Watches

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In anticipation of the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens Nixon took advantage of the SDCC hype to announce their officially licensed line of Star Wars watches.

Nixon has designed the first two, called Ranger Imperial Pilot Black and Ranger Stormtrooper White, with subtle and sleek elements so they can be paired with any attire.

The watch face resembles body armor and features a small Imperial symbol in place of the twelve marker. The back is etched with the iconic Stormtrooper and Pilot helmets along with quotes “move along” on the white version and “crash and burn” on the black version. Every detail was considered including the watch hands which are inspired by the helmet’s ventilation system.

Just gorgeous. Take a look at the watches up close along with a teaser video after the break.

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There are lots of cute Pokémon watches for kids, but these are strictly for adults. There’s a Pikachu or a Poké Ball design and they are serious Seiko timepieces designed by Beams. The watches are solar powered and water-resistant to 10 bar.

Pikachu comes in white, silver, and yellow with a “P” in the center that hides a stylized image of the character. The Poké Ball comes in black with the image surrounding the center of the face. Unfortunately, these will only available in Japan when they launch in July.

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These handsome steampunk watches are the perfect accessory for discerning time traveling gentlemen. Each design, created by Etsy shop DGanin, comes with a large clock, a smaller clock, and a compass so you can always find your way.

Check out more designs after the break.

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Sure, you could go out and buy the new Apple Watch, but why do that when you can build and own your very own Apple II Watch? Everyone knows that you should wait for the second generation before jumping in on an Apple product right?

Actually, this is more of a back to the future kind of thing.

The watch runs on a Teensy 3.1 processor and has a 1.8″ TFT LCD screen. It even has tiny floppy drives!

See the watch in action break.

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So, you want an Apple Watch but you don’t have the cash. Hiné Mizushima has got you covered with this do-it-yourself felt version. It’s a simple blue strap with a watch face made up of brightly colored buttons. I bet Steve Jobs would have loved this thing.

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This handmade watch is a replica of the Termina clock tower in The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. And it can be had with various band styles for only $25!

Features include:

Unisex watch
Stainless steel band / Genuine Leather band / Leather with gold finish case
Stainless steel back
Japan miyota movement made by Citizen
Battery included
Wristwatch length: approximately 18.5 cm
Watch band: approximately 14.5cm
Watch case: approximately 3.8cm in diameter
Watch face: approximately 2.86cm in diameter
Weighs approximately 66g

It includes all the detail that was seen on the in-game version, just small enough to carry with you on your wrist.

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This creepy but cool perpetual motion watch is made by HYT watches out of black titanium and gold. As you can see, it doesn’t have traditional hands—just an awesome skull. Look closely at the outline and you can see the red liquid flows around the skull to indicate the hour. No, you don’t know the minutes, but maybe you can eliminate the need for them once you rule the world.

See another picture and a demo video after the break.

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Smartwatches may or may not be the wave of the future, but they sure do look good with this skin. It’s for Android watches and will give you a Metal Gear Solid Codec face complete with cheesy graphics and Snake’s likeness. You can download the skin at FaceRepo and add a little gaming flair to your futuristic watch.

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Want to pretend you attend Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters instead of your boring Danger Room-less institution? This watch from ThinkGeek might help. The stylish design isn’t exactly subtle, but since it’s black, you can pair it with multiple outfits. It has a stainless steel caseback, a silicone band, and will not give you any sort of mutant powers.

See a close-up of the watch after the break.

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The HDD Watch takes a tiny piece of old technology and turns it into a unique and super nerdy timepiece. It’s the work of a Frenchman named Jean Jérôme who builds the watches out of obsolete Microdrives and even gives them hands that look like reading arms. He also created a printed watchband that looks like a circuit board.

The watch is currently up for funding on indiegogo where he set a goal of raising enough cash to build 500 additional watches. He’s more than doubled his funding goal with several weeks still remaining on his campaign. You can secure a watch for about $120 and have it on your wrist sometime later this month.

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