One for all the watch collectors here

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Posted 26th Feb
For the bargain price of only $160, you too can have a watch made from the innards of a £10 Casio. Features include:

Impossible to change the time, decide now whether you'd prefer it to be an hour fast in the winter or an hour slow in the summer
No backlight
Impossible to change the battery
A fugly case, complete with a nice ginger sticker

So who wants one?

kickstarter.com/pro…tch
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Can’t change the date due to leap years, aah we’ll put an orange sticker over it!
Edited by: "WatchThisSpac3" 26th Feb
Imagine a pre-set alarm every day for 10 years
For the price it would be worth it for novelty factor. But then how hard would it be to make. Probably could make one easy enough...
Bargainhead26/02/2020 15:56

For the price it would be worth it for novelty factor. But then how hard …For the price it would be worth it for novelty factor. But then how hard would it be to make. Probably could make one easy enough...


Indeed. Buy the watch as a novelty for a "friend" with a 3AM alarm preset.
Ridiculous who backs these projects, I've seen some rubbish ones that get crazy funding and good ideas that get very little.
Lol gave it a good read this time, they are openly saying it so we can't say stupid idea.

"What's that orange dot?

Solid State Watch has a circular fluorescent orange dot placed over the date on the movement. The F-91W movement doesn’t account for leap years, so the date will be incorrect after a Leap Year. The fluorescent orange dot simultaneously masks and draws attention to this imperfection.

What about daylight saving time?

We’re hoping DST goes away soon. Until then, many countries still use it. Since you can’t adjust the time on a Solid State Watch, you can remember to adjust for DST in your head for part of the year or.... get 2 watches

Isn't this project wasteful?

Yes. If you consider this as a purely functional watch, it's a waste of materials, time and energy. This watch takes a fully function watch and removes almost all its functions, doesn't let you change its battery, and will become less accurate over time.

BUT, we see this project not from a functional perspective. We see this more like capturing a beautiful specimen in amber. One you get to observe as it continues to live on for 10+ years. How long will it actually live for? How much will it drift? The F-91W is that beautiful to us. As is the experience of observing in real time how a piece of electronics gradually fails and becomes obsolete"

I read somewhere there's always people willing to pay stupid money. So don't be afraid of business.
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