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Hands-On With The EOS Mixtape Watch & Another Contest! Enter For Your Chance To Win Your Very Own Retro Timepiece!

Hands-On With The EOS Mixtape Watch & Another Contest! Enter For Your Chance To Win Your Very Own Retro Timepiece!

EOS Mixtape Watch (Image property OhGizmo!)
By Andrew Liszewski

The month of giving is already upon us, so we figured it was time for another giveaway. This time around we’ve got something that will particularly appeal to those of us who grew up in the 80’s, when pirating sharing music meant hooking up a couple of cassette players together for an hour or so. But that doesn’t mean this EOS Mixtape watch won’t appeal to those of you who missed the 80’s, not at all. It’s got a distinct retro charm that will appeal to even those of you who were forced to share their music via cold, heartless digital methods.

We first brought you the EOS Mixtape watch back in June when scrambling around for Christmas presents was probably the least of your worries. But now, thanks to our friends at Shop Adorn, we’ve not only had a chance to spend a little time with the watch, but we’re also giving one away which could mean one less person to buy for on your Christmas shopping list. (Or keep it for yourself!) The full contest details including how to enter are available after the jump, but first let’s take a closer look at the watch…

EOS Mixtape Watch (Image property OhGizmo!)

Now I’m not going to pretend that the EOS Mixtape employs the latest cutting edge watch technologies like Bluetooth, the ability to set itself via radio time broadcasts or anything like that. Because it can’t. This watch is all about style, though like I’ve already said, it does make a statement about technology. Specifically that while the audio cassette tape might be nearly extinct, it’s still fondly remembered.

As you can see the Mixtape’s biggest claim-to-fame is the miniature, detailed cassette tape case which actually looks a bit like those tiny cassettes used in old-school answering machines or dictation recorders. On the spindle on the right, which is almost empty, you’ll find the requisite and subtle hour and minute hands for telling time. But what really sells the watch is that both of the spindles appear to turn as they tick away the seconds, creating a rather convincing effect that the cassette is being played. And like I said in my original post; “since the faux spindle of tape will never make it over to the other side, you don’t ever have to worry about flipping it over.”

EOS Mixtape Watch (Image property OhGizmo!)

On the back of the watch is a stainless steel metal plate emblazoned with the watch’s moniker, and as you can see the black strap is made from genuine leather, giving the watch a classy look you just can’t get from plastic or rubber.

EOS Mixtape Watch (Image property OhGizmo!)

And come on! Last but definitely not least, the EOS Mixtape comes in this wicked plastic case that serves as a stylish place to store and display the watch. Or as the perfect gift box should you decide to give it to someone on Christmas morning.

The watch is available from Shop Adorn in the black on black finish seen above, but also a gold cassette with a black strap or a metallic blue cassette with a white strap. They each run $135, but thanks to the generous people at Shop Adorn we’ll be giving one away, in your choice of finish too! So here’s the details on how to win:

How to enter: Like with most of our contests all you need to do is leave a comment on this article. And while you’re welcome to post whatever you want (keeping it clean of course) feel free to spread the holiday cheer. Or if you’re so inspired, let us know what tracks your ideal Christmas mixtape would include. To better your chances you can leave one comment every day until the giveaway’s close, and if you do, please make your comments substantially different each time. It keeps things interesting for us.

Timeframe: The contest ends on Sunday December 12, 2010, at midnight. My time. So if you’re not sure when that is specifically given the different time zones, get your comments in early. Don’t drag your feet until the last second! At that time the comments will be closed and the winner will be chosen via

Eligibility: While we love all of our readers around the world equally, we’re afraid this contest is limited to those living in the Unites States or Canada who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry.

Good luck!!


130 responses to “Hands-On With The EOS Mixtape Watch & Another Contest! Enter For Your Chance To Win Your Very Own Retro Timepiece!”

  1. Doug says:

    I'm all Holiday….all about the mix tape watch. And in memory I'd put the best of Jam Master Jay on my mix tape….tribute to one of the greatest Dj's ever

  2. Now if only this included a mullet wig … oh well, one can always dream.

  3. akjack says:

    If it would record and playback, it would truely be retro. Still, free and retro is what I look for.

  4. kolbenson says:

    this would make my Christmas so oldschool & merry! please let me win USA!

  5. BrokenBow says:

    I listened to my first music on an radio, and then they invented a thing called a television and music was a lot better because you could see who was singing. The first portable music I had was a battery powered 8-track and I thought that was Fantastic. Then came the little cassette player which made it easier to carry around different tapes much easier. The only trouble with it was that you had to take it out and turn it over, but some of the tapes were much longer and played more music, and I found out later on that you could even record your own music on them. I still have many cassettes and an old player that still works, the 8-track is long gone but I wish I still had it. I'm not much into the new gadgets for listening to music, they are too 'futuristic' for me and I don't understand how to use them. This watch would bring back many memories of my younger years.

  6. James says:

    I love it….I grew up in the eighties, and this is exactly the kind of thing I remember…Remember how much space those tapes took up? I had a separate tape case for my car that weighed in a about 10 lbs. This is sweet. Would love to wear this.

  7. Keith says:

    If the tabs are broke off on the top I'll just put tape on it to re-record something over it. I miss cassette tapes

  8. sacosan says:

    The last cassette I can remember buying was actually a cassette single or Cassingle by 'Young and Restless'

    Side A) Poison Ivy

    Side B) B Girls

    Good times!

  9. Gayle says:

    I created my first mixed tape in 1972, some music included was:

    American Pie, Don McLean

    The Candy Man, Sammy Davis Jr.

    My Ding-A-Ling, Chuck Berry

    Ben, Michael Jackson

    A Horse With No Name, America

    Popcorn, Hot Butter

    Nights In White Satin, Moody Blues

    Sunshine (Go Away Today), Jonathan Edwards

    Rocket Man, Elton John

    Rockin' Robin, Michael Jackson

    Morning Has Broken, Cat Stevens

    Bang a Gong (Get It On), T. Rex

    Puppy Love, Donny Osmond

    School's Out, Alice Cooper

  10. Anonymous says:

    I love your contests, I dont have a watch, Im a Newf so hopefully you pick me. Its an extra half hour ahead here. Please pic me. I love winning stuff and stuff loves being won by me.

  11. I have been eyeing this watch for months but haven't taken the plunge yet. Maybe I'll win and not have to.

  12. cassettes are almost as good as punched cards.

  13. Anonymous says:

    I still swap monthly mixtapes with friends, they can be downloaded here:

    I haven’t made a holiday one yet for this month but i’m fully expecting to put on Eazy-E’s xmas classic “Merry M(*&^(F#^*(&^% Christmas”

  14. Anonymous says:

    I still swap monthly mixtapes with friends, they can be downloaded here:

    I haven’t made a holiday one yet for this month but i’m fully expecting to put on Eazy-E’s xmas classic “Merry M(*&^(F#^*(&^% Christmas”

  15. Does it come with a pencil to take up the slack in the tape so your cassette player doesn't eat it?????

  16. mandarea says:

    This is too stinking cute!!

  17. I have always wanted one of these “unique watches” like those from Tokyoflash. I like this one way more then any of the watches they have to offer!

  18. ApertureZombie says:

    Now if only we can get one made with 8 track

  19. techg33k says:

    I would put all sorts of Holiday music on my mixed tape, I would ho ho ho all year round if i could!

  20. Jake Powell says:

    I'd like a mixtape of some random Wu-Tang, Kid Cudi, Naughty by Nature, NAS, Lost Boyz, D.O.C. and a little peppering of Lupe Fiasco

  21. Art Gonzalez says:

    I wish this thing had some type of music storage capability. What better way to carry around a mixtape?

  22. if i happen to win this thing i'll get the label engraved with the title, “the greatest zukes album” — hendrix, joplin, mama cass, belushi… all great artists who asphyxiated on their own vomit.

  23. jeffjakubowski says:

    I almost bought one of these a few months ago.. if I win one now i'll be so happy!!

  24. Bloodroot says:

    I agree with some others about it having a storage device included. But it looks cool!

  25. In the early 1980s I mixed tapes for night club special events and exotic dancers in Toronto.

  26. ApertureZombie says:

    With this thing I would be dreaming of a “White Christmas” all year round

  27. relawson says:

    that's just an awesome concept! i like!

  28. rmsiceberg says:

    Time ago i thought how it would make a PERFECT watch, , now i can see it in person, it's as good as i expected it to be πŸ™‚

  29. chadmd23 says:

    Happy Chanukkah everybody!

  30. spencerjordan says:

    Hey! This would perfect for my brother.

  31. kolbenson says:

    I miss my mix tapes πŸ™‚ Happy holidays! pick me!

  32. Ed Felix says:

    Love love love this watch… “dibs”.

  33. When I first met my husband he gave me a mixed tape – he figured if I enjoyed it we would be a perfect match – I did and on December 11 we celebrate our 20th anniversary!

  34. ApertureZombie says:

    A walrus gave me a mix tape in the dream I had last night, and for some reason all the songs were in Persian, except Eye of the Tiger which for some reason made me start up a work out montage, and then I woke up.

  35. Andra Vasile says:

    love ittttttt….pick me cause i want it more than the others do :)))

  36. iosif says:

    great Christmas present for me!!

  37. dblaa says:

    Merry Christmas…

    Hope I win.

  38. dblaa says:

    Merry Christmas…

    Hope I Win.


  39. shsu8587 says:

    I've been meaning to get a watch and this one is seriously cool. Pulling out my cellphone to check the time isn't cutting it for me anymore.

  40. Ian Brooks says:

    comment! love this site, btw… ohgizmo sounds like cries during sex.

  41. Hecka retro, I love it! I hope to win one.

  42. Anonymous says:

    I still make mix tapes so… mine.

  43. Anonymous says:

    I still make mix tapes so… mine.

  44. KimatHarilo says:

    I grew up making mix tapes of New Kids on the Block! lol…wow…Did you know they put out a “holiday” album?

  45. I never made a mix tape so I'll be nice to have a tape watch!!

  46. billykent1972 says:

    that is one amazing time piece!

  47. Alex Suzzi says:

    Sweet. I could really use a watch. I'm always late πŸ˜›

  48. Gavin says:

    This is a wicked looking watch.

  49. sacosan says:

    In this life, there are needs and there are wants……. for me this watch is both!

  50. rmsiceberg says:

    Well just to remind you i'm interested in this watch, I an send you the address later πŸ˜‰

  51. Johnnymac4242 says:

    It's quite an interesting watch, and all I have is a very traditional watch, so this would be cool.

  52. megafauna says:

    I still make mix tapes so…. mine!

  53. Das says:

    it reminds me of the transformers toys i used to have as a kid. would love to wear this.

  54. Doug says:

    If that was my mixtape watch…..I'd put the best of Jam Master Jay on the tape……………..RIP JMJ!!!!

  55. Yet the Jet says:

    First cassette I bought was the soundtrack to Indiana Jones. Second tape I acquired was Purple Rain. Both listened to on a mono cassette player.

  56. Sean Adams says:

    Its a great example of time forgotten, Please pick me, its a great part of our past set in this time.

  57. Kei Dub says:

    I still make mix tapes this watch is essential to my being.

  58. freejack5555 says:

    Krampus is coming!!

  59. jeffrey jakubowski says:

    I wonder if im the only one coming back to comment some more.. I hope so. I love this site!

  60. James says:

    I still like it…cool, square, and cassette like…nice

  61. ApertureZombie says:

    I want this so bad, plus it would save me some money considering my watch just broke

  62. goattuber says:

    Me wanty!

  63. That watch is possibly the most awesome thing I've seen this week. πŸ˜‰

  64. Anonymous says:

    all of my watches are so cheap and always get like 2 min off after a week…would be nice to get a working one πŸ˜€

  65. Anonymous says:

    all of my watches are so cheap and always get like 2 min off after a week…would be nice to get a working one πŸ˜€

  66. MagicWuff says:

    Can't win if you don't try!

  67. Even though I have nothing to play them on I still have 30 years worth of mixed tapes, boxed, in storage, just in case.

  68. James Parker says:

    Seeing this watch reminds me of one of my most listened to bands when I was a kid, Roxette! πŸ˜€

  69. miltrucker says:

    Sweet! I'm in!

  70. Kawoogie says:

    Really cool watch!

  71. Kawoogie says:

    Cool Watch! Looks pretty big.

  72. Windy K says:

    This would be great to win, since you guys gave away the controller i won awhile back! Good way to make it up!

  73. bobbyAfra says:

    i want Andra Vasile

  74. DJ_Jomo says:

    Quality gear!!! Rad!!!

  75. tam says:

    I'd love this for x-mas!

  76. krommagnus says:

    I would like to win this, would be quite the nice surprise for xmas.

  77. My first cassette tape was Juvenile – Ha!

  78. sacosan says:

    My exgirlfriend hated the fact that I loved my cassette tapes more than her so, she decided to burn my entire collection in a jealous rage. It was very sad experience but also a very happy one because, a flaming ember shot onto a brush pile nearby and her whole trailer burnt to the ground with her in it!
    I'll miss those those tapes ) ;

  79. kolbenson says:

    I still want this super bad yo! I want to wear this so my kids ask, “what the hell is that thing supposed to be?” yeah thats right… our music players had moving parts n'shi*

  80. mandarea says:

    that watch would look amazing on my wrist!!

  81. Andy says:

    Wow, this is awesome! Must see this in person!

  82. mrsmetropolis says:

    Such a supaflyyyyyyyyyyy time piece!!!

  83. mrsmetropolis says:

    Such a supaflyyyyyyyy timepiece!!!

  84. I can't stop drooling on this…

  85. masterchen says:

    gimmie gimmee

  86. masterchen says:

    i dig this watch the most.

  87. for parties I would make mixed tapes of cover songs and as a party game friends would have to dentify song title, original artist, and cover artist.

  88. thedunkel says:

    audio cassette – the first true file sharing!

  89. thedunkel says:

    audio cassette mix tape – the original file sharing – for the people by the people

  90. tam says:

    I still want this! hollaa!

  91. Austinkir says:

    It takes a special kind of person to wear this.

  92. Kawoogie says:

    Sweet box! Would get it just for that!

  93. ApertureZombie says:

    This is easily the coolest watch ever made

  94. kolbenson says:

    1.21 jiggawats…. Great Scott! What the hell is a jiggawat?

  95. one more chance and keeping my finngers crossed!

  96. Dino Selita says:

    Hey I think this watch Looks pretty awesoe it would be cool if u switch tape

  97. kolbenson says:

    “Its the most wonderful time of the year” …. well it would be more wonderful if i could win this dope watch! Merry Christmas Everyone!

  98. hoping I am random enough to win this!

  99. ApertureZombie says:

    Whether I win or not im gonna put on the ritz

  100. ryanj983 says:

    Flash back!