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REVIEW: Techné SparrowHawk II (Part 2)

Posted on 21 February 2012 by Patrick Kansa


Yesterday, we started taking a look at the SparrowHawk II from Techné. As mentioned, this is a chrono watch, and that’s where the uniqueness of the model comes in.  While the major functions of the watch are quartz-driven, the chrono function is driven by a portion of the movement that’s actually mechanical.   Continue Reading

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REVIEW: Techné SparrowHawk II (Part 1)

Posted on 20 February 2012 by Patrick Kansa


Ok, let’s have a break from the perpertual calendars for a bit, now, shall we?  Today’s watch offers up a great mix of form and function, and goes by the name of SparrowHawk II.

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REVIEW: TAWATEC E.O.Diver Tactical ICS (Part 2)

Posted on 16 February 2012 by Patrick Kansa


Yesterday, we started taking a look at the E.O.Diver Tactical ICS from Tawatec, and were dissecting the parts of the model name to see what features can be teased out.  Today, we’ll cover the last tactical feature, and go over my experiences with the watch to date.

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REVIEW: TAWATEC E.O.Diver Tactical ICS (Part 1)

Posted on 15 February 2012 by Patrick Kansa



Today, we’re going to have a look at a rather compelling watch that features tritium tubes for illumination.  I’ve made no secret of being enamored by watches that feature gaseous tritium light sources (aka GLTS), and I think that the model sent for review is a great entry. Continue Reading

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The ZIIRO Celeste Watch Teaches You Color Mixing

Posted on 09 November 2011 by John Biggs

ZIIIRO Celeste ( gunmetal / mono ) from ZIIIRO on Vimeo.

If there’s one thing missing from modern watches it’s color. The 70s and 80s brought us things like Doxa’s orange and Breitling’s baby blue but no one, lately, has strayed from the old leathers and grey chromes of modern fashion watcher. Thankfully, the ZIIRO Celeste adds a bit of the old mix-a-lot to some staid steel quartzes.
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REVIEW: The Timex Intelligent Quartz World Time Traveller

Posted on 22 September 2011 by Patrick Kansa

Earlier this month, we brought you news of Timex”s new Intelligent Quartz line, and today, we”re bringing you a hands-on review of their World Time Traveler.

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Hey, Did You Happen To See The Nerdiest Watch In The World?

Posted on 21 September 2011 by John Biggs

No? Well here it is: it’s the Click watch and it’s a standard digital timekeeper with either DIP switches or a tiny rotating switch that you use to set the features. Thats right – you need a small stylus or paperclip to look at the date on this thing.

I get a kick out of nearly everything about this watch except that I can’t imagine when anyone would wear this in real life. The band looks like an IDE cable and it comes in multiple colors and styles including midnight black (for those late night LAN parties). It costs about $150-$175 and is available now at Watchismo.
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Pineapple Watches: An iPod Nano Watch Without The Music Player

Posted on 19 August 2011 by John Biggs

With a name like Pineapple and a trade dress that looks like an iPod nano with the clip cut off, you can tell the gents behind Pineapple watches aren’t very well-versed on trademark law. But lets, for a moment, pretend it won’t be a problem.
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