Fossil’s New Monochromatic Intern-Created Wristwatch, The Design Major

Industrial design student Benjamin Hoffman crafts a dynamic, post-minimal timepiece

From the gunmetal finishing to the partial, diagonal pattern on the dial, Fossil‘s new 42mm, Quartz Design Major wristwatch represents a welcome development from the overly basic, minimally designed timepieces that have dominated the market for some time. And, rightfully so—it’s refreshing. Perhaps even more impressive, however, is the fact that it was designed by one of Fossil’s summer interns, student of Industrial Design at …

Eight New Watches Under $300

From sporty to minimal, retro to post-modern—our favorite affordable timepieces

Between the Swiss watch industry’s fashion-world-like calendar of annual releases and the awareness boost entrepreneurs receive from crowdfunding platforms, there have never been more options for the wrist. Contrary to popular belief, a beautiful or interesting watch doesn’t need to come with a hefty price tag. Many of the best known brands—Hamilton, Seiko, Citizen for example—all provide options under $300. The following eight selections, however, …