An Elaborate Mechanical Sundial That Doesn't Need a Drop of Sunlight

At first glance it looks like a giant, industrial, animated chandelier hanging over your head. But instead of just illuminating a room with its imposing glow, artist Conrad Shawcross' Timepiece doubles as a modern take on the sundial. Because unlike the ancient clocks that kept our ancestors on time, this one doesn't… » 8/15/13 2:20pm 8/15/13 2:20pm

Tokyoflash Fire Watch Looks Hot, But Useless For Telling Time

Now that more or less everyone uses cellphones to tell the time, watches have been relegated to mere decorative pieces. At least that's what it seems like with Tokyoflash's watches » 11/11/08 1:00am 11/11/08 1:00am, which but are . It's latest watch, Fire, is a beautiful streamlined little thing that wraps around your wrist and flashes multi-colored…

Five-Faced Diesel Watch: Screw You, Midwestern States

So, what if you don't live in the same time zone as New York, LA, Tokyo, Paris or London? Well, that means this Diesel Timepiece would be nothing more to you than a gaudy way to buff up your watch arm. Fortunately, a thinner, daintier version exists for those wishing to forgo the pre-ordained cities for five choices… » 9/02/08 3:00pm 9/02/08 3:00pm

USB Watch is Deconstructed Electronic Geekiness In Action

This concept USB watch, dubbed "Timeless" is either a fabulously ironic piece of deconstructivist electronic art, or a geeky overload. Whichever way you look at it, it's kinda neat: basically it's a simple digital watch, with an internal battery that's charged when you plug it into a USB socket. And then the same USB… » 7/23/08 7:09am 7/23/08 7:09am

Bulova Watch Lost at Sea During WW2 Reunited with Owner After 67 Years,…

A Royal Navy veteran has been reunited with his watch, 67 years after he lost it during World War II—and, it worked perfectly. In 1941, Teddy Bacon, a lieutenant aboard HMS Repulse, was throwing a line from ship to shore when the gold Bulova watch, bought in the Azores for $55, slipped off his wrist and into… » 6/09/08 6:45am 6/09/08 6:45am

Cuckinetic Clock Tells Time Rube Goldberg-Style

I'm always fascinated by kinetic sculptures, which is why I like this clock by painter and sculptor George Rhodes. You tell the hours from the numbered cylinders that're picked up on that wheel, and the minutes from the pointer arm. It strikes the hours when the cylinder rolls down the track and hits a bell. I'd love… » 3/25/08 10:45am 3/25/08 10:45am

Watch Concept Gives Hearing-Impaired People a Fire Alert

This new watch concept from Nikita Golovlev is designed to give a visible warning to hearing-impaired users if something dangerous is going on nearby. Dubbed AlarMe, the watch has a bunch of omnidirectional microphones and does some intelligent listening to sense if anything audibly important such as a fire alarm is… » 1/14/08 12:27pm 1/14/08 12:27pm