watches

Equilibrium: the latest YES watch

Equilibrium at night

The Equilibrium collection is made in titanium with an anti-glare sapphire crystal. It has an ana-digit construction, which means that it combines a Swiss analog hand movement with a proprietary digital display and programming. A powerful chip using complex solar and lunar algorithms enabling a more comprehensive time data capability than found in any other watch.

Here is a listing of what it has to offer:

  • 48x17mm titanium case constructed to 10 ATM water-resistance specifications.
  • 22mm bracelet attachment with locking clasp. Regular titanium color and black IP plating available. Sapphire crystal with AG on inside.
  • Proprietary YES v6 24-hour solunar ana-digital quartz movement. Automatic setting of the 24-hour hand when – location is changed or set. Ronda Swiss movement. Tritium tube on tip of hand.
  • Inner 24 hour dial with 24 tritium tubes in three different colors.
  • Choice of 5 different bezels in black, metallic orange or metallic yellow.
  • Choice of bracelets:
  • 3 or 5-link titanium bracelets with in titanium color or black IP plating.
  • Silicone straps in black, orange and yellow
  • Leather bands in black or dark tan.
  • NATO straps in a variety of colors.

Visit YES Solunar Wrist Watches for more information.

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Svalbard

A new company called Svalbard offers both one and many-handed 24 hour watches.

These watches and inspired by beautiful, extreme and challenging landscapes of Svalbard and are valued more for their elaborate artistry, aesthetic appeal and fashionable design than for simple timekeeping.

It is time for you to enjoy the exclusive features of the unusual and rare watches. Make a difference and create that aura of uniqueness around yourself by getting one or more of the unusual and individually numbered and unique timepiece.

Visit the the official Svalbard Tax-Free Store and use the code “24HOURTIME24” at checkout to obtain a 7% discount.

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Forté Collection from the AAA Watch Club

New models from the AAA Watch Club‘s Forté Collection have been released, with improvements and changes requested by customers, including larger numbers and a waterproof strap option. As usual, there are both 0 at the top and 24 at the top versions:

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Details

  • series: alpha
  • movement: Swiss Quartz 24 hr
  • case size: 43mm
  • case thickness: 15mm
  • distance between lugs: 22mm
  • case: stainless steel
  • date: yes
  • date position: 0800 hours
  • strap: black silicone / orange stitch
  • upper strap length: 75mm
  • lower strap length: 115mm
  • strap width: 22mm
  • luminous numbers: yes
  • super luminous hands: yes
  • water resistance: 10 atm

luminous dial

You can buy these from the AAA Watch Club or from Amazon.com.

They have also revamped their 1000 Series, with new silicone straps, a slightly curved double dome glass for super resistance to breaking and a slightly thicker case.

There are 24 hours in a day – make them count!

Mr Jones Time Traveler watch

From Mr Jones watches, another 24 hour watch, this time one aimed at international travellers. The Time Traveler watch shows the time in 16 different locations of the world at the same time. The time in Paris? Look fo the Eiffel Tower. New York? Find the Statue of Liberty.

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 UTC -11
UTC -10
UTC -9
UTC -8    Golden Gate Bridge (USA)
UTC -7    Salt Lake Temple (USA)
UTC -6    Sears Tower (USA)
UTC -5    The Statue of Liberty (USA)
UTC -4    
UTC -3
UTC -2
UTC -1
UTC       Big Ben (England)
UTC +1    Eiffel Tower (France)
UTC +2    Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Turkey)
UTC +3    Abraj Al-Bait Towers (Saudi Arabia)
UTC +4    Burj Khalifa (Dubai)
UTC +5    Minar-e-Pakistan
UTC +6    Alma-Ata TV Tower (Kazakhstan)
UTC +7    Baiyoke Tower II (Thailand)
UTC +8    Oriental Pearl Tower (China)
UTC +9    Tokyo Skytree (Japan)
UTC +10   Sydney Tower (Australia)
UTC +11
UTC +12   Sky Tower (New Zealand)

It’s another limited edition, so hurry before they sell out. Visit the Mr Jones Web site for details.

More iPhone clocks and watches

A few more 24 hour iPhone applications are appearing in the iTunes App Store. If you want to check any of these out, let me know how they work – I have no idea.

Here’s a familiar sight: the famous Shepherd Gate Clock at Greenwich, London. The Shepherd Gate Clock (this link is a link to the App Store) costs a modest dollar. I’m assuming that this is a genuine 24 hour analog clock. The time here is 20:10. It’s going to look a bit odd at midnight, with that sunlit brick wall…

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This next one is a puzzle. It’s called iWatch, and it features an attractive rendering of three watches, including this Patek Phillippe watch with a 24 hour rotating dial. What looks like the hour hand is really the minute hand, and what looks like the minute hand is really the second hand. So the time on this picture is about 04:18:49.

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(I’m not a big fan of the design, to be honest. The map is coarse, and that font isn’t attractive.) The real puzzle, though, is why this app is suddenly no longer available on the App Store, now that I want to provide a link to it.

The next app, nHands Clock, is a useful clock that lets you add as many hours hands as you like, with colour and labels of your choice. It’s a clever way of showing you the different time zones of people you know:

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Finally, this excellent app is called 25h:

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The idea is simple:

Feeling overstretched? 24 hours in a day is not enough? Then 25h is a clock for you.

Trick yourself into having 25 hours in a day. Get things done faster and have an extra “hour” for yourself.

Note that 25h does not modify time–space continuum (or your biological clock) to give you an extra hour. It simply makes the rest of your hours appear a little shorter so that enough time is saved for an additional shorter “hour” at the end of the day.

I know some people who set their watches fast – this is an interesting alternative.

Raketa Pocket watch

For a fascinating introduction to the world of Russian 24 hour watches, visit the russian24hours.info site, where Andrei writes knowledgeably about their history and variety:

A 24 hour watch is not just about the expanse of a large country or technological achievements – it is about a different way of looking at both time and space.

Here’s an inexpensive and practical pocket watch that I bought recently from the Zenitar store at eBay, with Victor at Zenitar providing excellent service. It’s a mechanical Raketa. I know nothing about it, other than its price, a mere $35!

I had it modified to make the hands luminous: they’re usually given a simple reflective finish that renders them invisible in certain lighting conditions. With the new coating, the extra contrast makes the watch readable in most lights.

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It’s starting to look at bit battered. I might have to buy another one every six months!