Critique: Wristwatch Designs

Photo of four wristwatches discussed in episode.

Tim and Tom discuss the origin, design, and use of wristwatches. Due to their function as fashion accessories as well as timepieces, wristwatch designs are extraordinarily diverse. The guys discuss very different examples from their personal collections, and Tim fondly reminisces about the most usable feature he ever had in a watch: tritium backlighting, which required no power and no button-pressing to use.
NEWS FLASH: apparently tritium watches are still made, although Tim still wonders why they aren’t common. See Fred’s excellent Luminox review at GeekHideout –he’s a tritium fan as passionate as Tim, which we didn’t think possible.

Citizen’s website¬†explains Eco-Drive (if you can get their site to work).

And here’s a tangentially related article about the percentage of left-handed people in various cultures. Interesting how it varies so widely…email us if you have a theory or a comment on designing for this segment of a population.

Finally, house band Peter Grey sings “Fade”.

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