No time like Rebeltime – a review

January 13, 2017 . by Victor Marks

I wrote about Rebeltime when their project launched earlier this year. Now that I’ve had a chance to spend some time with the results, I want to share with you what they’ve made – and tell you why now’s the right time to gene.

The helm of Styrman & Crew

January 12, 2017 . by Victor Marks

This is a watch. There are many like it. This one is here. And on Kickstarter.

Casio announces a new smart outdoor watch, the Protrek Smart WSD-F20

January 6, 2017 . by John Biggs

Welcome to continuation of the beginning of the end. Casio, long-time makers of watches that can survive nuclear blasts, has announced the Protrek Smart WSD-F20, an Android Wear watch for the hiker set. The new watch joins a previous Smart watch, the WSD-F10. The WSD-F10 and the F20 will also adopt Android Wear 2.0. [APPIP:Error]Error:…

Von Doren has vintage style I can dig

January 4, 2017 . by Patrick Kansa

Over the past year or so, we have seen a lot of “me too” sort of watch designs hitting Kickstarter, and it has started to get old.  I mean, how many thin, minimalistic, two-handed watches can we really handle?  Well, of those clone designs, I say no more.  When it comes to something like what…

A romp in the woods with Konifer’s rings and watches

December 26, 2016 . by Jim Manley

As part of our expanded focus beyond watches, Canadian firm Konifer sent us a woodsy review bundle: the Sequoia Maple watch and the KT001 ring. Even though they are from the same company, I think they will appeal to very different buyers. The watch is very taste-specific, but the ring could easily have broad appeal….

Let there be light: Hands-on with the Tangramatic Hyperion

December 23, 2016 . by Jim Manley

Lume, lume, and more lume. It would be easy to love the Tangramatic Hyperion for how well it pulls off ridiculous lume, but there is more here than bright lights. Nearly every part of this piece shows attention to detail and excellent execution. Available in time-only auto or quartz and time/date auto, pre-order pricing is…

ZIIIRO’s new Lunar watch for the non-werewolf crowd

December 13, 2016 . by Jim Manley

A moonphase complication is neat, but unless you’re a Howard man, it’s not much use. ZIIIRO’s new Lunar watch uses the concept of the lunar phase for a more practical purpose: telling time. I’m reminded immediately of the MJW Colour Venn, another fun piece that uses circles to give an accurate if confusing view of…