Replicating every detail of the 1979 classic, this 38mm wristwatch even has the period-accurate woven stainless steel band. Like the original, it features a rotating outer ring, luminescent hands, and dial markers, updated with a modern quartz movement. It’s available in eight colorways, but we love it in the classic blue and red.
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Xeric’s follow-up to their Soloscope SQ watch has numerous upgrades. Its hour and minute indicators are easier to read, while the left side serves as an AM/PM indicator and secondary hour display. SuperLuminova markers glow brilliantly in the dark. Available in 10 color combos, each with a Horween leather strap.
A budget-priced digital watch for travelers or those working with remote teams, the AE-3000W can simultaneously display times in three time zones. It has day/date, stopwatch, and countdown functions, along with five alarms. It’s water-resistant to 100m and has an enormous 55mm face, so looks best on a big wrist.
The Timex T80 was a staple of 1980s design. Now it’s back and updated for the 21st century. The new version is just a bit crisper looking all around, with an old-school black on grey LCD, Indiglo backlighting, alarm, date, and stopwatch functions. It’s available in a variety of metal finishes, and a Pac-Man edition.
The crisp, fineline typeface and tick marks on Timex’s Waterbury Classic give it a refined, modern look. The chronograph times up to 30 minutes in 1/20th second increments, and there’s a date window as well. It has an Indiglo light-up dial for nighttime reading, and its 40mm stainless steel case is water resistant to 30m.
A limited-edition titanium version of Boldr Supply Co.’s Venture watch, created with graffiti artist Kenji Chai. The watch features a dial designed by the artist, a matching titanium link band, and comes with a custom NATO strap also designed by Kenji. Also inside the box: an action figure of his alter ego Chaigo, and a set of stickers.
Watchmaker Armitron continues to build out its Retro Collection with a blue version of their Griffy LED watch, which was previously only available with a red display. Ther 1970s-inspired watch has stainless steel case and link band, and its screen remains black until you push a button on its side.
These unique watches from Svalbard are named for Norway’s Solfestuka holiday, which celebrates the return of the sun to Longyearbyen after the polar night. Its face features a single 24-hour hand, set against an intricate scalloped pattern. Each variant is numbered and limited to 500 pieces, and comes with a leather or mesh strap.
Luxury watchmaker Vianney Halter designed this incredible 3-axis tourbillon, inspired by astrophysics. Under its domed crystal is an intricate mechanism that rides on a pair of synchronized balance wheels, encircled by a time display. Just two of these timepieces will be made each year, with a price tag just under $1 million.
After making a Redundant Clock, designer Ji Lee turned the same playful design into a wristwatch. Instead of digits, its dial is marked with tiny hands which indicate the same hand positions as the actual watch hands. Features a stainless steel case, leather strap, a Mitoya movement, and mineral glass crystal. A MoMA exclusive.
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.
Timex updates its military-inspired Allied Chrono with bolder numerals, a textured bezel, and new designs, including a sweet black and white camo. It features a 42mm case, Indiglo lighting, a bead-blasted metal case, and a mineral glass crystal. Its 30-minute chronograph can measure in intervals of 1/20th of a second.
Designer Tom Ford’s distinctive black and white watch not only looks great, but it also makes a statement. Its case and hand-braided strap are made entirely from plastics pulled from oceans. It features a Swiss quartz movement, Super Luminova hands and numbers, an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, and stainless steel back.
Designed in collaboration with Wildlife Promising, this limited-edition watch features an all-over pattern inspired by the African rock python. As a high-end MT-G model, it has a spherical sapphire glass front, solar power, atomic time calibration, 39 time zones, a stopwatch, timer, alarm, and calendar functions.
This tricked out G-SHOCK watch features a stainless steel bezel in a flashy gold finish. It’s got an analog-digital dial with world time, a stopwatch, five alarms, automatic calendar, countdown timer, and LED illumination. It comes with a black resin strap, and is available in other finishes including silver, black, and rainbow.
Watchmaker UNDONE teamed up with Looney Tunes to create a pair of watches inspired by the cartoon classic Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century. The black PVD-coated stainless steel watches feature half-x-ray images of the eponymous duck, along with fan-favorite Marvin the Martian. Each watch is limited to just 150 pieces.
Diesel’s well-priced Rasp series features a face with just a single digit in the “9” position, giving it a bold and asymmetric look. The analog wristwatches come in a wide variety of styles from a cool blue with a stainless steel band, to a black with vibrant red accents and a silicone strap.
We love the shiny forged metal bezels and see-through camo straps on this series of G-SHOCK watches. They feature shock-resistant resin cases, alarm and stopwatch functions, and currently come in three variants: the rectangular GM5600SCM-1, the round GM6900SCM-1, and the analog-digital GM110SCM-1A.
The BMW Car Club of America teamed up with watchmaker B.R.M Chronographes to create this limited-edition chronograph celebrating the club’s 50th anniversary. Enter for a chance to win this unique watch, and help support the TechForce Foundation, which helps students grow their skills as professional technicians.
This extraordinary, limited-edition watch features a design inspired by a samurai’s kabuto helmet. For each timepiece, a skilled metalsmith hand-carves a dragon into its bezel. Its titanium case and band are cast with special dies that create the look of hand-hammered steel, while brown and blue finishes give it an aged look.
This unique wristwatch from TokyoFlash Japan features a display inspired by an graphic equalizer. But instead of displaying audio frequencies and volume levels, its green dots light up to indicate the current time and date. The oversized watch uses an LED-backlit LCD panel to create the effect. Available with a black or silver case.
Keep track of your activity, sleep, and heart rate with this slimline fitness watch. It has a round touchscreen, is IP67-rated waterproof, and can run for several days on a single charge. Originally priced at $199, it’s just $45 in The Awesomer Shop.
James Bond’s go-to gadget guru is the inspiration for this special edition Swatch Irony 42mm watch. It features a super-slim 6.7mm thick stainless steel case, a handsome brown leather strap with a red underside, and comes packaged in a special 007 spy case that looks like a laptop when opened up.
This extra-tough G-SHOCK watch is ready for just about anything. The GRB200 has a weather-resistant Carbon Core structure and is packed with useful functions including a thermometer, altimeter, barometer, digital compass, and a step counter. The large buttons on the side are designed to be usable even with gloves on.
This special Master of G Series Frogman chronograph features a carbon chassis and a stainless steel bezel that’s been etched and rainbow ion-plated to replicate the look of the Borneo rainbow toad for a finish that varies for each watch. The 200m diver’s watch has solar power, auto time calibration, a dive timer, and more.
Pocket watches are a the ultimate in gentlemanly timepieces. The Gotham railroad watch features a bold white-on-black face with easy to read numerals, a 49mm stainless steel case, and a scratch-resistant mineral crystal. It has a small second hand mechanism, and includes a curb chain for attaching it to clothes.
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