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The Moment Smartwatch Does It All

Posted on 02 July 2014 by Matt Himmelstein

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The other day I wrote about 2 new smart watches that are driven by a single purpose, one to give you the score for your favorite soccer team, and the other to help you track your fitness.  Today’s watch goes in the other direction, a connected device that has the goal of being a complete interface with your smart phone.  The Moment Smartwatch is more of a full screen smart bracelet that interacts with your phone, and also tells the time. Continue Reading

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The American-made Smith & Bradley Sans-13 Giveaway (July)

Posted on 01 July 2014 by Patrick Kansa

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Since it’s July, and the 4th is just around the corner, we thought it would be great if we could get an American watch in the mix.  Thing of it is, there aren’t a lot of American watch manufacturers these days, especially ones who could turn something around for us at short notice.  Then, we remembered our pals over at Smith & Bradley.

We thought perhaps we could get them to through some swag in for the giveaway, but they went a step further, and offered up a brand-new Sans-13 watches (in Pelican case) for the contest .  And, given that this is a watch that’s on the wrists of active duty military and police personnel, it seemed like a fitting watch for the giveaway.

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It’s pretty easy to throw your hat in the ring for the Smith & Bradley Sans-13 giveaway – just go ahead and follow those steps in the widget below, and good luck!  Then, while you’re waiting, feel free to check out my hands-on review of the Sans-13 over on ABTW.

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Our special thanks to Smith & Bradley stepping in at the last minute to sponsor the giveaway!

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Lew & Huey Cerberus Prototype Review

Posted on 30 June 2014 by Patrick Kansa

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We’re on a bit of a Lew & Huey streak here, coveringquite a few of their watches. We’ve also been fortunate to be in a unique position with the brand, being able to spend time with prototypes (and, eventually, the production version) of their watches. Given that, we’re able to give you a hands-on take on their latest project – the Lew & Huey Cerberus.
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Historical Horology – Bell & Ross

Posted on 29 June 2014 by Patrick Kansa

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Often in our Historical Horology posts, we go delving back in to the history of a brand, or even of a specific model/lineup from a brand.  In today’s look at Bell & Ross, however, we’re going to stick a little closer to current day.
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Watching the Web for June 28, 2014

Posted on 28 June 2014 by Patrick Kansa

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Welcome back to our weekly installment, Watching the Web, where we have a quick look at some interesting watches and articles that have popped up over the last week, as well as taking a second look at what some of our more popular articles this week were. Today, we’ve got an unexpected article on watches from The Economist, and an review from last month from The Time Bum.  After those, we’ll highlight (as usual) some of our more popular posts from the last week. Read on to see what we’ve got in store for you.
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Hands-on Review: TRIWA Walter Lansen Chrono

Posted on 27 June 2014 by Patrick Kansa

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It’s been awhile since we’ve had a TRIWA watch review on our pages – the last one we looked at I deemed to be a perfect watch for summer, so I think it’s a bit fitting that we’ve got another one landing on the pages with summer waiting in the wings. Now, you might be tempted to think that the TRIWA Walter Lansen Chrono is part of the “Sort of Black” line (which Matt covered here), but it’s definitely not.
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Purpose Driven Watches With Smarts

Posted on 26 June 2014 by Matt Himmelstein

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A lot of smart watches I see try to be everything.  Email, facebook posts, texts, weather, and so on and so on.  They are not watches in a traditional sense, but rather wearable computers that display the time.  Today, I wanted to highlight two purpose driven watches that are more “connected” watches than a “do everything” wearable.  The HotBlack by Hoptroff.com and the Withings Activé are connected devices designed to do a single task, with the former connecting you to your favorite football (soccer) team and the latter tracking your daily fitness goals.  Interestingly, both watches are coming out of the UK. Continue Reading

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TokyoFlash Gets Less Cryptic

Posted on 25 June 2014 by Matt Himmelstein

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TokyoFlash has made a name for themselves creating digital watches that can be… a wee bit tough to read.  With one of their latest designs, the Kisai Rogue Touch Silicon, they have bucked their own trend a bit, and created a watch with two time zones that is actually readable at a glance, with a minimal amount of training.
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