Watch Talk

Want a Career in Watchmaking?

According to this article on Bloomberg.com, the US if facing a very dangerous shortage of watchmakers. Brands like Rolex, Breitling and Omega are selling like crazy, but there are fewer and fewer people around who are qualified to work on them. It seems that while appreciation for fine Swiss mechanical...

Putin Wears a Patek Philippe, Bush Sports a Timex

According to this article by the Russian publication Pravda, Russian President Vladimir Putin wears a $60,000 Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar watch while our own President Bush sports a $50 Timex Indiglo. What's even more interesting is that Putin's annual salary is only $60,000 while Bush's salary, according to Wikipedia, is...

Bell & Ross: Watches for Professionals

Ask the average American to name a fine Swiss watch, and nine times out of ten you're going to hear Rolex. You might get the occasional Omega or Tag Heuer, and if they really know what they're talking about, Breitling, IWC, Zenith, or maybe even Patek Philippe. What you are...

New Casio Digital Watch Feature: Terrorism

Casio is well known for combining digital watches with all kinds of gadgetry: calculators, remote controls, cameras, GPS devices, MP3 players, and now, according to the Department of Homeland Security, bomb detonators. MSNBC is reporting that the DHS and the FBI issued a warning to the Transportation Security Administration today...

Has Casio Perfected the Digital Watch?

Casio's solar powered atomic watches are the ultimate in digital watch technology, says Kazuo Kashio, president and Chief Executive Officer of Casio. According to this article in the Times Online, Mr. Kashio (or, as we Westerners might pronounce it, "Casio"), believes watches that don't require batteries and that are always...

The Nike Lance 4 Titanium Cycling Watch

The Nike Lance 4 Titanium Cycling watch is the star of Nike's ACG Oregon outdoor watch collection. Inspired and partially designed by five-time (consecutive) Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, the Nike Lance 4 packs an impressive set of features into a relatively lightweight and even fairly nice looking (in...

The Current State of Wrist-phones

View the Watch Report wrist-phone photo gallery. People have been fascinated with the concept of embedding communication devices into watches for years. There have been countless experiments, prototypes, demonstrations, promises, and even a couple launches. For a pretty comprehensive view of just about everything related to wrist phones out there,...

The 1977 Pulsar Calculator Watch

I came across this classic while doing some shopping on eBay the other day. After 18 bids, it ended up going for $1,125 -- not bad for a 27-year-old timepiece. Although the watch is nearly as old as I am, I was actually able to dig up some pretty interesting...

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