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DOES YOUR WATCH HAVE BALLS?

The  Van Cleef & Arpels 'Midnight Planetarium Poetic Complication' by watchmaker Christiaan van der Klaauw, is a hypnotic astronomical timepiece bearing a miniature solar system that you can wear on your wrist. Ok, maybe the title of this post is a tad crass but the fact is the watches below have the balls to use spheres of [...]

the coolest wood watches EVER MADE

There is no denying mid-century design was particularly special for art, cars & furniture but also true for a variety of watch designs. It was a period of experimentation with minimalism, asymmetry and new materials which opened the door for the use of wood in timepieces. Introduced in the late fifties and [...]


PUTTING SOME STEAM BACK INTO STEAMPUNK

This week, we're revisiting an old friend, Japanese Steampunk watchmaker, Sueyoshi Haruo (also referred to as Haruo Suekichi), featured nearly a decade ago on The Watchismo Times blog. Having created thousands of custom built Steampunk watches, all nearly one of a kind and with completely hilarious mechanical functions like flapping leather dragon wings to celebratory noisemakers and [...]
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WHAT'S THE COOLEST WATCH NEVER MADE?

Far ahead of its time, the 1958 Patek Philippe Cobra concept watch was doomed.  Destined to torment space-age vintage watch collectors like myself, this watch exists only as a one-off prototype designed by renowned avant garde watchmaker Louis Cottier eight years before his death in 1966.  Unique for its linear time display and [...]
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ANDREW GRIMA'S UNUSUAL OMEGA & LED WATCHES 1969-76

Andrew Grima was a famous British mid-century modern jewelry designer, commissioned to create unusual one-of-a-kind watches for Omega and Pulsar in the 60's & early 70's. He was commissioned by Omega to create a highly aesthetic avant-garde collection called 'About Time'.  Grima was given a free hand and chose to stick to one principle: he would [...]

ARE WATCHES ART?

If you ask us, we wholeheartedly believe there has been a new genre of art forming over the past twenty years within the very exclusive world of independent horology.  That said, it's more about motion and machines as the medium but nevertheless, there are some important collaborations that have occurred with watch brands and [...]



THANK GOD IT'S SEVENFRIDAY

We've been watching  SEVENFRIDAY's growth in their fast & furious few years since inception...and we're hooked, especially the new collections & limited editions available in very small quantities. In pole position sits the  P3B/01 RACER, the newest from the original P Series. Undeniably forward thinking design up & down, inside and out. Hot on its heels is the [...]


FAST TIMES AT CT SCUDERIA HIGH

CT Scuderia's high performance Swiss Made instruments hit that sweet spot many watch collectors favor... Watches that are as stylish as they are sporty. ContaTempo Scuderia watches go one step further by also blending vintage styling with modern aesthetics - as seen in the majority of their 'Bullhead' style chronographs (stopwatch pushers on top of [...]

WHAT DOES TIME IN THE 4TH DIMENSION LOOK LIKE?

22 Design Studio's elegant '4th Dimension' Watches feature a staircase of high tension concrete for the dial. From its sculptural time display to the custom shaped brass hands and perfectly styled leather straps, every detail of this wristwatch has been designed to show the beauty of the raw materials. This unique timepiece's tanned leather and [...]

New Vintage Inspired Fossil Drifter Chronographs & other Mechanical Watches

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A Treasure Trove of New Chronographs & Mechanicals

Vintage inspired, instrument minded, satisfyingly sporty and classically styled -- Fossil introduces a variety of chronos & automatic watches starting at just $135 -- available immediately at Watches.com.
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FOSSIL CH3043 DRIFTER CHRONOGRAPH BLACK LEATHER
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FOSSIL CH3045 DRIFTER CHRONOGRAPH LIGHT BROWN LEATHER
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The Fossil Drifter Inspired by 1960s race cars, this new chronograph collection showcases the vintage spirit of the automotive sport.
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FOSSIL ME3127 NATE HAND-WOUND MECHANICAL DARK BROWN LEATHER
Mechanically inclined? Fossil has upped the wow factor with Nate'shand-wound mechanical movement and eye-catching construction. Exposing its workings from the inside out, a dark brown leather strap offsets its satin-finish indices, Arabic numerals and hands.
Hand-wound movements date back to the 16th century. A mechanical hand-wound movement must be wound by turning the crown, no batteries required!
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FOSSIL ME3130 DEAN AUTOMATIC ALL BLACK LEATHER
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FOSSIL ME3124 BREAKER REVEAL SPORT AUTOMATIC
Inspired by transparent scuba diving gear, this nautical-by-nature Fossil Reveal timepiece features a clear nylon resin case, a precise Japanese skeletonized automatic movement and rose gold-tone indices. Perfect for diving, it's water resistant up to 200m and strapped with a sporty silicone band. The unidirectional bezel functions as a dive timer so you can visually track how long you're under water. It comes in a see-through dive box with a true blue watch cuff.
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FOSSIL ME3118 PILOT 54 AUTOMATIC BROWN LEATHER
Inspired by the intricate flight instruments in a retro plane's cockpit, theFossil Pilot 54 automatic combines the best of vintage aviation with modern-day innovation. The rich leather and stainless steel case, featuring a military inspired trench-tinted dial, prove that this classic piece will withstand the test of time.
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FOSSIL ME3119 PILOT 54 AUTOMATIC TINTED DARK BROWN LEATHER
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FOSSIL JR1520 NATE ANALOG-DIGITAL BLACK LEATHER
X marks the spot when it comes to Fossil’s most innovative timepiece to date. They’ve upped the wow factor with Nate's analog-digital movement and eye-catching construction. Crafted in stainless steel with a gunmetal-polished dial, this high-performance leather watch offers a balance between military-inspired design and rugged styling.
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FOSSIL CH3039 SPORT 54 CHRONOGRAPH LIGHT BROWN LEATHER

New Navy XERIC HALOGRAPH Automatic Now in Stock & $100 Off Three Days Only

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The Limited Edition Navy Halograph Automatic Is In!

Get preorder pricing for just three more days
Now the most popular XERIC color combination is in stock and available for immediate shipment. For just three days, get your limited edition for just $399. That's over a hundred dollars less than the retail price of $500 which will be fixed at the end of this promotion.
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The XERIC HALOGRAPH Automatic is mechanical, so the motion of your wrist is all it needs for power. This personal time machine will be right there on your wrist through all the forced upgrades of your gadgets and their planned obsolescence. At XERIC Watches, we are taking a step back to classic mechanical watches, affordably priced, so that you can move forward in your individuality. We believe our creations focus on what really matters when you're the one with most striking watch in your world.
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The entire XERIC HALOGRAPH Automatic Watch Collection
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XERIC HALOGRAPH Chrono Quartz Collection
Love the HALOGRAPH Automatic but you prefer chronographs? Introducing the Halograph Quartz Chrono powered by a Japanese Miyota-powered chronograph movement. This features the same eye-popping design for this quartz iteration of the XERIC HALOGRAPH for just $299 each.
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XERIC HALOGRAPH Automatic Silver
 
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XERIC HALOGRAPH Automatic Rose Gold

New Brand Alert - AVI-8 Aeronautical Military Watch Collection

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Faster, Further, Higher...

New AVI-8 Aeronautical Watches

The best engineers, scientists, designers and pilots have combined over the years to produce cutting edge machines that were designed for the crucial purpose of a country's defense. Drawing on the absolute best in materials and resources, a series of iconic planes have emerged over the years that serve as a benchmark to look upon in man's progress in the sky.
The AVI-8 collection of mechanical timepieces seeks to honor both the aircraft and the untold story of the airmen who have dedicated themselves both in and out of the cockpit to bring these incredible machines to life.
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AVI-8 HAWKER HURRICANE CHRONO
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Ziiiro Watches New Black Snow Eclipse

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Glowing with Super-LumiNova®

New Black Snow Black Steel Mesh Ziiiro Eclipse Watch

Using a patented Swiss Super-LumiNova® pigment on watch dial and minute hand, the Eclipse watch offers day and night visibility with bright blue illumination in the dark. This watch glows in the dark with sufficient activation by sunlight or artificial light.
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