At first glance, it would be easy to think that – but where’s the display?It turns out, the keypad IS the display. If you take a closer look, you’ll notice that there are small LEDs in the upper-left corner of each of the buttons. To tell the time, you press any of the numeric (so, 0-9) buttons, and those LEDs will light up in sequence.
So, for instance, say it was 9:30, you’ll get this series of blinks: 0,. then 9, then 3, then 0. The date is displayed in much the same way, and is triggered by a press on the pound key.
Needless to say, this is a quartz-powered watch, working away in a case that 40x46mm, and 10.5mm thick. Past that, there aren’t much in the way of specs to share. The resin band seems just as chunky as the watch, and blends in well.
I can’t but help to wish that this offered a bit more functionality though, you know? Maybe with a bluetooth chip, you could have it dial your phone, or with an IR blaster, have it change channels. Of course, either of those would likely raise the price a good bit, and kill battery life.
Those wishes aside, you can’t deny that this is a rather retro-tastic watch that many a geek would be content to strap on. While I couldn’t find the actual manufacturer website, I was able to locate the watch on Watchismo, which is selling the five varieties of the watch for $89.
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