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Steampunk Wristwatch Automata Stylishly Writes Time

Steampunk Wristwatch Automata Stylishly Writes Time

As a wristwatch, this giant may not be the best thing, but it certainly is pretty cool. When you want to know the time, the watch mechanism kicks in and writes time on the watch face. To make sure it doesn’t overwrite on the watch face, the automata starts with dusting off and erasing the watch face. Of course, the whole mechanism is quite bulky and requires steadiness, but as an automata, it is pretty damn cool.

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Mask Analog Watch Hides Numbers, Because Numbers are ‘Disgusting’

Mask Analog Watch Hides Numbers, Because Numbers are ‘Disgusting’

Mask rotary watch has two layers, one masking the hour numbers except the relevant one, and the other doing the same for minutes. All other numbers remain hidden under the layers and give the watch a cool minimalist look. Interestingly enough, designer Filip Slováček mentions that all the “disgusting numbers” stay hidden. Although wearing our common sense hat, which is not good enough to change the heading, it apparently has more to do with the designer not being fluent in English, rather than finding numbers disgusting.

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Samsung Turns Smart on the Smarwatch

Samsung Turns Smart on the Smarwatch

Samsung has entered the Smartwatch arena with the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Rather than be smart all by itself, the watch works with the Galaxy range of phones and tablets, and makes them slightly more convenient for the user. It connects to the Galaxy gadget through a Bluetooth 4.0 + BLE connection and keeps you informed of incoming mails, texts and messages so you don’t have to reach out for the phone or tablet when every little notification shows up.

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Urwerk EMC Watch

Urwerk EMC Watch

We tend to get floored by excellent precision and crafting skills. Those features are best apparent for consumer items, in our opinion, in good old watch making and horology masterpieces. Urwerk EMC (Electro Mechanical Control) has a built-in “Artificial Intelligence”, well as much of an AI as a mechanical system can afford. It uses this AI to keep its measurement of time precise. Common variances like temperature, position and shock can reduce the timing regularity of a wristwatch.

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Miniature Tweeting Bird Sits Inside a Watch

Miniature Tweeting Bird Sits Inside a Watch

Make way Cuckoo Clocks, the the watch can now go miniature enough to include its very own miniature tweeting bird. The miniature masterpiece was created to celebrate the 275th anniversary of clockmaker Pierre Jaquet Droz opening his first workshop. While tweeting birds inside watches isn’t totally unheard of, this mechanical bird can flap its wings and move its beak to accompany the sound. That’s a whole new level of mechanical miniaturization. Christened The Charming Bird, this watch is limited to 28 pieces only.

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Watch Shaped Lighter

Watch Shaped Lighter

Not many people wear a wristwatch or carry lighters these days, but hey, this one let’s you do both at the same time. It is for all purposes a butane lighter because the wrist watch is non-functional, working only as a body for the lighter. Still, pretty decent for a novelty item, eh? Costs $14.99.

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