve’s anti-nausea medications had to be taken every six hours around the clock and without fail, or he would get sick. Since our bedroom’s clock only had two alarm settings, we had to rely upon my PDA’s Calendar alarms to keep up with dosage times. This wasn’t always practical but we made it work, and we eventually got past that stage of his treatment.

Pimp Pleasure Seeker Watch

It’s such a cliché, but lately it does seem like time is just flying by. 2006
is already half gone, so it has been almost two years since I reviewed the

Pimp Star Performer Watch
, the timepiece from the company with the NSFW*
name. The Star Performer was notable for its flashy LED display extravaganza;
but true LED aficionados probably felt that having numbers and symbols on the
watch’s face was sacrilegious.

Tokyoflash B Version Watch by Twelve 5-9

I just spent over an hour perusing the Inside Japan section on the Tokyo Flash site. This was time when I should have been writing this review, but I got so distracted by the witty write-ups of Tokyo life which were accompanied by photos taken with the authors’ cell phone cameras. It makes sense that …

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Skullcandy MacGyver MP3 / Voice Recording Watch

A couple years ago I remember seeing a BMW MP3 watch which featured an integrated USB cable. The idea of converging a watch with self-contained digital music player was clever, but at $275 for the 256MB version and $350 for the 512MB version, the price was a bit steep. Even so, the BMW watch proved …

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Time Technology LED Binary Watch Review

My favorite gadgets are those which add a unique, unexpected twist to an everyday object. The Time Technology LED Binary Watch fits into this category perfectly! The premise behind the watch is that to work out the time you look at a binary pattern of lights. Binary is the system of numeration having 2 as …

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C.I.D. Colored LCD Clock Review

In my never ending search for the ultimate cool clock, I have stumbled upon the C.I.D Colored LCD Clock from Brando’s Watch site. From the description on his site, this time keeper appeared to be right up my alley. Funky, small and chunky. My 3 favorite adjectives when it comes to describing almost any gadget. …

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Neverlate 7-day Alarm Clock Review

My search for the ultimate alarm clock has led me to American Innovative’s Neverlate 7-day Alarm Clock. Although this clock radio was designed with the busy college student in mind, I thought it might have the right set of features to earn a permanent spot on my bedside table. As the name implies, this clock …

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TechnOtunes 256MB MP3 Player Watch Review

Product Requirements: Mac OSX, Windows 98SE or Above By now, I would guess that many of our readers own a portable mega-gigabyte digital music player on which they have stored much, if not all, of their music collections. However, I would be willing to bet that some don’t always want to bring that player along …

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Turnable Calendar Clock Review

Product Requirements: Two AAA batteries (included) While I was recently perusing the Watch Brando site, I came across an interesting gadget, the Turnable Calendar Clock. This 2.75″ tall x 2.75″ wide x 1″ thick translucent colored block includes the day and date, the time, an alarm, a room temperature meter, a countdown timer and a …

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