01 LED Binary Watch




This may be the ultimate geek watch. Blue LEDs? Check. Binary watch? Check. Exposed circuit board face? Check! When robots eventually take over (and of course, they inevitably will), this is the watch they’ll be wearing. The most nerd-tastic watch out there? Quite possibly.


Gamma Ray Green – TheOne




One of my favourite watches by TheOne, the Gamma Ray is one of the easier geek watches to read (the lights behave like arms), but it doesn’t lose any of the geek-factor. Features the date too, which is always a bonus.


Tokyo Flash Pleasure Seeker




So this is a Tokyo Flash Watch for the promiscuous sci-fi geek ladies out there. I know what you’re thinking, but I’m sure there’s at least one or two somewhere. It’s called the “Pleasure Seeker” because, like the Pimp watch by TokyoFlash, it can flash all the LEDs at once: press the button on the side, and it’ll flash three times a minute for 12 minutes. This is supposedly to show that the lady is in ‘pleasure seeking’ mode… Ahem.


Yamanote Line Massive Watch




Named after the famous loop train line in Tokyo, the Yamanote line, this watch is nuts. Look how frickin’ massive it is! I have absolutely no idea how to tell the time, but the sheer size and Tokyo connection makes it very, very cool. Can I have one please?


12-5-9 Japanese LED Watch




I own this exact watch, and the best thing isn’t even the bonkers flashing/scrolling LED thing it does when you push the button (to show the time). Or the standard 12-5-9 digits it uses to display the time. It’s the fact that the numbers next to the LEDs are all in Japanese/Kanji! So it looks ultra-ultra-geek. Very cool indeed.


12-5-9 Blue LED Watch




This was the first real geek watch that I bought, from Yodobashi Camera in Akihabara. It’s a classic – smart and subtle, but very cool when people notice and ask how it works. A red LED version is available too, but for some reason is more expensive.


WiFi Wireless Finder Watch




Detect wireless/WiFi connections, and their strength, from 100 meters away! It’s not a bad looking watch either.


01 TheOne Binary Watch




There are myriad ‘binary’ style watches available; this is one of the classier designers. Although many of these kinds of LED watches should be big and flashy, I prefer the binary ones to stick with the idea of binary: simple and clean.


Nooka Zub Zot Yellow




Another awesome date + time watch from relative newcomers Nooka, who started in NYC in  2005. I love the garish yellow; these kind of unique watches should be noticeable and not fade into your wrist. This rocks.


Diesel DZ7092




Who would have thought that high-fashion/hipster brand Diesel could create a watch that appeals to geeks? The mirror display is pretty cool: the scrolling LED time/date only appears behind it ‘on demand’. Very tasty.


Tokyo Flash Watch: “Pimpin”




My favourite of all the Tokyo Flash watches. It’s fairly readable (as far as their stuff goes), looks awesome, and the black strap adds some elegance and class (to a big flashing watch!).