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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 kazzie on Monday June 07, @06:22PM (3 children)

    by kazzie (5309) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 07, @06:22PM (#1142837)

    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.

    I have a Sekonda Titanium watch [amazon.co.uk] that my wife (-to-be back then) bought for me for our first Christmas together. It's fairly plain and no-nonsense, just a clockface, three hands, and a date indicator.

    It is technically a ladies' watch (and I'm a gent), but men's watches tend to look even more oversized than usual on my skinny wrists. Small definitely works better for me. She took a male friend shopping with her at the time, who assured her that "no, it doesn't look like a ladies' watch" , to make sure she didn't muck up!

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  • (Score: 2) by kazzie on Monday June 07, @06:23PM

    by kazzie (5309) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 07, @06:23PM (#1142838)

    p.s. This is definitely not a soyvertisment, as the watch is no longer available for sale!

  • (Score: 2) by Anti-aristarchus on Tuesday June 08, @05:56AM (1 child)

    by Anti-aristarchus (14390) on Tuesday June 08, @05:56AM (#1143048) Journal

    and a date indicator.

    You just reminded my my watch has one of those! It says "12".

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