Salvador Dali’s painting The Persistence of Memory has left an impression on many minds to be one of the most recognized works of art. Plenty of clocks have been made into the likeness of those in the paintings, and this one tries to translate it into a wristwatch. The quartz timepiece has a black rubber strap. Costs $30.
Pebble’s e-Paper Smartwatch supports both iPhone and Android, looks rather rad and connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth. It can display texts, caller ID, email, your favorite apps, and can even control music playback through iTunes, Spotify and Pandora. The watch runs on a rechargeable battery and claims one full charge to be good enough for 5-7 days. Costs $150.
Grand Master Astronomical clock measures six feet tall and five feet wide. Made on commission by Art Donovan, much of the clock was hand built over a period of three months. Components on the solid mahogany body are held by oversized hand machined brass bolts.
Samsung has entered the Smartwatch arena with the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Rather than be smart all by itself, the watch works with the Galaxy range of phones and tablets, and makes them slightly more convenient for the user. It connects to the Galaxy gadget through a Bluetooth 4.0 ＋ BLE connection and keeps you informed of incoming mails, texts and messages so you don’t have to reach out for the phone or tablet when every little notification shows up.
Now this is a sweet novelty item. Just press on the top of the spraycan figure, and it projects the time on the directed object. The Spraycan Projection Alarm Clock is priced at $20.
We tend to get floored by excellent precision and crafting skills. Those features are best apparent for consumer items, in our opinion, in good old watch making and horology masterpieces. Urwerk EMC (Electro Mechanical Control) has a built-in “Artificial Intelligence”, well as much of an AI as a mechanical system can afford. It uses this AI to keep its measurement of time precise. Common variances like temperature, position and shock can reduce the timing regularity of a wristwatch.
Make way Cuckoo Clocks, the the watch can now go miniature enough to include its very own miniature tweeting bird. The miniature masterpiece was created to celebrate the 275th anniversary of clockmaker Pierre Jaquet Droz opening his first workshop. While tweeting birds inside watches isn’t totally unheard of, this mechanical bird can flap its wings and move its beak to accompany the sound. That’s a whole new level of mechanical miniaturization. Christened The Charming Bird, this watch is limited to 28 pieces only.
Not many people wear a wristwatch or carry lighters these days, but hey, this one let’s you do both at the same time. It is for all purposes a butane lighter because the wrist watch is non-functional, working only as a body for the lighter. Still, pretty decent for a novelty item, eh? Costs $14.99.
In an age where miniaturization is everywhere, it does not suit well that the Doctor should still need a telephone box to go about his business. Wearing a cool looking watch should do the trick. The watch collection from Zeon has two watches based on the Doctor Who universe. The first is based on the Tardis, keeping the appearance elements of the public phone box in as good a shape as a watch can afford.
A master woodworker and carpenter, Valerii Danevych has the skill in his blood. Coming from a long line of cabinet workers, Danevych certainly would be comfortable around lumber. He felt a need to challenge himself and push his skill, to that end he started studying watchmaking. Starting with his first watch in 2005, Danevych completed it after three years, with the result being a completely functional watch made solely out of wood.