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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: 2) by Rich on Monday June 07, @02:55PM

    by Rich (945) on Monday June 07, @02:55PM (#1142751) Journal

    Straight from the creator: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcuViW8jyuY [youtube.com]

    I love the comparison chart at 0:22. A clear win for Akasaka against Apple! Let's see what Apple come up with in their Keynote later. It's said they present homeOS today, but unless they have a secret cuckooOS up their sleeves as well, they will remain hopelessly trailing in that market segment.

    On the extended topic of watches, I was let down by a Junghans Mega Solar Ceramic in its first edition. In theory it would have been eternally powered, eternally on time, and near indestructible. In reality not only the battery lifetime, but the whole chemistry behind the battery (Vanadium, no longer available) could have been outlasted by the button cell in a Casio F-91W. Maybe I should convert it to a cuckoo clock, too? (It would at least be true to geographic heritage, Junghans are from the black forest).

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