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Nixie Tube Watch

$758.67 from Etsy »

Nixie analog watch faces and Nixie boring, flat digital displays. Readouts from cold cathode neon gas indicators are how I want to wear my time now. I've seen Nixie tubes turned into desktop clocks before (here, for example)...

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BullToro Men's Analog Watch

$395 from Amazon »

This watch is such a formidable beast they had to name it a bull twice. In two different languages. The 60MM BullToro Analog is a timepiece for men of grandeur and power. And also for those who shouldn't be left alone...

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Traser H3 Translucent Tritium Watch

Sold Out from Amazon »

Plunge into darkness, or dark waters up to 100' deep, without ever losing track of how many minutes it is until Better Call Saul starts with Traser's H3 Translucent Tritium Watch. The Swiss watchmaker so named its time...

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BLOCKS Modular Smartwatch

$195 - $275 from blocks »

It's been a year-and-a-half since we first heard about BLOCKS and its plans to become the world's first modular smartwatch. Now, at last, the BLOCKS team is ready to sell us one. Sort of. BLOCKS has launched its Kickstarter...

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ZIIIRO Celeste Watch

$199 from Amazon »

The ZIIIRO Celeste Watch looks like it grew up in MoMA. Artsy and minimalist, the design plays off of a pair of transparent colored discs that overlap both to create a small spectrum of shades and colors, and to tell...

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Devon Star Wars Watch

$28,500 from Devon »

You like Star Wars. But how much do you like Star Wars? Like, put a dollar amount on it. Go ahead, take a second and do it....

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DRIVE Watch

DRIVE is a watch for a MAN. In fact, I'm not sure timepieces get more MAN than Gus Petrikas' design concept. I could see this watch at home on the wrist of anyone from James Bond to LeBron James, Hugh Jackman to Captain...

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Tesla Watch

$59.99 from ThinkGeek »

Induction motors, X-ray experimentation, the world's first RC boat. Nikola Tesla's contributions to the world were numerous and thrilling during his nearly 6 decades of scientific pursuit in New York. So it's strange...

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Watch-Mounted Flashlight

$16 from Gearward »

I think 2 key characteristics of EDC items are: 1) Ultra-portable; and 2) Won't make me look like a douche. So when it comes to consistent access to a light, headlamps and EL wire hoodies are pretty much out. But a micro...

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GrillTimer BBQ Timing Watch

$40 - $50 from Kickstarter »

Do you dive...your hands into rubs, sauces, slabs of ribs, sides of beef, and the hot coals of the BBQ you're going to use to cook them? Then the GrillWatch could be the perfect timer for just your type of diving. Based...

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SureFire WristLight Watch & Flashlight

$499.99 from Amazon »

SureFire's 2211 is a variable-output LED WristLight. That means it won't just illuminate the time as you walk home from your one night stand, but will also alight the entire path in front of you as you stroll it (or skip...

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Genie 03 Watch with Pop-Up Speedometer

$56,800 from Breva »

Rub on this Genie's house and out pops...a speedometer. It won't grant you 3 wishes, but the unexpected component of Breva's latest watch isn't a total anticlimax either. When in use, the Genie 03's pop-up speedometer...

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Montblanc e-Strap - Smartwatch Band

Contemporary conundrum, first world problem, call it what you will, but the outpouring of smartwatches is creating a void on the wrists of those who who still admire and crave the aesthetics of a mechanical watch movement....

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Prime Time Watch

$39.95 from Amazon »

Algebra geeks and numbers freaks rejoice: The Unemployed Philosophers Guild has divided the clock face and devised a watch just for you. The Prime Time Watch depicts time solely through prime numbers. Where the digits...

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Analog Wood Watches

$149.99 from Analog Watch Co. »

Upcycling and eco-friendly practices are fast becoming commonplace in the design world. Sometimes even with results that aren't an abomination to the eye. Like Analog Watch Co.'s wood watches, which, on the contrary...

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Flux Capacitor Watch

$38.98 from Amazon »

See, sometimes you can have too much of a good thing, but other times...you should turn every possible 21st century EDC item into a flux capacitor. That's ThinkGeek's current modus operandi. Hot on the heels of their...

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HM6 Space Pirate Watch

$230k from MB&F »

You gotta have some balls to call your watch an "horological machine" and charge over $200 grand for it. And MB&F's HM6 Space Pirate is definitely a watch with balls. Five of them, to be exact. The timepiece's transparent...

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Tikker Countdown to Death Watch

$69.99 from Amazon »

Here's a swell gift for the person you hate most in life. The Tikker watch is set to countdown to its wearer's death. Oh sure, its creators try to spin it as a timepiece of happiness. The box even reads, "Tikker: The...

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Tatooine Sand Watch

$77 - $85 from Kickstarter »

The Tatooine Sand Watch isn't just a wristwatch made with actual sand (a feat in and of itself), it's a wristwatch made with actual Tatooine sand. Collected directly from the desert planet's own grounds. Also known as...

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Grovemade Wood Watch

$239 from Grovemade »

Grovemade says its forthcoming wood watches will encourage wearers to look at their smartphones less, and I basically agree with that statement. I mean, on the condition that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley isn't on my smartphone...

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Steampunk Flip-Top Watch Cuffs

$315 from Etsy »

Steampunk Design is not F'ing around with these watch cuffs. Custom-designed, custom-built, and hand-assembled, the flip-top timepieces are a sight to behold even if you're not a steampunk groupie. It's kind of like how...

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Recon 6 Utility Watch

$275 - $375 from Recon 6 »

The Recon 6 may be the only useful thing ever to come out of watching reality TV. Tim Ralston created his utility watch following a conversation he had with friends about being stranded on a remote island. A conversation...

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Ritot Projection Watch

$120 from Ritot »

August 2014 Update: Sadly, it appears that the Ritot watch is yet another crowdfunding scam. Thanks to commenter Bea Foroni for posting this article summarizing why Ritot technology isn't currently possible, and the bizarre...

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Moment Wraparound Smartwatch

$188 from Momentum Labs »

Smartphones are getting bigger...and they're getting smaller. Not that the Moment smartwatch is a fully functional phone per se, but with its wraparound 360-degree touch surface design and full QWERTY keyboard, wearers...

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R2-D2 Collector's Watch

$147.65 from Amazon »

It's a circa 1977 vision of the future in wristwatch form! Check out the R2-D2 Collector's watch. It kind of walks the precarious line between one more helping of Star Wars gimcrack and an F'ing awesome analog timepiece...

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Salvador Dali Watch

$39.95 from Amazon »

I don't know. I feel like if Salvador Dali had actually fashioned a watch in his likeness, the trademark handlebar mustache would have extended into a horse femur on one end and had, like, a Boeing 747 tethered to the...

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Kairos Hybrid Smartwatch

$499 - $1,199 from Kairos »

Kairos is accepting preorders for the world's first and only (let's see for how long) mechanical-smartwatch hybrid. The series' 2 designs and 4 price points aren't cheap, but at rates of 50% to 60% off expected eventual...

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Anti-Kidnapping Watch Band

$20 from Gearward »

Mark Greenman has seen the TIHK and raised it a ceramic razor blade, a 4' Kevlar friction saw, and one trip to the lower hemisphere. In his own words: I designed the A-K Band because I plan on traveling to South America...

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NOOKA Zub Zirc Justice League Watches

NOOKA's Justice League Zub Zirc watches look almost like implements the superheroes they represent would wear themselves. Well, Superman would anyway. That narcissistic, self-promoting bastard. He's like...like...the...

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Cesium 133 - True Atomic Wristwatch

What's so special about an "atomic" wristwatch paradoxically struggling to work itself down from prototype sizes as big as the wearer's wrist? Well. In tracking time, it loses just 1 second every 1,000 years. Because...

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BLOCKS - Customizable Smartwatch

By: blocks »

Like Phonebloks (i.e., Google's Project Ara), the forthcoming BLOCKS smartwatch will encompass an array of detachable modules. Wearers will be able to snap together hardware, sensor, app, and "dummy" (for sizing) BLOCKS...

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Classic Arcade Wristwatch

$49.99 from ThinkGeek »

Did you ever know a kid growing up who had, like, full-size Pac-Man and Mortal Kombat arcade games in his basement? You know, the "rich kid"? Boys would go over en masse for tournaments after school and his mom would...

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'Till Watch

$125 from Amazon »

Projects Watches describes its timepieces as wearable architecture. I don't think they mean literally wearable architecture like the Sleep Suit, but maybe more like how if you take a building and extract its defining...

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Ministry of Silly Walks Watch

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Even if you've never seen John Cleese perform the Monty Python skit leading to the creation of this terrific Ministry of Silly Walks watch--since I happen to be younger than my mama, I for one haven't--you can probably...

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Passages - The William Shatner Watch

$399 from indiegogo »

Now, is the Passages the kind of Shatner watch that can command an Enterprise, or the kind of Shatner watch that encourages you to name the price you'll pay for it, and if there are any left in stock, it's yours? Well...

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Rolex Submariner with Roulette Dial

$12,900 from Brevet »

Is it classy or trashy that Rolex has taken time to the casino? I mean, sure, the thought of Bond-like high rollers sipping whiskey and playing Blackjack connotes a certain level of luxury, but the red, black, and green...

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Designer Star Wars Watches

$199.99 from ThinkGeek »

What elevates a Star Wars watch to designer status? Uhhh...price tag? Sophisticated aesthetics? Not coming attached to a rubbery plastic band my dog and I can chew on? And if that's the case, why exactly would I want...

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TAWATEC Tactical Tritium Watch

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Tritium watches might be the most attainable alternative to the elusive tritium keychains we showed you last year, as well as to the even more elusive tritium girl I tried to make out of a 3D printer, a Barbie doll, and...

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Concrete Wrist Watch

$399 from GSelect »

My 5th grade teacher often asked me if my head was filled with concrete, and at the time I got the sense it was an insult, but now that I see the beatific masterpiece that is 22 Design Studio's 4th Dimension Concrete...

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The Bradley Tactile Watch

$225 from eone »

Although I'm largely an insensitive bastard, even I was puzzled to hear that visually impaired people currently have only 2 types of watches available to them: those that talk, and those with removable covers that allow...

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Breathalyzer Watch

$99 from Tokyo Flash »

Like playing the bagpipes and rolling your eyeballs into the back of your sockets, I would prefer that you not drink and drive, even if you're really good at it. Tokyoflash agrees, and so has proceeded with development...

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Higgs Boson Watch

$35.99 from ThinkGeek »

Ugh, do I have to explain what the Higgs boson is? Like, in a way that implies I understand it? Well. IMHO, it's just another tiny, tiny cog in the machine that makes the world churn, but apparently physicists have a...

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Vachen Face-Changing Smartwatch

$179 - $279 from Vachen »

One watch, over a hundred different faces--interchangeable at the flick of a finger. Reminds me of this bipolar chick I used to date...I sure hope the Vachen Smartwatch doesn't come with an I'm-gonna-bludgeon-you-with...

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Grindrite Weed Watch

$39.99 from Vaporite »

I thought it would do something cutesy like stay frozen on 4:20, but nay. The Grindrite keeps real time too! Though usually after a few tokes of the good stuff my friend Victor procures I'm not really able to comprehend...

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Black-on-Black Watch

$379 from Aark Collective »

The Aark black-on-black watch goes by the name of Iconic, but I feel it would be more appropriately termed Black Don't Crack because that is more catchy and memorable, as well as perhaps the truest adage ever coined....

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Radiation Detecting Watch

Wondering what time it is? Wondering if your face is about to melt off? This tactical Swiss quartz watch with an integrated Geiger-Muller tube has your back. A US military gadget supplier designed the timepiece to measure...

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Tourbillon Watches

$2,985 from Refined Hardware »

Do you know what a tourbillon is? Besides Refined Hardware's ploy to get me to pay nearly $3,000 for their latest edition of watches? By definition a tourbillon is "a frame for the escapement of a timepiece, especially...

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Decode the Time Watch

$99 from Tokyo Flash »

I know I've said this before, but my cache of interesting stories is running dry so here we go again: someone recently told me that schools no longer teach kids to read analog clocks because kids all have digital watches...