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A Review of the Android G7 Hydraumatic

February 25, 2013 Leave a comment

Android G7 SkeletonThe Android G7 Hydraumatic watch from Android Watches is a new watch that is certain to catch your eye.

Wing Liang, founder of the Android Watch Company, is a designer who is known on the scene¬† for having extremely innovative and otherworldly designs, and the G7 is certainly no exception to this. The Android G7 is a classic looking silver tone watch at first glance, but upon further inspection you really notice the little accents that Liang has put into the watch to make it it’s own work of art. It has been said that the devil is in the details, and this certainly rings true for the Android G7.

To start out, let’s take a look at the case of the watch. It comes in only one color (for the case that is), which is a high polish chrome/silver color. The color variations come into play when we talk about the face of the watch, but we will get into that later when I talk about the skeleton feature. The case is 46 mm wide and 15 mm thick, so it is certainly a big watch, as most Androids are, but it isn’t one of their biggest. It features an automatic Seagull TY2809 hardened mineral crystal with 21 Jewels for it’s movement, which is sure to give you many years of reliable time telling. It also features a push/pull crown, and water resistance up to 330 feet. The cuff is stainless steel like the case, and comes with wire-like little embellishments that run around it to give it a little aesthetic flair. It definitely makes it look more like a watch from Android.

Now, onto my favorite part of the watch: the skeletonized internals. This is one of the newer features that the Android watch company has been using in their watches lately, and I think that it is pretty awesome. It certainly adds to the visual flair of the watch, and gives it that little pop. Basically, what Android has done is they have made the working innards of the watch partly visible rather than hide them in the case. So when you are glancing at your watch to see what time it is, the little gears and cogs that make it tick are exposed under a translucent window in the face of the watch. The internals can come in a wide variety of colors, such as blue, red, gold, and silver, and this is what really gives the watch it’s varied look.

Overall, I really like the looks of the Android G7 Hydraumatic; it is a nice mix of dressy and casual, with just that extra little flair thrown in to give it the cool factor. It also has the awesome skeleton feature, which is one of the coolest features that Android has come out with in recent years. On top of that, if is water resistant and boasts the quality name of the Android Watch Company. Seriously what else do you need in a watch?

A review of the Redline Open Heart from Android Watches

December 6, 2012 Leave a comment

The Android Red Line Open Heart edition men’s watch from Android Watches is at first glance, a nice, but nothing spectacular sort of watch. But that is at first glance. Upon closer inspection you will find that it is a very nice watch, and that it has some cool features and a simple but eye catching design,¬† considering it’s low price point, especially for an Android. You can find this watch for as cheap as $130.00 if you look hard enough on the web. GreatTiming’s store happens to carry it for this amount.

Android Watches Redline Open Heart

Now, let’s talk about some of the features of this watch. It is, as you can probably gather from the “Open Heart” part of it’s name, one of android’s skeletonized watches. For those not familiar with the android watch company and their watches that feature this, it is a neat little concept that certainly makes your watch a little more interesting to look at and gives it that “wow” factor. Basically, some of the moving parts that make your watch tick so to speak, are exposed and visible in the face of the watch. Rather than hide them within the case of the watch, android has made them a focal point of the watch itself, and as you stare into the face of your watch you will see the little cogs and gears that make your watch move in action. Some people might not like this feature, and think it detracts from the uniformity of this watch. But for those in that camp; which you will know if you have read any of my prior reviews that I am most certainly not as I love the skeleton feature, go buy a Rolex or similar if you want uniformity and one boring color for your watch. The skeleton feature is there to add a little stylistic pop, which is one of the reasons that I love android watches so much. They are certainly never run of the mill.

The watch also features a Miyota 82S0 automatic, 21 jeweled movement, a large 45mm case, a double stitched genuine leather band, limited coloration options as it only comes in one scheme which is a black bezel with silver band end pieces, and like most other androids it is water resistant up to 100 meters or 330 feet.

All in all, this watch isn’t anything to write home about, but it is a nice, casual watch to wear around on your daily grind. Probably not the best if you are trying to impress big wig company execs at a board meeting or something, but then again I would hope my presentation would be a better gauge of that than my watch. I would wear it on a nice date; it isn’t overly flashy or garish and won’t make you seem like you are trying too hard, and it definitely looks better than that old mickey mouse watch you have lying around somewhere. Not even close to a favorite watch from android, but if you have less than a hundred and fifty clams in your pocket this is about as good as it gets. You can always buy a nicer watch later, right?

Overall I would have to give it about a solid 3 of 5. It looks good for it’s price, it’s price is certainly reasonable for it’s craftsmanship and features, it’s just not an amazing watch like some of Android’s other watches which aren’t too much more expensive. It’s just lacking that certain…something. It is not an ugly watch by any means, and i’m sure there are some out there who would love a nice little subdued watch such as this and think it is the perfect blend of average and above average styling. Different but not strange. But it just doesn’t speak my language like some of the other Androids that I have, like my Mystique Skeleton.

But hey, we can’t all be winners right?

Android Watches on Squidoooooo

January 9, 2012 Leave a comment

Check out this Squidoo Lens about Android Watches. We love Squidoo and so should you! Also browse GreatTiming.net’s great selection of Android Watches!