Boing Boing has teamed up with MorningSave to offer this deeply discounted collection of House of Marley watches!
House of Marley is committed to building superior, eco-friendly products, and every sale supports the Marley family's charitable organization, 1Love.
I really like the wood accents on these watches!
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Dan Spitz, the lead guitarist for thrash metal outfit Anthrax for many years, is now a professional watchmaker. (Great Big Story)
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I thought it would be impossible for an eBook to inspire me to get me working on a watch.
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Thinkgeek's $60 Tesla Steampunk Watch has it all: clock-winding key, silvery vacuum tubes (they light with an elaborate switch), brass housing, steam-pressure dial second-hand, and a sturdy leather strap.
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The posh Pinnacle analog timepiece from Nico Gerard integrates an Apple Watch into the bracelet. Prices start at $9,300 for the basic stainless steel model, but the 18k gold Sunrise edition, at $112,000, is obviously the one to get. Read the rest
The ladies' fashion novelty became popular among British soldiers during the Boer War, recounts Uri Friedmen, a practice that spread during World War I
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There’s a new smartwatch that lets you make phone calls right from your wrist. No, not that one.
Don't tell anyone, but I plan to break into the Musée du Louvre and snatch this 17th century skull watch made by Jean Rousseau, grandfather of philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
Montre en forme de tête de mort
Milieu du XVIIe siècle
Argent, laiton doré
D. : 5,50 cm. ; H. : 4,50 cm.
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Tokyoflash's Kisai Night Vision Wood LED Watch builds on their earlier work with beautiful, carved-wood bracelets, adding a wooden face backed with powerful LEDs whose glow can be seen through the smooth vegetable matter. It's a very futuristic look indeed. The watch charges with USB, and comes in sandal or maple, and it has a preprogrammed LED dance it does twice a day as a little show-offy gesture. They're $150 each.
Kisai Night Vision Wood LED Watch
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Is your life so complicated that you must strap a small machine to your wrist, learn a new interface, and wear this device during almost all waking hours to avoid missing appointments?
Maybe not: Many of us stopped wearing watches years ago in favor of glancing at our phones.
But Samsung's Galaxy Gear is no ordinary watch. This $299 device, unveiled early last month, functions as both external monitor and peripheral for its new Galaxy Note 3 Android smartphone--the only phone officially compatible with it, although Samsung plans to add Gear support to such recent Android models as its Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S III and Galaxy S 4. Read the rest
The Hyetis Crossbow is a forthcoming Swiss-made smart watch outfitted with a 41 megapixel camera, LED flash, and WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC, according to the company. It will sell for $1,200. Read the rest
69k backers. $10m in the can. But now that the Pebble E-paper watch is showing up on our wrists, was it worth it? Brian Easton is unsure.
The CST-01 is presented as the world's thinnest watch, with an e-ink
display and flexible battery embedded in a stainless steel band less than a millimeter thick. Read the rest
Looking for a gift for the NASA Mars rover flight controller in your life who has everything? Executive Jewelers makes watches that display Martian time, and watches with dual displays so you know what time it is on Mars *and* Earth, at a glance. (via @milesobrien) Read the rest
This short film was produced by the film unit of the UK's National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in the 1950s, and explains the principles behind the first accurate atomic clock, which was designed by Louis Essen and built at the National Physical Laboratory in 1955. The NPL's YouTube channel has other videos of interest to science geeks. (thanks, obadiahlemon) Read the rest
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Gutted of clutter and completely exposed, the limited edition & numbered mechanical Storm Mekon watches (released exclusively at Watchismo) have totally deconstructed the basic wristwatch while maintaining traditional boundaries. The case frames no physical dial but instead supports a lone single bridge of gears spanning the void across the wrist presenting the hours and minutes into what might be considered an analog hourglass. Read the rest
Tokyoflash's latest Kisai watch is the Kisai Stencil, based on a concept design submitted by a math teacher named Heather Sable. It uses "negative space" to draw the numbers, a display that is cryptic at first but is easy to read at a glance once you've figured out the knack of it.
I found that I had a knack for creating read-at-a-glance designs with cryptic looking, yet easy to read digits. I designed the digits for this concept by starting with rectangular shapes, and cutting out unnecessary pieces using line segments and dots. By arranging them into four quadrants with some connecting lines, the display appears to be just a bunch of stencilled in lines and dots, while if you read the background, you can see the digits clearly.
When I got an email from Tokyoflash telling me they were interested in this design, I was absolutely elated. I had a huge smile on my face for the entire day. Now that I see how my concept has been brought to reality as Kisai Stencil, I am super-excited. The fact that Tokyoflash decided to emboss the digits I created on the strap fits so perfectly with the fact that I am a Math Teacher - of course there are numbers on my watch strap!
Kisai Stencil LCD Watch
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