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Mechanical timepieces don't need to cost an arm and a leg—check out these cool and affordable Fossil mechanical watches at Watchismo. Exposed rotors, skeleton dials, 11-year warranties and prices well under $200 make these a great every addition to your watch collection. Best of all, no batteries required, ever! See all Fossil watches at Watchismo. Read the rest

Sponsor Shout-Out: Watchismo

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Watchismo is announcing the newest and coolest "Diesel Super Bad Ass" watches today, now in solid gunmetal & bronzed stainless steel. Each has four watches in one substantial 65mm timepiece: timezones faces with full chronographs, two separate analog clocks and a digital display surrounded by a textured dial and etched, bolted casing. The Diesel DZ7247 & Diesel DZ7246 also feature gunmetal link & brown leather straps. Read the rest

Sponsor Shout-Out: Watchismo

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Minimum information, maximum accuracy! Watchismo introduces the world's first Two Handed One Hand Watch. The Botta Duo 24 watches are a traveling minimalist's dream watch. A single hand rotates two separate time zones, a prominent hand for the 12 hour ring and a subtle hand for the 24 hour ring.

This is an extension of the very popular Botta Uno watches with single one-handed displays. Check out more cool one-handed watches at the Watchismo Single Hand Watch Collection. Read the rest

Sponsor Shout-Out

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More than twice the strength of stainless steel, the brawny new Ceramic Diesel DZ4220 & Diesel DZ4221 Black & White Franchise Chronographs are now available for the holiday season at Watchismo.

If that's not cool enough, check out the new asymmetric cutaway chronograph Diesel DZ4226 in all black and Diesel DZ4227 in gunmetal/steel. And finally, an überwatch, the triple time zone, multi-color analog-digital Diesel DZ7243 and Diesel DZ7242. Check out the entire Diesel Watch Collection. Read the rest

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Not to be confused with new radiotelescope dishes for SETI, these cool new ODM Hacker watches were released this week at Watchismo. The Hacker's deep, concave dial rises up from the sunken center, where form-fitting graphics lead your eye inwards. Behind the capped steel disc on top of the crystal, the hands indicate the time as negative space. Just imagine Marc Newson's iconic Ikepod, cut in half, then drugged with some very strong painkillers. Then you'll get the Hacker. Check out the entire ODM Hacker Watch Collection, designed by Michael Young for ODM Watches and sold exclusively worldwide from Watchismo.com Read the rest

Sponsor Shout-Out: Watchismo

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Destroyers, Restrictors, Crusaders, Surveyors, Observers and Gearheads aren't the job positions available at mercenary companies. They're some of the cool Vestal Watches on sale at Watchismo. And, for a limited time, the entire collection is 30% off. Just use the code *VESTAL30* at checkout.

Also introduced is the anticipated Vestal ZR4 Diver Chronograph, their vintage-inspired follow-up to the popular Vestal ZR3 watch series. See all the Vestal watches on sale at Watchismo.com Read the rest

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Watchismo's showing some very cool automatic mechanical timepieces from Nixon Watches. The Swiss made Nixon Automatic II watch is an upgrade to one of their first mechanical classics, now with an improved design and more attitude: "Auto F*king Matic" is right on the caseback. Seen from the rear sapphire crystal porthole. Pre-order them at Watchismo.com.

The Nixon Mellor Automatic watch expresses itself through cool mid-century minimalism. Perfected with a lack of detail, this mechanical machine is simultaneously simple and complex. The dial and integrated lugs conceal the capsulated mechanics lying within. Both of these collections are available now at Watchismo in their Nixon Watch collection. Read the rest

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Watchismo has two new limited edition timepieces in its collection. Tsovet watches just launched their first SVT-AT76 Swiss Automatic in aeronautic-grade black stainless steel, and only 25 will ever be produced. It's powered by the ETA 2824 caliber, one the most trusted Swiss movements ever made, which can be seen through a sapphire portal. Ingersoll watches's Dual Time Orbital Automatic has an unusual mechanism: see that mess of mechanics at the bottom of the dial? That entire component is the hour hand. The balance wheel and the rest rotates to indicate the hours, in unison with the minutes displayed just above it. Both of these watches are endangered species, and once they sell out, that's the end of the line. See them both at Watchismo.com Read the rest

Sponsor Shout-Out: Watchismo

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Watchismo is offering BoingBoing readers a 10% off BOINGISMO coupon code for their new collection of German Aeromatic mechanical & automatic watches - most are priced under $200!  Check out the wide array of time-machinery featuring skeletonized dials, guilloche dials, exposed movements, tourbillons, power reserve meters, coin edge bezels, dimensional digits, sun-moon indicators, triple date windows, alternating double & tri-phase hour hands and more! The BOINGISMO coupon code is good for the entire Aeromatic watch collection and is valid through September 18th, 2011. Read the rest

CES 2011: Bluetooth wristwatch runs for two years without a charge

Even though it includes Bluetooth to relay your telephone's nagging messages to a point slightly closer to your immediate attention, Casio's prototype watch promises two-year battery life. The problem? No phones yet exist that are compatible with the low-power Bluetooth mode it uses. Read the rest

Just look at the color of this watch

Watchismo is offering these banana-yellow calculator watches, whose nerd appeal is entirely obvious from the photograph, for $30 each. What, no databank? Read the rest

Technically, it's a leather wristwatch

There'll be a lucky young steampunk somewhere this Christmas. [ebay]

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Void Watch

Something about Watchismo's latest timepiece makes me want a gold iMac. The steel edition also goes great with Deloreans. Read the rest

New watch podcast: HourTime Show

Attention horology fans: here's the podcast you're looking for, courtesy of Ariel Adams and John Biggs. [HourTime] Read the rest