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While smartphones have taken the place of a watch for many people, there are certain aesthetics a phone can’t replace. This 44mm Midnight Planétarium watch is from Van Cleef & Arpels’ Poetic Astronomy series is a perfect example. You read the watch by looking at the shooting star which rotates on the rim of the face. It gets fancier: the watch features the Earth and five other planets (made of precious and semi-precious tones of course) moving in accurate rotation. The movement takes 396 parts.

It’s gorgeous and priced at $245,000.

More photos of the stunning timepiece after the break.

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The only problem here is deciding which of these watches to wear each day. There’s Wonder Woman, Captain America and Man of Steel as officially licensed DC Comics products. They have the logos of their individual heroes and have adjustable straps. Water resistant and battery operated, they’ll make you feel like you’re the hero!

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The latest unique watch offering from ToykoFlash is the Kisai Rorschach ePaper watch. It’s tricky to read until you know how it works. Hours are displayed on the top right and minutes are on the bottom left with both reflected in mirror images to create the Rorschach inkblot. If you see a demonic face instead of the time, you might want to get that checked out.

It also features a date display and an alarm. The numbers and background can even trade colors for easier reading at night. The watch is available in several colors with a leather or stainless strap and takes just a standard watch battery.

See more pictures and videos (including a Watchmen spoof) after the break…

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Lego watches for kids have been around for awhile, but this November there will finally be a line designed for adults. The Lego Watch System will feature brightly colored plastics and, just like the kid’s versions, will have links that can be taken apart and put back together however you choose. They’ll be available in both digital and analog versions and range from $85 to $185.

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atomic wristwatch

Do you need to feel confident that you have the precise time? Then you need an atomic clock wristwatch. Besides being the first of its kind, the Cesium 133 from Bathys Hawaii may be the nerdiest watch ever. It has its own self-contained cesium atomic oscillator which means it is insanely accurate. You’ll only lose a single second every 1,000 years.

It may look incredibly clunky, but the Cesium 133 still has more time in development. According to A Blog to Watch, Bathy’s is working on the following:

The final version of the Cesium 133 watch will have some LED status lights and a more attractive case. The prototype is 60mm wide by 50mm tall, and 23mm thick. The final version will have a light-weight carbon fiber case, be smaller, and retain the classic Bathys moon phase dial.

I can’t wait to see the finished product.

See the watch in action after the break.

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The Click Button watch is the must-have watch for gamers. Instead of just displaying the time like usual, you have to press the little arcade-style button that is the face of the watch to get the LED display to light up. It comes in a rainbow of colors, just like the lights that used to flash all around you in the local arcade.

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Hyetis Crossbow

Aspiring spies looking to ramp up their game will love the Hyetis Crossbow: It’s a brand new smartwatch, which features a 41-megapixel camera and connectivity to Android, iOS and Windows 8 devices. Incoming messages, emails and weather updates will appear on a display on the watch’s face.

Unfortunately, spies on a tight budget won’t be able to afford this one: the price is currently set at $1,200. So if you don’t know a real life Q or you aren’t keen on robbing a bank, best stick with your cellphone–it does all the same stuff and can fit in your pocket. How sneaky!

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kisai keisan contest

We have one final Tokyoflash watch to give away to a lucky reader and this time it’s a silver Kisai Keisan!

Read on past the break to find out more details about the watch and how you can enter to win it…

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The latest offering from Tokyoflash is the Neutron LED watch with a built in motion sensor. It’s available in either black, gunmetal or gold with red, white or blue lights that display the time. You can have the time displayed in lights that either wave up and down or pulse in and out and you don’t even need to touch the watch to turn it on. Just flick your wrist and the display will light up. It’s also USB rechargeable with one 3.5 hour charge lasting for about a month. This is a limited edition watch, so get yours before they’re gone!

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We’re giving away our second Tokyoflash watch of the month, and this time it’s the ultra unique Kisai Tenmetsu!

Read on past the break to see the watch in action and learn how you can enter…

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