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posted by Fnord666 on Monday June 07, @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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07, @02:50PM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07, @02:50PM (#1142748)

    Defunitely not a supercomputer 40 years ago, but the battery lasts for 10 years. Only problem is the bands keep breaking or popping off the face.

    iWatch bands are awesome, wish I could use them with the Timex.

  • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07, @03:59PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07, @03:59PM (#1142771)

    iWatch bands probably cost more than your Timex.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07, @06:08PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07, @06:08PM (#1142829)

      Yes, but I need a band to wear it at all.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 08, @04:32PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 08, @04:32PM (#1143188)

        You're lucky. No one is going to hold you up for your Timex.