With the current obsession with smartwatches, it’s good to note that very few of them have been made for the Fandom crowd or the Tech geek.
After all, a longer battery life and the ability to withstand wear, tear as in the case of the Garmin Forerunner 15 (Deer, 2015, July 23) with a dash of water resistance as with the Garmin Vivofit 2 (Deer, 2015, July 22) are compelling reason to buy a fitness tracker.
But if you’ve purchased the US$19.99 16-Bit Game Controller Doormat and Critical Hit D20 Doormat (Deer, 2015, January 19), you’d be thinking to up your geek cred with something you can actually wear!
That’s where the US$59.99 Tesla Watch, (ThinkGeek, 2015, August 27) a Chronometer that says a lot about the wearer admiration for Nikola Tesla, the Father of Telecom and our current modern era powered by Alternating Current Generators.
Built with a steampunk aesthetic that’s sure to please, the weather beaten brass look of the 304 stainless steel case reminds me of those old brass locks or even the SuperMags (Deer, 2015, July 14) from Trintec Industries that adorn my refrigerator.
So aside from looking so retro that it’ll make even Hipsters swoon, what else is there other than aesthetics to compel to you to spend US$59.99 on a chronometer?
US$59.99 Tesla Watch boosts your Geek cred with a Steampunk Chronometer
The super-accurate Japanese Movement Tesla Watch has two (2) faux vacuum tubes, really LED who’s function you can turn on an off via the dial that’s reminiscent of a pressure gauge dial.
Despite being a battery powered beauty, it still comes with an ornamental winding key to add to that steampunk aesthetic.
The Watch face itself, made of glass, is two separate faces, with the larger 1” diameter face having dials to track the hours and minutes and a smaller dial in the upper left of the watch face to track the seconds.
The total diameter of the watch is 1.6” and the total height of the entire Tesla Watch including the vacuum tubes is 2.7”.
With so many mechanical parts, the Tesla Watch consumers a lot of power and requires three (3) batteries to maintain its accuracy:
- SR626SW button cell batteries for minutes/hour watch face
- SR521SW button cell batteries for seconds watch face
- CR2032 button cell batteries for LEDs
A 1.2” wide leather strap that fits a wrist 6.75” to 8” completes the look of the weathered-brass look of this adorable one-of-a-kind US$59.99 Tesla Watch. My only complaint is that for all its trappings, it could at least have been made waterproof.
Also making some part of this chronometer Solar Powered with a rechargeable battery would not have hurt its accuracy, albeit the year long lifespan would have been significantly curtailed.
The US$59.99 Tesla Watch, which comes in an elegant carrying case made of tin, will make an excellent wristwatch tribute to the greatness of Nikola Tesla for that geek (Kooser, 2015) in your life…especially when playing Dungeons and Dragons at your apartment!
Here’s the link:
- Deer, L. (2015, January 19). US$19.99 16-Bit Game Controller Doormat and Critical Hit D20 Doormat makes Jamaican Gamers feel welcome. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2015/01/19/us19-99-16-bit-game-controller-doormat-and-critical-hit-d20-doormat-makes-jamaican-gamers-feel-welcome/
- Deer, L. (2015, July 14). US$14 SuperMags from Trintec Industries via Paramagnetic Conversion. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2015/07/14/supermags-trintec-industries-paramegnetic-diamagnetic/
- Deer, L. (2015, July 22). Garmin Vivofit 2 is the year-long fitness tracker for Swim Fanatics. Retrieved from http://www.geezam.com/garmin-vivofit-2-is-the-year-long-fitness-tracker-for-swim-fanatics/
- Deer, L. (2015, July 23). Garmin Forerunner 15 is the Caribbean Fitness Procrastinator’s Motivation. Retrieved from http://www.geezam.com/garmin-forerunner-15-is-the-caribbean-fitness-procrastinators-motivation/
- Kooser, A. (2015, August 29). Flamboyant Tesla Watch steampunkifies your wrist. Retrieved from http://www.cnet.com/news/outrageously-large-tesla-watch-steampunks-your-wrist/
- ThinkGeek. (2015, August 27). A splendid chronometer from a more elegant time. Tesla Watch. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/thinkgeek/status/636990318030622720