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Cool watches through history. A series of profiles on important watches in the history of the electronic watch. From one regulated by a tuning fork, to the once-omnipresent Swatch.
posted by o2b (13 comments total)

 
i had a watch in high school that was a universal remote control... being the disruptive student that I was, I would auto-program my watch to the televisions in the classrooms and change the channel and volume during movies and/or Channel 1. . . I also had a phone dialer watch, which would make certain older payphones call for free.... Yes, I was a geek.
posted by Espoo2 at 12:05 PM on August 27, 2003


This is good.
posted by jammer at 12:11 PM on August 27, 2003


Interesting site, thanks o2b. It reminds me that I changed allegiances quite a few years ago now. When I was growing up in the 80s, I wouldn't have anything but digital watches. I guess it must have been the Swatch that changed things for me.
posted by viama at 12:38 PM on August 27, 2003


Would any of you gentlemen be interested in purchasing one of these? (via boingboing Inc.)
posted by 111 at 12:54 PM on August 27, 2003


Along with this goes the Nerd Watch Museum.
posted by o2b at 12:57 PM on August 27, 2003


111: some of those rock my casbah. might be buying one.
posted by o2b at 1:12 PM on August 27, 2003


Good stuff, thanks o2b.
posted by plep at 1:36 PM on August 27, 2003


Would any of you gentlemen be interested in purchasing one of these?

Thanks, but I just recently bought one of
these, which will fulfill my watch requirement for a while to come, I think.
posted by jammer at 2:20 PM on August 27, 2003


(ugh... pay ATTENTION to the preview, dimwit...)
posted by jammer at 2:20 PM on August 27, 2003


Seriously, The Nerd Watch Museum made my August. And my September. I am now a very, very happy human being. Thank you ever so much, o2b.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 2:37 PM on August 27, 2003


That takes me back... my dad had an Accutron. It was forever lost when some asshat (who'd better evade my presence if he values his life) broke into my rental SUV 3 years ago and stole everything inside that wasn't tied down.
posted by clevershark at 2:56 PM on August 27, 2003


Watch or hunt. You decide.
my bizzare drunken conterlink for the night. I'm going to bed.
posted by seanyboy at 4:24 PM on August 27, 2003


My friend Karen gave me the entire Burger King Simpsons Watch set for Christmas. Then my girlfriend gave me a Homer and a Krusty for stocking stuffers.

Since I had two of two, I figured I could wear the extra Homer.

It's a real hit with the little kids. They love to push the push the button over and over to hear:

Mmm... Burger...
posted by y2karl at 2:08 PM on August 28, 2003


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