In the future watches won't be necessary. We'll simply tap into our globally synched, broadband enabled brain clocks and the time will instantly appear behind our widescreen retinas. Or something like that. Until then mankind will have to make do with wristwatches. But why settle for dull digits and dials when you can go dotty with the astonishingly original Binary Watch.
Looks wise, think Tron meets the Bionic Man by way of Battlestar Galactica. Functionality wise, think, er well, think of something 'cos we've never seen anything like it!
Basically the Binary Watch displays the time in binary format. Confused? You won't be, because once you get the hang of it you'll wonder what you ever saw in all that boring big hand/little hand business.
In a nutshell this super chic wristwatch uses two rows of LEDs to indicate hours and minutes. The upper row consists of four LEDs that denote the hours. The value of each LED is printed above it (1, 2, 4, 8). The lower row, consisting of six LEDs, indicates the minutes (1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32). To tell the time you simply press the function button and add up the value of the illuminated LEDs. So if the four and the two (4+2=6) are lit on the top row, and the eight and two (16+4+2=22) are lit on the lower row it's 6:22. Get it? Got it? Good!
After a few glances you'll be telling the time faster than you can say 'My watch dumps on yours,' and the double-takes you'll receive from curious onlookers are guaranteed to surpass those generated by the ostentatious blingwatches worn by the P Diddys and Beckhams of this world. Indeed, the Binary Watch is more than a mere wristwatch: it's a unique timepiece for the style-savvy sophisticate who knows a good time when he sees one! Better still it's water resistant to 30 metres, so you can pose in and around the pool (or bath), secret agent-style and pretend you're receiving orders from your leader on the Planet Tharg. (We really should get out more). What time is it? It's time to buy!
Water resistant. Avoid excessive water.
Avoid long-term exposure to extreme temperature or direct sunlight.
Avoid rough use or dropping the watch.
Clean watch with a soft cloth, dry or slightly moistened with water and a mild neutral detergent. Never use abrasive agents.
LEDs display the time for 5 seconds after pressing the function button - NOT constantly. This conserves battery power.
This watch is irresistable. Once I saw it I am all like "I must get this". Just so happened to be it was my birthday two days ago and I have enough money to get one. Ordered it just now, should arrive tomorow! WooHoo. Desmond, Wells, Somerset - 25th May 2006
For hours, days, weeks, I have been in utter anguish, I was torn between two lovers, I mean 'watches'...I felt like a fat kid choosing between a jam doughnut or the cream horn.... . I couldnt choose, do I take the "kerala Trance Watch" or the "Ibiza Ride Watch"????.... I was being ripped apart.... I spent so much time debating it that my good lady wife left me & took the dog...I didnt care, I was more than confident that id be an instant chick magnet, id be knocking them back with an ivory stick the minute I slipped either one of these examples of "elite timepiece craftsmanship" upon thy wrist!...Wouldnt you?.... . Anyway, Kerala won my heart.... Ive never looked back...Worth twice the price!...Bravo. Earl Of Thorpe, Thorpe - 21st January 2006