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Cloaca
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Aug 15, 2017
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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.
Aug 15, 2017
xyzzy
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Aug 16, 2017
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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.
Aug 16, 2017
BlueCrowned
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Aug 16, 2017
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Absolutely, what a neat concept.
Aug 16, 2017
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