Friday, May 25, 2012

Inexpensive Watches with Subdials

Complications and subdials are the mark of a sophisticated timepiece.  Unfortunately sophistication is never cheap.  Fortunately, if you crave the style and precision of a fine European timepiece with subdials, there are lots of beautiful Asian-sourced watches from familiar watch brands.  They are priced affordably and many sell  for less than $100. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Quest for a Thin Watch

Thick watches abound in the world of watch making.  A company can build a stout movement and encase it in an impenetrable wrist castle and call it a day.  Making a reliable, light weight, and wafer-thin watch movement is much more of a challenge.  If you are looking for a watch that is thin and comfortable, read my article:

Deutsche Fotothek‎ [CC-BY-SA-3.0-de (], via Wikimedia Commons

Saturday, May 19, 2012

A Very Cool Grenen Watch from Denmark

I really like Skagen's Grenen brand of watches.  They look great and they are very affordable at Kohl's.  I recently bought one at over 60% off and I love it.  When other watches are thick and bulky, Grenen offers a thin and light alternative.

A Grenen Wristwatch has a thin case

As of 2024, you can still find Skagen and Grenen watches on Amazon.  Here's a review that I published about another Grenen watch.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

It's Hip to Wear Square - Square Watches that is!

Ever since the Bell & Ross Instrument Panel watches hit the scene, square watches have been highly cool.  However, a premium Bell & Ross BR01 is a pretty expensive watch.

Fortunately, there are many attractive square watch alternatives for men.  To read more, check out my article:  Affordable Square Watches for Men

Here are some pictures of even more square watches that are affordably cool!

Mossimo from Target

Casio From Walmart
Structure from Sears
A Modify Mini from Modify Watches

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Slabang - An Ikea Clock with a Recording Function

It's a small leap from watches to clocks.  The topics seem to overlap from time to time.  I'd like to share an interesting alarm clock that I picked up from Ikea.  It has traditional alarm clock functions, but also allows you to record your own alarm clock sounds.  Best of all, it only costs $6.00.  Here's a complete review:

Thursday, May 10, 2012

A Non-Automatic Watch from Elgin

When I bought it for Christmas, I thought it was an automatic.  It looked like it was an automatic.  The jewelry counter clerk at Sears told me it was an automatic.  But, guess what, it is not an automatic!  It's a good thing that the watch has a beautiful, beautiful, face.  I'll forgive this watch.  But, next year, Santa might bring Sears and MZ Berger a lump of coal or two! It's still a great watch.  

[As of 2024, I'm wondering if I actually bought this watch at Sears or JC Penney.  I'm also wondering where I have this watch stashed.]

Monday, May 7, 2012

The Sharp Turbine Watch at Le Kmart!

As a man of distinction, good taste, and an appreciation of the finer things, it is only natural that I should gravitate towards impressive horological achievements like the Perrelet Turbine automatic watch.  But, alas, I have not the wealth to match my timekeeping aspirations.  I had to seek alternatives to the Perrelet Turbine.  Fortunately, I was able to snatch up this turbine-style watch from Sharp at Kmart for only $19.99!  Kmart even sent me a letter and key ring card recognizing me as a VIP.  Take that Switzerland!

If you'd like to read a complete review, check out my article: