Automatically Slow Watch

Automatically Slow Watch

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The concept of Swiss-made Slow Watches is simple: Live in the moment. Absent of a seconds or minutes hand, the Automatically Slow Watch features a 24-hour sweeping hand that only completes one revolution a day—the idea being that it lets you tell time at a glance, without getting caught up on the difference between, say, 2:31 and 2:32 Read More

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TriN
95
Aug 16, 2017
I don't know. Instead of wasting time sourcing something like this, you should look for more worthy, real watches. Where are those Seiko JDM models? The watches section has been very disappointing lately.
SB1D
23
Aug 15, 2017
Dumb gimmick. And an expensive Dumb Gimmick at that. STILL waiting to see a drop worth buying. It might never happen.
Virgule
343
Aug 15, 2017
At this price point, it needs an in-house movement (completely made in-house) with a 5 to 7-day power reserve and a nice finishing (not only the rotor). It needs a power indicator on the back. It needs a bracelet and a few nice leather straps included. Oh and much better finishing on the case.
In other words, PASS.
CMSgt_Bo
16
Aug 15, 2017
I'd be all over this if it were COSC certified. ;-)
Devric
15
Aug 15, 2017
Cloaca
1906
Aug 16, 2017
Wow, I love those MeisterSinger watches. A lot of nice designs.
boozed
297
Aug 18, 2017
And single hand works reasonably well with 12 hours.
Being a 24 hour dial, this one is just twice as difficult to read...
Cloaca
1906
Aug 15, 2017
It wasn't clear to me, so for the benefit of others, this watch's brand is "Slow." That's the maker's name, Slow. Well, actually it's "slow," because they're so slothlike that pressing the caps key is too much for them. (Technically, slow is a DBA, and the company is Blackboard Germany GmbH.) Since this is their first mechanical version, the model is "Automatically Slow." The company URL is slow-watches.com
Setting this watch must be nerve wracking, trying to get the hand just right, and I'm sure that there's a bit of wiggle.
This watch is 41 mm, bigger than the previously Massdrop-offered Slow Jo, their quartz men's watch, at 38 mm, and the lugs are more standard looking now. If you want this bigger version, it costs you three times the cost of the quartz one. The movement of the automatic is an ETA 2893 AIG4, according to the company's website, which has a blog post about this watch but hasn't even added it to their lineup page or store, since it was just introduced recently.
I'm wondering how I would explain this watch to inquirers. "I've been on a budget lately, and I decided to not go for the option of the second hand to save money, but in the store I went crazy and declined the minute hand also for bigger savings."
I'd love to see one that only shows months, twelve of them, like a regular watch face, but with the first letter of every month instead of numbers. The hand would make one 360 degree sweep every year. And it would be perpetual, to account for February 29. The numbers would either have to be slightly different arcs apart, to account for different numbers of days per month, or the watch movement would have to have variable speed.
Or how about a death watch, with 100 years, with markers at the average life span for men and women in major countries. You set it at your current age. It would be more a a static bracelet in practice, but you'd know that it contained a little machine moving very slowly.
xyzzy
10
Aug 16, 2017
There's something I really love about that idea of a death watch, even if it's basically just a bracelet at that point. I wouldn't pay 800 USD for it but it's at least an interesting idea, haha.
BlueCrowned
5304
Aug 16, 2017
Absolutely, what a neat concept.
Aleskb
449
Aug 14, 2017
Interesting concept, but with a price point much too high to make such specificity attractive, and I find the case design to be "meh". I mean, 200 USD more expensive than the Glycine DC-4 purist I've bought just here, with the exact same movement. Really?
abela
523
Aug 16, 2017
I was checking out those Slow Watches and I gotta say, the Slow O 12 ( https://www.slow-watches.com/the-store/slow-o-12-swiss-one-hand-watch/ ) kinda caught my eye. Still more than what I want to spend on a watch though.
Cloaca
1906
Aug 16, 2017
I was wondering if you could make your own by popping off the minute and second hands off a watch with a very simple face design. But thinking about it in more detail, the hour hand would be too short, and the hole in the minute hand too small to fit on the hour hand "axle," or whatever you call it. And there would be a cosmetic problem with the unused minute and second axles, unless you put a cap on the innermost axle to hide the unused stuff.
Icefalkon
198
Aug 14, 2017
LOL how retarded is this...wow.
xalsx
269
Aug 14, 2017
Definitely an interesting concept, but if I wanted to kinda/sorta know the time, I'll just look up at the sun.
payodpanda
957
Aug 16, 2017
You must live in Philadelphia.
Audog
27
Aug 14, 2017
I must be missing something here, the whole idea of a watch, for me, is to accurately tell the time. I have a sundial in my yard for "slow" days. Interesting concept however.
ColtNz
4
Aug 15, 2017
That is a completely different issue with this watch though lol
Realizer
92
Aug 16, 2017
Not really if you learn to read it quickly, it's only going to be off by a minute or 3. I don't see it as much of a difference unless you're looking for a field watch. Which in that case personally I wouldn't go automatic, to beat on in the field unless it's super cheap.
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