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Deal Of The Day: 26% Off On TokyoFlash Limited-Edition Breathalyzer Watch

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We love TokyoFlash, and have featured their watches many times over the years. The Limited-Edition Breathalyzer Watch featured in today’s deal post happens to be able to do more than just tell time: it also tells you how drunk you are!

The days of wearing a watch to simply know the time are far behind us. With the TokyoFlash Breathalyzer Watch, you can tell the time, check the date, set alarms, and last but not least, measure your blood alcohol content level. Discreetly blow into the watch to see which of the 10 preset levels of intoxication you fall into, or play the built-in sobriety game for the ultimate ice breaker.

– Displays the time & date on an easy-to-read LCD
– Contains an integrated breathalyzer to measure your blood alcohol content
– Allows you to set alarms
– Includes a “sobriety game mode”
– Stores easily in a durable ABS plastic case w/ a stainless steel buckle
– Fits snuggly on any wrist w/ the adjustable silicone strap

Normally costing $109, with today’s deal the watch is only $79.99.

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The Reserve Strap Could Boost Your Apple Watch’s Battery Life

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Did you know your Apple Watch has a hidden diagnostic port? Yeah, well, it does and it turns out there’s a team of engineers out there currently developing a strap that could use that port to supply the watch with extra battery life. Up to 125% more, actually. It’s called the Reserve Strap and is currently at the prototype stage. It’s not known whether Apple will be happy with a third party developer using the diagnostic port; while Apple is encouraging development of straps, going so far as to provide official guidelines, they’re expecting the straps to vary the aesthetics, rather than improve core functionality. Still, there’s very little Apple could do to prevent eventual Reserve Strap customers from accessing this port, and the company plans to provide a tool to help them flip the port’s cover. More than doubling your Apple Watch’s battery life does come at a cost, since a pre-order will set you back a cool $249, with shipping in the Fall. Yup, owning Apple’s latest gadget sure is expensive.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ Gizmag ]

HDD Watches Look Cool, Just Tell Time

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We’re used to seeing smart watches in the news, but the HDDWatch is nothing of the sort. It just shows time, and pretty much nothing else. But it does so with the innards of a 1 inch hard drive. Considering memory cards have pretty much taken over, old disc-based drives have dramatically dropped in price, so you’ll be able to get a HDDWatch for €150, or about $184. It’s actually €100 ($123) as an Early Bird if you don’t mind wearing it on the right wrist, because all the left wrist Early Bird watches have sold. It’s a project from Frenchman Jean Jérôme, and the Indiegogo is fully funded.

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ GeekyGadgets ]

2015 Is Upon Us, Might As Well Get A Flux Capacitor Wristwatch

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Who wears wristwatches anymore? No one, but don’t tell Apple that. Still, if you fancy yourself old school and don’t plan on getting a smartwatch, you might want to take a look at this cool Flux Capacitor watch instead. With 2015 (the year that Back to the Future II mostly takes place in) right around the corner, it seems fitting to consider its purchase. It has an LED flux capacitor in the middle, looks ok, and tells the time in an obtuse manner that may add to its charm in the eyes of some.

Reading the time on the Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Wristwatch is pretty fun. Press the bottom button and then get ready to count lights. Time is divided into hours, minutes first digit, minutes second digit – so it looks confusing, but is very easy to read. (Example: 10 lights, 5 lights, 3 lights = 10:53 – and it repeats). At the same time, the time circuit LCD display will show you the date.

We actually have a soft spot for these types of watches, having been big fans of Tokyoflash for a while. And at $50, this Flux Capacitor timepiece is about half the price of pretty much any Japanese equivalent.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Geekologie ]

MB&F Have A $230,000 Space Pirate Watch. Yes, $230,000

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Well that’s a lot of money for something that sits on your wrist. But then again, these timepieces are meant to be bought by the kinds of people that own yachts and private planes and mansions, so what’s a quarter million dollar wristwatch to them? MB&F is known for their lavish watches, and the HM6 Space Pirate is no exception. Looking otherworldly with its various bulbs, the piece is sure to attract attention at the country club.

In each of the four corners of HM6’s biomorphic case is a 360° sphere, capped top and bottom by transparent sapphire crystal domes. Up forward, two semi-spherical indications rotate vertically, displaying hours and minutes. Back aft, driven through multiplying gearing by the automatic winding rotor, twin spherical turbines spin horizontally, automatically regulating the winding system in case of excessive speed to reduce stress and wear.

The transparent central dome houses a 60-second flying tourbillon, the precision regulator of HM6’s Engine. This flying tourbillon can be protected from UV radiation, which speeds up oxidation of lubricating oils, by a retractable shield operated by a crown on the left side of the case.

While the transparent cupola on top of HM6 Space Pirate offers a tantalising glimpse into the sophisticated Engine below, the sapphire crystal display portal on the back reveals more of the 475 finely finished components..

There will only be 50 of these watches made, so order yours now. And then give us a call… we need funding.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ Uncrate ]

Tikker Is A Watch That Counts Down Your Life

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We’re all gonna kick the bucket, sooner or later. And while some of us are aware that every passing minute is precious, others might need a more visual reminder. The Tikker wristwatch pictured above serves as a powerful expression that your time on this planet is limited, and it does this by displaying not the actual time of day, but how long you have left to live. The way it works involves answering a questionnaire (probably to determine your likely life span), and deducting your current age from the result.

Aside from doing its duty as a powerful symbol of your mortality, it’s also a statement to others that you take life seriously and intend to make the most of it.

We’re not sure whether Tikker also displays the actual time of day, but we’re going to go ahead and assume it does. A $39 pledge will get you one.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ NoPuedoCreer ]

Modillian Strap Turns Any Wristwatch Into A Smartwatch

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The problem with wearing smart watches is that you’re wearing a smartwatch. You’re often going to sacrifice a whole bunch of aesthetics in order to gain only a spoonful of features. Modillian, however, wants to give you the best of both worlds by allowing you to wear any watch you want, while still having some smartwatch functionality. It does this by integrating a Bluetooth-enabled module into the strap’s clasp, which will alert you of incoming calls, texts, messages, and reminders by means of vibrating alerts. Sure, it’s not quite as cool as being able to have a mouth-to-wrist, Dick Tracy style conversation, but at least you’ll be able to wear that expensive Hublot watch you paid so much for and still know if you get a text even if your phone is in the glove box.

There’s no word on price, but the company says they’re launching on June 10th.

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This Is An Atomic Watch, Really

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There’s really nothing quite like the National Institute for Standards in Technology (NIST) new F2 atomic clock when it comes to precision in time-keeping; at most it’ll be off by one second… every 300 million years. And while the watch you’re looking at above isn’t quite as precise, it is powered by the same kind of mechanism behind the NIST-F2. It’s called The Cesium 133 and as the name implies, uses the precise decaying properties of the Cesium-133 isotope to keep an extremely accurate track of time. It’ll lose a second every 1,000 years, which should be enough to keep you punctual within your lifetime, and a few generations down.

Of course no one really needs this kind of precision, but for the geeks out there it’s a fun piece of technology to wear on your wrist. You likely won’t be able to get one though, since it looks like only 10 are being made. It’s probably a good thing too since you’d have had to spend $6,000 to get one.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Geek.com ]

Classic Arcade Wristwatch Misses The Mark By A Hair

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This is a watch that looks like a miniature arcade cabinet strapped to your wrist. It’s got the PEW! PEW! sounds and flashing lights, but what it doesn’t have is a working game. Unfortunately. The joystick is decorative and the button causes the thing to flash and make some sounds, but there’s no gaming to be had. With the size of modern LCD screens and chipsets, it seems at least a rudimentary game could have been included, but, well, there isn’t one. Still, $60 isn’t much to ask for a dork’s delight.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ UberGizmo ]