Watches : Cool S#!T

Once upon a time, clock makers pieced the essentials of motive power to make clock mechanisms function with a means to transmit and regulate this power into steady measures. Then they found ways to mark these measurements within the movements so that time could be known to the viewer on the outside.

Expressing my fascination for time pieces doesn’t flow easily.

Putting  words to an abstract feeling of awe and interest in the concept these objects evoke is difficult. I’m unsure and awkward in my attraction for clocks and watches.

I window shop them.

I notice watches on other people’s arms and around their necks.

I maintain a modest collection of my own, including a sundial and an oil painting of a clock.

I hang on to time pieces that wear out. Still valuing the inner machinery, the look, feel and personality of each one has found me planning a large piece of art composed of those objections literally stilled by time itself.

Today all this blends with wizard-like alchemy utilizing design, innovation, and fashion to provide us with the following:

Gucci

The flexible L.E.D. good-looks of this Gucci watch has the fashion forward mind in mind.

See more shots of this watche’s personality.

Hrological-Machine, the HM4 

MB & F knock my socks off with this Thunderbolt. This displays the heigths of crafstmanship with an three-dimensional artistic approach to kinetic sculpture.

This beauty also comes in three other innovative styles.

OLED Linux Watch

This OLED Linux watch is experimenting with using Bluetooth as a front-end user interface device of PC’s.

Check this out or more insights on this watche’s capacity.

ZeroPointZero Watch

Designed by Luis Beruman, this digital watch is what it looks like – a pair of handcuffs.

Get an idea of how they would look on your wrist here.

Matrix M6001

This piece has been compared to a restored 1960 Ford. While retro in some respects, this watch is nothing but old-school meets the present day.

You can decide on a model and the band color of your own collection.

Seiko Bluetooth Watch

Seiko Japan has provided this slightly oversized, cool-looking, hardworking watch. It can pair with your mobile with built in ring tones, vibes and such.

Find out if this watch can partner up with your phone’s signal, incoming calls and SMS displays.

Storm-Circuit-Watch

Reminiscent of a Cylon helmet from Battlestar Galatica, this London Storm watch is my favorite within this collection.

View this watch in black or slate.

And so it is that I present seven current beauties new on the watch scene.

Each one is a masterful exposé on design and utility.

How would you rank these watches in terms of your most favorite to least favorite?

 

 

Time is Part of Life

I have come to understand as you may have as well that there is never enough time to do everything. However, there always seems to be enough time to focus on the most critical things. This is one of the reasons I have created the Today and Not Today i-phone app. It is the reason that we created this animation about using a planner. This concept is the reason that no matter who I coach and why they come to me for coaching, we usually end up working on some element of time management.

Time is part of life. Managing it well usually equates to success. So this month I’m going to share the concepts I apply to stay on top of all the stuff I have to do. I hope this handful of items helps you as well:

1)     Learn what “enough” means to you. Just as I mentioned above, we don’t have time for everything yet we generally have time for the critical few things that need to be done each day or each week. Focus on those things first and foremost.

2)     Plan. I usually take five to ten minutes each morning to plan out the strategy for my day. I don’t use elaborate plans. I simply determine what has to be completed today or else. I prioritize these few items and make time in my schedule to get them completed.

3)     Know the difference between planning and scheduling. You’ll need both. Planning means you outline what needs to be done. Scheduling means you know when things are to happen and when tasks are going to get done.

4)     Stick with your plan. I admit that I only plan well about four of five days out of each week and I only plan well about 40 of 52 weeks a year. However, I get the most important things done each year because I have enough discipline to stick to my plans about 80% of the time.

There you have it. I’d love to learn what your best time management practices are. Please feel free to post your thoughts here.