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Watch manufacturer Sinn loses its mind with a hybrid mechanical/Apple Watch band

Sinn-Dual-Strap-System-3 As we approach the coming mechanical watch apocalypse strange things will begin happening. Dogs and cats shall live together. Beloved watch brands shall buy each other for no good reason. And storied and historical watchmakers will bow to the will of Cupertino. Behold, then the first horseman: it’s called the Sinn Dual Strap System and it consists of two strap halves. On one half you… Read More

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John Biggs

August 15th

Gadgets

Scuro’s titanium dive watch hits on all cylinders

77c24e7632b5ef6e63ec134ef2353d1d_original As TC’s resident watch hound I like to try to find you all a few interesting crowdfunded timepieces. What’s important to me, however, is the quality and the unqiueness of the piece. That’s why I like the perfect storm of crowdfunded watch magic called the Scuro. It is a massive dive watch with a unique design, titanium case, and automatic movement. Plus you get it for… Read More

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John Biggs

July 28th

Gadgets

Art Mécanique kickstarts a mechanical watch with a few high-tech trimmings

ff97b5e32f6a48ead938e1c242f5d87d_original There is, to be sure, nothing new under the horological sun. However, by putting all of the old pieces together in new ways you end up with a watch that is both interesting and unique. Art Mécanique is a Swiss company that is crowdfunding a watch with a face made of concentric circles. The bottom half of the face is covered by a metal plate and you tell the time by looking at the top of… Read More

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John Biggs

July 7th

Gadgets

Independent watch company Butler looks to an analog past and a digital future

scaled-5708 Small watch companies are nimble. They can try lots of things including creating limited-edition pieces dedicated to archaic VOR skylanes and apps dedicated to making a pilot’s life a little easier. Take Butler, for example. The company has just released the J80, a quartz chronograph with just enough Speedmaster styling to be cool and enough uniqueness to be worth a second look. The… Read More

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John Biggs

June 14th

Gadgets

The Alfieri Firenze brings a bubbly touch to the traditional watch

Alvieri-Firenze-08 Like tea and toddler’s birthday parties, everything is better with bubbles. This interesting new Kickstarter watch has a unique “bubble” or convex track around its face, a feature that will be familiar to folks who like De Bethune and may want something similar… but much, much cheaper. The watch comes in two styles – standard and with a lunar calendar – and… Read More

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John Biggs

June 5th

Gadgets

The World’s Tiniest Rube Goldberg Machine Is a Mechanical Maze of Watch Parts

The infinite number of ways you can build a complicated Rube Goldberg machine makes it infinitely fascinating to watch them run. Even when they’re built from tiny watch parts like this Seiko creation, and are so small they can easily squeeze onto a table, instead of filling a massive warehouse .

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Andrew Liszewski

March 20th

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Hastings & Co Gets The Mechanical Kickstarter Watch Right

d99b737907494da9fe9e475d44c8ad97_original Every few weeks I dig through the deepest recesses of Kickstarter and Indiegogo to find a few good watches. This time I’ve hit pay dirt. The $227 Hastings & Co Heritage Edition is a mechanical watch with enough class and high design to make it an heir to watches like the Tissot Le Locle and some classic Longines pieces at a price that resembles the good old Seiko Orange Monster. But… Read More

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John Biggs

February 26th

Gadgets

Servicing a Classic Omega Watch Is Like Watching Mechanical Brain Surgery

Smartwatches might finally be outselling traditional mechanical watches, but that doesn’t mean Swiss watchmakers are going away anytime soon.

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February 19th

Gadgets

Inspired by Motorcycles, This Watch Tells Time With a Working Chain Drive

Despite what countless companies at CES were trying to tell you, a watch doesn’t need a touchscreen to be worth wearing. Swiss watchmaker Azimuth has long been known for its unusual movements, and this time the company has found inspiration in a motorcycle’s drive train.

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Andrew Liszewski

January 8th

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This $25,000 Mechanical Watch Looks Just Like Apple’s

If for some reason you love the design of the Apple Watch but hate the fact that it’s stuffed full of electronics, your prayers have been answered. The Alp Watch is a purely mechanical time piece cheekily designed to look just like the smartwatch—but it’ll cost you.

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Jamie Condliffe

January 7th

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