watch-roundup

Black on white may be fun every once in a while, but in the age of the Internet it’s as appealing as paying for porn – and this applies to watches too. Black on black is back in force and we’re all winners.

Sure, these watches from Nooka, Welder, TX , and Issey Miyake may not be the easiest to read but they make a statement – my watch looks so damn good I don’t care if I can’t read it sometimes. Your Casio may be easy to read – and a whole lot cheaper – but it’s 2010 and these watches are the change you need.

The Watches (clockwise from top-left):

TX T3C423 Pilot Fly-Back Chrono – $565

Nooka ZIRC Black – $328

Issey Miyake TO Black – $379

Welder 3104 K24 Carbon Fiber Automatic – $1,125

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AirPods, Apple’s popular wireless headphones, get a fresh look thanks to BlackPods, a company that paints real Apple AirPods using a proprietary painting and finishing process. Available in matte black, space gray or high-gloss black finish, each pair is hand-finished and tested. Whether you’re sending in yours or ordering new, combining the flexibility of wireless headphones with the sleek and luxurious BlackPods look will make plain old white AirPods seem boring by comparison. Better yet, BlackPods gives you $30 off your order by joining their e-mail list. It’s time to upgrade.