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The Tiny Figure on This Watch Gets Tired When it Needs Winding

When you're wearing an old-school watch that requires winding every few days, the last thing you want is to look down to discover it stopped ticking hours ago. That's why mechanical watches usually include a power reserve indicator, but none are as unique as the tiny creature on MB&F's new Legacy Machine N°1 Xia Hang. Read More >>

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14 Stunning Timepieces From the Greatest Watch Show on Earth

Gadget nuts have CES; kids at heart get Toy Fair; video gamers have E3, but if it's watches that ring your bell, every spring you'll want to head over to Basel, Switzerland for Baselworld. It's where the world's horological masters gather to unveil their latest timekeeping works of art. And these are the most wonderful of this year's whole bunch. Read More >>

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Twenty Watches That Have Been Beaten With the Ugly Stick

Well, that about wraps it up for another year. 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. Read More >>

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G-Shock's £500 RAF Watch Lacks Shiny Hardware to Avoid Being Spotted by Enemies

After the Royal Air Force gave G-Shock the skinny on the various functions it needs from a watch, the "Gravity Defier" GW-A1000RAF-1AER was born. We sat down with Flight Lieutenant Nathan Jones to discuss his involvement on the project, and find out why he deemed compasses, torches and locator beacons surplus to an RAF pilot's requirements. Read More >>

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The Das Boot Watch: "Divers' Watches For Real Men!"

More than thirty years after its release, Das Boot remains one of the most gripping war movies ever made. We're on the edge of our seat just thinking about it. But is it really the best candidate to launch a new line of watches? That's exactly what's happened at Baselworld, with press releases excitably describing them as "Diver's watches for real men!" Read More >>

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In Praise of the Humble Cuckoo Clock

With so much attention lavished on luxury watches at Baselworld in Switzerland, another important timekeeping device is woefullly neglected -- the cuckoo clock. Contrary to popular belief, it's not actually a Swiss invention (that honour belongs to the Black Forest in Germany), but scattered around the exhibition halls are some spectacular examples of the craft. Read More >>

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10 Watches You'll Want to Strap On Your Wrist This Year

So what's a "Baselworld" when it's at home? This trade show for the watch and jewellery industry is organised annually in the city of Basel, Switzerland, featuring 2,100 exhibitors from over 45 countries. The place is stuffed to bursting with movers and shakers in the world of timekeeping, all of them touting their wares. Here's a rundown of the best watches we've seen. Read More >>

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Hands-On With the Bluetooth G-Shock GB-6900

Giz UK got its grubby mitts on the G-Shock GB-6900 at Baselworld 2012 watch fair, the super-tough digital watch that features a low-power Bluetooth 4.0 chip for two-way communication with a smartphone. It hasn't been released in Europe yet, and according to the G-Shock Research and Development team, I was the first person from the UK to try it on. Read More >>

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Carbon Fiber Mobile Phone with Embedded Pocket Watch is Fuuuuuugly (and Expensive)

The Celsius LeDIX Eternal is strange hybrid of clamshell mobile phone and pocket watch. The outside of the titanium and carbon fiber body houses an elaborate mechanism of 600 moving parts, visible through sapphire crystal glass. Launched at Baselworld with an eye-watering $327,000 dollar price-tag, it's the most flagrantly ostentatious gadget of 2012. Read More >>

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Drops in on Baselworld 2012, Tries on Some Watches

The Last Action Hero made a guest appearance on the opening day of Baselworld 2012, the biggest watch fair on Earth, looking fully recovered from his recent shoulder surgery (and bed-in with Sylvester Stallone). Guess he fancied doing a bit of shopping. Read More >>

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