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Geek timepiece: 4-bit Binary Watch

It seems to me that fewer and fewer people wear watches these days in favor of using a mobile phone for keeping time. Yet watch companies appear to be alive and well. I think they have to be more innovative and creative with design and functionality to keep in the game.

Recently a noteworthy watch by Cadence watch company came to my attention. It's the perfect watch for geeks with its 4-bit binary face instead of Arabic or Latin numerals.

It is a classy time piece that would serve you well in formal attire or on casual occasions with its stainless steel case, leather strap and steel buckle designed by John Flear who is noted for incorporating high-tech motifs into retro objects.

The quartz movement is made in Japan by Miyota and comes with a five year guarantee. The case size is 40mm in diameter and 9mm in thickness. It is water resistant to 3ATM and features a sapphire coated quartz glass.

It would make a great gift for your favorite geek. Beware of geeks bearing gifts.

This simple, basic watch has a red sweep second hand but no bells or whistles. It doesn't even have a calendar. It simply tells time and that's it. But it is certainly a conversation starter and a handsome piece upon your wrist.

One can be yours for $90 at http://cadencewatch.com/4-bit-binary plus $6 shipping. While you are visiting the site, check out some of the other models.

 

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