But how can I do that, you might ask? I don’t have any medical training! Have no fears – the folks over at the Human Time Project have you covered.
As they say on their site, for many people, a watch is just a fashion statement. For a doctor, however, it’s a vital tool. Think back to your last checkup – odds are, the doctor or nurse was looking at their wrist while checking your pulse. Now, what if you doctor didn’t even have access to such a simple (and vital) tool as a watch?
To that end, Gustavo Sainz and Ben Rodriguez took it upon themselves to start this project. No, it’s not a non-profit – but they are planning to do good. For every watch that you buy (at $95, including shipping), they’ll donate another to a medical professional that has need, focusing first on Central, South America, African Congo region and Asia in the summer of 2012.
The watches are currently up for pre-order, with delivery planned in December of 2011. And what of the watch itself? It has some decent specs:
- 46mm case (guessing steel?)
- 50m water resistance
- Quartz movement
- NATO-style strap (in tan, orange, green or black)
- Hours/minutes/seconds/date display
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