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Fossil Dean Automatic Watch Review

Posted on 06 February 2014 by Patrick Kansa


Today, we’re going to take a look at a brand that likely everyone reading these pages is familiar with – Fossil. I’d hazard a guess that most of us have at one time or another had a Fossil watch in our collections, and for good reason – they’ve got a variety of different styles to accommodate just about any taste, and they come in at affordable price points. As of late, they’ve been expanding their offerings to encompass automatic movements, and we’ll be reviewing one of those models today. Continue Reading

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S+arck’s Latest

Posted on 17 August 2007 by John Biggs

starck_fossil_1.jpgIf you want high design and low price, go with the S+arck Fossil line. They’ve been doing some great work lately and these odd cantilevered models look stunning. This and another model should be available in the Fall.

phillipe starck’s latest fossil watches [technabob]

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Fossil’s OLED Watches

Posted on 19 July 2007 by John Biggs

No real info on these guys yet, but Fossil has been playing with OLEDS a lot and here’s some live video of them in action.

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Review: Fossil FX6001 Bluetooth Watch

Posted on 23 October 2006 by John Biggs

I wrote a review of Fossil’s Bluetooth watch over at The watch is cool, very stylish, but it might be a bit expensive for it’s one cool feature – it gives you a called ID readout on some Symbian-based phones. It’s cool, but I’m waiting for the next incarnation.

Fossil FX6001 Bluetooth Watch Hands On [CrunchGear]

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Fossil “Kinetic” Automatics

Posted on 21 June 2006 by John Biggs

fossil-kinetic-watches.jpgFrom – Normal automatic watches usually cost a bit more than $95, but that’s how much you’ll have to part with to nab one of these Fossil watches. Fossil is known for its decent looking watches that are sub-$100, but you’d having an automatic mechanism would push the price up a bit—apparently not.

There’s about 11 styles to choose from, all hovering around $100. You could pick one up for every day of the week.

Fossil [via Treehugger]

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Review: Abacus SPOT Watch

Posted on 24 May 2006 by John Biggs


From – Let’s get one thing straight. We were about to write off SPOT. The technology, while very cool, has thus far been limited to a few geek watches and weather stations that the average Joe—the guy who might want to wear a watch rather than check the time on his cellphone—would consider picking one up.

That has changed, thanks to Microsoft’s decision to create a SPOT watch that anyone—from jock to dork to nerd to alternakid—would wear. I know that sounds like a shallow assessment, but it’s the truth. The one thing holding back SPOT was mass acceptance and understanding of the concepts behind this FM-radio based data transfer system. Now that Microsoft will have to explain the SPOT concepts to the rest of the free world, we’re might just be ready for a blossoming of the service into something ubiquitous and useful.

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Fossil to Exit SPOT Market

Posted on 16 August 2005 by John Biggs

Fossil, one of the early adopters in the SPOT race, is now bowing out as Microsoft re-tools that standard. The result? It’s pretty iffy in terms of future SPOT direction. Fossil had a huge supply chain and lots of sales and that’s definitely going to hurt things.

Fossil has made their last MSN Direct watch, at least for the foreseeable future. Coco and Glam were made in a tiny batch and sold to Tiger Direct. However we hear Fossil is no longer going to make new watches and will re-direct their technology efforts after current inventory is sold through. Microsoft has recently pulled the SPOT initiative back into R&D and appears intent on pushing the technology into other products like the weather clocks and integration with the PC and other Microsoft products.

With SPOT going back into the garage for a re-tooling, the hope is that it will emerge with more stability and functionality. Indeed, the commitment from Microsoft over the past several months has been just that, though any improvements are difficult for end users to see. In a recent post in our forums, a Microsoft representative disclosed they have been working on infrastructure improvements to make the network more reliable and efficient in bandwidth usage.

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Review – Fossil Abacus

Posted on 16 August 2005 by John Biggs

Phil Torrone at make rocks a full story on the Fossil Abacus, which may or may not be the last Palm watch ever.

have a bit of a fetish for gadgety watches (video). Why waste the precious wrist real estate on something that can -just- tell time. Last week on MAKE I posted my HOW TO on getting RSS feeds to a Microsoft SPOT watch (Swatch, Fossil, Suunto and few others make these watches). I’m always on the look out for the uber geek watch- wireless SPOT watches for getting RSS feeds, TV watches from Japan, binary watches that tell time in, well, binary. So when Brian Jepson sent me a link to a sale on the Palm based PDA watch for $70 (about %50 less than it was a few months ago) and I had some Tiger credit voucher thing- I thought I’d see what I could do with a PDA on my wrist.

Read the rest here.

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