Awesome Analog

Diesel Framed Quartz Watch

Diesel Framed Quartz Watch
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Diesel’s latest big bold watch has a huge 51mm case and a contrasting bezel reminiscent of a ship’s wheel. Its framed face has three dials so that you can track time in three time zones at once, and its mineral crystal face resists scratches. Choose from black/gold, black/iridescent, white/silver, red/black, and brown/silver color combos.

Heavy Stylophone Riffs

Heavy Stylophone Riffs

The Stylophone is a very basic analog electronic instrument that uses a conductive pen and a metal circuit board of “keys” as its input device. But with the help of a Digitech Whammy effects pedal and some quick pen play, maromaro1337 jammed out some iconic rock riffs on the monophonic keyboard. More here.

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Printed Circuit Birds

Printed Circuit Birds

Multimedia artist Kelly Heaton makes these unique synthesizer circuits in the shape of birds. Not only do they look like our fine feathered friends, but the sounds they make are reminiscent of birdsong. Check out Kelly’s Instagram for more of her wonderful electronic projects.

Solgaard Shoreline Watches

Solgaard Shoreline Watches

Solgaard is best known for their efficient carry-on luggage. But they’ve branched out with their first watch. The Shoreline has a hexagonal face and monochrome color scheme, but what makes it truly special is that reach one is made almost entirely from recycled plastics that would have otherwise ended up in the ocean.

Nixon Ripley Watch

Nixon Ripley Watch
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Nixon deftly blends the digital and analog worlds with its Ripley wristwatch. It features a rugged, shock-resistant core with a stainless steel top plate. Its LCD background has chronograph, day/date, alarm, dual timezone, altitude, and temperature readouts and can be blacked out in City Mode for a cleaner look.

Cloudnola Flipping Out Clock

Cloudnola Flipping Out Clock
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A more compact version of Cloudnola’s flip clock. Like the TextTime, it tells time using words instead of numbers. The battery-operated clock can sit on a tabletop or be wall-mounted. It’s available in white-on-black or black-on-white with a red base. Made from metal with PVC flip panels.

CIGA Design U Series Black Hole Watch

CIGA Design U Series Black Hole Watch

This modern wristwatch has a design inspired by space exploration and black holes. Its deep case provides room for a floating movement and curved hands, while a concave sapphire crystal completes its look. It’s driven by a Seiko NH05 movement with a 40-hour power reserve. Available in stainless or titanium.

Rotar Revolving Watch

Rotar Revolving Watch

Most watches that ToykoFlash sells have digital displays, but the Rotar is pure analog goodness. It tells the time using a series of three revolving discs, which spin into view like the numbers on an old school car odometer. Choose from a black, bronze, gold, or silver face — limited time release price through 10.25.21.

EC1 Briefcase Synthesizer

EC1 Briefcase Synthesizer

Artist Love Hultén is a genius at designing and building retro-modernist technology. His EC1 is a custom analog synthesizer and beat making machine that folds up briefcase style when not in use. Someday, we hope to commission Love to build us something for The Awesomer HQ.

Corsair Table Clock

Corsair Table Clock
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Bulova’s unique and substantial tabletop clock features an adjustable tripod stand that’s reminiscent of a telescope or surveyor’s equipment. It tells time in military 24-hour format, is made from solid hardwood and metal with a glass front, and features a glow-in-the dark face. Measures 11.25″ w x 22 to 29″ h.

Making Analog Fractals

Making Analog Fractals

Fractal images are generally made with math algorithms on a computer. But it turns out that there was a way to create fractal images in the 1930s using multiple cameras and projectors. CodeParade explains how these analog patterns would have worked, and how to simulate them with a webcam and a monitor.

Terra Time Watches

Terra Time Watches
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Architect James Wines of SITE designed this unique series of watches with faces inspired by topographical maps. The design reveals its depth as light and shadow play across its layers. It comes in in monochrome grey and black models, along with a stainless steel variant directly from Projects Watches.

MDLR-37 Modular Synthesizer

MDLR-37 Modular Synthesizer

Electronic gadget maker Love Hultén expands on his Carrier 37 synthesizer with this awesome looking modular synth stack that folds into itself for portability. The MDLR-37 packs in a Korg Minilogue, Korg Microkey 37, Meris ENZO, T-Rex Replicator, and Doepfer A-199 for a complete analog performance system in a briefcase.

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CODE41 Anomaly Evolution Watch

CODE41 Anomaly Evolution Watch
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Swiss watchmaker CODE41 presents a new series that builds and improves on their original designs. The Anomaly Evolution is more precise, has an increased power reserve, bright Luminova markers, 100m water resistance, a transparent back, and is 1.5 mm thinner than its predecessors. Pre-order through 5.27.2021.

Swatch Bio-Ceramic Watches

Swatch Bio-Ceramic Watches
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Swatch presents a unique series of wristwatches that meld ceramics and bio-sourced plastics, resulting in a smooth and resilient case. The first watches in the series feature a perfectly matched case and strap color, and a see-through face that exposes their mechanisms. Available in white, black, blue, grey, and pink.

Cloudnola Texttime Flip Clock

Cloudnola Texttime Flip Clock
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The Texttime is one of Cloudnola’s beautiful and minimalist clocks. It’s a flip clock, but instead of using numbers it tells the time using words. The clock has a silent mechanism and runs on two C batteries. It’s available in a black or bamboo case.

G-SHOCK Full Metal AWM500

G-SHOCK Full Metal AWM500
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These watches from G-SHOCK feature an analog main dial and a smaller digital display at the bottom. Their case, bezels, and bands are made from stainless steel for heft, while still offering shock-resistance. They feature Neobrite and dual LED illumination, solar power, world time, and automatic time calibration.

Douk Audio P1 Tube Headphone Amp + USB DAC

Douk Audio P1 Tube Headphone Amp + USB DAC
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Give your headphones a smooth and crystal-clear analog upgrade with Douk Audio’s P1 headphone amp. It has a pair of 6J5 vacuum tubes, and can be used as a hi-fi headphone amp, a tube preamp, or a USB DAC. It supports USB, RCA, and Bluetooth 5.0 sources, and quality up to 24-bit, 192Khz from USB audio sources.

Thousand Oscillator MegaDrone

Thousand Oscillator MegaDrone

Look Mum No Computer is always building strange and wonderful electronic musical instruments. His latest creation is a massive wall full of oscillator circuits, which, when played together, create an equivalently massive wall of sound. If a symphony played synths instead of strings, it might sound something like this.

Arturia MicroFreak Vocoder Edition

Arturia MicroFreak Vocoder Edition

The MicroFreak Vocoder Edition, is an an updated version of Arturia’s hybrid analog/digital synthesizer with voice-enhancing capabilities. It includes a 16-band vocoder and a gooseneck electret mic for capturing your voice. Those with a standard MicroFreak can add vocoder ability via a firmware update.

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Swatch Big Bold Spectrum

Swatch Big Bold Spectrum
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The latest in the Swatch Big Bold collection truly lives up to its name, with this series of vibrant wristwatches with chunky hour indicators and hands in dayglo colors, set against a visible mechanism. Choose from orange/blue, blue/pink , or the pink/green color schemes, each with a comfortable silicone strap.

Timex Weekender XL

Timex Weekender XL
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An oversize version of Timex’s classic Weekender wristwatch. This model is set into a large 43mm case, and comes on a leather strap that’s big enough for an 8-inch wrist. It features bright Indiglo lighting, and is water-resistant to 30m. It’s a great value for everyday wear.

Penco x TWEMCO Mod Flip Clock

Penco x TWEMCO Mod Flip Clock
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We’re having a hard time resisting this retro alarm clock inspired by 1960s plastic-fantastic style. Created by Penco and TWEMCO, the battery-powered clock features a mechanical flip display, and a shiny orange ABS plastic case with white-on-orange flip tiles. There’s also a less expensive model with black tiles.

Nixon Patrol Watches

Nixon Patrol Watches
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Nixon’s bold-faced analog wristwatches feature easy-to-read high-contrast numerals and markers. They come in a variety of styles, from a showy goldtone with metal band to a sophisticated gunmetal with a leather strap. Each watch has a stainless steel 42mm case with a 100m waterproof rating.

Motor Synth

Motor Synth

Gamechanger Audio’s insanely cool desktop synthesizer combines electronic and mechanical components for the ultimate in analog sound. Its sounds are generated by motors, magnetic pickups, and infrared sensors, which serve as waveforms to produce truly unique sounds.

Famous Mellotron Songs

Famous Mellotron Songs

The Mellotron is an extremely desirable tape-based sampling keyboard that’s been used on numerous rock, pop and other tunes over the years. Keyboard expert Doctor Mix got his hands on one and played us a little medley of four memorable mellotron riffs.

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