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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) by HammeredGlass on Monday June 07 2021, @02:10PM (2 children)

    by HammeredGlass (12241) on Monday June 07 2021, @02:10PM (#1142736)

    That isn't a smartwatch and also isn't festooned with ugly labels describing all of its functions.

  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by pkrasimirov on Monday June 07 2021, @02:35PM (1 child)

    by pkrasimirov (3358) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 07 2021, @02:35PM (#1142745)

    I always wondered why anyone would want something that looks like an old water meter on their wrist.

    • (Score: 1) by HammeredGlass on Monday June 07 2021, @03:01PM

      by HammeredGlass (12241) on Monday June 07 2021, @03:01PM (#1142755)

      Or a new water meter or that matter. They're no better.