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posted by Fnord666 on Monday June 07 2021, @09:32AM   Printer-friendly
from the cuckoo-watch dept.

Do Wristwatches Get Any Better than a Cuckoo Clock?:

There are few better ways of asserting your independent spirit as a hardware hacker than by creating your own special timepiece. Even more so if the timepiece is a watch, particularly in this era of smartwatches. Few home-made timepieces though have come as near to wristwatch Nirvana as the cuckoo clock wristwatch from [Kiyotaka Akasaka], which we would venture to name as having won wristwatches. Nobody will top this one in the field of home-made clocks!

There is a short (35 second) video of it on YouTube.

What's the most unusual timepiece you've ever seen? Worn? Do you have a favorite?

My favorite is a Seiko Titanium Grand Sport that I bought about 15 years ago. It's not that unusual, but it is amazingly light-weight. It's a little small at 38mm but that size is fine for me.


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  • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07 2021, @11:32AM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07 2021, @11:32AM (#1142704)

    If you don't have a smartwatch with at least quad-core and 8 gigabytes of RAM, you are the boomer.

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  • (Score: 1) by sensei_moreh on Monday June 07 2021, @04:01PM (1 child)

    by sensei_moreh (4698) on Monday June 07 2021, @04:01PM (#1142775)

    I am the boomer. $15 at Wally World.

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    • (Score: 2) by Reziac on Tuesday June 08 2021, @02:46AM

      by Reziac (2489) on Tuesday June 08 2021, @02:46AM (#1143008) Homepage

      So much? Last watch I wore regularly, I got for the cost of a stamp and a coupon found in a cereal box. (Yes, really.)

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 08 2021, @12:39AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 08 2021, @12:39AM (#1142977)

    Boomers at least know what clockwise and counter-clockwise mean.