Twenty Watches That Have Been Beaten With the Ugly Stick

By Bulent Yusuf on at

As the shutters come down on Baselworld 2012, the biggest watch fair in the world, it's a time to reflect on the highs and the lows of the past week. Mainly the lows, because isn't that more fun for everyone? Except the manufacturers, natch.

By golly, there were some spectacularly tacky watches on display. Reinventing the wheel (or watch) is a pointless task, and yet companies both large and small attempted exactly that. In the process, they moved away from practical timekeeping into the murky morass of novelty, fashion and outright disaster.

In no particular order, here's a rundown of the most repellent specimens. Agree? Disagree? Let us know in the comments below.