Sometimes a watch measures your status in society. Sometimes it's used as an accessory or a fashion statement. Whatever your reasons are, these top 10 unique and weird watches are definitely conversation starters at your next party.
Diesel DZ9024 Multi Display
I'll start you off pretty conservatively with a watch you may have seen before. With the Diesel Multi Display, you don't have to set your watch again and again if you're traveling everywhere. This is great because seriously, who has the patience to turn the dial to adjust the time anymore?
Seiko Earth Watch
I like this watch because the earth on the watch actually rotates every 24 hours. So for $600, you can have the world in your hands....or on your wrist.
Let's be honest, this unique piece is quite ugly. To wind the watch, use the gigantic winding stem on the side. I'm not even certain how easy it is to tell time. There are only 135 of these watches made, released at the end of 2006 to the beginning of 2008. You have to be somebody or know somebody to get a hold of this bad boy and it comes with a ginormous price tag. So big that it isn't listed, but I have found other Cabestan watches to be in the $500K. Seriously, who would buy this?
Lehotzky's Catepillar Watch
I added this watch because it's so different and unique. I'm curious to know what it feels like when the time changes. Inspired by a bulldozer track, the fabric of this watch rotates around the entire watch every hour. I have two questions: 1) Does it tickle when the time changes and 2) how do you tell the minutes? I'll let you know if I find out.
Remember when those big ugly caculator watches were popular? Well, things have definitely evolved since then. This watch features a 1.8 touch screen pad so you check your email, keep an address book, and surf the web...all right on your wrist. With a price tag of only $173, I know it's pretty tempting, but please refrain from the urges of becoming a nerdy fashion don't.
Cell Phone Watch
Again...a nerdy fashion don't! I find this watch a little awkward to talk on the phone while holding your wrist up to your ear. However, you can solve this problem by using the bluetooth feature. Yes guys, this cell phone watch features a 1.3 MP digital camera, bluetooth, mp4 videos AND has touchscreen capabilities. This certainly alleviates the problem of your cell phone being buried at the bottom of your purse.
TAG Heuer Diamond Fiction
If you know me, you know I love the bling. I had to put this on the list because, damn....this watch is hot. It has 879 diamonds and 54 LED lights that shine through to show you the time. According to TAG Heuer's website, this watch is "inestimable". In other words, it's only available to people who rob banks. I gotta go find the knock off...I'm in love!
Gucci LED Watch
This is not what I think of when I think of Gucci. This gadget is high tech and ultra sleek, including LED lights that display the time behind a sliding door. It looks heavy, but I would wear this watch even if it weighed a ton. Very futuristic!
You gotta love this. It's sleek, modern and the time displays on a hologram where there's negative space. It only displays the time when you want it to, otherwise, it doubles as a bracelet. Pink hologram AND silver modern bracelet? Omg...my birthday is in September and this is on the top of my wish list....anyone?....
Seiko Spectrum Bracelet Watch
This is my number one pick for the coolest watch I've found so far. It's so badass! It is a futuristic watch that displays time with....hold on to your seats....electronic ink!! It has tiny pixels so it redraws itself fluidly with very intricate lettering and the screen goes almost all the way around your wrist. The time displays when you press the button, so it's battery friendly and can go from a dark to light screen in an instant. There were only 1000 of these made and it retails for a whopping $5000 a piece. I am curious about one thing...how do you resize this baby? Eh if it's too big, I'll just wear it as an ankle bracelet! This watch is sweet!
Looking to add some watches to your collection? Check out these unique watches available for purchase online:
The end of the first month of the year is coming to a close, and I hope all of you have been doing well with your resolutions! Gyms are still packed, which is great to see. Keep at it guys!
Good news: Like I've mentioned before, it's no secret--proper diet and exercise are the keys to a healthier lifestyle and slimmer physique. You WILL see a change when you start exercising correctly and eating well.
Bad news: If you don't switch up your exercise routines, your body will get used to what you're doing and you'll hit a 'plateau,' meaning the scale stays constant no matter how many carrot sticks you're eating or how many lunges you're doing around the football field. You're giving it your all, and nothing seems to be happening.
Good news (Part II): When I hit a plateau, I came across something called CONJUGATED LINOLEIC ACID or CLA. CLA is a substance that is converted from the linoleic acid of pure safflower oil. It reduces body fat by decreasing the number of fat cells and decreasing fat that is stored after a meal. In addition, it also builds lean muscle tissue and increases the rate of fat metabolism.
"Extensive research is now showing CLA to play an important role as a multi-beneficial health promoter. More than 200 studies worldwide are indicating that CLA may help reduce the incidence of breast cancer, improve asthma, allergy control, and blood sugar control (diabetes), and limit the extent of atherosclerosis which can lead to heart disease." (Wellnesspartners.com)
Bad news (Part II): There are a lot of impure versions of CLA being sold on the market today that will burn a hole in your wallet, but do nothing for your waistline. Here's what you want to look for:
- Make sure the capsules have 100% pure SAFFLOWER oil. Do NOT buy the ones that say it uses sunflower oil or even a safflower/sunflower oil blend. The ones that include sunflower oil have less of the active fat loss ingredients.
- The entire capsule should be at least 1000mg.
- 750-1000mg of the capsule should be composed of CLA.
Where to buy CLA capsules online:
To make it easier on you, here are some trustworthy CLA vendors. This is something I recommend, because I've tried it and I've seen the favorable results. Best of all, I got through that plateau period and am at my ideal weight. Hopefully, this will do the same for you.
*Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor before trying CLA.
If you've been shopping, you may be noticing the sea of different, colorful, bold, sort of obnoxious plaids screaming in the window of every store. Ahh yes, plaids have always been around, but this year, they're taking over. How do I feel about this? Pretty good, pretty good. I think it's another print that you can mix into your wardrobe to spice up your style. The 80s fashions are taking over along with the plaids...personally, I thought 80s fashions were pretty gnarly (and not in a good way). I prefer to take the 80s and modernize it into 2009, so that way I don't look like I shop at garage sales. Ladies, this one is for you. I want to show you some of the best ways women can be sexy in plaid. Here are 3 things to consider.
- How much is too much??
Believe me, plaid has a LIMIT! If you're wearing plaid from head to toe, it'll look like you were swallowed by the plaid monster. I don't care what stylists are saying about mixing a bunch of loud patterns. I think it's dangerous and ugly. In 2008, they were trying to tell me to mix florals with geometrics that were screaming in pattern and color. You know what? They were wrong. Very rarely did it ever work and a lot of people didn't know what they were doing. So I think stylists were just setting us up for fashion disasters to make fun of later. Not cool fashion industry, not cool. What I do know is this: when you have a bold pattern, pair and layer it with solid colors and let the plaid peek through. That way, it's present, but you're not going to look at a picture 5-10 years from now and say "What was I thinking?" Trust me, if you're not taking my fashion advice, you'll definitely be saying that.
The type of fabric can be very important, especially with this pattern. You have to be clear on what look you're going for. As shown on the right, if you go for a sheer or taffeta, you can class up the look for work or a special occasion dress. You don't always have to look like a farmer when wearing plaid, so go for plaid in different fabrics to give you a more high end look. You'll be sure to turn heads!
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Wanna participate in the plaid trend? Here are some affordable recommendations to rock it successfully:
Everybody's heard of Tiffany's, Cartier and all the big named jewelry designers. Well let me tell you a little secret: you don't have spend an exorbitant amount of money to find fabulous jewelry. Luckily I've done all the leg work for you. Every now and then I'll be showcasing some of these great finds. To start off, here's my "Style Star" of the moment:
Nikkay Fashions has a lot of great pieces of jewelry and accessories. So great, that I want to let you in on the fun. I'm giving away one of her necklaces (pictured), retailed at $31! To enter, simply leave a comment within this post (make sure to add your email address in the form) and tell me who your favorite jewerly designer is. Girls, this is a great big & bold necklace to add to your collection...and just in time for Valentine's Day! By the way, Nikke is an army wife (her husband is currently serving overseas) so there's no better way to support the troops than by supporting her! For more information on Nikke, visit her myspace profile.
- Contest ends February 10th, 2009 at 11:59pm EST
- Must include email address in comment form to be officially entered
- Must be at least 18 years of age to enter
- Contest open to US residents only
Congratulations to our winner, Kyle Rankin!