Real Bullets Turn These Watches Into Timepieces Of The Coolest Caliber.

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Exclusive: Son of a Gun watches by ArtyA are the first to contain real bullets (from 6 mm to 44 Magnum) and cartridges. With tons of unique models, the patent-protected Swiss manufactured timepieces will blow you away. Figuratively speaking. Read more

Refined Hardware Watchmakers Combine Metal with Mettle In Three New Limited Edition Watches.

Having had success with their first made to order American industrial watch, The Harbinger, Los Angeles’ Refined Hardware has just introduced three new watches; The Gatsby, The McQueen and The Rearden. Each steel encased watch is made to order and created in a limited number.

The Harbinger Edition, their first watch which is shown below, was made in a limited edition of 125 and is now sold out.

The Harbinger (Sold Out):

The Gatsby, $2985:

The McQueen, $2985:

The Rearden, $2985:

Due to their made-to-order basis, the Gatsby, The McQueen and The Rearden build times are approximately 8 weeks and all payments are final.

Order your watches here.

The Super Smart I’m Watch Gets A New Look and Updated Technology.

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In August 2011, I introduced to you the i’m watch, a hip smart phone for your wrist made in Italy. Since that time, the design and technology have been updated. Read more

It’s Star Wars Time… For Real. SEIKO Launches Six Official Star Wars Wristwatches.

A collaboration between Lucas Films and Seiko brings us six Star Wars Watches, each modeled after a character from the George Lucas saga. Read more

More Space Invaders Watches With A Price Tag That Is Outta This World from Romain Jerome.

space invader watches

The watchmaker Romain Jerome is best known for his luxury watches that incorporate the DNA of legendary things and landmarks.  Read more

The QLOCKTWO W. Biegert & Funk’s Beautiful Wall Clock Is Now A Wristwatch.

above composite image © If It’s Hip, It’s Here

I blogged about Biegert & Funk’s QLOCKTWO wall clock some years back. A beautiful wall clock that literally spells out the time in words in several different available languages and colors. Since launching the QLOCKTWO, Biegert & Funk turned it into a tabletop alarm clock version and now, a wristwatch. Read more

A Wristwatch Face Made Of Sealing Wax. BOAT Introduces The Custom Sealed Watch.

Hong Kong based boat (Be Optimistic and Thankful) has introduced the unusual and fun ‘Sealed Watch.’ The modern, simple, colorful unisex wristwatches are made to order based on your own color choices of face, hands, bezel and strap.

High grade sealing wax is heated to the appropriate temperature and then melted onto the dial where it is stamped with a seal in a specific pattern.

After cooling, the dial, hands, strap and movement are then assembled by hand with care and passion.

The watch is then checked for quality and functionality, then packaged and shipped worldwide with a confirmation e-mail and tracking order.

Note: the face of the watch is truly made from wax with a minimum melting point of 140- 158 degrees farenheit (60 -70 degrees celsius), so don’t leave it in direct sun or in very hot conditions because it will melt.

Case: 316L Stainless Steel Sand Blasting Finish
Case diameter: 39mm
Lens: Hardened Mineral Glass
Dial: Sealing Wax & Brass
Strap: Genuine Calf-Leather
Water Resistant: 3ATM
Movement: Japanese Movement
Battery: Silver oxide SR626SW, ±20 second / month, worn under normal circumstances
Warranty: 12 Months

– Quartz oscillator frequency: 32,768Hz
– Accuracy ( worn under normal circumstances): ±20 second per month
– Driving system: Two-pole stepping motor
– Battery: Silver oxide SR626SW battery with approximately 3 years life

Specifications might be changed without prior notice.

The entire process takes only minutes online and then your personal custom Sealed Watch is yours for only $85.

Order your Sealed Watch here.

Mr. Jones Watches: Telling Time With ‘Tude.

We expect watches to tell us the time, but to tell us whether to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’? Whether or not we are loved and whether or not we are blessed? These witty wristwatches from mr. jones (aka Crispin Jones) do exactly that and more. Read more