Will The Relaunched, Affordable Ikepod Watches Work?

 |  October 1st, 2018

Swiss watch brand IKEPOD is back, but it has an all-new direction than it did nearly 25 years ago when it first launched in 1994. That new direction: Affordable watches. For those who most likely won’t remember, but have heard of and maybe even collected, Ikepod was a brand designed originally by Marc Newson in collaboration with Oliver Ike. The pod-like designs were an immediate hit and, despite prices in the thousands and tens of thousands, sold like hot cakes…

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Antiquorum Only Watch 2013 Sneak Peek

 |  July 30th, 2013

It’s official: Antiquorum —which every other year sponsors the Only Watch auction — has a super hot lineup of one-of-a-kind watches to be auctioned off on September 28 at the Only Watch 2013 charity event in Monaco.  This year 33 watch brands have donated to the cause, wherein all proceeds from the auction will benefit the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy to help finance research for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Participating brands in this important auction: Backes & Strauss, Bell &…

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Throwbacks: A Look at some 20th Century Wristwatches

 |  July 21st, 2013

  As more and more brands look to their archives for inspiration, we decided it would be interesting to pull out a few of our older average-retail-priced 1980’s and 1990’s timepieces and take a  look at their size and design. Just for the fun of it. We also added a 1940’s Bulova — just because it was amazing to really examine the stretch bracelet, the tiny dial and the use of rose gold. You can see that in the 1980’s…

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Ikepod Founder, Oliver Ike, Unveils the new A. Manzoni & Fils Canopus Weekplanner

 |  July 17th, 2013

As you may have already noticed, this week’s watch coverage thus far is about new watches. The one we are about to cover is a new venture — so new that it can be found on Kickstarter — a group funding project open to anyone wishing to invest in getting this Swiss-made timepiece line off the ground. Led by watch industry well-known, Oliver Ike, and Finland’s designer Ilkka Suppanen, A. Manzoni & Fils is destined for great things. For long-time…

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