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Komono Watches Now at WatchCo

Spelled just like the traditional Japanese garb! (Ed. note: These women are wearing “kimonos”. Eric is writing about Komono watches. They are NOT spelled the same.”

One thing that I’ve noticed with a lot of the cool watch brands that have been launched in the industry lately is that they all seem to be running counter to what we’ve seen with watches in the last two decades. Whether it’s the millennial generation taking over or just the natural cycle of fashion, the newest watches all have one thing in common: minimalism.

Yes, our parents and grandparents desired timepieces that would not only tell them what time it was, but that also had days, dates, chronographs, alarms, countdown timers, compasses, barometers, depth meters, GPS, IP address finders, games, the Internet, phones, microwave ovens, mini-fridges, washing machines, portable housing, transporters and–of course–a backlight. And don’t get me wrong–those are still widely available. But there has been a subtle shift into what our generation wants on our watches. And what is it? Just like minimalists themselves–not much.

This picture was taken three weeks ago. He still has not moved.

And while we here at WatchCo have picked up plenty of minimalist watch brands (Hygge and Rosendahl to name a few), we are especially excited to welcome Komono watches to our timepiece family because of something they excel in where other brands have fallen short: Color.

Despite what your local hipster minimalists might say, color does not clutter. Marlboro reds, canary yellows, ocean blues–they all set the correct tone when worn properly. And here are three of the choicest Komonos we already have in stock that will help you do just that:

1. The Komono Winston Heritage Herringbone

Notice the optical illusion strap attached to the case?

This 41-millimeter smoke black case contains a high-grade quartz movement that features a full year warranty on it. The cherry red secondhand contrasts with the steel number markers and Komono logo at the “four” as well. That art show in San Francisco that you’re attending is the perfect occasion to debut this flattened wrist candy.

Within the last few years, the wood watch craze has hit both North America and Europe. And while we’re proud to offer a bevy of wood watch brands (Tense, WeWOOD, Silvano and others), it’s also interesting to see that many other non-wood brands have followed suit.

This guy orders wood watches by the crate.

2. The Komono Winston Black Wood

Before there was metal, there was wood, minimally speaking of course.

Enter this beauty from Komono. The black markings set it apart enough to read it clearly, but not enough to make it too loud. While the strap is mocha brown and the case is metallic chocolate, the steel dial actually is a throwback to the old can’t-bust-em’ grocery getters of the 1980s:

Guys’ pink collared polos were all the rage back then and now, too.

Before I dismiss you from today’s blog post, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention my personal favorite of the new Komono line:

3. The Komono Winston Print Series Paisley Foulard

I don’t think a bad paisley-decorated thing has ever been created. Ever. All of my toilet seats are even paisley-speckled.

This robust time-teller is the most striking minimalist watch we carry in my humble opinion.  The shiny steel dial and case pop out like a gopher out of a hole* on the purple and red paisley strap. Can you imagine anything less Japanese despite it’s Far East design? While Komono classifies all three of these choices as men’s watches, we’ve already been selling a good amount of them to ladies who love oversized women’s watches as well.

We have nearly two dozen Komonos already loaded up on our web site and ready for your wrist today. So put down the chopsticks and flip off that weird game show you’re watching. Hop on our web site, and let us enhance your wardrobe today. どうもありがとう!**

*Two Chevy Chase movie references in one post. Somewhere someone is shooting an ounce of whiskey.

**Thank you very much!

Tikker

The Death Watch

We’ve all still got things left to do. Wouldn’t it be nice to procrastinate until the last second before we get them done? If you’re like me, you want to take care of all the important stuff (like watching the latest episode of 2 Broke Girls or attend my weekly twerking class) before mundane incidentals like paying my mortgage or feeding my bawling infant son.

Rest assured fellow time-wasters, there is now a product in development to tell you exactly how much longer you will be breathing in this life (and literally how much time you can waste).  The people over at MyTikker.com have created the Tikker–the watch with the countdown timer on your life.

The Tikker isn’t a massive watch. Nor is the knowledge it takes to understand how it works, either. After filling out a questionnaire that comes with one of the working prototypes, the wearer simply subtracts his or her current age from the end result. And, presto–you know when you will die!

Creepy? Yes. But this cheeky YouTube video  on Tikker’s site helps to soften up the idea of knowing when you’re going to die. (Or do those weird cartoons with the normal-sounding voices add to the absurdity?) The still-in-development product not only counts down your life to the second, but it also–get this–actually tells the time!

Tikker Front

The guys at WatchCo and I haven’t quite wrapped our heads around a death watch yet. Imagine Director of Fulfillment Rob’s surprise if he were to enter his data and find out he was going to expire while at Lambeau Field watching his beloeved Chicago Bears get stomped by the Green bay Packers–what a way to go! But we do have a couple new timepieces that are worth more than just a cursory check out:

Watch enthusiasts have taken a shine to touchscreen models over the past few months, and we just started carrying a popular brand of these new wave timepieces–MUTEwatch.

Mute Blue

The LED touch screen will hibernate if it’s not being used. The MUTE models are smart enough to detect movement and won’t annoy or disturb if they are not being read. The blue one above–as well as the other ones in the line–will also connect to a USB port to charge, too. For less than $300 for one of these newbies, you could certainly spend a lot more to show off to your friends. :)

But if you wanted something with a little more of a classic look to it, Kenneth Cole is getting in on the touchscreen action as well with this Unisex World Timer. What with the touchscreen, multi-situational rubber strap and a one-size-fits-all look to it, this watch has been selling really well for a month or so here at WatchCo. If you don’t like to cheat on your watches and are a one-watch-kind-of-person, this will easily fit any wardrobe choice, no matter the season.

KC Touch

No, the MUTEwatch and the Kenneth Cole will not tell you when you’re going to die (if you really wanted to know that anyway), but they do offer a modern touch to time-telling. But apparently I guess quite a few people do want to know when they will die . Tikker’s Kickstarter campaign is nearly to its $25,000 goal after being on the site for just over a week.

Getting away from the morbidness of the idea of the Tikker watch, it’s clear that its makers’ entire philosophy is to live in the now. Live your life rather than wait for death. That’s good advice for all of us no matter how young or old we are.

Get ‘em while they’re hot; fresh styles from Vestal!

New Vestal Watches!

Get ‘em while they’re hot; fresh styles from Vestal!

These are more than just timepieces–they are accessories that fine-tune style and expression. They are products of a lifestyle–accessories that complement the well-being and personal sensibilities of the music-inspired individual. We are committed to building a brand we can relate to and to designing watches with style, flavor, design, comfort and function. Check out our complete collection of Vestal Watches at WatchCo.com.

Vestal Mens Restrictor Chronograph Stainless Watch - Silver Bracelet - White Dial - RES004
Vestal Mens Restrictor Chronograph Stainless Watch – Silver Bracelet – White Dial – RES004
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Vestal Mens Restrictor Chronograph Stainless Watch - Gunmetal Bracelet - Gunmetal Dial - RES005

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Vestal Mens Restrictor Chronograph Stainless Watch - Gold Bracelet - Gold Dial - RES003

Vestal Mens Restrictor Chronograph Stainless Watch – Gold Bracelet – Gold Dial – RES003
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Vestal Mens Decibel Stainless Watch - Black Leather Strap - Black Dial - DEC004
Vestal Mens Decibel Stainless Watch – Black Leather Strap – Black Dial – DEC004
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Vestal Mens Doppler Stainless Watch - Black Leather Strap - Black Dial - DOP006

Vestal Mens Doppler Stainless Watch – Black Leather Strap – Black Dial – DOP006X
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Vestal Mens Plexi Miniminalist Stainless Watch - Black Bracelet - Black Dial - PLA017

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Vestal Monte Carlo Unisex Ana-Digi Watch - Black Leather Strap - Silver Display - MCW025
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Vestal Quadra Men's Stainless Analog Watch - Black Leather Strap - Black Dial - QDR001

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New Summer Styles on WatchCo.com

New Summer Watch Styles now available on WatchCo.com

We’ve just added a variety of brand new styles from your favorite brands like Diesel Watches, Adidas Watches, Ziiiro Watches and more. Here are some of our favorite new watch styles just in time for summer!

Ziiiiro Unisex Aurora Snow Plastic Watch - White Rubber Strap - Blue Dial - Z0004WST Ziiiiro Unisex Aurora Snow Plastic Watch – White Rubber Strap – Blue Dial – Z0004WST

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Freestyle Mens Shark Classic Stainless Watch - Black Rubber Strap - Gray Dial - FS84848 Freestyle Mens Shark Classic Stainless Watch – Black Rubber Strap – Gray Dial – FS84848

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Adidas Womens Cambridge Originals Plastic Watch - Blue Rubber Strap - Blue Dial - ADH2532 Adidas Womens Cambridge Originals Plastic Watch – Blue Rubber Strap – Blue Dial – ADH2532

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Diesel Mens SBA Ana-Digi Stainless Watch - Green Nylon Strap - Black Dial - DZ7206Diesel Mens SBA Ana-Digi Stainless Watch – Green Nylon Strap – Black Dial – DZ7206

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Kenneth Cole Mens Reaction Stainless Watch - Brown Leather Strap - Brown Dial - KC1327 Kenneth Cole Mens Reaction Stainless Watch – Brown Leather Strap – Brown Dial – KC1327

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Fossil Womens Ultra Slim Stainless Watch - Black Rubber Strap - Black Dial - JR1254Fossil Womens Ultra Slim Stainless Watch – Black Rubber Strap – Black Dial – JR1254

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Be sure to stay tuned to our blog as we will be have even more watch styles available soon!