Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Citizen Eco-Drive RING Special Interviews

Citizen Japan's Facebook site has published three video interviews detailing the new RING model.

The first video is in English and is led by Designer, Benjamin Cheng and he highlights the depth and dimension of the dial and moonphase indicator.

The second and third videos are led by Engineer, Yohsuke Noma and Art Director Satoshi Sugiura.  Unfortunately these videos are not in English, but they offer some very nice real life images of this model.  I have to say it looks larger than I was expecting, but the dimensions on the dial are impressive.

Videos 2 and 3 after the jump.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Video Demonstration of Bluetooth Casio G-Shock GB-6900

A video demonstration from the recent CES show of the soon to be released bluetooth enabled Casio G-Shock GB-6900 has been posted and is making the rounds.  This model was previously posted about here and was supposed to be released late in 2011, but was delayed because of the floods in Thailand.

Utilizing a Low Energy Bluetooth connection to a cell phone or computer, this watch can sync the time, as well as notify for incoming emails and text messages.  The video demonstrates an interesting interaction between the watch and phone where a touch of the crystal will signal to the phone to ignore a call and stop ringing.  The video also demonstrates that Casio sees the potential in this technology to connect the watch to other devices like a television, audio player and even a medical instrument.

You know there are plenty of people who will look down their noses at any watch presented at an electronics exhibit, but I think it's great.  We are living in the 21st century and it is interesting to witness the continuing evolution of the wristwatch.  While at odds for years with the cell phone for the utility of telling time, it is great to see the watch and cell phone working cooperatively to improve the function of both items to be greater than each singularly.

The GB-6900 is scheduled to be released in March 2012.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Excellent Tutorial for the Seiko 7S26

I stumbled into an excellent online tutorial for the Seiko 7S26 written by Nicholas Hacko from Sydney, Australia.  Excellent details with great pictures.  This may be one of the best that I've seen.  Looks like it is a work in progress so check back.  Also looks like he has organized an online tutorial so if you are interested in participating please contact him through his website.

I've added a link in the Links section, but thought I'd bring attention to it here as well.

A direct link to the site can be found here.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Citizen Eco-Drive Ring BU1020-08A to be Released February 2012

The Citizen Eco-Drive Ring model was introduced as a concept at Basel 2009 and its commercialization was announced at Basel 2011.  Citizen recently announced that the Ring model BU1020-08A will be available for sale February 8, 2012.