Gigantic-huge Diesel watch: "Super Bad Ass"

Mitch at Watchismo writes in with news of the new honkin'-huge Diesel Super Bad Ass watches: "These monstrous timepieces epitomize this series with many functions in one big old timepiece. A chronograph, a second timezone and a compass all piled into this 55.5mm long block of metal!"

$250 isn't insane for a really nice watch, and this is, indeed, a really nice watch. If I hadn't just filled my second watch-box (to the horror of my wife), I'd be seriously tempted.

DZ1318 Bad Ass Gunmetal Compass -Diesel (Thanks, Mitch!)



  1. Wow. I thought I was the only one with THAT serious a watch addiction… I still have my first LED from the Emporium in San Francisco from 1975.

  2. HUGE watch, unfortunately, but I can never understand why more watches don’t have functional compasses, which can me more useful than knowing the time!

  3. You have to be careful when buying a watch with a built-in compass (if you expect the compass to work), because the watch’s battery can throw the compass off.

  4. 55.5mm. seriously.

    I’m pretty sure the gigantic watch trend is rapidly becoming played out. Even if I’m wrong, 55.5mm is outsize by even the most hipster of standards.

    As soon as Diesel returns to making wrist-sized timepieces again, I’ll return to buying them. Until then, I’ll just laugh at them (and you if you buy one).

    1. “Every time I press one of these black buttons labeled in black on a black background a black light lights up black to let me know I’ve done it.”

  5. Badass? Bitch, please. My watch has a DZ1318 inset on the bezel. It’s called the Resonator because it make my arm look like it’s stuck in an MRI machine.

  6. Nice watch? It’s a cheap commodity quartz movement with an equally cheap and easily scratched mineral crystal, slapped in a unnecessarily large and graceless case with a gumball machine compass. Completely disposable.

  7. Agree with #13: Most quartz watches under $300 use the same low grade movements coming out of China, or maybe a lower end Swatch group movement (if you’re lucky).

    And those black on black chrono hands? A lesson is in how to render something immediately useless right off the line.

    Lastly (for now) the custom shaped strap: Yours will break 6 months after they stop making replacements.

  8. 55.5 mm? That sounds enormous…ly uncomfortable. And is it Diesel because it’s black on black? Like oil on an oil-soaked sea bird?

    1. Robert, Diesel is fashion brand that makes a lot of things (known for their jeans in the US). They also have a couple watch brands (Fossil, Diesel). My subjective opinion is that Diesel watches are some of the most profoundly ugly timepieces I’ve ever seen, but there’s a certain set that’s into that. ;-)

  9. Hey Cory, somewhere I have a Casio watch that tracks the movement of the planets. It has a little Solar System model on it. Serious. Nanner-nanner, goo-goo.

  10. Yo dawg, I heard you like telling time, so I put a watch in your watch so you can tell time while you’re telling time.

    (I probably crossed some internet line with this post, but I did learn of this meme from the oft-linked “Know your internet meme.”)

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