Yamanote Line Watch: The Thrill of a Tokyo Commute on Your Wrist

The Yamanote Line is one of Tokyo's busiest commuter rail lines, so it only seems natural to me that someone would want a constant reminder of the chaos, foul smells and groping » 9/23/08 5:30pm 9/23/08 5:30pm that is their morning commute. This new watch from Seahope offers a highly detailed replica of electronic signage for your choice of the…

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

Giant, Functioning LED Wristwatch is Actually a Table

The aptly titled 'Big Time' table from artist Lee J Rowland is, in fact, a giant wristwatch with a programmable LED clock. It has a touch button feature like a normal watch that allows the user to switch between time, seconds and date functions. You can even program it to display an 8 letter message of your choosing.… » 7/11/08 1:50pm 7/11/08 1:50pm

$6100 Croc-Skinned Tag Heuer Meridiist Phone: Nothing But a Pretty Face

Watchmaker Tag Heuer today announced its Vertu wannabe, the Meridiist. Like others in its class, its high price doesn't seem to justify the goods, unless you count a choice of crocodile, leather or rubber, a sapphire crystal main screen and a famous name. The specs are almost entirely unimpressive: 1.9" QVGA main… » 4/08/08 1:20pm 4/08/08 1:20pm

Wristwatches Banned in College-Entry Exams Thanks to One Lousy Cheater

Some kid used his cellphone-connected watch to receive incriminating text messages during a college-entry exam in Thailand and now "all kinds of watches" have been banned from 18 exam centers. Thailand has a seriously competitive testing system, with selectivity in some engineering and medicine programs reaching 1 in… » 3/05/08 11:10am 3/05/08 11:10am

Citizen Develops Seismic Earthquake Early Warning Watch

There's nothing to stop Japan's infamous earthquakes, but there are better ways to get ready for them. Citizen is developing the Seismic watch to take advantage of the country's "Earthquake Early Warning" radio service. It will pick up the radio signal as much as 10 seconds faster than the cellular text-message… » 10/15/07 12:15pm 10/15/07 12:15pm